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Common Questions We Hear…

What does an “Accredited School” mean to me and my schooling options?

Accreditation is a designation given to a educational facility that has met the strict (guidelines & rules & Regulations )set forth by the Provincial and Federal governing body’s to ensure the school is effectively delivering the curriculum that is current and relevant to the learner. This very important designation gives the student the confidence that they have chosen the finest training facility and curriculum available and will be support through many different avenues.

Why would I choose OCI over a larger community college?

OCI is a small family run educational facility that caters to the individual learner verses the large classroom delivery. With Okanagan Cosmetology Institue, your Senior Educational Administrator knows you by name and you work closely with the Instructors to ensure you are getting the skills needed to be successful. Your individual needs are given top priority by our experienced Instructors – not paced for the majority. The OCI courses are set up to be hands on, and we find this is the most effective way for the student to become confident and successful upon graduation.

Where can I get the money I need to attend OCI?

Students who wish to enroll in Hair Stylist/Esthetics or a Nail Technician program may be eligible for student loan support. There are other options available through the commercial banks,private financing may also be available to candidates who meet the criteria. Okanagan Cosmetology Institute also offers Private Financing Options for eligible candidates Feel free to set up an appointment with the Director to discuss which option will best work for you and your situation or fill out this form to get the process going by clicking here.

What is your refund policy?

You can see our full refund policy here.