Welcome to the Sprott Shaw Victoria College Campus!
First opened in Victoria in 1913, the original location of the Victoria campus was in the Pemberton Building on the corner of Fort and Broad Streets. Training students on the use of the latest technology of the time such as the Burroughs Adding Machine, the Dictaphone, and the Doneo Duplicator. The Stenographic Department contained 27 of the most popular typewriters.
Today the Victoria campus is centrally located and easily accessible with major bus stops at our doorstep, the Victoria college campus is close to shopping destinations, restaurants, and cafes in Bastion Square.
Sprott Shaw College Victoria collaborates closely with local businesses and organizations to ensure that our training not only meets the needs of employers. This allows Sprott Shaw graduates to surpass their employer’s expectations and rise to the top in their new careers.
Employers frequently visit the campus and provide HR seminars to students on how they can apply to their respective organizations. This, combined with the career planning programs in place, allow students to access industry professionals who can help them pursue their career aspirations.
Sprott Shaw is respected among Victoria colleges for our students’ contributions to the local community thanks to student-organized charity drives and events, alongside Sprott Shaw’s official Orange Shirt Day and Pink Shirt Day fundraisers.
Graduate With Everything Employers Want It is always Sprott Shaw’s priority to make sure our graduates find permanent employment. Our Employment Service Specialists (ESS) don’t just help our alumni with job placement assistance after graduation, but also student loan repayment.
Keep Learning & Upgrading (For Free) In an ever-changing world it is important to hold relevant skills—that’s why our graduates can return for free refresher courses should they require upgrading in the area they trained in.
Get Started Quickly & Graduate Faster Sprott Shaw is one of the only Victoria colleges that offers a monthly intake* system that minimizes waitlists and provides regular start dates. This allows students to graduate and be job-ready sooner with class schedules that allow for work, study, and personal time.
Learn From The Industry’s Best Instructors at Sprott Shaw Victoria aren’t just teachers; they are industry veterans who know how to teach students the skills they need to excel in their field during and after their studies are complete.
Local Practicum Opportunities Our long-standing relationship with the Victoria community allows us to offer practicums with established, reputable local businesses and organizations (that often hire their practicum students).
Our Bastion Square location makes Sprott Shaw one of the most conveniently placed Victoria colleges. Located in the heart of downtown with incredible views of the Inner Harbour, our Victoria campus is easily accessible by car or public transit.
Enjoy the best restaurants, cafes, and patios that Victoria has to offer, alongside seasonal artisan markets and the rich history of our provincial capital.
Sprott Shaw has partnered with several local businesses to provide some additional benefits for students and alumni:
Mention that you are a Sprott Shaw alumni on your first visit to Lady Mae Uniforms after you graduate and receive a welcome gift.
Join their Loyalty Program and during your birthday month, receive 20% off all uniforms and 10% off accessories and shoes.
Address: 1815 Douglas Street, Victoria BC
Mention you are a Sprott Shaw Alumni when you visit Staples on Tolmie Avenue in-store and receive special pricing on office supplies and furniture.
Address: 780 Tolmie Avenue, Victoria BC
NOTE: Offer is valid only at this location. In-store purchases only. Electronics, laptops, tablets etc. excluded
Sprott Shaw alumni have preferred rates at one of Coast Hotels’ 35 locations in Canada and Western USA.
You can book a room with preferred rates by calling Coast Hotels’ Central Reservations line at 1.800.663.1144 under Sprott Shaw College or going online to their website and entering the corporate access code “SSC” in the ‘company/offer’ field.
Sprott Shaw Victoria Location
The main Sprott Shaw Victoria campus is located at 31 Bastion Square #103, Victoria, BC V8W-1J1, on the corner of Helmcken Alley and Bastion Squarein the historic Board of Trade Building.
The campus is easily accessible via public transit as the 10, 14, 15, 24, and 25 bus routes all stop just a stone’s throw away from Bastion Square.
Parking can be limited during peak hours and the summer tourist season, but you still won’t have to look very far to find a space in the Downtown area.
What Students At Sprott Shaw College In Victoria Are Saying:
“My experience at the Sprott Shaw Victoria Campus was amazing from beginning to end… Within 1 week of finishing my Health Care Program I was hired!” – Paola B.
“I was enrolled in the HCA program at Sprott Shaw and had the greatest experience.” -Stephanie O
“The 10 months about special education and two great practicums at elementary and high schools at School District 61 were great. I was hired right away while doing my practicum. It’s an excellent college, a great program, and the instructor was amazing.” -Ghada
If you have any questions about our Sprott Shaw Victoria 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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Meet Our Victoria Instructors
Aboubakar I – Business
I have extensive experience in digital marketing and social media. I have been fortunate to work with YouTube, Thomson Reuters, ONE.Org and many other organizations on various social media campaigns. I have also worked with many 500 fortunate companies and major universities in Canada and globally. However, my passion is to teach, I enjoy helping my students learn, apply and move forward.
Curtis W – Business
I began my career as a secondary school teacher and since then, have taught at various universities and colleges for 36 years. My teaching has always centered in on English – both spoken and written. In my 12 years at Sprott Shaw, I have had the great experience of working with excellent colleagues and passionate students.
Jennifer N – Special Education Teaching Assistant (SETA) & Community Support Worker (CSW)
I spend much of my life advocating for social justice in the areas of disability and mental health since I graduated from the Community Support Worker (CSW) program at a local college in 1997. For 18 years, I worked at a community living organization in a variety of leadership positions, focusing my efforts on community inclusion, person-centered planning, and employee engagement. I earned my Master’s in Organization Leadership in 2012 and began my new career in college instruction, teaching community support, education assistance, and mental health.
Karin A – Health Care Assistant (HCA)
Since graduating from university, I have now been working in healthcare and nursing for over 38 years in various hospitals and complex care facilities in BC. I have always been extremely passionate about the care and well-being of my patients. A decade ago, I was given the opportunity to start teaching at Sprott Shaw which has been an exciting and knowledgeable journey.
Linda-Beth G – Practical Nursing (PN) & Health Care Assistant (HCA)
As a registered nurse (RN), I have loved nursing for more than 30 years. I have worked in various positions across several aspects of healthcare. I love sharing my passion and experience with new nurses and care aides – encouraging them to dream and be the best nurses and care aides that they can be!
Paulina D – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
I have been involved in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) profession for the last 10 years. I studied ECE at Sprott Shaw and am currently teaching that very program. I have worked in small and large group class settings in North America and the Caribbean. I have also taught children and adults in English and Spanish and worked in public and private schools.
Dena N – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
I have been in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field since 2002. I received my Diploma in ECE from a college in Manitoba, which is where I am originally from. I have worked in a wide variety of educational settings with children of all ages. I have also facilitated a number of professional development workshops for other educators, and have now expanded my experience to teaching at Sprott Shaw.
Jonathon V – General Education
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in History. Although I am still young, my professional life has been spent recognizing and developing the skills of my students. In my roles as a tutor, teaching assistant, immigration assistant, and now employment services specialist, I have always prioritized patience and empathy when working with others. Embarking on a new career path is nerve-wracking but I believe I excel at easing the transition for our students.
Chie L – Business
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Law and a Master of Arts in Pacific Asian Studies. I have a decade of office management experience and a business background to support the professional development of my business students at Sprott Shaw. With extensive knowledge as an international admissions advisor and employment services specialist, I equip students with the personal and professional skills necessary for success in the workplace.
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