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Basic Skills Certificate - B


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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting on November 1 for entry 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/Non-Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • be at least 19 years old
  • be at least 18 years old and have been out of the public school system for at least 12 months
  • high school graduation
  • referral by a high school principal or counsellor and approval of the Adult Academic and Career Preparation Underage Committee
2. Complete a level two reading assessment (90% in accuracy, 75% in comprehension).

3. Submit at least two documents indicating an identified cognitive disability and commitment to learning:
  • Psycho-educational assessment
  • Records of previous participation in special or supported programs in a public institution or school
  • Documentation of disability from a physician or medical specialist
  • Referral from Community Living B.C.
  • Recommendation from an instructor in AACP, another college, or high school
  • Referral from a community agency
Admission Advice

1. If you lack appropriate documentation, you may be admitted conditionally with an instructor's recommendation and approval of the department chair.

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 6
  • 70% in each of ELSE 060, ESLW 061 and ESLR 062 for admission to a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Business Administration diploma, Commercial Aviation Diploma or Advance Culinary Arts diploma
  • 60% in each of ELSE 060, ESLW 061 and ESLR 062 for admission to Arts, Science, 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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