Building Service Worker

This comprehensive full-time program provides students with skills, experience and hands-on practice in the building service worker industry. Train with experienced professionals both in the classroom and on the job during your practicum experience. Study all elements of building service including commercial cleaning, team cleaning and equipment training. In addition, learn valuable job skills such as self-employment and resume development. Participants will also gain certification in WHMIS and Foodsafe.


Want to expand your skill set further? Check out the Pool Operator and Basic Computer Skills courses.

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep, Jan, Apr 8 weeks Statement of Completion Downtown Full-time

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International students must first contact International Education at or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program/courses.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description

Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: or 604.443.8600.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
  • Sufficient English skills for effective communication
  • General good health, including physical ability to stoop, lift, stretch and stand as might be required in the performance of work duties
  • No allergies or conditions that would be aggravated by the handling of food, cleaning or laundry products

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

VCC's building service worker program provides students with skills, experience and hands-on practice in the building service industry. 

Students learn all elements of building services including commercial cleaning, team cleaning and equipment training. You"ll also gain valuable job skills such as self-employment and resume development. Participants also gain certification in WHMIS and Foodsafe.

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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Sid Khullar VCC Building Program , 604.871.7000, ext. 8670
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux VCC Building Program , 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2020 (202091)

(REAL 1130) Building Service Worker 0 credits    $1,548.09

This course is an eight-week, full-time program for those entering the building service industry. Training includes all aspects of sanitation and cleaning, operation of equipment, correct application of chemicals, WHMIS, Foodsafe, and operating your own cleaning business. Learn about stripping and buffing floors, waxing, wall washing, washroom and window cleaning, fire prevention, carpet cleaning, and equipment training. Participants receive two weeks of on-the-job training with industry professionals. Students who successfully complete this program receive a Vancouver Community College Centre for Continuing Studies Statement of Completion.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10783 DTN Rm. 822
MTWRFM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,

0900 - 1600
to 13-Mar-2020
Dallas, Barry

Building Service Worker (REAL 1130)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $1,548.09

Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.

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