Events

Feb
19
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

Join us for a free information session to learn more about the fascinating field of animal care. This part-time, non-credit Certificate Program is designed primarily to meet the demands for trained personnel in veterinary hospitals and animal care shelters. Graduates may also find work and/or volunteer opportunities in settings such as: animal recovery centers, pet stores, zoos, game farms and...


Feb
19
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

Are you interested in learning how to code or manage computer systems and networks? Vancouver Island University’s Information Technology and Applied Systems program (ITAS) prepares students for the jobs of the future. Graduates of this program attain careers in web development, computer programming, systems administration and networking. Employment opportunities abound in this growing industry...


Feb
20
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Parksville/Qualicum Centre

Are you ready for a fast-paced career in the hands-on, creative field of esthetics? Vancouver Island University’s 8-month Professional Esthetics certificate program will get you job-ready and in high demand with industry employers. Graduates work in many settings – day, resort, destination and cruise ship spas; hair salons; private businesses; and sales and promotion. Courses run Tuesday to...


Feb
22
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

Interested in the Dental Assistant or Dental Hygiene program? Join us for a free information session to learn more about these two programs — there is no need to pre-register.


Feb
22
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

Build the foundation for your career in the carpentry industry with Vancouver Island University’s Carpentry Foundation Program. VIU’s eight-month program is for anyone who wants a career that combines physical and mental work and the rewarding feeling that comes with building things. Graduates find work as apprentice carpenters, concrete formers, wood framers, finishing carpenter’s helpers,...


Feb
26
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

Consider a career operating heavy equipment like backhoes, dozers, excavators, graders and dump trucks. Vancouver Island University’s Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate Program provides the foundation for success in this industry. This program provides intensive, hands-on, real-life training in the operation of heavy equipment, routine maintenance of machinery, and the practical field...


Mar
01
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

Calling all foodies! Shape your passion into a rewarding, hands-on career that can take you around the world with Vancouver Island University’s Culinary Arts and Professional Baking programs. These internationally recognized programs provide students with hands-on, real-world experiences running service programs in state-of-the-art kitchens and labs. Food and bakery items are served to VIU’s...


Mar
05
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

A career as a welder or heavy duty mechanic is within reach with Vancouver Island University’s Welding and Heavy Mechanical Trades programs. Working with metal is a rewarding, challenging career with lots of well-paying job prospects. VIU offers several levels of training, including a 28-week introductory program that prepares students for entry into this industry. The 10-month Heavy Mechanical...


Mar
05
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

Consider a career as a hairstylist. VIU’s Hairstylist Program has an excellent reputation and longstanding history of proven success – graduates of this program report a high level of success in the industry and many local salons are owned and operated by graduates. The 11-month program includes Pivot Point International’s A Designer Approach curriculum, which helps build skill, proficiency and...


Mar
05
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Nanaimo Campus

Get your start in a career as a power engineer with the help of Vancouver Island University’s Fourth Class Power Engineering/Process Operator program. Electricity and heat energy management are essential to the way we live now – power engineers are the people who make sure the lights stay on. They operate equipment for our comfort and various applications in our daily lives. VIU’s 32-week Red...


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