Our campus is conveniently located near major bus routes and just minutes away from the New Westminster SkyTrain station.
Our commitment to meeting the needs of our New Westminster community has been recognized via our two Provincial Satisfaction Awards and our 2009 Chamber of Commerce New Westminster Business Excellence Award.
Today, Sprott Shaw College New Westminster enjoys one of the highest student referral rates and one of the lowest attrition rates in British Columbia!
I took HCA and our instructor Sherry H. did a fantastic job at making the load less overwhelming despite the amount of work that needed to be done in such a short amount of time. Despite all the stress and hiccups that happened with scheduling of our clinicals, and giving us the necessary information for the clinicals on a timely manner, the preceptorship has been enjoyable and good learning opportunity thanks to our clinical instructor Kiran K.
I enjoyed all learning experiences with my classmates and practicum opportunities with other healthcare employees. My instructor Sherry H. was amazing! After 43 years in returning to post secondary I was given every opportunity to be successful thru the support of my educator. Proudly I have achieve my certification as a Heath Care Assistant.
Great Education I had, plus the learning experience I had too, shout-out to Don for teaching me the basics on knowing what to do and preparing me for the real world as an HCA, glad I completed the program and will be a graduate for next year. Definitely recommend Sprott Shaw to others!
I do thank all my Instructors, who always there to help and Supported during the schooling. And as well the staff of Sprottshaw College New Westminster. My experience was so amazing they are supportive until the end. From Student's: Girlie Bagguatan
An amazing experience and a life changing opportunity is what Sprott Shaw College, New West campus provided to me as a graduate of HCA program. Starting from my first communication with Ursula Petrov for admissions to the Administration group;- Wendy, Sarah, Raquel and Fiona who all made my outcome a success. Most importantly my instructor Don who made my dream a reality with his professional impact.Indeed an amazing team works here.Thanks to all staffs of New Westminster Campus.
Hi, Dear:Are you distress because of what you do to earn a living? Whether you are a teenager, a single parent, a person of color, or you have come of age, waste no time. Take matters into action because " Each new hour holds new chances for new beginning," Says Maya Angelou.I was once in your shoes, but now I am not because I will graduate next June 2023. Sprott Shaw College made it possible for me. My instructor is one of a kind. He guides students according to ones pace of understanding.The school's website provides summarized notes, questions, and answers. When I went for clinicals, there were no surprises. my professionalism stood out. Therefore, grab the opportunity and realize your dreams.ThanksChristine
New Westminster College Highlighted Programs
Sprott Shaw is proud to offer one of the most comprehensive program offerings available at any New Westminster college. Some of our most popular programs in New West include:
Check out the Programs tab at the top of this page for a full list of all programs offered at Sprott Shaw College New Westminster.
Why Study At Sprott Shaw New West?
Learn Everything You Need To Get Employed At Sprott Shaw College our top priority is helping our graduates find fulfilling long-term employment. To help students after graduation, our Employment Service Specialists (ESS) provide our alumni with job placement assistance after graduation.
Keep Your Skills Up-To-Date (For Free) With our world changing on a daily basis, it is crucial to maintain relevant skills in your field. All Sprott Shaw graduates can return for free refresher courses should they require skill upgrading in the area they trained in!
Classes That Fit Your Schedule Don’t wait to start your education! Our monthly intake system minimizes waitlists* and provides regular start dates, allowing students to graduate and be job-ready sooner.
Learn From The Best Sprott Shaw instructors aren’t just teachers, they are experienced industry veterans that know what it takes to be successful. Our hands-on approach ensures our students have the skills they need to excel in their new careers right away.
Local Practicum Opportunities Our long-standing relationship with the community in New Westminster allows us to offer practicums with established, reputable local businesses and organizations (that often hire their practicum students).
*Some programs may have short waits between monthly start dates
Directions To Sprott Shaw New Westminster
The Sprott Shaw New West campus is located at 88 Sixth Street New Westminster, British Columbia, V3L 5B3.
The campus is easily accessible by vehicle and is located one block away from Royal Avenue and a few blocks up the hill from Columbia Street, with plenty of parking available.
Taking public transit to the campus is just as easy, with the 103, 105, 106, and 109 bus routes stopping directly in front of the building.
The New Westminster and Columbia Skytrain stations are also within walking distance, but the bus routes listed above start and terminate at the New Westminster station for easy transfers (especially on those rainy days).
New Westminster Campus Life
Sprott Shaw College New Westminster is surrounded by delicious culinary options and is just a few blocks from New West’s famous Columbia Street shopping and the various attractions at the Westminster Quay on the Fraser River.
Many programs take students out of the classroom and into the local community, with visits to the nearby Queens Park and Glenbrook Ravine.
Back on campus, students and staff can often be found cooking up some tasty treats for upcoming holidays, celebrations, and campus events.
Peeking into a college classroom on any given day will showcase the hands-on training that makes Sprott Shaw stand out among colleges in New Westminster.
Just because students are in a college classroom doesn’t mean that time is always spent sitting at a desk taking notes. Often, students will be practicing the skills, processes, and tasks that they’ll need to master in their new careers.
What Our Students Are Saying About Sprott Shaw New Westminster
“I would recommend the ECE programs at Sprott Shaw. I’d especially like to mention the New Westminster Campus for study. I think the curriculum was very practical and helpful for the students.”
“I was very impressed with the teachers, most of them if not all of them have been out in the field and working and had actual experience. So, I liked the idea of even smaller classrooms, good teachers, good atmosphere, and after doing the first program with Sprott Shaw, I realized that they will bend over backwards to help you if you need that help.”
“After I graduated from the Health Care Assistant program, my employers were really impressed with my education and the skills I had developed at Sprott Shaw New West. Since my first experience was so successful, it was easy to choose Sprott Shaw for my next career move.”
If you have any questions about the Sprott Shaw New West campus, program availability, funding options, or anything else, reach out to our academic advisors today and get the answers you’re looking for!
Sprott Shaw acknowledges the unceded territory of the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and qiqéyt (Qayqayt) nations, on whose lands we live and work.
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Meet Our New Westminster Instructors
Don G – Health Care Assistant (HCA)
As a licensed practical nurse (LPN), I have more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare field outside of Canada. In 2011, I began teaching at Sprott Shaw’s downtown campus in the Practical Nursing program. Since earning my Provincial Instructor Diploma (PID), I became a Health Care Assistant (HCA) instructor at the New Westminster campus and an HCA practicum placement coordinator for the Lower Mainland.
Fariba C – Practical Nursing (PN)
In Iran, I was a doctor of medicine where I worked in the health education department of a medical university, teaching medical students in clinics and overseeing the production of medical papers. After moving to Canada, I earned my Health Care Assistant (HCA) Diploma from Sprott Shaw. With over 6 years of teaching experience, I now focus on Anatomy & Physiology, personal care skills in the HCA program, and Biology Upgrading courses.
Sunny P – Business
I am able to draw on over 25 years of industry experience in various management positions and over 9 years of teaching experience in most business subjects. As a teacher and curriculum writer, I consider myself to be a life-long student, continuously researching on learning and teaching strategies. I have a university degree in engineering and 6 post-secondary qualifications in business management subjects that include marketing, computers, and foreign trade.
Danielle P – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
I have over 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field and received my Early Childhood Education Diploma that includes infant, toddler, and special needs. Teaching since 2014, I eventually moved to Sprott Shaw’s New Westminster campus in 2017, where I became the lead ECE Instructor and Practicum Facilitator.
Rekha N – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
After attending boarding schools in India and Zimbabwe, I moved to Canada in 1988 where I was able to fulfil my dream of attending college. After completing my Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Associate Arts degree, I went on to earn my Master’s in Leadership and Human Development. In 2006, I went to Italy to train at the Reggio Emilia Early Learn Centers and received hands-on training from Lella Gandini.
Les C – Special Education Teaching Assistant (SETA)
I have over 10 years of teaching experience working with diverse groups of adults and children who require support. Some of this includes working as an instructor in the life-skills program for the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation and as an education assistant for the Burnaby School Board. I have also written curriculum for special needs students related to drama, cooking, critical thinking, money math, budgeting, and sexual health education.
Barbara L – Business
I have over 20 years of experience teaching in various private colleges and continuing education programs, specializing in teaching and writing business and computer courses. I am also engaged in the use of e-learning authoring software to enhance the student experience.
Patricia C – Practical Nursing
I have been working as a nurse in various setting from home care, community, long term care, acute care and medical/ surgical. I started working at Sprott Shaw in 2019 and am excited to teach and share my knowledge with learners. In October 2019, I completed my Instructor Development Program and continue to work on professional development to enhance my work with the students.
Wendy G – Practical Nursing (PN)
I gained my qualification as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand. In Canada, I worked at Vancouver General Hospital for more than 20 years in a variety of acute care settings and worked for over 18 years at BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Clinic. During this time I became a certified Oncology Nurse with the Canadian Nurses Association administering Chemotherapy, Brachytherapy and worked in the Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
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