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Vancouver Community College

Vancouver, Canada

Public -1965


International Students

Legal Administrative Assistant, Diploma in Hospitality Management

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1965, Vancouver Community College is a public community college in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest and oldest community college in BC. It was established as a city college through a merger of four local educational institutions: the Vancouver Vocational Institute, the Vancouver School of Art, the Vancouver School Board’s Night School program, and the King Edward Senior Matriculation and Continuing Education Center, which was renamed to its present name in 1974. 

It is affiliated with ACCC, Association of Canadian Community Colleges. According to the Ranking Web of Universities, it is ranked at 112th place in Canada and 6544th worldwide. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The college has three campuses located in Downtown Vancouver, Commercial Broadway and Annacis Island. The third campus was recently opened in 2014 as an expansion project. The other two campuses are easily accessible through Vancouver’s SkyTrain. This college offers 78 certificate programs, 28 diploma programs, and 3 bachelor’s degree programs in the fields of arts, business, trades, and health sciences. These are offered as both full time and part-time programs in the intakes period of summer, spring and fall.  

Accomplishments and Alumni

VCC has partnered with the British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU), to offer a communication program to its members. Success stories of the students of this college are in every field. The college honours its students and generous donors whose achievements deserve every bit of it. 

Some of its famous notable alumni are, Canadian Chef-Anthony Sedlak, Canadian Novelist-Keith Maillard and Canadian Author-Iain Lawrence

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

There are around 15,000 students enrolled here. The college accommodates 26,000 each year from a variety of nations, out of which around 8% are international. VCC boasts an extremely diverse community with its students speaking more than 30 languages from more than 40 different countries. The university VCC International Office takes care of assisting the international community and makes sure they identify and achieve their educational and career goals. 

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