Selkirk College
Quick Facts:
Tuition: $3,500.00  Students: 2,100
301 Frank Beinder Way
Castlegar, BC      V1N 4L3

Selkirk College

Selkirk College, named for the Selkirk mountains that surround the college, was established in 1966 when a vote was culminated to grant a regional college in British Columbia. Its first classes commenced in the temporary buildings of Celgar, the local pulp mill during that time. The official and current site of the College is at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers. Today, it is considered to be the oldest regional college in British Columbia. ... continued below

About Selkirk College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The Kekuli House Residence can accommodated 100 students every academic year, and it consists of fifty sets of two single rooms. There is a common washroom for each set of rooms. Other amenities include: Wheelchair accessible, physically challenged units available, two-burner stove, fridge/freezer and sink in every room, recreation lounge, TV room, private bedroom with private entrance, laundry facilities, games room including pool tables, table tennis and foosball, computer labs, library and full gymnasium are only steps from your door, and cablevision and telephone options.

Student Services and Student Life

Selkirk offers the following services: important dates, academic regulations, exam schedules, timetables, counselling services, student records, official transcripts, extended health plan coverage, and financial aid.

The Selkirk College Student is the voice of the students attending the Nelson and Castlegar campuses of Selkirk College. The union is also the founding member of the Canadian Federation of Students, the national students’ union. Its aim is to make their lives easier and more enjoyable, while at the same time protecting student rights and advocacy movements. Some of their most active services include: Clubs, Discount Cards, Faxing Service, Food Banks, Handbook/Dayplanner, Homes 4 Students, Phone Deals, Postage Stamp Sales, Resource Centre, Scholarships and Bursaries, and Travel CUTS. Students who want to join clubs can also choose from those offered by the student union. Some of them include: SCSU Bocce Club, SCSU Climbing Club, SCSU Compost Club, SCSU Fine Woodworking Year End Show Club, SCSU Forestry Club, SCSU Hockey Club, SCSU Nursing Club, SCSU Ski Club, SCSU Soccer Club, SCSU Transitions to Success Club, and SCSU Water Polo Club.

Academic Programs

Access to Practical Nursing Certificate

Advanced Diploma in International Business

Advanced Medical Transcription Certificate

Associate of Arts Degree (Several Options)

Associate of Arts Degree For Entry to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Associate of Arts Degree in Elementary Education

Associate of Science Degree (Several Options)

Aviation - Professional Pilot Diploma

Business Administration Diploma

Carpentry Entry Level Technical Training (ELTT) Certificate

Classroom and Community Support Worker Certificate

Clay Diploma

Collaborative Nursing Degree Program

Contemporary Music and Technology Diploma

Digital Arts and New Media Diploma

Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate

Electrical Entry Certificate

Electronic Word Processing Certificate

Engineering Transfer Programs

English Language Program

Esthetics Certificate

Fibre Diploma

Fine Woodworking Certificate & Specialized Certificate

Forestry Technology Diploma

General Mechanics Certificate

General University Transfer Studies

Geographic Information Systems Advanced Diploma

Golf Club Operations Online Certificate

Hairdressing Certificate

Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Certificate

Human Services Diploma

Independent Digital Film Advanced Diploma

Integrated Environmental Planning Technology Diploma

Internet Business Technology Program

Jewellery and Small Object Design Diploma

Liberal Arts Diploma in Peace Studies

Liberal Arts Diploma in Writing Studies

Metal Certificate

Millwright/Machinist Certificate

Nursing Unit Clerk Certificate

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Process Operations Certificate

Professional Cook Training Level I, II and III Programs

Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Technology Diploma

Renewable Energy Certificate

Resort and Hotel Management Diploma

Ski Resort Operations and Management Diploma

Social Service Worker Certificate

Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL) Advanced Diploma

Welding Level C (including Welder Fitter), B and A Programs

West Kootenay Teacher Education Program

Off-Campus Living

The student union, together with the Canadian Federation of Students, have joined forces to create a national student housing database. Students who want more information about this service can access Selkirk’s website for a detailed list of available houses for rent, potential roommates, dormitories, and available apartments.

Castlegar Information

Castlegar is a small city in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. It is located within the Selkirk Mountains at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. It is a regional trade and transportation centre, with a local economy fueled by forestry and tourism. It is home to Selkirk College, a regional airport, a pulp mill, and several small sawmills.

Castlegar enters the 21st century as a vibrant, charming and caring community. It is quickly evolving into the regional commercial center for the West Kootenays and is considered a highly desireable place to live. The West Kootenay area is known for its exceptional outdoor recreation activities. Skiing, golf, mountain biking, and a host of recreational activities are available for those for all ages.


Bryant and Stratton College-Albany
Southwestern Adventist University
Princeton Theological Seminary

New York


New Jersey


Luna Community College
Lincoln Technical Institute
Saint Augustines College

Las Vegas
New Mexico


North Carolina