The First College Advantage

Why we believe First College is the Best Choice for you

First College is an an Okanagan Trade and Health Care College that takes pride in offering a learning experience from some of the top instructors in the industry. With a small classroom model, our instructors give you the focused attention you deserve.

We are proud to offer a learning experience in a clean, modern, &  fully equipped atmosphere. First College accelerates student’s learning by providing one of the finest learning facilities.

Be sure to follow our Career Listing page and Twitter Feed for real-time updates on job postings in NDT and HCA. We are committed to seeing you succeed and are working to give you always up to date job postings.

That’s right, no extra fees for parking. Here at First College your parking is free.


What our students have to say about First College

  • The Heath Care Aide course allowed me to discover more about myself, what my aptitudes are and how to use that to my advantage. First College has taught me how to communicate and care for people on a new level and what it means to truly care for someone who is completely dependent on you. They have given me the tools needed to build a fulfilling life and career. The people at First College interact with you like you are an individual and not just part of the student body. They always made sure that my questions and concerns were taken seriously and responded immediately. First College has given me everything I hoped to learn and more.


    Chantal Johnson – Health Care Assistant Program

  • I am so happy that I have taken the Heath Care Assistant course at First College. It was fun learning and sharing our stories of life in the classroom, and having our instructors be there with us in the practicum. Working with the staff members in different facilities was a great learning experience. I love the feeling when the elders smile at me and say “Oh, it;s you!” It’s a wonderful experience and makes me happy that they remember me as a kind hearted, always smiling individual who brings joy to their life. Thank you First College for accepting me and making me feel welcome and comfortable.


    Cheyenne – Health Care Assistant Program

  • Thank you for the fun times and for jump starting my career in the right direction. This course expanded my knowledge and taught me valuable life lessons involving my elders. In my Clinical I learned important ways to create positive relationships with residents and how I can be a helpful Care Aide. Every resident is different and learning how to make residents feel their best, always made my day. Knowing that I’ve made a difference in those residents’ lives makes me excited to start working as a professional Care Aide. With respect and compassion, I’m able to work within my scope of practice and bring care to those in need. THANKS FIRST COLLEGE.


    Carmen Dan – Health Care Assistant Program

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Okanagan to get 185 Care Beds – Health Care Assistant Training

February 6, 2015

This morning on Global News announced that the Okanagan is about to get an influx of residential Care beds. Health Care assistant positions are already in High demand, now with this news we can estimate that their will be about 200 care workers needed in the Okanagan alone by the end…

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