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Community Colleges and Technical Institutes in Vancouver

This category of education providers serves the local students within the community as well as international students. Students can study for university transfer credits, or complete diplomas or certificate programs in preparation for the job market in Vancouver.

One of the key benefits of studying at a community college is the personalized, smaller classes, ease of accessibility, and price factors. Many of the certificate and diploma programs at colleges and technical institutes – as well as at the career training and vocation schools – are aligned directly with industry, offering direct applicability within the job market.

The following list is of a selection of public institutions, accredited by the Ministry of Education of British Columbia. Several community colleges have some degree-granting ability, and are called university-colleges.

Vancouver Area Community Colleges and Technical Institutes

BCIT – British Columbia Institute of Technology:
3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby   www.bcit.ca

Capilano College:
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver  www.capilanocollege.ca

Columbia College:
Suite 500 - 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver  www.columbiacollege.ca

Coquitlam College:
516 Brookmere Avenue, Coquitlam  www.coquitlamcollege.com

Douglas College:
700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster  www.douglas.bc.ca

Langara College:
100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver  www.langara.bc.ca

Vancouver Community College:
1155 East Broadway, Vancouver  www.study.vcc.ca

(For a comprehensive listing, view www.educationplanner.bc.ca/institutions.cfm)

Vancouver Island Community Colleges

Camosun College:
3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria  www.camosun.bc.ca

North Island College:
2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay  www.nic.bc.ca/ie

Private High Schools

Language Schools

British Columbia Ministry of Education

Public High Schools in Vancouver

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