Free eyeglasses for volunteers
The VCC Continuing Studies Optician Program needs eyeglass volunteers. If you need a new trendy pair of eyeglasses for free(or would like to top up your collection), please sign up before January 16 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Retail value tor the new frames (with lenses) that we have in the lab start at $300. Excellent value for donating about four hours of time!
Launching the Fashion for Film Micro-Credential
Introducing Continuing Studies’ newest micro-credential, Fashion for Film. Over the course of four months students will learn through theory and practice what it is like to work in the film industry's costume department.
Craft Brewing and Packaging: a new partnership between VCC and North Island College starting January 2024!
Prepare for a career in the craft brewing and packaging industry or start your own craft brewery!
VCC at the Sparks Animation Career Fair
Continuing Studies and Experience VCC
Experience VCC let's students explore the 140+ programs at VCC, including the microcredentials, certificates and diplomas in Continuing Studies.
A Video Introduction to Medical Device Reprocessing at VCC
Learn what to expect when taking the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate (MDRT) at Vancouver Community College.
A Video Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education
TechConnect: Grad and Industry showcase
The inaugural Networking Technology Administration and Security (NTAS) TechConnect Grad & Industry Showcase kicked off to a great start on Aug. 31, connecting industry giants with motivated graduates.
VCC's refreshed Event Management Short Certificate
Get the skills you need to create flawless events in VCC’s freshly launched Event Management Short Certificate.
Free Tuition for the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training
If you are considering applying for the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training this fall, you may qualify for free tuition!
Project Management for Video Games: the newest Award of Achievement at VCC – eligible for the Future Skills Grant.
Do you love video games, board games, puzzles or storytelling? Are you a natural organizer or problem-solver? If you have been curious about a career in video games, VCC’s Project Management for Video Games could be your way into a rewarding career.
Short or Long, the New Building Management Program Offers Foundational Learning
Building Management at VCC has been renovated. Students can graduate with either a Certificate or a Short Certificate. Both will help students demonstrate their knowledge to employers on topics such as the making of green buildings and how to interact with tenets and contractors.
Insights into the World of Production for Animation and VFX
Sandi Gisbert (SG) is the Director of Production at Wind Sun Sky and Shawn Smolensky (SS) is an Associate Producer; together they share insights into the industry as teachers of VCC’s Production for Animation and VFX micro credential.
Spring Awards Ceremony Celebrates CS Students
On May 26, VCC hosted the twice-yearly Awards Ceremony. Continuing Studies offered scholarships and awards to some outstanding students.
Introducing the new Counselling Skills Program Coordinator, Jennifer Westoby.
Jennifer Westoby is the new Program Coordinator who will be leading the Counselling Skills program. She is an experienced social worker who has spent over 25 years nurturing the well–being of children, youth, parents, and professionals. We are so happy to have her join the Continuing Studies team!
VCC participates in announcement to support a StrongerBC
The announcement also marks the launch of the new future skills grant, an initiative from the Province aimed at helping British Columbians quickly get the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of today and the future. The grant waives tuition and program fees for short-term training and provides up to $3,500 per learner.
CS receives funding for three micro-credential development projects
We are excited to share that the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills has awarded VCC Continuing Studies support for the rapid development of three micro-credential projects. Two of the projects build on the 2022 collaboration with DigiBC and the other explores meaningful connections for fashion students to the film industry.
Half price tuition for VCC’s Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma!
With the support of the Ministry of Advanced Education, domestic students can pay half the amount of tuition in this one-time opportunity to complete VCC's Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma (ECCE Post-Basic Infant Toddler/Special Needs) program.
A Showcase of Talent from VCC Fashion
From VCC Fashion Grad to Program Instructor
One of the unique features of VCC Fashion is that graduates of the program often return as instructors. Here we meet three alumni turned instructors.
Introducing the new Applied Leadership and Business Management program
VCC's new Applied Leadership and Business Management certificate helps students develop a wide range of leadership skills including decision making, hiring, accounting, marketing, and client relations.
Meet Tannis Sorge VCC’s Advanced Nursing Foot Care Instructor
For over 10 years, Tannis has been teaching Advanced Nursing Foot Care at VCC. Her passion and support continually impact the students in her classroom and her community of clients.
Pat Short on Her Journey to a Career in Accessibility
Pat Short had the unique opportunity to develop the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training course from the beginning and now she teaches it at VCC.
From Legal Office Skills Certificate to Paralegal, Derek Hall is on the path to achieving his career dreams
Derek Hall is a student in the Office Administration: Legal Office Skills Certificate. His dream of becoming a paralegal is becoming a reality through the knowledge he is gaining in the Office Administration program.
Shop products from VCC Fashion at Made in the 604
On Saturday December 18 and Sunday December 19 from 12-6pm, VCC Fashion will have a booth at Made in the 604 at the Pipe Shop (115 Victory Ship Way) in North Vancouver.
Continuing Studies wins VCC Employee Excellence Award for Innovation!
Continuing Studies is proud to win the Innovation Award that created the Award of Achievement in Production for Animation and VFX.
Get Ready to Play in the Foundations of Business
The first course of its kind at VCC, Foundations of Business is a gamified business simulation.
VCC and the CAMDR conference
VCC's Medical Device Reprocessing Technician program was showcased at the Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing conference.
Q&A with Gladue Report Writing Alumni, Mandy Leigh Heit
Mandy Leigh Heit, as a graduate of VCC’s Gladue Report Writing Certificate, is playing a role in reconciliation. Through the program, she learned the legal standards for addressing an Indigenous offender’s personal and cultural history in advance of sentencing. Here she shares her experience with the program and this transformational work.
From VCC student to VCC employee, meet Wilbert Salvador IT professional
Wilbert Salvador completed his training in the Networking Technology Certificate at VCC and then gained the title of Service Desk Technician at the college. Now he shares some of his insights about studying and working at VCC.
CNSK 1401 Basic Counselling Skills is more than a prerequisite
Basic Counselling Skills is a prerequisite for the Counselling Skills Foundational Certificate, but it is more than that. It offers essential learning for anybody that wants to be a good communicator with basic empathy and active listening skills. An instructor, an alumni, and a student share their experiences in the classroom learning about interpersonal communication.
All about Rhino 3D for jewellery making
Introduction to Rhino 3D is a new jewellery course that helps designers develop their design and computer skills through the use of a free form surfacing tool set. Meet Anna Loginova, the instructor for this industry standard software.
VCC offers new Award of Achievement in Production for Animation and VFX
The hotter Vancouver’s VFX and animation industry gets, the more of these production roles will need to be filled, which is why Vancouver Community College (VCC) is excited to launch a new Award of Achievement in Production for Animation and VFX in September 2022.
Meet Vanessa Sheena, an Indigenous Student Who Keeps on Learning
20 years ago, Vanessa Sheena started her journey of learning at VCC. Today her resume is full of accomplishments including the completion of the Learning Education Resource Network - UGotClass Bookkeeping Certificate offered in partnership with VCC.
A Network Technology, Admin and Security Info Session
Learn about Network Technology, Admin and Security with VCC instructor and industry professional, Anthony Green.
Q&A with ecommerce curriculum developer Maria Chugunova
Businesses owners looking to elevate their online presence can now access a suite of new Vancouver Community College (VCC) Continuing Studies courses specializing in ecommerce. Courses like Developing Ecommerce (ECOM 1001), HTML Fundamentals (LERN 1050), and SEO and Google Analytics (CMPT 1420) are designed to suit busy schedules while offering the latest tools and skills to upgrade online businesses.
Q&A with ECCE alumni, Ana Cukic
Ana Cukic, shares insights into the job of an Early Childhood Care Educator.
Q&A with Kevin Scott: MDRT Instructor and Industry Member
Kevin Scott has been a theory and practicum instructor for the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (MDRT) Certificate program at VCC for 17 years. Here he shares what keeps him in the classroom and lab.
Strengthen Your Cyber Defenses!
Safeguarding confidential information and belongings and allowing only those whom we trust access to these, are outcomes of the Network Security and IT Operations programs. Here are some tips to get you started on the journey towards cybersecurity.
Fashion Partners for Success with CHIWARA Sportswear
A practicum placement impacts the students and the businesses they support. Here, Fashion Design & Production student, Jaya Grewal shares her experience at CHIWARA sportswear.
BC Paralegal Association supports VCC students with a Scholarship
The BC Paralegal Association (BCPA) has supported students in VCC’s Paralegal program for 11 years. Here BCPA President Elizabeth Kollias explains the importance of the scholarship and school/association connection.
Q&A with Uli Egger, a graduate of VCC’s Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training
Uli Egger is a graduate of VCC’s Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training. Here he shares his journey to becoming an RHFAC Accessibility Certification Specialist and Adjudicator for the RHFAC program.
Four awesome walks from VCC’s Downtown campus
It’s time for a study break. What better way to refresh your focus than taking a walk around Vancouver’s gorgeous and historic Downtown area? Claire Sauvé, our Associate Director of Continuing Studies, shares some of the most interesting walks near Vancouver Community College’s Downtown campus.
New VCC research aims to bridge social divides in a polarizing world
VCC Continuing Studies program coordinator Andrea Korens is working as a co-investigator in new, federally funded research into building capacity for respectful dialogue in B.C. communities.
Q&A with VCC Facility Management instructor John Ringness
Meet John Ringness, a Vancouver Community College instructor and solutions leader who has been practicing facility management ever since he joined the workforce.
How VCC Fashion is working to address textile waste
Meet three women who are helping Vancouver Community College (VCC) Fashion programs recycle textile scraps.
Q&A with VCC Counselling Skills instructor Sarah Stirling
I have been facilitating VCC’s Counselling Skills practicum seminars since 2012. My purpose is to assist students in assimilating their learned theory into practical experience.
Highlights from VCC’s Early Childhood Care and Education lab
VCC’s ECCE lab is one of the most creative spaces on campus.
Q&A with Business and Technical Writing Instructor Sean Poole
I teach several of the courses in the Business and Technical Writing certificate program. For me, the joy of teaching is sharing your knowledge until it isn’t yours anymore.
Q&A with VCC Wedding and Event Management grad Buket Donnelly
Since elementary school, I always volunteered and liked organizing events, so with my husband’s support and encouragement, I applied to VCC’s Wedding and Event Management program.
Q&A with VCC records management instructor Donna Sedlar
Donna Sedlar started teaching office administration courses at Vancouver Community College (VCC) in 2018, but her connection to the college started decades before.
Scholarships, bursaries, and awards support VCC Continuing Studies students
Twice a year, VCC Continuing Studies students have an opportunity to access funds that can help make tuition payments easier.
Q&A with jewellery designer and entrepreneur Mariana Carneiro
Mariana Carneiro took Jewellery Techniques 1 and launched her brand
From costumes to couture: How VCC Fashion cultures creativity
VCC fashion talks Halloween costumes
Q&A with VCC Paralegal instructor MaryAnn Reinhardt
MaryAnn ReinHardt has been teaching torts, personal injury practice, and litigation courses at Vancouver Community College (VCC) since 2019. Learn more about her love of teaching and industry experience.
Moving forward with a cleaner and healthier outlook
The Building Service Worker course at VCC has revised and upgraded its curriculum to reflect how Covid-19 has changed cleaning standards.
VCC is currently accepting Duolingo
Learn how to use the online English test as an option to meet program requirements.
Shape your path with new courses
From pursuing new career options to generating revenue streams, our new course and program offerings provide the boost to equip you for future success.
Five reasons an IT career may be in your future
Stake your claim in the digital economy with VCC’s Information Technology programs
Q&A with VCC health care instructor Signy Novak
Instructor Signy Novak has been teaching for 12 years and still loves every moment of it. Her latest course is focuses on professional development in the constantly evolving area of medication management.
New Course: Mindful Meditation and Stress Reduction
The power of meditation teaches us how to respond to stress and emotions in healthy ways. Now VCC is excited to launch the new course, Mindful Meditation and Stress Reduction (HLTH 1406), with instructor Shaleen Kumar.