About Us

The Excel Story

“Excel is more than an education… it’s an experience!”

Excel Career College opened as a computer college in 1989. Since then, the curriculum has expanded dramatically, but our focus has remained the same: To provide relevant training to get you into the workforce quickly.

College founder and president, Pauline Stevenson remains dedicated to changing people’s lives by offering hands-on training with a career focus. The programs at Excel are designed within this vision, so that the skills students develop in class are the transitional tools that essentially walk them into their new careers.

Excel is PTIB Designated and maintains representation in the BC Career College Association, including representation on the BCCCA Board. The College is a designated institute through the BC Student Assistance Program(Student Aid BC) , and all diploma programs offered at Excel qualify for funding options.

What Makes Us Different?

The benefits of learning at Excel come from many features of the College:

  • Small class sizes (maximum 12/1 student/teacher ratio)
  • Instructor-led classes
  • 2.5 day/week schedule
  • Hands-on learning
  • Personalized support from instructors and staff
  • Lifelong upgrading at no cost(new book costs may apply)

Relevant Training

Excel’s programs are developed in direct response to the current and future job market.  Through research, community networking and continuous assessment and evaluation of its programs, Excel develops curriculum to bridge the employment needs of students and businesses in the communities it serves.

Affiliations & Memberships

The College takes pride in its community and supports and/or has memberships with the following organizations and programs:

  • The Women’s Business Network
  • Courtenay Rotary
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Ovarian Cancer Canada
  • Comox Valley Glacier Kings
  • Dance de Rock
  • Canucks Children’s Hospital
  • High School bursaries
  • College-issued bursaries

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