About Us

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About Western Community College

Western Community College has been transforming communities through its quality education since 2012. Through our diverse range of 60 undergraduate, postgraduate, and bachelor’s programs, students have found success and fulfillment as they pursue and advance careers in healthcare, hospitality, accounting, information technology, and business management. We have a unique policy of providing individualized attention to each student by consistently maintaining an appropriate instructor-to-student ratio and helping every student develop a career plan that meets their objectives for career development.

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Why Study at Western Community College

Our programs are thorough and intensive, and successful completion gives students the skills and credibility to compete for better positions, with more responsibility, opportunities for advancement, and greater earnings.  We offer both part-time and full-time program options for some programs. Contact us to discuss a program that will suit your ambitions and your schedule.

  • Part-time or full-time class schedules.
  • Free English Language preparation classes*
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%
  • Installment-based, low tuition fee
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • 100% Student-loan repayment Rate

* Some conditions apply

Academic Goals

  • To offer a wide range of competency-based, outcome focused, and market driven programs that meet the needs of its students, faculty, graduates, and community.
  • To focus on providing graduates with a comprehensive knowledge base, the practical training required to successfully apply theory to practice, and a desire to offer a higher standard of community driven post-secondary education.
  • To produce self-reliant highly skilled and knowledgeable life-long learners, ready to meet career challenges and to bridge the gap between the evolving needs of employers, the community, and the province. To provide a teaching experience committed to applying learning methodologies that promote constructive inquiry, critical thinking, analysis, application, problem solving, collaboration, and reflective practice enabling graduates to generate opportunities and solutions that address evolving 21st century challenges.
  • To provide a learning experience committed to offering a problem-based learning environment that supports and enhances students’ personal, intellectual, academic, and social development while being designed to ensure students are literate across a broad range of topics.
  • To broaden a students’ understanding of the impact a post-secondary education will have on them, society, culture, and their environment, and conversely, how society, culture, and environment are driving the changing nature of and the demands on post-secondary education and the teaching-learning experience.
  • We believe that all who wish and are committed to seeking a quality post-secondary education should be able to, and at a reasonable cost.

Our Mission

Western Community College provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations and provide leadership for their community.


WCC belongs to the community and continually strives to provide an accessible, affordable, and high quality education to all of its students. The College is committed to providing an array of academic and student development services that support students’ success in attaining their academic, cultural, and civic achievements.

Key Of Success

To enhance student success, and identify and close gaps in achievement levels, the college regularly evaluates student-learning outcomes, so that revisions can be made to improve course efficacy and institutional effectiveness.

Ancestral Territory Recognition and Acknowledgment

Western Community College recognizes and acknowledges the ancestral unceded territory of the Coastal First Nations (Sumas First Nation, Mastqui First Nation, Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen) where we live and work. We honour these First Nations for sharing and accepting our families and students in their Traditional territories.