About Vancouver Career College

Vancouver Career College strives to create a world of opportunity for you through award-winning education and training. Our career-training programs are designed to help you develop the skills you need to start successful careers in the fields of business, education, healthcare, hospitality, technology, and trades.

We develop our curriculum in consultation with the business and healthcare communities to ensure that our graduates meet industry demands. Each program will train you to use most-current applications, software, and techniques in your chosen fields of study. With faculty members being accomplished instructors and skilled professionals, their wealth of knowledge and experience will truly enhance your learning process.

Additionally, we are fully accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia and the 2007 winner of the 'Consumer's Choice Award', as voted by you. We are also a member of the Canadian Association of Private Language Schools (CAPLS).

Certain programs are recognized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC), the Ministry of Children and Family Development of BC, TESL Canada and the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT).

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS - The faculty in the Department of Business and Hospitality are accomplished instructors and experienced professionals. Their experience and knowledge will help you develop the required skills that employers demand. Small class sizes allow instructors to spend more time with you on a 1 on 1 basis, which ensures that you will receive a quality education.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE - Faculty in the Department of Health Care and Education are knowledgeable, industry experienced professionals who are fully committed to help you become a skilled and versatile practitioner. Plus the strong relationships we've made in the healthcare community help us keep pace with market demands and changes in the field.

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND TRADES - The Department of Technology and Trades is dedicated to prove you with a very comprehensive approach to careers in graphic design, IT, electrical and plumbing. Our instructors use the most current software applications and practical techniques to ensure that you develop sought-after marketable skills that work in the 'real' world.

Plus free upgrading of courses after you graduate, ensures you will always be in demand.

Value Propositions

1. Accelerated, market-driven programs to train students in a matter of months enter a competitive job market.
2. Hands-on training helps develop the skills graduates will use in the workforce.
3. Instructors are also industry-experienced practitioners in the fields they teach.
4. Personalized experience because of small class sizes. Students have more interaction with instructors.
5. Practicum placements for every program so students can gain hands-on experience in their workplace.
6. Career and Employment Services available to assist students during the program and after they graduate to search and secure a job in their preferred career field.
7. Six locations across in BC: Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Kelowna.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Diploma

Vancouver Career College

The Acupuncture program is a unique program that is a condensed version of the 4-year programs offered at TCM universities in China. Students learn to practice the ancien ... [+]

The Acupuncture program is a unique program that is a condensed version of the 4-year programs offered at TCM universities in China. Students learn to practice the ancient art of Acupuncture and gain a solid understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to health care.

Clinical placement courses provide students with opportunities to observe the operations of a TCM clinic including the interactions between a student in senior level and clinical supervisors with patients during interviews, diagnosis and treatments. They will also learn to conduct supervised patient evaluations and diagnosis as well as conducting acupuncture treatments on patients and formulating herbal prescriptions.... [-]

Canada Burnaby
September 2019
English
Full time
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

Following completion of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Program, students are eligible to take the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Program. ... [+]

Following completion of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Program, students are eligible to take the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Program. At this level, students will follow advanced-level courses in Western Medicine, TCM Clinical Sciences, Traditional Chinese Classics, TCM Clinical Training as well as General Studies. This focus reflects the progress from learning clinical theories and skills to critical analysis of TCM Philosophy and conducting TCM research.

The clinical placement courses of the program provide the student with opportunities that transition from conducting supervised patient evaluations, diagnosis, and treatments on patients to independent practice. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to write the Provincial licensing examination. They will also be eligible to apply for membership in the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of BC.... [-]

Canada Burnaby
September 2019
English
Full time
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

The Health Care Assistant program provides the specialized training needed to work as an intermediate or extended caregiver working with elderly or disabled patients. ... [+]

The Health Care Assistant program provides the specialized training needed to work as an intermediate or extended caregiver working with elderly or disabled patients.

The program teaches students the fundamental medical knowledge they will need to succeed in this industry, including medical terminology, physiology, chronic conditions. Students learn to monitor patient health, keep patient records, and create a support network for a special needs patient and his or her family.

Students in this program complete two clinical care supervised practicum placements in order to put their skills into practice. Graduates receive several certificationsin addition to the Health Care Assistant Diploma, including certifications in Assisting with Medications in Assisted Living, Violence Prevention for Provincial Health Workers, FOODSAFE Level 1, CPR “C” and AED, Mental Health First Aid Basic, WHMIS, and more.... [-]

Canada Burnaby Abbotsford Port Coquitlam
September 2019
English
Full time
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

The Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program at Vancouver Career College combines theory-based study and hands-on learning to prepare students to find employment in a ... [+]

The Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program at Vancouver Career College combines theory-based study and hands-on learning to prepare students to find employment in a medical lab setting.

This program covers a wide range of subjects including medical terminology, clinical laboratory practices, anatomy, physiology, laboratory math, biology and chemistry. Students will also gain a broad understanding of laboratory microbiology and hematology. In addition, students will also learn about safety procedures, ethical behavior and legislation related to this profession. Prior to graduation, students must complete a clinical placement in a laboratory setting outside of the campus. Career opportunities for graduates of this program exist in private diagnostic testing, public health, hospitals, quality control, veterinary labs and physician's offices or clinics.... [-]

Canada Surrey
September 2019
English
Full time
51 weeks
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

Work in the heart of the fast-paced health care industry as a Medical Office Assistant with Vancouver Career College's diploma program. Students in the Medical Office Ass ... [+]

Work in the heart of the fast-paced health care industry as a Medical Office Assistant with Vancouver Career College's diploma program. Students in the Medical Office Assistant program will learn all aspects of running a medical office from administrative to technical skills. Students learn the latest medical office best practices such as bookkeeping, computer skills, organizing medical records, transcribing medical information, operating specialized billing software, and preparing and administering basic medical tests.

Other core curriculum focuses on medical terminologies, electronic health records, and clinical procedures. Medical Office Assistants are fully trained to answer basic patient questions about their conditions and medication. Supporting courses will help you develop interpersonal and customer relations skills and focus on career development and the job search. Students will also gain real world experience with a five-week practicum at the end of the program. Upon graduation, you will receive a Medical Office Assistant Diploma, a Standard First Aid Certificate and a CPR “C” Certificate. Graduates are trained to work in the following positions: Admitting Clerk, Emergency Room Admitting Clerk, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Receptionist, Medical Billing Clerk or Medical Office Assistant.... [-]

Canada Vancouver Surrey Abbotsford Kelowna  + 1 More
September 2019
English
Full time
32 weeks
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

Vancouver Career College’s Pharmacy Assistant Technician diploma program will give you the tools you need to enter this highly regarded role. This program trains students ... [+]

Patients depend on their pharmacist to dispense prescriptions and provide vital health information. As a Pharmacy Assistant, you will assist the pharmacist with this important task and become an integral part of the health care industry. Vancouver Career College’s Pharmacy Assistant Technician diploma program will give you the tools you need to enter this highly regarded role. This program trains students to work in both community and hospital pharmacies.

Courses covered include pharmacology, dispensing techniques, pharmacy math, medical terminology and prescription transcription. Students also learn the administrative and clerical responsibilities of a Pharmacy Assistant Technician, such as billing. CPR and First Aid training and certification are also incorporated into the program. The program culminates in a supervised work placement, where you will gain hands-on experience in a pharmacy setting. Following this placement, you will receive job search training and support so you can start your career.... [-]

Canada Surrey
September 2019
English
Full time
31 weeks
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

Vancouver Career College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions. The program i ... [+]

Practical Nurses work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. Vancouver Career College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions. The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse.

The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia. Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices. Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as clinical placements. During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. At the end of the supervised learning, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition them from student to graduate.... [-]

Canada Burnaby Abbotsford
September 2019
English
Full time
52 weeks
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

Get the fundamental skills and knowledge to become a massage therapist in the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College. Study a range of subjects, i ... [+]

Get the fundamental skills and knowledge to become a massage therapist in the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College. Study a range of subjects, including anatomy, physiology, joints, and the nervous system. Learn the fundamental practices of massage and how they can be used to treat medical conditions and injuries and promote wellness.

Apply your skills in the supervised student clinic. This program meets the competencies listed by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CTMBC) Occupational Competency Profile. Graduates will be prepared to write the CMTBC registration examinations, as well.

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Canada Burnaby
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

Launch a career in holistic medicine with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist program at Vancouver Career College. Our TCM Herbalist program is a unique three-year ... [+]

Launch a career in holistic medicine with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist program at Vancouver Career College. Our TCM Herbalist program is a unique three-year program that consists of courses in Chinese herbs, Chinese Massage, Qigong, Taiji, diet therapy and Western Medicine.

TCM Herbalists are experts on the healing properties of plants and herbs and can offeralternative or complementary treatments to conventional medicine. As interest in natural health and human longevity grows in North America, the need for qualified TCM professionals grows as well. Many extended health benefits plans now recognize the legitimacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, making it even more accessible to the public and an even more lucrative career path.... [-]

Canada Burnaby
September 2019
English
Full time
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Vancouver Career College is a unique three-year program that incorporates the standard pillars of the ancient pra ... [+]

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Vancouver Career College is a unique three-year program that incorporates the standard pillars of the ancient practice of TCM with a fundamental approach to Western medicine.

Adopting a truly holistic approach, this program is a condensed version of Practitioner programs offered at TCM universities in China. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to write the Provincial licensing examination and will be eligible to apply for membership in the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of BC. All students of this program will participate in four internships throughout their program, including time spent at the college's on-site TCM clinic.... [-]

Canada Burnaby
September 2019
English
Full time
Campus
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Vancouver Career College

The Veterinary Health Care Assistant program provides the strong foundation of knowledge and skills that students will need in order to provide a variety of clinical and ... [+]

The Veterinary Health Care Assistant program provides the strong foundation of knowledge and skills that students will need in order to provide a variety of clinical and administrative services in a range of animal care facilities. The work of a veterinary assistant spans the duties of animal health technician and veterinary office assistant. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to work effectively with the animal health technologist and/or the veterinary doctor and will acquire certifications in WHMIS 2015, Standard First Aid with CPR, and, DOGSAFE® Canine First Aid.

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Canada Port Coquitlam Chilliwack
September 2019
English
Full time
Campus
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Chilliwack, British Columbia, CA
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Vancouver Career College
Burnaby Campus
5021 Kingsway,

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA
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Vancouver Career College, Vancouver Campus
Suite 200 - 1111 Melville Street,

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
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Vancouver Career College
Surrey Campus
Suite 295, Central City
102 Avenue,

Surrey, Prince Edward Island, 13450 CA
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Vancouver Career College
Abbotsford Campus
2702 Ware Street,

Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA
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Vancouver Career College
Coquitlam Campus
5 - 1180 Pinetree Way,

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, CA