About Camosun Camosun College – A life-changing experience
From accountants to welders, professional chefs to nurses and engineering technologists, Camosun College helps transform lives to build a better future.
Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Camosun College campuses are located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.
Our two campuses serve approximately 18,500 learners a year in certificate, diploma, Bachelor degree and continuing education programs. Each year Camosun welcomes over 1,000 Aboriginal students from 50 Nations including Métis and Inuit groups, and over 800 International students from 40 different 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 to help meet the needs of students and communities in Victoria and beyond. Our education offerings include university transfer and applied degree programs; career and trades training; upgrading and preparatory programs; and continuing education. Camosun College has earned an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence – we’re proud of our faculty, staff and students, and the fact that we provide one of Canada’s best learning experiences.
We’re large enough to provide great services and facilities for a vibrant campus environment on beautiful Vancouver Island, yet small enough to offer students the individual support, care and attention not found in most post-secondary institutions.
And, our impact as a college extends well beyond our highly skilled, job-ready graduates. We provide contract training opportunities for local business; research, innovation and prototyping services for industry; and well-trained co-op students for employers. With over 900 employees and a budget of over $114 million, Camosun is one of our community’s top 10 employers and generates close to $1 billion in economic impact in our province every year.
- 18,500 learners annually
- 1,000 Aboriginal students from over 50 nations
- 800 International students from more than 40 countries
- 160+ certificate, diploma and Bachelor degree programs
- 900 employees
- $114 million annual budget
- $900+ million in economic impact per year
- 94% of recent graduates satisfied/very satisfied with their education
- 86% of graduates live and work in our region
- 97% of graduates live and work in BC
Last updated: September 2, 2014 10:20 am