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Retail and Hospitality Careers (Adult Special Education) Certificate


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Downtown (City Centre) Campus
  • Campuses
    Vancouver Downtown

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    9 Months
  • Tuition Estimate
    $2152 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $275 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate

This is a developmental program.

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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

  • be at least 18 years old
  • at least a Grade 5 reading level (Lesser qualified applicants may be admitted with the instructor's approval.)
Non-Academic
  • participate in an interview with the Student Service Assistant for Students with Disabilities
  • participate in a successful interview with two members of the Hospitality Careers program
  • 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
  • be willing to work shifts including evenings and weekends
  • 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
  • be able to stand for long periods of time 
  • good finger and hand dexterity for handling equipment
  • good motor skills for handling cleaning duties
  • be able to lift moderately heavy objects
  • no emotional problems or medical concerns that would significantly impair learning

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

Check individual programs 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

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 604.443.8411.

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 604.443.8411.

 

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 is the information gateway for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

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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.