Selkirk College

School Introduction 

Selkirk is not only BC’s oldest regional college but the first created through a community referendum. The very first day of classes at Selkirk College were held in temporary buildings, abandoned bunkhouses at Celgar, a local pulp and paper mill. It was September 1966 but the college’s roots trace back to 1964 – 1965, during which discussions and forums finally resulted in a regional vote in favour of funding BC’s first regional college.

  • 5 Campuses: 
    • Castlegar
    • Tenth Street, Nelson
    • Victoria Street, Nelson 
    • Silver King, Nelson 
    • Trail Campus
    • Online

  • Terms: 
    • Fall (September)
    • Spring (January) 
    • May (Summer)

  • Programs and courses
    • ESL Course: English as a Second Language
    • University Transfer Programs
    • Certificate Programs
    • Diploma Programs
    • Associate Degree Programs
    • Graduate Programs

  • Hot Courses and Programs​ 
    • Courses: ENGL 051, ENGL 110, ENGL 111, FREN 102, SPAN 102
    • Distance Education Program
    • Culinary Management Program


  • 2,370 Full time students 
    • Over 311 international students from 26 countries ​
  • Selkirk College also offers transfer courses that enable students to transfer to a university to pursue their degree