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Arbutus College of Communication Arts, Business & Technology

473 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • B.C. Access Grant
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Our Business Management Certificate program instructors are experienced educators who have worked in senior managerial positions in banking, international trade, retailing, and manufacturing. The business management courses are current, practical, and geared toward application in the “real world” to help students enter and succeed in the workforce. We integrate communication skills teaching with academic and professional business education and training.  In today’s marketplace, strong communication skills—which include speaking and writing—are essential. In this program, students will master great communication techniques, increase their confidence in public speaking, and present their thoughts and ideas clearly in meetings, sales venues, employment interviews, or group presentations.
  • Our Business Management Certificate program instructors are experienced educators who have worked in senior managerial positions in banking, international trade, retailing, and manufacturing. The business management courses are current, practical, and geared toward application in the “real world” to help students enter and succeed in the workforce. We integrate communication skills teaching with academic and professional business education and training.  In today’s marketplace, strong communication skills—which include speaking and writing—are essential. In this program, students will master great communication techniques, increase their confidence in public speaking, and present their thoughts and ideas clearly in meetings, sales venues, employment interviews, or group presentations.
  • Our Business Management Certificate program instructors are experienced educators who have worked in senior managerial positions in banking, international trade, retailing, and manufacturing. The business management courses are current, practical, and geared toward application in the “real world” to help students enter and succeed in the workforce. We integrate communication skills teaching with academic and professional business education and training.  In today’s marketplace, strong communication skills—which include speaking and writing—are essential. In this program, students will master great communication techniques, increase their confidence in public speaking, and present their thoughts and ideas clearly in meetings, sales venues, employment interviews, or group presentations.
  • Our Business Management Certificate program instructors are experienced educators who have worked in senior managerial positions in banking, international trade, retailing, and manufacturing. The business management courses are current, practical, and geared toward application in the “real world” to help students enter and succeed in the workforce. We integrate communication skills teaching with academic and professional business education and training.  In today’s marketplace, strong communication skills—which include speaking and writing—are essential. In this program, students will master great communication techniques, increase their confidence in public speaking, and present their thoughts and ideas clearly in meetings, sales venues, employment interviews, or group presentations.
  • Our Business Management Certificate program instructors are experienced educators who have worked in senior managerial positions in banking, international trade, retailing, and manufacturing. The business management courses are current, practical, and geared toward application in the “real world” to help students enter and succeed in the workforce. We integrate communication skills teaching with academic and professional business education and training.  In today’s marketplace, strong communication skills—which include speaking and writing—are essential. In this program, students will master great communication techniques, increase their confidence in public speaking, and present their thoughts and ideas clearly in meetings, sales venues, employment interviews, or group presentations.
  • Our Business Management Certificate program instructors are experienced educators who have worked in senior managerial positions in banking, international trade, retailing, and manufacturing. The business management courses are current, practical, and geared toward application in the “real world” to help students enter and succeed in the workforce. We integrate communication skills teaching with academic and professional business education and training.  In today’s marketplace, strong communication skills—which include speaking and writing—are essential. In this program, students will master great communication techniques, increase their confidence in public speaking, and present their thoughts and ideas clearly in meetings, sales venues, employment interviews, or group presentations.
  • Our Business Management Certificate program instructors are experienced educators who have worked in senior managerial positions in banking, international trade, retailing, and manufacturing. The business management courses are current, practical, and geared toward application in the “real world” to help students enter and succeed in the workforce. We integrate communication skills teaching with academic and professional business education and training.  In today’s marketplace, strong communication skills—which include speaking and writing—are essential. In this program, students will master great communication techniques, increase their confidence in public speaking, and present their thoughts and ideas clearly in meetings, sales venues, employment interviews, or group presentations.
  • Marketing drives business development, both locally and globally. It is about understanding and satisfying customers’ needs and desires. As an information society, we have the ability to connect global markets and create new marketing opportunities like never before. This, however, also presents many challenges. Our marketing program will help students learn the theory and practice of marketing from experienced marketing professionals while keeping such challenges in mind. A key objective of this program is to teach students how to develop an effective marketing plan and how to successfully follow through on every step of the marketing process. The program will provide students with extensive training in marketing research, international marketing, and direct-marketing campaigns. Mastering these skills will empower students to target positions within the marketing department of any organization. Students acquire the skills needed to be a professional marketer in today’s competitive business environment. Arbutus College graduates are ready to meet the challenges of today’s fast-paced, global economy.
  • Marketing drives business development, both locally and globally. It is about understanding and satisfying customers’ needs and desires. As an information society, we have the ability to connect global markets and create new marketing opportunities like never before. This, however, also presents many challenges. Our marketing program will help students learn the theory and practice of marketing from experienced marketing professionals while keeping such challenges in mind. A key objective of this program is to teach students how to develop an effective marketing plan and how to successfully follow through on every step of the marketing process. The program will provide students with extensive training in marketing research, international marketing, and direct-marketing campaigns. Mastering these skills will empower students to target positions within the marketing department of any organization. Students acquire the skills needed to be a professional marketer in today’s competitive business environment. Arbutus College graduates are ready to meet the challenges of today’s fast-paced, global economy.
  • Marketing drives business development, both locally and globally. It is about understanding and satisfying customers’ needs and desires. As an information society, we have the ability to connect global markets and create new marketing opportunities like never before. This, however, also presents many challenges. Our marketing program will help students learn the theory and practice of marketing from experienced marketing professionals while keeping such challenges in mind. A key objective of this program is to teach students how to develop an effective marketing plan and how to successfully follow through on every step of the marketing process. The program will provide students with extensive training in marketing research, international marketing, and direct-marketing campaigns. Mastering these skills will empower students to target positions within the marketing department of any organization. Students acquire the skills needed to be a professional marketer in today’s competitive business environment. Arbutus College graduates are ready to meet the challenges of today’s fast-paced, global economy.  
  • Marketing drives business development, both locally and globally. It is about understanding and satisfying customers’ needs and desires. As an information society, we have the ability to connect global markets and create new marketing opportunities like never before. This, however, also presents many challenges. Our marketing program will help students learn the theory and practice of marketing from experienced marketing professionals while keeping such challenges in mind. A key objective of this program is to teach students how to develop an effective marketing plan and how to successfully follow through on every step of the marketing process. The program will provide students with extensive training in marketing research, international marketing, and direct-marketing campaigns. Mastering these skills will empower students to target positions within the marketing department of any organization. Students acquire the skills needed to be a professional marketer in today’s competitive business environment. Arbutus College graduates are ready to meet the challenges of today’s fast-paced, global economy.  
  • More business markets have been going global due to the rapid integration of international economies, resulting in the tremendous growth of the international trade industry. Today, businesses have new opportunities to expand their markets by buying and selling to other countries. At Arbutus College, our International Trade Certificate program gives students the relevant skills and experience to enter this exciting industry. We offer practical courses geared towards real-world knowledge. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to read, write, and comprehend trade documents, as well as to carry out appropriate trade procedures and operations.   FITT Skills program The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Skills program is a highly practical, hands-on series of courses that focus on the fundamental aspects of international business. Students may register for these courses as part of our International Trade programs. Upon successful completion of all six (6) courses and assessments, students will be awarded a FITT Diploma in International Trade.   FITT training Arbutus College is an educational partner of the FITT. We offer courses that lead to FITT certification and the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT courses prepare individuals by giving them the practical skills they need for jobs in today’s competitive world. FITT is an international trade training and professional certification body; the leading membership-based organization of its kind in the world.
  • More business markets have been going global due to the rapid integration of international economies, resulting in the tremendous growth of the international trade industry. Today, businesses have new opportunities to expand their markets by buying and selling to other countries. At Arbutus College, our International Trade Certificate program gives students the relevant skills and experience to enter this exciting industry. We offer practical courses geared towards real-world knowledge. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to read, write, and comprehend trade documents, as well as to carry out appropriate trade procedures and operations.   FITT Skills program The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Skills program is a highly practical, hands-on series of courses that focus on the fundamental aspects of international business. Students may register for these courses as part of our International Trade programs. Upon successful completion of all six (6) courses and assessments, students will be awarded a FITT Diploma in International Trade.   FITT training Arbutus College is an educational partner of the FITT. We offer courses that lead to FITT certification and the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT courses prepare individuals by giving them the practical skills they need for jobs in today’s competitive world. FITT is an international trade training and professional certification body; the leading membership-based organization of its kind in the world.
  • More business markets have been going global due to the rapid integration of international economies, resulting in the tremendous growth of the international trade industry. Today, businesses have new opportunities to expand their markets by buying and selling to other countries. At Arbutus College, our International Trade Certificate program gives students the relevant skills and experience to enter this exciting industry. We offer practical courses geared towards real-world knowledge. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to read, write, and comprehend trade documents, as well as to carry out appropriate trade procedures and operations.   FITT Skills program The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Skills program is a highly practical, hands-on series of courses that focus on the fundamental aspects of international business. Students may register for these courses as part of our International Trade programs. Upon successful completion of all six (6) courses and assessments, students will be awarded a FITT Diploma in International Trade.   FITT training Arbutus College is an educational partner of the FITT. We offer courses that lead to FITT certification and the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT courses prepare individuals by giving them the practical skills they need for jobs in today’s competitive world. FITT is an international trade training and professional certification body; the leading membership-based organization of its kind in the world.
  • More business markets have been going global due to the rapid integration of international economies, resulting in the tremendous growth of the international trade industry. Today, businesses have new opportunities to expand their markets by buying and selling to other countries. At Arbutus College, our International Trade Certificate program gives students the relevant skills and experience to enter this exciting industry. We offer practical courses geared towards real-world knowledge. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to read, write, and comprehend trade documents, as well as to carry out appropriate trade procedures and operations.   FITT Skills program The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Skills program is a highly practical, hands-on series of courses that focus on the fundamental aspects of international business. Students may register for these courses as part of our International Trade programs. Upon successful completion of all six (6) courses and assessments, students will be awarded a FITT Diploma in International Trade.   FITT training Arbutus College is an educational partner of the FITT. We offer courses that lead to FITT certification and the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT courses prepare individuals by giving them the practical skills they need for jobs in today’s competitive world. FITT is an international trade training and professional certification body; the leading membership-based organization of its kind in the world.

Languages, ESL Programs

  • This program is perfect for students who want to improve their language skills and are interested in a career as a translator and interpreter. Our Translation & Interpreting program includes advanced writing and public speaking courses, as well as business language courses. Our programs focus on English and the languages of Japan, Korea, and China. Our instructors are outstanding translators and interpreters with extensive teaching experience and a passion for sharing knowledge. In today’s world, where borders are disappearing and communities are becoming more culturally diverse, building bridges through clear and precise communication has never been more important. This program will strengthen students’ language skills and prepare them for a career as a translator and interpreter. Students will gain a strong understanding of the professional aspects of translation and interpreting and will be able to apply theory to practice. Emphasis is placed on professional translation and interpreting.
  • This program is perfect for students who want to improve their language skills and are interested in a career as a translator and interpreter. Our Translation & Interpreting program includes advanced writing and public speaking courses, as well as business language courses. Our programs focus on English and the languages of Japan, Korea, and China. Our instructors are outstanding translators and interpreters with extensive teaching experience and a passion for sharing knowledge. In today’s world, where borders are disappearing and communities are becoming more culturally diverse, building bridges through clear and precise communication has never been more important. This program will strengthen students’ language skills and prepare them for a career as a translator and interpreter. Students will gain a strong understanding of the professional aspects of translation and interpreting and will be able to apply theory to practice. Emphasis is placed on professional translation and interpreting.
  • This program is perfect for students who want to improve their language skills and are interested in a career as a translator and interpreter. Our Translation & Interpreting program includes advanced writing and public speaking courses, as well as business language courses. Our programs focus on English and the languages of Japan, Korea, and China. Our instructors are outstanding translators and interpreters with extensive teaching experience and a passion for sharing knowledge. In today’s world, where borders are disappearing and communities are becoming more culturally diverse, building bridges through clear and precise communication has never been more important. This program will strengthen students’ language skills and prepare them for a career as a translator and interpreter. Students will gain a strong understanding of the professional aspects of translation and interpreting and will be able to apply theory to practice. Emphasis is placed on professional translation and interpreting.
  • This program is perfect for students who want to improve their language skills and are interested in a career as a translator and interpreter. Our Translation & Interpreting program includes advanced writing and public speaking courses, as well as business language courses. Our programs focus on English and the languages of Japan, Korea, and China. Our instructors are outstanding translators and interpreters with extensive teaching experience and a passion for sharing knowledge. In today’s world, where borders are disappearing and communities are becoming more culturally diverse, building bridges through clear and precise communication has never been more important. This program will strengthen students’ language skills and prepare them for a career as a translator and interpreter. Students will gain a strong understanding of the professional aspects of translation and interpreting and will be able to apply theory to practice. Emphasis is placed on professional translation and interpreting.

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Programs

  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.
  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.
  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.
  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.
  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.
  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.
  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.
  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.
  • The hotel management and operations specialty is one of the most dynamic areas of the tourism and hospitality industries. With the ongoing construction of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, analysts expect job opportunities in hospitality management to be outstanding in the years to come. Today, well-qualified hotel managers are in ever-increasing demand in major cities and tourist resorts around the world. At Arbutus College, our Hospitality Management program takes graduates beyond basic training. Students learn from experts in this field to understand the complex needs of hotel patrons, with an emphasis on resolving problems and elevating the overall travel accommodation experience. With a solid background in business communication and hotel management, Arbutus College graduates are able to establish truly rewarding careers in this dynamic industry.

Vancouver Campus

Today’s job market is increasingly becoming competitive. To stand out, you need to have a combination of good communication skills, in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of industry concepts, and relevant work experience. Our study schedules and curriculum are designed to meet the needs of today’s international students, providing them with the best possible opportunity to succeed.

  • Convenient and manageable study schedules. This is perfect for students who want to work while studying.
  • Co-op placements. Arbutus College helps students apply classroom learning to real-world scenarios related to their program of study through guaranteed co-op placements.
  • Eligibility to work. Students can work while pursuing their studies. Arbutus College programs are recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), and the Canadian Institute of Management.
  • Supportive community. The faculty and staff at Arbutus College are experts in international student success. Students have a strong support system on campus.
  • Pathways. Arbutus College offers pathways to universities and other higher education providers to students who complete their programs.

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