Original version published in The Georgia Straight
Post-secondary education isn’t only for those who have recently graduated from high school. Whether you’ve taken an extended gap year or have been working full-time for the last 20 years, Vancouver Community College (VCC) will meet you exactly where you are.
At VCC, there’s a keen focus on supporting students’ personal and professional learning journeys, and VCC Continuing Studies is committed to providing students high-quality, flexible, and relevant training. In addition to learning from industry experts and exploring interests, graduates are given the opportunity to switch careers or open new pathways at their current workplace.
“From pursuing new career options to generating additional and exciting revenue streams, our course and program offerings provide the boost that will equip you for your future success,” says Adrian Lipsett, dean of Continuing Studies at VCC.
Students can choose from a variety of diverse courses and programs that will help them achieve professional success. Part-time and full-time offerings include:
See our full list of programs.
With direct input from instructors, VCC regularly examines its broad scope of programming to ensure that it’s meeting industry needs while providing an engaging and supportive learning environment.
For example, the Paralegal Diploma program employs instructors whose expertise is continually shaped by their ongoing involvement in the field. This ensures its graduates are informed by current trends and remain primed to succeed as paralegal professionals.
The IT Operations Professional Certificate program was also relaunched in September 2021 after undergoing a comprehensive review. Now, it features all-new courses, up-to-date content, and a new computer lab.
VCC Continuing Studies department has been working hard over the past year to enrich students’ experiences from the point of registration all the way through to graduation. Recently, the college was proud to launche a new registration and student information system, streamlining the online processes of registering for courses, applying for programs, and accessing transcripts.
Discover new ways to achieve your personal and professional goals by visiting vcc.ca/cs.