English language preparation for health sciences
Jul 16, 2013 more information »
Improve your English to find work in Canada. If you are an immigrant with an education from abroad, you can upgrade your English language skills in order to advance yourself professionally or take career training. The focus is on language and socio-cultural competencies required for success in the Canadian workplace.
Students may choose to study full-time or part-time.
VCC's Professional Career English (PACE) department offers a variety of ESL courses within a professional context:
English for professional advancement (EPA).
Courses for career preparation and advancement, including English for Health Sciences 1, English for Health Sciences 2, Communications for Engineers and Technologists (CET) and the CELBAN preparation course.
Combined skills, including ESL/baking, ESL/culinary, ESL/health care assistant.
These courses are flexible and individualized, incorporating online seminars in speaking, writing, reading and listening. Students may also access individual tutors.
Part or Full‑time
VCC welcomes applications from
Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to
educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Completion of Lower Advanced English or equivalent.
Post-secondary education and professional experience.
After you apply, you can check your to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information.
Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
Fees and Other Costs
tuition free for eligible students
College initiative fee
Student union fee
$25.18 per term
U-PAS subject to eligibility.
- Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students making advanced payments for programs/courses or installment payments for current programs, will be required to pay increased rates. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.
Note: All course/program information including course/program content, length, admission requirements, prerequisites, start/end dates, postponements and/or cancellation is subject to change without notice.