The Health and Social Development programs include Certified Dental Assistant, Early Childhood Education, Home Support/Resident Care Attendant, Human Service Work, Practical Nursing and Therapist Assistant. These programs are dedicated to preparing students for successful practice in health and social service disciplines.
These educational programs are delivered in close partnership with professional communities and employers of graduates. An important component of each program is the knowledge and experience gained through student placements in professional practice sites. Most programs involve both faculty-supervised clinical rotations and practicum placements.
The size of the health and social services sector and the close working relationship with professionals in practice ensure an excellent employment rate for graduates from the Health and Social Development programs. The high standards of the health and social development programs offered by Okanagan College are evidenced by accreditation of the Certified Dental Assistant program and the Practical Nursing program by the College of LPNs of B.C., and the province-wide reputation for innovation in all programs of study offered by Okanagan College.
Applicants must have a genuine interest in people and strong oral and written communication skills. They must be flexible, adaptable and able to work well with others in interdisciplinary teams. Applicants must undergo a medical examination and a criminal record check.
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