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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
PAYMENT OF FEES

Full payment is expected at registration time to secure a spot in a program.

Partial Payment Plan
For programs that cost $1000.00 or more, students may choose a deferred payment plan to stagger payment over the duration of the course; the deferred payment plan charges an extra 5% administration fee. To arrange for a partial payment plan, please visit our office in person to sign a payment agreement.
* 1st payment due at time of registration = 5% administration fee + 50% of course fee
* 2nd payment due 1/3 of the way through the course = 25% of course fee
*3rd payment due 2/3 of the way through the course = 25% of course fee


REFUND POLICY

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I get an updated transcript?
Is financial aid availabale 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?
Are my English skills strong enough or do I need upgrading before taking a course?
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?
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.