Selkirk College

Founded in 1966 as British Columbia’s first regional community college, Selkirk College is proud to provide unique and innovative learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. With over 60 nationally recognized programs in fields such as Aviation, Business, Health, Industry and Trades training, Cosmetology, the Arts, and University Arts and Sciences, Selkirk College ensures that its graduates are career-ready.

Selkirk College is a leader in environmental sustainability and has implemented initiatives that improve campus life, as well as the health and livelihoods of the surrounding communities.

The College’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning by transforming lives through education, training, and service to the community. The College’s day-to-day operations are based on the values of respect, quality, inclusivity, and curiosity. Selkirk College also values collaboration, both within the College and with outside stakeholders, by creating partnerships based on equity and mutual benefit.

Selkirk College is home to the Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, as well as the Rural Development Institute.

Campus Life at Selkirk

Selkirk College is comprised of eight campuses across the West Kootenay and Boundary regions. The College’s main campus is located in Castlegar, British Columbia.

The College’s Athletics and Recreation department ensures that students can achieve a balance between academic, social, and personal life. Campus recreation provides a variety of recreational opportunities for students, staff, and the community, including hosting events such as ski nights, canoe trips, curling nights, hockey games and outings to the local hot springs. Campus recreation is also home to state-of-the-art recreational facilities, featuring intramural leagues, drop-in fitness classes, full-sized gymnasiums, and a climbing wall.

Campus services include childcare services, learning success services, counseling, and career advice, all of which make it easier for students to focus on their studies and get assistance as necessary.

Selkirk College’s main campus in Castlegar, British Columbia, is located in the Selkirk Mountains near four of British Columbia’s seven national parks. With magnificent landscapes and ample opportunities to engage with the community, students are able to experience the best of Canadian culture.

Why Study at Selkirk College?

Selkirk College’s learner-focus creates pathways that prepare students for success in further education or in their chosen professional field. The College’s emphasis on community engagement and learning has made Selkirk College a valuable partner in community economic development and renewal through both regional collaboration and social innovation.

The College’s community involvement ensures that students will experience an exciting, vibrant combination of post-secondary learning and participation in the local environment.

Selkirk College’s campus is surrounded by rivers, beaches, mineral hot springs, and snow-capped mountains. Students at Selkirk College are uniquely able to experience Canada’s majestic landscape while receiving a high-quality, practical education that prepares graduates for success in their lives and in their careers.

School Address

301 Frank Beinder Way,
Castlegar,British Columbia
V1N 4L3

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