Camosun means “where different waters meet and are transformed”—a local Songhees First Nations word. Both of the college’s campuses offer plenty of scenic charm. The tree-lined Lansdowne campus in the garden city of Victoria boasts clear views of the Olympic Mountains. Meanwhile, the Interurban campus in rural Saanich has a country feel while still only being 15 minutes from downtown.
Camosun offers 160 certificate, diploma, bachelor, and continuing education programs, including arts and science, health and human services, technology, and sport and exercise education. The college is home to Vancouver Island’s largest business school as well as its largest hub for trades and technical education.
Camosun opened a $30-million, 80,000-sq.-foot, state-of-the-art Trades Education and Innovation complex in 2016. Currently, the college is building a new $48.5-million health and human services centre, set to open in 2019. Designed for modern learning, the facility offers an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, and will deliver hands-on labs and simulation environments along with collaboration spaces.
Incorporating Indigenous tradition is a key Camosun value. In 2018, the college’s Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections celebrated 27 years of Indigenous education, programming and services.
|Size of school||Tuition (degree)||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Tuition (post-grad)||Residence offerings|
|Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students)||$4,367||$4,166||$4,057||$4,924||No|
• Medical Radiography Technology: Learning to produce clear images for radiologists to study, students in this diploma program tackle radiography, anatomy and physiology.
• Comics and Graphic Novels: As part of this certificate program, students learn visual storytelling to create comic books and graphic novels or produce storyboards for gaming and animation.
• Sports Management: Renewed in 2018, students in this diploma program learn athlete and coach development, event planning and organizational leadership.
• University Transfer
• Business Administration
• Arts and Science
• English Language Development
• Academic Upgrading