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					                                                                                     Continuing
Applications are now being accepted
for all Certificate programs.
                                                                                     StudieS
                                                                                     ALL   RegionS

                                                                                     CeRtiFiC Ate    PRogR AMS

ARC/IFO GIS                               Nursing Unit Assistant
Audio Engineering & Music Production      Palliative Care
AutoCAD Skills                            Pharmacy Technician
Bartending                                Production & Inventory Management
Basic Accounting                          Residential Building Drafting Technician
Bookkeeping Bridging                      Simply Accounting
Career Facilitator                        Special Needs Worker
Community Brain Injury Services           Sterile Processing & Distribution
Computer Basics for Business              TESL
Computer Proficiency for Business         Viticulture
Custodial Worker                          Wine Sales
Education Assistant                       Winery Assistant
Esthetician
Floral Design
Home Inspector
Interior Decorating
Introduction to Dental Office Reception
Introduction to Office Administration
Landscape Horticulture
Management Skills for Supervisors
Medical Office Assistant
Nail Technician
      Want a quick way into a career?
  get your certificate in less than one year!                                                                     Not sure about going
What are you waiting for? it’s never been easier to go
back to school! this is what our students have to say:
                                                                                                                  back to school?
“This course helped fill in the gaps in my
 knowledge. I already worked in accounting prior
 to taking the program.”
                                                       “I now understand the important
                                                        role that colour and fabric
                                                                                                                  Get your feet wet!
Joanne Russell,
                                                        texture play in design.”                                  Call us to sit in on an evening session.
Basic Accounting Certificate, 2007                      Heather Fessenden,
                                                        Interior Decorating Certificate, 2008

“The instructor was wonderful!                         “The course was helpful training for me in
 I feel confident that the skills I                     the areas where I needed experience and I
                                                        obtained a drafting job shortly after finishing
 learned in this program will help                      the program.”
 me reach my career goals.”                             John greenway
 teagan Burton,                                         Residential Building Design Technician Certificate 2007
 Basic Accounting Certificate, 2007

“The skills learned in this course are invaluable
                                                       “Everything you learn in this
 to anyone in the workplace”                            program is very applicable.
 Suzanne McVarnock,                                    The job opportunities that
 Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate, 2006
                                                        opened up to me after taking
“I LOVE this Nursing Unit                               this course have been rewarding
Assistant course, the teachers                          and fulfilling.”
                                                        Wendy Harris,
 are just great, the course                             Special Needs Worker Certificate, 2007
 outline is manageable and it is
                                                       The CEA course has given me the ability
 so encouraging to feel will be                        to enter into my work with a more open
 fully prepared for a career                           and accepting mind of others and their
 in this field.”                                       circumstances.”
 Allison McKill,                                        Julia Jamieson,
 Nursing Unit Clerk Certificate, 2007                   Education Assistant Certificate, 2007


“My work has become more fulfilling through
 meeting, caring and advocating for amazing
 people. I feel enlightened and thankful to be on
 this career path.”
 tara Jenkins,
 Student, Special Needs Worker Certificate, 2007



           Call us to register for a short information session
                        or to discuss your future!
Index

Mission, Vision and Values ........................................................................4
Financial Aid and Awards .........................................................................5
ARC/IFO GIS Certificate ..........................................................................6
Audio Engineering & Music Production Certificate .................................6
AutoCAD Skills Certificate........................................................................7
Bartending Certificate .............................................................................7
Basic Accounting Certificate ....................................................................8
Bookkeeping Bridging Certificate ............................................................8
Career Facilitator Certificate ...................................................................9
Community Brain Injury Services Certificate ..........................................10
Computer Basics for Business Certificate .............................................. 11
Computer Proficiency for Business Certificate....................................... 11
Custodial Worker Certificate ..................................................................12
Education Assistant Certificate ..............................................................13
Esthetician Certificate.............................................................................14
Floral Design Certificate .........................................................................14
Home Inspector Certificate ....................................................................15
Interior Decorating Certificate ...............................................................16
Introduction to Dental Office Reception Certificate..............................16
Introduction to Office Administration Certificate ..................................17
Landscape Horticulture Certificate ........................................................18
Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate ......................................18
Medical Office Assistant Certificate.......................................................19
Nail Technician Certificate ......................................................................19
Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate ..........................................................20
Palliative Care Certificate .......................................................................21
Pharmacy Technician Certificate.............................................................22
Production & Inventory Management Certificate ..................................23
Residential Building Drafting Technician Certificate..............................23
Simply Accounting Certificate ................................................................24
Special Needs Worker Certificate ..........................................................25
Sterile Processing & Distribution Certificate ..........................................26
TESL Certificate ......................................................................................27
Viticulture Certificate ..............................................................................28
Wine Sales Certificate .............................................................................28
Winery Assistant Certificate ...................................................................29
How to Apply & Campus contact information .......................................30

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 Our Mission, Vision and Values

 Our Mission                                Our Values
 Okanagan College transforms lives and
 communities through education. We          • Student success
 educate, train and support our students
 to excel in the workplace, to succeed in   • Learning centered
 further education and to become lifelong
 learners.                                  • Ethical behaviour

 Our Vision                                 • Mutual respect
 We are the college of first choice; a
 college which students are proud to        • Equity and accessibility
 attend, where employees are proud to
 work, and whose graduates are highly       • Respect for Aboriginal culture,
 valued in the workplace and other post-      tradition and individuals
 secondary institutions.
                                            • Accountability




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Financial Aid and Awards

It’s worth investing some time talking with
Financial Aid.

You may qualify for a financial award to help you
                                                    Contact Us:
                                                                   welcome
                                                    Telephone: (250) 862-5419
                                                    Toll Free number: (within BC) 1-800-767-5492
with your tuition!                                  Direct lines to the Kelowna office are located at
                                                    the Penticton, Vernon, and Salmon Arm campus
Contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office at      administration offices.
your local centre for information well in advance
of starting classes.                                Hours of Operation
                                                    Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Financial Aid and Awards Office provides        Summer Hours: May – August
information and assistance with:                    Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

•	 Sources	of	student	aid	and	awards	for	           Website: www.okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid
   upgrading, certificate, diploma and degree
   programs                                         The Financial Aid and Awards website contains:

•	 Scholarships,	bursaries	and	awards	funded		      •		 Government	student	assistance	information,		
   by Okanagan College, the Okanagan College            and links to websites and application forms.
   Foundation and private donors                        www.studentaidbc.ca

•	 Government	student	loans	and	grants              •	 Scholarship,	bursary	and	award	information	
                                                       for Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Salmon
•	 Appealing	government	student	aid	decisions          Arm campuses. College-wide and campus
                                                       specific award descriptions, deadlines and
•	 Financial	aid	planning	and	budgeting                applications are available on the website.
                                                       Make sure you apply for College-wide awards
•	 Determination	of	educational	costs	at		 	           specific to your campus.
   Okanagan College
                                                    •	 Links	to	external	award	information	and	
                                                       alternate sources of educational funding.




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 Arc Info GIS Certificate                            Audio Engineering and
                                                     Music Production Certificate

 Arc/Info is the leading GIS (Geographical           This 700 hour program provides the training
 Information Systems) software used today.           required for successful employment in the
 This 500 hour program takes students with no        various technical positions in audio engineering
 previous GIS knowledge to an advanced level         and production for recording arts, music,
 of competence using industry standard Arc/Info      theatre, concerts, broadcasting, video and film.
 NT. The program combines traditional instructor     The ten courses develop the skills needed to
 led classes with industry-based projects.           operate analog and digital audio recording,
                                                     programming and processing equipment.
 Admission Requirements:                             The program provides a foundation in the
                                                     principals of sound, hearing, music, basic
 •	 Grade	12	or	equivalent	(Advanced	Level		         electronics, signal flow, processing devices, live
    certificate or GED)                              sound reinforcement, analog tape recording,
 •	 MSCB	101	Operating	Systems	Introduction	or		     MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
    equivalent knowledge                             programming, digital audio recording,
 •	 MSSS	101	Spreadsheets	Introduction	-	Excel		     professional communications and, audio and
    or equivalent knowledge                          music production. Students will work with
 •	 MSDM	101	Data	Management	Introduction	-		        recording and audio equipment and will
    Access or equivalent knowledge                   benefit from having prior music and/or audio
                                                     experience.
 Offered at:
 • Salmon Arm                                        Admission Requirements:

                                                     •	 Grade	12	or	equivalent	(Advanced	Level			
                                                        certificate or GED) or mature student status
            Okanagan College encourages all             (19 years of age and out of full time
         prospective applicants to investigate job      secondary school for at least one year prior
            opportunities and average wages.            to start of program).
                                                     •	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	one	of	English	
                                                        12, TPC 12 (Technical and Professional
                                                        Communications), or an equivalent Provincial
                                                        Level ABE English course; or a minimum
                                                        score of 24/40 (level 4) on the LPI (Language
                                                     	 Proficiency	Index)	test.		Not:	Communications
                                                        12 is not acceptable.
                                                     •	 Math	10
                                                     •	 Computer	Fundamentals	or	equivalent		
                                                        (challenge Computer Fundamentals test or
                                                        computer courses completed in high school)

                                                     Offered at:
                                                     • Kelowna




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AutoCad Skills Certificate                          Bartending Certificate

If you want to work in today’s drafting and         As with most trades, competent, professional
design industry, you must be able to use the        bartenders	require	extensive	knowledge,	
industry standard - AutoCAD software.               finely	honed	skills,	and	solid	experience.	All	of	
                                                    these essential characteristics are served up
Okanagan College offers an AutoCAD                  by Okanagan College’s Bartending Certificate
Skills Certificate program that you will find       program, which trains graduates to prepare all
indispensable whether attempting to enter           types of alcoholic beverages in a professional
the field or advance to a more senior position      and efficient manner.
within it. You will learn to use AutoCAD software
to prepare technical drawings for a variety of      General bartending knowledge, ranging from
manufacturers including those in the machining,     bar set-up and equipment needs to cash
electronics, and woodworking fields. You will       handling and supervisory skills, is taught in the
also learn the basic CAD skills required to         classroom. Bartending skills are taught in a bar
prepare working drawings for architecture,          setting	with	emphasis	on	the	mixing	of	popular	
surveying, mapping, and graphic arts.               cocktails and the proper use of bar utensils.
                                                    Students are also shown ways of improving their
Admission Requirements:                             speed and showmanship. An on-site practicum
                                                    provides students with supervised practical
•	 Computer	Fundamentals	or	equivalent.             experience.	Applicants	must	be	19	years	of	age	
   Students will be required to take an             at the time of admission.
	 assessment	test	and	pass	with	60%	or	better	
   if they have not take Computer Fundamentals      Admission Requirements:
   previously.
                                                    •	Nineteen	years	of	age	or	older.
Offered at:
• Kelowna                                           Offered at:
• Vernon                                            • Salmon Arm
• Salmon Arm                                        • Revelstoke




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 Basic Accounting Certificate                        Bookkeeping Bridging
                                                     Certificate

 If you’re struggling to keep the books              The Bookkeeping Bridging Certificate program
 competently for a small business, or want to        is designed for students who have already
 pursue an attractive entry-level accounting job,    acquired some financial accounting knowledge,
 acquire	the	necessary	background	expertise	         and who wish to add to their employable
 by completing Okanagan College’s Basic              accounting skills. In this program, students will
 Accounting certificate program. This program        learn two computerized accounting software
 also prepares individuals who are planning          programs (Simply Accounting and AccPac for
 to advance into studies of computer-based           Windows), plus Payroll Administration.
 accounting.
                                                     Admission Requirements:
 This hands-on program features two courses
 which are carefully interwoven with a series        BuAd 111 or BuAd 131 or EABT 141 or OADM
 of challenging individual assignments. The          140
 program’s initial course covers accounting
 concepts, generally accepted accounting             **This program is offered through Distance
 principles, and the rules of debit and credit.      Education.
 You’ll review the accounting cycle for a service
 business, using the general journal to record
 transactions and posting to the general ledger.
 The preparation of financial statements, periodic
 adjustments, and year-end books is also covered.

 In a subsequent course you’ll learn about
 specialized journals and the use of sub-
 ledgers to track customers and vendors for a
 merchandising business. Additional topics range
 from	inventory	concepts	and	sales	taxes	to	
 internal cash controls and payroll preparation.
 Graduates of this program may apply for course
 equivalency into BuAd 111.

 Admission Requirements:

 •	 There	are	no	admission	requirements

 Offered at:
 • Kelowna
 • Vernon
 • Salmon Arm
 • Revelstoke
 • Penticton

                                                            Okanagan College encourages all
                                                         prospective applicants to investigate job
                                                            opportunities and average wages.


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Career Facilitator Certificate

If your career goal involves helping others
identify and pursue satisfying careers, you’ll
want to enroll in Okanagan College’s Career
Facilitator certificate program.

This is a professional development opportunity
targeted at individuals currently working
in related fields. You’ll learn how and why
individuals make career choices from a variety
of perspectives and review effective career
assessment techniques. Adult learning and
motivation	theories	will	be	explored,	along	
with employment barriers and key caseload
management issues.

You will enhance their interpersonal
communication and group facilitation skills. You’ll
also learn to assess client needs and challenges,
whether at work or at home, and how to resolve
them either directly or through referral. And
you’ll	explore	a	variety	of	placement	models	and	
plans, including the negotiation of contracts.
Placement, follow-up, and monitoring strategies
will be reviewed.

Because professional development is critical to
a career facilitator, fundamental issues such as
credentialing, confidentiality, and ethics will be
examined.	You’ll	also	learn	about	labour	market	
research as a career-choice tool.

Admission Requirements:

•	 A	minimum	of	three	years	full-time	equivalent	
	 related	work	experience.
•	 Successful	completion	of	Grade	12	or	
   equivalent (including English 12) plus
   completion of further post-secondary
   education (certificate, diploma or degree)
   in related helping, teaching or social service
   profession.
•	 Presentation	of	at	least	two	references	
   identifying personal suitability for the
   program.

Offered at:
• Penticton and through Distance Education
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 Community Brain Injury
 Services Certificate

 The Community Brain Injury Services Certificate         be mailed to applicants by the Continuing
 Program is a 108-hour program that educates             Studies office. Prospective students who
 students to work in a front-line capacity with          have been convicted of a criminal offence
 individuals with brain injury, their families           may be denied admission. Please note:
 and other rehabilitation professionals. The             applicants who have a criminal record and
 program is designed as a post certificate or            are seeking a pardon are advised that this
 post diploma program for individuals working            can be a lengthy process and that they
 in or with a desire to work in the field of brain       should initiate the criminal record check
 injury. This program will be of interest to those       procedure at their local RCMP detachment
 with training in social sciences or health related   	 six	months	prior	to	date	of	admission.	
 fields such as: psychology, sociology, social           Failure to submit all required documentation
 work, occupational therapy, education, Human            by a specified deadline may result in denial
 Service Worker, Rehabilitation Assistant, Home          of admission.
 Support, Resident Care Attendant, or nursing.        •	 With	the	exception	of	high	school	
 The brain injury community service provider             graduation, mature applicants are subject
 is a critical member of the rehabilitation team         to the same entrance requirements as
 and works directly with individuals with brain          regular applicants.
 injury under the direct supervision of the
 clinical case manager or medical team (which
 may include the physiotherapist, occupational        **This program is offered through Distance
 therapist, physician, etc.). The service provider    Education.
 is responsible for a wide range of services in the
 post-acute, community re-integration stage of
 rehabilitation. This course is designed as a part
 time program for practitioners with a desire
 to improve their clinical skills. This certificate
 is offered in collaboration with the G.F. Strong
 Rehabilitation Centre and the Brain Injury
 Program of Interior Health authority.

 Admission Requirements:

 •	 Grade	12	or	equivalent
 •	 A	minimum	grade	of	“C”	in	English	12	or	
    Technical and Professional Communication
 	 12	or	a	Language	Proficiency	Index	(LPI)	score	
    of 24/40 (Level 4)
 •	 Evidence	of	a	minimum	of	a	diploma	or	
    certificate in a health or social science
    discipline and a minimum two years work
 	 experience	in	a	related	field.	Individuals	who	
    do not have the relevant diploma or
    certificate but have been working in a related
    field for two years may be considered.
 •	 Applicants	must	complete,	no	more	than	
    three months before their date of admission,
    a criminal record check. The form will
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Computer Basics for Business Computer Proficiency for
Certificate                  Business Certificate

This program introduces participants to common       This certificate builds on the competencies
application programs that are essential in today’s   introduced in the Computer Basics for Business
workforce and at home. Emphasis will be on           Certificate program by focusing on more
learning the concepts and practical uses of the      advanced tasks in the application programs.
programs as well as developing acceptable            Coursework will include the integrated use of
practices for electronic file management and         data within applications, the development of
the use of the Internet. This program is suitable    basic web pages, and the use of an electronic
for anyone wishing to develop entry-level skills,    presentation management program. Emphasis
and the foundation needed to advance to other        will be placed on improving productivity and
IT programs such as the Computer Proficiency         effectiveness while increasing the quality of
for Business Certificate. To be successful in this   work produced by students. To be successful
program, students should be prepared to work         in this program, students should be prepared
on assignments outside the regular classroom         to work on assignments outside the regular
schedule.                                            classroom schedule.

Admission Requirements:                              Admission Requirements:

•	 Grade	12	or	equivalent	(Advanced	Level	           •	 Successful	completion	of	Grade	12	or	
   certificate or GED)                                  equivalent.
•	 Computer	Keyboarding	Level	I	and	Computer	        •	 Successful	completion	of	Computer	Basics	for	
   Fundamentals or equivalent                        	 Business	or	equivalent	experience	or	a	
                                                     	 minimum	score	of	60%	in	an	assessment	test.
Offered at:
• Salmon Arm                                         Offered at:
• Revelstoke                                         • Salmon Arm
• Penticton
• Kelowna




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 Custodial Worker Certificate

 This program is designed to prepare students
 for entry into the building service industry in
 custodial work, and upgrading those who are
 currently employed in the industry. Divided
 into four courses (94 hours of instruction), this
 program is carried out in the classroom and in
 appropriate work areas. Optional on-the-job-
 work	experience	of	up	to	two	weeks	may	be	
 arranged at some centres. Although completion
 of	the	work	experience	is	not	required	for	the	
 certificate, it is a useful part of training for
 people seeking employment in the building
 service industry.

 Students are strongly encouraged to take
 Occupational First Aid Level I and Transportation
 of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) as
 these certificate course are a requirement for
 employment in some positions.

 Admission Requirements:

 There are no admission requirements for this
 program.

 Offered at:
 • Kelowna
 • Salmon Arm
 • Revelstoke
 • Penticton




         Okanagan College encourages all
      prospective applicants to investigate job
         opportunities and average wages.

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Education Assistant
Certificate

Helping school children - particularly those with          Applicants who have a criminal record and
exceptionalities	-	is	a	job	guaranteed	to	present	         are seeking a pardon are advised that this
both significant challenges and enormous                   can be a lengthy process and that they
rewards.                                                   should initiate the criminal record check
                                                           procedure at their local RCMP Detachment
Under the supervision of teachers, education          	    six	months	prior	to	date	of	admission.		
assistants perform a variety of para-professional          Prospective students who have been
duties in schools. Often they work closely                 convicted of a criminal offence may be
with pupils struggling to overcome physical,               denied admission. Failure to submit all
learning, or emotional difficulties. Typical duties        required documentation by a specified
include coaching students in problem subjects,             deadline may result in denial of admission.
preparing specialized teaching materials, and
maintaining progress records.                         Offered at:
                                                      • Kelowna
You’ll learn how schools are organized and            • Vernon
administered and how education assistants             • Salmon Arm
fit	into	the	mix	of	professionals,	students,	         • Revelstoke
and parents. Among other theoretical and              • Oliver
philosophical	issues,	you’ll	examine	such	            • Summerland
controversial topics as child discipline and public
school	legislation.	Two	courses	focus	exclusively	
on psychological and educational approaches
relevant	to	exceptional	children.	Other	courses	
cover the modification of curriculum and the use
of computers.

Two workshops will train you in the skills and
techniques necessary to work with children with
exceptionalities	and	meet	their	recreational,	
leisure, and creative needs. The program
concludes with a 120-hour practicum.

Admission Requirements:

•	 Grade	12	or	equivalent	(Advanced	Level		
   certificate or GED)
•	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	one	of	
   English 12, TPC 12 (Technical and Professional
   Communications), or an equivalent Provincial
   Level ABE English course; or a minimum
   score of 24/40 (level 4) on the LPI (Language
	 Proficiency	Index)	test.		Note:		
   Communications 12 is not acceptable.
•	 Applicants	must	complete	a	criminal	record	
   check no more than three months before
   their date of admission. The form will be
   mailed to the applicants by the Continuing
   Studies office offering the program.
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 Esthetician Certificate                               Floral Design Certificate

 Become a part of the fastest growing industry         This 150 hour certificate program prepares
 in North America. Learning all the core services      students to work as floral designers and to
 necessary to work in the Esthetics field you will     upgrade the abilities and skills of those currently
 ensure	yourself	a	place	in	this	exciting	industry.	   working in the field. Emphasis is on retail
 Learn how to become a team member in a Spa            floristry including small businesses and franchise
 environment, and how to deal with all aspects         retail outlets. Program content concentrates on
 of client interaction. Quality service and an         the basic principles of plant care, floral design,
 understanding of the value of a professional          and floral arrangements for special events.
 attitude will ensure your success, and help you       Students will be eligible to write the Basic
 build client loyalty.                                 Florist	Skills	accreditation	examination	with	
                                                       Flowers Canada, after successfully completing
 Upon successful completion of this program you        this	program	along	with	six	months	of	practical	
 will have the necessary 800-hour requirement          experience	in	a	retail	florist	business.
 that will allow you to pursue your BC Provincial
 Esthetic License. This is the time to get in on the   Admission requirements:
 excitement	by	enrolling	in	this	comprehensive	
 program.                                              •	 Grade	10	or	equivalent

 Admission requirements:                               Offered at:
                                                       • Penticton
 •	 Grade	12	graduation	or	equivalent	(BC	Adult	
    Graduation Diploma) or mature student
    status (19 years of age and out of full time
    secondary school for at least one year prior
    to start of program).

 Offered at:
 • Salmon Arm
 • Penticton
 • Vernon
 • Kelowna




         Okanagan College encourages all
      prospective applicants to investigate job
         opportunities and average wages.



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Home Inspector Certificate

This 355-hour certificate program combines            	    assessment	test	and	pass	with	60%	or	better	
classroom instruction with field training and              if they have not taken computer
will enable students to develop the skills and             fundamentals previously.
knowledge required to perform comprehensive
visual inspections of a house and its systems         Offered at:
and prepare professional reports of the findings.     • Vernon
Successful students will learn how to review a
house as a system and how one component of
a house might affect the operability or lifespan
of another. Students will learn to determine the
components of a house that are not performing
properly or where repairs may be needed as well
as components that are beyond their useful life
or are unsafe.

Graduates will learn to inspect key inspection
points in residential plumbing systems, evaluate
possible electrical problems, inspect gas, oil, and
electric heating and cooling systems, and inspect
physical conditions of the structure.

Upon successful completion of this program,
students will be prepared to write membership
exams	for	the	Canadian	Association	of	Home	
and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) (BC) (an
accreditation process leading toward the
Registered Home Inspector (RHI) designation);
and the National Association of Certified Home
Inspectors	(NACHI).	Experience	in	the	residential	
housing industry will be an asset to students
entering the program.

Admission Requirements:

•	 Grade	12	or	equivalent,	or	19	years	of	age	or	
   older and out of full-time school for at least
   one year prior to the start of the program.
•	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	Mathematics	
   10 or equivalent Intermediate Level ABE
	 Mathematics	course	or	ABLE	exam	with	a	
   minimum score of 26/40.
•	 English	12	or	equivalent	Provincial	Level	ABE	
	 English	course,	or	Language	Proficiency	Index	
   (LPI) score of 24/40 or better (Level
   four) or TPC (Technical and Professional
   Communications) 12.
•	 Computer	Fundamentals	or	equivalent.		
   Students will be required to take an
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 Interior Decorating Certificate Introduction to Dental Office
                                 Reception Certificate

 This 162 hour program will provide students with   A solid career opportunity will open up for
 comprehensive training in interior decorating      students who complete the Dental Office
 and planning for residential and commercial        Reception certificate program offered by
 environments. Students will learn to analyze,      Continuing Education and Okanagan College.
 develop, co-ordinate and implement interior        This program’s three courses will introduce the
 decorating plans with style and confidence. This   basic skills required for work as a dental office
 program may lead to entry-level positions in       receptionist, with an emphasis on effective
 retail sales or interior decorating.               communication skills and a professional
                                                    demeanor.
 Admission requirements:
                                                    You’ll begin your training with an introductory
 •	 Grade	12	or	equivalent	(Advanced	Level	         course on dentistry, terminology, and a review
    certificate or GED) or mature student status    of tooth anatomy. In the second level you will
    (19 years of age and out of full time           focus on organizational skills, patient record
    secondary school for at least one year prior    keeping, insurance forms, appointment control,
    to start of program)                            and specialized dental office procedures.
                                                    Finally, in the third level you will be introduced
 Offered at:                                        to the computer billing software used
 • Kelowna                                          specifically in dental offices.
 • Vernon
 • Penticton                                        Admission Requirements:

                                                    •	 Grade	12	or	equivalent
                                                    •	 A	typing	speed	of	35	words	per	minute.

                                                    Offered at:
                                                    • Vernon
                                                    • Penticton




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Introduction to Office
Administration Certificate

You’re bright, motivated, and eager to begin
your first job in a small or medium-sized
business. All you need are the relevant skills and
an opportunity to prove you have what it takes.

The Introduction to Office Administration
Certificate program teaches a comprehensive
package of skills designed to ensure that your
application demands serious consideration from
potential employers, even if you’ve had little or
no	previous	work	experience.

This challenging program blends coursework
in all of the interpersonal and technical skills
essential for success in an office.

You’ll learn to problem-solve, multi-task, and
work effectively in a team. You’ll become adept
at the language of business, both written and
spoken, as well as math and basic accounting,
whether manual or computer-based. Completion
of a suite of computer courses will ensure you
can handle with ease everything from word
processing and spreadsheets to e-mail and
Iinternet research. You’ll also master basic office
procedures to foster effective receptionist,
phone, mail, filing, and banking skills.

A three-week work practicum with a local
employer leads up to the program’s final week
of classes during which you and your fellow
students	will	review	workplace	experiences.	
Finally, you will develop a job-search plan to
ensure your first job comes sooner rather than
later.

Admission Requirements:

•	 Minimum	Grade	10	or	equivalent	
   (ABE - Intermediate Level)
•	 Computer	Keyboarding	Level	1	or	a	minimum	
   of 20 wpm
•	 Computer	Fundamentals                                   Okanagan College encourages all
                                                        prospective applicants to investigate job
Offered at:                                                opportunities and average wages.
• Revelstoke
• Kelowna
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 Landscape Horticulture                               Management Skills for
 Certificate                                          Supervisors Certificate

 The landscape industry has seen increased            Supervisors in today’s organizations are under
 consumer demand for professional landscape           increasing	expectations	to	produce	more
 services. The program provides the core skills       tangible results with less resources, support,
 required for employment in this growing              and	personnel.	Maximizing	the	personal
 industry, as well as upgrading for those currently   effectiveness of people at all levels of the
 involved with the various phases of landscape        organization is critical tothe bottom-line and
 horticulture. Persons with responsibilities          to a healthy work environment.
 for administering landscape construction             •	 Hands-on	management	training	that	is	
 or maintenance contracts will also find the             immediately useful on the job
 program beneficial. The Landscape Horticulture       •	 90	hours	of	experiential,	integrated,	
 Certificate program also provides a solid               structured material
 foundation for individuals interested in pursuing    •	 High	credibility;	tested	with	over	4,000	British	
 advanced studies in specialized horticulture            Columbia supervisors
 disciplines such as turf grass maintenance,          •	 Adaptability	in	a	cross	cultural,	international	
 landscape design, and nursery propagation.              setting* Hands-on management training that
                                                         is immediately useful on the job
 The program consists of four courses totalling       * High credibility; tested with over 4,000 British
 120 hours of instruction. HT11 is introductory          Columbia supervisors
 and is an admission requirement to the               The three modules can be taken individually and in
 others. HT12 discusses plant material and is         any order.
 an admission requirement to both HT13 and
 HT14, which are directed to specific aspects of      Interpersonal Skills (Communication Skills)
 landscape construction and maintenance.              Obtain the skills needed to be an effective coach in
                                                      the workplace by learning listening, questioning and
                                                      counselling techniques to assist in your management
 Admission Requirements:                              duties.

 •	 There	are	no	admission	requirements	for	this	     Team Building Skills
    program.                                          This course emphasizes the development of
                                                      leadership skills and includes such topics as setting
 Offered at:                                          the climate for motivation, using the preferred
 • Kelowna                                            leadership style effectively, team building, and
 • Vernon                                             running meetings.
 • Salmon Arm
                                                      Performance Management Skills
                                                      The aim of this course is to sharpen the participant’s
                                                      administrative skills, including such aspects as
                                                      managing the job effectively, communicating
       Okanagan College encourages all                effectively in writing, and using a comprehensive
    prospective applicants to investigate job         system of performance appraisal.
       opportunities and average wages.
                                                      Admission Requirements:
                                                      There are no admission requirements for this course

                                                      Offered at:
                                                      • Kelowna
                                                      • Salmon Arm
                                                      • Revelstoke


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Medical Office Assistant                             Nail Technician Certificate
Certificate

You’ll be ready to pursue a rewarding career in      Jump	into	one	of	the	most	exciting	and	
a medical office, after completing the Medical       in-demand careers choices around. This
Office Assistant Certificate program offered by      400-hour program will teach you all the skills
Continuing Studies. Your courses will feature a      necessary to begin your career as a Nail
unique blend of medical and business training        Technician. See what all the buzz is about as you
designed to prepare you for reception, clerical or   work with some of the latest advances in nail
assisting work in the health sector.                 enhancement	procedures;	OPI’s	new	Axxium	
                                                     Gel system and no odor Clarite Acrylic. Learn
This program also offers two optional modules.       why well trained Nail Techs are in demand and
One (MOA 03) allows you to observe first-hand        bring out your artistic side as you learn proper
the routines of a working medical office. The        sanitation, general sciences and disease control.
other module (MOA 06) provides practice in
the accurate and swift transcription of medical      Upon successful completion of this program
and surgical dictation, but is limited to students   your will meet the requirements needed to
familiar with the terminology.                       pursue a BC Provincial Nail Technician license.
                                                     Start your client list while you master the skill of
Admission Requirements:                              artificial nail enhancements. Enter the market as
                                                     a top trained professional and watch your career
•	 Completion	of	Grade	12	or	equivalent	or           take off.
•	 Completion	of	the	GED	or	Advanced	Level	
   Certificate or                                    Admission Requirements:
•	 Mature	student	status	(at	least	19	years	of	
   age and out of full-time high school study for    •	 Graduation	from	Grade	12	or	equivalent	(BC	
   at least one year)                                   high school diploma, BC Adult Graduation
•	 Computer	fundamentals	or	equivalent	                 Diploma, General Educational Development
   (students may take a challenge test to access        (GED), or an equivalent secondary school
   their fundamental skills.                            completion from another jurisdiction); or
                                                     •	 Mature	student	status	(age	19	and	out	of	full-
Co-requisites:                                          time high school for at least one year prior to
                                                        the start of classes).
•	 Successful	completion	of	Red	Cross	Standard	
   first aid course, including CPR Level C before    Offered at:
   receiving their certificate.                      • Salmon Arm
•	 Minimum	typing	speed	of	40	wpm.                   • Vernon

Offered at:
• Kelowna
• Vernon
• Penticton
• Salmon Arm




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 Nursing Unit Assistant
 Certificate

 A hospital nursing unit assistant must have              their date of admission. The form will be
 superior	communication	skills,	extensive	                mailed to the applicants by the Continuing
 knowledge of administrative policies and                 Studies office offering the program.
 procedures, and a firm grasp of medical                  Applicants who have a criminal record and
 terminology. If the challenge of working in a            are seeking a pardon are advised that this
 fast-paced medical environment - hospital or             can be a lengthy process and that they
 otherwise - is appealing, you should complete            should initiate the criminal record check
 the Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate program           `procedure at their local RCMP detachment
 offered by Okanagan College.                        	    six	months	prior	to	date	of	admission.	
                                                          Prospective students who have been
 Along with general receptionist duties, a nursing        convicted of a criminal offense may be
 unit	assistant	is	expected	to	communicate	               denied admission. Failure to submit all
 effectively in routine and emergency situations,         required documentation by a specified
 assemble and maintain patient charts, process            deadline may result in denial of admission.
 the admission, transfer, and discharge of
 patients, understand common drug and medical        Offered at:
 terminology, and process orders relating to         • Kelowna
 medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests,       • Vernon
 and surgical or treatment plans. A Nursing Unit     • Penticton
 Assistant must also perform these duties within
 an appropriate code of ethics.

 Okanagan College’s Nursing Unit Assistant
 program will train you to become a key member
 of a hospital health care team, closely working
 with physicians, nurses, and patients. The
 curriculum includes 10 courses and one hospital
 practicum placement.

 Admission Requirements:

 •	 Completion	of	Grade	12	or	equivalent	
    (Advanced Level certificate or GED) or
    mature student status (19 years of age and
    out of fulltime secondary school for at least
    one year prior to start of program)
 •	 Successful	completion	of	a	basic	computer	
    course such as Computer fundamentals or
    equivalent,
 •	 Successful	completion	of	Red	Cross	Standard	
    including CPR Level C

 Document proof required:

 •	 Evidence	of	a	negative	tuberculin	test
 •	 Keyboarding	speed	of	50	wpm
 •	 Applicants	must	complete	a	criminal	record	
    check no more than three months before
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Palliative Care Certificate

Palliative care aspires to relieve the suffering and   Offered at:
enhance the quality of life in persons living with     • Vernon
acute or chronic life-threatening illnesses, as well   • Penticton
as during their death and in the bereavement           • Salmon Arm
process.

As increasing proportions of the population
grow older and eventually are in need of
palliative care, a new respect for palliative care
is emerging. The ever-advancing specialty of
palliative care as a rewarding career is attracting
compassionate, multidisciplinary healthcare
professionals. Our students are changing how
care is delivered within institutions and in the
community.

Okanagan College’s Palliative Care Certificate
program addresses the management of the
physical, psychosocial, and spiritual concerns
of these persons. Specifically, it provides
participants with the enhanced knowledge and
skills to care for both the dying and the family
or friends supporting them, and to function
effectively as part of a palliative care team.

The program’s two courses follow a provincial
curriculum.	The	first	explores	attitudes	and	
definitions of death, dying, and grief, as well
as the role of cultural and religious influences.
The second course focuses on specific issues
such nutrition, care planning and modification,
and resource management, and reviews issues
related to ethical considerations and caring for
the caregiver.

Admission Requirements:

There are no admission requirements for this
program.




       Okanagan College encourages all
    prospective applicants to investigate job
       opportunities and average wages.
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 Pharmacy Technician
 Certificate

 The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is      •	 Minimum	keyboarding	speed	of	35	words	
 an 850-hour program which prepares students            per minute
 for employment as technicians in community and      •	 Applicants	must	complete	a	criminal	record	
 hospital pharmacies. Students gain knowledge           check no more than three months before
 and skills relevant to the technical and clerical      their date of admission. The form will be
 aspects of the pharmacy profession.                    mailed to the applicants by Continuing
 Topics covered include: job orientation,               Studies in Kelowna. Applicants with a
 pharmacy equipment, prescription preparation,          criminal record who are seeking a pardon
 mathematical skills in pharmacy, inventory             are advised that this can be a lengthy
 maintenance, recordkeeping, pharmaceutical             process; they should initiate the criminal
 products, compounding, sterile product                 record check procedure at their local
 handling, hospital pharmacy procedures,             	 RCMP	detachment	six	months	prior	to	date	
 computer skills, communications skills and             of admission. Prospective students who have
 the law as it applies to pharmacies, and the           been convicted of a criminal offence may be
 legal relationship between a pharmacist and            denied admission.
 technician.
 The program includes theory, demonstrations,        **This program is offered through Distance
 and practice in the classroom. Students will be     Education.
 assigned both a community pharmacy and a
 hospital pharmacy practicum.

 Admission Requirements:

 •	 BC	secondary	school	graduation,	or		 	
    equivalent, or be currently enrolled in Grade
    12, or 19 years of age and out of secondary
    school for one year as of the first day of
    classes
 •	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	Biology	11	or	
    an equivalent Advanced Level ABE Biology
    course, or Biology 12 or an equivalent
    Provincial Level ABE Biology course, or
 	 a	passing	grade	of	60%	on	the	Pharmacy	
    Technician Biology Competency Test.
 •	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	English	12,	TPC	
    12 (Technical and Professional
    Communications), or an equivalent Provincial
    Level ABE English course; or a minimum
    score of 24/40 (level 4) on the LPI (Language
 	 Proficiency	Index).	Note:	Communications	12	
    is not acceptable.
 •	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	Principles	of	
    Mathematics 12 or an equivalent Provincial
    Level ABE Mathematics course. If this course
    has not been successfully completed within
    the last seven (7) years, the applicant must
    pass the Pharmacy Technician Mathematics
    Competency Test.
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Production and Inventory                            Residential Building Drafting
Management Certificate                              Technician Certificate

Because efficient production and inventory          This 168 hour certificate program builds upon
management systems are crucial to your              knowledge of AutoCAD for work in the field
company’s success, you want to acquire an           of residential building design. You will gain
in-depth understanding of the latest techniques     general knowledge of the building design
and trends in operation around the world.           process for residential projects, beginning
Achieve this goal by completing the Production      with the initial client meeting to the creation of
and Inventory Management Certificate program.       final working drawings. Course work provides
                                                    students with a basic understanding of working
This program prepares students to write the         drawing components, residential and property
Educational Society for Resource Management         design, an introduction to construction theory,
exams	and	thereby	achieve	international	            and building code and local building bylaw
designation as being Certified in Production and    requirements.
Inventory Management (CPIM). Holding a CPIM
credential confirms that you understand the         For detailed program information, including
design, operation, and control of systems for the   courses and admission requirements, call Leslee
manufacture and distribution of products and        at 503-2672 or Andrea at 503-2671.
services.
                                                    Admission Requirements:
In this program, you will become knowledgeable
in a variety of skills including production         •	 AutoCAD	Skills	Certificate	or	equivalent	
planning, material and capacity requirements        	 experience.
planning,	manufacturing	excellence,	just-in-        •	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	Mathematics	
time ordering, and other related systems and           10 or an equivalent Intermediate Level ABE
technologies. Your ability to predict outcomes      	 mathematics	course;	or	ABLE	exam	with	a	
accurately will help boost your company’s              minimum score of 26/40.
productivity and competitiveness.                   •	 Grade	12	or	equivalent	(Advanced	Level	
                                                       Certificate or GED) or mature student status
Admission Requirements:                                (19 years of age or older and out of full time
                                                       secondary school for at least one year prior
Related	work	experience	is	desirable.                  to start of program).

Offered at:                                         Offered at:
• Kelowna                                           • Vernon




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 Simply Accounting Certificate

 Keeping accurate track of the dollars coming
 in and going out is fundamental to the viability
 of any enterprise, particularly small businesses
 where the room for financial error is scant.

 Owners, operators, and employees in the small
 and medium-sized business sector will all find the
 Simply Accounting Certificate program to be a
 valuable professional development opportunity.

 The popular integrated accounting software,
 Simply Accounting for Windows, is at the heart
 of this certificate program. An introductory
 course trains you to maintain general ledger,
 accounts receivable/payable, and payroll
 records. The program’s intermediate course
 adds valuable options such as inventory control
 procedures and key payroll functions. You will
 also	become	proficient	with	Microsoft	Excel	as	
 you learn fundamental spreadsheet techniques
 and skills required for creating budgets,
 projections, financial statements, databases, and
 charts.

 Admission Requirements:

 These requirements can be satisfied by
 completion of appropriate courses or by the
 satisfactory completion of a skills test.
 •	 Prior	course	work	or	experience	in	manual		
     bookkeeping systems
 •	 Basic	keyboarding	skills
 •	 Computer	Fundamentals	or	equivalent	
     (applicants will be required to complete a
     Computer Fundamentals skills test)

 Offered at:
 • Kelowna
 • Vernon
 • Salmon Arm
 • Revelstoke
 • Penticton
                                                           Okanagan College encourages all
                                                        prospective applicants to investigate job
                                                           opportunities and average wages.



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Special Needs Worker
Certificate

Children and adults with disabilities frequently      •	 A	vaccination	for	Hepatitis	B	completed	prior	
need support to function fully in their                  to the practicum
communities. You can acquire the professional         •	 Completion	of	a	criminal	record	check	
skills required to assist them by completing             (no more than 3 months prior to admission).
the Special Needs Worker Certificate program             The form will be mailed to the applicants
offered by Okanagan College.                             by the Continuing Education office offering
                                                         the program. Applicants who have a criminal
Graduates are qualified to work in entry-level,          record and are seeking a pardon are advised
team-based positions to provide support to               that this can be a lengthy process and that
individuals with disabilities in a wide variety          they should initiate the criminal record check
of settings, including homes, workplaces, and            procedure at their local RCMP detachment
facilities providing educational, recreational, and   	 six	months	prior	to	date	of	admission.	
social services.                                         Prospective students who have been
                                                         convicted of a criminal offense may be
As a student, you will first be introduced to the        denied admission. Failure to submit all
foundations of community living. You will also           required documentation by a specified
learn about the historical evolution of services         deadline may result in denial of admission.
and supports for persons with disabilities, as well
as the values and beliefs of the disability rights    Offered at:
movement and the fundamental importance of            • Vernon
community living concepts.                            • Salmon Arm

In the two field practicums, you will interact with
persons with disabilities to provide supports and
improve the quality of their lives. Following these
placements you will participate in seminars to
review	experiences,	examine	related	issues,	and	
problem-solve.

Admission Requirements:

•	 Attendance	at	an	orientation	session	prior	to		
   admission
•	 Grade	12	or	equivalent	(GED	or	ABE	
   Provincial Level Diploma) or mature student
   status
•	 English	12	or	Technical	Professional	
   Communication 12 or a Language Proficiency
	 Index	(LPI)	score	of	24/40	or	better	(Level	4)
•	 Math	10	or	an	ABLE	E	test	score	of	25/40	or	
   better in the Math component
•	 Occupational	First	Aid	Level	I	and	BLS	C	
   certifications (no more than 12 months prior
   to admission)
•	 Foodsafe	Certification
•	 Evidence	of	negative	tuberculin	skin	test	(no	
   more than 6 months prior to admission)
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 Sterile Processing and
 Distribution Certificate

 With its focus on prevention, this 26-week           •	 Applicants	must	complete	a	criminal	record	
 program prepares you for a career combating             check no more than three months before
 micro-organisms, creating safe and hygienic             their date of admission. The form will be
 environments for patients.                              mailed to the applicants by the Continuing
 You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of              Studies office offering the program. Please
 aseptic techniques, infection control, cleaning,        note: Applicants who have a criminal record
 sterilization, the handling and storage of sterile      and are seeking a pardon are advised
 supplies and decontamination procedures. A              that this can be a lengthy process and that
 400-hour practicum in a hospital setting allows         they should initiate the criminal record check
 you to apply your learning while gaining valuable       procedure at their local RCMP detachment
 work	experience.                                     	 six	months	prior	to	date	of	admission.	
 Graduates are eligible for certification with the       Prospective students who have been
 International Association of Health Care Central        convicted of a criminal offence may be
 Service Material Management.                            denied admission.
                                                      •	 All	applicants	will	be	required	to	attend	an	
 Admission Requirements:                                 orientation session.

 •	 Grade	12	or	equivalent                            Offered at:
 •	 English	12,	or	TCP	12	(Technical	&	               • Kelowna
    Professional Communications), or ABE              • Vernon
    Provincial Level English with a minimum
 	 grade	of	60%	or	a	Language	Proficiency	
 	 Index	(LPI)	score	of	24/40	or	better	(Level	4).	
    Note: Communications 12 is not acceptable.
 •	 Occupational	First	Aid	Level	I	and	BLS	C
 •	 Applicants	must	undergo	a	medical	screening	
 	 to	determine	any	preexisting	medical	
    conditions that could be compromised by
    working in this field
 •	 Color	blindness	test	results	from	an	Ishihara	
    test cannot indicate color blindness
 •	 Evidence	of	the	following	immunizations	
    prior to admission: tetanus and diphtheria
    immunizations within the past 10 years,
    polio immunization (childhood series), and
    MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) or rubella
    immunization
 •	 Evidence	of	a	negative	tuberculin	skin	test		
    no more than 6 months prior to admission (or
    evidence of appropriate follow-up if the test
    was positive)
 •	 A	vaccination	for	Hepatitis	B	completed	prior	
    to the practicum (NOTE: This can be
    provided by OC for students during the
    program)
 •	 Evidence	of	influenza	immunization	for	the	
    current influenza season (prior to starting the
    SPD 11 Practicum)
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Teaching English as a Second
Language Certificate

This 140 hour certificate program is comprised of   •	 Transcript	showing	completion	of	an	English	
six	core	modules	and	the	choice	of	a	supervised	       Literature or composition course at a
practicum or a project. The program is designed        recognized university or college in Canada
to meet the needs of future English as a Second     	 with	a	minimum	grade	of	60%
Language (ESL) teachers who are looking to
work with adult learners of ESL both overseas       Offered at:
and within Canada.                                  • Kelowna

The program is comprehensive in education
theory and methodology and provides a
hands-on approach to learning various second-
language-teaching strategies. It also offers
training in language principles and patterns,
and addresses the application of this knowledge
to the teaching of language skills, grammar,
vocabulary, and pronunciation. Upon successful
completion of the program, students will receive
an Okanagan College certificate.

Admission Requirements:

General Admission Requirements
•	 BC	Secondary	School	graduation	or	
   equivalent

Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate
degree must also submit documentation of one
of the following:
•	 English	12	with	a	minimum	of	70%
•	 Technical	and	Professional	Communications	
	 12	with	a	minimum	grade	of	70%
•	 Completion	of	the	Language	Proficiency	
	 Index	(LPI)	with	a	minimum	score	of	Level	5

Applicants who are non-native speakers of
English must also submit documentation of one
of the following:
•	 TOEFL	score	of	at	least	550	(paper	based),	
    213 (computer based), or 75 (internet based)
•	 Band	score	of	6.5	on	the	academic	version	of	
    IELTS
•	 A	score	exceeding	level	6	on	the	Okanagan	
    College English Language Assessment
    (OCELA)
•	 Minimum	grade	of	70%	in	each	of	ESLE	060,	
    ESLW 061, and ESLR 062

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 Viticulture Certificate                              Wine Sales Certificate


  The Viticulture program provides individuals with   This program provides individuals interested in
  the skills and knowledge to manage a vineyard       employment in the area of wine sales with an
  or seek employment in viticulture. Course           introduction to grape growing and winemaking,
  work will emphasize the scientific principles       an understanding of legal regulations and
  underlying grape growing for the purpose of         standards within the industry, marketing
  wine production, the various influences on grape    and sales strategies, and knowledge of wine
  quality, terminology, vineyard management           shop management and winery promotions.
  including human resource and financial              Coursework will involve a variety of projects
  management, vineyard equipment operation            and field trips. The program is comprised of 147
  and maintenance, and safety. The program is         hours	of	coursework	and	practical	experience	in	
  comprised of 267 hours of classroom instruction     the industry.
  and	40	hours	of	work	experience	at	a	vineyard.
                                                      Admission Requirements:
  Admission Requirements:
                                                      •	 High	school	diploma	or	equivalent,
  •	 High	school	diploma	or	equivalent                •	 Successful	completion	of	English	12	or	TPC	
  •	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	one	of	                   12 or an LPI score of 24/40 (Level 4) or better,
     English 12, TPC 12 (Technical and                •	 19	years	or	older	at	time	of	admission	to	the	
     Professional Communications), or an                 program,
     equivalent Provincial Level ABE English          •	 Serving	It	Right	certificate.
     course; or a minimum score of 24/40 (level 4)
  		 on	the	LPI	(Language	Proficiency	Index)	test.	   Offered at:
     Note: Communications 12 is not acceptable.       • Penticton

  •	 19	years	or	older	at	time	of	admission	to	the	
     program

  Offered at:
  • Penticton




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Winery Assistant Certificate

The Winery Assistant program provides
individuals with the skills and knowledge
to work in an entry level position within the
wine industry. Course work will emphasize
the scientific principles underlying grape and
wine production, influences on wine quality,
terminology, winery equipment operation and
maintenance, harvest and crush, sanitation and
safety, winery sensory evaluation, and marketing
and sales practices. The program is comprised
of 258 hours of classroom instruction and 50
hours	of	work	experience	in	a	winery.		

Admission Requirements:

•	 High	school	diploma	or	equivalent
•	 A	minimum	grade	of	60%	in	one	of	
   English 12, TPC 12 (Technical and Professional
   Communications), or an equivalent Provincial
   Level ABE English course; or a minimum
   score of 24/40 (level 4) on the LPI (Language
	 Proficiency	Index)	test.	
   Note:Communications 12 is not acceptable
•	 19	years	or	older	at	time	of	admission	to	the	
   program

Co-requisites:

•	 Foodsafe	Level	I	Certification
•	 Serving	It	Right	

Offered at:
• Penticton




                                                         Okanagan College encourages all
                                                      prospective applicants to investigate job
                                                         opportunities and average wages.



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  How to apply

  Applications are available on-line or call us at     Visit our Kelowna campus located at
  1-888-638-0058 to request one.                       1000 KLO Road
  Online: www.okanagan.bc.ca/apply                     Call us at: (250) 862-5480 or 1-888-638-0058
  Click on:                                            Fax:	(250)	862-5434
  Apply for Continuing Studies Certificates            Or email us at: cscentral@okanagan.bc.ca

  Each program has different requirements; some        Visit our Vernon campus located at
  have no requirements while others have several.      7000 College Way
  Some	examples	of	requirements	could	be:	Grade	       Call us at: (250) 545-7291 or 1-800-289-8993
  12 or equivalent, English 12, Math 10, Foodsafe      Fax:	(250)	503-2653
  certification, criminal record check, etc. Once      Or email us at: csnorth@okanagan.bc.ca
  your admission requirements are in and verified
  by the College, and there are seats available, you   Visit our Penticton campus located at
  will be admitted into the program. So plan ahead     583 Duncan Ave W.
  – seats are filling!                                 Call us at: (250) 492-4305 or 1-866-510-8899
                                                       Fax:	(250)	490-3953
  Once your application is complete you can then       Or email us at: cssouth@okanagan.bc.ca
  mail,	fax	or	drop	it	off	to	any	of	the	campuses	
  listed below.                                        Visit our Salmon Arm campus located at
                                                       2552	Trans	Can	Hwy	NE	(Box	189)
                                                       Call us at: (250) 804-8888 or 1-866-352-0103
                                                       Fax:	(250)	804-8850
                                                       Or email us at: csshuswap@okanagan.bc.ca

                                                       Visit our Revelstoke campus located at
                                                       1401 1st Street W. (Bag 4500)
                                                       Call	us	at:	(250)	837-4235	Fax:	(250)	837-2882
                                                       Or email us at: csrevelstoke@okanagan.bc.ca

                                                       INFORMATION DISCREPANCIES
                                                       All program information including course/
                                                       program content, length, prerequisites, start/
                                                       end dates, postponements and or cancellation is
                                                       subject to change without notice.




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                                                                                     Continuing
Applications are now being accepted
for all Certificate programs.
                                                                                     StudieS
                                                                                     ALL   RegionS

                                                                                     CeRtiFiC Ate    PRogR AMS

ARC/IFO GIS                               Nursing Unit Assistant
Audio Engineering & Music Production      Palliative Care
AutoCAD Skills                            Pharmacy Technician
Bartending                                Production & Inventory Management
Basic Accounting                          Residential Building Drafting Technician
Bookkeeping Bridging                      Simply Accounting
Career Facilitator                        Special Needs Worker
Community Brain Injury Services           Sterile Processing & Distribution
Computer Basics for Business              TESL
Computer Proficiency for Business         Viticulture
Custodial Worker                          Wine Sales
Education Assistant                       Winery Assistant
Esthetician
Floral Design
Home Inspector
Interior Decorating
Introduction to Dental Office Reception
Introduction to Office Administration
Landscape Horticulture
Management Skills for Supervisors
Medical Office Assistant
Nail Technician
      Want a quick way into a career?
  get your certificate in less than one year!                                                                     Not sure about going
What are you waiting for? it’s never been easier to go
back to school! this is what our students have to say:
                                                                                                                  back to school?
“This course helped fill in the gaps in my
 knowledge. I already worked in accounting prior
 to taking the program.”
                                                       “I now understand the important
                                                        role that colour and fabric
                                                                                                                  Get your feet wet!
Joanne Russell,
                                                        texture play in design.”                                  Call us to sit in on an evening session.
Basic Accounting Certificate, 2007                      Heather Fessenden,
                                                        Interior Decorating Certificate, 2008

“The instructor was wonderful!                         “The course was helpful training for me in
 I feel confident that the skills I                     the areas where I needed experience and I
                                                        obtained a drafting job shortly after finishing
 learned in this program will help                      the program.”
 me reach my career goals.”                             John greenway
 teagan Burton,                                         Residential Building Design Technician Certificate 2007
 Basic Accounting Certificate, 2007

“The skills learned in this course are invaluable
                                                       “Everything you learn in this
 to anyone in the workplace”                            program is very applicable.
 Suzanne McVarnock,                                    The job opportunities that
 Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate, 2006
                                                        opened up to me after taking
“I LOVE this Nursing Unit                               this course have been rewarding
Assistant course, the teachers                          and fulfilling.”
                                                        Wendy Harris,
 are just great, the course                             Special Needs Worker Certificate, 2007
 outline is manageable and it is
                                                       The CEA course has given me the ability
 so encouraging to feel will be                        to enter into my work with a more open
 fully prepared for a career                           and accepting mind of others and their
 in this field.”                                       circumstances.”
 Allison McKill,                                        Julia Jamieson,
 Nursing Unit Clerk Certificate, 2007                   Education Assistant Certificate, 2007


“My work has become more fulfilling through
 meeting, caring and advocating for amazing
 people. I feel enlightened and thankful to be on
 this career path.”
 tara Jenkins,
 Student, Special Needs Worker Certificate, 2007



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