Vancouver Community College (VCC) is B.C.’s largest and oldest community college, operating since 1965 in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Over the decades, VCC has expanded to include a second campus on East Broadway and a heavy equipment training facility on Annacis Island.
VCC offers more than 120 programs in areas including automotive trades, baking, culinary arts, hairstyling, music, nursing, English as an additional language, and more. Credentials available include certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, and trades apprenticeships, as well as academic upgrading and continuing studies courses.
On-campus facilities include numerous restaurants, automotive shops, design studios, and a salon and spa that provide real-world training to students and lower-cost services to the community. VCC’s trades students are also frequently top performers in provincial, national, and international skills competitions.
Alongside award-winning, experiential learning and cutting-edge technology, VCC’s 15,000 students benefit from the college’s strong commitment to diversity, accessibility, Indigenous reconciliation, and longstanding connections with local employers and community organizations.
We are home to some of Canada’s most highly respected culinary training programs, led by experienced, award-winning chefs. Our students and graduates win major competitions, in Canada and abroad. Fully recognized by the Industry Training Authority, students earn apprenticeship qualifications in addition to a VCC credential.
Bakers are made at VCC. Our baking programs mix theoretical baking principles with practical learning to ensure students are highly skilled. It is this winning combination, along with a dedicated faculty and a student-run bakery that make our graduates sought after by the baking industry.
VCC works closely with industry to deliver quality, relevant programs that produce graduates who are ready for the workforce. Designed to provide the Hospitality Industry with future management personnel, the Hospitality Management diploma and degree programs combine hands-on practical experience with academic courses.