Capilano University was founded by the school boards and residents of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Howe Sound through referendum in 1968. Classes that first year were held in a small building on the grounds of West Vancouver Secondary School. Capilano University is a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their on-going education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their on-going education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community. Capilano University has earned an international reputation for quality teaching, programs and services. They strive to instil the knowledge, skills, motivation and attitudes that will enable their students to become independent thinkers and learners, and to contribute effectively in a rapidly changing world. Approximately 1,100 international students from 74 countries study at Capilano University. International students may select from any of their programs for which they are qualified.
Capilano University is well known for providing a solid academic foundation and is committed to developing new and innovative programs in response to market demand. They offer a complete range of preparatory courses, arts and sciences courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, certificates and statements of completion. Capilano University offers a full range of preparatory courses to assist you in meeting your educational and career goals, such as Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Adult Special Education, and Alternative Career Training. After upgrading or refreshing your skills, you may seek employment or move into a career or university transfer program of study. Capilano University offers a variety of employment-oriented programs leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees. These are constantly reviewed to ensure that you are taught the latest techniques and skills required in today's workplace. Advisory committees, composed of business and community leaders and employers, review and recommend the content of all career and vocational programs.
Their main campus is in North Vancouver, located in a natural environment on the slopes of the North Shore and only a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The beauty of the campus and the quality of education attract students from around the world.
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