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FALL 2018 - Okanagan College
FALL 2018

Read how Alice George is using her life experiences
and education to provide meaningful support for
Indigenous communities.

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FALL 2018 - Okanagan College

     OLIVER                                    KELOWNA                                        SALMON ARM
     339 Fairview Road                         Office Hours:                                  Office Hours:
     P.O. Box 1799                             Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.               Mon – Thu, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     Oliver, B.C., V0H 1T0                     (Except Tue, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)            Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     Toll-free: 1-866-510-8899                 A108 - 1000 KLO Road                           2552 10th Ave NE
     cssouth@okanagan.bc.ca                    Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 4X8                         Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 2S4
                                               Phone: 250-862-5480                            Phone: 250-804-8888
     PENTICTON                                 Fax: 250-862-5434                              Fax: 250-804-8850
                                               Toll-free: 1-888-638-0058                      Toll-free: 1-866-352-0103
     Office Hours:                             cscentral@okanagan.bc.ca                       csshuswap@okanagan.bc.ca
     Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     583 Duncan Ave. W.
     Penticton, B.C., V2A 8E1                  KELOWNA TRADES                                 REVELSTOKE
     Phone: 250-492-4305                       Phone: 250-862-5457                            Office Hours:
     Fax: 250-490-3950                         Fax: 250-862-5469                              Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     Toll-free: 1-866-510-8899                 Toll-free: 1-877-755-2266, Ext. 5457           1401 First Street West
     cssouth@okanagan.bc.ca                    trades@okanagan.bc.ca                          P.O. Box 3118
                                                                                              Revelstoke, B.C., V0E 2S0

     SUMMERLAND                                VERNON                                         Phone: 250-837-4235
                                               Office Hours:                                  Fax: 250-837-2882
     13211 Henry Ave.                                                                         csrevelstoke@okanagan.bc.ca
     P.O. Box 1224                             Mon – Thu, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     Summerland, B.C., V0H 1Z0                 Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                               7000 College Way
     Toll-free: 1-866-510-8899                 Vernon, B.C., V1B 2N5
                                               Phone: 250-545-7291, Ext. 2850
                                               Fax: 250-503-2653
                                               Toll-free: 1-800-289-8993


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                 OLI - Oliver
                                       the workplace, home or at play.
                 PEN - Penticton
                 SUM - Summerland      Course code: HLT 009                                     DATES & TIMES
                 KEL - Kelowna         PEN: 1. Mar. 7 & 8, Fri & Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.         FIRST INTAKE
                 VER - Vernon                2. Apr. 10 & 11, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.       SECOND INTAKE
                 SAL - Salmon Arm
                 REV - Revelstoke
                                       $135 (+ materials + GST)


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                  Alice George admits that making the decision to go          The ACSW program prepares learners to support and
                  back to school was hard, but finding a program that         assist Indigenous individuals and families, both on- and
                  would allow her to give back to her community and           off-reserve, to enhance their quality of life.
                  explore her Aboriginal heritage was easy.
                                                                              “The College was such a welcoming place to go
                  Inspired to learn how to help others, Alice relocated       to school and my experience has inspired me to
                  her family so that she could enrol in the Aboriginal        pursue additional post-secondary education. My
                  Community Support Worker (ACSW) certificate                 perspective has really shifted – I now have a much
                  program at Okanagan College.                                more compassionate and empathetic view on how to
                                                                              support others.”
                  “The program gave me a better understanding of
                  Indigenous history and current issues facing Indigenous
                  communities today,” says Alice. “If you’re willing to dig   ALICE M. GEORGE
                  deeper and become self-aware of your own biases and         Graduate – Aboriginal Community
                  values, you can really build on your professional skills.
                  That is when the work becomes most interesting.”            Support Worker Certificate

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      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 66 hours                         Basic Accounting Certificate
      LOCATIONS: Penticton, Kelowna & Vernon
                                                                  Gain expertise in basic business accounting in this hands-on program. Learn accounting
      PEN: 1. Sept 11 – Nov 27, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                  concepts, generally accepted accounting principles and the rules of debit and credit.
           2. Jan 7 – Mar 29, 2019, Mon & Fri, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Understand the accounting cycle for a service business and how to manage a general
      KEL: 1. Oct 2 – Dec 13, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.         ledger, prepare financial statements, periodic adjustments and year-end books. Learn
           2. Accepting applications for Winter 2019              customer and vendor-tracking for a merchandising business, as well as inventory
      VER: Oct 2 – Dec 13, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                  concepts, sales taxes, internal cash controls and payroll preparation.
      TUITION: $600
                                                                  Graduates are prepared to take the Bookkeeping Certificate, and can apply for transfer
                                                                  credit into BUAD 111: Financial Accounting 1, as well as into the Canadian Payroll
                                                                  Association Certification.

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 123 hours                        Bookkeeping Certificate
      LOCATIONS: Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon & online
      PEN: Jan 8 – May 28, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.            Delivered online or in-person, this program adds to your employable financial
                                                                  accounting knowledge with advanced computerized accounting software and payroll
      KEL: Jan 22 – Jun 11, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
                                                                  administration skills. Gain the in-depth understanding needed to manage the complete
      VER: Jan 22 – Jun 11, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.     bookkeeping cycle, from how to set up a company through to the full year’s business
      ONLINE: Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar & May                           cycle for computerized accounting systems. Students learn: Excel spreadsheet software,
      TUITION: $1,408                                             Sage 50 accounting software and payroll administration. Graduates enjoy careers in
                                                                  bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable, billing and payroll. Call us to inquire about
                                                                  taking individual modules in this certificate.
                                                                  Graduates can apply for transfer credit into the Office Administration program, (OADM
                                                                  142 and OADM 152) and the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB).

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 138 hours                        Project Management Certificate
      LOCATION: Online
                                                                  Are you a leader preparing for a more senior or advanced leadership role in your
      DATES: Sept 29, 2018 – Mar 3, 2019                          organization? Do you want to nurture your own leadership character and competencies
      TUITION: $4,324                                             and act as an agent of change? If so, this program is the right fit for you.
                                                                  In this program, you develop essential skills in the following critical areas:
                                                                  • Enhancing personal credibility and authenticity
                                                                  • Building team commitment
                                                                  • Becoming a positive change agent
                                                                  • Building a community of learners
                                                                  • Aligning systems, values, processes and structure to deliver results consistently
                                                                  • Enjoy a blend of three online courses and one five-day residency

      For the full list of admission requirements and complete certificate program details,
      go to okanagan.bc.ca/cscertificates
      Note: Most programs have additional associated costs for textbooks, materials and GST.
      Please contact your local Continuing Studies office for current information.

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BUSINESS COURSES                                                       Bookkeeping Made Easy
                                                                       Every business has to record its transactions with a proper
5 Secrets to Using the Media to Market YOU -                           bookkeeping system. In easy-to-understand terms, this seminar
Have you started your own business but aren’t sure how to get          covers the five basic steps of bookkeeping. From the ins and outs
your name out there? Or do you want to increase your exposure          of recording transactions to producing financial statements, you
to reach more customers? Veteran Okanagan news editor David            will be amazed at how much you can learn in just six hours. Bring a
Wylie will share insider secrets and show you the ropes of media       pocket calculator to class.
and public relations. You’ll learn how to write a news release, how    Course code: OFA 001
to pitch a story and how to use social media to promote your
                                                                       KEL: Oct 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                       $144 (+ GST)
Course code: COA 268
KEL: Nov 7 – 15, Wed, & Thu, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$149 (+ GST)
                                                                       Cannabis Business Fundamentals -
                                                                       - See Employment Skills

Active Investing and Trading for Beginners -                           Cannabis and the Workplace -
Learn a strong market structure foundation and core strategy to        - See Employment Skills
actively invest and trade stocks, ETF’s, FOREX and commodities.
What are cryptocurrencies and cannabis stocks? How can you
invest in them? Did you know you can make money when the               Construction Estimating
market drops? Are you interested in learning a proven professional     This comprehensive two-day course takes you through the process
strategy to actively invest or trade in any market, up, down or        of developing a winning proposal or bid. The course is designed
sideways? Learn where to buy and where to sell with highest            for experienced professionals who would like to upgrade their
probabilities. We teach unconventional technical analysis, the tools   skills, as well as new entrants to the construction industry. Course
and techniques to read any asset price chart and how to apply          topics include: the legal requirements of proposals and bids,
that to your trading plan and execute it on any investing/trading      risk analysis, competitor analysis, response to proposal calls,
platform. This program provides structured lessons with plenty of      private vs. public bids, bid depository, supplier and sub-trade
practice time during and in between formal class time. You will        quotes, estimating direct and indirect costs, as well as bonding
learn this skill by doing it live on a simulated real-time platform.   and insurance. Okanagan College is an Education Provider for
                                                                       the Homeowner Protection Office. This course qualifies for 30
Course code: MGR 228                                                   Continuing Professional Development Credits.
ONLINE: Sept 18 – Nov 8, Tue, Wed & Thu, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
                                                                       Course code: MGR 368
$950 (+ GST)
                                                                       KEL: Oct 10 & 11, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
                                                                       VER: Dec 17 & 18, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
                                                                       $595 (+ GST)
This two-day hands-on workshop will immerse you in the word
of Agile Scrum. Agile methodologies are becoming the standard
for delivering software and other types of projects as they            Developing Cultural Competence in the
continuously outperform traditionally managed projects. You will       Workplace -
learn about iteration planning, product roadmap and backlog,           What is culture and why do people with diverse cultural
estimating practices, user story development, iteration execution      backgrounds seem to behave differently? This practical workshop
and retrospective. You will also learn about the Scrum ceremonies      on cultural competence supports participants in developing
and team roles. The classroom will be split into teams and the         enhanced intercultural awareness and cross-cultural sensitivity.
instructor will coach the teams through a series of practical          Participants will examine their own perceptions, biases and cultural
exercises allowing each team to practice their newly learned skills,   patterns in order to become more aware of the impact of cultural
tools and techniques.                                                  orientation on cross-communication and interaction.
Course code: MGR 340
KEL: Sept 29 & 30, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                    In this workshop participants will:
$595 (+ GST)                                                               1) Develop a deeper awareness of the factors contributing to
                                                                       		 cultural patterns, acculturation and diversity.
Basic Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner                                2) Reflect on how their own personal cultural filter or map can
Learn about basic tax-saving and preparation tips from a chartered     		 lead to bias and misunderstanding.
accountant who focuses on small and home-based businesses.                 3) Consider how to be a more effective at intercultural
Topics include: deducting interest, vehicle and home office            		 communication to foster greater understanding and preempt
expenses; types of legal structures for a company and why you          		 conflict or misinterpretation.
may not want to incorporate; how to report self-employment             Course code: MGR 407
income; income splitting with family members; business losses and      KEL: Nov 30, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
how they affect income from other sources; alternative ways to file    $144 (+ GST)
GST returns; private health services plans for corporations; and
paying dividends vs. salaries.
                                                                       Facebook Pages for Marketing & WordPress
Course code: MGR 074                                                   - See Computers & Technology
KEL: Oct 27, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$144 (+ materials + GST)

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    Fundamentals of Insurance                                               The Essence of Zentrepreneurship -
    - See Employment Skills                                                 Discover how western enterprises and business people can
                                                                            implement insights from eastern philosophies into their search for
    Payroll Workshop                                                        more meaningful work, and find ethical paths to lasting prosperity.
    This workshop covers basic payroll responsibilities, regulations and    Students will reflect on their life’s purpose and passion, both
    expectations of being an employer. Learn to prepare and maintain        as individuals and in organizations, and explore enlightened
    payroll records, calculate deductions, remit CPP and EI, and prepare    approaches to business planning, leadership, management,
    T4s and records of employment. Guides and reference materials are       professional relationships and social entrepreneurship.
    included. This course does not go into detail regarding collective      Course code: MGR 395
    agreements nor contract legislation.                                    PEN: Oct 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Course code: OFA 011                                                    $144 (+ GST)
    KEL: Oct 13, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    $144 (+ GST)                                                            HUMAN RESOURCE SERIES -
    Plain Language for Business                                             This is a five-part series consisting of one-day workshops focused
    Your job description may not say writer, but somehow you spend          on building a positive work environment for everyone at your
    a large part of your day writing emails, letters and reports. The       organization. Whether you wish to develop valuable personal skills,
    biggest problem in workplace writing is too many words per              further your professional goals, or start a career in HR, this series will
    thought. Wordy writing lacks clarity and makes communication            help you to gain skills that you can apply to any workplace setting.
    difficult. The instructor highlights common grammar and writing         These courses are offered at our Kelowna Campus or online–you
    mistakes and shares special considerations for writing manuals.         pick the format that works for you.
    Discover the secrets of good writing and the necessary grammatical
    information that make your meaning crystal clear. Ample time will       Employee Standards and Employee Relations:
    be given for in-class reinforcement exercises.                          Part 1 (3 days)
    Course code: COA 269                                                    Whether your organization is unionized or not, you will learn how
    KEL: Nov 30, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                       to use solution-based or collaborative approaches to successfully
    $144 (+ GST)                                                            improve labour/employee relations and avoid costly and disruptive
                                                                            disputes. Through group discussion you will analyze employment
                                                                            practices within both unionized and non-union environments.
    QuickBooks Pro                                                          Practical examples include working conditions, human rights,
    Learn the basics of customizing QuickBooks for your business            progressive discipline, grievances and collective bargaining, using
    and how to post data and generate reports. Topics include:              key resources such as the BC Labour Code and BC Employment
    bookkeeping principles, sales taxes, setting up a company file, chart   Standards Act.
    of accounts, lists, centres, sales, accounts receivable, expenses,
                                                                            Course code: MGR 384
    accounts payable, inventory, GST returns, journal entries, bank
    reconciliations, reports, customizing reports, report filters and       KEL: Oct 4 – Oct 18, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    memorized transactions. Students must have good computer skills.        $335 (+ GST)
    Course code: COSS 003                                                   Employee Engagement: Part 2 (2 days)
    KEL: Oct 9 – 25, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                                  Successful organizations have learned the importance of
    $285 (+ materials + GST)                                                engagement and how to successfully retain an engaged workforce.
                                                                            Engagement is what separates great organizations from the
    Take Control of Your Money -                                            others. This course provides effective motivational strategies
    This course will teach you the process on how to become financially     as well as examines key elements of a successful engagement
    debt-free and ultimately take control of your money. You will learn     program gathered from the best engagement practices around
    how to set up an emergency fund, begin the process of becoming          North America. Working with others, learners build a positive and
    debt-free, saving and investing for retirement.                         productive engagement framework for their organization.
    Course code: MGR 050                                                    Course code: MGR 385
    PEN: Oct 2 – Nov 8, Tue & Thu, 6 – 8 p.m.                               KEL: Oct 25 & Nov 1, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    $315 (+ textbook + GST)                                                 $225 (+ GST)

    Taking Better Minutes                                                   Recruitment and Selection: Part 3 (2 days)
    Become a valuable asset to your organization by learning and            Hire smart and success will follow. Attracting qualified candidates
    practicing the skills to produce exceptional and well-summarized        is an important element of the hiring process and is becoming
    minutes that accurately reflect the key details and decisions of        more challenging due to changes in technology and social media.
    meetings. Learn time-saving tips to use during meetings, ways to        It is important to design hiring processes that ensure successful
    effectively summarize group discussions, and how to create and          applicants are a good fit. The course starts with the importance of
    format informal and formal minutes.                                     grounding hiring practices with good HR planning and effective
                                                                            recruiting approaches to ensure access to the best talent. Creating
    Course code: MGR 171
                                                                            a competency-based selection process, including behavioural-based
    KEL: Nov 24, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                       interviewing techniques will ensure hiring efforts result in success.
    $144 (+ GST)
                                                                            Course code: MGR 386
                                                                            KEL: Nov 8 & 15, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                                                            $225 (+ GST)

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Developing Talent and Coaching: Part 4 (2 days)                            LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS SERIES
Once employees are successfully inducted into an organization and
their work, it is vital that their performance continually contribute to   This is a five-part series consisting of one-day workshops focused
company goals. Successful companies use a systematic approach              on specific leadership skills required in today’s workplace
to support their employees’ continued performance through                  (individual workshops below.) This series enables you to discover
training and development. Learners explore the magic of coaching           your style of leadership and develop new leadership skills. Whether
for higher performance and employee satisfaction. They determine           you are new to leadership, or are a seasoned veteran, you will gain
when coaching is appropriate and likely to be effective and when           valuable personal insights and new strategies to apply immediately
other methods are more suitable. As a performance strategy,                in your workplace.
coaching fosters creativity and on going growth while encouraging          $144 (+ GST) per course
employees to take the lead in their own development.
Course code: MGR 375                                                       Leading Workplace Teams
KEL: Nov 22 & 29, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                               You lead people and you manage issues. Now you need to identify
$225 (+ GST)                                                               your strengths and challenges while developing your leadership
                                                                           skills. Learn about the skills and tools effective leaders require,
Performance Development: Part 5 (2 days)                                   how personal values impact leadership, as well as how to develop
                                                                           realistic visions, manage change and promote innovation.
Setting up a performance plan that successfully connects
employees to an organization’s goals is the best way to achieve            Course code: MGR 323
improved productivity and positive and effective employee                  PEN: Oct 4, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
relations. It is also an important step in establishing a coaching         KEL: Oct 12, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
culture. In this course, learners focus on the performance                 VER: Oct 5, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
management cycle including setting expectations, monitoring
successes and challenges and then reviewing performance against            Engaging Your Workforce
expectations. Using a coaching approach, learners gain the skills          A highly engaged workforce results in less turnover, better
required to give effective feedback and identify action plans with a       customer service and increased profits. Gain strategies for
focus on results.                                                          engaging and motivating employees to foster new ideas and
Course code: MGR 376                                                       identify solutions in the workplace. Learn about motivation,
KEL: Dec 6 & 13, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                teamwork and the stages of teamwork.
$225 (+ GST)                                                               Course code: MGR 324
                                                                           PEN: Oct 11, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                                                           KEL: Oct 19, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
                                                                           VER: Oct 12, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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    Communicating: Beyond the Basics                                         Okanagan College is an Education Provider for the Homeowner
    Communication is a key component in successful workplaces. Learn         Protection Office. This course qualifies for 32 Continuing
    how to build respectful and productive relationships with staff          Professional Development Credits.
    and customers. Learn how you communicate, the challenges in              Course code: MGR 359
    communicating effectively and how to improve your listening skills.      KEL: Dec 12 & 13, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Develop a methodology to plan for any changes you would like to          VER: Oct 1 & 2, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    make.                                                                    $595 (+ GST)
    Course code: MGR 325
    PEN: Oct 18, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                  Project Management - The Foundation for Success
    KEL: Oct 26, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                     Learn and use the critical tools and techniques that have been
    VER: Oct 19, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                  proven necessary for project management success. This skills-
                                                                             based course provides the practical knowledge, tools and
    Managing Conflict                                                        techniques to improve your project quality and performance right
    Conflict arises in all workplaces and as a leader you need to know       away.
    how to manage it. How we respond and deal with conflict defines          Course code: MGR 331
    the result. This course allows you to see the connections between        KEL: 1. Sept 27 & 28, Thu & Fri, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    responses and actions and then identify shifts you can make to                 2. Nov 22 & 23, Thu & Fri, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    build better relationships. Gain strategies for dealing with difficult   $595 (+ GST)
    people, having difficult conversations and providing meaningful
    Course code: MGR 326
    PEN: Oct 25, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                                                             SHIFT2LEAN COURSE SERIES
    KEL: Nov 2, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                      The following courses have been designed to develop Lean
    VER: Oct 26, Fri, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.                                   Project Delivery capabilities. The courses also qualify for credit
                                                                             towards the Lean Construction Institute – Canada Lean Project
    Goal Setting and Time Management                                         Delivery Certification Program. These courses will help participants
    Gain a methodology to tie all of your objectives and aspirations         prepare to write the exams and qualify for the following estimated
    into a planned approach and match your resources and timelines           number of formal training hours. The certification program requires
    with your goals. Learn how to use your time effectively to keep you      10 hours of formal training for Lean Intern, 50 hours for Lean
    feeling motivated and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. The          Practitioner, and 100 hours for the Lean Facilitator certification.
    planning and goal setting strategies provided in this course ensure
    the time you invest results in solid and measurable results.             Getting Started with Lean Project Delivery
    Course code: MGR 327                                                     Fundamentals
    PEN: Nov 1, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                   Participants learn the fundamentals of the Lean Project Delivery
    KEL: Nov 9, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                      (LPD) process and the business case for transforming to a lean
    VER: Nov 2, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                   culture through the introduction of LPD methodologies and tools.
                                                                             Using simulations, participants explore how LPD methodologies
                                                                             and tools can be used to influence and create better project
                                                                             outcomes while supporting collaborative, transparent and
    PROJECT MANAGEMENT                                                       respectful work behaviours.
    These professional development workshops are designed for                Course code: MGR 411
    project managers of all levels. Workshops provide students               KEL: Nov 26, Mon, 1 – 5 p.m.
    with current best practices to immediately implement in their            $275 (+ GST)
    workplace. All instructors are experienced project managers and
    facilitators.                                                            Collaboration Plus: How to Set Up and Manage
                                                                             the Big Room
    Construction Project Management                                          Participants learn how the Big Room lays the foundation for
    This two-day workshop provides you with the proven knowledge,            collaborative team behaviours and eliminates the silos often found
    tools and techniques to improve project quality and performance          in traditional project delivery. The course covers how the physical
    in a construction contracting environment. Relevant to seasoned          set up of the environment contributes to better behaviours and
    construction professionals who wish to improve project                   supports teams in performing at a high level. Participants leave
    performance, as well as those looking to advance their career in         the course with the tools and knowledge required to set up and
    construction, the content is designed for small to medium-sized          effective Big Room.
    construction projects.                                                   Course code: MGR 412
    Move through a project cycle, starting with project bidding/             KEL: Nov 27, Tue, 1 – 5 p.m.
    proposals, through project implementation and ending with the            $275 (+ GST)
    project completion phase. You will also learn about organizing
    project teams, material and labour acquisition, responsibility for
    pre-construction activities, working with owners, consultants and
    regulatory officials, contracts and legal issues, inspections and site
    safety. Develop best practices for successful projects through a
    case study type of format.

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   Optimize Value with Target Value Delivery                            Get to “Done is Done” with Lean Commissioning
   Participants learn how Target Value Delivery (TVD) improves the      Participants learn the lean project delivery fundamentals
   design process, creates the environment to design a set target and   including the elimination of waste, the reduction of variability
   meets the owner’s requirements. Participants learn how working       and the improvement of work flow. The course covers why
   in collaborative cross-functional clusters can leverage the full     design commissioning needs to be part of the Target Value
   knowledge base of the team with the end result of increased value    Design process and how the Last Planner System can be used to
   for the client. Participants leave the course with the knowledge     achieve challenging milestones, also known as “Done is Done.”
   required to implement TVD on projects.                               A hands-on pull planning session demonstrates for learners how to
   Course code: MGR 414                                                 collaboratively plan and deliver on the commitments and promises
   KEL: Nov 28, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                              required for reliable work to occur.
   $495 (+ GST)                                                         Course code: MGR 410
                                                                        KEL: Nov 30, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
                                                                        $495 (+ GST)
   Cross the Finish Line Early with the Last
   Planner System
   Participants learn how the Last Planner System (LPS) improves
   productivity through the creation of flow and the elimination of
   variability. Participants explore how pull planning enables last
   planners to make the commitments and promises needed for
   reliable work flow in a collaborative work environment. The course
   provides an overview of why trust and respect are the cornerstones
   of the LPS and how the continuous improvement cycle and the
   Plan-Do-Check-Act can be built into the planning methodology.
   Course code: MGR 413
   KEL: Nov 29, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
   $495 (+ GST)

                                                                                        We have a responsibility to teach,
                                                                                      share and support our successors in
                                                                                      the world. Teaching is one way I am
                                                                                       able to live out that responsibility.”

                                                                                                  JOHN SINGLETON
                                                                             Instructor – Leadership certificates and courses

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FALL 2018 - Okanagan College

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 500 hours
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
      LOCATION: Salmon Arm
      DATES: Jan 7 – May 24, 2019
                                                           Advanced GIS Certificate
                                                           Learn the essentials of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create custom GIS
                                                           solutions using the most advanced programming and web development tools. Students
                                                           learn how to use GPS technologies to gather data, perform GIS analysis, and cover
      TUITION: $7,799                                      advanced topics such as raster analysis, working with 3D data and network datasets.
      NOTE: This program is eligible for student           In addition to an in-depth study of relational databases and how these databases are
      loans and may be E.I. eligible.                      used within GIS, you complete two major projects of your own design and a directed
      Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.       project of the type you will encounter in employment situations. Exciting employment
                                                           opportunities in private industry, consulting, government and First Nations await those
                                                           who have skills and knowledge to use GIS. Or, continue your studies in the Okanagan
                                                           College Environmental Studies Diploma - GIS Option program.

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 730 hours                 Audio Engineering & Music Production Certificate
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon –Thu, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                           Do you dream of a career in music? Get started in the exciting world of music
      LOCATION: Kelowna
                                                           production, audio engineering, studio recording and live sound mixing. Our graduates
      DATES: 1. Sept 10, 2018 – May 9, 2019                are employed across the Okanagan Valley, working for major AV event services
             2. Jan 7 – Aug 20, 2019                       companies, or launching their own music careers and recording studios. Use industry-
      TUITION: $9,026 (+ materials)                        standard recording studio equipment to learn how to mix live concerts, produce digital
      NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans.    recordings, and work on audio postproduction for film, video, computer animation and
      Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details        games. You will gain a solid hands-on foundation in the principles of sound, music, basic
                                                           electronics, processing, signal flow, microphone techniques, mixing and mastering, and
                                                           live sound engineering.

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 160 hours                 AutoCAD Skills Certificate
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week
                                                           Get the skills you need to launch or expand your career as a drafting technologist or
      and some Saturdays
                                                           technician within all levels of government, or in an architecture, engineering or industrial
      LOCATION: Kelowna                                    design firm. You can also follow the career path of a consultant for a construction, utility,
      DATES: Oct 1, 2018 – Feb 18, 2019                    resource or manufacturing company. You will gain hands-on skills with industry-standard
      Mon & Wed, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. & Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.   AutoCAD software in preparing technical drawings for a variety of manufacturers,
      TUITION: $3,191 (+ materials)                        including those in the machining, electronics and woodworking fields. You will also learn
                                                           how to prepare working drawings for architecture, surveying, mapping and graphic arts.

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 240 hours                 Drupal Web Developer Certificate
      LOCATION: Online
                                                           The Drupal Web Developer Certificate program provides the necessary tools to begin a
      DATES: Sept 4, 2018 – Feb 8, 2019
                                                           career as a web developer utilizing the Drupal content management platform. It teaches
      TUITION: $6,998                                      the skills, methods and tooling knowledge to work in the field of web-based content
                                                           management. Website development with Drupal will teach skills and provide knowledge for
                                                           a broad field of web related site design and the expertise gained in this course will extend
                                                           into many other frameworks and even static site design outside of Drupal. Graduates of this
                                                           program will gain the real-world knowledge required to apply themselves in the workforce
                                                           and gain meaningful experience for employment.

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WHERE TO START                                                         Computer Essentials for 50+ - Level II
                                                                       Are you a frustrated computer user who is missing the basics? Build
Computer Fundamentals                                                  on your skills and begin to fill in the missing gaps by learning to
After a brief overview of computer hardware, you will learn the        navigate within the Windows 10 environment with confidence. Save
basics of the Windows 10 operating environment: basic terminology,     time with multi-tasking, copy and pasting, and creating shortcuts
the desktop, icons and shortcuts, the taskbar, launching and           on the desktop. Learn how to save to a USB memory stick. Gain
closing applications, multi-tasking between programs and basic         practice creating, saving, opening, printing files and creating folders.
Windows properties. Particular emphasis is placed on file and folder   Communicate with family and friends around the world using email.
                                                                       Course code: COSS 173
Course code: COSS 004                                                  VER: Oct 22 – 30, Mon & Tue, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
PEN: Sept 22 & 29, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                $149 (+ GST)
KEL: 1. Sept 25 – Oct 4, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
      2. Nov 13 – 22, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                            iPhones & iPads
$169 (+ materials + GST)                                               Learn beginner tips and tricks and walk away from this class with a
                                                                       new level of confidence. Explore some of the best apps and tweak
Computer Keyboarding                                                   your settings, and discover some of the newest features. Bring your
Why do you need to know how to type by touch? One word:                iPad or iPhone to class with you. Please note that Android devices
speed. Knowing the keyboard by touch means you will be able            will not be covered in this class. If you want a longer course, please
to input information much faster than by the old hunt-and-peck         see iPad for Absolute Beginners.
method.                                                                Course code: COSS 267
Course code: COSS 116                                                  PEN: Oct 18, Thu, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
KEL: Nov 7 – 28, Wed, 6 – 8 p.m.                                       $49 (+ GST)
$124 (+ GST)
                                                                       iPad for Absolute Beginners - Level I
Digital Camera Courses                                                 This course is geared to the absolute beginner, starting with learning
                                                                       how to properly turn your iPad on and off, what the buttons do, how
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                                                                       to change settings and how to update the operating system. We will
                                                                       explore these built-in apps: Safari, mail, camera, photos and Apple
MS Office Fundamentals                                                 store. Bring your iPad to class.
Learn three powerful and popular Office programs to give your
work a professional edge: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn            Course code: COSS 287
how to create, design and format Word documents. Get a taste           VER: Oct 24, 25 & 26, Wed, Thu & Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
of the powerful capabilities of Excel and develop skills in working     $94 (+ GST)
with spreadsheets, as well as using formulas and functions. Finally,
learn the basics of PowerPoint to create and set-up a presentation,    iPad for Absolute Beginners - Level II
including working with text, graphics, pictures, colours and           Discover how to use built-in apps such as Notes, FaceTime, Music,
animations.                                                            Videos, Maps, Calendar and Contacts. Explore the world of texting
Course code: COSS 302                                                  using the Messages app to send and receive texts, photos, videos
PEN: Oct 13 & 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                 and web links. Experience the iPad’s superior e-reader capabilities
                                                                       to download and read electronic books, magazines and newspapers.
KEL: 1. Oct 30 – Nov 8, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                       Pre-requisite: must have taken iPad for Absolute Beginners Level I.
      2. Nov 27 – Dec 6, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                         Bring your iPad to class.
$195 (+ materials + GST)
                                                                       Course code: COSS 289
                                                                       VER: Oct 31, Nov 1 & 2, Wed, Thu & Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
                                                                       $94 (+ GST)
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                                                                       Social Media for 50+
                                                                       Whether you want to use the social media tools to connect with
COURSES FOR 50+ & ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS                                   friends and family, generate interest in a cause, or build your
Are you 50+ or an absolute beginner? Are you looking for a slower-     business, this course will introduce you to the more popular social
paced course that starts at the beginning? Then these courses are      media tools so that you are comfortable with these emerging
for you.                                                               technologies. During the class, students will begin to create their
                                                                       own online profiles, and learn how to protect their personal privacy
                                                                       and avoid social media pitfalls. Students must have Computer
Computer Essentials for 50+ - Level I                                  Fundamentals or equivalent basic computer skills. Students will need
Are you ready to start at the very beginning and learn the basics of   to have accounts with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and
computers? Unravel the mystery of computers as you learn about         YouTube prior to class. Bring your portable device: iPhone, iPad,
the difference between hardware and software, how to move and          Android phone or tablet.
resize windows, and create and save files. Get practice using the
                                                                       Course code: COSS 200
keyboard and mouse and accessing computer programs. Discover a
new frontier by surfing and searching the Internet.                    PEN: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                       $94 (+ GST)
Course code: COSS 019
VER: Oct 3, 10, 15 & 17, Mon & Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$149 (+ GST)

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     IN-A-DAY SERIES                                                        CODING & DESIGN
     Excel in a Day - Level I                                               Easy WordPress Websites
     Discover the time-saving tools of Microsoft Excel 2016,                Discover the WordPress dashboard, create your first post and
     AutoComplete, AutoFill and AutoSum and learn about this                first page, add widgets and sidebars, learn about themes, and
     software’s wizardry with worksheets and workbooks. Learn how to        make your website social media friendly. Leave with a brand new
     enter data, use cell references, insert footers and make charts. No    website you can update yourself, as well as, dozens of tips and
     previous working knowledge of Excel is required.                       tricks for using WordPress. No website or programming experience
     Course code: COSS 221                                                  necessary.
     PEN: Nov 17, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                      Course code: COSS 218
     KEL: 1. Oct 12, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                   PEN: Dec 1, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
           2. Oct 19, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                  KEL: 1. Oct 13, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     VER: Oct 23 & 25, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                                       2. Nov 17, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     $94 (+ materials + GST)                                                VER: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                            $94 (+ GST)
     Excel in a Day - Level II
     Take the next step with Microsoft Excel 2016. Learn formulas and       Advanced WordPress: Customize Your Website
     functions, references, ranges, lists, data protection, advanced        Learn how to customize a self-hosted WordPress.org website and
     formatting, sorting and filtering, basic pivot tables and get an       take it to the next level by importing widgets, working with themes
     introduction to macros and VBA. Previous working knowledge of          and plugins, and changing the graphics, colours and fonts. Add
     Excel is required.                                                     security to keep you safe from hackers, learn how to back up your
                                                                            website and link your website to other social media sites.
     Course code: COSS 236
     KEL: 1. Oct 26, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                   Course code: COSS 229
           2. Nov 2, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                   KEL: 1. Oct 27, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     VER: Nov 13 & 15, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                                      2. Dec 1, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     $94 (+ materials + GST)                                                $94 (+ GST)

     Excel in a Day - Level III                                             Intro to Web Basics
     Leverage the advanced capabilities of Excel. Learn how to create       HTML is the functional foundation that supports every single
     and customize formulas and build stand-alone applications in a         website. Once you become familiar with how it works, you will then
     workbook, including VBA coding and controls. Perform database,         discover how to add style with CSS. By creating a page together
     financial and statistical analysis with functions and pivot tables.    students will learn text formatting fundamentals, how to create
     Previous working knowledge of Excel is required.                       hyperlinks and how to structure a page. You will also find out how
                                                                            to troubleshoot when something goes wrong with a web page and
     Course code: COSS 277                                                  what next steps you can take on your journey into web design.
     KEL: Nov 16, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                            Course code: COSS 097
     $94 (+ materials +GST)
                                                                            KEL: Oct 3 – Oct 24, Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                            $195 (+GST)
     PowerPoint in a Day
     Get ready to wow your audience with a sleek and engaging
     presentation. Learn how to use templates and themes, insert new        Portfolio Building Workshop
     slides, change the layout of existing slides, and create text boxes.   This workshop is designed for individuals who want to apply to an
     Bring your presentation to life with pictures, clip art, SmartArt      animation program and want to further develop their artistic skills
     graphics, movies, animation and transitions. Finish off by creating    in the areas of life-drawing, perspective and digital art. Specifically,
     note pages for yourself as a reference.                                the focus will be on bridging the gap between the skills candidates
                                                                            already have and the skills they need to develop to make their
     Course code: COSS 231                                                  portfolios competitive for admission.
     KEL: Nov 23, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                            Course code: FA 163
     $94 (+ materials + GST)
                                                                            KEL: Oct 2 – Dec 4, Tue, 5 – 7 p.m.
                                                                            $395 (+ GST)
     Word in a Day - Level I
     Using Microsoft Word 2016, start with the basics of word
     processing and progress to paragraph formatting features such
     as indentation, bullets, line spacing and tabs. Explore document
     formatting features such as page orientation, margins, spelling
     and grammar check, and print preview. This course is perfect
     for a beginner or if you are looking to refresh and upgrade your
     Word skills.
     Course code: COSS 220
     PEN: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     VER: Oct 9 & 11, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
     $94 (+ materials + GST)

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Visual Effects Workshop -                                              Intro to Google Analytics
Would you like to learn how industry professionals create seamless     Learn how to use Google Analytics to track your website’s
VFX illusions on the latest blockbuster films like Avengers and        effectiveness, analyze your visitor traffic, find out what keywords
Guardians of the Galaxy? Join Vancouver Film School and                are driving traffic to your site and how individuals are using the
Okanagan College and complete your own VFX composite using             material. Focusing on your audience, how they find you and how
industry standard software, Nuke. Whether you have prior training      engaged they are will help to grow your business.
in a related field or no experience at all, these VFX workshops have   Course code: COSS 292
everything you need to take meaningful steps towards portfolio         KEL: Nov 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
development for post-secondary study or to add new skills to your      $49 (+ GST)
resume for industry work. We welcome enthusiasts, high school
students, mature students, career changers and newbies. Led by
an industry all-star Henrique Reginato (Foxcatcher, Dark Matter,
                                                                       Introduction to Google AdWords
Gotham, Almost Human, Timeless, Minority Report) you will master       Trying to figure out how to use this powerful tool can be
essential basics in Nuke, learn the VFX production pipeline, and       overwhelming. In this hand-on class you will learn how to best
complete a fully executed shot. During this course you will also       utilize Google AdWords for your personal needs by working
learn about the animation industry in B.C.’s interior.                 through the process: from setting up your account to measuring the
                                                                       ROI. Other topics that will be covered include keywords, budgets
Course code: COSS 322                                                  and ad groups.
KEL: Winter 2019
                                                                       Course code: COSS 319
$550 (+ GST)
                                                                       KEL: Nov 3, Sat, 1 – 4 p.m.
                                                                       $49 (+ GST)

Facebook Pages for Marketing Success
Facebook is not just for finding friends, it is also a powerful
marketing tool your business can use to find and keep customers.
Acquire strategies to engage clients or customers and increase
your network. Find out how to use polls and incentives to build
your Facebook page community, and embed your other social                                  VISIT OUR WEBSITE
networks to get the most exposure possible. Students must have                             We are always adding new courses.
an active Facebook account, familiarity with social networking and
intermediate-level computer skills.
Course code: COSS 232
KEL: Oct 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
VER: Nov 19 & 21, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
$94 (+ GST)

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       PROGRAM LENGTH: 375 hours (includes 70-hour practicum)   Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate
       PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                                                Are you interested in learning how to assist Aboriginal individuals and families, both
       LOCATION: Vernon
                                                                on- and off-reserve, to enhance their quality of life? This professional development
       DATES: Sept 24, 2018 – Feb 1, 2019                       opportunity allows you to focus your training in the field of Aboriginal community
       TUITION: $5,604                                          support. With an emphasis on a person/family-centered and holistic approach to
                                                                community support, you gain the core training required for all community support
       NOTE: This program is eligible for                       workers. Topics include: Aboriginal traditional knowledge systems, Aboriginal law,
       student loans and may be E.I. eligible.                  reconciliation and motivational interviewing. Graduates are prepared to work in entry-
       Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
                                                                level positions under direction and supervision, and practice professionally as part of a
                                                                support team in community based organizations that work with Aboriginal people.

        PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 81 hours                     Autism Spectrum Certificate
        PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week
        LOCATION: Kelowna                                       Developed for individuals who work, interact and/or live with people with Autism
                                                                Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this program provides a thorough overview of ASD. You will
        DATES: Sept 5 – Dec 12, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                learn through both theory and practical application how to cope with everyday issues,
        TUITION: $1,847                                         as well as major life transitions. Multiple strategies, concrete suggestions and in-depth
                                                                resources are provided. Gain the knowledge you need to significantly enhance your
                                                                quality of interactions with people with autism in home, school, daycare, social work
                                                                or caregiver settings. Courses may be taken individually for personal interest.

       PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time and full-time, 417 hours       Education Assistant Certificate
       (includes 120-hour practicum)
                                                                Are you looking for a career that challenges and inspires you every day? Graduates
       PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied (visit website for details)
                                                                work in elementary and secondary schools in B.C., helping children with diverse
       LOCATIONS: Penticton, Summerland, Kelowna & Vernon       learning needs (cognitive abilities, physical challenges, health issues, behavioral
       PEN: Sept 4, 2018 – Jan 17, 2019 (F/T)                   challenges, autism and related disorders). Through a combination of theory and
       SUM: Accepting applications for Winter 2019 (F/T)        hands-on learning, you will gain the skills in preparing specialized teaching materials,
       KEL: 1. Winter 2019 held at George Elliott               understanding school curriculum and maintaining progress records. You will also
              Secondary School (F/T)                            develop strong observational skills.
              2. Accepting applications for Fall 2019 (P/T)     okanagan.bc.ca/educationassistant
              starting Nov 1
       VER: Sept 4, 2018 – May 28, 2019 (P/T)
       TUITION: $4,010 (+ materials + textbooks)

       NOTE: This program is eligible for
       student loans and may be E.I. eligible.
       Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.

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PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 60 hours          Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate
                                             Are you ready to develop your teaching skills with a convenient online program?
DATES: Sept 24 – Dec 16
                                             While cultivating a learner-centred philosophy of instruction, you will learn how to
TUITION: $1,023                              create an engaging learner-centred environment, as well as how to develop and
                                             deliver effective instructional strategies. This program merges practical training with
                                             theoretical learning and is designed for instructors currently working in an educational
                                             institution or individuals with an educational focus who have access to a teaching/
                                             training position.

PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 140 hours         Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate
PROGRAM FORMAT: Tuesday evenings and
some Saturdays                               Are you an adventurer, seeking the next exciting experience at home or abroad?
                                             Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) can be a fulfilling full or part-time career.
                                             Use your TESL certification to earn a living while exploring the world, or helping new
DATES: Sept 18, 2018 – Mar 9, 2019           Canadians and even tourists learn and navigate the second most common language
TUITION: $2,546 (+ materials + textbooks)    in the world. Many graduates find their TESL certification is a valuable tool to use as a
                                             volunteer both overseas and domestically. In this program you will discover the diverse
                                             ways people learn new languages, how and what to teach, as well as ways of managing
                                             your ESL classroom. You will also gain practical approaches to the teaching of vocabulary,
                                             grammar and punctuation.

For the full list of admission requirements and complete certificate program details,
go to okanagan.bc.ca/cscertificates
Note: Most programs have additional associated costs for textbooks, materials and GST.
Please contact your local Continuing Studies office for current information.

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      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 114 hours
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week and some
                                                              Building Service Worker Certificate
                                                              Master the essential skills of commercial and institutional building maintenance and
                                                              prepare for an in-demand career. This updated program, formerly called the Custodial
      LOCATIONS: Kelowna & Vernon
                                                              Worker Certificate, is designed specifically for those seeking employment in the
      KEL: 1. Sept 25 – Dec 15, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
                                                              building service industry and those currently in the industry looking to upgrade and
      		 and most Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                        update their skills. Through a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands-on
      		 2. Apr 2 – Jun 22, 2019, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.       training, you will learn about health and safety regulations, workplace professionalism,
      		 and most Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                        as well as basic and specialized cleaning.
      VER: Accepting applications for Jan 2019                okanagan.bc.ca/buildingserviceworker
      TUITION: $1,279

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 1,100 hours                  Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      and one Saturday per month                              Are you ready to pursue your career as an esthetician, nail artist or spa therapist?
                                                              Do you want to run your own esthetics business? Train for a career with endless
      LOCATION: Vernon
                                                              possibilities in a professional spa environment, with industry-experienced instructors.
      DATES: Sept 4, 2018 – Jun 28, 2019                      You will learn the latest techniques for a wide range of treatments including spa-
      TUITION: $10,500 (+ approx. $2,000 materials + GST)     level manicures and pedicures, artificial nail enhancements, skin care and facials,
                                                              waxing essentials, aromatherapy, reflexology, relaxation and hot stone massage,
      NOTE: This program is eligible for                      body scrubs and wraps, eye lash and brow tinting and make-up foundations. A
      student loans and may be E.I. eligible.
                                                              blend of theory and hands-on training ensures you are ready to work in day spas,
      Visit okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.
                                                              destination spas, on cruise ships or pursue your own entrepreneurial venture.
                                                              One hundred per cent of our recent graduates are employed in the industry.

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 150 hours                    Floral Design Certificate
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week
                                                              Are you ready to turn your passion for beautiful flowers into a rewarding job or
      and Saturdays
                                                              business? This program emphasizes retail floristry, including small business and
      LOCATION: Kelowna                                       franchise retail outlets, and prepares graduates for employment in floral design
      DATES: Sept 25, 2018 – Jan 24, 2019                     shops, florist chains, wholesalers, market/grocery stores or as floral consultants.
      TUITION: $1,946 (+ $735 materials)                      Learn the basic principles of plant care and identification, floral design (colour,
                                                              balance, focal point and texture), and how to create floral arrangements for
                                                              special events. Vital business aspects of the floral industry are reviewed, including
                                                              wholesale purchase of flowers, effective sales techniques and pricing.

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 162 hours                    Interior Decorating Certificate
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied
                                                              Are you creative with an eye for design? Start a new career as an interior decorator with
      LOCATION: Kelowna & Vernon
                                                              flexible training that fits your lifestyle. Gain the knowledge and confidence to create
      KEL: 1. Sept 17, 2018 – Apr 24, 2019,                   functional, stylish designs for residential and commercial environments. Through theory
           Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.                              and practical assignments, you will learn how to draw floor plans and sketch furniture,
           2. Jan 8 – May 28, 2019,                           and acquire advanced skills, including how to mix fabrics, work with colour, employ
           Tue & Thu, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                     light and choose accessories. In the final module, you will create a home project that is
      VER: Jan 14 – Jun 12, 2019,                             functional, stylish, beautiful and on budget. Graduates find employment as office space
           Mon & Wed, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                     planners, interior decorating consultants and retail space decorators.
      TUITION: $1,666 (+ materials + GST)                     okanagan.bc.ca/interiordecorating

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  PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours              Landscape Horticulture Certificate
  PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied evening and
                                                    Put your green thumb to work in a career doing what you love. Learn all about botany
  daytime options (visit website for details)
                                                    basics and soil science, including which ornamental plants are best for B.C.’s Interior.
  LOCATIONS: Kelowna                                During the landscape construction component, dig deeper into plant selection, irrigation
  KEL: 1. Sept 25 – Dec 15, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.   systems, installing turf grass, pest management, pruning and cultivating. This program
       and most Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                will provide you with the training you need to work in lawn care and landscaping
       2. Jan 11 – Feb 27, 2019, Mon, Wed & Fri,    departments and companies, as well as golf courses and cemeteries. Graduates are well
       8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                        prepared to take advanced studies in specialized horticulture disciplines, such as turf
  TUITION: $1,234 (+ materials + GST)               grass maintenance, landscape design and nursery propagation.

  PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 272 hours              Occupational Health & Safety Certificate
  LOCATION: Online
  DATES: Oct 15, 2018 – Nov 17, 2019                Get competitive with online, industry-recognized safety training. This program provides
                                                    students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enjoy a career as a health
  TUITION: $6,115
                                                    and safety professional in a variety of fields including construction, LNG, forestry,
                                                    mining, manufacturing, education, health care, government, agriculture, and oil and
                                                    gas. Students will learn about effective health and safety systems, how to evaluate and
                                                    continually improve health and safety systems, health and safety legislation, facilitation
                                                    techniques, ability management, risk management, investigations and audits. Go beyond
                                                    the development and management of a technically sound health and safety system to
                                                    develop skills in facilitating a workplace that takes a team approach to health and safety
                                                    and reduces the human factor in accidents.

                                                                      The course has been an amazing addition to my
                                                                      career. I am already a practicing hair dresser and
                                                                        it is exciting to have new skills under my belt.”

                                                                                                            HALLE AUGUST
                                                                                                       Graduate – Esthetics and Nail
                                                                                                             Technology Certificate

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     CANNABIS TRAINING                                                        Pest Management for Cannabis Production -
     Okanagan College is now offering cannabis training courses that          This workshop is for those growing cannabis plants indoors or
     provide unique insights into the emerging industry of medicinal          outdoors and is designed for commercial growers of medicinal
     and recreational marijuana. Learn about the regulatory policies and      cannabis, those growing cannabis for personal use or those
     business opportunities in this unfolding market, investment strategies   interested in working in this industry. The content will also be of
     for individual investors and best practices in pest management for       interest to people working in greenhouse production of flowers and
     cannabis production. As an employer, learn how to be prepared for        vegetables.
     managing the legalization of cannabis in the workplace.                  Course code: AGR 200
                                                                              PEN: Sept 14, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                              KEL: Nov 3, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     Active Investing and Trading for Beginners -
                                                                              VER: Oct 5, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     - See Business
                                                                              $149 (+ GST)

     Cannabis Business Fundamentals -
     This introductory course is designed for those who are interested in
     the rapidly growing cannabis industry. With the growing interest in
     medicinal and recreational marijuana, there is an emerging industry
     and regulatory environment under development. This course will                Train to work in the
     explore policy choices and the unfolding business opportunities
     within the cannabis space. Topics include examination of external             expanding cannabis industry
     environmental trends that influence the business of marijuana, health
     and safety concerns, market potential, and an analysis of federal,            The Okanagan Valley is quickly becoming a leading
     provincial and local policy on the industry.                                  region for cannabis cultivation. With several current and
     Course code: MGR 406                                                          proposed cannabis production facilities popping up in
     KEL: Oct 9 & 16, Tue, 4 – 9 p.m.                                              the valley, this industry is posed to create hundreds of
                                                                                   jobs for Okanagan residents.
     $144 (+ GST)
                                                                                   Okanagan College is currently developing training
     Cannabis and the Workplace -                                                  specifically designed to provide the core skills and solid
     With the legalization of cannabis, employers must be prepared for             foundation required for those interested in pursuing
     how they will manage the resulting issues coming to the workplace.            employment in this growing industry.
     This workshop will explore the rights of employers around the use
     of cannabis and the obligations for accommodation of medically
     prescribed marijuana. Legalization does not negate the employer’s
                                                                                   Cannabis Cultivation, Plant Production
     right to set policy and it is critical to proactively update policies         and Facility Practices
     regarding alcohol and drugs to include use of cannabis. By the end
                                                                                   Courses will cover the following topics:
     of this course, students will be able to:
        • Identify the key issues around cannabis in the workplace                 •   Basic cannabis botany and plant science
        • Identify the rights of employers as well as the obligations of           •   Cannabis growth mediums
     		 both employers and employees for both recreational and                     •   Crop harvesting and plant production
     		 medical marijuana                                                          •   Various facilities and growing environments
        • Draft changes to current policies on alcohol and drugs                   •   Canadian and provincial regulations
     Course code: MGR 408                                                          •   Quality control requirements and processes
     KEL: 1. Oct 23 – Oct 25, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
           2. Nov 16, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     $144 (+ GST)                                                                  Retail Sales
                                                                                   Courses will cover the following topics:
     Growing Your Own Cannabis -
                                                                                   •   Cannabis regulations
     Growing your own cannabis plants and being self-sufficient is
     possible. You will no longer be dependent on others, you can                  •   Plant strains
     control the quality of the cannabis and you will also develop a fun,          •   Cannabinoids
     new hobby. Before you flex your green thumb, understand that                  •   Terpenoids
     growing cannabis indoors or outdoors presents a unique set of                 •   Flavonoids
     challenges and the sheer volume of information available on this              •   Delivery methods
     subject can be overwhelming. This course provides key information             •   Sales and customer services
     for selecting seeds or clones, equipment requirements and the
     process of growing cannabis while adhering to the legal regulations.
                                                                                   For more information on this upcoming training,
     Course code: AGR 201
                                                                                   visit okanagan.bc.ca/cannabistraining
     KEL: Nov 20 & 22, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
     $75 (includes materials + GST)

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