Camosun College
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Tuition: $3,500.00  Students: 9,793
3100 Foul Bay Road
Victoria, BC      V8P 5J2

Camosun College

Camosun College is located in Victoria, British Columbia. It was established in 1971 and adopted the name “Camosun,” which is a local Lekwungan (Songhees) First Nation name that means “where different waters meet and are transformed.” Today, its two campuses serve around 13,000 students registered in degrees, certificate programs, and diplomas. It has over 700 International students in the campus, over 500 Aboriginal students from 50 Nation, and an estimated 7,000 registrants in continuing education courses. ... continued below

About Camosun College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The college is home to the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, a 117,570 square foot centre that accommodates 20,000 students. It has two campuses: Landsowne and Interurban. Lansdowne is situated on Foul Bay Roads and Landsowne, with a majestic view of the Olympic mountains and Victoria. It facilities include the Alan Batey Library, which opened in 1991. The Dental Health Education Centre is opposite the Library, with its newest facility on campus is Wilna Thomas Building adjoining Cultural Centre. The Isabel Dawson building includes the services for students, such as Information and Registration, Career Resource Centre, Counselling, Disability Support Services, Academic Advising, and Financial Aid. The Fisher building has the bookstore and cafeteria; Paul Building and Richmond House provide additional space for classrooms; Dunlop House is a good setting for the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program that is being operated by the students. Interurban campus is located in Saanich, with a rural country-style setting atmosphere. It is only a 15-minute drive from downtown, and conveniently close to Interurban Road.

The Campus Centre is the point of entry for people who are looking for information about the the college’s programs and services. Also included here are the Fitness Centre, Library, Bookstore, Student And Alumni And Employment Services, Counselling, Academic Advising, and the Career Resource Centre. At the heart of the campus is the Helmut Huber Cook Training Centre, where the campus community gets reasonably-priced lunch and breakfast. The northern side includes the Jack White and John Drysdale buildings, Technology Centre, and the Centre for Business and Access. Behind the campus sits the new Vancouver Island Technology Park, which provides an easy access for the students and faculty of Camosun to enter into partnerships with the research projects and local industry. Another facility that was recently completed in September 2008 is the Pacific Sport Institute, a centre for academic and athletic excellence. It is a unique partnership between Camosun College and Pacific Sport Victoria.

Student Services and Student Life

The campus offers the following services: Writing Centre, Work and housing, Women’s Centres, Wireless networking, Village 900 radio, U-Pass Student Bus Pass, Student ID/Library Cards, Student Employment Services, Student Clubs, Photocopying & Printshop, Personal support, Nexus Student Newspaper, Medical Coverage & Accident Insurance, Math Lab/Help Centres, Library, Learning Skills, First Nations Student Association, Financial Aid & Awards, English Help Centre, Education Funding Tips, Distance & Distributed Education, Disability Resource Centre, Dental Clinic, Counselling (Career, Educational, Personal & Cultural), Co-op Education, Computer Labs, Camosun College Student Society, Camlink: Registration, Class & Personal Info, Cafeterias & Restaurants, Bookstore, AudioVisual Services and Equipment, Athletics & Recreation, Academic Advising, and Aboriginal Services (Education, Financial & Cultural)

Camosun is represented by the Chargers, and they have made a name in the fields of Men and Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, and Golf. It has fitness facilities, sports clubs, and recreational activities which include: Yoga, Pilates, Boot Camp, Kung Fu, Weights, and Hip Hop.

Academic Programs

Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology Diploma

Applied Communication Diploma

Associate of Arts Degree (Several Options)

Associate of Science Degree (Several Options)

Automotive Mechanical Repair Foundation Certificate

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Better Employment Strategies & Techniques Program

Business Access Certificate

Business Administration (Chinook Option) Diploma

Business Administration Diploma

Business Management Certificate

Carpentry Foundation Certificate

Certified Dental Assistant Certificate

Civil Engineering Bridging Program

Civil Engineering Technology Access Certificate

Civil Engineering Technology Diploma

Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Community Mental Health Worker Certificate

Community Support and Education Assistant Certificate

Community, Family and Child Studies Diploma

Computer Engineering Bridging Program

Computer Engineering Technology Diploma

Computer Systems Technician Certificate

Computer Systems Technology Access Certificate

Computer Systems Technology Diploma

Criminal Justice Programs (Diploma and Associate Degree)

Culinary Arts Foundation Certificate

Dental Hygiene Diploma

Dental Office Receptionist Certificate

Dispute Resolution at Work Certificate

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate/Diploma

Electrical Engineering Bridge Program

Electrical Foundation Certificate

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Access Program

Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma

Engineering Graphics Technician Certificate

English Language Development Program

Environmental Technology Diploma

Exercise and Wellness Diploma

Fine Furniture Certificate

First Nations Civil Engineering Technology Access Certificate

First Nations Community Studies Program

First Nations Family Support Worker Certificate

First Nations Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Certificate

Golf Management Diploma

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Foundation Certificates

Home Support/Resident Care Attendant - ESL Certificate

Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Certificate

Horticulture Technician Certificate

Hotel & Restaurant Management Diploma

Human Resource Management Advanced Diploma

Interprofessional Mental Health and Addictions Post-Degree Diploma

Jazz Studies Diploma

Legal Office Assistant Certificate

Local Government Administration Certificate

Managing for Government Advanced Diploma

Manufacturing Technician Certificate

Mechanical Engineering Bridge Program

Mechanical Engineering Technology Access Certificate

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Mining Engineering Bridging Program

Music Diploma

Music Foundations Certificate

Network and Electronics Technician Certificate

Nursing Access for Practical Nurses Program

Office Administration Certificate

Office Management Diploma

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Plumbing and Pipe Trades Foundation Certificate

Practical Nursing Access for Resident Care Attendants Program

Practical Nursing Certificate

Professional Accounting Certificate

Professional Golf Operations Advanced Diploma

Provincial Revenue Administration Certificate

Public Administration Diploma

Science Foundations Program

Sheet Metal/Aircraft Structural Technician Foundation Certificate

Software Engineering Bridge Program

Sport Management Diploma

Tourism Certificate

Travel Counselling Certificate

University Transfer Studies

Visual Arts Diploma

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Camosun offers students government loans & grants, which include funding sources for full-time and part-time students, bursaries, scholarships & awards; and education financing & work tips.

Victoria Information

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a global tourism destination seeing more than 3.65 million visitors a year. Victoria is well-known for its disproportionately large retiree population. The city's chief industries are tourism, education, federal and provincial government administration and services.

The wild beauty of the Pacific coast and the adventure of the great outdoors are within the city limits and ocean and mountain vistas will follow you wherever you go. Victoria is home to people of many different origins, cultural traditions, languages and religions and it welcomes them all. Cultural associations representing various ethnicities celebrate their heritage and introduce their customs to Victoria. Through events, festivals and holidays, Victoria and Vancouver Island experience a taste of the world right in their own backyard.

Victoria has a temperate climate. Daily temperatures rise above 30°C on an average of one or two days per year and fall below -5°C on an average of only 2 nights per year. During the winter, the average daily high and low temperatures are 8.2°C and 3.6°C. The summer months are equally mild, with an average high temperature of 19.6°C and low of 11.3°C.


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