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Study at Selkirk College in Nelson Kootenay LakeSelkirk College: Within Reach, Beyond Imagination

Nestled in one of the most spectacular locations in Canada, Selkirk College mirrors the communities it serves. With an eclectic economy built on primary industry, tourism and small business, the West Kootenay/Boundary region is a mixture of small rural communities and incredible natural beauty in southern British Columbia. Selkirk College is integral to the region, offering a wide array of programs in face-to-face, on-line and blended delivery. Its internationally recognized faculty and intimate learning environments provide students with outstanding educational experiences.

Preparing Students for the Challenge

The mission of Selkirk College is to inspire lifelong learning, transform lives through education and training, and serve its communities. The college achieves this through focus on the learner, teaching excellence, community engagement, innovation, a healthy workplace and sustainability. With more than 60 nationally recognized programs, Selkirk College ensures its graduates are career and life ready.

Selkirk College values respect, quality, inclusivity, curiosity, service, collaboration and accountability in all its endeavours. The college serves more than 11,000 students in nine locations across the West Kootenay/Boundary. With almost 2,300 full-time students and up to 10,000 continuing education learners, the college helps build futures by preparing graduates for challenging and exciting careers.

A Cornerstone of Community

In order to survive and thrive in rural Canada, residents need to adapt and adjust. Selkirk College is British Columbia’s oldest rural community college and a vital piece of the region’s economy. Since 1966, the college has been providing unique and innovative learning opportunities for students from near and far. Selkirk College students come from across Canada and around the world with its international programming welcoming learners from more than 20 countries.

Education and Skills for Today's Job Market

Selkirk College offers high quality, affordable and personal learning. Students have the opportunity to study in creative, digital and performing arts; in the environmental and natural resource fields; the health care, community, and social service disciplines; in hospitality, tourism and resort management; in business; in professional aviation; in the skilled industrial trades; in academic upgrading; and university transfer in the arts, sciences, and humanities. It’s all here at Selkirk College and it all takes place in a small classroom learning environment.

No Better Place to Be

Recreation and lifestyle is a big draw to those who call the West Kootenay/Boundary home. World class four-season outdoor opportunities, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and a diverse economy provide great benefit to student life on campus. Many of those who come to study carve out opportunities and never leave.

Imagine a community where life and love of learning are enthusiastically embraced. Amidst the incredible majesty of Southern British Columbia’s mountain terrain, that place exists at Selkirk College.

Programs in our Region

Located in the West Kootenay region of BC, Selkirk College consists of 5 campuses and 3 learning centres, educating more than 2,400 full-time students and almost 12,000 students each year. Here are a few of the programs offered in our region:

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