BCOU offers three levels of study: adult basic education, college, and university.

Credentials awarded include adult secondary school completion, certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees in the following areas:

Adult Basic Education
Arts and Science
Business and Management Studies
General Studies
Health and Human Services
Information Technology
International Programs

Many universities, community colleges, provincial institutes, businesses, industries, and professional associations recognize the credits earned through BCOU courses and programs.

BCOU also offers students the opportunity to begin a program of study offered by University Consortium member institutions Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria without having to be admitted to these institutions.

Students who plan to complete a credential with BCOU must complete and submit a Program Admission/Transfer Credit form.

Students who require assistance and advice in selecting courses that match previous learning and educational goals can apply for BCOU’s Learning Evaluation and Advising Program (LEAP).

Individual course descriptions are provided for all programs offered. Before registering, read through the information about distance education provided on this Website. It examines various topics to assist students to start and continue successfully as distance learners.

Refer to information about BCOU course delivery formats, which includes requirements for Web courses.