The College Advantage

BC's colleges have an outstanding reputation for developing the highly skilled, adaptable, job-ready talent required by British Columbia's changing economy.

BC's colleges offer individualized attention, flexible programming and innovative delivery models to achieve a globally recognized education that leads to work or further education.

Learners are attending courses annually in...

  • Business and Management:  24,460+
  • Adult & Upskilling:  17,890+
  • Healthcare:  13,750+
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences (STEM):  11,020+
  • Early Childhood Education:  2,270+

Plus, a wide range of programs involving applied use of digital technologies, including GIS and Data Collection Technologies, Data Literacy, Advanced GIS, Digitizing, Spatial Analysis, Web Design, Video Game Prototyping, Computer-Aided Design for Advanced Manufacturing and Drone Technologies.

By the end of the decade, the largest workforce demands will be for occupations like healthcare, hospitality, business administration, sales, construction, shipbuilding, transportation, new technologies, and accounting - positions that require college education or trade credentials.

BC’s colleges are helping to prepare the highly-skilled workforce needed to meet the demands of business and industry, and to ensure that the province has the vibrant economy British Columbians expect in the years to come.