Mining programs promoted

Students considering a career in the mining sector – which boasts more than 120 different careers, including technology and engineering related roles – will now have the opportunity to start their education and training at Okanagan College and bridge into mining studies at the B.C. Institute of Technology.

Launching this fall, the collaborative mining engineering and technology diploma/degree pilot program will provide students across the province with a conduit into BCIT’s mineral exploration and mining technology or mining and mineral resource engineering programs.

The program was launched with convenience for students in mind.

The first year of training is provided locally through courses at Okanagan College in Kelowna or Penticton.

All but one of the required courses can be completed at the college’s Penticton campus and online.

Students then join others from across BC to complete the diploma or degree at BCIT’s Lower Mainland campus.

Interested students should apply to the associate of science degree program at Okanagan College and speak with an advisor to express their interest in the collaborative mining pathway.

They will need to complete a list of required classes at OC, in order to meet the entry requirements to step into year two of BCIT’s Mining programs.

More information is available at www.okanagan.bc.ca/mining.

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