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Information sessions

Experience OC

What's involved with building a bridge? How do you properly research social issues like homelessness and addiction happening in your community? When we design homes, what needs to change to increase energy efficient and protect the climate?

Welcome to Experience OC, where you will not only get an introduction into the programs offered at Okanagan College, but a chance to experience them for yourself. Drop in and be a student for an hour! Meet and interact with our inspiring instructors. Get your questions answered. Hear about the exciting education, training and career paths that await. It’s all virtual, so you can Experience OC from anywhere!

How it works

Experience OC Sessions

Experience OC sessions give you a chance to see what classes are like as a student, where professors or instructors may provide an interactive or experiential lecture or activity.

Info Sessions

Info sessions will be specific to a program or area of study at Okanagan College, providing more insight on admissions, requirements, careers and answering any questions students may have.

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Upcoming Info Sessions

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Schedule

Communications

Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

Explore how communication is fundamentally related to the development of self and society and examine how the messages of the contemporary world influence perception of such issues as gender, race, class and community. In this one-hour student focused session, participants will be joined by Professor Christina Grant, giving you a firsthand look at OC's Communications programs through an interactive format. Drop in, be a student for an hour and have your questions answered. 

Commercial Helicopter Pilot Certificate

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

Offered in partnership with Okanagan Mountain Helicopters, this one-year program is in conjunction with Transport Canada’s guidelines/examinations and incorporates Business Administration courses that are applicable to the commercial helicopter industry. Drop in, be a student for an hour and have your questions answered.

School of Business - Digital Data

Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

The Okanagan School of Business (OSB) is a place where professors know your name, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, and where learning is taken beyond the classroom. The OSB offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs, as well as opportunities for students to enrich their college experience on student teams and clubs or to participate in study abroad programs. 

It Knows When You are Sleeping, It Knows When You're Awake 

What’s the deal with digital data? Do you know the tracking trail you are leaving behind whenever you are online? Marketers love the internet because of all the data! Join Professor Pamela Nelson to learn about the data marketers are interested in, and how personal they can get to entice your shopping behaviours online.

School of Business – Women in Leadership

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

The Okanagan School of Business (OSB) is a place where professors know your name, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, and where learning is taken beyond the classroom. The OSB offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs, as well as opportunities for students to enrich their college experience on student teams and clubs or to participate in study abroad programs. 

Women in Leadership 

This session talks about how to beat the odds. When things get tough, the tough get going! Join Professor Dr. Susan Thomas for a session to talk about real life cases and how these women beat the odds and get going.

School of Business – Why do we buy what we buy?

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

The Okanagan School of Business (OSB) is a place where professors know your name, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, and where learning is taken beyond the classroom. The OSB offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs, as well as opportunities for students to enrich their college experience on student teams and clubs or to participate in study abroad programs. 

Why do we buy what we buy? 

Understand a big more about what makes you buy what you buy. Join Professor Michael Orwick to learn a few theories on the reasons consumers buy the things they do and how marketers direct their messages to suit those reasons. The session includes a bit of learning, a bit of doing, and a lot of fun!

Okanagan College Business Info Night

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Info Session

Business administration is not only for entrepreneurs. Learn more about Okanagan College's business programs, admission requirements, career opportunities and other fun facts. Be sure to bring your burning questions as there will be time at the end for answers. This webinar will be recorded and sent out to attendees after the event.

School of Business - Sustainable Management

Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, and where learning is taken beyond the classroom. The OSB offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs, as well as opportunities for students to enrich their college experience on student teams and clubs or to participate in study abroad programs. 

Sustainable Management 

Are you concerned about climate change? Do you want to know how business can be more sustainable? Join Professor Danielle Robinson to learn about business processes and initiatives that measure success with a triple bottom line: profit, people, and the planet.

Student, Grad & Co-op Employment

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

Putting Your Education to Work: Co-operative Education and WIL at Okanagan College 

Join this session to find out more about Co-operative Education programs at Okanagan College and how they can help you to earn while you learn. Okanagan College has 15 Co-op eligible programs from Animation to Water Engineering Technology. Find out how you can work for four, eight or twelve months with an employer before you graduate, gaining real-life on-the-job skills.  

Participants will be guided through other WIL (Work Integrated Learning) opportunities including service learning, practicums and work experience. Bring your questions and the Student, Grad and Co-op employment team will be on-hand to answer. 

Practical Nursing Program

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

Interested in pursuing a career in health care? OC’s Practical Nursing Diploma program provides hands-on, person-centred education to prepare students for subsequent work as a Practical Nurse. Join OC instructor Lisa Matthews to learn more about program details, skills you’ll develop as a student through courses and clinical placements, and industry opportunities that await program graduates. Drop in, be a student for an hour and have your questions answered.

Biology

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

Are you fascinated by the living world around you? Discover studies focusing on all levels of biology, from molecules to organisms to ecosystems – and everything in between. In this one-hour student focused session, participants will be joined by Professor Stacey Sakakibara, giving you a firsthand look at OC's Department of Biology through an interactive format. Drop in, be a student for an hour and have your questions answered.

Kinesiology (Human Kinetics)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

Build skills that you can apply to a variety of career options in fitness, recreation, sport, education and health. In this one-hour student focused session, participants will be joined by Dr. Colin Wallace, giving you a firsthand look at OC's two-year Kinesiology Diploma program through an interactive format. Drop in, be a student for an hour and have your questions answered.

Biology

Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

Are you fascinated by the living world around you? Discover studies focusing on all levels of biology, from molecules to organisms to ecosystems – and everything in between.  

Learning About Plants and the Environment  

In this one-hour student focused session, participants will be joined by Professor Cam Egan, for an interactive lecture on plants and the environment. Drop in, be a student for an hour and have your questions answered.

Electronic Engineering Technology

Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 6 p.m. (PST)

Experience OC Session

Learn about electronic circuits and system analysis and design in OC's Electronic Engineering Technology program, nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). In this one-hour student focused session, participants will be joined by Professor David Williams, giving you a firsthand look at the two-year diploma program through an interactive format. Drop in, be a student for an hour and have your questions answered.

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The series of sessions runs through to April. As more sessions are finalized, the schedule will grow -- and could cover off a subject area you are interested in! Sign up for updates and we will contact you when new sessions are added.

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