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Okanagan College Adult Special Education

Adult Special Education
Work 1000 KLO Road Kelowna BC V1Y 4X8 Work Phone: 250-762-5445Work Phone: 1-877-755-2266Website: Adult Special Education
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Biographical Info

Learning, Working, Living.

Do you have a disability or a special learning need? Okanagan College offers courses and programs that will help you improve your academic, employment, and independent living skills in a respectful and supportive learning environment. Personal growth and social development underlie all aspects of our Adult Special Education programs.

Tuition: All ASE programs, except the SAME program, are tuition free. Some mandatory Okanagan College fees do apply such as: student activity, student association, technology, and development fees.

Financial assistance may be available. Contact the Okanagan College Financial Aid & Awards office for more information.

When: Two semesters of approximately five months are offered each year. Program offerings vary based on student demand.

Where: Courses and programs are offered in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Salmon Arm.

ASE Programs
Students in Adult Special Education programs at Okanagan College are supported to reach for their best. It is the goal of the ASE Department to provide our students with the best possible opportunity to reach their full potential in society.
Adult Special Education at Okanagan College provides five Certificate Programs for students who wish to work on academic skills, independent living skills, and employment preparation skills.

Independent Living Skills Certificate Programs

Course work focuses on basic literacy and math, interpersonal and self-management skills, creativity and self-expression, and workplace awareness.

Basic Skills Certificate A (BSCA)
Basic Skills Certificate B (BSCB)
Advanced Skills Certificate (ASC)

PACE Program: Preparing for Access to Careers and Education
A one or two year career exploration/work experience program.

SAME Program: Supported Access to Modified Education
A supported inclusion program that helps qualified students access certain modified Okanagan College programs. Completion of PACE is a prerequisite.

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