Nanaimo College Campus

Welcome to the Sprott Shaw Nanaimo College Campus!

Situated in Downtown Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island, our Nanaimo college campus is the perfect place to start your post-secondary education. Forested by a stunning mountain backdrop and only minutes away from the popular Nanaimo Seawalk and Swy-a-Lana Lagoon, our college in Nanaimo has plenty of scenic attractions for students to visit as a break from their studies. 

Sprott Shaw Nanaimo is well known for its student engagement as holidays and events are celebrated with annual barbeques, potlucks, and more! Book a tour today or feel free to come by and meet the team! We always love meeting with prospective students and helping them take the first step in their careers. 

Located elsewhere on Vancouver Island? Many of our college programs are available online! Contact our advisors to learn more about our online college programs for Vancouver Island. 

Our college in Nanaimo is one of our two colleges on Vancouver Island. For more information on our Victoria college campus, click here. 

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Programs Offered in Nanaimo, BC

You can find many of our Nanaimo college graduates working throughout Vancouver Island and beyond. Popular programs at our Nanaimo campus include our Health Care Assistant, Early Childhood Educator, and Community Support Worker diploma programs

We also offer programs to pursue careers in Office Administration, Business Management & Administration, and more. Interested in learning about a specific program or our online classes? Reach out to our advisors today

For a full list of programs offered at our college in Nanaimo, BC, click here. 

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The Sprott Shaw Nanaimo Advantage: 

As with our other college on Vancouver Island and our numerous locations across the lower mainland, Sprott Shaw Nanaimo is fully-accredited and all programs are government-approved. When you enroll at Sprott Shaw, you can expect the following advantages: 

Monthly Start Dates & No Waitlists*  

Your post-secondary education on your schedule—our monthly start dates provide a level of flexibility that public schools can’t match. 

Graduate Faster with Accelerated Programs  

Enter your field and earn your diploma in under 2 years. While other students are getting off a waitlist, you could already be in your field and building your career. 

Experienced Instructors & Hands-On Learning  

Our experienced instructors provide you with the skills you need to feel confident in your profession. We design our curriculums to provide practical, hands-on learning to our students. 

Practicum Placements Available  

Gain practicum experience in respected BC workplaces to ensure you are job-ready when you graduate. 

Lifetime Refreshers and Employment Services 

We stand by our students and our programs. Free refresher courses are available to all our grads, and our employment service specialists are here to help you start your career post-grad. 

*Some programs may have short waits between monthly start dates 

What Our Nanaimo Students are Saying:

Everyone there was very supportive in my learning and I was very comfortable attending every day.

– Jessica H.

Such an amazing school and the instructors are the best!

– Lindsey S.

I enrolled in the Health Care Aide Program and now work for Island Health. Every single staff member goes above and beyond.

– Claire M.

I had a wonderful experience at Sprott Shaw Nanaimo! The staff are all so kind courteous and genuinely care for the students.

– Katrina D.

If you have any questions about our Nanaimo college campus, program availability, funding options, or anything else, reach out to our academic advisors today and get the answers you’re looking for!

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Open to all current students, alumni, and anyone looking for more info on Sprott Shaw in Nanaimo! Join the official campus group and get the latest updates on: 

  • Local Events  
  • Campus Events, Updates & Highlights  
  • Local Job Opportunities  
  • Connecting With Your Classmates  
  • Meeting Instructors & Staff 

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Sprott Shaw Nanaimo acknowledges the traditional ancestral unceded shared territory of the Snuneymuxw and Snaw-Naw-As Nations on whose lands we live and work.

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Vancouver Island Health Authority
Service Canada
Royal Bank of Canada
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Nurse Next Door
Travellers Lodge
Nanaimo Seniors Village
Wellington Medical Centre
Ministry of Forests
Brickyard Medical Clinic
Island Emerald Medical Centre
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Meet Our Nanaimo Instructors

Ashley S – Health Care Assistant (HCA)

I am a Clinical Instructor in the Health Care Assistant program. I have been a nurse for 9 years specializing in geriatrics, with special needs adults and children, and mental health patients. I graduated as a licensed practical nurse (LPN)  in 2011, and as a health care assistant (HCA) in 2005.  I pride myself on instructing with a “hands-on” approach to produce the best and work-ready care aides.

Cora L – Medical Office Assistant (MOA) & Health Unit Clerk (HUC)

Since 2015, I have been teaching at Sprott Shaw. Prior to teaching, I worked at the Vancouver General Hospital in the Neurology department. I love making medical terminology fun and relevant – you can expect my classes to be full of knowledge, experiences, discussions, and laughter.

Ranu D – Early Childhood Education (ECE)

I have been teaching for 4 years and have over 15 years of experience as an early childhood educator. I am a certified early childhood educator and have training as a human services worker and child and youth care worker. I have worked with both the Ministry of Children and Families and PacificCare.

Rina P – Health Care Assistant (HCA)

I have been a nurse for 16 years and have a background in acute care, complex care, and maternity. With experience instructing both practical nurses and health care assistants and a passion for communication, I love encouraging students in the Health Care Assistant program to do best practices in their field.

Yenitsy M – Early Childhood Education (ECE)

After completing my Master’s Degree in Community Development, I immigrated to Canada from Cuba 7 years ago. I have 15 years of experience as a professor and instructor and 5 years working in early childhood education settings.

Tyler F – Business

I graduated from Sprott Shaw in 2016 with a diploma in Business Administration Management. I am currently working as an Employment Services Specialists and Business Instructor and have been doing so since January 2017. 

Nancy N – Community Support Worker – Social Services (CSWSS)

I studied social work and counselling in Regina and am a certified Life Skills Instructor. I have been the Community Support – Social Service Worker Instructor at Sprott Shaw for the past 4 years. I firmly believe that strengthening our communities and addressing and destigmatizing mental health is crucial to a functional society.

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* not all campuses offer all programs.

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