About Vancouver Career College

Vancouver Career College strives to create a world of opportunity for you through award-winning education and training. Our career-training programs are designed to help you develop the skills you need to start successful careers in the fields of business, education, healthcare, hospitality, technology, and trades.

We develop our curriculum in consultation with the business and healthcare communities to ensure that our graduates meet industry demands. Each program will train you to use most-current applications, software, and techniques in your chosen fields of study. With faculty members being accomplished instructors and skilled professionals, their wealth of knowledge and experience will truly enhance your learning process.

Additionally, we are fully accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia and the 2007 winner of the 'Consumer's Choice Award', as voted by you. We are also a member of the Canadian Association of Private Language Schools (CAPLS).

Certain programs are recognized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC), the Ministry of Children and Family Development of BC, TESL Canada and the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT).

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS - The faculty in the Department of Business and Hospitality are accomplished instructors and experienced professionals. Their experience and knowledge will help you develop the required skills that employers demand. Small class sizes allow instructors to spend more time with you on a 1 on 1 basis, which ensures that you will receive a quality education.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE - Faculty in the Department of Health Care and Education are knowledgeable, industry experienced professionals who are fully committed to help you become a skilled and versatile practitioner. Plus the strong relationships we've made in the healthcare community help us keep pace with market demands and changes in the field.

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND TRADES - The Department of Technology and Trades is dedicated to prove you with a very comprehensive approach to careers in graphic design, IT, electrical and plumbing. Our instructors use the most current software applications and practical techniques to ensure that you develop sought-after marketable skills that work in the 'real' world.

Plus free upgrading of courses after you graduate, ensures you will always be in demand.

Value Propositions

1. Accelerated, market-driven programs to train students in a matter of months enter a competitive job market.
2. Hands-on training helps develop the skills graduates will use in the workforce.
3. Instructors are also industry-experienced practitioners in the fields they teach.
4. Personalized experience because of small class sizes. Students have more interaction with instructors.
5. Practicum placements for every program so students can gain hands-on experience in their workplace.
6. Career and Employment Services available to assist students during the program and after they graduate to search and secure a job in their preferred career field.
7. Six locations across in BC: Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Kelowna.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Certificate

Vancouver Career College

The Early Childhood Education certificate program at Vancouver Career College combines theory and practical knowledge to prepare you for a rewarding career in child care. ... [+]

Working with children is a demanding, but inspiring job. Communities are always hunting for enthusiastic and well-trained graduates to fill a variety of dynamic positions in Early Childhood Education.

The Early Childhood Education certificate program at Vancouver Career College combines theory and practical knowledge to prepare you for a rewarding career in child care. Core curriculum focuses on child growth and development, guidance skills, relationship building, behaviour management, health, safety and program planning. Students also learn how to use music, drama, art and movement to enable learning. After completing the required courses, students can apply for an Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECEA) certificate through the Early Childhood Education Registry. ... [-]

Canada Burnaby Vancouver Surrey Abbotsford Port Coquitlam Kelowna  + 3 More
September 2019
Part-time
43 weeks
Campus

Courses

Vancouver Career College

If you’re looking to enter the IT field, the Network Systems Administrator program at Vancouver Career College can help you get there. ... [+]

If you’re looking to enter the IT field, the Network Systems Administrator program at Vancouver Career College can help you get there. In this program, you’ll develop technical skills in network installation, maintenance and management as well as implementation, and operating computer services, preparing you to take on your new career as a network systems administrator.

In addition to developing a solid foundation in general IT skills, you’ll participate in a work placement program, giving you the hands-on experience you need to get out into the workforce and impress employers.

The program also prepares you to write several separate certification exams including Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).... [-]

Canada Abbotsford
September 2019
Full-time
48 weeks
Campus

Diploma

Vancouver Career College

Accounting and payroll experts are the lifeblood of every business. Train to become an Accounting and Payroll Administrator at Vancouver Career College. This diploma prog ... [+]

Accounting and payroll experts are the lifeblood of every business. Train to become an Accounting and Payroll Administrator at Vancouver Career College. This diploma program goes above and beyond introductory training and will prepare you to enter the current job market with a competitive advantage. Key elements of the curriculum focus on accounting and payroll fundamentals. Students become well-versed in the business accounting cycle. Meanwhile, specialized courses review specifics, such as bookkeeping and computerized accounting, payroll fundamentals, QuickBooks, income tax fundamentals, and more.

The program also offers computer and accounting software training and teaches core administrative skills. Along with an Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma, graduates also complete requirements for the Canadian Payroll Association’s payroll certification programs, which allows for a greater advantage in the competitive job market. At the end of the program, students enter a practicum, complete with job search training. Graduates receive an Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma and are fully prepared to enter the field in a number of roles, including bank teller/clerk, accounts receivable/ payable clerk, benefits/ payroll officer, or audit clerk.... [-]

Canada Surrey Abbotsford
September 2019
Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
Vancouver Career College

The program combines theoretical and practical skills with courses that focus on psychology; fundamentals of addiction; physical effects of substance abuse; and relapse p ... [+]

Work in your community and support people as they kick their drug and alcohol addictions for good. The Addictions and Community Services Worker program at Vancouver Career College prepares graduates for a rewarding career in the field of community care.

The program combines theoretical and practical skills with courses that focus on psychology; fundamentals of addiction; physical effects of substance abuse; and relapse prevention. Students also study group facilitation and techniques for working with families. In addition to addictions support, the program also teaches additional community support techniques, such as dealing with family violence and special needs patients. Graduates can find work in a variety of settings, including social service agencies, correctional institutes, community mental health centres and drug and alcohol treatment facilities.... [-]

Canada Chilliwack
September 2019
Full-time
43 weeks
Campus
Vancouver Career College

In the Business and Digital Marketing Management diploma program, students will gain a solid understanding of the traditional business skills required for entry positions ... [+]

The 21st century digital, mobile and social media landscape has transformed how businesses market, promote and sell their products and services, and manage their client relations. In the Business and Digital Marketing Management diploma program, students will gain a solid understanding of the traditional business skills required for entry positions in business management or for operation of one’s own independent businesses.

The program will explore social media and digital marketing platforms and tools as well as selling and analytical practices that have evolved from the exponential growth of digital media communication. Students will learn the essential knowledge and skills necessary to plan, analyze, and execute e-media marketing campaigns as part of a business based digital marketing and management strategy. Students will also learn the skills and business analytics necessary to effectively use advanced digital tools and techniques that are now an essential component of effective digital marketing strategies.... [-]

Canada Vancouver Abbotsford
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Vancouver Career College

The Cybersecurity Specialist Diploma program at Vancouver Career College will prepare students to access, plan, and implement cybersecurity defense strategies. In 76 week ... [+]

The increased reliance on computer systems, the internet, and connected technologies has made cybersecurity a critical concern for organizations and individuals alike. Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software, and data, from cyber threats and cyberattacks.

The Cybersecurity Specialist Diploma program at Vancouver Career College will prepare students to access, plan, and implement cybersecurity defense strategies. In 76 weeks, including a 210-hour hands-on practicum, learn how to plan, implement, administer, support, and secure networked computer systems and their users. In addition, you will learn how to monitor and evaluate networks for security risks and vulnerabilities.... [-]

Canada Burnaby Abbotsford
September 2019
Full-time
76 weeks
Campus
Vancouver Career College

The Education Assistant program trains students to help children and youth who require extra support, assist teachers in early childhood education settings, elementary an ... [+]

The Education Assistant program trains students to help children and youth who require extra support, assist teachers in early childhood education settings, elementary and secondary schools, and help children and youth in the community.

Through theory and practice, case studies, specialized training, and work experience practice, graduates will be well-prepared and equipped to enter the field of special education.

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Canada Burnaby Vancouver Surrey Abbotsford Port Coquitlam Kelowna  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Vancouver Career College

The Global Supply Chain Management and International Trade diploma program will prepare students for a new, exciting career in international trade and logistics. ... [+]

Supply chain management deals with the process of managing the flow of goods, services, finance and knowledge, along with relationships within and among organizations.

The demand is growing for individuals who can successfully manage operations on an international level, so products and services can reach an ever-expanding number of consumers in new markets.

The Global Supply Chain Management and International Trade diploma program will prepare students for a new, exciting career in international trade and logistics. The program covers procurement, storage, transportation, supply and demand estimation and forecasting, operations planning, and negotiation. Students will learn how to support company strategy, enhance competitive advantage and customer satisfaction in order to expand businesses internationally. Our program is partnered with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), so students will receive a FITT diploma in International Trade upon graduation - a globally recognized certification.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Vancouver Career College

Graphic design is the process of visual communication using typography, photography and illustration in combination with color, form, shape and texture. Vancouver Career ... [+]

Graphic design is the process of visual communication using typography, photography and illustration in combination with colour, form, shape and texture. Vancouver Career College’s Graphic Design Technology program offers a range of in-demand skills for students wishing to pursue a career in the graphics and digital media industries. As a graduate of this program, you will learn skills in digital image creation, page layout techniques, typography, and use of symbols, images, texts, shape forms and colours to form visual representations of ideas and messages. Using a variety of industry-standard software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro, you will be able to prepare sketches, layout and other graphic elements, develop storyboards, create printed materials, and determine the best-suited visual mediums to convey desired communications for prospective employers and clients.... [-]

Canada Surrey
September 2019
Full-time
42 weeks
Vancouver Career College

Social media and online marketing are among the most effective ways to reach today's audiences. However, many businesses are struggling with how to use these approaches. ... [+]

Social media and online marketing are among the most effective ways to reach today's audiences. However, many businesses are struggling with how to use these approaches. The Social Media and Web Marketing diploma program will give you the tools, skills, and knowledge to assist in running campaigns that get results. In just over a year of study, you'll learn everything you need to know about key areas including content creation, top social media platforms, analytics, and much more. To solidify what you learn in the classroom, you'll also complete a six-week practicum placement in a real-world setting.

Admission Requirements High school graduation or equivalent* OR mature student status**. *From an English language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes, and pass college’s admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. ... [-]
Canada Surrey
September 2019
Full-time
61 weeks
Campus
Vancouver Career College

The Social Services Worker - Foundations program at Vancouver Career College provides students with the background they need to enter the rewarding social services field. ... [+]

The Social Services Worker - Foundations program at Vancouver Career College provides students with the background they need to enter the rewarding social services field. Graduates are able to work with youth, families, people struggling with addiction, members of the Aboriginal community, people with mental health concerns and others in need of help. If you’re looking for a career that makes a difference, the Social Services Worker - Foundations program can help you get there.

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Canada Surrey Abbotsford Port Coquitlam
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
44 weeks
Campus
Vancouver Career College

Learn concepts of application design; write, modify, and integrate software code in a variety of programming languages; build iOS and Android applications; create and opt ... [+]

As the rise of technology and the reliance on smartphones continues to advance, more job opportunities have been created on a website and mobile application development.

Now, Vancouver Career College is offering a Web and Mobile Application Development program designed to prepare students for careers in computer, mobile, web, and application development.

Learn concepts of application design; write, modify, and integrate software code in a variety of programming languages; build iOS and Android applications; create and optimize content for web and mobile applications, and more.

In just 60 weeks, you will be fully versed in JavaScript, JQuery, Python, Swift, Linux operating system, HTML5, CSS3, and more, and be prepared to work in a variety of different software development firms, information technology consulting firms, or information technology units within public and private companies.... [-]

Canada Burnaby Abbotsford
September 2019
Full-time
60 weeks
Campus

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Location address
Vancouver Career College
Burnaby Campus
5021 Kingsway,

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA
Location address
Vancouver Career College, Vancouver Campus
Suite 200 - 1111 Melville Street,

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
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Vancouver Career College
Surrey Campus
Suite 295, Central City
102 Avenue,

Surrey, Prince Edward Island, 13450 CA
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Vancouver Career College
Abbotsford Campus
2702 Ware Street,

Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA
Location address
Vancouver Career College
Coquitlam Campus
5 - 1180 Pinetree Way,

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, CA
Location address
Chilliwack, British Columbia, CA