Arbutus College obtained its accreditation status with Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) in June 2004 and currently offers more than 40 certificate and diploma programs across a variety of disciplines.
Arbutus’ key objective was to provide students with a unique vocational education structure not otherwise available in Vancouver. The uniqueness of Arbutus College lies in the matrix curriculum that allows for single courses to be applied to several programs. This results in flexible timetables that allow students to select both mandatory and elective courses to meet their own schedule demands.
In October 2011, Arbutus College was formally acquired by EduCo International Group. The acquisition enabled Arbutus, through EduCo’s representatives, to provide assistance to students who need help with the admissions and pre-departure processes.