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COVID-19 UPDATE: The latest college-related information on COVID-19 and frequently asked questions that are regularly updated are available HERE on our website.
FALL 2020 UPDATE: We are planning for a mixture of online and in-person classes at Camosun in the fall semester. This approach is only possible if the Provincial Health Officer confirms that transmission rates of COVID-19 remain low or in decline. Our courses that can be delivered entirely online will largely remain online throughout the fall semester with scheduled or self-paced choices. Courses that require access to specific on-campus resources or face-to-face delivery will be delivered in a manner that is safe for students and employees.
INFORMATION FOR COUNSELLORS & STUDENTS: as of April 6, 2020
While Camosun continues to closely monitor the evolving situation, applications for the summer and fall 2020 terms remain open (online only) and new applications continue to be processed as usual.
Admissions has transitioned services to email, which is the best way to reach us, and voicemail 250-370-3550, option 1 exclusively, to support physical distancing as required by B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer. This could mean a delay in response as staff work to continue supporting applicants. Your patience is appreciated as we navigate through this uncharted territory.
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.
If you applied to a program that has non-academic requirements, please check the program admissions pages for up-to date information. The deadline remains June 30 for these requirements. If you have any questions about your application or about admission to Camosun, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
3100 Foul Bay Road,
4461 Interurban Road,
3100 Foul Bay Road
4461 Interurban Road
- Certificates: 1 Year or Less
- Diplomas: 2-3 Years
- Associate Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Trades Foundation Certificate
- Trades Apprenticeship
- Upgrading / HS Completion
Massage Therapy Diploma
Camosun College will become only the second public post-secondary institution in B.C. to offer a diploma in Massage Therapy with the launch of this new program in September 2019.
The intensive two-year [6 consecutive 14-week terms] full time program, part of the Centre for Sport & Exercise Education based at the Interurban Campus, provides graduates with an applied credential that meets industry standards set by the College of Massage Therapists of BC.
Students learn to apply principles of physical, health and social sciences as they relate to massage therapy in the classroom, simulated environments and through clinical placements in the community or in our on-campus clinic.
Admission includes a Criminal Record Check and the advisory to potential students that "The work environment in which you will be employed requires demanding manual techniques and extensive hand washing. If you have back, neck, or arm injury or serious skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or latex allergy you should consider carefully before making an application to this program."
Electrical Engineering Technology – Marine and Industrial Diploma
Camosun College is proud to be launching a diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology – Marine and Industrial, beginning in Fall 2019.
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.
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
High School Applicants Special Admission – Details on Website
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.