Department of Computer Science

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Master technical aspects of computer information systems, including software development, database systems and systems analysis. Learn to develop software for computers, websites and mobile applications. Collect and manage data to design models for technological solutions. Perform systems and object-oriented analysis, and collaborate with a team of students on real-world projects and challenges.

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems

Concentrate on areas of computing such as software design and development, database systems and general studies, while developing a broad knowledge of computing.

Computer Information Systems Diploma

Get an introduction to various areas of computing, specifically to work in entry-level positions within an organization or business.

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science Degree is the umbrella program for university transfer courses in science. Complete up to two years of studies, then transfer to a university of your choice with a Computer Science emphasis.

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Meet our faculty

Dr. Jim Nastos

Chair - Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 318
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4704
Computer Science - Jim Nastos

Credentials:
PhD, Computer Science and Mathematics, UBCO
MSc, Computing Science, University of Alberta
BEd, Secondary Mathematics, UBC
BMath, Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo

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Arthur Boehm

Computer Science
Office: Main Building D368
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2243

Kenneth Chidlow

Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 317
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4634

Credentials:
MSc, Computer Science, SFU

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Sarah Foss

Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 317
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4634

Matthew Fritter

Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 314
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4727

Alan Kennedy

Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 319
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4297
Alan Kennedy

Credentials:
MSc IS, Athabasca University
BEng and MEng, McMaster University
BSc, University of Toronto


Dr. Youry Khmelevsky

Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 321
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4741
Computer Science - Youry Khmelevsky

I am a Professor in the Computer Science department at Okanagan College since 2005. I was a Chair of the Department since June 2015 for 3 years. I have a Ph.D. in computer science and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with distinctions (GPA 99%). I also completed a post-doctoral study in the United States at Harvard University in 1997. I was a visiting scientist at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in August 2010 for 12 months and at LIP6, Sorbonne University, Paris, France, in August 2018 for 12 months as well.

Credentials:
PhD, Computer Science, KPI


Matthias Koch

Computer Science
Office: Faculty Office 100
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4704
Computer Science - Matthias Koch

Mark Lin

Computer Science
Office: Lab Building 330B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4497

Daniel Ling

Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 313
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4405

Vsevolod Lynov

Computer Science
Office: Faculty Office 100
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4175

Credentials:
MCS, Computer Science, BGKU


Dr. Olga Sediako

Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 314
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4113

Upon completion of my doctorate degree in automatic control systems, I started my career more than 20 years ago as an industrial engineer responsible for optimal control system development in metallurgical industries. After spending a number of years in engineering R&D, I moved to software development, software engineering, database application development for private industries in Ontario and later switched my professional interests to education. My long career in education has been quite diverse, including teaching in high schools, college setting, and academia. I am currently a professor of computer science department of Okanagan College, delivering courses in programming, object oriented analysis and design, and user experience.

Credentials:
PhD, Engineering, Belarussian National Technical University
B. Engineering, Honours, magna cum laude, Belarussian National Technical University
B. Education, Math/Computer Science, University of Ottawa

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Deb Warren

Computer Science
Office: Centre For Learning 315
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4389

Credentials:
MA Education, UBC


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