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Retail and Hospitality Careers (Adult Special Education) Certificate


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 and Winter/Spring 2021 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with VCC about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Vancouver Downtown

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    38 weeks (full-time; total 38 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $2350 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $300 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Winter/Spring 2021

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

This is a developmental program.

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out VCC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: $35

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

  • at least a Grade 5 reading level (Lesser qualified applicants may be admitted with the instructor's approval.)
Non-Academic
1. Participate in 2 screening interviews (to determine the applicant's suitability for the program):
    • first screening interview with the Student Service Assistant for Students with Disabilities 
    • if successful in the first interview, the applicant will participate in the second interview with the Retail and Hospitality Careers faculty member
2. Provide information through documentation and at the interviews to support assessment of the following admission criteria: 
  • a diagnosis or history that identifies a difficulty with learning
  • be comfortable in an alternative learning environment designed for students with disabilities
  • previous career exploration that supports training in the hospitality industry
  • desire and willingness to work with guests in a hospitality setting and an aptitude for providing exceptional customer service
  • be able to travel independently to the college and workplace
  • no emotional or medical concerns that would significantly impair learning
  • demonstrate appropriate personal hygiene and have the ability to independently attend to personal care needs
  • ability to attend classroom and practicum on a full-time basis
  • willingness to work and perform program-related tasks with strength and endurance
  • good finger and hand dexterity for handling equipment
Admission Advice
Upon acceptance to the program, you may need to provide a successful criminal record check to meet the requirement of some practicum placements. 

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy VCC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

All applicants are required to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom.

Check individual programs at VCC for English proficiency requirements. 

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - Applicants must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for their desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program before your name is added to a waitlist or registered in a program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program before your name is added to a waitlist or registered in a program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Students transfering between post-secondary institutions in B.C. may refer to the BC Transfer Guide to find program transfer credits or BC Articulation Handbook for entrance requirement equivalencies.

If you have prior post-secondary education that you want to transfer to VCC, you must make a formal request through the Registrar's Office by completing an Approval for Transfer Credit form and attaching all required documents. For more information call 604.871.7000.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have prior post-secondary education that you want to transfer to VCC, you must make a formal request through the Registrar's Office by completing an Approval for Transfer Credit form and attaching all required documents. For more information call 604.871.7000. 

Mature Student

You must be at least 18 years old (unless you have graduated from Secondary School) to meet the general admission requirement for VCC. In addition, specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

VCC International provides helpful information for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

For information about applying to VCC, please check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.