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Main Connect News Saying Good-Bye to Four-Year Degrees

Saying Good-Bye to Four-Year Degrees

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Did you know that many recent university graduates return to private college for training to enhance and grow their skills? Vancouver Career College offers training in accelerated diploma programs tailored for specific jobs so you don’t have to wait for years in university to graduate.


You may be asking yourself the difference between private training institutions like Vancouver Career College and universities. Both colleges and universities are in the post-secondary education system.


Colleges often offer courses that lead to specialized certifications to get you ready for the workforce. Universities offer undergraduate degrees that take a minimum of three or more years to complete. Universities often have larger class size sizes, while private colleges provide smaller class sizes to give that one-on-one attention to get ahead both in and out of the classroom.


According to a publication by MacLean's list on the notable shift of employers attitude towards accelerated learning. “If you go back and look at some of the surveys that were done, I don’t know, 20 years ago, where they would ask employers [their] view of an online degree, or even online coursework, the opinion was very negative,” says Brett Caraway, associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology. “Over the last 20 years, the rate of technological change has advanced exponentially and changed that.”


Accelerated training programs are valuable to individuals who want to acquire the skills to dive into a new career path. Vancouver Career College offers career training programs to individuals with no previous experience in the field, taught by industry-experienced instructors. In addition, most of our career training programs can be completed in less than a year so you can work your desired field faster than with a university degree. Learn more about the programs we offer here.


“The staff and teachers at the college are really passionate about their work and really go out of their way for the students,” says Aruni M., Social Services Worker Graduate


Vancouver Career College focuses on preparing graduates for careers in the business, healthcare, art and design, legal, and skilled trades industries from five different campus locations in British Columbia. All programs and courses are responsive and adaptive to changes within the job markets so graduates learn the latest techniques required by employers in the field. The accelerated career training programs include courses with live lectures and hands-on, real-world experience.


"The instructors are helpful and open to discussing different ideas. I feel that the compressed program is great at getting you ready to go back into the workforce with a career change," says Aaron S., Accounting and Payroll Administrator Program graduate.


Students develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed by using the same tools and techniques they’ll apply in their fields. Many of our training programs also meet standards outlined by professional associations, governing ministries, licensing bodies, or industry training authorities.


British Columbia's Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is Canada's first and only provincial brand of quality assurance for post-secondary education. An EQA designation is an indication that a post-secondary institution meets or exceeds the provincial government's quality assurance standards. Vancouver Career College's EQA designation is recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection.



Learn more about British Columbia's Education Quality Assurance designation.


Vancouver Career College is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). For more information, visit the PTIB site here.



Start working toward your career goals with continuous learning and flexibility so you can find work upon graduation. Apply now, to get started.


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