Vancouver Community College - Downtown

250 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Public University | Established 1965

About us

Founded in 1965, Vancouver Community College has earned a strong and well-deserved reputation for its commitment to community, its student-centred approach, its award-winning faculty, and its range of access and applied career programming. The College strives to create new opportunities and offer enriched educational experiences for all of its students, with its fundamental mission being to offer students a first choice for innovative, experiential learning for life. With a majority of academic programs, at all levels, offering practicum and/or work experience, Vancouver Community College constantly strives to achieve this mission.

Located in the heart of the city, Vancouver Community College offers academic, cultural, and social environments that inspire relevant real-world training. Its on-campus facilities - including gourmet restaurants, an auto shop, and the College's newly renovated salon and spa - allow students to hone their skills and training while providing high-quality lower-cost services to the Downtown and East Vancouver communities.  

Vancouver Community College is proud to inspire a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce. With over 15,000 students, including a growing number of Indigenous and International learners, 1100 employees and an annual budget of $105 million, the school is a key player in the post-secondary landscape in British Columbia. Its connections to industry ensures that students have direct access to employers while its model of access and partnerships across the post-secondary sector assist students to reach their goals at any stage of their educational journey. 

Why Vancouver Community College - Downtown 

  • Location: Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a great place to experience the rich culture and lifestyle of the Canadian West coast. It is a go-to spot for many international students. 
  • Small Classes: Students will get personal attention from instructors and will have the opportunity to interact with classmates.
  • Industry Connections: Students will develop job-ready and academic skills that can be applied in the real world. The College has strong partnerships with various businesses and industries.

  • Top-Rated Instructors: Vancouver Community College's instructors are highly qualified experts with real world experience in their fields of expertise. Many have won national awards. 

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Fees

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
College Certificate - Baking and Pastry Arts - Artisan Baking 1 Year CAD 21,394
College Certificate - Baking and Pastry Arts - Pastry 1 Year CAD 21,394
College Certificate - Baking and Pastry Arts - Pastry ESL 1 Year CAD 25,284
College Certificate - Esthetics & Spa Therapy Certificate 1 Year CAD 15,797
College Certificate - Hairstylist 0.1 Year CAD 19,004
College Certificate - Medical Transcriptionist 0.8 Year CAD 14,833
College Diploma - Computer Aided Drafting and Building Information Modelling Technician 2 Year CAD 19,795
College Diploma - Computer Systems Technology 2 Year CAD 16,237
College Diploma - Cosmetology 2 Year CAD 17,401
College Diploma - Culinary Arts 2 Year CAD 19,528
College Diploma - Fashion Design and Production 2 Year CAD 15,805
College Diploma - Graphic Design 2 Year CAD 19,195
College Diploma - Hospitality Management 2 Year CAD 16,050
College Diploma - Jewellery Art and Design 2 Year CAD 19,260
Dual College Certificate - Baking and Pastry Arts - Artisan Baking & Pastry 1 Year CAD 17,120
ILSC - University Pathway English Language Program 1 Year CAD 10,560
Post-Degree Diploma - Business and Project Management 2 Year CAD 17,510
Post-Degree Diploma - Canadian Business Management 2 Year CAD 17,510
College Diploma - Dental Technology Sciences 2 Year CAD 19,449
College Diploma - Early Childhood Care and Education 2 Year CAD 20,330
College Certificate - Administrative Professional 0.8 Year CAD 20,330
Dual Diploma - College Diploma - VR/AR Design & Development & College Diploma - Production (VFS) - Transfer to Vancouver Film School 2 Year CAD 43,682
Post-Degree Diploma - Network Technology Administration and Security 2 Year CAD 18,600
Graduate Certificate - Network Security 0.8 Year CAD 11,400
College Diploma - Accounting 2 Year CAD 17,850
College Diploma - Marketing Technology 2 Year CAD 17,850
Bachelor of Hospitality Management - Hospitality Management 2 Year CAD 17,493
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Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
Certificate Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 84 (Min Reading: 21.0, Min Writing: 21.0, Min Listening: 21.0, Min Speaking: 21.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105
Diploma Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 20.0, Min Writing: 20.0, Min Listening: 20.0, Min Speaking: 20.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105
English Course
Bachelors courses
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 20.0, Min Writing: 20.0, Min Listening: 20.0, Min Speaking: 20.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

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