Q College Pathway Program: This Way to Your Diploma from Vancouver Community College

  • Path to bachelor’s degree or further education
  • Career-oriented hospitality and business administration programs
  • Industry-focused learning

Q College offers pathway programs to its students, allowing them to continue
at our partner schools and universities to further their education.
With a pathway program within their reach, students are able to build the skills,
knowledge, and qualifications they need to enter and successfully complete a
further diploma or a bachelor’s degree program.

Freedom to choose their field of study and employment path

Increased chances of undergraduate admission

Building the necessary language and communication skills

More learning opportunities from a diploma to a degree

Fast-track to a
bachelor’s degree

Career-oriented programs

Reputable partner institutions

Efficient admission process

Q College’s offers two
pathways leading to:

Rachel McPherson

Administrative Director/ Senior
Educational Administrator, Q College

Through this pathway program, Q College gives students a fast track and the essential skills to progress in their learning and employability success.

All Q College programs focus on practical critical thinking, career and academic skills that set students up for success at colleges and universities. Our programs and courses are designed from the ground up based on learners’ needs and with a focus on innovation.

After graduating from a diploma from our pathway partner, you will be able to apply for a PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit) and gain the work experience necessary to qualify for permanent residency in Canada.

Have a look at our pathway and feel free to reach out to our student services coordinator for guidance and to help you make informed decisions in this important aspect.

Contact us today for more information on
the Q College Pathway Program

The Q College - Vancouver Community
College Pathway

Q College and Vancouver Community College have created a comprehensive
cross-institutional pathway that enables Q graduates to gain direct entry to the
second year of VCC’s Diploma of Hospitality Management or Semester 5 of
Bachelor of Hospitality Management Degree.

Program Overview

This pathway offers Q College students a fast-track program to the Diploma of
Hospitality Management at Vancouver Community College (VCC), which promotes
innovative, industry-based learning among its 15,000-strong student population.

The Q College - Vancouver Community
College Pathway

Q College and Vancouver Community College have created a comprehensive
cross-institutional pathway that enables Q graduates to gain direct entry to the
second year of VCC’s Diploma of Hospitality Management or Semester 5 of
Bachelor of Hospitality Management Degree.

Program Overview

This pathway offers Q College students a fast-track program to the Diploma of
Hospitality Management at Vancouver Community College (VCC), which promotes
innovative, industry-based learning among its 15,000-strong student population.

Here are the Q programs eligible
for this pathway:


Business Administration Certificate for 1 year

Business Administration
Diploma for 1 Year or
Diploma for 2 Years

About the Partner Institution

Vancouver Community College (VCC) annually welcomes 15,000 students, of which 1,000 are international learners.
It prepares all students to be efficient members of a competitive workforce. It delivers innovative, industry-based learning in all of its 34 programs.

The campus is at the heart of busy Vancouver, offering student-run services that cater even to the public. This
provides the student’s an easily accessible avenue for practical application of what they learn in the classrooms. VCC
boasts of a 90% post-college employment rate among its graduates.

VCC’s campus facilities include gourmet restaurants, an auto shop, and salon and spa allow students to hone their
skills and training while providing high-quality lower-cost services to the Downtown and East Vancouver communities.

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Q College

Business Administration
Certificate for 1 Year

Vancouver Community College

Direct Entry to Year 2 of the Diploma of
Hospitality Management

Q College

Business Administration
Certificate for 1 Year or
Diploma for 2 Years

Vancouver Community College

Direct Entry to Semester 5 of Bachelor of
Hospitality Management Degree

Q College

Business Administration
Certificate for 1 Year

Vancouver Community College

Direct Entry to Year 2 of the Diploma of
Hospitality Management

Q College

Business Administration
Certificate for 1 Year or Diploma for 2 Years

Vancouver Community College

Direct Entry to Semester 5 of Bachelor of
Hospitality Management Degree

Frequently Asked Questions

You must graduate from Q College’s Business Administration Certificate or Business Administration Diploma with a minimum “B” (2.50/4.33) GPA.

  • Direct Entry to Year 2 of the Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Direct Entry to Semester 5 of Bachelor of Hospitality Management Degree

Our terms start in September

VCC, Downton Campus
250 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1S9

Apply with a complete application package to study@vcc.ca. Visit Vancouver Community College for more information.

The fees vary depending on the program, but estimates are around $17,000.

The estimated cost is $34,000 for 2 Years (tuition only). Note that fees can change every year and without notice. Check out www.vcc.ca/international for details.
Yes, other fees will apply. Check out www.vcc.ca/international for details.

International students must maintain a full-time course load. Full-time students are eligible to work 20 hours per week, according to the IRCC.

Qualified applicants will receive an offer from VCC.

Program seats are limited and are offered on a first-qualified, first admitted basis.

Successful graduates from the Business Administration Certificate or the Business Administration Diploma may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit. The eligibility is determined by individual IRCC officers processing the applications.

VCC does not offer accommodation but students may access homestay services. On-campus facilities include cafeterias, restaurants, bakery, salon and spa, dental office, auto shop, and more.  

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