kálax-ay | the Sunshine Coast Campus of Capilano University

At Capilano University's Sunshine Coast campus, our focus is on student success. Classes are small with a high level of interaction with your instructors.

Our career programs ensure that you get a chance to apply the new skills and knowledge you're learning through real projects and community practicums.

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Sunshine Coast programs and courses

Capilano University First-Year Experience allows you to take first-year university courses while forging deep connections with the communities and landscapes of the Sunshine Coast.

Working from scholarly and applied perspectives, this suite of courses focus on critical issues facing society today, from land use and local community development to climate change and global politics. You will explore the role of education and business in developing solutions.

As a first-year student entering our integrated, cross-disciplinary curriculum, you will gain practical experience in research, creativity and critical thinking that will lay the foundation for your future academic success. You’ll also learn to use important communication and networking tools to build professional connections.

Innovative in both delivery and content, classes combine flexible and exciting online programming, interactive and engaging workshops, and work-integrated learning opportunities with local organizations.

With access to career-training programs like LinkedIn Learning, you’ll apply your academic knowledge to real-world working situations and draw on these experiences in your course work. You will be a connected and informed student ready to thrive in your community.

Confirmed Fall 2020 courses:

This suite of courses enables students to earn credits toward a university credential without leaving the Sunshine Coast.

Courses can be applied to CapU programs, and most transfer to other post-secondary institutions in B.C. Take one course or take them all!

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Be sure to select Arts-General as your program choice.

Skills for Life: Join the Community Adult Learning Program at Capilano University and get ready for your future.

In today's world, we are all learning every day. Join our Skills for Life program at Capilano University and reach your learning goals.

  • You may want to develop new computer skills because technology is changing our world and you want to keep up.
  • You may want to brush up on your reading, writing and math skills because you have a new job or you want to help your children with their homework. Perhaps you didn't get the skills you needed when you were younger and you are ready to develop them now.
  • You may be an immigrant from another country who speaks another language and you want to improve your English language skills.

Our Skills for Life program at Capilano University can support you! We will match you up with a volunteer tutor for one-on-one tutoring or you can join one of the groups we offer. We work with people to develop their skills in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral communication
  • Math
  • Computers

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