Camosun College: Maclean's College Profile

Camosun College

Camosun College | Victoria, B.C. | Founded 1971


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Overlooking the city of Victoria, Camosun College’s tree-lined Landsdowne campus boasts clear views of the Olympic Mountains. The country-like Interurban campus, in rural Saanich, is about 15 minutes from downtown Victoria. Together, the campuses serve about 18,000 students, including more than 1,100 Aboriginal students and 1,100 international students. Camosun means “where different waters meet and are transformed,” a local Lekwungen (Songhees) First Nations word.

The college offers 160 certificate, diploma, bachelor, and continuing education programs, including arts and science, health and human services, technology, and sport and exercise education. Camosun is home to Vancouver Island’s largest business school, and is also the island’s largest trades-technical training provider.

The heart of Camosun’s research efforts is the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI). CARI connects project partners and provides funding assistance for research projects. It is split into two centres: the Vancouver Island Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping (VICAMP) and the Sports Innovation and Research Centre (SPIN).

Camosun is currently building a $35-million, 80,000 sq.-foot, state-of-the-art Trades Education and Innovation Complex to be opened in late 2015. The facility will include a new Marine and Metal Trades Centre, Mechanical Trades Centre, and a testing interaction lab to support the local manufacturing sector. This project will enhance hands-on learning for students, as well as give local industries access to state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies.

Camosun offers support services and Indigenous programs to its large Aboriginal student population through its Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections.

Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t degree) Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school
6,967 $4,115 $3,926 $3,823 11%

Other Schools: University of VictoriaRoyal Roads UniversityVancouver Island UniversityDouglas CollegeCapilano University


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