Jump Start

Jump Start 2020

Now more than ever, we know students have questions about the transition to College and what to expect this fall. Jump Start is a great way to learn all about OC and the services and supports available to you, and guide you through the process of registering for courses. We’re here to take the stress out of starting school. We want to help you get the answers you need to set you up for success in the coming semester!

COVID-19 has changed a lot about how we do things in the world including here at Okanagan College. In the absence of hosting an in-person event, we have designed a series of online experiences to help you get you started this fall.

Step 1

Watch the general presentation designed by academic advisors across our regions to learn about:

  • the role of Education Advisors
  • services at Okanagan College
  • career pathways
  • transfer credit
  • graduation requirements
  • course selection basics
  • frequently asked questions
  • the general student experience at Okanagan College

Step 2

Click on your campus below to connect with your local advisors through email or register for interactive webinar sessions according to campus or program.

Go to your campus specific Jump Start

This information session is specifically designed for students and parents interested in learning what programs and courses are available at the Salmon Arm Campus and Revelstoke Centre. We know there may be changes of plans whether it be travel that is no longer happening or an apprehension to move away given the current climate, we are here for you to answer all of your questions!

Jul 7, 2020 1 p.m. - Click here to register in advance for the webinar

This webinar is designed to assist students that are attending the Salmon Arm Campus register for their courses. They will also be introduced to staff in various departments to begin connecting with services they may need to access in the fall.

This is an extremely important event to get a head start on the semester in terms of building your schedule and ensuring you get into the classes you need and want to fulfill your educational goals. Students must watch the original "Jump Start" video (coming soon) on the homepage okanagan.bc.ca/jumpstart PRIOR to attending this session. That video will provide a foundation for what we can assist you with individually.

Jul 9, 2020 10 a.m. - Click here to register in advance for the webinar

Were you unable to make it to the sessions? No problem, you can find a recording of the Salmon Arm Jump Start session here.

If you have any questions, contact Kristine Wickner (kwickner@okanagan.bc.ca

 

All new Arts, Science and Business students,

If you would like to set up a personal advising appointment, over the phone, with the Vernon campus education advisor, Kim Strilchuk, please email her at kstrilchuk@okanagan.bc.ca and be sure to include your:

  • Phone number
  • Education plan or career ideas (if you have any at this time)
  • Other details you would like to discuss regarding your education plan

Kim will contact you to set up a personal appointment.

 

   

Arts and Science

Please ensure you watch the Jumpstart video before attending this session. The sessions below will be an overview of the course selection process, how to build a schedule, use the BC Transfer Guide and other useful information for students. Please register for one of the sessions below:

  • June 25 5:30 p.m. PDT – Associate of Arts and Arts Diplomas
  • June 25 7:00 p.m. PDT – Associate of Science
  • July 6 1:00 p.m. PDT – Associate of Science
  • July 6 2:00 p.m. PDT – Associate of Arts and Arts Diplomas

All Kelowna Arts and Science Jump Start sessions have concluded.

Business

 

 Get a jump start on fall

 

These webinars are designed for students enrolled in the programs specified below at the Penticton campus to teach them how register for their courses. They will also be introduced to staff in various departments to begin connecting with services they may need to access in the fall. This is an extremely important event to get a head start on the semester in terms of building your schedule and ensuring you get into the classes you need and want to fulfill your educational goals. 

Students must watch the original "Jump Start" video in Step 1 PRIOR to attending this session. That video will provide a foundation for what we can assist you with in this session. Think of this as Part 2 in the process with the original video being Part 1. 

You can click on the session below to register in advance for the webinar.

June 23 – Arts, Science, Business 3 to 4 p.m.

June 24 – Human Kinetics 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

June 25 – Arts, Science, Business 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Alison Roberts-Zschockel ARobertsZschocke@okanagan.bc.ca or 250-492-4305 ext. 3205 for more information. 

How to register for all classes

How to use the BC transfer guide

How to register for, or change your electives

How to access student loans & financial aid