About kootenay columbia college

Kootenay Columbia College (KCC) is a well-established post-secondary College since 1996 and has been accredited by the provincial government for over 20 years. 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. This standing means that our programs, instructors, and facilities are all government-approved and regulated and our programs are eligible for student loans.

The heart of KCC lies in our amazing teaching faculty and students. Our faculty consists of passionate individuals, many of whom run successful private practices or have decades of experience working in their modalities. We are lucky at KCC to have such a diverse teaching staff, ranging from Medical Doctors, Herbalists, Chiropractors, RMTs, Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopaths, and many more.

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Statement Of Philosophy

At Kootenay Columbia College, we believe in fostering a learning environment that empowers students to thrive, excel academically, cultivate healthy interpersonal relationships, and make meaningful contributions to society.

Our Mission And Purpose

To deliver world-class education by providing innovative skills, research-informed knowledge, and dynamic learning spaces so students can enter the workforce with confidence.

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Campuses & Locations

Kootenay Columbia College has five college campus locations in the beautiful downtown of Nelson, BC., and in Burnaby, BC. Students can enjoy all the best that KCC has to offer. We specialize in small intimate class sizes, with most of our programs running cohorts of around 15 to 25 students. To learn more about what the Kootenays and Burnaby have to offer you, visit our International Students page for resources and local links.

  • Main Office

    560 Baker St., Suite #2, Nelson B.C.

  • Bookstore & Dispensary

    402 Baker St., Nelson B.C.

  • TCM Student Clinic

    402 Baker St., Nelson B.C.

  • RMT Student Clinic

    781 Baker St., Nelson B.C.

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Accreditations & recognitions

KCC offers a distinct and multi-disciplinary approach to all our programs. The College continues to diversify its education offerings and helps students get the career training needed for a successful future. The College has received full accreditation and recognition through the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation. The Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine programs are approved by College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC. Furthermore, the College is designated by the Private Training Institutes Branch of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skill (PSFS), is a Designated Learning Institute, is approved for StudentAid BC  for student loans (and other province’s student financial aid programs) and holds representation in the BC Career College Association.


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.