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. Our two campuses serve approximately 18,000 learners a year in certificate, diploma, bachelor's degree and continuing education programs.
Each year Camosun welcomes over 1,100 Aboriginal students from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups, and over 1,500 International students from more than 70 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 an annual budget of $115 million, Camosun is one of our community’s top employers and generates over $1 billion in economic impact in our province every year.
In a nutshell
- 18,000 learners annually
- 1,100 Aboriginal students from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups across the country
- 1,100 International students from more than 70 countries
- 160+ certificate, diploma and bachelor's degree programs
- 900+ employees
- $115 million annual budget
- over $1 billion economic impact per year
- 92% of recent graduates satisfied/very satisfied with their Camosun education
- 86% of employed grads reside in Vancouver Island communities