Office of the Registrar

Important dates

January 2022 term

Based on guidance from public health, Okanagan College will be changing the start of the January 2022 term for some classes. Note: Campuses will re-open and in-person services will resume for students as planned on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

  • The start date for many classes will be delayed until Monday, Jan. 10. Please confirm below for information according to your program.

Check back regularly for updates about in-person Orientation and Winter Welcome activities, which have been postponed.

Start dates by program

Arts

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 10. This includes all in-person, online and distance education classes.

Business

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 10. This includes all in-person, online and distance education classes. Students taking AVIA and flight training classes will also begin on Jan. 10.

English Language

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 10. This includes all in-person, online and distance education classes.

Science

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 10. This includes all in-person, online and distance education classes.

Office Administration

All classes will proceed as originally scheduled, with a start date of Jan. 4.

Technologies

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 10. This includes all in-person, online and distance education classes.

Health and Social Development

Start date depends on program type:

  • Health Care Attendant, Practical Nursing, Early Childhood Education – classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 4 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Certified Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Therapist Assistant, Human Service Work – classes begin Monday, Jan. 10 

Continuing Studies and Corporate Training

In-person learning courses and programs will be delayed until Jan. 10, except in certain circumstances. If their class starts earlier, students can anticipate communication from their instructor and/or the Continuing Studies office. Classes already scheduled for online delivery will proceed as originally scheduled.

Upgrading/Adult Basic Education

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 10. This includes all in-person, online and distance education classes.

Adult Special Education

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 10. This includes all in-person, online and distance education classes.

Trades and Apprenticeship

Start date/mode depends on program:

  • AMT: Jan. 10 start
  • AME-S: Jan. 4 start with in-person classes
  • Collision: all programs will start on Jan. 10
  • Carpenter: Studio Woodworking will start Jan. 10; all other programs will start Jan. 4 with online classes for one week
  • Plumber, RACM, Sheet Metal: Jan. 4 start with online classes for one week
  • Electrical: Jan. 4 start with online classes for one week
  • Welding: Jan. 4 start with in-person classes
  • Culinary and Pastry: Jan. 4 start in-person, the first week will be a hybrid of in-person/online
  • Motor Vehicle Trades: Level 4 Heavy Duty Equipment Technician and Truck and Transport Mechanic start Jan. 4 with online instruction. HMT2 will start Wednesday, Jan. 5 online classes for one week; all other programs start Jan. 4 with online classes for one week
  • Women in Trades: Jan. 10 start with in-person classes
  • Central Gateway: Jan. 10 start

Upcoming important dates

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Jan
Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke Centre campuses
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Jan
Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke Centre campuses
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Jan
Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke Centre campuses
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Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke Centre campuses

Application and admissions dates

  • Some programs have specific dates or deadlines by which applications must be received (Nursing, Dental and Business). You must submit your application by the date indicated to ensure that you are considered for the first round of admission offers. For applications received after that date, offers of admission will only be issued if space is available.
  • On the first business day in October each year Okanagan College begins accepting applications for academic programs (Arts, Science, Engineering Technologies, Computer Information Systems) for the following fall.
  • Many other programs also begin accepting applications on the first business day in October for all intakes throughout the subsequent 10 months (Entry-Level Trades Foundation programs, Health programs other than those listed above.)
  • You may apply online starting the first business day in October for Continuing Studies certificate programs.

Most programs accept applications up to the program start. Some programs have multiple start dates throughout the year.

All applicants are urged to apply as early as possible.

Response time
Okanagan College will strive to respond to your application within 2 - 3 business days. However, during busy times of the year, please allow for up to ten business days for a response.

Distance Education
Distance Education courses begin in September, January, and May. Distance Education students who plan to take courses by distance in subsequent semesters do not need to reapply for admission provided there is no break in study.