College announces plans for Winter semester

By Public Affairs | August 18, 2020
           

Students studying at OC

Students can expect classes in the new year to look a lot like they will this fall at Okanagan College.

As OC prepares to welcome back thousands of students to a blend of online and hybrid courses in September, the College announced today that Winter 2021 courses will follow the same format.

“We have determined that Winter Semester 2021 will look much like Fall Semester 2020, with most of our courses provided in an online format,” explains Andrew Hay, Interim Provost and Vice President Academic.

“For courses that require experiential hands-on learning in labs and shops, we will offer those elements in a face-to-face format, regulated by carefully developed safety protocols that follow provincial standards. Other labs and theory components will be offered online.”

Whether the courses will be delivered online or require on campus attendance will be clearly identified in the College’s online calendar and registration processes.

Students and prospects can explore programs here and find individual course offerings using the College’s ClassFinder tool here.

In making determinations for winter semester, the College has carefully weighed current COVID-19 conditions, as well as predictions for the coming months, in order to help students plan their studies as far ahead as possible.

“While there is uncertainty regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our society’s approach to gatherings, it is important that students know now what Okanagan College’s winter semester will look like to finalize planning for the courses they will take,” notes Hay. “This is especially true for students who choose OC and happen to live outside our region, whether they reside in other parts of the province, the country or outside of Canada.”

OC’s Winter 2021 schedule is viewable now. Registration for those courses will begin on Sept. 1. The College will be contacting students to provide them with information indicating when they can register.



Tags: COVID-19, Student, Services for Students

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