Community Education and Training

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The Powell River Campus of Vancouver Island University has a long-standing commitment to serving thousands of lifelong learners in our community each year.

The Community Education and Training program provides learning opportunities to meet your professional and personal interests, increase your knowledge and skills, enrich your life, and help you fulfill your personal goals.

Check out our wide variety of courses! Our evening, weekend, and day classes will help you fit learning easily into your schedule.

Course Offerings

Community Education and Training in Powell River will be offering our spring/summer courses in-person. To see full list of courses, please click here.


Registration for the Fall session starts in early August, and for the Spring/Summer session in mid-December.

Registration is only available online or by telephone until further notice.

Web Registration

Online registration is now available for all Community Education and Training courses starting mid-December for the Spring/Summer 2022 courses! 

Through the web registration system you will be able to select courses, add them to your shopping cart and at check-out safely pay for your selected courses with a credit card. Click here for web registration. 

Telephone Registration

Should you wish to register via telephone, please phone 604-485-2878 to create or update your student record, and to register for your selected courses. After registering by telephone, you will need to make payment by logging in to your VIU Online Student Record or through your financial institution (personal online banking, on the phone, or in person).

Refund Policy for Community Education and Training Classes

Fees are refundable until two weeks before the course start date. Note that we are unable to issue refunds after this deadline; however, a full refund will be issued if a course is cancelled.

VIU's New 'Community Classroom' Website

The Communications and Public Engagement Office launched a website in 2020 called Community Classroom: It contains some fun educational videos and cool activities created by VIU Faculty, Staff and Students. Check it out and let us know what you think. Go to the Community Classroom.