Secondary Education In British Columbia

A list of public secondary education institutions in British Columbia. The list does not include private schools.

British Columbia Institute of Technology


3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3H2
Tel: 604 434-5734
Fax: 604 434-6243
Toll-free within B.C.: 1 800 667-0676 (1–4 p.m.)

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The British Columbia Institute of Technology builds pathways for career success in the global marketplace. With campuses in Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond and Vancouver, BCIT delivers full-time and part-time courses of study leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees in technologies, trades, business and health sciences. BCIT also conducts applied research, technology transfer activities, and corporate and industry training and upgrading.

Justice Institute of British Columbia


715 McBride Blvd.
New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5T4
Tel: 604 525-5422
Fax: 604 528-5518

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The Justice Institute of B.C.’s mandate encompasses education and training in the areas of criminal and social justice, public safety and social services, making British Columbia’s communities safer places to live. The Justice Institute’s programs and services help develop operational skills needed by police officers, firefighters, correctional and probation officers, deputy sheriffs and paramedics. Other programs include conflict resolution, volunteer search and rescue, emergency management, victim services and counselling and professional driver training. Its main campus is in New Westminster, 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, with other campuses in Maple Ridge and Victoria. The Justice Institute’s educational programs and services are delivered to government agencies, community organizations, private corporations and the public.

Camosun College


3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, B.C. V8P 5J2
Tel: 250 370-3000
Fax: 250 370-3660

Camosun College serves Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, with two campuses in Greater Victoria to meet the post-secondary educational needs of more than 8,600 full-time students each year. Students have a choice of more than 100 diploma, certificate, associate degree and bachelor degree programs, and more than 400 university transfer courses in arts and science, business, health and human services, and trades and technologies. There are also more than 10,500 registrants in Camosun’s non-credit continuing education programs.

College of New Caledonia


3330 – 22nd Ave.
Prince George, B.C.  V2N 1P8
Tel: 250 562-2131
Toll-free.: 1 800 371-8111

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The College of New Caledonia serves student in B.C.’s central Interior with seven campuses: a main campus in Prince George and six regional campuses in Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Mackenzie, Quesnel and Vanderhoof, plus one learning centre in Valemount. The College of New Caledonia offers university credit, developmental, technical, vocational and industry training programs including business, health science, applied sciences, social services, tourism, and trades and apprenticeship programs.  It also develops and delivers courses and programs to meet the training needs of Aboriginal communities and business and industry across its region.

College of the Rockies


2700 College Way
Box 8500
Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 5L7
Tel: 250 489-2751
Fax: 250 489-8253
Toll-free: 1 877 489-2687

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The College of the Rockies, in the southeast corner of British Columbia, has a main campus in Cranbrook and five regional campuses in Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Golden and Kimberley. Programs and courses include training in lifestyle and sport management, recreation and hospitality management, ecotourism leadership, adventure tourism business management, and mountain adventure skills training. The college also offers a range of regular program options including criminal justice, information technology, tourism and hospitality programs, office administration and technology, business administration, pre-medical studies, first and second-year university studies, child, youth and family studies, teacher training, health and trades programs, as well as programs and services for adults returning to school.

Douglas College


Box 2503
New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5B2
Tel: 604 527-5400
Fax: 604 527-5095

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Douglas is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia, offering applied bachelor’s degrees, university transfer, career, and post-degree programs to over 20,000 students every year. Centrally located in Metro Vancouver, Douglas has major campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam, as well as a Training Centre in Surrey. Currently, the college offers 10 bachelor’s degrees, 24 associate’s degrees, dozens of career programs, 10 post-degree diploma programs and hundreds of credit courses that transfer to major Canadian universities.

Langara College


100 West 49th Ave.
Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 2Z6
Tel: 604 323-5511
Fax: 604 323-5555

Langara College provides certificate, diploma, associate degree and applied bachelor degree programs as well as first-year and second-year university transfer courses.  Langara also offers continuing studies courses and programs. Curricula are based on an integrated and cross-disciplinary approach. Langara’s Vancouver facilities include two main instructional buildings that house lecture theatres, multi-use classrooms, study and seminar rooms, science laboratories, technical-vocational workrooms, athletic facilities and studios for cultural and performing arts.

North Island College


2300 Ryan Rd.
Courtenay, B.C. V9N 8N6
Tel: 250 334-5000
Fax: 250 334-5018

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North Island College serves the northern two-thirds of Vancouver Island and the mainland coast from Desolation Sound to Swindle Island. The college has campuses in Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Hardy and Port Alberni, plus centres in other communities throughout the college region. North Island College offers both classroom instruction and distance learning in academic, developmental, trades, technology, vocational and continuing education programs.

Northern Lights College


11401 Eighth St.
Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4G2
Tel: 250 782-5251
Fax: 250 782-6069

Norther Lights College

Northern Lights College serves northern B.C. from the Alaskan Panhandle to the Alberta border through its seven campuses: Dawson Creek (administrative centre), Atlin, Chetwynd, Dease Lake, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, and Tumbler Ridge. The college offers developmental, career technical, vocational and industry training programs including business, education, health, oil and gas, resource management, tourism and social services, as well as, trades and apprenticeship programs.  Northern Lights works with regional industry, business, Aboriginal communities and government to develop and offer programs that prepare students for work across the region.

Northwest Community College


5331 McConnell Ave.
Terrace, B.C. V8G 4X2
Tel: 250 635-6511
Fax: 250 638-5432

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Northwest Community College has 10 campuses to serve B.C.’s Northwest: Terrace (administrative centre), Hazelton, Houston, Kitimat, Masset, Prince Rupert, Queen Charlotte City, Skidegate, Smithers and the Nass Valley, the latter through an arrangement with Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a, a private Aboriginal institution. The college’s region encompasses the territories of eight different First Nations, and almost 40 per cent of its students are Aboriginal. A First Nations Council provides consultation with First Nations communities and advice in developing culturally relevant programs. Northwest Community College offers university credit, developmental, career technical, vocational and industry training programs, including business, health, human, marine training and natural resources as well as trades and apprenticeship programs.  The college also provides specific programs for First Nations and for the mining industry.

Okanagan College


1000 KLO Rd.
Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 4X8
Tel: 250 762-5445

Okanagan College offers academic, developmental, trades, technology vocational programs and continuing education. The college has campuses in Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Vernon and Penticton, and educational centres throughout the region. Okanagan College collaborates with the University of British Columbia – Okanagan to expand its presence in area communities, creating more choice in advanced education.

Selkirk College


Box 1200
301 Frank Beinder Way
Castlegar, B.C. V1N 3J1
Tel: 250 365-7292
Fax: 250 365-6568

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Selkirk College, which serves the West Kootenay/Boundary Region, has campuses in Castlegar, Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks, as well as adult learning centres in Kaslo and Nakusp. Selkirk offers adult upgrading, university transfer associate degrees in arts and sciences, and over 30 certificate and diploma programs in business and aviation, digital media, music, information technology, health and human services, hospitality and tourism, industry and trades training and renewable resources.

Vancouver Community College


Vancouver Community College
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5
Tel: 604 871-7000
Fax: 604 871-7100

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Vancouver Community College serves more than 26,000 students a year at its Broadway and downtown campuses, with programming ranging from basic literacy through certificates and diplomas to applied bachelor’s degrees. The college offers full and part-time upgrading and career programs in health sciences, hospitality, business, English as a second language, adult basic education, career access, music, transportation trades and technology.