How to register

Once you have been accepted into your program you may need to register into your courses online through your myOkanagan account.

1. Do I need to register myself?

If your program is not listed below we will register you into your courses and we will send you your schedule and invoice via email. You can also view your registration on your myOkanagan account (Student page> My Week-at-a-Glance Schedule). 

2. Build your schedule in ClassFinder

Prior to registration commencing, you should build your schedule in ClassFinder. Find out what you need to know about ClassFinder below before getting started.

3. Find your registration time (time ticket)

Your registration time is when you can begin registering (find out more here). Indicated below are registration dates that give you an indication after which date your registration time will be. Find out more about below.

4. Register in myOkanagan

Your time has come to register, here is how.

5. Waitlisted in a course?

More information on how the waitlisting process works at Okanagan College can be found here.

 

Which way do you register?

Web registration

  • Arts & Science University Studies (includes Arts and Science Diplomas)
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Systems (Years 2-4)
  • Culinary Management Diploma (Business and wine courses)
  • Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (Year 2)
  • Infrastructure and Computing Technology (Year 2)
  • Adult Upgrading (ABE) advanced level (Grade 11 and 12)

In-person registration

  • Adult Basic Education: fundamental, intermediate  and some advanced levels
  • English as a Second Language

Web registration for electives

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Year 1 and 2)
  • Commercial Aviation
  • Business courses for Culinary Management
  • Human Service Work
  • Therapist Assistant

How to build your schedule (ClassFinder)

Access ClassFinder through your myOkanagan account. Only if you are logged into your account and use ClassFinder are you able to see if course sections are available to you, are full, or maybe are waitlisted.

About ClassFinder:

  • The terms to the right directly correspond to terms used in ClassFinder.
  • When searching for classes, select “All Campuses” or select your campus and also include “Online” in your search as many courses have an “Online” option this fall and winter to accommodate students that may not be able to make it to campus.
  • If you have any questions about how a class is delivered, you can email the instructor/professor directly to inquire or email the portfolio office (School of Business; Science, Technology and Health; or Arts and Foundational). Search for contact information in the People Directory.

The schedule is subject to change and you should regularly check for changes in ClassFinder and/or view your schedule in your myOkanagan account.

ClassFinder is provided to the public for information and to students to assist in pre-planning for registration. The entries made in ClassFinder are not connected to the actual course registration process. This information is subject to change.

Course Section Notes:

Some sections include notes that tell you more about this section such as if sessions will be recorded or if a section is a combination of online and in-person learning. Not all departments added this information to their courses but if you see a note, read it carefully as it often contains important information.

Restrictions have red text below the section notes. You may only register for the class if you are in the program, for example, that is listed in the red text. Some restrictions may be removed closer to start of term.

Campus:

Kelowna, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm or Vernon
This course or section is delivered at one of the College’s campuses or a specified off-site location. It is a traditional face-to-face college course or for example a lab that is part of a course. We will respect WorkSafeBC, the Public Health Officer and provincial guidelines to ensure a safe situation for all concerned.

Online
Learning is both student and professor/instructor directed, with professors/instructors usually providing instruction during the regularly scheduled class time (synchronous). Some online courses are offered without regularly scheduled class times (asynchronous) but the professor/instructor is usually available and has online office hours. The more you engage, the greater the connections you will have with the learning, your classmates, and your professor/instructor.

Distance
Mainly self-directed (asynchronous) delivery. The expectation is that students engage in learning under their own direction and there are very few, if any, assignments completed with peers; the majority of learning and assignment work is self-directed and completed on an individual basis. Scheduled time online is not required. Tutors are available to offer clarification and answer questions for support. Tutors do not provide direct instruction on the content.

Building and rooms:

Building and room are specified
The course or section will require you to attend in person. When offered in a face-to-face format, we will respect WorkSafeBC, Public Health Officer and provincial guidelines to ensure a safe situation for all concerned.

ONLINE
The course is delivered online with no requirement to come to a campus. However, if the course includes a lab or seminar, it may be delivered on campus and only the corresponding lecture will be online.

Times:

If a time is specified, you should be prepared to be available at that time. If the course is online, you will attend virtually. If a campus is indicated, you are expected to attend on campus at that time.

Delivery method:

Some section notes will refer to the course being run synchronously, asynchronously, hybrid or blended.

Face-to-face classes are delivered in-person.

Online synchronous classes are like traditional on-campus classes where students must be in the class (virtually) at specific time. Synchronous classes are delivered and taken in real-time or “live” (virtually) and the time will be indicated in ClassFinder.

Online asynchronous classes don’t require that students log into the class and meet at specific times. Students can access class materials anytime and the class is specifically developed to allow a high level of interaction with the course materials along with regular professor/instructor interaction.

Blended courses are simultaneous face-to-face and online synchronous class delivery.

Hybrid  classes alternate classes between face-to-face and synchronous delivery, or face-to-face and asynchronous delivery: the entire  class meets for face-to-face sessions and the entire class is online for synchronous delivery with at least one session of  each mode each week.

Your registration time

Your exact day and time (registration time/time ticket/registration appointment) when you can start registering will be sent to you in an email before your semester begins.

Your time will also be posted in your myOkanagan account under "Registration Status."

You may register for courses anytime after your registration time.

Registration dates

Your registration dates will fall between these dates. See below this section for more about your exact registration time.

The following dates are subject to change. Please check regularly for the most up to date registration dates.
Last Updated: October 8, 2021.

Academic web registered programs

The following dates apply to all programs that offer web registration. 

** Restrictions may apply for some programs  

Winter 2022:
Continuing Students: July 7, 2021
New Students: July 26, 2021
Summer 2022:
Continuing Students: February 22, 2022
New Students: March 1, 2022

Adult Upgrading (ABE) Registration

Only Grade 11 and 12 ABE courses are open for web registration on or after July 7. Students will be emailed a registration appointment time and can register anytime after that date and time.

Courses at level 80 and below must register in person at any campus or by email to registration@okanagan.bc.ca based on submitted transcripts and/or skills assessment results. Registration will open on or after the dates listed below.

Winter 2022:  
Vernon Continuing Students December 6, 2021
Vernon New Students

December 15 and 16, 2021

Kelowna/Penticton/Salmon Arm Continuing Students November 8, 2021
Kelowna/Penticton/Salmon Arm New Students November 22, 2021
Summer 2022:  
Vernon Continuing Students March 28, 2022
Vernon New Students April 5 and 6, 2022
Kelowna/Penticton/Salmon Arm Continuing Students March 7, 2022
Kelowna/Penticton/Salmon Arm New Students March 14, 2022

English Language

Winter 2022:  
Continuing Students November 24, 2021
New Students January 5, 2022
Summer 2022:  
Continuing Students March 8, 2022
New Students March 15, 2022

How to register in myOkanagan

Waitlist information

You tried to register for a course and it's full. What happens next? You may waitlist through your myOkanagan account for a course.

  • You are not registered in the course.
  • You are not charged for the course.
  • Your name will not be on the class list.
  • Attendance in class is not permitted.

Available seats will be offered to the next eligible student on the waitlist. You will be notified by email, which will advise you of your deadline date and time to pick up your seat online or in person. Remember this offer is time sensitive. Should you not pick up the seat it will be made available to the next eligible student on the list.

Waitlists will be dissolved after one week of classes. There will be a few hours of processing time, after that time you can pick up any available seat in the course you want.

Login to your myOkanagan account, navigate to the Student page > Online Services > Registration > Add or Drop a Course > Select Web Registered from the drop down menu next to the course.

  • You will receive an email from waitlist@okanagan.bc.ca when you are given a seat. Remember to add this email address to your safe sender list.
  • "Wait List" indicates you are waitlisted for the course. 
  • Students are encouraged on a regular basis to login to myOkanagan and check the status of their waitlisted courses (at least once a day during the waitlist period). Telephone inquiries regarding your waitlists will not be accepted.
  • Arts/Science students may register and/or waitlist in a combined total of courses not exceeding 18 credits.
  • You cannot be registered in one section of a course and waitlisted in another section of the same course.
  • Further information can be found in the Course Waitlist Policy section of the Calendar.

Salmon Arm
2552 Trans Canada Hwy. NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3
Salmon Arm Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 832-2126
Toll Free: 1-888-831-0341
Fax: 250-804-8850
Email: sacampus@okanagan.bc.ca

Vernon
7000 College Way 
 Vernon, BC V1B 2N5
Vernon Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 545-7291
Toll Free: 1-800-289-8993
Fax: 250-503-2653
Email:  
vernoncampus@okanagan.bc.ca
 

Kelowna
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Kelowna Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 862-5414
Toll Free: 1-877-755-2266
Fax: 250-862-5466
Email: registration@okanagan.bc.ca

Penticton
583 Duncan Ave. West
Penticton, BC V2A 8E1
Penticton Campus Map 
Tel: (250) 492-4305
Toll Free: 1-866-510-8899
Fax: 250-490-3950
Email: pentictonregistration@okanagan.bc.ca