The following programs are available to students through online and distance learning options. Explore your options for right now and starting in September.
School of Business
Business Administration - Take advantage of low tuition, industry-expert instructors and geared-to-success teaching methods while you get started on your degree. Business and finance specialists like human resource managers, marketing professionals, accountants, and entrepreneurs are among Canada’s top five highest paid professions.
Office Administration & Technology - Be workplace ready with emerging skills as an office administrator through our six-month online program. Learn everything from proficient typing to basic accounting fundamentals and practices. Standardize professional document production using up-to-date software and develop your communication skills and customer service techniques. Earn your Certificate in six months starting September 2020.
School of Health & Human Services
Health Care Assistant - Complete theory courses online! Study from your home and complete the lab skills course work later. Earn your certificate in 26 weeks: 16 weeks theory, 10 weeks practice. Starting September 2020.
Gerontology - By 2030, 25% of Canadians will be over 65; 12% will be over 85 years of age. 75% of nursing medical time is currently spent with older adults. This fully-online program gives you the tools and skills needed to meet the complex physical, social, environmental, cognitive and spiritual needs of the elderly. Earn your advanced diploma over two years of part-times studies. Starting September 2020.
Mental Heath & Addictions - In this program, you will complete two online courses that examine current research about the causes and treatment of mental health and substance use challenges for marginalized populations and participate in a two day experiential workshop focused on motivational interviewing skills. Earn your associate certificate over three terms. Starting September 2020.
Nursing Unit Clerk - They have been described as the “go-to” person and the “hub” of the nursing unit. This fully-online program can be taken full-time or part-time. Earn your cerfificate in eight months. Starting September 2020.
Pharmacy Technician - The program is delivered using a blend of online theory courses, face-to-face lab classes and practicum hours in both hospital and community. The program is 15 months in length and consist of three theory semesters, one lab semester, followed by eight weeks of practicum. Earn your certificate! Starting September 2020.
School of Environment & Geomatics
Geomatics in the Workplace - An online and distributed program targeting working professionals wanting new skills in Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and GPS surveying, including working with aerial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) data. Earn your Workplace Advanced Certificate starting January 2021.
School of Hospitality & Tourism
Golf Club Operations Online Certificate - The golf industry is growing rapidly with over 30,000 international clubs looking for trained managers to help their businesses run smoothly. Our Golf Club Operations Certificate puts you at the top of the hiring list and gives you maximum career potential. This fully-online program gives you personalized learning experiences and flexibility to set your own schedule. Earn your Certificate in 10 courses.
Ski Resort Risk Management - Learn to effectively manage risk in any aspect of ski area operations from the top of the mountain to base area operations and services. This course is designed for people currently working in any capacity, in any type or size of ski area operation. Starts in February 2021
Lift 150 Train the Trainer - This course was developed for ski lift operations personnel under the direction of the Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Canada West Ski Areas’ Association by the Ski Resort Operations and Management Program at Selkirk College. Fall intake will close December 20th. Winter intake will open January 2nd.
School of Industry & Trades Training
Refrigeration Plant Operator - Our Refrigeration Plant Operator certificate gives you flexibility to enrol anytime and finish your coursework at your own pace while you continue working. A comprehensive ten-unit course approved by the BC Safety Authority taught entirely through distance education and online learning. Earn your Certificate in seven months.
Our self-directed, fully distance certificate programs gives you flexibility to work at your own pace and get the results you want to advance your career.
BC Electrical Code - You’ll learn about the fundamentals of the rules and regulations governing Canadian electrical work, installation and the calculations you’ll need. Earn a Certification of Completion in eight months.
BC Low Energy Code - You’ll learn about the fundamentals of the rules and regulations governing Low Energy electrical work and installation. Earn a Certification of Completion in four months.
School of University Arts & Sciences
Get a head start on your degree or explore your personal interests with online learning from University Arts & Sciences at Selkirk College. Classes begin September 8, 2020.
SPECTRUM: Lifespan Autism Resources & Training
This exciting, innovative online course, was developed in consultation with the Columbia Basin community in support of individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It addresses the increasing need for awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for support in many contexts - schools, homes, community. Learn more...