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Community Education and Training

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

The Community Education and Training program provides learning opportunities that help you:

  • meet your professional and personal interests
  • increase your knowledge and skills
  • enrich your life
  • fulfill your personal goals

Our evening, weekend and day classes will help you fit learning easily into your schedule.


Community Education and Training offers courses in-person at tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus.

View full list of Community Education courses


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

Registration is available online, in-person or by telephone.

Web registration

Online registration is now available for all Community Education and Training courses. Through the web registration system you will can select courses, add them to your shopping cart and safely pay with a credit card.

Register online

Telephone registration

To register via telephone, please phone 604.485.2878. After registering by telephone, you will need to make payment by logging in to your VIU Online Student Record or through your financial institution.

In-person registration

For in-person registration payment is limited to cheques. Cash, credit card and debit are not accepted. However, after registering in-person, you can also make payment by logging in to your VIU Online Student Record or through your financial institution. 

Withdrawal request and refunds

You can withdraw and receive a refund if you make the request at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Extenuating circumstances may be considered if the request is made later. Note that we are unable to issue refunds after this deadline; however, a full refund will be issued if a course is cancelled.

Courses may be cancelled due to low enrolment.

Other VIU learning options 

Professional Development and Training 

VIU offers a range of non-credit courses that help you upgrade your skills or explore a new career path. Learn more about Professional Development and training online courses.

VIU's Community Classroom website

Community Classroom features fun educational videos and cool activities created by VIU faculty, staff and students. Check it out and let us know what you think. 


ElderCollege courses at tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus cover a wide range of topics. Students of all ages can register for these courses.

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Tell us what you’d like to learn, and we’ll add you to an interest list and contact you when a course becomes available.

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