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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Since 1928, the Burnaby School District has offered Community & Continuing Education programs that evolve to meet the learning needs and interests of the community.  Most of our students are from Burnaby but many come from all over Metro Vancouver.

Burnaby offers one of the largest school district run Continuing Education programs in the province. It supports the educational needs of a variety of adult learners including new immigrants; those wishing to learn English, complete their high school graduation or train for a career, and those interested in learning something new.

Courses are offered during the day, evening and weekends. Our adult students represent almost every walk of life and every ethnic group in Burnaby’s cultural mosaic. And so do our instructors. More than 500 medical experts, business consultants, computer technicians, lawyers, human relations experts, entrepreneurs, contractors, and horticulturists form our flexible network of instructors.

Programs/courses begin in either the Fall or Winter/Spring. Printed brochures providing course and program information are distributed to the community in Burnaby mid August and December. Brochures are also available at Burnaby’s public libraries, recreation centres and online.

PAYMENT OF FEES
The fees listed for each course are payable upon registration and include tax.
Fees are subject to change.
Payments may be made by cash, Visa, Master Card, or money order (payable to School District #41, Burnaby).

To Register for Vocational & General Interest Programs:

1. Web: Register online anytime!

2. Phone: 604.296.6901
Daytime: Mon through Fri, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Have your MasterCard/Visa number and expiry date ready.

3. In Person: District Adminstration Office
5325 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC
V5G 1W2

(Phone ahead for office hours; 604-296-6901)

OR

See posted locations and times in brochure

4. Fax: 604.296.6931
Fax your mail-in registration form pdf with your credit card information to our 24 hour fax service.

5. 24 Hour Drop-Off:
Drop your registration form pdf and payment through our mail slot at 5325 Kincaid Street, Burnaby.

6. Mail:
Send your registration form pdf and payment to

Community & Continuing Education Department,
School District 41-Burnaby,
5325 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC V5G 1W2

Student Loan information

Vancity student loans are available to members 19 to 24* years of age who are carrying at least a 60% full-time course load, and enrolled as a full time student in a university, college or post-secondary vocational institution or in a course or program of a least 12 weeks duration leading to a degree, diploma or certificate.
*However, Vancity recognizes that each member’s story is unique, so you may qualify for a loan as well, even if you do not quite fit this description. Give Vancity a call at 604-877-7063.

REFUNDS
A full refund will be issued in cases where classes are cancelled.

Mail refund requests to:
Burnaby Community & Continuing Education, 5325 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1W2.

email: burnabycce@sd41.bc.ca

Phone: 604.296.6901 Fax: 604.296.6931

High School Completion Program

A written request for a refund must be received before the start of the second class. A $35.00 processing fee will be charged..

Full-Time Certificate/Diploma Programs
Requests for refunds received in writing at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $100 deducted from the course fee. Requests received less than a week prior to classes starting will have $200 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions. Refund requests MUST include the original course registration receipt.

Part-Time Certificate/Diploma/Career Programs
Requests for refunds received in writing at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $25 deducted from the course fee. Requests received less than a week prior to classes starting will have $50 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General Interest Programs – (effective February 13, 2012)

Courses that are 4 sessions or more – requests for refunds must be received before the second session of the course, otherwise there will be no refund. Refunds will be subject to a 20% administrative fee and a supply fee if applicable.

Courses that are 3 sessions or less – refund requests must be received 2 business days before the class starts, otherwise there will be no refund. Refunds will be subject to a 20% administrative fee and a supply fee if applicable.

Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Fee payments made by Visa or MasterCard are credited back to your credit card.

All other refunds are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can I register?
Are my English skills strong enough or do I need upgrading before taking a course?
How can I get an updated transcript?
Is Burnaby Community & Continuing Education (BCCE) certified with PCITA?
Are the Certificate and Diploma programs recognized?
What is the difference between a diploma program and a certificate program?
Are student loans available for BCCE students?
Can my tuition be used for tax purposes?
Will I get a job if I take a certificate or diploma program with BCCE?
CODE OF CONDUCT
Burnaby School District’s Code of Conduct has been established to maintain a safe, caring and healthy learning environment.


Click here to read our Code of Conduct.