New courses at Okanagan College

The Revelstoke Current is pleased to list new course offerings at Okanagan College courtesy of the college’s Revelstoke Centre.

Course listing updates will be posted by about 5 pm as they become available.

People interested in these courses, or those shown on previous weeks, are strongly encouraged to contact Okanagan College. Its Revelstoke Centre is located at Okanagan College, 1401 1st Street West. You can contact staff by calling 250-837-4235. You can also go directly to the college’s Revelstoke Centre website at:

New Courses at Okanagan College — Monday, February 27 — 2:39 pm

The Unchef Entertains at Home

Whether you’re inviting friends in for pizza or planning a sit-down dinner party for business colleagues, it takes confidence and imagination to put together a plan for a get-together or a meal that will leave your guests contented and pleased they came to visit you.  Learn more about the meaning of hospitality and how to entertain at home.  You will also come out with some great recipes for entertaining as well as menu ideas.  In the hands-on session, you’ll make a variety of finger-foods and feed-a-crowd dishes.

Mar. 4, Sun, 1 – 4 p.m.  CRN# 80760

$45 + H.S.T.

Instructor: Leslie Savage


Portrait Photography

Capture beautiful portraits of family, friends and special occasions.  Learn how to achieve beautiful portraits using both natural and artificial light with flash.  There will be opportunities for discussion, hands on practice and feedback on your portraits.

Mar. 3, Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  CRN# 80631

$75 + HST

Instructor: John Morrison


CPR Level C & AED

Covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adults, children and babies. The course includes adult/child/baby CPR, AED training and certification, rescue breathing, obstructed airway and barrier device/pocket masks.

Mar. 4, Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CRN# 80465

$82.35 (includes materials)

Instructor: Michelle Riches


CPR Level C – AED (Recertification)

This is the course you want to take if you want to update or recertify your CPR C skills. AED training and certification is included. Students require a current CPR Level C Certificate.

Mar. 3, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CRN# 80466

$56.35 (includes materials)

Instructor: Michelle Riches


Word in a Day

Improve your skills using the Microsoft Word program. Experience the magic of word processing and enhance your skills in basic techniques such as copying and moving text, aligning and indenting paragraphs, set line spacing, work with tabs, change margins, use the spelling and grammar checker and print.

Mar. 6, Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  CRN# 80502

$89 + H.S.T.


Excel in a Day

Discover how to work with worksheets and workbooks to analyze data.  With Microsoft Excel you will learn how to create, modify and format common business reports such as budgets, inventory reports, invoices, and charts.

Mar. 13, Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  CRN# 80503

$89 + H.S.T.

Tuesday, February 7 — 7:09 pm

Occupational First Aid – Level 3

This offering was previously called WCB Industrial First Aid. This level of certification is now required for industries where response times from the Provincial Ambulance Service may be more than 20 minutes. WCB recognized certificate (valid for three years) will be given upon successful completion of practical and written exam. As you will be required to do some heavy lifting, please check with your physician prior to registration if you have ongoing injuries that may interfere with this requirement. A statement of fitness form must be completed prior to beginning the course. Extensive pre-reading is required. Minimum age requirement is 16 years.

Apr. 16 – 27, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CRN# 90160

Jun. 4 – 15, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CRN# 90161

Oct. 1 – 13, Mon – Fri and Tue – Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CRN# 70893

Nov. 5 – 16, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CRN# 70894

Test Dates:  Week following the course.

$712 (includes text)


Foodsafe – Level 1

Foodsafe is a successful training program for students, workers, supervisors and operators in food services. This Level I course emphasizes the top 10 improper practices that cause food borne illness plus the top six job hazards in food preparation and serving. This is a provincial requirement for everyone involved in any type of food services, including fundraisers.

May 4, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  CRN# 90151

Jun. 23, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CRN# 90152