Post Secondary Information

Post Secondary Support

The Counselling and Career Centre maintains an extensive library of post secondary viewbooks, as well as up-to-date computer information on Canadian post secondary institutions. Post-Secondary institutions in B.C. include the following: technical/trade schools, colleges and universities.


Technical/Trade Programs

VCC, BCIT, Vancouver Island U., Thompson Rivers U., Kwantlen and U. of Fraser Valley are some institutes that offer career, trade and technical specialties.  The programs cover a variety of occupations and offer credentials from certificates to degrees.  Entrance requirements vary.  Detailed information is available in the counselling area.



Colleges within Metro Vancouver include Langara and Douglas. These institutions offer certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in career, technology, as well as one and two year academic transfer courses to university and (limited) undergraduate degrees.



B.C. universities include UBC, SFU, UVic, Kwantlen, UNBC, Capilano, Trinity Western, Thompson Rivers, Emily Carr (Fine Arts), Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island. Universities provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of disciplines. Specific faculty entrance requirements vary, but all programs require English 12 and Provincial academic courses.


Other Post-Secondary Institutions

Distance and Open Learning education offer a unique learning experience through print, web-based and on-line delivery of materials in a wide range of programs and individual courses so students may pursue career, college and university studies. Registration and scheduling flexibility allows students to make educational choices that suit their needs.


Important sources for post-secondary research are:

Also, please be encouraged to access user access information is available from our Career Information Advisor or a Career Life Education teacher.