Camosun College

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, near downtown Victoria, and Interurban in rural Saanich, a 20-minute drive away. Camosun offers 160 certificate, diploma, degree, post-degree and continuing education programs in areas like arts and science, health, business, trades, Indigenous education and exercise education. The college is Vancouver Island’s largest trades and apprenticeship training provider and its largest business administration school. Camosun is home to the largest dual credit program in B.C., supporting more than 950 students each year from five local school districts with their transition into post-secondary education and training.

In 2019, at its Interurban campus, the college opened the 90,000-square-foot Alex and Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, which is designed for modern health care and human services learning. The college now offers programs in sports management, cybersecurity and ways of Indigenous leadership and learning. 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.

More than five per cent of the school’s full-time students are Indigenous. Eyē Sq’lewen, Camosun’s Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections, just celebrated three decades of education, programming and services.

Popular Programs

• Arts and Sciences Studies (Diploma)

• Arts/Science University Transfer

• Bachelor of Business Administration—Accounting

• Nursing (Baccalaureate of Science)

• Trades Apprentice (Red Seal)

School Size



• Degree $2,000-$6,000

• Diploma $2,600-$19,000

• Certificate $2,000-$15,000

• Post-Grad $4,000-$10,000

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Sport Management: This bachelor’s degree combines applied learning and skills in sport management, business and marketing.

• Ways of Indigenous Learning and Leadership: This advanced certificate prepares individuals to support and enable Indigenous self-determination and development, and to lead change across public and private sectors.

• Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma: Students get hands-on training in an outpatient ultrasound clinic on campus, which opened in January 2023 in partnership with Island Health; it is the first of its kind in Canada.