Camosun College

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Camosun College is located in Greater VictoriaBritish ColumbiaCanada. As of the 2013-2014 fiscal year, it had more than 19,000 full-time and part-time students between its Lansdowne and Interurban campuses. Each year Camosun welcomes over 1,000 Aboriginal students from 50 Nations including Métis and Inuit groups, and over 1,100 International students from 60 different countries.

Camosun College also provides contract training opportunities for local business; research, innovation and prototyping services for industry; and well-trained co-op students for employers. With over 900 employees and a budget of over $105 million, Camosun is one of Victoria's top 10 employers and generates more than $1.2 billion in economic impact in British Columbia every year.

The Lansdowne campus provides university transfer and access programs, as well as career, technical and vocational programs in the fields of the arts, sciences, business, health and human services. The Interurban campus delivers programs in the trades, technologies, business, sport and exercise education, and access programs. The student paper, The Nexus, is a member of CUP.

Capilano University

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Founded in North Vancouver in 1973, Capilano College became Capilano University in 2008. With regional campuses in Squamish and Sechelt, it serves the communities Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast; employs a staff of 785; and enrolls 7,500 credit and 7,000 non-credit students.

Capilano is well known for providing a solid academic foundation – awarding bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, certificates and statements of completion. It offers a complete range of preparatory courses, arts and sciences courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Moreover, it is committed to developing new and innovative programs in response to market demand.

Coast Mountain College

Established in 1975 in Terrace, Northwest Community College (NWCC) has expanded to nine regional campuses serving over 7,000 students from 34 communities in the beautiful northwest region of the province. Encompassing 102,247 square kilometres, the region is home to 72,148 people – of whom more than 30% are Aboriginal.  NWCC offers college access programs; health and human services programs; online programs; university credit programs, trades foundation and apprenticeship programs; as well as courses through the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, the School of Exploration & Mining and the School of Northwest Culinary Arts.  NWCC’s innovative programs and courses respond to the changing needs of learners, delivering the skills necessary for sustainable careers. It also works closely with business – developing courses for delivery in the community, on the job site, or in the classroom. Its contribution to the region’s economy is estimated to be $15.5M – due mostly to NECC operations and capital spending.

College of New Caledonia

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The College of New Caledonia (CNC) is a post-secondary educational institution that serves the residents of the Central Interior ofBritish Columbia. This region has a population of about 145,000, and it encompasses three school districts: #28 (Quesnel), #57 (Prince George), and #91 (Nechako Lakes). CNC operates six campuses in Prince George, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie,Quesnel and Vanderhoof.

CNC offers small class sizes, not in excess of 37 students, as mandated by their faculty agreement.

CNC has an approximate annual system-wide enrollment of 5,000 students in health sciences, trades, university studies, career access and continuing education.

College of the Rockies

The College of the Rockies (COTR) offers vocational, trades, career technical and academic for full-time or part-time study seven campuses across the East Kootenay region – as well as more than 200 online courses.  Located in Cranbrook, the COTR Contract Training and Business Development Team

Douglas College

Founded in 1970, Douglas College serves 14,000 credit students and 9,000 non-credit students with its 486 faculty members; 136 part-time contract faculty members; and 406 staff and administrators. It launched its contract training division, The Training Group (TTG), in 1992 and now provides career and workplace training to over 3,300 participants annually. Nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in Essential Skills and workplace-based training, TTG has customized training initiatives with and for individuals, business, government, industry and trades, and professional associations.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University (commonly abbreviated to KPU) is a public degree-granting undergraduate polytechnic university in British Columbia with campuses located in Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale, and Langley. KPU is one of the largest institutions by enrolment in British Columbia with a total of 20,000 students and 1,600 faculty members across its four locations encompassing the Metro Vancouver disctrict. KPU operates as the only polytechnic university in Canada and provides undergraduate education including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 200 diverse programs.

Prior to being granted authority as a University college, Kwantlen Polytechnic University was founded as Kwantlen College. In 2008, the provincial government announced its intention to amend the University Act to appoint Kwantlen University College a polytechnic university. The legislation renaming the University College to University received royal assent on May 29, 2008 and KPU began operation as Kwantlen Polytechnic University on September 1, 2008.

Langara College

Since opening in 1970, Langara has become one of BC's leading undergraduate institutions.  The college provides some 700 courses and over 35 certificate programs to more than 23,000 students each year.  Programs are offered in Arts, Business, Science & Technology, Health and Humanities, and Social Sciences.  Through its Custom Training, Langara draws on a pool of qualified trainers and instructors to develop cost-effective on-site training for organizations interested in maximizing their business potential.

North Island College

Through its four campuses, North Island College (NIC) serves a population of 155,000 people living across some 80,000 square kilometers of northern Vancouver Island and the BC mainland coast. Each year, NIC enrolls 4,649 credit students in health care, trades, business, fine arts, tourism, and university studies programs and another 4,804 in non-credit first aid, continuing education, industry training, vocational, and contract training courses.  In addition to its 900 courses and 70 credit programs, NIC works with industry and employers to design, develop, and deliver customized training to develop workplace skills, increase productivity, and iimprove on-the job performance.

Northern Lights College

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Northern Lights College is B.C.’s Energy College™, serving northern British Columbia in an area covering more than 324,000 square kilometres.

NLC opened in 1975. NLC has campus locations in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, and Tumbler Ridge, along with access centres in Atlin, Dease Lake and Hudson’s Hope.

NLC is a member of British Columbia Colleges (BC Colleges), a provincial group comprised of 11 colleges from throughout the Province of British Columbia. BC Colleges has a unique regional advantage and a long history of collaboration with industry, employers, communities and policy makers. This collaborative approach allows BC Colleges to graduate highly skilled workers who are equipped to support their families, build healthier communities and power the economy in all regions of British Columbia.

Okanagan College

Serving the 37,750 square kilometre Thompson Okanagan region, Okanagan College offers a wide variety of career, continuing education, degree, developmental, trades and technologies, university studies, and vocational programs to a community of more than 5,000 students – the largest college in B.C. east of the Lower Mainland.  Through its Continuing Studies department, the college works closely with business and industry to develop a range of workplace-based training initiatives.

Selkirk College

Serving the West Kootenay region, Selkirk College covers a region of 45,000 square kilometers and provides distance learning opportunities for students around the world.  With over 70 certificate and diploma programs, it boasts over 36,000 graduates since opening in 1966.  It was the first college in B.C. to be awarded a Leading Edge Endowment Fund Regional Innovation Chair for its contributions, through leadership and research, to regional economic development. Selkirk College is actively involved in applied research activities, primarily through the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute, Regional Innovation Chair and the Selkirk College Geospatial Research Centre.

University of Fraser Valley

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Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. UFV has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India. 

UFV strives to be a place of learning that recognizes, respects and includes indigenous ways of knowing. Our Fraser Valley locations are in the traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples.

Vancouver Island University

With strong community-based roots dating back to 1936, Vancouver Island University has become a centre of excellence for teaching, applied research and learning.   Dynamic and internationally recognized, VIU supports a student population of more than 18,000 full- and part- time learners – including 1100 international students, over 1000 aboriginal students, and employing over 2,000 faculty and staff.  It offers a variety of degree, diploma, advanced diploma and certificate programs in, for example: Business and Management; Health; Natural Resources; Science and Technology; Trades and Applied Technology; and University Studies.