Sechelt Nation Language and Culture Certificate

Faculty of Arts & Sciences School of Humanities


5 year(s)

Program Highlights

Develop your Sechelt language skills while learning more about the history and culture of the Sechelt nation. 7ewkw’chalap kwetl’ tiwsham she shashishalhem!

Come and learn about the language and culture of the Sechelt (shíshálh)Nation. You'll take introductory language courses as well as literature and other electives relevant to Sechelt linguistics and culture. You'll study at our Sunshine Coast campus and be taught by CapU instructors and Sechelt community members. Help increase fluency and keep the Sechelt language alive. The course is taught from a Sechelt perspective and is aimed at current and future Sechelt language teachers.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
Sunshine CoastSpringPart-time
Sunshine CoastFallPart-time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$2073 $1390 $3464
Year 2$2073 $1390 $3464
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$4147 $2780 $6927

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Term

Total credits: 9.00

ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
FNLG 108The Sechelt Language I (Sháshíshálhem I)3.00 credits
LING 102Introduction to Practical Phonetics3.00 credits


Second Term

Total credits: 9.00


Third Term

Total credits: 6.00


Fourth Term

Total credits: 6.00

ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
FNLG 111The Sechelt Language IV (Sháshíshálhem IV)3.00 credits


Total program credits: 30.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 2, 2021 - Feb 1, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 15, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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Have questions about this program?

Sechelt Nation Language and Culture Certificate-Linguistics

604 986 1911 , ext. 2423

Student Information Services

604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230