Okanagan College

About Okanagan College

Okanagan College’s mission is to transform lives and communities by supporting student success. Established in 1963, Okanagan College has become the largest college in British Columbia. With five campuses in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, and Revelstoke, Okanagan College has created an academic environment based on cooperation and collaboration.

Okanagan College offers over 120 certificate programs, diplomas, degrees, apprenticeship programs, and pre-apprenticeship trades programs. The College provides international students with an opportunity to improve language skills, as well as the option to participate in a variety of vocational and trades programs. The College also offers four-year degrees in Business and Computer Information Systems.

Okanagan College’s vision focuses on creating a valuable, enriching experience for both students and instructors. By offering outstanding experiences for learners, Okanagan College has created a culture where students and instructors work together to create a welcoming and caring environment for a diverse range of students.

Okanagan College aims to be a catalyst for change by collaborating with learners and a variety of partners. By serving, leading, and anticipating the social, economic, and cultural needs of the community, Okanagan College has become one of Canada’s leading colleges.

Campus Life

Okanagan College has two student unions, the Okanagan College Students’ Union (OCSU) and the Vernon Students’ Association Okanagan College (VSAOC). These student unions ensure that campus life is vibrant, unique, and inclusive. The OCSU operates on the Penticton, Kelowna, and Salmon Arm campuses, while the VSAOC operates on the Vernon campus.

Okanagan College’s five campuses host a variety of events aimed at improving the student experience by facilitating positive social interaction amongst a diverse student body. The student unions are responsible for a variety of events, including Oktoberfest celebrations, winter festivals, potlucks, and dances.

Okanagan College provides a range of student support services aimed at ensuring that students can make the most of their post-secondary education. Support services include educational advising, personal and career counseling, and cultural liaisons.

Why Study at Okanagan College?

Okanagan College values accessibility, accountability, inclusivity, innovation, integrity, and respect. These values have informed the College’s five key organizational goals:

  • Engagement: Okanagan College aims to enhance the involvement and experience of all learners.
  • Learning and teaching: the College hopes to inspire leadership in learning and teaching by fostering connections between students and teachers.
  • Student transition: Okanagan College is committed to ensuring that students successfully and enjoyably transition into college life, as well as into life as a graduate.
  • Collaboration and partnership: by working through community partnerships, Okanagan College aims to broaden and deepen their collaboration with local and global communities.
  • Sustainability: Okanagan College aims to become a leader in sustainability.

Okanagan College offers a variety of financial incentives for international students, including scholarships and academic awards. The College’s attitude towards financial support and responsibility ensures that students are able to maximize their student experience through both academic and social participation.

School Address

1000 KLO Road,
Kelowna,British Columbia
V1Y 4X8

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    Kelowna, British Columbia

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