Trades and Apprenticeship

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All in-person classes will be held in accordance with Okanagan College's COVID-19 health and safety protocols, following Provincial and Regional health guidelines and WorkBC best practices. Learn more at okanagan.bc.ca/covid19.  

Trades Industry Training

Culinary

Prerequisite Required

Professional Cook Practical Re-assessments

Professional Cook Practical Re-Assessments are offered at the Kelowna campus for PC-1, PC-2 and PC-3. 

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Electrical

Prerequisite Required

Field Safety Representative (FSR)

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Non - Prerequisite

Electrical Safety Workshop

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Mechanical Building

Prerequisite Required

Cross Connection Control - Backflow Preventer Tester's License

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Cross Control Backflow Preventer Tester Recertification
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Cross Connection Control Exam

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Gasfitter B

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Non - Prerequisite

Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program

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Boiler Basic Safety Awareness

Course offered at  Kelowna & Penticton Campuses

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Fire Protection Service Professional Program

NEW! This program is for those looking for a career as a Fire Protection Technician. This program will cover compliance to code,  safety standards and code of ethics.  Okanagan College will be offering online courses that  will assist you to maximize potential, meet regulatory requirements and safety.

Prerequisite Required

Emergency Lighting Inspection and Testing

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Non - Prerequisite

Fire Alarm Systems Test and Inspect

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Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Testing

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Fire Sprinkler System Inspection and Testing

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Electrical & Electronics for Life Safety Systems

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Overview of Fire Alarm Systems

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Motor Vehicle

Prerequisite Required

Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service

NEW! The  Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service program is designed for advanced, Red Seal endorsed technicians wanting to elevate their skills and knowledge of EV vehicles through this 36 hour course.  Course delivery will be a combination of 6 hours of online learning and 30 hours of on-campus instruction. 

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Private/Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program

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Non - Prerequisite

Air Brakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-Trip Inspection

Course offered at  Kelowna, Penticton & Vernon Campuses

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Designated Inspection Facility Operator

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Forklift Truck Operator - Non-Experienced

Course offered at Kelowna, Penticton & Vernon Campuses

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Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program

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Red Seal Exam Preparation

Prerequisite Required

Carpentry IP Refresher

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Electrical IP Refresher

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Safety Training

Non - Prerequisite

H2S Alive

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Fall Protection

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Ground Disturbance

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Trades General Interest Programs

What's a Trade? Workshop Grant

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) has awarded Okanagan College the "What's a Trade? " workshop grant to provide funding for specific trades general interest courses in Kelowna and Penticton from July - September. This grant will help the community access trades thinking, skill building and bring awareness of skilled trades careers.

To register for a sponsored workshop, please select a workshop date that displays a zero value.

Trades Kids - Intro to Trades

Trades Adults - Intro to Tools

Trades Adults - Auto Masters for Women

 

Trades Kids Programs

Trades Kids programs are back! Trades Explorer programs are also available for youth. 

These exciting, weekend trades programs are designed to help kids and youth learn new hands-on skills in our state-of-the-art Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus and the Centre of Excellence at the Penticton campus.

New programs are being added on a regular basis. Join our mailing list to receive announcements about upcoming programs.

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Kelowna Campus

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Bike Repair (Grades 5-7) - November 2022

Auto Masters - New Drivers - November 2022

Penticton Campus

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Auto Masters - New Drivers - September 2022

Youth: Small Engine Repair - September 2022

Trades Adults Programs

These NEW programs give adults the opportunity to explore the trades and learn new hands-on skills in our state-of-the-art Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus and Centre of Excellence at the Penticton campus

Online registration now open!

New programs are being added on a regular basis. Join our mailing list to receive announcements about upcoming programs.

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Kelowna Campus

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Porch Swing - August 2022

Women: Auto Masters - November 2022

Culinary Workshops

These NEW workshops give adults the opportunity to learn new recipes and culinary techniques in a commercial kitchen setting under the guidance of Red Seal Chefs. 

Online registration now open!

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Learn to Cook Series

Upcoming dates:

Taste of the Okanagan - July 2022

Okanagan Discover and Devour Experience

Okanagan College in partnership with The View Winery, presents the Okanagan Discover and Devour experience. An immersive experience of Okanagan food and wine offered every Wednesday from June 29 - August 31 in Kelowna, B.C.

This guided tour will allow you to discover all that the Okanagan has to offer: local farm fresh ingredients, world class vineyards and one of a kind Okanagan cuisine taught by award winning Chef Ross Derrick. 

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Okanagan Discover and Devour

Trades Corporate Training

Trades Corporate Training at Okanagan College is about bringing ongoing learning to your organization through customized contract training.  

We provide private training for businesses, non-profit organizations, and professional associations.  Whether you have a group of employees with a specific skills gap, want to provide training as a service for your own clients, or need a comprehensive training and development plan across your company, we can help.  Our customized training includes:

  • Industry specific instructors
  • Tailored curriculum
  • Training at your location, ours, or online
  • Custom training dates
  • Assistance with government grants

Okanagan College can deliver your training where and when you need it. Contact us at trades@okanagan.bc.ca to get started. 

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