Adult Special Education - Part-time Courses

Upgrade your reading, writing, numeracy, and computer skills. These courses are designed for students with a disability who wish to establish and/or upgrade prevocational skills that would enhance entry into further education or employment.
Program Status:
Accepting applications

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September Varies VCC Transcript Downtown Part-time

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To apply for these courses please contact the Community and Career Education Department at 604.871.7000, ext. 8451 or email cace@vcc.ca.

Program Description

Program Description

All VCC courses take into account the specific needs of the individual and the benefits of group work and peer instruction. Audiovisual materials are used extensively. Students are also involved in role-plays, demonstrations, group discussion and field trips.

VCC offers a variety of part-time courses over a nine-month period, including:

  • Reading and writing for everyday use (five hours per week)
  • Computer applications (10 hours per week)
  • Managing your money (five hours per week)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee Varies - Students call apply for financial grants
Student Union Fee $55.71
College Initiative Fee $33.41
Other Costs $86.60 - Campus Resource Fee

For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.

Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

VCC’s Community and Career Education (CACE) Department offers adult special education programs and courses for students with disabilities.

Areas of study include career awareness and exploration, food service careers, retail and hospitality, computer applications, literacy, and numeracy.

Group tours are also welcome. To arrange please call 604-871-7000, ext. 8451.

Date Day Time Room Location
July 24, 2018 Tuesday 3 - 4 p.m. 522 Downtown
September 24, 2018 Monday 3 - 4 p.m. 522 Downtown

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


No courses are currently scheduled for this Spring 2018 (201850)Spring/Summer 2018 (201860) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Fall 2018 (201870)

Term 1

(CCED 0601) Reading and Writing for Everyday Use - Lvl 1
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(CCED 0604) Computer Applications
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(CCED 0608) Managing Your Money
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(CCED 0611) Reading and Writing for Everyday Use - Lvl 2
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(CCED 0621) Reading and Writing for Everyday Use - Lvl 3
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(CCED 0631) Reading and Writing for Everyday Use - Lvl 4
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