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Capilano College provides a broad array of courses and programs for academic, personal, and/or professional/career interests in Business and Professional Studies, Fine and Applied Arts, Health and Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology. The College offers 2-year university transfer programs in over 30 disciplines, 4-year bachelor degrees in Business Administration, Jazz Studies, Music Therapy, and Tourism Management, and post-graduate certificate programs, for students holding a bachelor degree, in Asia Pacific Management, Environmental Science, and Latin American Management and Art. Over 22 career/vocational training programs leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate are also available at Capilano College. The College additionally makes available preparatory courses for students who need to upgrade their skills and/or refresh their knowledge of certain areas of study. These offerings fall into the categories of Adult Basic Education, Adult Special Education, Alternative Career Training, and English as a Second Language.
Capilano College is known for its strong teaching and innovative programs, and it is committed to maintaining this reputation by providing relevant courses and programs in order to enable students to succeed in their respective careers and education. Founded in 1968, the College's classes were originally taught in provisional locations like churches, high schools, and other nearby sites. In 1973, the College opened its first campus in North Vancouver, and, in 1977, a new campus was founded in Sechelt. From 1991-1996, the College underwent a major expansion and upgrading phase which included the opening of a 90-seat lecture theatre, a sports complex, the Capilano College Child Care Centre, the Birch Building, which is now home to a 380-seat performance theatre, classrooms, and students services, and a new campus in Squamish.