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Programs A-Z

A program is a collection of courses that usually leads to a credential. Before you apply, you will need to choose a program. You'll choose your specific courses at a later date, when you register.

Programs marked with this symbol are open to International Students.

A

Program Credential Length School
Academic Upgrading Courses only or Certificate varies Access
Accounting, see Business Administration
Activity Assistant Certificate 6 weeks Health & Human Services/Continuing Education
Adventure Education Post-Degree Diploma 13 months Sport & Exercise Education
American Sign Language Certificate varies Health & Human Services/Continuing Education
Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology Diploma 2 years Arts & Science
Applied Project Management Certificate 14 weeks Business/Continuing Education
Applied Tourism and Hospitality Management Post-Degree Diploma varies Business
Apprenticeship Training Certificate varies Trades & Technology
Archaeological Field Assistant Certificate 1 month Arts & Science
Arts, see General Arts or Visual Arts
Arts and Science Studies Diploma 2 years Arts & Science
Athletic & Exercise Therapy Bachelor's Degree 4 years Sport & Exercise Education
AutoCAD Graphics Certificate 126+ hours Trades & Technology/Continuing Education
Automotive Service Technician Foundation Certificate 30 weeks Trades & Technology

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B

Program Credential Length School
BC Adult Graduation Diploma, see Academic Upgrading
Biology Associate Degree 2 years Arts & Science
Biotechnology, see Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology
Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate Online - varies Business
Building Employment Success for Tomorrow - BEST Certificate 8 weeks Access
Business Access Certificate 4 months Business
Business Administration Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's Degree or Post-Degree Diploma 1, 2 or 4 years Business

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C

Program Credential Length School
Career and Education Exploration, see Building Employment Success for Tomorrow (BEST)
Carpentry Foundation Certificate 25 weeks Trades & Technology
Certified Dental Assistant Certificate 10 months Health & Human Services
Chemistry, see Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology
Civil Engineering Bridge Advanced Diploma 6 months Trades & Technology

Civil Engineering Technology

Diploma 2 years Trades & Technology
Civil Engineering Technology Access Certificate 6 months Trades & Technology
College Preparatory, see Academic Upgrading
Comics & Graphic Novels Certificate 8 months Arts & Science
Community Support & Education Assistant Certificate 10 months Health & Human Services
Community, Family & Child Studies Diploma 2 years Health & Human Services
Computer and Engineering Technician Access Certificate 4 months Trades & Technology
Computer Network Electronics Technician Certificate 1 year Trades & Technology
Computer Systems Technician Certificate 1 year Trades & Technology
Computer Systems Technology Diploma 2 years Trades & Technology
Criminal Justice Diploma 2 years Arts & Science

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D

Program Credential Length School
Dental Assistant, see Certified Dental Assistant
Dental Hygiene Diploma 2 years Health & Human Services
Digital Communication Certificate 8 months Arts & Science
Digital Marketing Certificate 210 hours Business/Continuing Education
Digital Production, Writing and Design  Certificate 8 months Arts & Science

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E

Program Credential Length School
E.A.R.T.H. Gardening Certificate 4 months Access
Early Learning & Care Diploma 2 years Health & Human Services
Economics Associate Degree 2 years Business/Arts & Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering Bridge Advanced Diploma 6 months Trades & Technology
Electrical Foundation Certificate 6 months Trades & Technology
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy Diploma 2 years Trades & Technology
Electronics & Computer Engineering
Technology Access
Certificate 6 months Trades & Technology
Employment Training and Preparation (ETP) - Level 1
Specializations:
Certificate 4 months Access
Employment Training and Preparation (ETP) - Level 2 Certificate 4 months Access
Engineering Graphics Technician Certificate 1 year Trades & Technology
Engineering Transfer Certificate/Transfers to UVic 10 months Arts & Science
English Associate Degree 2 years Arts & Science
English Language Development (ESL) Certificate varies Access
Environmental Technology Diploma 32 months Arts & Science
Exercise & Wellness Diploma 2 years Sport & Exercise Education
Exercise & Wellness Access Certificate 4 months Sport & Exercise Education

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F

Program Credential Length School
Finance, see Business Administration      
Fine Furniture/Joinery Trades Foundation Certificate 10 months Trades & Technology

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G

Program Credential Length School
General Arts Associate Degree 2 years Arts & Science
General Management, see Business Administration
General Science Associate Degree 2 years Arts & Science
Graphic Novels, see Comics & Graphic Novels
Grade 12 Equivalency, see Academic Upgrading

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H

Program Credential Length School
Health Care Assistant
Options:
Certificate varies Health & Human Services
Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate 39 weeks Trades & Technology
Horticulture Technician Certificate 10 months Trades & Technology
Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate 335 hours Business/Continuing Education
Hospitality Management Diploma 2 years Business
Human Resource Management Advanced Diploma up to 2 years Business
Human Resource Management & Leadership, see Business Administration

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I

Program Credential Length School
Indigenous Academic Upgrading, see Academic Upgrading
Indigenous Business Leadership, see Business Administration
Indigenous College Prep Certificate 8-12 months Indigenous Education
Indigenous Family Support Certificate 10 months Health & Human Services/Indigenous Education
Indigenous Human Services Career Access Certificate 8-12 months Indigenous Education
Indigenous Studies Diploma 16-24 months Indigenous Education
Information and Computer Systems Technician 1 year Certificate Trades & Technology
Information and Computer Systems Technology 2 years Diploma Trades & Technology
Interprofessional Mental Health & Addictions Post-Degree Diploma 1 year Health & Human Services

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J

Program Length Credential School
Journalism, see Digital Communications Certificate 8 months Arts & Science

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L

Program Credential Length School
Law Enforcement Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 years Arts & Science
Leadership Development Certificate 141 hours Business/Continuing Education
Legal Office Assistant Certificate 1 year Business
Local Government Administration Certificate varies Business

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M

Program Credential Length School
Managing for Government Advanced Diploma 2 years, part-time Business
Management, see Business Administration
Marketing, see Business Administration
Mechanical Engineering Bridge to UBC Advanced Diploma/Bridge to UBC 6 months Trades & Technology
Mechanical Engineering Bridge to UVic Advanced Diploma/Bridge to UVic 6 months Trades & Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma 2 years Trades & Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology Access Certificate 6 months Trades & Technology
Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate 9 months Health & Human Services/Continuing Education
Medical Office Assistant Certificate 8 months Business
Medical Radiography Diploma 2 years Health & Human Services
Medicine, see Pre-Medicine
Mental Health & Addictions Certificate 10 or 20 months Health & Human Services
Mental Health & Addictions, see Interprofessional Mental Health & Addictions
Mining Engineering Bridge Advanced Diploma 6 months Trades & Technology
MS-Office Certificate 216 hours Business/Continuing Education
Music Performance Diploma 2 years Arts & Science/Victoria Conservatory of Music
Music Technologies Certificate 1 year Arts & Science/Victoria Conservatory of Music

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N

Program Credential Length School
Nautical Training varies varies Trades & Technology
Nursing Bachelor's Degree 4 years Health & Human Services
Nursing, see Practical Nursing
Nursing Access for Practical Nurses Certificate 6 months Health & Human Services

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O

Program Credential Length School
Office Administration Certificate 8 months Business
Office Fundamentals Certificate Online - varies Business
Office Management Diploma 2 years Business

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P

Program Credential Length School
Plumbing & Pipe Trades Foundation Certificate 30 weeks Trades & Technology
Practical Nursing Diploma 20 months Health & Human Services
Pre-Medicine Associate Degree 2 years Arts & Science
Pre-Social Work Associate Degree 2 years Arts & Science
Professional Cook - Level 1 Certificate 28 weeks Trades & Technology
Professional Cook - Level 2 Certificate 14 weeks Trades & Technology
Psychology Associate Degree 2 years Arts & Science
Public Administration Diploma 2 years Business

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R

Program Credential Length School
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation Certificate 30 weeks Trades & Technology

S

Program Credential Length School
Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation Certificate 30 weeks Trades & Technology
Science, see General Science
Social Work, see Pre-Social Work
Sport & Fitness Leadership
Specializations:
Bachelor's Degree 4 years Sport & Exercise Education
Sport Management Diploma 2 years Sport & Exercise Education
Sport Management Access Certificate 4 months Sport & Exercise Education

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U

Program Credential Length School
University Transfer n/a varies Arts & Science/Business

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V

Program Credential Length School
Visual Arts Diploma 2 years Arts & Science

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W

Program Credential Length School
Welder Foundation Certificate 28 weeks Trades & Technology
Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Certificate 4 months Access

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Programs marked with this symbol are open to International Students.

Courses A-Z

Courses usually cover one subject. Programs are made up of required courses and elective courses (courses that you choose).

A

Course descriptions Subject information
ABES Essential Skills
ABT Applied Business Technology
ABTO Applied Business Technology - Online
ACCT Accounting
ADED Adventure Education
AET Athletic and Exercise Therapy
ANTH Anthropology
ARCH Archaeology
ART Art and Art History
ASDG Associate Degree Work Experience
ASDP Arts and Science Work Experience
ASIA Asia-Pacific Studies
ASTR Astronomy

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B

Course descriptions Subject information
BEST Building Employment Success for Tomorrow (BEST)
BIOL Biology
BUS Business

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C

Course descriptions Subject information
CDEV Career Development
CFCS Community, Family and Child Studies
CHEM Chemistry
CHIN Chinese
CIVE Civil Engineering Technology
CIVL Civil Engineering
CMNS Communication Studies
COMP Computer Science
COOP Co-operative Education
CPS Career Preparation Skills
CRIM Criminal Justice
CRWR Creative Writing, see English
CSEA Community Support and Education Assistant

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D

Course descriptions Subject information
DENA Dental Assistant
DHYG Dental Hygiene
DIME Digital Media, see Communications

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E

Course descriptions Subject information
ECET Electronics and Computer Engineering
ECON Economics
ELC Early Learning and Care
ELD English Language Development (ESL), see English
ELEX Electronics
ENGL English
ENGR Engineering
ENVR Environmental Technology
ETP Employment Training and Preparation (ETP)
EWRK English Language for the Workplace—e-Work
EXW Exercise and Wellness

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F

Course descriptions Subject information
FILM Film Studies
FIN Finance
FREN French
FURN Fine Furniture

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G

Course descriptions Subject information
GBST Global Studies
GEOG Geography
GEOS Geoscience
GOLF Golf Management
GSWS Gender, Sexuality, Women's Studies

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H

Course descriptions Subject information
HCA Health Care Assistant
HIST History
HLTH Health
HMGT Hospitality Management
HORT Horticulture
HRML Human Resource Management and Leadership
Humanities: CHIN, FREN, GBST, HIST, JAPN, KORE, PHIL, REL, SPAN Humanities

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I

Course descriptions Subject information
IBL Indigenous Business Leadership
ICS Information and Computer Systems
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies
IESA International Education Study Abroad
IFS Indigenous Family Support
IMHA Interprofessional Mental Health and Addictions
IST Indigenous Learning

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J

Course descriptions Subject information
JAPN Japanese

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K

Course descriptions Subject information
KORE Korean

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L

Course descriptions Subject information
LGL Legal
LRNS Learning Skills

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M

Course descriptions Subject information
MARK Marketing
MATH Mathematics
MECH Mechanical Engineering
MENG Mechanical Engineering Technology
MHA Mental Health and Addictions
MOA Medical Office Assistant
MRAD Medical Radiography
MTEC Music Technology, see Music
MUSC Music Performance, see Music

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N

Course descriptions Subject information
NAUT Nautical Training
NURS Nursing

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P

Course descriptions Subject information
PADM Public Administration
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics
PIPE Plumbing and Pipe Trades
PNUR Practical Nursing
PSC Political Science
PSYC Psychology

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R

Course descriptions Subject information
REFG Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
REL Religion

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S

Course descriptions Subject information
SCI Science
SENG Software Engineering
SFL Sport and Fitness Leadership
SMFB Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication
SOC Sociology
Social Sciences: ANTH, ASIA, GEOG, GSWS, PSC, SOSC, SOCW, SOC Social Sciences
SOCW Social Work
SOSC Social Science - Service Learning
SPAN Spanish
SPEX Sport and Exercise
SPMA Sport Management
SPP Sport Performance
STAT Statistics

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T

Course descriptions Subject information
TACC Trades Access Common Core
TEAC Explorations in Technology
TECN Technology
TMGT Tourism Management

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V

Course descriptions Subject information
VIST Comics and Graphic Novels (Visual Storytelling), see Communications

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W

Course descriptions Subject information
WELD Welding

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Missing Prerequisites?

Upgrading courses and programs are available to help you gain program prerequisites for college and university transfer programs.

We also offer customized math and English upgrading courses that lead directly into certain career programs.

What are we talking about?

Apply
Application is the first step toward admission to a program at Camosun.
Register
Registration is the process of signing up for courses.
Program
A collection of courses that usually leads to a credential.
Course
A course covers one subject, such as Math 108 Applied Calculus or History 206 Canadian Women: 1916-Present.
University Transfer Course
A University Transfer (UT) course is a course that transfers to at least one research university listed on the BC Transfer Guide.
Co-operative Education
Co-operative Education is a learning model that allows you to gain work experience in your chosen field while enrolled in your academic program.

Course descriptions

Abbreviation and Number
Identifies the course, such as ENGL 151. The abbreviation and number appear on timetables, course registration forms and transcripts.
Name
The descriptive name of the course, such as Academic Writing Strategies.
Credits
Credit values are based on hours per week.
Prerequisites
Courses you need to take before registration into your desired course.
Corequisites
Courses you need to take at the same time as your desired course.
Pre or Corequisites
Courses you need to take either at the same time, or before, your desired course.
Assessment
Students are admitted into college programs and courses based on their previous educational background and experience. If your high school transcripts are dated, or if you do not have any transcripts, you will need to take an assessment of your current skills before registering. The results from the assessment will indicate where to start for success. Learn more.

Last updated: August 2, 2016 11:38 am

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