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Early Childhood Education Diploma


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Kelowna
  • Campuses
    Kelowna

    Resources

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    City of Kelowna
  • Length
    Four Semesters
  • Tuition Estimate
    $8005 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1060 first year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting on November 1 for entry to the following Fall semester, January 16 for the following Winter semester, and February 1 for the following Summer semester. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $30

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old and out of high school for at least one year)

2. English

One of:

Non-Academic

  • medical exam confirming good health
  • First Aid course approved by the BC ECE Registry no more than 12 months before admission
  • Childsafe course is recommended
  • Criminal Record Check from the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (initiated no more than three months before the date of admission or when instructed by Admissions) 
  • half-day observation in a licensed early childhood setting and completion of an observation form
  • attend an orientation session (before your scheduled interview)
  • meeting with ECE staff
  • current immunizations are strongly recommended

Admission Advice

The following high school courses are recommended:

  • Human Service 11 and 12;
  • Family Management 11 and 12.

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must submit one of the following (minimum scores):

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 79 (internet based)
  • An academic IELTS overall band score of 6.5
  • A Okanagan College English Language Assessment (OCELA) of level 4
  • 70% in each of  EAPD 040, EAPW 040 and EAPR 040 for admission to a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
  • 60% in each of EAPD 040, EAPW 040 and EAPR 040 for admission to Arts, Science, Business Administration Diploma, Commercial Aviation, Advanced Culinary Arts, Computer Information Systems, and Engineering Technology programs
  • 70% in English 12 or equivalent for Business programs
  • 60% in English 12 or equivalent for Arts, Science, Engineering Technology, and most diploma programs
  • 50% in an English literature or composition course at a recognized university or college in Canada
  • Level 5 on the Language Proficiency Index for Business, or Level 4 for Arts, Science, technology and most diploma programs
  • A degree or diploma from an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction  

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

For details on Regular Applicant admission check here.

Out-of-Province

For details on Regular Applicant admission check here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Student admission check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Student admission check here

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For details on Unclassified Student and Visiting Student admission check here.

How to Apply

For details on applying to Okanagan College check the Become a Student site here.


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