Academic Upgrading & Development (AUD)
Our friendly, supportive setting gives you personalized attention to upgrade and improve your academic skills and overall quality of life. We’re here to help in any way we can, whether it's by securing a pre-requisite course you need for a program or boosting your employability prospects through education.
The School of Academic Upgrading & Development is located at all of our 6 college locations. Please see individual program pages for more information.
Interim School Chair
Phone: 250.352.6601 Ext 13268
Whether you’re starting out in your career, looking to upgrade skills or striving towards a new leadership position, we’ve got you covered. Our dynamic business programming ensures you get training in the latest business trends and offers you challenging and rewarding coursework and assignments. We’ll help you master the latest office technology and give you invaluable co-op experiences jump-start your career.
Taught by our highly skilled professional instructors, our School of Business is located on our Castlegar Campus and offers many co-op education and business competition opportunities.
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Environment & Geomatics
Whether you love nature and want to play a role in preserving our environment or have an interest in visually identifying relationships, patterns and trends through mapping, we have a program to fit your needs.
Located on our Castlegar Campus our School of Environment & Geomatics focuses on experiential, hands-on outdoor learning.
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Health & Human Services
Turn your desire to help and nurture others into a meaningful career in health and human services. These caring professions are all about making sure people’s needs are met and that they are cared for in a loving, humanistic way and our programs teach you exactly how to do that and excel at your career to make an important difference in someone’s life.
You’ll get relevant, current and responsive attention and training in our certificate and diploma programs, designed to provide the skills and competencies to enable your success in further education and your career.
Located on our Castlegar Campus our School of Health & Human Services instructors give you the academic, theoretical, philosophical and practical training including co-operative learning strategies, experiential value-based instruction and theoretical analysis in real-world practice settings.
Hospitality & Tourism
With world-class recreational opportunities, including internationally-acclaimed ski resort access, Scholars Dining Room and our hair and esthetics salon, our campuses are perfect for giving you practical experiences in hospitality and tourism. Our welcoming instructors take you through the ins-and-outs of these highly progressive industries to get you started on career success—and earning a high wage.
Located in Nelson, BC on our Tenth Street Campus our School of Hospitality & Tourism gives you essential training whether you want to work your way around the world or set up shop in your own hometown.
Selkirk International is committed to welcoming students from around the world and providing opportunities for all Selkirk College students to have an international experience as a part of their studies.
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Industry and Trades Training
Get started in a career that interests you and you’ll enjoy a great career with high earning potential and plenty of room for advancement. The BC Government expects trades to experience a boom with a shortage in skilled labourers, meaning you’ll have your pick of jobs, both here in the Kootenay/Boundary region, elsewhere in the province and beyond.
Located in Nelson, BC on our Silver King Campus our School of Industry & Trades offers a variety of found, apprenticeship and trades-related programs to help you get your career moving.
Our programs are designed support your individualism in a challenging learning environment that integrates history, critical thinking, science, technology, business in hands-on studio settings. Small classes sizes taught by faculty provide you with individual attention and extended studio hours allow you to grow.
Located on our Victoria Street Campus and Tenth Street Campus our School of The Arts programs and held in beautiful and diverse Nelson, BC where arts and culture provide a backdrop to a unique blend of urban sophistication and rural charm with an unhurried pace and friendly atmosphere.
University Arts & Sciences
Whether you’re starting a new career, looking to upgrade skills or are interested in further education, we have diverse courses in sciences, humanities, social sciences and arts, to fit your needs. Even if you’re not sure what your career path looks like, getting started with courses today will help define your future career direction.
Located on our Castlegar Campus our School of University Arts & Sciences distinguished faculty and small class sizes mean you get personal attention and opportunities to build connections, enhance communication and develop confidence to achieve your goals.
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