Vancouver Community College
- Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
- History of Institution:
Vancouver Community College was established as Vancouver City College in 1965 through a merger of four local educational institutions: the Vancouver Vocational Institute, the Vancouver School of Art, the Vancouver School Board’s Night School Program, and the King Edward Senior Matriculation and Continuing Education Centre. Classes were initially held in the facilities of the King Edward Centre. In 1970, the college opened a campus in the Langara neighbourhood, which became an independent college in 1994.
Vancouver City College was renamed as Vancouver Community College in 1974, when it separated from the Vancouver School Board. In 1983, the main campus was moved from the King Edward Centre location at 12th Avenue and Oak Street to its current location at 1155 Broadway, now known as the Broadway campus. The present Downtown campus comprises the former facilities of the Vancouver Vocational Institute.
Our on-campus facilities – including gourmet restaurants, an auto shop, and salon and spa – allow students to hone their skills and training while providing high-quality lower-cost services to the Downtown and East Vancouver communities.
- Department and Programs Offer：
Program Type Term Baking and Pastry Arts Dual Certificate 2 years Baking and Pastry Arts – Artisan Baking Certificate 11 months Baking and Pastry Arts – Pastry Certificate 11 months Baking and Pastry Arts – Pastry ESL Certificate 11 months Administrative Professional Certificate 8 months Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate 5 months Medical Office Assistant Certificate 6 months Medical Transcriptionist Certificate 8 months Asian Culinary Arts Certificate 5 months University Transfer – Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate 1 year University Transfer – Arts Certificate 1 year University Transfer – Engineering (SFU) Certificate 1 year University Transfer – Science Certificate 1 year Esthetics and Spa Therapy Certificate 10 months Hairstylist Certificate 10 months Dental Assisting – Certified Certificate 10 months Health Care Assistant Certificate 28 weeks Health Care Assistant – ESL Certificate 40 weeks Health Unit Coordinator Certificate 32 weeks Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate 6 months Architectural Technician Certificate 10 months Civil/Structural Technician Certificate 10 months Steel Detailing Technician Certificate 10 months
Program Type Term Business and Project Management Post‐Degree Diploma 2 years Canadian Business Management Post‐Degree Diploma 2 years Culinary Arts Diploma 2 years Fashion Design & Production Diploma 2 years Graphic Design Diploma 2 years Jewellery Art and Design Diploma 2 years Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma 2 years Hair Design and Esthetics Diploma 2 years Cosmetology Diploma 2 years Dental Hygiene Diploma 2 years Dental Technology Sciences Diploma 2 years Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant (Rehab Assistant) Diploma 2 years Hospitality Management Diploma 2 years Dance Diploma 2 years Music Diploma 2 years CAD and BIM Technician Diploma 2 years Computer Systems Technology Diploma 2 years Electronics Repair Technology Diploma 2 years VR/AR Design and Development Diploma 16 months Automotive Collision and Refinishing Diploma 2 years Automotive Service Technology Diploma 2 years Heavy Mechanical Trades Diploma 3 years
Program Type Term Associate of Arts Associate Degree 2 years Associate of Science Associate Degree 2 years Bachelor of Applied Music Bachelor Degree 2 years for diploma folders Bachelor of Hospitality Management Bachelor Degree 2 years for diploma folders Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Bachelor Degree 36 months
- Population: Over 15,000
- International Population: 1,200
VCC encourages international students to experience life with a Canadian family until they become accustomed to their new surroundings. Homestay is a safe and secure choice, providing students with the opportunity to practice English outside the classroom and learn about the Canadian way of life.
GPI can offer host families that provide the following:
- Private bedroom with a bed, bedding, dresser, desk, chair, desk lamp, closet
- Shared common areas of the house including bathroom, kitchen, and TV room
- Use of telephone and laundry facilities
- Three meals per day (be sure to check with your Homestay family for exact meal times)