“Back to Class” with Western Community College

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Back to Class

In March 2020, the world was plunged into a global pandemic. To ensure the safety of our students, staff and faculty, Western Community College (WCC) introduced an initiative that provided students the opportunity to continue their educational journey in an online format. After all, student safety is critical for us.

Since the onset of the pandemic, circumstances have continued to evolve hence requiring everyone to adapt and adopt new practices. With the onset of the new term, we will continue to listen to Public Health Authorities in BC to ensure we are doing everything to keep our faculty, staff and students, protected and safe.

Our College has worked hard to create a healthy and safe learning environment. All necessary measures have been put in place.

These measures include:

  • Providing opportunity for online courses
  • Implementing enhanced cleaning processes across our campuses
  • Monitoring all who enter our premises for COVID 19 symptoms
  • Supporting and monitoring our students, to help during this difficult time
  • Requiring and providing masks for all while on campus
  • Installing and requiring the use of sanitation stations within common areas
  • Installing protective safety barriers to reduce direct airflow between front line staff and others
  • Creating and placing directional signage in all areas of the College visibly indicating the flow of traffic in public areas
  • Informing and training staff and students on how to return to and work safely
  • Creating a “WCC COVID-19 Safety-Plan”
  • Requiring all staff, students and visitors to complete an online daily self-health check questionnaire
  • Implementing contact tracing processes for all that visit our campuses
  • Signage for safety protocols
  • Providing clear, consistent COVID-19 information to the members of the our staff, students and faculty
  • Removing shared items that might cause cross-contamination
  • Restricting the number of patrons using the washroom facilities
  • Processes for isolating symptomatic individuals or individuals who might be at risk of displaying symptoms. These individuals will be directed to call 811 or the local health provider

Western Community College (WCC) understands the severe nature of the global pandemic. Therefore, we have created this “Back to Class with WCC” document that includes our “WCC COVID-19 Outbreak. Please read the full document by clicking on this link.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

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Surrey, BC

Unit 201 8318 120 St
Surrey, BC V3W 3N4

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Take a tour inside WCC and explore our classrooms, labs and student spaces to get a feel for life on campus. At Western Community College, we believe in an affordable, high-quality education that gives you the opportunity to thrive. We have a 97% grad employment rate.

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Abbotsford, BC

Unit 201, 3670 Townline Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W8

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Welcome to our beautiful Abbotsford campus. Western Community College has 46 programs designed to meet the current needs of the market and to provide students with an affordable, high-quality education.

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South Surrey, BC

Unit 204, 15850 24 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3Z 0G1

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Welcome to our South Surrey Campus! Western Community College’s South Surrey campus is for our Dental Assistants to practice their skills and to get the knowledge and training to pursue an exciting career opportunity.

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Job Fair – March 23rd

11:00 am - 6:00 pmNewton Recreation Centre