By focusing on essential skills such as those identified by Human Resources & Skills Development Canada, an Arts education allows you to change careers as labour markets or your own interests change.
The nine Essential Skills Reading Text Document Use Numeracy Writing Oral Communication Working With Others Continuous Learning Thinking Skills Computer Use
The Associate Degree of Arts is a provincial credential that allows you to complete 60 credits of study at Okanagan College and transfer these credits fully to any BC university where you can begin the third year of study.
You can choose a discipline emphasis for the Associate Degree of Arts Communications Crosscultural Studies Economics English Geography and Earth Science History Modern Languages Philosophy Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Political Science Psychology Sociology Women’s Studies
Diplomas If you already have some idea of where your interests lie, try one of our two-year diplomas. Each allows you to transfer to BC universities for further education, or to graduate directly to employment opportunities in a variety of fields.
Diploma in Criminal & Social Justice This program provides students with an Arts-based criminal and social justice education. Students take courses in Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, and Criminology, as well as elective Arts courses. Fields of inquiry may include indigenous studies, gender studies, race and ethnicity, globalization, and poverty.
Diploma in Environmental Studies This program offers students the opportunity to obtain an understanding of the physical principles governing the environment and the social and cultural aspects that influence human behaviour towards the environment. An interdisciplinary model equips students with the critical and analytical skills to think through the complex factors that influence our understanding of the environment.
Diploma in Media & Cultural Studies This interdisciplinary program offers students a range of courses from departments including Communications, English, Sociology, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, and Geography. Students examine the rich interrelationship between media and culture in contemporary society and explore how culture is produced, commodified, communicated, regulated, and consumed.
Diploma in Writing & Publishing This program provides students with a solid grounding in four areas: creative and literary writing, publishing, communications, and business. Students receive applied training in print and web-based publishing, accounting, marketing, and management, as well as in creative, cultural, and professional communications.
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