Focus College

Introduction

Our Vision

Focus College is a trailblazer in Canadian higher education. We put the success of our students at the heart of every decision we make.

Our Mission

To empower people through education by developing their personal, interpersonal, social, economic, technical, and entrepreneurial skills.

At Focus College we will fulfill our mission by providing a safe and comfortable learning environment. Our courses always have the most relevant and up-to-date content and are taught by industry experts to ensure our students have the best experience possible.

Our success comes from understanding that people are unique. We remove barriers to learning and ensure the highest level of integrity and honesty at all times.

Our Story

In 1992 Focus Training Institute was born. This institute offered the Okanagan community programs that would teach various life and professional skills. Focus Training Institute helped many members of the community perfect their skills, launch their careers and even change their career paths.

Twenty years later, in 2012, we saw a problem and an opportunity: students were signing up for higher education programs and their experience was falling very short of their expectations.

In response we evolved from a training institute to a college, change our name to Focus College, and began designing and offering college-level programs in Business and Information Technology (IT), that were in tune with industry’s needs.

Today, Focus College is still bringing its vision to life with hard work, its connections within the community, and partnering with the SQA, an internationally recognized higher education accreditation.

Designations

PTA – Private Training Act

The Private Training Act is administered by the Private Training Institutions Branch (P.T.I.B.) of the Ministry of Advanced Education. This certification is mandatory for most private institutes offering training within the province of British Columbia. It ensures that students are protected by maintaining various standards and guidelines. Private institutes can either be just certified or meet higher criteria to become designated. Focus College is a Designated School.

EQA – Education Quality Assurance

The Education Quality Assurance designation is available to public and private institutions in British Columbia that meet or exceed quality assurance standards set by the province of British Columbia.

SQA – Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Scottish Qualifications Authority is a renowned international higher education accreditation which allows authorized institutions to offer their programs. SQA criteria are demanding and rigorously checked. The programs follow international standards and students graduating from them can transfer seamlessly to partner institutions around the world to carry on studying. It ensures a truly global level of standardized quality education.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Diploma

Higher National Diploma in Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Kelowna North Surrey + 1 more

Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical business knowledge that employers need. They allow advanced entry to universities nationally and internationally. The HND in Business (SCQF level 8) provides current insight into the main aspects of international business with a focus on business management and human resource management. [+]

Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical business knowledge that employers need. They allow advanced entry to universities nationally and internationally. The HND in Business (SCQF level 8) provides current insight into the main aspects of international business with a focus on business management and human resource management.

The HND Business Program covers business culture and strategy, managing people in different sizes of organizations, marketing, economic issues, accounting, business law, and IT.

Learning Objectives

HND Business will provide a breadth of competencies. The specific aims of the HND Business are to:

Develop suitable competencies to enter a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions. Develop student competencies to support their career aspirations. Prepare students for progression to degree courses delivered by UK universities. Develop skills for independent, life-long learning. Develop and enhance transferable skills for employability and Core Skills. Develop and enhance transferable skills in planning, organizing, critical and evaluative thinking and enable the candidate to investigate business issues and problems in depth. Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal skills relevant to a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions in business organizations. Develop communication and presentation skills. Adopt an innovative and creative approach to their work and be able to respond quickly to challenges posed by changes in the business environment. Develop the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with others. Entrance Requirements ... [-]

HND Computing: Software Development

Campus Full time 2 years May 2018 Canada Kelowna North Surrey + 1 more

Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical business knowledge that employers need. They allow advanced entry to universities nationally and internationally. The HND Computing: Software Development at SCQF level 8 provides current skills in specialist technical software development, and develops up-to-date knowledge in programming and systems development. [+]

Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical business knowledge that employers need. They allow advanced entry to universities nationally and internationally. The HND Computing: Software Development at SCQF level 8 provides current skills in specialist technical software development, and develops up-to-date knowledge in programming and systems development.

Software developers are needed in many different industries from biotechnology to telecommunications and transport. An SQA HND Computing: Software Development will give learners the skills and theoretical knowledge that they need as they move into higher education and employment. The software development activities covered include new development, modification, reuse, re-engineering, and maintenance.... [-]


Contact

Kelowna Campus

Address 1753 Dolphin Ave #10
V1Y 8A6 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Website http://focuscollege.com/
Phone +1-250-861-5808

Surrey Campus

Address 13655 104th Ave #105
V3T1W3 North Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Website http://focuscollege.com/
Phone +1-250-861-5808 ext. 203