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Career-Focused Training. Flexible Learning Options. Passionate Instructors. Experience the Discovery Difference…

For almost 35 years, Discovery Community College has helped thousands of people just like you get the training and credentials it takes to succeed – personally and professionally. You’re invited to explore our career training options and get the answers you need to make an informed decision about your future.

Like many Canadians, you may be concerned about the rising cost of living and the need to find ways to increase your income potential. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve, training to obtain new qualifications could be a great solution.

Discovery Community College is dedicated to providing career training in a way that is convenient, supportive and affordable. We’re proud to offer various funding options so you can invest in your future. There has never been more funding for career training than there is right now.

If you’re interested in learning more about Discovery’s career training programs and how we can help you get ahead in today’s job market, contact us today. Discovery Community College is regulated by the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Jun 25th to May 2ndHealth Care Assistant - Nanaimo: Discovery Community College - Nanaimo 495 Dunsmuir St. Nanaimo BC Canada V9R 6B9 Health Care Assistants (HCAs), sometimes called Health Care Aides, provide important personal assistance and support services for a wide variety of medical clients including elderly patrons, injured or disabled persons and chronically ill people who require short term assistance or ongoing support.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Health-Care-Assistant.jpgDiscovery Community College
  • Jun 25th to May 2ndHealth Care Assistant - Surrey: Discovery Community College - Surrey 10040 King George Boulevard Surrey BC Caanda V3T 2W4 Health Care Assistants (HCAs), sometimes called Health Care Aides, provide important personal assistance and support services for a wide variety of medical clients including elderly patrons, injured or disabled persons and chronically ill people who require short term assistance or ongoing support.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Health-Care-Assistant.jpgDiscovery Community College
  • Jul 15th to May 2ndHealth Care Assistant - Nanaimo: Discovery Community College - Nanaimo 495 Dunsmuir St. Nanaimo BC Canada V9R 6B9 Health Care Assistants (HCAs), sometimes called Health Care Aides, provide important personal assistance and support services for a wide variety of medical clients including elderly patrons, injured or disabled persons and chronically ill people who require short term assistance or ongoing support.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Health-Care-Assistant.jpgDiscovery Community College
  • Jul 30th to Oct 18thDental Reception: Discovery Community College - Online Interested in starting a rewarding career in the dental industry? In as little as 19 weeks, you'll receive the medical knowledge and technical skills needed to succeed as a Dental Receptionist.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/dental-office-e1686667506140.jpgDiscovery Community College
  • Jul 30th to Oct 18thMedical and Dental Office Management: Discovery Community College - Online The Medical Dental Office Management Diploma program is designed to give you the skills required to effectively manage a medical clinic, doctors’ office, specialists’ office or clinic, hospital, chiropractic office, optometry office, dentists’ office, or a government-related agency such as public health.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/AdobeStock_249468811_updated.jpgDiscovery Community College
  • Aug 12th to Oct 10thCommunity Support Worker - Education Assistant/Social Service Worker/Community Mental Health: Discovery Community College - Online Are you passionate about helping the most vulnerable people in your community? With Discovery Community College's 56-week Community Support Worker program, you can make a difference in your community and affect positive change in the lives of others.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/triplePic2.pngDiscovery Community College
  • Sep 9th to Oct 22ndDental Assistant Level II: Discovery Community College - Surrey 10040 King George Boulevard Surrey BC Caanda V3T 2W4 The Dental Assistant II Program from Discovery Community College provides the specialized hands-on training, practical experience and necessary clinical skills it takes to become a professional Dental Assistant. https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Dental-Assistant.jpgDiscovery Community College
  • Sep 17th to Feb 14thDental Reception: Discovery Community College - Online Interested in starting a rewarding career in the dental industry? In as little as 19 weeks, you'll receive the medical knowledge and technical skills needed to succeed as a Dental Receptionist.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/dental-office-e1686667506140.jpgDiscovery Community College
  • Oct 1st to May 2ndCommunity Support Worker - Community Mental Health/Social Service Worker/Education Assistant: Discovery Community College - Online Are you passionate about helping the most vulnerable people in your community? With Discovery Community College's 56-week Community Support Worker program, you can make a difference in your community and affect positive change in the lives of others.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/triplePic2.pngDiscovery Community College
  • Oct 8th to Dec 5thCommunity Support Worker - Education Assistant/Community Mental Health / Social Service Worker: Discovery Community College - Online Are you passionate about helping the most vulnerable people in your community? With Discovery Community College's 56-week Community Support Worker program, you can make a difference in your community and affect positive change in the lives of others.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/triplePic2.pngDiscovery Community College
  • Dec 4th to Mar 13thJustice & Community Support: Discovery Community College - Online The Justice & Community Safety Leadership program from Discovery Community College prepares you with the skills and knowledge needed for an entry-level career in the safety or security field. Learn what it takes to help serve your community. https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/AdobeStock_157022995-scaled-e1664207839672.jpegDiscovery Community College
  • Dec 10th to Jan 24thDental Assistant Level II: Discovery Community College - Surrey 10040 King George Boulevard Surrey BC Caanda V3T 2W4 The Dental Assistant II Program from Discovery Community College provides the specialized hands-on training, practical experience and necessary clinical skills it takes to become a professional Dental Assistant. https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Dental-Assistant.jpgDiscovery Community College
  • Dec 10th to Sep 5thMedical and Dental Office Management - Medical/Dental Applications Only: Discovery Community College - Online The Medical Dental Office Management Diploma program is designed to give you the skills required to effectively manage a medical clinic, doctors’ office, specialists’ office or clinic, hospital, chiropractic office, optometry office, dentists’ office, or a government-related agency such as public health.https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/AdobeStock_249468811_updated.jpgDiscovery Community College

Is Career Training Right for You? Take the Discovery Community College “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Career Readiness Score Now >>

Programs

  • Business and Finance

    Are you drawn to the dynamic, ever-evolving business sector? Discovery Community College offers Business & Finance career training programs that can be completed in under 1 year. Build a strong foundation for a successful career in the business field. Learn more.

  • Community Support

    Ready to start a fulfilling career where you can help others better themselves? Consider Discovery Community College's Community Support programs, which range from 22 weeks to 1 year in length. Programs include Community Support Worker, Social Service Worker, and more. Learn more.

  • Education Assistant

    Education Assistants have a direct impact on the children they assist, and get to see them grow and achieve individual milestones throughout the year. The skills you learn in this program will prepare you for a successful career as an Education Assistant. Learn more.

  • Healthcare, Medical and Dental

    Are you interested in working in the exciting and rewarding field of healthcare? Enter a truly fulfilling career path with Discovery Community College's Medical and Dental programs, which range from 38 to 93 weeks in length. Programs include Practical Nurse, Dental Assistant, Health Care Assistant, and more! Learn more.

  • Healthcare Administration

    Are you interested in getting established in a promising healthcare administration career? You can turn your talent for organization into a rewarding medical career with the professional Healthcare Administration programs from Discovery Community College. Learn more.

  • Justice & Crisis Response

    During the Justice & Community programs, you'll get the skills and training to start rewarding a career where you help others. Learn more about Discovery Community College's Justice & Community programs, which can be completed in just over 1 year. Programs include Justice & Community Safety Leadership, Security & Community Safety and more! Learn more.

What Sets Us Apart?

Career-Focused Training – As a Discovery learner, all of your time will be spent on relevant skills you’ll use on the job. You can enter the workplace knowing that you have the skills to succeed. Programs range from 14-week certificate to 93-week diploma programs.

On-Campus & Virtual Classroom Options – Discovery offers accessible scheduling options including full-time, part-time, evening and weekend as well as virtual classroom training options. Choose the schedule that best fits your life.

High Grad Placement Rate – Discovery Community College has a 96% job placement rate*. That’s because we assess employment gaps within the community and then tailors the programs around that, giving you the exact skills that employers are looking for to fill their vacant positions.

A Culture of Caring – At Discovery, you’ll never feel like a number. We believe in the power of community and we surround ourselves with staff and faculty who go above and beyond to provide the level of attention you need, when you need it.

Industry-Recognized Training – Since 1996, Discovery Community College has been active within the community, building strong employer relationships. We have a reputation for producing fully skilled and ready-to-work graduates who are sought after by local employers.

About Us

At Discovery Community College, we are dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and hands-on training you need so you can start a successful career.

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Admissions

Ready to take the next step? You can apply to Discovery Community College quickly and easily. Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Team are here to help.

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Financial Aid

Financing options may be available to you. Our Financial Aid Advisors will help you explore your financial options and determine the aid you may qualify for.

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Convenient Learning Options

At Discovery Community College, you don’t have to put your life on hold to start career training. We offer accessible learning options including on-campus, online and blended learning options. Choose the schedule that best fits your life.

Get the skills and hands-on training you need to succeed through our on-site campuses. By attending one of our campuses throughout British Columbia, you’ll receive the practical experience that employers look forGet a tour of our on-campus labs and see if Discovery is right for you!

Blended learning is a great option for individuals juggling work and family responsibilities, people who can’t easily commute to campus every day, and individuals who have difficulty concentrating in a traditional classroom setting.

There are many benefits to completing your education virtually online, including the chance to work when you want, where you want. So whether you’re working full-time, raising your family, or have other important priorities, Discovery Community College is here to help you gain professional development skills at a pace you can keep up with.

As an international learner studying at Discovery Community College, our co-op based training programs allows you to gain real-world experience in the community with a 52-week cooperative work experience placement upon completion of the program.

Not Sure if You're Ready for Career Training? Find Out! Take the Discovery Community College “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now >>

Training Services

At Discovery Community College, your academic success is our top goal. Our Training Service Coordinators are here to help support your career goals. Academic support, assistance with finding practicums, and long-term communication with ready-to-work graduates are just some of the ways our Training Services team is here to help you succeed.

Discovery Community College has seven campuses on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland including Campbell River, CourtenayNanaimoMaple Ridge, Prince George, Williams Lake & Surrey.

Is Discovery Community College Career Training Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about programs at Discovery College and exploring which career path is best for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives are happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from courses to financial aid.

To speak with an Admissions Advisor right away, give us a call at 1-877-315-5241.

*Source: https://discoverycommunitycollege.com/about-us/

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