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FALL 2021 UPDATE: Camosun continues to work on transition planning for a full and safe return to campus in September 2021 as outlined in the letter from the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. Camosun’s COVID-19 Response Coordination Team continues to monitor the situation, work on advanced planning and keep the college community safe. We are planning for a mix in course delivery. The college will follow guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafe BC and the B.C. Government to ensure the health and wellbeing of students. The latest college-related information on COVID-19 and frequently asked questions are available HERE on our website.
Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our two campuses serve approximately 18,500 learners a year in certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree and continuing education programs. Each year Camosun welcomes over 1,200 Indigenous students from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups, and over 2,100 international students from more than 80 countries.
The college welcomed its first students in 1971 and adopted the name “Camosun”, a local Lkwungen (Songhees) First Nation name meaning “where different waters meet and are transformed.” Today, Camosun College offers over 160 innovative programs, including university transfer and applied degree programs; career and trades training; upgrading and preparatory programs; and continuing education to help meet the needs of students and communities in Victoria and beyond.
INFORMATION FOR COUNSELLORS & STUDENTS:
While Camosun continues to closely monitor the evolving situation, online applications for the Fall 2021 term and beyond remain open and new applications continue to be processed as usual.
Admissions continues to provide services and answer questions via email, and by telephone (250-370-3550, option 1 or 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)). In-person service resumes September 7, 2021 at the Interurban campus.
The admissions team is working closely with post-secondary institutions, governments and education systems to ensure that applicants are evaluated fairly, flexibly and with compassion. At this time, electronic transcripts are being accepted and should be sent directly from the institution attended, or the Ministry of Education, to: email@example.com.
Current grade 12 high school students: The admissions team will continue to be flexible where possible and adapt to changing circumstances with the aim of removing barriers to completion of the application process. At this time, the process has not changed and provisional admission is still being offered. As every education system is handling this situation differently, it is best for you to speak with your high school about how your final grades will be determined and when official transcripts will be available. Under the circumstances, Camosun will be flexible with deadlines for final grades.
Applicants applying from B.C. or Yukon High Schools can apply until May 15 for provisional admission.
High school students may still apply after May 15th, but will be admissible only after final grades are submitted. For those who applied to a program that has additional non-academic requirements, the deadline remains June 30 for submission. If you have any questions about your application or about admission to Camosun, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year Camosun welcomes over 1,200 Indigenous students from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups, and over 2,100 international students from more than 80 countries.
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- Certificates: 1 Year or Less
- Diplomas: 2-3 Years
- Associate Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Trades Foundation Certificate
- Trades Apprenticeship
- Upgrading / HS Completion
Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant, Certificate
A shortage of medical lab assistants and techs is currently a challenge in health care amid COVID. The full-time Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant Program is a comprehensive one-year (ten months), entry-level certificate in pre-analytic laboratory sciences. Students learn to incorporate exemplary patient and client-centric behaviours while mastering the techniques of analytical sample collection and sample preparation.
In your first term, you’ll dive right into learning phlebotomy by actually performing venipuncture and capillary collections on your fellow classmates – and they on you! During your final term, you’ll participate in a 7-week clinical practicum designed to ensure that you meet the BCSLS provincial and CSMLS national entry-to-practice requirements. You’ll demonstrate your capabilities under the supervision of designated employees working as qualified Medical Laboratory Assistants and Technologists.
Electrical Engineering Technology – Marine and Industrial Diploma
Camosun College is proud to be launching a diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology – Marine and Industrial.
This five semester (2 ½ year) program is part of the School of Trades and Technology based at the Interurban Campus and provides graduates with the knowledge needed to work in a variety of positions within the Marine sector, and industrial electrical field. Internship and co-op options can be added to the program, providing students with valuable work experience to enter directly into the workforce.
Within the program, students learn to develop skills with electrical devices such as VFD’s, PLC’s and Electrical Machines and will be able to design and document these complex electrical systems that can be applied in both marine and industrial projects. Students are also able to convert their diploma into a degree by applying to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Bridge. The eight-month bridge program leads directly into the third year of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering at UVic.
Admission into the Electrical Engineering Technology – Marine and Industrial program includes English 12, Pre-Calculus 12 and Physics 11.
Health Care Assistant and HCA-ESL, Certificate
Health Care Assistant graduates are in high demand. Do you have a genuine desire to work with older adults and persons with disabilities? Are you intrigued by the possibility of assisting others with personal care in the practical aspects of their day-to-day lives? Our program is hands-on, with clinical placements throughout your time at Camosun. You’ll learn about interpersonal communications, lifestyles and choices, personal care, and how to treat patients ethically and with compassion. Located at our Interurban campus, the full-time HCA program starts in September and is 29 weeks long (approximately seven months), while our HCA-English as a Second Language program starts in October and is approximately 11 months long.
Info on All Programs
Areas of Study Available
- Business and Management
- Computer and Information Systems
- Engineering and Electronics
- Health Related
- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality and Service
- Visual, Performing and Fine Arts
- Upgrading Programs
Study Abroad Opportunities
Full-time students with a minimum C+ cumulative average may be considered for Study Abroad opportunities in 15 countries. Your chances for being accepted in the exchange will depend upon the number of spaces available for your program/institution of choice and the strength of your application.
Study Abroad Info
Basic Admissions Requirements
Each program has its own admission requirements. Refer to the specific program details on the website.
High School Applicants in grade 12 [BC/Yukon secondary schools] and working toward meeting graduation requirements qualify for the Special Admission category from September 15 to May 15. This “provisional admission” is tied to your commitment to completing the necessary program admission requirements with your interim and final grades.
IB and AP Credits
Download and complete form to request transfer credit for IB and AP – $50 Evaluation Fee Required.
English Proficiency Requirements
Requirements are program specific. English 12 with C+ minimum is the English requirement for University Transfer and many other programs.
May 15 for provisional admission. Applications for most programs are accepted year round; For BSN [Nursing] program deadline, see the website.
How to Apply
Go online to apply to Camosun College.
Entrance Scholarships Deadline
Entrance awards are given to outstanding students entering a full-time Camosun College credential program. All Entrance awards are adjudicated on a competitive basis. Entrance bursaries are given to students entering full time studies at Camosun College. Entrance bursaries are normally based on financial need and additional criteria.
Entrance Scholarships Info
Other Scholarship Info
Student Loan Info
Camosun College does not have on-campus residence. Students who need housing should consider finding a place that is near the bus routes that directly connect to Camosun; online housing search resources and transit information is available on the Camosun Student Society webpage: http://camosunstudent.org/services/housing/
International Student Info
English Language Requirement
Admission to most academic programs is based on meeting one of the following English proficiency levels: Completion of BC English 12 with a C+ or better; Academic IELTS; TOEFL iBT; Camosun English Assessment. You can also apply for English upgrading in order to meet your English proficiency for program admission. Academic IELTS and TOEFL iBT scores must be from within the past two years. For TOEFL we require an original document from ETS to Camosun College. See web page for more specific IELTS or TOEFL requirements.