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VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION


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easy Access to student success scanada s Canada is the second largest country on earth. This wealthy and beautiful land is also one of the safest countries in the world. From coast to coast, Canada has worldly cities, breathtaking landscapes, spectacular mountains, rivers and more! British Columbia is set between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is the most western province. With its economic stability and beautiful nature, B.C. attracts visitors, international students and immigrants from all over the world.

svancouver s Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada. When you choose to study in Vancouver, you can expect to have priceless experiences. This exciting city sits beside the beautiful Pacific Ocean and just minutes away from stunning mountains. Vancouver has clean water, excellent health care, friendly people, a safe environment and mild temperatures. Vancouver was home to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The city offers exciting sports and outdoor activities, arts and culture, entertainment, nightlife, outstanding restaurants and world-class shopping. Vancouver has something for everyone!

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VCC Facts

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FIRST-YEAR UNIVERSity

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Vancouver Community College (VCC) understands what ‘real’ education means to you. Every student has a goal. Let us help you to find which pathway will lead to your success.

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Pathway to University s VCC offers first-year university credit courses in the Arts and Sciences. These credits can be transferred to many other universities. Our students have been admitted the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, The University of Victoria, Thompson River University, Columbia University (USA) and California University (USA).

For more than 45 years, VCC has played a key role in helping industry meet its needs for highly skilled employees. Our graduate placement rates are among the highest in the province.

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Pathway to Canadian Credentials and Employment s VCC has the career program that is right for you. VCC has played a key role in helping industry meet today’s need for highly skilled employees. Our graduates have a high rate of success at finding jobs, one of the highest in BC. International students in full-time career programs of 8 months or longer are eligible for the following work permits:

OFF-CAMPUS WORK PERMIT (OCWP) International students will be eligible to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week during their studies, and full-time during program breaks after the first 6 months of full-time study in VCC certificate, diploma, degree or post-graduate program.

POST-GRADUATE WORK PERMIT (PGWP) International students will be eligible to apply for PGWP after completing a full-time certificate, diploma, post-graduate diploma or degree program of 8 months or longer.

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For details, see Canadian Citizenship & Immigration website. Visit cic.gc.ca.

Data extracted from a 5-year average (2007-2011) B.C. Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Student Outcomes, a survey conducted annually in coordination with the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. *of those currently employed

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vancouver community college

SERVICES for students

a real, practical education in urban vancouver

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT AND services

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Vancouver Community College is located in the heart of the city of Vancouver and is the first and largest government accredited public post-secondary college in B.C.

At VCC, we provide international students with support, including assistance with educational planning, study permit extensions, medical insurance, and applications for work permits. Visit vcc.ca/international.

VCC offers award-winning career programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) and first-year university programs, all taught by highly-qualified faculty and instructors. We educate nearly 25,000 students every year. VCC will take your career to the next level or give you the skills you need to work in the field of your dreams.

sLEARNING CENTRES s At its heart, the VCC Learning Centre is staffed with experienced tutors. Free to all enrolled VCC students, the learning centre is committed to supporting students in becoming strong, independent learners. From homework help to mastering study skills, you’ll work with our specialists to develop techniques that lead to academic success. Visit vcc.ca/tutoring.

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Professional, free and confidential counseling is available to help you set goals, manage your workload, make decisions, deal with stress, anxiety, and personal matters. Drop by our office at either the Broadway or Downtown campus, or to book an appointment, visit vcc.ca/counselling.

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sbroadway campus s 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5, Canada

sVCC BAKERY* s The bakery named Seiffer Market sells a variety of breads, decorative cakes, pastries, Viennese-style strudel, scones, and other baked goods. These products are freshly made by our students. It is not surprising to see a long lineup in this shop! *These on-campus services are located in Downtown campus

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our programs. YOUR future. For more than 45 years, Vancouver Community College has been helping students gain the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the world. Always check vcc.ca for the most up-to-date program information.

business Program

Start

Length

Credential

Campus

January, May, August

8 months

Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

February, September

5 months

Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

January, September

2 years

Post-graduate Diploma

Downtown

Full-time

January, September

2 years

Post-graduate Diploma

Downtown

Full-time

Start

Length

Credential

Campus

September

9 months

Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

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7 months

Diploma or certificate

Downtown

Full-time

September

2 years

Diploma or certificate

Downtown

Full-time

January

12 months

Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

September

2 years

Diploma

Downtown

Full-time

January

2 years

Diploma

Downtown

Full-time

administrative assistant Run the office like a pro. Gain secretarial skills and learn to use the latest technology to work as an administrative assistant in any industry.

Legal Administrative Assistant Adapt your administrative assistant skills to work in the legal field. Learn how to perform administrative duties, including transcription, for various areas of law.

global business Management and leadership Gain the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to manage the human, physical and financial resources of global business.

global business project management Gain comprehensive knowledge in project management that applies to both domestic and international organization.

design Program

Digital Graphic Design Transform your creativity into a career. Train in both print and web media for a career in this in-demand field.

Esthetics Help others look fabulous. Prepare to work in the field of esthetics, one of the fastest growing industries in North America.

Fashion Arts Get your stuff on the runway. Create designs in a dynamic and supportive environment that combines creativity with technical skills. Graduates work at top design houses across the globe.

Hair Design esl Great-looking hair is essential; you know it, so make a career of it. This program will teach you all the essentials to work in the hair design industry.

Jewellery Art & Design A jewel of a program for those who want to become professional jewellery designers. This program has trained a dynamic and entrepreneurial community of successful studio artists.

cosmetology Students who complete both the full-time Hair Design program and full-time Esthetics program are eligible to receive a Diploma in Cosmetology.

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instructor training

health Program

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Credential

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Campus

September

10 months

Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

September

2 years

Diploma

Downtown

Full-time

September 2012

2 years

Diploma

Downtown

Full-time

September 2013

2 years

Diploma

Downtown

Full-time

Denturist This program teaches how to provide complete and partial dentures, overdentures and dentures over implants directly to the public.

January 2013

10 months

Certificate

Broadway

Full-time

Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant Become part of an interdisciplinary team, implementing treatments that promote, a client’s level of functioning.

September

2 years

Diploma

Broadway

Full-time

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Credential

Campus

February, September

5 months

Certificate

Downtown

Teach English to speakers of other languages – VCC is the largest teacher-training program of its kind in Western Canada.

Broadway, offsite, online

Full-time

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1 month

Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

January, September 10 months Continuous intake 1 month

Diploma Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

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Length

Credential

Campus

September

2 years

Diploma

Arts Umbrella

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2 years 2 years

Diploma or Broadway Bachelor’s degree

Start

Length

Credential

Campus

September

10 months

Certificate

Broadway

music and dance Dance Dance...professionally. In partnership with Arts Umbrella, this program demonstrates the highest standard of professional dance technique and training in a variety of styles, including ballet, modern, and jazz.

Program

Full-time

March 2013

13 months

Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

September

11 months

Certificate

Downtown

Full-time

technology and auto trades Program

January, September

2 years 2 years

Diploma or Downtown Bachelor’s degree* *start September only

Full-time

ASL and Deaf Studies Become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). As well as further developing your ASL skills, learn about Deaf culture, develop public speaking skills, and explore career opportunities.

Hospitality Management Become a part of B.C.’s No.1 industry. VCC provides the academic training for success in the hospitality industry.

Diploma

Full-time

Culinary Arts Get your career cooking. VCC has trained many top chefs, and our faculty is recognized internationally. Earn apprenticeship qualifications.

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sign language studies

Baking and Pastry Arts – artisan baking specialty (for international students) Language skills needn’t be a barrier to becoming a professional baker. ESL instruction is part of the training. Earn apprenticeship qualifications.

Teach English to young learners aged six to 16. This program qualifies you to teach children in countries outside Canada or to tutor in Canada.

Start your music career on the right note. Perfect for aspiring professional musicians who may want to pursue performance or who are still considering their musical options.

asian culinary arts Put some sizzle into your life. Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Singaporean, Vietnamese, Korean and fusion cuisine are explored.

Continuous intake

Music

hospitality Program

Instructors learn to develop teaching skills such as program planning and design, and use of instructional media.

Program

Health Care Assistant – ESL Help patients stay healthy in their own homes. Develop the skills and knowledge – including English – to become a home care assistant.

Campus

TESOL

Dental Technology This program teaches the skills required to construct and provide crowns, bridges, dentures, partial dentures and other dental appliances.

Credential

TEFL Young Learners Certificate

Dental Hygiene Train to become a registered dental hygienist, with VCC’s renowned program.

Length

Provincial Instructor Diploma

Dental Assisting – Certified Acquire the specialized knowledge and skills to function as a dental health team member.

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Full-time

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Credential

Full-time

Campus

Drafting Technician – architectural, architectural/structural, steel detailing Become a drafting technician and receive a certificate. Or, to receive your diploma, choose from two of the following specialties: > ARCHITECTURAL SPECIALTY > ARCHITECTURAL/STRUCTURAL SPECIALTY > STEEL DETAILING SPECIALTY

September

10 months

Certificate Diploma (with two specialties)

Downtown

Full-time

September

2 years

Diploma

Broadway

Full-time

Automotive Service Technician Jump start your career. Train to become an automotive service technician in VCC’s shop setting with real customers. Graduates are in demand.

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esl at VCC Study at the right level of English for you! Our English Assessment ensures you are placed in the right learning level that is both comfortable and challenging. Then continue to successfully progress through all the levels. ALL STUDENTS REQUIRED AN ENGLISH ASSESSMENT TEST. To find out more visit vcc.ca/assessments.

english as a second language Program

Start

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Campus

January, April, September, July - August

3 months

VCC transcript

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Full-time or Part-time

January, April, September

3.5 months

VCC transcript

Broadway

Full-time or Part-time

ESL at VCC Learn English when and where it’s convenient for you. VCC is Vancouver’s leading ESL instruction institution from lower to advanced levels.

2 months

English 059, 098, 099 Bring your English up to the college and university level. VCC offers credit and non-credit courses to students who are preparing for, or are already taking part in, post-secondary studies. Courses are offered at various times for flexibility.

admissions REQUIREMENTS: > Applicants should be 18 years of age or older, or a graduate of a secondary school > An appropriate minimum score on VCC’s English Assessment Test or > For English 059, direct entry with IELTS Academic module 5.0 (with Reading and Writing band scores of at least 5.0) > For English 098, direct entry with IELTS Academic Module 5.5 (with no band less than 5.0) > For English 099, no direct entry. You must take English 098 first.

ESL levels at vcc Your progress to academic success

VCC level Program length English 099*

3.5 months

English 098

3.5 months

English 059

3.5 months

Upper Advanced

3 months

Lower Advanced

3 months

Upper Intermediate

3 months

Lower Intermediate

3 months

Pre-Intermediate

3 months

Upper Beginner

3 months

Lower Beginner

3 months

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application proceSS

first-year university Program

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Credential

Campus

your future. now. achieve your goals with these 4 steps.

arts, humanities, math and sciences Come to VCC, brush up your English skills, and prepare for Canada’s world-class universities with VCC’s small class sizes and support from instructors and friendly community.

January, May, September

Minimum of 2 months

VCC transcript

Broadway

Full-time

> Applicants should be 18 years of age or older, and a graduate of a secondary school > Applicants for First-Year University programs are required to complete: > VCC’s English Assessment Test or > TOEFL iBT 82 (Reading & Listening: 21 and Writing & Speaking: 20) or > IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0)

University Transfer (UT) courses (credit list) Biology – BIOL1100 (4 credits)

Human Anatomy and Physiology – BIOL1120 (4 credits)

Biology – BIOL1200 (4 credits)

Human Anatomy and Physiology – BIOL1220 (4 credits)

Calculus – MATH1100 (3 credits)

Introduction to Statistics – MATH1111

Calculus – MATH1200 (3 credits)

Macroeconomics – ECON1200 (3 credits)

Chemistry – CHEM1121 (4 credits)

Microeconomics – ECON1100 (3 credits)

Chemistry – CHEM1123 (4 credits)

Physics – PHYS1100 (4 credits)

English – ENGL1101 (University Transfer)/ENGL1001 (Integrated Language Support) (3 credits)

Physics – PHYS1200 (4 credits)

English – ENGL1102 (University Transfer)/ENGL1002

Psychology – PSYC1100 (3 credits)

English – ENGL1229 (3 credits) English – ENGL1127 (3 credits)

sapplication form available at vcc.ca/international s For admission to VCC’s programs you must be 18 years of age or older.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS:

(Integrated Language Support) (3 credits)

VCC recommends you apply at least 5 months before the program start date. For application status, deadline and fees information, visit vcc.ca/international.

Precalculus – MATH1020 (3 credits) Psychology – PSYC1200 (3 credits) Sociology – SOCI1100 (3 credits) Sociology – SOCI1200 (3 credits)

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CAREER PROGRAMS

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Submit the application form to the VCC International Education Office with the application fee and the following applicable supporting documents: • official or notarized transcripts* • proof of English proficiency** • program specific requirements

ESL PROGRAMS Submit the application form to the VCC International Education Office with the application fee, English assessment fee, and tuition fees of requested amount.

ESL PLUS (combination of ESL + CAREER) PROGRAMS Submit the application form to the VCC International Education Office with the application fee, English assessment fee, tuition fees for 6 months of the ESL program, and the following supporting documents: • official or notarized transcripts* • program specific requirements *VCC cannot accept photocopies or fax versions. **Applicants whose first language is other than English must provide proof of English proficiency (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS, CLB or VCC English Language Assessment)

sa letter of acceptance is issued s VCC offers three kinds of certificates: University Transfer Arts Certificate, University Transfer Health Science Certificate, and University Transfer Science Certificate. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits of the first year university courses, as per the British Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer Guide (BCCAT), is required for completion of the certificate. Credit distribution varies from certificate to certificate. For further details, visit vcc.ca.

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Upon approval, a letter of acceptance is issued within 3 - 4 weeks

ESL and ESL PLUS A letter of acceptance is issued within 5 business days.

sapply for study permit (visa) s Notify VCC International Education as soon as you receive your study permit.

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Email: study@vcc.ca Tel: 1.604.443.8600 Fax: 1.604.443.8678

Broadway campus 1155 East Broadway Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5 Downtown campus 250 West Pender St. Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1S9

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