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Okanagan College

Kelowna signed up, and by 1963 B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett, himself from Kelowna, opened the $1.7-million B.C. Vocational School – Kelowna, located far from the small city’s downtown core on K.L.O. Road. This marked the beginning of what the region knows today as Okanagan College, and formed the nucleus of what was to come.


  • It was the turn of the last century – 1906 – when a Baptist college affiliated with McMaster University opened its doors to a brand new campus in Summerland called Okanagan College, with 26 students.
  • By 1971, the College and B.C. Vocational School melded into one entity and the name Okanagan College is officially re-born.


  • Okanagan College offers a wide range of academic, vocational, trades, apprenticeship and continuing education programs and courses.If you already know which program area you are interested in, click on Areas of Study.
  • Okanagan College offers more than 120 programs in a wide range of areas of study.Explore your options and find the education and training that is right for you. 


  • Okanagan College’s applied research agenda is driven by employees who are interested in participating in and contributing to solving problems and acquiring solutions for business, industry and community partners. 
  • Applied research provides students with enhanced real-world, hands-on learning experiences and it deepens the learning and teaching experiences that employees extend to students.


  • Sometimes the hardest part of going back to school is taking the first step. Okanagan College offers a respectful and supportive learning environment designed to meet the education needs of  adult learners. 
  • The Okanagan College is here to welcome and help adult students along every step of their educational journey with the services and resources needed to succeed.

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Student services

Your decision to come to school is a life-changing choice. We know this, and are committed to helping you plan your studies to get the most out of your time at Okanagan College. 

We assist new and continuing students to:

  • Select courses to meet your program requirements
  • Explore post-secondary possibilities
  • Choose or change your program or courses
  • Acquaint you with Okanagan College and its student resources
  • Inform you of the post-secondary transfer system
  • Examine the results of dropping a course
  • Switch to a new program
  • Learn how to apply, register, and use the online student record system

Housing services

  • Nestled in the mountains of the scenic Okanagan Valley, Okanagan College Student Housing offers you furnished, non-smoking accommodations at the Kelowna campus. 
  • The housing is located only steps away from classrooms, libraries, recreational and fitness facilities, and food services.
  • Each room contains a study space with a desk, chair and lamp. A high-speed Internet connection is included with your fees.
  • Housing Life gives you a unique experience, combining academics with social, recreational and leadership activities. 
  • Organized social events like movie nights, laser tag, BBQs, sports activities and games, offer needed relaxation and an opportunity to meet other students and form friendships that last a lifetime.

Library services

  • Librarians at Okanagan College run an active instructional program committed to providing information literacy skills in support of developing information literate and lifelong learners. 
  • Services include campus library tours, general orientations , and in-depth research instruction for students.

ICT services

  • Okanagan College is a vibrant institution that places a high priority on the application of technology in learning and we, in IT Services, are committed to providing key technical services and support for students. 
  • You can access your network files via a web browser using myFiles. Enter your Network ID and password.
  • Access to e-mail, class schedules, account information, tax forms, fee assessments.

Medical services

  • Okanagan College is happy to support the optimal health and wellness of students and the campus community by providing information on services and resources available in the Okanagan Region. 
  • The Okanagan is home to easily accessible and client-centred state-of-the-art medical facilities and a range of community services

Campus life

  • Located in the Southern Interior of B.C., Okanagan College offers post-secondary education through each of its four regions, stretching from the Canada-U.S. border in the south to Revelstoke in the north.
  • The College’s four main campuses are located in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm.
  • More than 20,000 students come to Okanagan College each year, including more than 7,000 full-time equivalent students taking programs from trades to technical certifications and university transfer courses.

Sports facilities

  • Okanagan College encourages students to get involved in recreational activities both on and off campus. 
  • Okanagan College emphasizes sport and fitness activities as a vital component of a successful, rewarding and enjoyable college experience. We invite students to participate, meet people, have fun, play and be active!

Student clubs

  • At Okanagan College, two student-led organizations offer additional support for students.
  • Students with their home campus in Penticton, Kelowna or Salmon Arm are members of the Okanagan College Students' Union.
  • Students with Vernon as their home campus are members of the Vernon Students’ Association Okanagan College.

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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