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STUDIES - Okanagan College
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Power up a career in music production, audio
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     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                    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:                                
     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                                    P.O. Box 3118
                                                                                              Revelstoke, B.C., V0E 2S0
                                               VERNON                                         Phone: 250-837-4235
                                               Office Hours:                                  Fax: 250-837-2882
                                               Mon – Thu, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.        
                                               Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                               7000 College Way
                                               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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                 KEL - Kelowna         Course code: HLT 009                                     DATES & TIMES
                 VER - Vernon          PEN: 1. Mar. 7 & 8, Fri & Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.         FIRST INTAKE
                 SAL - Salmon Arm            2. Apr. 10 & 11, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.       SECOND INTAKE
                 REV - Revelstoke
                                       $135 (+ materials + GST)


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                                                                               NINA GRESCHNER
Professional figure skater Nina Greschner traded in her
skates for headphones and a mixing board as she stepped
into a new career and launched a cutting-edge business
focused on helping other athletes achieve their best.

Greschner has been immersed in the figure skating world
for more than 30 years. She got her start at age four and
was competitive for many years until she transformed her
skills into a long-time career travelling abroad with Disney
On Ice. After performing with Disney, Greschner moved
to coaching.

“One of the coach’s responsibilities is the music, which
sets the tone for the performance,” explains Greschner.
“Finding the right piece of music is no easy feat and I
thought to myself, ‘why not create my own?’”

Armed with an original business idea in mind to produce
custom music for athletes’ performances, Greschner
enrolled in the College’s Audio Engineering and Music
Production (AEMP) certificate program to get the
necessary training to make her business idea happen.

“I envisioned a niche business helping coaches and
choreographers eliminate the problem solving of
music and focus their attention on the creation of the
performance,” explains Greschner. “I knew I needed a
better technical understanding of music editing and how
to achieve the perfect tone and energy.”

“One of the really unique things about the AEMP
certificate was the wide array of students, each who
had something different they wanted to do with their
education,” she says. “You’ve got this one educational
program that is appealing to DJs, musicians, stage
production workers and business owners – it was really
neat to hear everyone’s plans and the different ways they
were using this training.”

Graduate – Audio Engineering and Music Production Certifcate

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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: Jan 7 – Mar 29, Mon & Fri, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
                                                              concepts, generally accepted accounting principles and the rules of debit and credit.
      KEL: Feb 5 – Mar 14, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.              Understand the accounting cycle for a service business and how to manage a general
      VER: Jan 30 – Apr 17, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.             ledger, prepare financial statements, periodic adjustments and year-end books. Learn
      TUITION: $600                                           customer and vendor-tracking for a merchandising business, as well as inventory
                                                              concepts, sales taxes, internal cash controls and payroll preparation.

                                                              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, 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 16 – Jun 5, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                              administration skills. Gain the in-depth understanding needed to manage the complete
      VER: Jan 21 – Jun 19, 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: Jan, Mar, May, Sept or Nov                      cycle for computerized accounting systems. Students learn: Excel spreadsheet software,
      Call us to inquire about taking individual modules      Sage 50 accounting software and payroll administration. Graduates enjoy careers in
      in this certificate.                                    bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable, billing and payroll. Call us to inquire about
      TUITION: $1,380                                         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, 90 hours                     Leadership Skills Certificate
      (30 hours per module)
                                                              Leaders in today’s organizations are under increasing expectations to produce more
      LOCATION: Vernon                                        tangible results with less in the way of resources, support and personnel. Maximizing
      LSC 111 – Approaching Leadership:                       the personal effectiveness of people at all levels of the organization is critical to the
      Apr 10, 11, 17 & 18, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   bottom line and to a healthy work environment. Students acquire practical skills which
      LSC 112 – Building High Performance Teams:              can be immediately applied in the workplace.
      May 8, 9, 15 & 16, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      LSC 113 – Performance Management:                       Develop a professional edge in your career and acquire a solid foundation in this
      Jun 5, 6, 12 & 13, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     certificate program comprised of three modules:
      TUITION: $2,358                                         LSC 111 – Approaching Leadership
                                                              LSC 112 – Building High Performance Teams
                                                              LSC 113 – Performance Management

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 138 hours                    Project Management Certificate
      LOCATIONS: Online
                                                              Project management skills are in-demand regardless of your field – from government to
      DATES: March 2019                                       construction, IT to health and education to non-profit. This intermediate-level program
      TUITION: $4,324 (+ materials)                           equips you with project management knowledge, strategies and tools that can be
                                                              immediately applied in the workplace to improve project performance. Gain hands-on
                                                              experience managing a project through the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring,
                                                              controlling and closing phases. The best part? You will enjoy a blend of interactive,
                                                              online learning, as well as three weekends of valuable face-to-face instruction and
                                                              networking time at the Kelowna campus. Suitable for project managers at all levels.

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BUSINESS COURSES                                                       Construction Estimating
                                                                       This comprehensive two-day course takes you through the process
Active Investing and Trading for Beginners                             of developing a winning proposal or bid. The course is designed
Gain a strong market structure foundation and core strategy to         for experienced professionals who would like to upgrade their
actively invest and trade stocks, ETF’s, FOREX and commodities.        skills, as well as new entrants to the construction industry. Course
What are cryptocurrencies and cannabis stocks? How can you             topics include: the legal requirements of proposals and bids,
invest in them? Did you know you can make money when the               risk analysis, competitor analysis, response to proposal calls,
market drops? Are you interested in learning a proven professional     private vs. public bids, bid depository, supplier and sub-trade
strategy to actively invest or trade in any market, up, down or        quotes, estimating direct and indirect costs, as well as bonding
sideways? Learn where to buy and where to sell with highest            and insurance. Okanagan College is an Education Provider for
probabilities. We teach unconventional technical analysis, the tools   the Homeowner Protection Office. This course qualifies for 30
and techniques to read any asset price chart and how to apply          Continuing Professional Development Credits.
that to your trading plan and execute it on any investing/trading
                                                                       Course code: MGR 368
platform. This program provides structured lessons with plenty of
practice time during and in between formal class time. You will        KEL: 1. Jan 14 & 15, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
learn this skill by doing it live on a simulated real-time platform.          2. May 23 & 24, Thu & Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
                                                                       $595 (+ GST)
Course code: MGR 228
ONLINE: Jan 15 – Mar 7, Tue, Wed & Thu, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
$950 (+ GST)
                                                                       DIY Online Marketing
                                                                       Facebook Pages for Marketing Success
Basic Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner                            - See Computers & Technology
Learn about basic tax-saving and preparation tips from a chartered
accountant who focuses on small and home-based businesses.             Fundamentals of Insurance
Topics include: deducting interest, vehicle and home office            - See Employment Skills
expenses; types of legal structures for a company and why you
may not want to incorporate; how to report self-employment             Information Security for Business
income; income splitting with family members; business losses and      A close look at the exploitation of Canadian businesses by cyber
how they affect income from other sources; alternative ways to file    criminals who steal identities and financial information. Learn how
GST returns; private health services plans for corporations; and       to protect the privacy of your employees and your clients by use
paying dividends vs. salaries.                                         of physical & electronic means set out by data safety principles of
Course code: MGR 074                                                   federal and provincial laws (PIPEDA/PIPA).
KEL: Mar 2, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                       Course code: COSS 325
$144 (+ materials + GST)                                               VER: Feb 18 & 20, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                       $74 (+ GST)
Bookkeeping Made Easy
Every business has to record its transactions with a proper            Payroll Workshop
bookkeeping system. In easy-to-understand terms, this seminar          This workshop covers basic payroll responsibilities, regulations and
covers the five basic steps of bookkeeping. From the ins and outs      expectations of being an employer. Learn to prepare and maintain
of recording transactions to producing financial statements, you       payroll records, calculate deductions, remit CPP and EI, and
will be amazed at how much you can learn in just six hours. Bring a    prepare T4s and records of employment. Guides and reference
pocket calculator to class.                                            materials are included. This course does not go into detail
                                                                       regarding collective agreements nor contract legislation.
Course code: OFA 001
KEL: Mar 2, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                       Course code: OFA 011
$144 (+ GST)                                                           KEL: Feb 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                       $144 (+ GST)
Cannabis Business Fundamentals
Cannabis and the Workplace
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    QuickBooks Pro                                                        Managing Conflict
    - See Computers & Technology                                          Conflict arises in all workplaces and as a leader you need to know
                                                                          how to manage it. How we respond and deal with conflict defines
    Take Control of Your Money                                            the result. This course allows you to see the connections between
                                                                          responses and actions and then identify shifts you can make to
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                                                                          build better relationships. Gain strategies for dealing with difficult
                                                                          people, having difficult conversations and providing meaningful
    Taking Better Minutes                                                 feedback.
    Become a valuable asset to your organization by learning and
    practicing the skills to produce exceptional and well-summarized      Course code: MGR 326
    minutes that accurately reflect the key details and decisions of      PEN: Mar 28, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    meetings. Learn time-saving tips to use during meetings, ways to      KEL: Mar 22, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    effectively summarize group discussions, and how to create and        VER: Mar 13, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    format informal and formal minutes.
    Course code: MGR 171                                                  Goal Setting and Time Management
    KEL: Mar 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                      Gain a methodology to tie all of your objectives and aspirations
    $144 (+ GST)                                                          into a planned approach and match your resources and timelines
                                                                          with your goals. Learn how to use your time effectively to keep you
                                                                          feeling motivated and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. The
                                                                          planning and goal setting strategies provided in this course ensure
    LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS SERIES                                          the time you invest results in solid and measurable results.
    This series of one-day workshops focuses on specific leadership       Course code: MGR 327
    skills required in today’s workplace (individual workshops below.)    PEN: Apr 4, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    This series enables you to discover your style of leadership and      KEL: Mar 29, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    develop new leadership skills. Whether you are new to leadership      VER: Mar 20, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    or are a seasoned veteran, you will gain valuable personal insights
    and new strategies to apply immediately in your workplace.
                                                                          Change Management
    $144 (+ GST) per course                                               Change is inevitable and not always easy. The goal of this course
                                                                          is to inspire you to lead during times of change by expanding
    Leading Workplace Teams                                               your knowledge, skills and strategies that lead to successful
    You lead people and you manage issues. Now you need to identify       change management. Explore reasons for change and factors that
    your strengths and challenges while developing your leadership        influence this process. You will also discuss the impact of change
    skills. Learn about the skills and tools effective leaders require,   on innovation.
    how personal values impact leadership, as well as how to develop      Course code: MGR 416
    realistic visions, manage change and promote innovation.              PEN: 1. Jan 24, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Course code: MGR 323                                                        2. Apr 11, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    PEN: Mar 7, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                KEL: Apr 5, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    KEL: Mar 1, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                   VER: Mar 27, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    VER: Feb 20, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                                                          Coaching & Developing Employees
    Engaging Your Workforce                                               Coaching employees builds stronger relationships between
    A highly engaged workforce results in less turnover, better           managers and their team members. Through coaching, employees
    customer service and increased profits. Gain strategies for           are supported in developing the skills they require to reach
    engaging and motivating employees to foster new ideas and             organizational goals and strategic objectives. This course provides
    identify solutions in the workplace. Learn about motivation,          learners with strategies they can use to ensure their employees
    teamwork and the stages of teamwork.                                  are engaged in their own personal growth resulting in a positive
    Course code: MGR 324                                                  impact on the organization.
    PEN: Mar 14, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                               Course code: MGR 373
    KEL: Mar 8, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                   PEN: 1. Feb 7, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    VER: Feb 27, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                        2. Apr 25, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                                                          KEL: Apr 12, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Communicating: Beyond the Basics                                      VER: Apr 3, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Communication is a key component in successful workplaces. Learn      $144 (+ GST)
    how to build respectful and productive relationships with staff
    and customers. Learn how you communicate, the challenges in
    communicating effectively and how to improve your listening skills.
    Develop a methodology to plan for any changes you would like to
    Course code: MGR 325
    PEN: Mar 21, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    KEL: Mar 15, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    VER: Mar 6, Wed, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT                                                            Project Management – The Foundation for Success
                                                                              Learn and use the critical tools and techniques that have been
These professional development workshops are designed for                     proven necessary for project management success. This skills-
project managers of all levels. Workshops provide students with               based course provides the practical knowledge, tools and
current best practices to immediately implement in their workplace.           techniques to improve your project quality and performance right
All instructors are experienced project managers and facilitators.            away.
                                                                              Course code: MGR 331
Construction Project Management                                               KEL: Jan 17 & 18, Thu & Fri, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This two-day workshop provides you with the proven knowledge,                 $595 (+ GST)
tools and techniques to improve project quality and performance
in a construction contracting environment. Relevant to seasoned
construction professionals who wish to improve project
performance, as well as those looking to advance their career in              SHIFT2LEAN COURSE SERIES
construction, the content is designed for small to medium-sized               Develop Lean Project Delivery capabilities with a range of courses.
construction projects.                                                        The courses also qualify for credit towards the Lean Construction
                                                                              Institute – Canada Lean Project Delivery Certification Program.
Move through a project cycle, starting with project bidding/
                                                                              Courses will help participants prepare to write the exams and
proposals, through project implementation and ending with the
                                                                              qualify for formal training hours. Call 250-837-4235 ext 6501 to
project completion phase. You will also learn about organizing
                                                                              add your name to an interest list and be notified with upcoming
project teams, material and labour acquisition, responsibility for
                                                                              training opportunities.
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.

Okanagan College is an Education Provider for the Homeowner
Protection Office. This course qualifies for 32 Continuing
Professional Development Credits.
Course code: MGR 359
KEL: May 7 & 8, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
$595 (+ GST)

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     training where and when you need it.                          For a free needs assessment, call 250-762-5445 Ext. 4344

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      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
                                                                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. In
      NOTE: This program is eligible for student                addition to an in-depth study of relational databases and how these databases are used
      loans and may be E.I. eligible.                           within GIS, you complete two major projects of your own design and a directed project of
      Visit for details.            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 production,
      LOCATION: Kelowna
                                                                audio engineering, studio recording and live sound mixing. Our graduates are employed
      DATES: 1. Jan 7 – Aug 20                                  across the Okanagan Valley, working for major AV event services companies, or launching
             2. Accepting applications for Fall 2019            their own music careers and recording studios. Use industry standard recording studio
      TUITION: $9,026 (+ materials)                             equipment to learn how to mix live concerts, produce digital recordings, and work on audio
                                                                postproduction for film, video, computer animation and games. You will gain a solid hands-
      NOTE: This program is eligible for student                on foundation in the principles of sound, music, basic electronics, processing, signal flow,
      loans and may be E.I. eligible.                           microphone techniques, mixing and mastering, and live sound engineering.
      Visit for details.

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 160 hours                      AutoCAD Skills Certificate
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Three evenings per week
                                                                Get the skills you need to launch or expand your career as a drafting technologist or
      LOCATION: Kelowna
                                                                technician within all levels of government, or in an architecture, engineering or industrial
      DATES: 1. Apr 15 – July 23, Mon, Tue & Thu, 6 – 10 p.m.   design firm. You can also follow the career path of a consultant for a construction, utility,
             2. Accepting applications for Fall 2019            resource or manufacturing company. You will gain hands-on skills with industry-standard
      TUITION: $3,191 (+ materials)                             AutoCAD software in preparing technical drawings for a variety of manufacturers, 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.

            Blockchain Programming
            Have you ever heard of the term “blockchain”? Experts predict that it will have a major impact on the global economy with some
            saying it is the biggest technological breakthrough since the internet. It is forecast that blockchain will shape the world’s most
            fundamental business interactions and open the door to invent new styles of digital interactions.
            Okanagan College is currently developing blockchain programming. To be notified about upcoming opportunities related to
            blockchain, please contact Tanya Egli at

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WHERE TO START                                                         Outlook – Introduction
                                                                       Microsoft Outlook is considered a personal information manager
Bookkeeping Certificate                                                program that can be used for sending and reading email and
- See Business                                                         file attachments, scheduling appointments, managing a contact
                                                                       list, creating to-do lists or recording notes. Learn how to use
Computer Fundamentals                                                  Outlook to organize and share information on your desktop
After a brief overview of computer hardware, you will learn            and communicate with other people inside and outside your
the basics of the Windows 10 operating environment: basic              organization or for personal use.
terminology, the desktop, icons and shortcuts, the taskbar,            Course code: COSS 018
launching and closing applications, multi-tasking between
                                                                       PEN: Feb 2, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
programs and basic Windows properties. Particular emphasis is
placed on file and folder management.                                  $94 (+ materials + GST)
Course code: COSS 004
                                                                       QuickBooks Pro
KEL: 1. Mar 4 – 13, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                       Learn the basics of customizing QuickBooks for your business
      2. Apr 23 – May 2, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                         and how to post data and generate reports. Topics include:
$169 (+ materials + GST)                                               bookkeeping principles, sales taxes, setting up a company
                                                                       file, chart of accounts, lists, centres, sales, accounts receivable,
Computer Keyboarding                                                   expenses, accounts payable, inventory, GST returns, journal entries,
Why do you need to know how to type by touch? One word:                bank reconciliations, reports, customizing reports, report filters and
speed. Knowing the keyboard by touch means you will be able            memorized transactions. Students must have good computer skills.
to input information much faster than by the old hunt-and-peck         Course code: COSS 003
method.                                                                KEL: Apr 1 – 17, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
Course code: COSS 116                                                  $285 (+ materials + GST)
KEL: Apr 8 – 17, Mon & Wed, 6 – 8 p.m.
$124 (+ GST)
                                                                       COURSES FOR 50+ & ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Computerized Accounting
Students will focus on the use of current computerized accounting      Are you 50+ or an absolute beginner? Are you looking for a
software. Students learn how to create and modify accounting           slower-paced course that starts at the beginning? Then these
records and how to enter, adjust and report typical daily and          courses are for you.
year-end business transactions. Ideal for those who have taken
this course before and need a refresher, or currently work with        Computer Essentials for 50+ – Level I
the program and need some help. CIB (Canadian Institute of             Are you ready to start at the very beginning and learn the basics of
Bookkeeping) credit. Course equivalency OADM 152 (Accounting           computers? Unravel the mystery of computers as you learn about
Software).                                                             the difference between hardware and software, how to move and
Course code: BOOK 120                                                  resize windows, and create and save files. Get practice using the
PEN: Apr 9 – May 28, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                             keyboard and mouse and accessing computer programs. Discover
$515 (+ materials)                                                     a new frontier by surfing and searching the Internet.
                                                                       Course code: COSS 019
Digital Camera Courses                                                 VER: May 6, 8, 13 & 15, Mon & Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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MS Office Fundamentals                                                 Computer Essentials for 50+ – Level II
Learn three powerful and popular Office programs to give your          Are you a frustrated computer user who is missing the basics?
work a professional edge: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn            Build on your skills and begin to fill in the missing gaps by learning
how to create, design and format Word documents. Get a taste           to navigate within the Windows 10 environment with confidence.
of the powerful capabilities of Excel and develop skills in working    Save time with multi-tasking, copy and pasting, and creating
with spreadsheets, as well as using formulas and functions. Finally,   shortcuts on the desktop. Learn how to save to a USB memory
learn the basics of PowerPoint to create and set-up a presentation,    stick. Gain practice creating, saving, opening, printing files and
including working with text, graphics, pictures, colours and           creating folders. Communicate with family and friends around the
animations.                                                            world using email.
Course code: COSS 302                                                  Course code: COSS 173
PEN: Apr 1 – 10, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.                                 VER: May 22, 27, 29 & Jun 3, Mon & Wed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
KEL: 1. Feb 18 – 27, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.                             $149 (+ GST)
      2. May 21 – 30, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
VER: Apr 23 – May 2, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
$195 (+ materials + GST)

STUDIES - Okanagan College

     iPad for Absolute Beginners – Level I                                  Excel in a Day – Level II
     This course is geared to the absolute beginner, starting with          Take the next step with Microsoft Excel 2016. Learn formulas and
     learning how to properly turn your iPad on and off, what the           functions, references, ranges, lists, data protection, advanced
     buttons do, how to change settings and how to update the               formatting, sorting and filtering, basic pivot tables and get an
     operating system. We will explore these built-in apps: Safari, mail,   introduction to macros and VBA. Previous working knowledge of
     camera, photos and Apple store. Bring your iPad to class.              Excel is required.
     Course code: COSS 287                                                  Course code: COSS 236
     PEN: Jan 21, 23 & 25, Mon, Wed, & Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m.                  PEN: Mar 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     VER: Mar 6, 7 & 8, Wed, Thu & Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m.                      KEL: 1. Mar 1, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     $94 (+ GST)                                                                  2. May 3, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                            VER: 1. Feb 12 & 14, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
     iPad for Absolute Beginners – Level II                                       2. Feb 28, Thu, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     Discover how to use built-in apps such as Notes, FaceTime,             $94 (+ materials + GST)
     Music, Videos, Maps, Calendar and Contacts. Explore the world of
     texting using the Messages app to send and receive texts, photos,      Excel in a Day – Level III
     videos and web links. Experience the iPad’s superior e-reader          Leverage the advanced capabilities of Excel. Learn how to create
     capabilities to download and read electronic books, magazines          and customize formulas and build stand-alone applications in a
     and newspapers. Pre-requisite: must have taken iPad for Absolute       workbook, including VBA coding and controls. Perform database,
     Beginners Level I.                                                     financial and statistical analysis with functions and pivot tables.
     Bring your iPad to class.                                              Previous working knowledge of Excel is required.
     Course code: COSS 289                                                  Course code: COSS 277
     PEN: Feb 4, 6 & 8, Mon, Wed & Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m.                      PEN: Mar 30, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     VER: Mar 13, 14 & 15, Wed, Thu & Fri, 9 – 11:30 a.m.                   KEL: 1. Mar 15, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     $94 (+ GST)                                                                  2. May 10, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                            VER: Mar 12 & 14, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
     Social Media for 50+                                                   $94 (+ materials + GST)
     Whether you want to use the social media tools to connect with
     friends and family, generate interest in a cause, or build your        PowerPoint in a Day
     business, this course will introduce you to the more popular social
                                                                            Get ready to wow your audience with a sleek and engaging
     media tools so that you are comfortable with these emerging
                                                                            presentation. Learn how to use templates and themes, insert new
     technologies. During the class, students will begin to create their
                                                                            slides, change the layout of existing slides, and create text boxes.
     own online profiles, and learn how to protect their personal privacy
                                                                            Bring your presentation to life with pictures, clip art, SmartArt
     and avoid social media pitfalls. Students must have Computer
                                                                            graphics, movies, animation and transitions. Finish off by creating
     Fundamentals or equivalent basic computer skills. Students will
                                                                            note pages for yourself as a reference.
     need to have accounts with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter
     and YouTube prior to class. Bring your portable device: iPhone,        Course code: COSS 231
     iPad, Android phone or tablet.                                         KEL: Mar 8, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     Course code: COSS 200                                                  $94 (+ materials + GST)
     PEN: Feb 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     $94 (+ 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
     IN-A-DAY SERIES                                                        formatting features such as page orientation, margins, spelling
     Excel in a Day – Level I                                               and grammar check, and print preview. This course is perfect for a
                                                                            beginner or if you are looking to refresh and upgrade your Word
     Discover the time-saving tools of Microsoft Excel 2016,
     AutoComplete, AutoFill and AutoSum and learn about this
     software’s wizardry with worksheets and workbooks. Learn how to        Course code: COSS 220
     enter data, use cell references, insert footers and make charts. No    PEN: Jan 19, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     previous working knowledge of Excel is required.                       VER: Feb 23, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     Course code: COSS 221                                                  $94 (+ materials + GST)
     KEL: 1. Jan 25, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
           2. Feb 15, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                  Word in a Day – Level II
           3. Mar 1, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                   Improve your skills and learn to use styles to provide consistent
           4. Mar 15, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                  formatting in your documents; use tables; apply backgrounds;
     VER: 1. Jan 29 & 31, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                             and insert, modify and edit items such as pictures, SmartArt and
                                                                            shapes. Previous working knowledge of MS Word is required.
           2. Feb 7, Thu, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     $94 (+ materials + GST)                                                Course code: COSS 235
                                                                            PEN: Jan 26, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                            VER: Mar 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                            $94 (+ materials + GST)

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INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA                                               Identity Theft Awareness
Facebook Pages for Marketing Success                                  Learn how to protect yourself from Internet fraud and scams. This
                                                                      course will look at online fraud, scams and identity theft. Shed light
Facebook is not just for finding friends, it is also a powerful
                                                                      into the average web visitor’s browsing and online communication
marketing tool your business can use to find and keep customers.
                                                                      habits, including personal exposure in social networks. Sound tips
Acquire strategies to engage clients or customers and increase
                                                                      and tricks about Internet privacy and safety will be provided.
your network. Find out how to use polls and incentives to build
your Facebook page community, and embed your other social             Course code: COSS 324
networks to get the most exposure possible. Students must have        VER: Mar 5 & 7, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
an active Facebook account, familiarity with social networking and    $74 (+ GST)
intermediate-level computer skills.
Course code: COSS 232
KEL: Mar 30, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                     WEBSITE & DESIGN
$94 (+ GST)
                                                                      Advanced WordPress: Customize Your Website
Introduction to Google AdWords                                        Learn how to customize a self-hosted website and
                                                                      take it to the next level by importing widgets, working with themes
Trying to figure out how to use this powerful tool can be
                                                                      and plugins, and changing the graphics, colours and fonts. Add
overwhelming. In this hand-on class you will learn how to best
                                                                      security to keep you safe from hackers, learn how to back up your
utilize Google AdWords for your personal needs by working
                                                                      website and link your website to other social media sites.
through the process: from setting up your account to measuring
the ROI. Other topics that will be covered include keywords,          Course code: COSS 229
budgets and ad groups.                                                KEL: 1. Mar 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Course code: COSS 319                                                       2. Apr 27, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
KEL: Feb 16, Sat, 1 – 4 p.m.                                          $94 (+ GST)
$49 (+ GST)
                                                                      Easy WordPress Websites
Introduction to Google Analytics                                      Discover the WordPress dashboard, create your first post and
Learn how to use Google Analytics to track your website’s             first page, add widgets and sidebars, learn about themes, and
effectiveness, analyze your visitor traffic, find out what keywords   make your website social media friendly. Leave with a brand new
are driving traffic to your site and how individuals are using the    website you can update yourself, as well as, dozens of tips and
material. Focusing on your audience, how they find you and how        tricks for using WordPress. No website or programming experience
engaged they are will help to grow your business.                     necessary.
Course code: COSS 292                                                 Course code: COSS 218
KEL: Feb 16, Sat, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                    KEL: 1. Feb 2, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$49 (+ GST)                                                                  2. Mar 2, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                             3. Apr 20, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
DIY Online Marketing                                                  VER: Feb 16, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Learn the basics of getting yourself and your work online, then       $94 (+ GST)
promoting it, using free and affordable resources. Ideal for
creatives, artists, self-employed solo entrepreneurs and healing      Portfolio Building Workshop
arts practitioners. You’ll leave this workshop with a clearer         This workshop is designed for individuals who want to apply to an
understanding of how to use a website, newsletter, receive            animation program and want to further develop their artistic skills
payments, use social media, and more. Plenty of next-step             in the areas of life-drawing, perspective and digital art. Specifically,
resource sheets provided to continue learning after the workshop.     the focus will be on bridging the gap between the skills candidates
Course code: MGR 092                                                  already have and the skills they need to develop to make their
                                                                      portfolios competitive for admission.
VER: Feb 26, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m.
$59 (+ GST)                                                           Course code: FA 163
                                                                      KEL: Jan 15 – Mar 19, Tue, 5 – 7 p.m.
DIY Podcasting                                                        $395
Learn how to put together, publish and promote a simple but
professional interview-style podcast using free and affordable
resources such as earbuds, a video call platform and a laptop/
computer. You’ll leave this workshop with a step by step plan for
structuring your interviews, inviting people onto your podcast, and
DIY editing and publishing it.
Course code: PIR 681                                                                       WATCH OUR WEBSITE
VER: Feb 19 & 21, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                                                    We are always adding new courses.
$89 (+ GST)


     Revit Architecture Fundamentals                                         Visual Effects Workshop
     Revit is a powerful tool for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and    Would you like to learn how industry professionals create seamless
     is quickly becoming the standard for the Architecture, Engineering      VFX illusions on the latest blockbuster films like Avengers and
     and Construction industries. Students will participate in a hands-      Guardians of the Galaxy? Join instructors from Vancouver Film
     on training program that focuses on the fundamentals of using           School and Okanagan College and complete your own VFX
     Autodesk Revit software. This course will give participants the basic   composite using industry standard software, Nuke. Whether you
     skills and knowledge to understand the functionality of the software    have prior training in a related field or no experience at all, these
     focused on the basic tools the majority of users need when working      VFX workshops have everything you need to take meaningful
     with Revit.                                                             steps towards portfolio development for post-secondary study or
     Course code: COSS 291                                                   to add new skills to your resume for industry work. We welcome
     KEL: Feb 11 – Mar 21, Mon & Thu, 6 – 10 p.m.                            enthusiasts, high school students, mature students, career changers
                                                                             and newbies. Led by an industry all-star Henrique Reginato
     $650 (+ materials + GST)
                                                                             (Foxcatcher, Dark Matter, Gotham, Almost Human, Timeless,
                                                                             Minority Report) you will master essential basics in Nuke, learn
     Video Editing & Production                                              the VFX production pipeline, and complete a fully executed shot.
     Whether you are the next big Hollywood director or just video           During this course you will also learn about the animation industry
     recording a birthday party, learning how to plan, record and            in B.C.’s Interior.
     produce videos will make your projects more interesting and
                                                                             Course code: COSS 322
     engaging. Video projects, large and small, work better when
     you plan time, talent and other resources. You’ll receive tips and      KEL: Mar 25 – 29, Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     instruction on best practices for collecting audio, video and the       $550 (+ GST)
     images needed to produce a plan. Then you’ll learn how to put
     a plan together by adding music, transitions, titles and effects to
     enhance the meaning of your video.
     Course code: COSS 131
     VER: Apr 4 – 25, Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
     $205 (+ GST)

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             Okanagan University College grad?
             Receive a 10% discount on most Continuing Studies courses.
             Call the Continuing Studies office today!

             • Hundreds of courses for personal or professional development
             • Online courses that are fast, focused and flexible

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PROGRAM LENGTH: 375 hours                                           Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate
(includes 70-hour practicum)
LOCATION: Kelowna                                                   Are you interested in working in rural and Aboriginal communities? This professional
                                                                    development opportunity allows you to focus your training in the field of Aboriginal
DATES: Winter 2020
                                                                    community support. With an emphasis on a person/family-centered and holistic
TUITION: $5,604                                                     approaches, you gain a deeper understanding of the needs of Aboriginal individuals,
                                                                    families and communities as well as acquire the core training required for all
NOTE: This program is eligible for student                          community support professionals. Topics include: Aboriginal traditional knowledge
loans and may be E.I. eligible
                                                                    systems, Aboriginal law, reconciliation and motivational interviewing. Graduates are
Visit for details.
                                                                    prepared to work in entry-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 – Dec
                                                                   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)
PROGRAM FORMAT: Varied (visit website for details)                 Are you looking for a career that challenges and inspires you every day? Graduates
                                                                   work in elementary and secondary schools in B.C., helping children with diverse
LOCATIONS: Penticton, Kelowna & Vernon
                                                                   learning needs (cognitive abilities, physical challenges, health issues, behavioral
PEN: Accepting applications for Fall 2019 (F/T)                    challenges, autism and related disorders). Through a combination of theory and
KEL: 1. Winter 2019 held at George Elliott                         hands-on learning, you will gain the skills in preparing specialized teaching materials,
			 Secondary School (F/T)                                         understanding school curriculum and maintaining progress records. You will also
		 2. Accepting applications for Fall 2019 (P/T)                   develop strong observational skills.
VER: Sept 3, 2019 – May, 2020 (P/T)                      
TUITION: $4,010 (+ materials + textbooks)
NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans and may be E.I. eligible
Visit for details.

PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 60 hours                                Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate
                                                                   Are you ready to develop your teaching skills with a convenient online program? While
DATES: Jan 7 – Apr 16
                                                                   cultivating a learner-centred philosophy of instruction, you will learn how to create
TUITION: $1,023                                                    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
DATES: Accepting applications for Fall 2019                        helping new Canadians and even tourists learn and navigate the second most common
TUITION: $2,546 (+ materials + textbooks)                          language 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.


      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 114 hours
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Two evenings per week
      and some Saturdays
                                                               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: Penticton, Kelowna & Vernon                   Worker Certificate, is designed specifically for those seeking employment in the
      PEN: Accepting applications for Oct 2019                 building service industry and those currently in the industry looking to upgrade and
      KEL: 1. Apr 2 – Jun 22, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.            update their skills. Through a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands-on
      		 and most Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                         training, you will learn about health and safety regulations, workplace professionalism,
           2. Accepting application for Fall 2019              as well as basic and specialized cleaning.
      VER: Feb 3 – Apr 14, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.     
      and Sun, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
      TUITION: $1,279

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 1,100 hours
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and one
                                                               Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate
      Saturday per month                                       Are you ready to pursue your career as an esthetician, nail artist or spa therapist?
      LOCATION: Vernon                                         Do you want to run your own esthetics business? Train for a career with endless
      DATES: Sept 3, 2019 – Jun 26, 2020                       possibilities in a professional spa environment, with industry-experienced
      TUITION: $10,500 (+ approx. $2,000 materials + GST)      instructors. You will learn the latest techniques for a wide range of treatments
                                                               including spa-level manicures and pedicures, artificial nail enhancements, skin
      NOTE: This program is eligible for student               care and facials, waxing essentials, aromatherapy, reflexology, relaxation and
      loans and may be E.I. eligible                           hot stone massage, body scrubs and wraps, eye lash and brow tinting and
      Visit for details.           make-up foundations. A blend of theory and hands-on training ensures you are
                                                               ready to work in day spas, 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 2019 – Jan 2020                              shops, florist chains, wholesalers, market/grocery stores or as floral consultants.
      TUITION: $1,946 (+ 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: Penticton, Kelowna & Vernon
                                                               flexible training that fits your lifestyle. Gain the knowledge and confidence to create
      PEN: Accepting applications for Fall 2019                functional, stylish designs for residential and commercial environments. Through theory
      KEL: 1. Jan 8 – May 28, Tue & Thu, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   and practical assignments, you will learn how to draw floor plans and sketch furniture,
           2. Accepting applications for Fall 2019.            and acquire advanced skills, including how to mix fabrics, work with colour, employ
      			 Two nights/week                                      light and choose accessories. In the final module, you will create a home project that is
      VER: Jan 14 – Jun 12, Mon & Wed, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.     functional, stylish, beautiful and on budget. Graduates find employment as office space
      TUITION: $1,666 (+ materials + GST)                      planners, interior decorating consultants and retail space decorators.

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

PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 272 hours            Occupational Health & Safety Certificate
                                                Get competitive with online, industry-recognized safety training. This program provides
Accepting applications for Fall 2019            students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enjoy a career as a health
TUITION: $6,115 (+ materials)                   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.

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     AGRICULTURE                                                           Active Investing and Trading for Beginners
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     Pest Management & Pesticide Applicator Certificate
     This four-day class is designed for those applying pesticides or
     seeking employment in the industry. Explore management of             Cannabis and the Workplace
     common insect, disease and weed problems. Learn about product         With the legalization of cannabis, employers must be prepared
     labels, safe handling practices, legislation and practical problems   for how they will manage the resulting issues in the workplace.
     for calibration, with a strong focus on low-impact pesticides and     This workshop will explore the impact of this cultural shift as
     non-pesticide methods of control. Visit for         well as the relevant federal, provincial and municipal regulations
     additional course details and information on the final exam.          governing the use of cannabis. The rights and responsibilities of
     Course code: AGR 043                                                  employers and employees regarding recreational cannabis and the
                                                                           obligations for accommodation of medically prescribed marijuana
     PEN: 1. Mar 5 – 8, Tue – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                           will be discussed. Legalization does not negate the employer’s
           2. Mar 12 – 15, Tue – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                right to set rules for the workplace and it is critical to proactively
     KEL: Feb 26 – Mar 1, Tue – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                 update policies regarding alcohol and drugs to include cannabis.
     VER: Feb 5 – 8, Tue – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                      By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify the
     $235 (+ materials)                                                    key issues as well as rights and responsibilities around cannabis
                                                                           in the workplace, and how to incorporate essential elements into
     Pest Management for Fruit Trees                                       workplace policies.
     Are bugs damaging the fruit in your backyard? Is the fruit brown      Course code: MGR 408
     and rotting before picking it? Are aphids driving you crazy? If you   KEL: Mar 1, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     have these problems, join us as we discuss the common pests
                                                                           VER: Mar 13, Wed, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     of fruit trees in the region including apples, pears, cherries and
     peaches. We will review management methods that rely on non-          $144 (+ GST)
     chemical methods and low-impact pesticides allowed for use in
     organic production. Participants will develop diagnostic skills for   Cannabis Business Fundamentals
     common pest problems and develop a management plan that can           This introductory course is designed for those who are interested in
     be applied to their property. There will be a hands-on session with   the rapidly growing cannabis industry. With the expanding interest
     live specimens.                                                       in medicinal and recreational marijuana, there is an emerging
     Course code: AGR 164                                                  industry and regulatory environment under development. This
                                                                           course will explore policy choices and the unfolding business
     KEL: Mar 16, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                           opportunities within the cannabis space. Topics will include
     $119 (+ GST)                                                          examination of external environmental trends that influence the
                                                                           business of marijuana, health and safety concerns, market potential,
     Pesticide Dispenser                                                   and an analysis of federal, provincial and local policy on the
     This two-day class is essential for those working in garden centres   industry.
     or stores that sell pesticides. Learn about management of common
                                                                           Course code: MGR 406
     pest problems in residential areas and low-toxicity “excluded”
     pesticides. Gain skills in safe handling practices, legislation and   KEL: 1. Feb 12 – 19, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m.
     practical problems for calibration. Optional B.C. certification             2. Feb 26 – Mar 5, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m.
     examination held on the second afternoon; bring a cheque for $90,     $144 (+ GST)
     payable to the Minister of Finance.
     Note: Students are to purchase “Dispenser - Domestic” study           Growing Your Own Cannabis
     materials from the provincial Office Products Centre at 1-800-282-    Growing your own cannabis plants and being self-sufficient is
     7955 prior to the course. Allow one week for delivery.                possible. You will no longer be dependent on others, you can
     Course code: AGR 057                                                  control the quality of the cannabis and you will also develop a
                                                                           fun, new hobby. Before you flex your green thumb, understand
     KEL: Apr 15 & 16, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                           that growing cannabis indoors or outdoors presents a unique
     VER: Apr 8 & 9, Mon & Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.                         set of challenges and the sheer volume of information available
     $134                                                                  on this subject can be overwhelming. This course provides key
                                                                           information for selecting seeds or clones, equipment requirements
                                                                           and the process of growing cannabis while adhering to the legal
     CANNABIS TRAINING                                                     regulations. Students must be 19 years of age to register.
                                                                           Course code: AGR 201
     Okanagan College is now offering cannabis training courses that
     provide unique insights into the emerging industry of medicinal       PEN: Jan 26, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     and recreational marijuana. Learn about the regulatory policies       KEL: Jan 21 & 22, Mon & Tue, 6 – 9 p.m.
     and business opportunities in this unfolding market, investment       VER: Jan 23 & 24, Wed & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
     strategies for individual investors and best practices in pest        $115 (+ GST)
     management for cannabis production. As an employer, learn how
     to be prepared for managing the legalization of cannabis in the

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