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                                   WINTER/SPRING 2019

Grow your career in horticulture

Develop safety skills with
courses in H2S Alive, Confined
Space Entry and Fall Protection

Learn how Geographic
Information Systems (GIS)
teaches you to create
maps, edit data and
manage projects

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     REVELSTOKE                                 KELOWNA                                        PENTICTON
     Office Hours:                              Office Hours:                                  Office Hours:
     Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.           Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.               Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     1401 First Street West                     (Except Tue, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)            583 Duncan Ave. W.
     P.O. Box 3118                              A108 - 1000 KLO Road                           Penticton, B.C., V2A 8E1
     Revelstoke, B.C., V0E 2S0                  Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 4X8
                                                                                               Phone: 250-492-4305
     Phone: 250-837-4235                        Phone: 250-862-5480                            Fax: 250-490-3950
     Fax: 250-837-2882                          Fax: 250-862-5434                              Toll-free: 1-866-510-8899                Toll-free: 1-888-638-0058            
     SALMON ARM                                                                                OLIVER
     Office Hours:                              KELOWNA TRADES                                 339 Fairview Road
     Mon – Thu, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.              Phone: 250-862-5457                            P.O. Box 1799
     Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                       Fax: 250-862-5469                              Oliver, B.C., V0H 1T0
     2552 10th Ave NE                           Toll-free: 1-877-755-2266, Ext. 5457
     Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 2S4                                                                 Toll-free: 1-866-510-8899
     Phone: 250-804-8888
     Fax: 250-804-8850                          VERNON
     Toll-free: 1-866-352-0103                  Office Hours:                   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


                                        Standard First Aid                                       INDICATES NEW COURSE
                 COURSE NAME            & CPR Level C
                                        Comprehensive First Aid & CPR                                      INDICATES
                  COURSE CODE           techniques for those who need training                             ONLINE
                                        for work requirements, or who want more                            COURSE
               COURSE LOCATION
                                        knowledge to respond to emergencies in
                 OLI - Oliver
                                        the workplace, home or at play.
                 PEN - Penticton
                 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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                                                                  ANDY JACK
Andy Jack can give plenty of reasons why
first aid is essential in his profession, but it
only took one personal incident to confirm his
commitment to refresher training.

Jack took his Level C training years ago as
a teen, and has seen value in updating his
certification throughout his career.

“Having first aid is one of the most invaluable
tickets you can have on the job, because you
never know what is going to happen,” he says.
“I just love being there for people and helping
them as much as I can.”

First aid training has evolved over the years,
and updating certification has helped Jack
stay current with life-saving advancements like
automatic electronic defibrillators, anaphylaxis
response and naloxone kits, which he has used
multiple times.

Two years ago, while he and his family were
getting ready at home one morning, Jack found
his spouse face-down on the bathroom floor.

“I didn’t want to move her because I thought
she might have slipped and caused a head or
neck injury. As I looked closer, I noticed her
mouth was drooping on her one side,” he
recalls. “I could see her eyes moving, she was
trying to hear me, but her speech was slurred.
That’s when I remembered FAST – face, arms,
speech and time.”

He called 911 and she was sent to the hospital
for surgery. “She pulled through. She has
returned to work and although she still struggles
with memory and other challenges, she is
improving every day,” he says.

CPR C and Standard First Aid with
Transportation Endorsement

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      CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS – Shuswap/Revelstoke

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 66 hours                         Basic Accounting Certificate
      LOCATIONS: Salmon Arm & Revelstoke
                                                                  Gain expertise in basic business accounting in this hands-on program. Learn accounting
      REV: Fall 2019
                                                                  concepts, generally accepted accounting principles and the rules of debit and credit.
      SAL: Fall 2019                                              Understand the accounting cycle for a service business and how to manage a general
      TUITION: $600 (+ materials)                                 ledger, prepare financial statements, periodic adjustments and year-end books. Learn
                                                                  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: Salmon Arm & online
      SAL: Jan 8 – Jun 13, 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
      ONLINE: Jan, Mar, May, Sept & Nov
                                                                  administration skills. Gain the in-depth understanding needed to manage the complete
      TUITION: $1,408 (+ materials)                               bookkeeping cycle, from how to set-up a company through to the full year’s business
                                                                  cycle for computerized accounting systems. Students learn the Sage 50 program,
                                                                  apply their knowledge to spreadsheets and gain an in-depth understanding of payroll
                                                                  administration. Graduates enjoy careers in bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable,
                                                                  billing and payroll.

      CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS – Other locations & online

      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: Apr 10, 11, 17 & 18, 		   the personal effectiveness of people at all levels of the organization is critical to the
                 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: May 8, 9, 		     can be immediately applied in the workplace.
                 15 & 16, Wed & Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      LSC 113 - Performance Management: June 5, 6, 12 & 13, 		    Develop a professional edge in your career and acquire a solid foundation in this
                 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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 “Often times, people feel
 stuck in how things are
 going with the people
 at work, or they feel
 stuck in how they see
 their jobs. I love when
 I can open the door to
 other ways of looking
 at things; to show that
 there’s other possibilities
 if they changed their
 actions, or behaviours, or

 Instructor – Leadership Essential Series

BUSINESS COURSES                                                      Information Security for Business
Loss Prevention & Conflict Management                                 A close look at the exploitation of Canadian businesses by cyber
                                                                      criminals who steal identities and financial information. Learn how
for Retail Employers & Supervisors                                    to protect the privacy of your employees and your clients through
In this course employers and supervisors will learn to identify and   the use of physical & electronic means set out by data safety
explain the importance of due diligence in a retail setting. How to   principles of federal and provincial laws (PIPEDA/PIPA).
use the hierarchy of controls to implement appropriate procedures
to eliminate or mitigate a risk. Identify steps to consider when      Course code: COSS 325
developing a prevention plan, create a workplace systems and          SAL: Mar 30, Sat, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
explain the importance of safety auditing in the workplace.           $74 (+ GST)
Course code: MGR 419
SAL: Mar 21, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
REV: Apr 15, Mon, 6 – 9:30 p.m.                                       LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS SERIES
$55 (+ GST)
                                                                      This series of one-day workshops focuses on specific leadership
                                                                      skills required in today’s workplace (individual workshops below).
Loss Prevention & Conflict Management                                 This series enables you to discover your style of leadership and
for Retail Employees                                                  develop new leadership skills. Whether you are new to leadership,
In this course employees will learn to identify the do’s and don’ts   or are a seasoned veteran, you will gain valuable personal insights
of retail loss prevention, discover the importance of decreasing      and new strategies to apply immediately in your workplace.
opportunities for potential thieves and plan and execute a safe       $144 (+ GST) per course
response to a mock robbery. Participants will also learn strategies
for diffusing a situation with an angry customer and tactics to
refocus a potential argument.
Course code: MGR 418
SAL: Mar 21, Thu, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
REV: Apr 17, Wed, 6 – 9:30 p.m.
$55 (+ GST)

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    Engaging Your Workforce                                                    Goal Setting and Time Management
    A highly engaged workforce results in less turnover, better customer       Gain a methodology to tie all of your objectives and aspirations
    service and increased profits. Gain strategies for engaging and            into a planned approach and match your resources and timelines
    motivating employees to foster new ideas and identify solutions in         with your goals. Learn how to use your time effectively to keep you
    the workplace. Learn about motivation, teamwork and the stages of          feeling motivated and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. The
    teamwork.                                                                  planning and goal setting strategies provided in this course ensure
    Course code: MGR 324                                                       the time you invest results in solid and measurable results.
    SAL: Apr 3, Wed, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                           Course code: MGR 327
    REV: Apr 2, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                           SAL: May 1, Wed, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                               REV: Apr 30, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Leading Workplace Teams
    You lead people and you manage issues. Now you need to identify            Change Management
    your strengths and challenges while developing your leadership             Change is inevitable and not always easy. The goal of this course
    skills. Learn about the skills and tools effective leaders require, how    is to innovate you to lead during times of change by expanding
    personal values impact leadership, as well as how to develop realistic     your knowledge, skills, and strategies that lead to successful
    visions, manage change and promote innovation.                             change management. Explore reasons for change and factors that
    Course code: MGR 323                                                       influence this process. You will also discuss the impact of change on
    SAL: Apr 10, Wed, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                          innovation.
    REV: Apr 9, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                           Course code: MGR 416
                                                                               SAL: May 8, Wed, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Communicating: Beyond the Basics                                           REV: May 7, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Communication is a key component in successful workplaces. Learn
    how to build respectful and productive relationships with staff            COURSES – Other locations & online
    and customers. Learn how you communicate, the challenges in
    communicating effectively and how to improve your listening skills.        Active Investing and Trading for Beginners
    Develop a methodology to plan for any changes you would like to            Learn a strong market structure foundation and core strategy to
    make.                                                                      actively invest and trade stocks, ETF’s, FOREX and commodities.
    Course code: MGR 325                                                       What are cryptocurrencies and cannabis stocks? How can you invest
    SAL: Apr 17, Wed, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                          in them? Did you know you can make money when the market
    REV: Apr 16, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                          drops? Are you interested in learning a proven professional strategy
                                                                               to actively invest or trade in any market, up, down or sideways?
    Managing Conflict                                                          Learn where to buy and where to sell with highest probabilities. We
                                                                               teach unconventional technical analysis, the tools and techniques
    Conflict arises in all workplaces and as a leader you need to know
                                                                               to read any asset price chart and how to apply that to your trading
    how to manage it. How we respond and deal with conflict defines
                                                                               plan and execute it on any investing/trading platform. This program
    the result. This course allows you to see the connections between
                                                                               provides structured lessons with plenty of practice time during and
    responses and actions and then identify shifts you can make to build
                                                                               in between formal class time. You will learn this skill by doing it live
    better relationships. Gain strategies for dealing with difficult people,
                                                                               on a simulated real-time platform.
    having difficult conversations and providing meaningful feedback.
                                                                               Course code: MGR 228
    Course code: MGR 326
                                                                               ONLINE: Jan 15 – Mar 7, Tue, Wed & Thu, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    SAL: Apr 24, Wed, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                               $950 (+ GST)
    REV: Apr 23, Tue, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                               Cannabis Business Fundamentals
                                                                               Cannabis and the Workplace
                                                                               - See Employment Skills

    TRAINING                                                                    OKANAGAN.BC.CA/CORPORATETRAINING
    fresh mindset • better results                                      For a free needs assessment, call 250-762-5445 Ext. 4344

    Okanagan College can deliver
    customized training where
    and when you need it.
                                                      CREDIBILITY     CUSTOMIZED       FLEXIBLE          INDUSTRY      CONVENIENT          ONLINE
                                                                       SOLUTIONS      SCHEDULES          EXPERTISE      LOCATIONS         LEARNING

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and office administration
Salmon Arm students have big ideas. Through co-op and practicum placements OC
students are not just looking for the next big thing. They’re planning to be part of it.

BUSINESS PROGRAMS                                  OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Lighten the load. Get an early start this winter   Dynamic Salmon Arm employers are seeking
and enrol in classes for January 2019.             Okanagan College graduates. Transform your future
                                                   in 10 months with a career in office administration.
CERTIFICATES                                       Book an appointment with an academic advisor to
• Business Administration Certificate              study full-time or part-time. Call 250-832-2126.
• Entrepreneur & Small Business Certificate

DIPLOMA                                            OFFICE ASSISTANT
Business Administration                            September 2019 – January 2020
• Accounting                                       Tuition + Fees $2,223 & books
• Marketing
• Management                                       ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE
                                                   September 2019 – January 2020
DEGREE                                             Tuition + Fees $4,664 & books
Business Administration
Take the first two years in Salmon Arm
Third-year offered in Vernon
Third- and fourth-year offered in Kelowna
                                                   DUAL CREDIT OPTION FOR OFFICE ADMIN
Start dates:                                       Are you a high school student interested in getting ahead?
Winter – Jan 7, 2019                               Check with your counsellor for more information about your
Fall – Sept 4, 2019                                eligibility for a dual credit program. Earn high school credits
Course costs:                                      and get your tuition paid!
Each course is $464 + fees & books

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Big ideas create bright futures
                                                             Opportunity is waiting for you at Okanagan
                                                                        College’s Salmon Arm campus.

    university studies in

    arts & science
    Recent data shows that 88% of students that go to               ARTS
    college have a better overall GPA than their university         ANTH 213         Women in Cross-cultural Perspectives
    counterparts. Getting started at Okanagan College builds        ENGL 153         Critical Writing and Reading: Narrative
    a foundation for life-long learning.                            ENGL 215         Studies in Reading Film
    Starting here also saves you money. The average                 GEOG 129         Human Geography: Resources,
    Okanagan College student saves $1,958 in comparison to                           Development & Society
    university counterparts. And students save even more with       SCIENCE
    complementary parking in Salmon Arm.                            BIOL 121         Biology for Science Majors
                                                                    MATH 122         Calculus II

    •   First- and second-year Arts courses
    •   First-year Science courses                                                  RESISTANCE AND REVOLUTION
    •   Study full or part-time                                                     Next intake is Fall 2019
    •   Winter registrations are accepted until January 18, 2019
                                                                     Race. Climate change. Globalization. Social Justice.
    Start dates:                                                     Are you ready to add your voice to the conversation?
    Winter – Jan 7, 2019                                             Join this new emphasis in our liberal arts studies and
    Fall – Sept 4, 2019                                              learn how people around the world have contested
    Course costs:                                                    and continue to contest social, political, colonial and
    Lecture – $341 + fees & books                                    economic orders. This is a great foundation to
    Lecture & Lab – $404 + fees & books                              a variety of Arts degrees and careers.
                                                                     For more information visit:

    Seniors are welcome to audit courses for a nominal fee.         Forestry             Counselling           Medicine
    Talk to an educational advisor today for courses available      Engineering          Law                   Pharmacy
    to you. Call 250-832-2126.                                      Physiotherapy        Teaching              Dentistry
                                                                    Social Work          Economics             Veterinary
    For a complete listing of courses

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trades and
                                                                                 FOUNDATION PROGRAMS
                                                                                 ELECTRICAL – Cost $3,414 + books
                                                                                 Feb 11 – Jul 26, 2019

                                                                                 PLUMBING AND PIPING TRADES –

                                                                                 Cost $3,547 + books
                                                                                 Plumber, Pipefitter/Steamfitter, Gasfitter,
                                                                                 Sprinkler System Installer
                                                                                 Aug 2019 – Jan 2020

                                                                                 WELDING – Cost $4,074 + books
                                                                                 Feb – July 2020
                                                                                 CARPENTRY – Cost $4,129 + books
                         IS WAITING FOR YOU.                                     Feb – July 2020
                         Salmon Arm is experiencing record breaking
                         growth in new housing development, driving the          TRADES EXPLORATION
                         construction industry to continuously search for        TRADES SAMPLER – Sicamous
                         local talent. Start your education in trades and        Jan 18 – May 3, 2019
                         secure your future in this thriving industry.           Eagle River High School
                                                                                 Program open to SD#83 students

Are you a high school student interested in a trade? Check with your high school counsellor about your eligibility for a
dual credit program. Earn high school credits, start an apprenticeship and get your tuition paid!
Feel like you missed out on the dual credit opportunity? Program changes now allow graduated students to access
School District funds up to the age of 19! Check with your counsellors to see if you qualify.
For more information and admissions requirements visit

    adult academic & career preparation

    upgrading                                                          TUITION-FREE PROGRAMS
                                                                       STARTING SOON REGISTER NOW
    Improve your skills and reach your academic goals this winter. Prepare now for programs starting in fall 2019.

    Adult Academic and Career Preparation (AACP) offers upgrading courses in a respectful and supportive
    environment designed to meet the needs of adult learners. Courses are offered in a variety of subject areas
    including: literacy, English, math, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies and computers.

    THIS PROGRAM IS FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO:                        Classes in Salmon Arm & Revelstoke
    •   Complete high school graduation requirements                 Classes start:
    •   Complete prerequisites for the program of your choice        Winter – Jan 3, 2019
    •   Improve your high school marks                               Fall – Sept 4, 2019
    •   Develop reading, writing and math skills
    •   Improve your career opportunities                            For more information contact Tracy Riley
                                                                     250-832-2126 or

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     Tamra Robinson
     Health Care Assistant (2018)

     “I loved creating lasting friendships
     with my classmates and really
     making a difference in the quality
     of life for seniors. The practical
     experience in the clinical world and
     seeing people that you’ve helped
     gives you such a rewarding feeling
     of accomplishment.“

     health and
     social development
     These programs are in high demand.
     Review the requirements and get prepared.                                          DIPLOMAS
                                                                                        • Human Service Work (2020 start)
     HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT                                                              • Practical Nursing
     Join this six-month program and learn the skills required for a health career
     in direct client care and in long-term care settings. This program focuses on
     developing the skills to provide person-centred care aimed at promoting and        CERTIFICATE
     maintaining the physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being of clients.   • Health Care Assistant
     Graduates from Okanagan College are in high demand, so start this spring on
     your new career.
                                                                                        CAREER OPTIONS
     Start date: Apr 29, 2019
                                                                                        Human Service Worker
     Cost $3,261 + books & fees
                                                                                        Student Support Worker
                                                                                        Respite Worker
     PRACTICAL NURSING                                                                  Licensed Practical Nurse
     This exciting and rewarding program prepares you with the competencies             Health Care Assistant
     required by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia. Upon
                                                                                        Home Care Provider
     successful completion students will be eligible to write the Canadian Practical
     Nurse Registration exam, required for licensing in B.C. We encourage you to        And more…
     apply as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

     Next intake: August 2019
     Application open: Nov 1, 2018
     Cost $11,727 + books & fees

     For more information about course requirements call 250-832-2126 or go to:

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                                                                                                     COMPUTERS &

PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time, 500 hours              Advanced GIS Certificate
PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
                                                  Learn the essentials of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create custom GIS
LOCATION: Salmon Arm
                                                  solutions using the most advanced programming and web development tools. Students
DATES: Jan 7 – May 24                             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.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS – Other locations & online

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,
                                                  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 Sept 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.

     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


     COURSES FOR 50+ & ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS                                   Excel in a Day – Level II
                                                                            Take the next steps with Microsoft Excel 2016. Learn formulas
     Are you 50+ or an absolute beginner? Looking for a slower-paced        and functions, references, ranges, lists, data protection, advanced
     course that starts with the basics? These courses are for you.         formatting, sorting and filtering, basic pivot tables and get an
                                                                            introduction to macros and VBA. Previous working knowledge of
     Computer Essentials for 50+ – Level I                                  Excel is required.
     Ready to start at the very beginning and learn the basics of           Course code: COSS 236
     computers? Unravel the mystery of computers as you learn about         SAL: Mar 18 & 20, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
     the difference between hardware and software, how to move and          REV: Feb 4 & 6, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
     resize windows, and create and save files. Get practice using the
                                                                            $94 (+ GST)
     keyboard and mouse and accessing computer programs. Discover
     a new frontier by surfing and searching the Internet.
                                                                            Excel in a Day – Level III
     Course code: COSS 019
                                                                            Leverage the advanced capabilities of Excel. Learn how to create
     SAL: Jan 29 – Feb 19, Tue, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                      and customize formulas and build stand-alone applications in a
     $149 (+ GST)                                                           workbook, including VBA coding and controls. Perform database,
                                                                            financial and statistical analysis with functions and pivot tables.
     Computer Essentials for 50+ – Level II                                 Previous working knowledge of Excel is required.
     Are you a frustrated computer user who is missing the basics? Build    Course code: COSS 277
     on your skills and begin to fill in the missing gaps by learning to    SAL: Apr 1 & 3, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
     navigate within the Windows 7 environment with confidence. Save
                                                                            REV: Feb 25 & 27, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
     time with multi-tasking, copy and pasting and creating shortcuts on
     the desktop. Learn how to save to a CD and USB Memory Stick.           $94 (+ GST)
     Gain practice creating, saving, opening, printing files and creating
     folders. Communicate with family and friends around the world          PowerPoint in a Day
     using email.                                                           Improve your skills with MS PowerPoint 2016. Work on techniques
     Course code: COSS 173                                                  such as inserting pictures or shapes, changing slide presentations
                                                                            and editing and manipulating text.
     SAL: Feb 26 – Mar 19, Tue, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
     $149 (+ GST)                                                           Course code: COSS 231
                                                                            SAL: Mar 15, Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     Computer Essentials for 50+ – Level III                                REV: Feb 11 & 13, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
     Ready to learn even more computer basics? Learn how to                 $94 (+ GST)
     download photos from your digital camera and then manage,
     share and store your digital photos using Windows 7. You will also     Word in a Day – Level I
     gain more word processing skills with WordPad, learn the basics        Using Microsoft Word 2016, start with the basics of word
     of Skype and discover how to download E-books from the public          processing and progress to paragraph formatting features such
     library. The course is set at a slower pace for seniors or absolute    as indentation, bullets, line spacing and tabs. Explore document
     beginners.                                                             formatting features such as page orientation, margins, spelling and
     Course code: COSS 278                                                  grammar check and print preview. This course is perfect for a Word
     SAL: Mar 26 – Apr 16, Tue, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                      beginner or if you’re looking to refresh and upgrade your Word
     $149 (+ GST)
                                                                            Course code: COSS 220
                                                                            SAL: Feb 11 & 13, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                            $94 (+ GST)
     Excel in a Day – Level I                                               Word in a Day – Level II
     Bookkeepers and business owners, meet your three new best              Take the next steps and improve your Word 2016 skills. Learn how
     friends: AutoComplete, AutoFill and AutoSum. Discover the              to use styles to provide consistent formatting in your documents.
     timesaving tools of Microsoft Excel 2016 and enjoy this software’s     Use tables, apply backgrounds and insert, modify and edit
     wizardry with worksheets and workbooks. Learn how to enter data,       items such as pictures, SmartArt and shapes. Previous working
     use cell references, insert footers and make charts. Perfect for an    knowledge of Word is required.
     Excel beginner or if you want to refresh and upgrade your Excel        Course code: COSS 235
     skills.                                                                SAL: Mar 25 & 27, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
     Course code: COSS 221                                                  REV: Jan 28 & 30, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
     SAL: Feb 25 & 27, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.                                $94 (+ GST)
     REV: Jan 21 & 23, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
     $94 (+ GST)

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Word in a Day – Level III                                                Easy WordPress Websites
This course is intended for participants who are familiar with           Do you want to build a website, but don’t know where to start?
Microsoft Word. Learn to merge letters, envelopes and labels using       Learn how to use WordPress to create your own website. Discover
new or existing documents and data sources. Gain control over            the WordPress dashboard, how to add themes and plugins, create
long documents by generating Table of Contents and Indexes, add          your first post and first page, add widgets and sidebars and
References, insert Comments, Footnotes and Endnotes. Customize           make your website social media friendly. Leave with a brand new
default Word options including AutoCorrect and Quick Parts. Record       website you can update yourself, dozens of tips and tricks for using
and edit Macros to automate repetitive actions. Work with Text           WordPress, and a better understanding of what websites require
Boxes to offset information or draw attention to a particular message.   in order to be successful. No website or programming experience
Course code: COSS 235                                                    necessary.
SAL: Apr 8 & 10, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.                                   Course code: COSS 218
REV: Mar 4 & 6, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.                                    SAL: Mar 4 & 6, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
$94 (+ GST)                                                              $94 (+ GST)

NEW SKILLS                                                               Identity Theft Awareness
                                                                         Learn how to protect yourself from Internet fraud and scams. This
DIY Online Marketing                                                     course will look at online fraud, scams and identity theft. Shed light
Learn the basics of getting yourself and your work online, then          into the average web visitor’s browsing and online communication
promoting it, using free and affordable resources. Ideal for             habits, including personal exposure in social networks. Sound tips
creatives, artists, self-employed solo entrepreneurs and healing arts    and tricks about Internet privacy and safety will be provided.
practitioners. You’ll leave this workshop with a clearer understanding   Course code: COSS 324
of how to use a website, newsletter, receive payments, use social        SAL: Mar 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
media and more. Plenty of next-step resource sheets provided to
                                                                         $74 (+ GST)
continue learning after the workshop.
Course code: MGR 092                                                     QuickBooks
SAL: Mar 12, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m.                                             Learn how to post data and generate reports with the most popular
REV: Feb 22, Fri, 6 – 9 p.m.                                             accounting software. Topics include: bookkeeping principles, sales
$59 (+ GST)                                                              taxes, setting up a company file, Chart of Accounts, lists, centres,
                                                                         sales, accounts receivable, expenses, accounts payable, inventory,
DIY Podcasting                                                           GST returns, journal entries, bank reconciliations, reports, customizing
Learn how to put together, publish and promote a simple but              reports, report filters and memorized transactions. Learn the basics
professional interview-style podcast using free and affordable           of customizing QuickBooks for your business. Students must have
resources such as earbuds, a video call platform and a laptop/           strong computer skills.
computer. You’ll leave this workshop with a step by step plan for        Course code: COSS 003
structuring your interviews, inviting people onto your podcast, DIY      SAL: May 1 – 3, Wed – Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
editing and publishing it.                                               $285 (+ GST)
Course code: PIR 681
SAL: Mar 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
REV: Feb 23, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$89 (+ GST)

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      CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS – Shuswap/Revelstoke

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 417 hours
      (includes 120-hour practicum)
      LOCATIONS: Salmon Arm & Revelstoke
                                                               Education Assistant Certificate
                                                               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
      SAL: Jan 3 – Dec 17, Tue & Thu, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.         learning needs (cognitive abilities, physical challenges, health issues, behavioral
      & every second Sat, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                   challenges, autism and related disorders). Through a combination of theory and
      REV: Fall 2020                                           hands-on learning, you will gain the skills in preparing specialized teaching materials,
      TUITION: $4,010 (+ materials + textbooks)                understanding school curriculum and maintaining progress records. You will also
                                                               develop strong observational skills.
      NOTE: This program is eligible for student     
      loans and may be E.I. eligible
      Visit for details.

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 120 hours
      LOCATION: Salmon Arm
                                                               Landscape Horticulture Certificate
      DATES: Jan 8 – Mar 16, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.             Put your green thumb to work in a career doing what you love. Learn all about
      & Sat, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                botany basics and soil science, including which ornamental plants are best for
      TUITION: $1,234 (+ textbooks)                            B.C.’s Interior. During the landscape construction component, dig deeper into
                                                               plant selection, irrigation systems, installing turf grass, pest management, pruning
                                                               and cultivating. This program provides you with the training you need to work in
                                                               lawn care and landscaping departments and companies, as well as golf courses and
                                                               cemeteries. Graduates are well prepared to take advanced studies in specialized
                                                               horticulture disciplines, such as turf grass maintenance, landscape design and
                                                               nursery propagation.

      CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS – Other locations & online

      PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 375 hours (includes 70-hour   Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate
                                                               Are you interested in learning how to assist Aboriginal individuals and families,
      PROGRAM FORMAT: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
                                                               both on- and off-reserve, to enhance their quality of life? This professional
      LOCATION: Kelowna                                        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                                          approach to community support, you gain the core training required for all
                                                               community support workers. Topics include: Aboriginal traditional knowledge
      NOTE: This program is eligible for student
                                                               systems, Aboriginal law, reconciliation and motivational interviewing. Graduates
      loans and may be E.I. eligible                           are prepared to work in entry-level positions under direction and supervision, and
      Visit for details.
                                                               practice professionally as part of a support team in community based organizations
                                                               that work with Aboriginal people.

      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                               Ready to pursue your career as an esthetician, nail artist or spa therapist? Want to
      LOCATION: Vernon                                         run your own esthetics business? Train for a career with endless possibilities in a
      DATES: Sept 3, 2019 – Jun 26, 2020                       professional spa environment, with industry-experienced instructors. You will learn
                                                               the latest techniques for a wide range of treatments including spa-level manicures
      TUITION: $10,500 (+ approx. $2,000 materials + GST)
                                                               and pedicures, artificial nail enhancements, skin care and facials, waxing essentials,
                                                               aromatherapy, reflexology, relaxation and hot stone massage, body scrubs and wraps,
      NOTE: This program is eligible for student               eye lash and brow tinting and make-up foundations. A blend of theory and hands-on
      loans and may be E.I. eligible
                                                               training ensures you are ready to work in day spas, destination spas, on cruise ships
      Visit for details.           or pursue your own entrepreneurial venture. One hundred per cent of our recent
                                                               graduates are employed in the industry.

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 PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 162 hours                  Interior Decorating Certificate
                                                       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: Jan 8 – May 28                                   functional, stylish designs for residential and commercial environments. Through theory
 Tue & Thu, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                        and practical assignments, you will learn how to draw floor plans and sketch furniture,
 VER: Jan 14 – Jun 12                                  and acquire advanced skills, including how to mix fabrics, work with colour, employ
 Mon & Wed, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                        light and choose accessories. In the final module, you will create a home project that is
 TUITION: $1,666 (+ materials + GST)                   functional, stylish, beautiful and on budget. Graduates find employment as office space
                                                       planners, interior decorating consultants and retail space decorators.

 PROGRAM LENGTH: Part-time, 60 hours                   Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate
                                                       Are you ready to develop your teaching skills with a convenient online program?
 DATES: Jan 7 – Apr 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, 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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forward to summer?
We offer unique summer camps for kids
with a fun educational twist!
Experience campus life and explore what the college has
to offer in: science, health, arts, trades, business, cooking,
technologies, music and so much more.

Registration opens in March.
For the most up-to-date information,
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Camps are offered in
Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke!
After-camp care is available at the Kelowna campus.


     EMPLOYMENT COURSES                                                       ENERGY INDUSTRY TRAINING
     Airbrakes Endorsement –                                                  Take the first steps to a career in the LNG, petroleum and renewable
     Theory and Pre-Trip Inspection                                           energy industries. Gain the skills and certifications you need to get
     This 20-hour course comprises both the pre-trip inspection               hired or maintain your safety certification.
     (4 hours) and the theory component of Airbrakes Endorsement
     (16 hours). Completion of this course is required in order to write      Chainsaw ENFORM Certificate
     the ICBC Airbrakes examination. Students must obtain a copy of the       This three-day course involves seven hours of classroom instruction
     “Driving Commercial Vehicles” booklets which is available from the       and 14 hours of hands-on experience. Topics include: safe falling
     Government Agent Office free of charge prior to the course start         and logging practices and procedures, safe seismic falling and
     date.                                                                    slashing, review of applicable regulations, safe bucking and limbing
     Course code: LAT 002                                                     techniques, PPE, chainsaw maintenance and filing, and emergency
     SAL: Mar 29 – 31, Fri, 6 – 10 p.m., Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.           response procedures. The successful completion of an exam is
                                                                              required for certification. Successful graduates receive both chainsaw
     REV: Apr 5 – 7, Fri, 6 – 10 p.m., Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                                              safety certifications, allowing them to obtain work in Western
     $225                                                                     Canada in any industry requiring chainsaw operation, and a Wildlife
                                                                              Awareness certificate.
     FOODSAFE – Level I
     FOODSAFE is a provincial requirement and essential training              Course code: CON 050
     program for everyone involved in any type of food service, including     SAL: Apr 15 – 17, Mon – Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     students, workers, supervisors, operators and fundraisers. This course   $850
     emphasizes the 10 improper practices that cause food-borne illness,
     plus the top six job hazards in food preparation and serving.            Confined Space Entry
                                                                              This course prepares you to work safely in confined spaces and is
     Course code: PS 003
                                                                              ideal for workers, supervisors and safety personnel. Topics include:
     SAL: 1. Jan 9, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                definition of a confined space, hazards and identification, preparation
           2. Feb 2, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                               for entry, working in confined spaces, Self-Contained Breathing
           3. Mar 5, Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                               Apparatus (SCBA) and rescue exercises. Successful completion
           4. Apr 6, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                               requires full course attendance, a written examination and a
           5. May 11, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                              demonstration of practical skills, including entry into a confined space
           6. Jun 27, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                              and rescue simulation wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus.
           7. Jul 13, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                              An industry-standard training certificate valid for three years is issued
           8. Aug 24, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                              to graduates.
     REV: 1. Jan 26, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                  Course code: NRR 004
           2. Mar 9, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                  SAL: 1. Feb 20, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
           3. May 4, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                        2. Apr 3, Wed, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     $68 (+ materials + GST)                                                  $194 (+ materials + GST)

     FOODSAFE – Level II                                                      Fall Protection
     Perfect fit for managers, chefs and supervisory staff with experience    Gain the knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to fall
     in the food service industry. Topics include: food poisoning/food        hazards. Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize
     protection, facilities and equipment, housekeeping and pest control      hazards and to identify and apply fall protection controls.
     and managing sanitary practices in a food service operation.             SAL: 1. Feb 21, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     Pre-requisite: FOODSAFE Level I                                                2. Apr 2, Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     Course code: PS 017                                                      $119 (+ materials + GST)
     SAL: Mar 15 & 16, Fri & Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
     $165                                                                     Global Ground Disturbance – Level II
                                                                              Designed for anyone supervising a ground disturbance,
     S100 Fire Suppression                                                    independently performing a ground disturbance or issuing and
     Under the Wildfire Act, workers must be trained and certified in         receiving ground disturbance permits. Topics include: regulations
     fire suppression techniques. This course is designed to meet the         and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place,
     training requirements for those who work in the forests of British       necessary approvals/crossing agreements and regulations, how to
     Columbia, and meets the training requirements of the Wildfire Act        clarify sources when searching for underground facilities, and how
     and accompanying regulations for people temporarily hired by the         to provide notification to the facility owner. Students learn to create
     B.C. Ministry of Forests.                                                a plot plan/site drawing, gain an understanding of line locating and
     Course code: RR 001                                                      learn about types of exposure. Also covered are the regulations
     SAL: Mar 30 & 31, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                       regarding backfilling procedures and emergency response plans
                                                                              and what to do in case an underground facility is contacted. Upon
     REV: Mar 16 & 17, Sat & Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                              completion of the course, a Global Training Certificate valid for three
     $225                                                                     years will be issued to attendees with a passing grade.
                                                                              Course code: NRR 012
                                                                              SAL: 1. Feb 15, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                    2. Apr 1, Mon, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                              $181 (+ materials + GST)

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The program is a valuable
introduction to the breadth and
complexity of the landscape
horticulture industry. It exposes
students to other opportunities
                                                   ERIC REYNARD
within the industry that they
may not have considered prior
to the course.”

Instructor - Landscape Horticulture


     H2S Alive                                                                   Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
     H2S Alive has been adopted as a standard for the petroleum                  Designed for those looking to enter into the construction/oilfield
     industry. This course is intended for anyone working or wanting             industry, this online course can be completed within the comfort
     to work in the petroleum industry. The goal of H2S Alive is to              of your own home, at your own pace. The training consists of a
     prepare workers to recognize H2S hazards and protect themselves,            variety of modules that contain lessons, reviews and an exam. Upon
     as well as perform basic rescue during an H2S incident. Through a           successful completion of the course, a Safety Passport is issued
     blend of theory and practice, you will learn how to use a breathing         that is recognized/transferable to the Alberta Construction Safety
     apparatus, and perform rescue techniques and rescue breathing.              Association.
     Upon successful completion of written and practical examinations,           Course code: CON 023
     you will be issued an H2S Alive ENFORM certificate, valid for three         Online
     Course code: NRR 001
     SAL: 1. Jan 25, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
           2. Feb 22, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
           3. Mar 29, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                 CANNABIS TRAINING
           4. Apr 4, Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                  Okanagan College is now offering cannabis training courses that
     $203 (+ materials + GST)                                                    provide unique insights into the emerging industry of medicinal
                                                                                 and recreational marijuana. Learn about the regulatory policies
                                                                                 and business opportunities in this unfolding market, investment
                                                                                 strategies for individual investors and best practices in pest
     COURSES – Other locations & online                                          management for cannabis production. As an employer, learn how
                                                                                 to be prepared for managing the legalization of cannabis in the
     Advanced Foot Care                                                          workplace.
     Are you a practicing RN or LPN looking to add to your resume by
     advancing your foot care skills for use in a clinical or community
     setting? In this 30-hour course you will deepen your knowledge of           Active Investing and Trading for Beginners
     healthy anatomy and physiology of the lower extremities, and learn          - See Business Courses
     how to recognize deviations caused by aging, illness and various
     conditions such as diabetes mellitus, MRSA and cardiovascular
                                                                                 Cannabis and the Workplace
                                                                                 With the legalization of cannabis, employers must be prepared
     Course code: NUR 001                                                        for how they will manage the resulting issues in the workplace.
     KEL: Mar 11 – 15, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.                             This workshop will explore the impact of this cultural shift as
     $695 (+ $95 materials + GST)                                                well as the relevant federal, provincial and municipal regulations
                                                                                 governing the use of cannabis. The rights and responsibilities of
     Basic Drafting                                                              employers and employees regarding recreational cannabis and the
     Drafting is the language used in the construction industry for              obligations for accommodation of medically prescribed marijuana
     communicating ideas and instructions. Construction drawings                 will be discussed. Legalization does not negate the employer’s
     are used for selling and building those ideas. Most construction            right to set rules for the workplace and it is critical to proactively
     and presentation drawings today are done on computers but the               update policies regarding alcohol and drugs to include cannabis.
     initial ideas and concepts are often still sketched out by hand.            By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify the
     An understanding of hand drafting is still important to a drafter/          key issues as well as rights and responsibilities around cannabis
     designer. This introductory course will outline some of the basic           in the workplace, and how to incorporate essential elements into
     techniques and terminology used for hand sketching and basic                workplace policies.
     drafting. This course will be completed by hand, not with a CAD             Course code: MGR 408
     software program.                                                           KEL: Mar 1, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     Course code: EGR 015                                                        VER: Mar 13, Wed, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
     Online: Continuous intake. Students can register at any time and have two   $144 (+ GST)
     months to complete.
     $105 (+ materials + GST)                                                    Cannabis Business Fundamentals
                                                                                 This introductory course is designed for those who are interested in
     CDA Prosthodontic Module                                                    the rapidly growing cannabis industry. With the expanding interest
     Do you want a flexible course that can prepare you to apply to              in medicinal and recreational marijuana, there is an emerging
     CDSBC for your prosthodontic assistant designation? Study theory            industry and regulatory environment under development. This
     at home, write your examination and then visit the Kelowna campus           course will explore policy choices and the unfolding business
     for a hands-on clinical practice component.                                 opportunities within the cannabis space. Topics include examination
     Course code: HLT 001                                                        of external environmental trends that influence the business of
     KEL: 1. Jan 14 – Mar 31                                                     marijuana, health and safety concerns, market potential, and an
                                                                                 analysis of federal, provincial and local policy on the industry.
           2. Mar 25 – Jun 9
     $1,795 (+ materials + textbook + GST)                                       Course code: MGR 406
     NOTE: Limited availability, register early.                                 KEL: 1. Feb 12 & 19, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                                       2. Feb 26 & Mar 5, Tue, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                                 $144 (+ GST)

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    Train to work in the expanding                                       characteristics, and learn about growth mediums as well as the
                                                                         stages of cannabis plant lifecycles from seed to harvest. This
    cannabis industry                                                    course will provide the foundation for entry-level positions with
                                                                         licensed production facilities or micro cultivators in the industry.
    The Okanagan Valley is quickly becoming a leading region             Field trips and guest speakers will provide insight into the
    for cannabis cultivation. With several current and proposed          industry and cannabis production work in the region. Students
    cannabis production facilities popping up in the valley, the         must be 19 years of age to register. Prerequisite: Completion of
    industry is poised to create hundreds of jobs for Okanagan           AGR 203: Cannabis Legislation and Quality Assurance is highly
    residents. You can train to be part of this new workforce in         recommended.
    the booming cannabis-production industry. Designed to help           Course code: AGR 204
    you gain practical skills and knowledge, combine these three         PEN: Feb 2 – Mar 9, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    courses to train for the competitive cannabis space.                 KEL: Jan 28 – Mar 4, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                         VER: Jan 29 – Feb 28, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                         SAL: Feb 1 – Mar 8, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Cannabis Legislation and                                             $649 (+ GST)
    Quality Assurance
    Learn about the current state of cannabis legislation, the           Pest Management for Cannabis Production
    Cannabis Act and the basics for ensuring compliance with
                                                                         This workshop is for persons growing cannabis plants indoors or
    the legislation around the production of cannabis. Explore
                                                                         outdoors and is designed for commercial growers of medicinal
    how quality assurance and quality control are effectively used
                                                                         cannabis, persons growing cannabis for personal use or persons
    throughout the growth of cannabis, and the importance of
                                                                         interested in working in this industry. The content will also be of
    standard operating procedures and the role they play in
                                                                         interest to persons working in greenhouse production of flowers
    cannabis production. Students must be 19 years of age to
                                                                         and vegetables.
                                                                         The workshop will guide students through a review of the
    Course code: AGR 203                                                 main pest problems of this cannabis production and discuss
    PEN: Jan 12 – 19, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                               management tools that are effective and meet the requirements
    KEL: Jan 7 – 16, Mon & Wed, 6 – 9 p.m.                               of Health Canada. The morning will be a detailed focus on
    VER: Jan 8 – 17, Tue & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                               powdery mildew and spider mites, the two key pest problems
    SAL: Jan 18 & 25, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                               of cannabis. We will examine all options for management, either
    $259 (+ GST)                                                         for organic production or with conventional pesticides that are
                                                                         registered for this crop.
    Seed to Harvest – Cannabis Botany                                    Course code: AGR 200
                                                                         PEN: Jan 19, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    and Plant Science                                                    KEL: Jan 26, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Learn about introductory cannabis botany and plant science,
                                                                         VER: Feb 15, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    and how it applies to entry-level positions in the cannabis
    industry. Explore different varieties of cannabis and their unique   $149 (+ GST)

Growing Your Own Cannabis                                                   Cannabis Retail Sales
Growing your own cannabis plants and being self-sufficient is
possible. You will no longer be dependent on others, you can               Okanagan College is currently developing training specifically
control the quality of the cannabis and you will also develop a            designed to provide the core skills and solid foundation
fun, new hobby. Before you flex your green thumb, understand               required for those interested in pursuing employment in this
that growing cannabis indoors or outdoors presents a unique                growing industry.
set of challenges and the sheer volume of information available
on this subject can be overwhelming. This course provides key               Courses will cover the following topics:
information for selecting seeds or clones, equipment requirements           • Cannabis regulations
and the process of growing cannabis while adhering to the legal             • Plant strains
regulations. Students must be 19 years of age to register.
                                                                            • Cannabinoids
Course code: AGR 201
                                                                            • Terpenoids
PEN: Jan 26, Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                                                                            • Flavonoids
KEL: Jan 21 & 22, Mon & Tue, 6 – 9 p.m.
VER: Jan 23 & 24, Wed & Thu, 6 – 9 p.m.                                     • Delivery methods
SAL: Jan 11, Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                           • Sales and customer services
$115 (includes materials + GST)
                                                                           Sign up to receive more information on this upcoming
                                                                           training, visit


                       “It’s great to be able to meet other safety
                       professionals, connect with mentors, build
                       a rapport and know that we’re there to
                       support each other. It definitely gives you the
                       confidence and feeling of support to deal with
                       the variety of things coming your way.”

                       RON GLAVE
                       Graduate – Occupational Health & Safety
                       (2016) certificate

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