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Okanagan College - Penticton Campus

canada flagPenticton, British Columbia, Canada

University Overview

Educating and training more than 20,500 people each year in a diverse array of programs, Okanagan College is the region’s largest higher education institution. Offerings range from bachelor degrees to diplomas, trades, vocational training, professional development, corporate training and adult basic education, giving students a step up in their careers.

Okanagan College is a dedicated learner-centred institution, serving the largest number of post-secondary school students in the B.C. Interior. Our employees have an unparalleled enthusiasm for bringing out the best from the more than 20,000 people who take courses or programs through our four regional campuses.

This devotion to quality learning means employees here can expect the same for themselves. At Okanagan College we see careers not as destinations, but pathways to something richer, something deeper. Professional development isn’t simply an idea here. It’s who we are.

Penticton Campus
With an active and energetic learning community, the Penticton campus is the perfect place for students to discover life-long relationships and their path to success. Students benefit from the region’s array of four-season outdoor activities, from kayaking and paddle boarding on Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake, to skiing and snowboarding at Apex Mountain only minutes away.

World-class instructors choose the Penticton campus as home because of their passion for teaching and the opportunity to foster close connections with students. Many professors are active in research and contributing to community-driven projects throughout the region – infusing classroom lectures with innovation and best practice that primes students for achievement.

As a Penticton student, you will learn in an active environment designed for social connection. Meet new people and make friends at campus life events and intramurals in the gym, where the OC Coyotes basketball teams play. This campus even celebrates finals: enjoy pizza and popcorn in your pajamas while getting some study help during the annual Long Night Against Procrastination. Therapy dogs regularly do the rounds on campus to offer students a breather from workload expectations, and Enactus Okanagan College students work on entrepreneurial projects that make a tangible difference in the community.

Educational amenities on campus provide an innovative and inspiring place for you to explore subjects. Catch up with friends in the College Grounds Café, or get some serious study time in at the library and Aboriginal Centre. Built to LEED Platinum standard, Jim Pattison Centre for Excellence was named the most sustainable post-secondary building in Canada, and serves as a living lab for students in the Sustainable Construction Management Technology program. Human Kinetics students are actively involved in gymnasium and fitness room activities. The Wine Sensory Information Centre, supported by the B.C. Wine Information Society, is a professional venue to discover the many facets of the Okanagan’s signature wines. The Little Learners Academy supports students needing on-site child-care, and is the first Passive House-certified day care in Canada.

CAD 12000

Living Cost

CAD 13000-23000

Undergraduate

CAD 14000-14000

Graduate

University Facts

Established in 1963

Programmes 14 Available

Total Students 20500+

Total Int. Students 2000+

Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to Okanagan College

  • International students are considered on case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note:- If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to Canada.

Minimum IELTS Score

6+

Undergraduate

6+

Graduate

Minimum TOEFL Score

0+

Undergraduate

0+

Graduate

All Programs(14)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

13000 - 23000 Per year

Undergraduate(CAD)

14000 - 14000 Per year

Graduate(CAD)

CAD14690Tuition Fee

CAD12000Living Cost

Comparison with other universities of similar tier

Features

  • Academic Counseling
  • Campus Security
  • Campus Shuttle
  • Career Support
  • Co-op Program
  • Financial Assistance
  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Internship & on-the-job training
  • IT Services Helpdesk
  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
  • Parking and Transit
  • Recruitment Services
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
  • Student Club and Socities
  • Student Leaderships
  • Student Unions and Associations
  • Study & Work Permit
  • Work While Studying
  • Student Learning Centre
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • International Student Life Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals

Students

Okanagan College has carved a niche for itself owing to the exceptional student services made available to the students. There are a vast number of student services available at Okanagan College, which help the students both old and new in numerous different ways. The following are a few of them:

  • Aboriginal Services
  • Accessibility Services
  • Bookstores
  • Counselling Services
  • Education Advising
  • Graduation and Commencement
  • Health and Safety
  • Housing
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Learning and Success Centres
  • Library
  • Parking, transit and carpooling
  • Recreation and Student Life
  • Security
  • Sexual violence awareness
  • Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment
  • Testing Centre

Scholarships

Okanagan College provides a number of financial aids, awards, scholarships and bursaries to its students owing to their meritorious performance and also to aid their financial burden. 

  • Adult Upgrading Grant
  • Okanagan College Academic Awards
  • Emergency Bursary
  • Aboriginal Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society
  • International Scholarships

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