Vancouver Community College is one of the public community college located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Established in the year 1965, it can certainly be counted amongst the largest and oldest community colleges existent in British Columbia. Moreover, the college comes over with more than 140 certificate and diploma programs. Speaking of its campuses, VCC has mainly three campuses: Broadway, Downtown, and Annacis Island.
As of now, the college is home to more than 26,000 students coming every year from various parts of the globe. Talking about the percentage, more than 10 percent of international students come to this college on an annual basis.
Campus of VCC
The Vancouver Community College brings along 3 campuses. The first campus is located at the Hamilton (200 Block Dunsmuir) and also been known as the Downtown campus. The students can reach out to the campus with the help of a SkyTrain of Vancouver. On the other side, the second campus of VCC is located at 1155 East Broadway and famously been known as Broadway campus. This campus did cost around a total of $55 million where in $44 million was been pooled in by the Government of British Columbia and the rest $11 million has been contributed by various community donors and Vancouver Community College management.
The college building here has seven storey that cover more than 12,400-metre square (133,000 square feet). It accommodates the Training programs of Health Sciences of Vancouver Community College. The Broadway campus officially opened in the year January 2009 while the third campus was launched in 2014. The Heavy Metal Trades of Vancouver Community College is also based in this campus that is further been shared by the VCC/BCIT campus. Beside all of these three campuses, Vancouver Community College also accommodates more than 36 learning and community outreach centers.
Programs and courses offered.
Vancouver Community College offers both part-time and full-time programs and the list includes Academic Upgrading, Design, University Transfer, Hospitality, Music and Dance ,Business, Health Sciences, Transportation Trades, Languages and Writing, Baking and Culinary Arts, Hair, Esthetics and Makeup, Apprenticeship Training, Instructor Training, Technology, English as a Second Language, Human and Family Services, Students with Disabilities, and Youth Training in Trades. Coming with an annual budget of $105 million, Vancouver Community College also comes over as one of the major colleges around offering post secondary educational courses within the British Columbia area.