COVID-19 – update on Spring/Summer 2020 term, emergency bursaries, IT services

Posted on April 2, 2020

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Vancouver Community College (VCC) is committed to the health and safety of students, staff, and faculty. Thank you for your patience over the past weeks as our college and our community do their part in promoting physical distancing and containing the spread of COVID-19. Alongside the many health and safety precautions in place, VCC is committed to helping students continue their programs and achieve their learning goals.

Spring/Summer 2020

The majority of VCC courses and programs scheduled to commence in the Spring/Summer 2020 term will proceed using online learning and alternative delivery modes. If permitted by the Provincial Health Officer, there may also be limited in-person learning to complete applied activities such as labs and trades training.

Given the wide range of hands-on programs and courses at VCC that are impacted by COVID-19-related restrictions, the course scheduling information you receive upon registration may not be accurate. Individual department leaders and instructors will contact students with details about course formats, schedules, etc. If you have questions, please contact your instructor or department. Contact information can be found at

Trades intakes

For students enrolled in trades or apprenticeship programs in Spring/Summer 2020, VCC departments are developing customized solutions for each program, and insructors will communicate details with students directly.

Emergency funding for students

VCC Foundation and the Government of B.C. are increasing non-repayable emergency funding available for part-time and full-time VCC students. 

Applications are open until 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2020. All applications received by that time will be reviewed and assessed. Should additional funds become available at a later date, we will re-open applications.

Students are also encouraged review VCC's Scholarship, Bursary and Award Guide, which lists all awards and bursaries available at VCC.

Information Technology Services

VCC’s IT HelpDesk remains available for assistance with online learning and other technical needs. They can be reached by calling 604.443.8700 or emailing Please note that the majority of IT technicians are working remotely; be prepared for longer wait times due to increased demand for services.

VCC campus access

While VCC campuses remain open for urgent and operational needs, please avoid visiting in person. With the move to remote delivery of instruction and services, opening hours have been reduced and access has been restricted. If visiting a VCC campus, students must be prepared to show VCC or government-issued ID and a letter from their program identifying them as an active student. These measures are in place based on orders from the Provincial Health Officer to practice physical distancing and contain the spread of COVID-19.

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