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UCEP Program for Aboriginal Students

The UCEP program is for Aboriginal Students who want to upgrade or complete their requirements for college / university entrance. Students can work on their English, Math and Science courses. We also have a specialized Education/ Career Exploration course, Coast Salish Hul'q'umi'num' language course, and a Homework Study-skills course. The UCEP program offers a supportive environment which...

Administrative Assistant Certificate starts: February 11, 2019

This specialty is designed to provide students with technical, administrative, and human relations skills required in today's office environments. Students gain in-depth training in administrative and interpersonal skills, as well as in the use of microcomputers and popular software applications, including the Microsoft Professional Office Suite and the Windows environment. Students learn to use...

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic starts: March 18, 2019

Designed to train you for a career in the home heating, ventilating, and air conditioning trades. The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on practical assignments and is supplemented with computer-based instruction.

Get your full Bachelor of Education Degree at the Cowichan campus

This program prepares students for teaching at the elementary or middle school levels and has a thoroughly articulated grounding in the Principles of Teaching and Learning and extended practica. Upon successful completion, graduates will be well-qualified beginning teachers and recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) at the BC Ministry of Education for ‘professional certification’....

Welder Foundation & Fitter start date: September 2019

The Welder Foundation program is taught in a modular format, with practical and related knowledge modules. Students in the Foundation program, upon successful completion of the Level 1 and 2 exams, will receive a certificate of completion in the Foundation program. Once employed and registered in the Welder Apprenticeship program, the student will receive credit for Level 1 and 2 technical...

Professional Cook 1 start date: March 2019

The Farm Table Dining Room Vancouver Island University, formed a partnership with Providence Farm in February 2013 and a new dining room, The Farm Table, opened April 25, 2013.Students can expect an "Artisan Field to Plate" experience through the seasons and to participate in farm activities such as seeding, weeding, and harvesting produce for use in The Farm Table which...

Carpentry start date: January 28, 2019

This Foundation program covers the basic carpentry and framing skills required in preparation for employment as a carpenter apprentice in the building industry. The program consists of 8 months of full-time study.Classes are scheduled from 8 am to 3 pm, Monday - Thursday, and students can expect to spend one to two hours a day on homework.  Good attendance is mandatory. A minimum 70% grade...

The Farm Table

The Culinary Arts Program, at Vancouver Island University, formed a partnership with Providence Farm in February 2013 and a new dining room, The Farm Table, opened April 25, 2013. This program has been offered in the Cowichan Valley for the past 15 years, and starts every February. Interest in the program, from students and customers alike, is continually growing, and is one...

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