Navigating the student portal
A credit course is one that has credits attached to it that can be applied to a VCC credential, such as a certificate or diploma. A non-credit course does not have credits attached to it, and cannot be used towards a VCC credential.
Most Continuing Studies courses are held at the VCC downtown campus at 250 West Pender St. (at Cambie). Our Downtown campus is located two blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain Station. Some courses are offered offsite, online, or at our Broadway campus (located at 1155 East Broadway), as indicated on our website.
You can find your room number in the enrolment details within the student portal, or on campus when you arrive for class. Room numbers are also published on the electronic message board above the main Registration Office on the 2nd floor of the downtown campus (room 203).
Certain courses require textbooks. Please check the Bookstore website for further information
You can get a student card by visiting the Continuing Studies Registration Office during business hours. Please note that this service is not currently being offered in-person.
Please ensure to check on the form whether you wish to have the Student ID mailed or if you would like to pick it up at VCC downtown campus (203-250 West Pender Street – enter at Dunsmuir and Hamilton).
When you come to campus, you must bring a government issued ID and an email from the CS Registration Office confirming that the card will be ready for pick up from the Registration Office. You will need this information to present to Security upon sign-in.
Continuing Studies registration can be reached at 604.443.8484 if you have questions about your Student ID.
Currently only CS students in the Fashion Design & Production and the Early Childhood Care & Education programs qualify to participate in the UPass program. Students in this program must pay the UPass fee on a semester basis. Students in part-time, evening programs/courses will no longer be required to pay the UPass fee nor will they be eligible to participate in the program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at