Founded 1971 | Victoria, BC
Originally a Lkwungen name for an area of Victoria, Camosun means “where different waters meet and are transformed.” The college has two main campuses: Lansdowne campus, near downtown, and the Interurban campus in rural Saanich, near Victoria. Camosun offers 160 certificate, diploma, degree, post-degree and continuing education programs in areas like arts and science, health, business, trades, technology, Indigenous education and exercise education. The college is Vancouver Island’s largest trades and apprenticeship training provider and its largest business administration school.
In 2020, Camosun and Atlantic Towing Limited announced the launch of a $700,000 marine simulator to widen the scope of marine courses offered and allow for high-level certificates. In 2019, the college opened its 90,000-square-foot Alex and Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness at its Interurban campus, which is designed for modern health care and human services learning. In 2022, the college is debuting offerings in sports management, cybersecurity and ways of Indigenous leadership and learning.
More than five per cent of the school’s full-time students are Indigenous. This year, Eyē Sq’lewen, Camosun’s Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections, is celebrating three decades of education, programming and services.
• University Transfer (Arts and Sciences) Trades Apprenticeships
• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Arts and Sciences Diploma
• Nursing (Baccalaureate of Science)
• Degree: $2,000-$6,000
• Diploma: $2,600-$19,000
• Certificate: $2,000-$15,000
• Post-Grad: $4,000-$10,000