Trades and Apprenticeship

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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PC 3 - Explore the schedule

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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For more information regarding upcoming dates contact the Trades Office at 1-800-621-3038.

Non - Prerequisite

Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program

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Boiler Basic Safety Awareness

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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 five online courses that  will assist you to maximize potential, meet regulatory requirements and safety.

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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
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Designated Inspection Facility Operator

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Forklift Truck Operator - Non-Experienced

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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

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.

Select a program to review details and schedule. 

Junior Chef: Sugar Rush - March 2022

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajig  - Feburary 2022

Upcoming Dates:

Foldable Beach Chair - May 2022

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

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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.

Trades Adults programs are offered on weekends starting in February 2021. Online registration now open!

Select a program to review details and schedule.

Women: Auto Masters - November 2022

Intro to Tools - January 2022

Women - Auto Masters - March 2022

Upcoming Dates:

Women - Auto Masters - May 2022

Planter Boxes - May 2022

Small Engine Repair - June 2022

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

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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!

Select a program to review details and schedule.

Receive an email notification when upcoming workshops are opened for registration.
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Interactive Dinner Party Series

Upcoming dates:

Moroccan - March 2022

Learn to Cook Series

Upcoming dates:

Mexican - November (SOLD OUT)

Asian Tea Ceremony - February 2022

French - May 2022

Neapolitan Pizzas - June 2022

Bread & Pastry Series

Upcoming dates:

Christmas Baking - December (SOLD OUT)

Junior Chef: Sugar Rush - March 2022

Easter Extravaganza - April 2022

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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