Vancouver Community College

Founded 1965 | Vancouver, BC

Students who are looking to combine city life with their studies will feel at home at Vancouver Community College (VCC). The school’s two main campuses—Downtown and Broadway—are right in the heart of Vancouver, while a third campus in Delta houses the heavy mechanical trades facility. VCC offers more than 140 programs, including certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, trades and apprenticeship training, academic upgrading and continuing education. VCC has 12,694 students and has expressed a commitment to diversity, accessibility and Indigenous reconciliation. 

The school enjoys longstanding connections with local employers and community organizations. VCC’s trades students are top performers in provincial, national and international skills competitions, and its culinary graduates have competed on shows like  Top Chef Canada and Chopped.

At both Vancouver campuses, students hone their skills while offering discounted services to the community. Hairstyling students run a salon and spa alongside their classmates in the aesthetics program. Dental-assisting students oversee a low-cost dental clinic, and culinary students cook gourmet cuisine at on-campus restaurants.

The school’s annual gala showcases fashion arts, auto restoration and live music by students, faculty and alumni. Net proceeds from the event go toward student scholarships and bursaries.

Popular Programs

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

• Certified Dental Assistant Certificate

• Dental Reception Coordinator Certificate

• CAD & BIM Tech Architectural Diploma

• Health Care Assistant Certificate

School Size



• Degree $4,357-$7,750

• Diploma $3,977-$12,618

• Certificate $2,506-$11,661

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Deaf and Hard of Hearing—Job Readiness: With instruction in American Sign Language, students develop essential job skills and receive continuous career support.

• Introduction to Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired: Students learn to use a wide range of adaptive equipment and computers and can determine what they need to make their lives easier.

• Asian Culinary Arts: Students develop entry-level skills in cooking Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese and fusion cuisine.