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Employment Training and Preparation

Study Options

What you'll learn

ETP programs are four to eight months long, start in September (Fall term) or January (Winter term) and are located at our Interurban campus.

Certificate in Employment Preparation

Get started with Employment Preparation where you will develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge and practices that prepare you for entry-level employment training. This program is meant to be completed in 30 weeks with you learning at your own pace and level. You'll explore interests, values and opportunities so you can set goals and develop a learning plan to build essential skills for life, learning and work. Through ongoing guidance and support, you'll explore lifestyle practices that develop resilience while connecting with resources and exploring opportunities for learning, work and community connection that reflect your abilities, interests, and values. 

  Course Course Name Credits Tuition
One of ETP 010 Life, Learning and Work Skills n/a $540.90
ETP 011 Community Cooking n/a $540.90
One of ETP 020 Essential Employment Skills n/a $1,352.25
ETP 021 EARTH Gardening n/a $1,532.55
Any of COMP 030* Fundamental Computer Studies n/a $0.00
ETP 035 Workplace Certificates n/a $360.60

*COMP 030 is a Computer Studies course offered at our community partnership sites or online through Academic Upgrading

Note Tuition costs for the current academic year listed above are for domestic students and do not include any additional fees. See the What it Costs page for details.


Certificate in Sector-Specific Employment Training

Sector-Specific Employment Training helps you develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that prepare you for employment in a variety of entry-level work sectors. Each specialization can be completed in 15 weeks; part-time study options are available. You will be introduced to the language, practices and skills used in different sectors through applied learning activities and work experience placements. 

  Course Course Name Credits Tuition
All of ETP 035 Workplace Certificates n/a $360.60
ETP 036 Effective Job Search Skills n/a $270.45
One of
ETP 030 Customized Employment Training n/a $1,262.10
ETP 031 Customer Service Skills n/a $1,262.10
ETP 032 Farm to Table Food Service n/a $1,262.10
Any of COMP 030* Fundamental Computer Studies n/a $0.00
COMP 040* Intermediate Computer Studies n/a $0.00

*COMP 030 and 040 are Computer Studies courses offered at our community partnership sites or online through Academic Upgrading

Note Tuition costs for the current academic year listed above are for domestic students and do not include any additional fees. See the What it Costs page for details.

Certificate in Occupations Launch

In the Occupations Launch program you will develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that prepare you for finding and maintaining a stable occupation within entry level work and/or non-paid community contributions. You'll explore the values, practices and benefits related to lifelong learning and being connected to communities through meaningful contributions and esteemed roles. Each specialization can be completed in 15 weeks with part-time study options available. You'll learn at their own pace and level, and receive ongoing guidance and support to connect with resources and occupational opportunities that reflect your abilities, interests, and values. You will apply your learning to create stability and advancement within a chosen occupational sector (paid or unpaid). You will use job search skills, demonstrate teamwork skills and develop leadership skills through extensive work experience placements, mentorship relationships and peer supported reflective activities.

  Course Course Name Credits Tuition
Employment Specialization
All of ETP 051 Transition to Employment n/a $1,622.70
OR Community Leadership Specialization
All of ETP 052 Community Service n/a $991.65
ETP 053 Leadership n/a $631.05

Note Tuition costs for the current academic year listed above are for domestic students and do not include any additional fees. See the What it Costs page for details.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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