College Educacentre is the only online French language school in British Columbia, and in 1992 was incorporated as a non-profit society. The college is noted as a leader in the education of minority language in Western Canada, and also for distance learning through the Internet. Distance education makes it possible for students to complete courses on their own schedule anywhere in the province.
The college is spread over three British Columbian campuses located in Victoria, Prince George and Vancouver, with an enrollment of students is 1,500 annually. The school was founded in 1992 primarily as a means of educating adults living in British Columbia in the French language. Educacentre College offers college level and continuing education programs and courses for students of all ages seeking to further their education.
Student programs and resources include: employment counseling, academic and vocational guidance, immigrant services, health laboratory, computer laboratory and a health laboratory.
Basic education courses are free for French speaking adults who need to prepare for their General Equivalency Diploma (GED), in addition to an adult literacy program that teaches the basic skills of reading, writing and calculating.
Continuing education courses available include:
- Health and Safety
- Food and Tourism
- Languages and Communication
- Business Management
High school students living in British Columbia who are in the 11th and 12th grade of high school are able to take courses at the college that apply to their high school diploma and also count toward their secondary college credits. This program allows high school graduates to accelerate the completion of their secondary education, reducing their expenses and allowing them to explore career possibilities.