Designed for students who are interested in working with organizations involved in development projects internationally, this program provides students an opportunity to engage with current global issues.
Tuition and Fees
2020-21: $4,335.38 (Governance Option), $4,975.13 (Management Option)
- Fees listed are for first year (two semesters) for a typical, full-time student taking five courses per semester (ten Arts courses in the Governance Option, five Arts and five Business courses in the Management Option). Depending on the courses selected fees may vary.
- Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
- All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
- International students will pay International tuition fees
The International Development Diploma is designed for learners who are interested in working with organizations involved in development projects across the globe. The program provides learners an opportunity to engage with current global issues such as poverty; environmental degradation; racial and gender discrimination; corruption and lack of economic and financial transparency; and political deficiency. Upon successful completion of this program, learners have acquired a multidisciplinary understanding of the current issues in international development and will apply appropriate techniques to analyze the issues and problems of development in the global context.
The diploma has two options:
I. International Development Governance. In this option, students will have a choice of further specializations in:
a. Women and Development;
b. Environment and Development;
c. Sustainable Development
II. International Development Management, a joint Diploma Program between Arts and Business.
All Arts courses in this Diploma program have university studies credits, providing students with the option of further study in either international development or other related disciplines. Business courses are transferred on a course-by-course basis.
Students are advised to verify with the appropriate Department Chair or Dean that the specific course offerings will be offered within a two-year cycle if students intend to complete the Diploma in two years.
Students should refer to the most recent BC transfer guide at http://www.bctransferguide.ca/.
A regular applicant will have secondary school graduation (or equivalent) or will complete the requirements for senior secondary graduation (or its equivalent) not less than one month prior to commencement of classes for the semester to which admission is sought - either fall or winter. The following minimum entrance requirements will apply to regular applicants:
- B.C. secondary graduation, or equivalent.
- English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
Students with a passing grade of less than 60% in English 12, English 12 First Peoples, TPC 12, or an equivalent Provincial level Adult Basic Education English course will be admissible to the first year of the Associate of Arts Degree, subject to the following conditions:
- Registration is restricted to courses for which the student satisfies the prerequisites. Registration in first-year English courses is, therefore, prohibited.
- Successful completion of the English entrance requirements within the first year of studies. This may be done in one of the following ways:
- Successful completion of English 12, English 12 First Peoples TPC 12 or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of 60%. This may be done concurrently through the College's Adult Basic Education Program or by completing an equivalent course through a distance education program.
- Writing the LPI and obtaining a score of at least 24/40 (level 4).
The LPI Test is no longer being offered after July 31, 2020. Okanagan College will continue to accept LPI Test results for two years from the date an applicant tested. Approved alternatives are available. Please consult academic entrance requirements.
A mature applicant will be at least 19 years of age and will not have attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a minimum period of one year. Secondary graduation is waived for mature applicants. The English entrance requirements, as stated above, must be satisfied prior to admission. Admission may be granted on the condition that the entrance requirements will be completed prior to the commencement of classes for the semester to which admission is sought - either fall or winter.
Graduation of the International Development Diploma will require the completion of 60 prescribed compulsory and elective credits as outlined below.
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