(This story is sponsored by Vancouver Community College.)
Postsecondary education isn’t only for those who have recently graduated from high school. Whether you’ve taken an extended gap year or have been working full-time for the last 20 years, Vancouver Community College (VCC) will meet you exactly where you are.
VCC Continuing Studies is committed to providing students high-quality, flexible, and relevant training. In addition to learning from industry experts and exploring interests, graduates are given the opportunity to switch careers or open new pathways at their current workplace.
At VCC, there’s a keen focus on supporting students’ personal and professional learning journeys. The dedicated Continuing Studies department works to enrich students’ experiences from the point of registration all the way through to graduation. The college has recently launched a new registration and student information system, streamlining the online processes of registering for courses, applying for programs, and accessing transcripts.
Students can choose from a variety of diverse courses and programs that will help them achieve professional success. Part-time and full-time offerings include the Fashion Merchandising Certificate, Counselling Skills Foundational Certificate, Business & Technical Writing Certificate, and Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma. For the full list of programs, click here.
“From pursuing new career options to generating additional and exciting revenue streams, our course and program offerings provide the boost that will equip you for your future success,” says Adrian Lipsett, dean of Continuing Studies at VCC.
The instructors at VCC regularly examine
s its broad scope of programming to ensure that it’s meeting industry needs while providing an engaging and supportive learning environment.
For example, the Paralegal Diploma program employs instructors whose expertise is continually shaped by their ongoing involvement in the field. This ensures its graduates are informed by current trends and remain primed to succeed as paralegal professionals.
VCC is also focused on improving how it serves the community’s evolving needs and interests through the expansion of its programming and student support. The IT Operations Professional Certificate program was relaunched in September 2021 after undergoing a comprehensive review. Now, it features all-new courses, up-to-date content, and a new computer lab.
To find out more about VCC’s offerings and how the college can help you achieve your personal and professional goals, visit www.continuingstudies.vcc.ca/.