Welcome to

Kootenay Columbia College

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Providing Exceptional
Learning Experiences

Kootenay Columbia College (KCC) is a well-established post-secondary College since 1996. The College is also a designated institute through the BC Student Assistance Program (Student Aid BC), and all diploma programs offered at KCC qualify for funding options.



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The Kootenay Columbia

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Blended Learning

Students can learn in person at our Nelson campuses or through online sessions from the comfort of their homes. We also offer blended delivery options for some programs to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. Ask us which programs have these options.

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Practical Learning

At KCC, we focus on hands-on skills. In addition to traditional academics, students enrolled in our programs benefit from exposure to guest lectures, informal discussions, observation of licensed practitioners, and much more.

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Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes and an inspiring and highly qualified teaching faculty ensure our students get the most out of their education at KCC. We provide students with the one-on-one support they need to thrive by offering more intimate classroom sizes so that nobody falls behind.

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Student Clinics

Members of the public can book treatment with students in practicum at KCC. We offer Massage treatments and Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy sessions. The priority of our student clinics is to enhance our student’s education and provide real-world experience.

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Academic Results

Our mission is to fully prepare students to take on the challenges they’ll encounter in the industry. Working in state-of-the-art student clinics at KCC, our students learn hands-on techniques that can help them jump-start their future careers.

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Financial Assistance

KCC is a well-established, government-accredited school with over 20 years of Private Training Institutes (PTIB) accreditation. This standing means that our programs, instructors, and facilities are government-approved and regulated and our students are eligible for student loans.

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Explore All of Our
Program Options

Kootenay Columbia College offers a wide range of health science, information technology, English, and hospitality courses. Explore our programs and start advancing your new career today.


Sinixt, Ktunaxa,
and Syilx

We acknowledge that Kootenay Columbia College is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Ktunaxa, Syilx, and Sinixt peoples, the original stewards of this territory from time immemorial.


We are grateful to live, work, and be in relation with people from across many traditional and unceded territories, covering all regions of British Columbia. We are honoured to live on this land and are committed to reconciliation, decolonization, and building relationships in our communities and schools.

Upcoming Workshops For Manual Therapists

Level up your manual therapy skills, open doors to maximizing your passion, and continue to make a difference in your patients’ lives. invest in yourself


Kootenay Herb Gathering July 7 – 9

Kootenay Herb Gathering Embodying the Plant Path: Join us from July 7 – 9, 2023 in Salmo, BC for a dynamic weekend of learning. The

Affiliations And Accreditations


KCC welcomes international students from all over the globe. We recognize the invaluable contributions international students bring to our campus community. Kootenay Columbia College is committed to fostering global understanding and promoting cross-cultural exchange.


Kootenay Columbia College is proud to offer a diverse range of innovative and comprehensive programs that cater to a wide spectrum of academic and professional interests. Our institution is committed to providing students with a rich and rewarding educational experience.

Alumni & Graduates

Our dedication to your success doesn’t end with graduation. We remain invested in your professional aspirations and want to continue to grow our alumni network. KCC is connected to a wide range of clinics across the province that are seeking to hire driven and motivated graduates.

Contact Us

If you are seeking information about our college, we are delighted to assist you! Our dedicated team is readily available to answer any questions you may have and provide you with comprehensive details about our programs, admissions process, financial aid, and more.