By Whitney Sharp

Go beyond books with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

While summer is rapidly approaching, so is the back-to-school season. Considering your post-secondary options? KPU is home to a range of degree, diploma, certificate, and citation programs in seven distinct faculties, with something for everyone, and many programs still accepting applications.

Apply now and begin your design education at the Wilson School of Design. Build on your background in design and create innovative, technical and performance apparel with a post-baccalaureate diploma in technical apparel design. Or, turn your ideas into unique, innovative, and responsive products with a degree in product design. Not sure what design discipline is right for you? Explore multiple areas of design and develop a portfolio with the Foundations in Design certificate.

Interested in business? KPU’s legal administrative studies, and public relations programs have both extended their application deadlines. The university is also launching three new, post-baccalaureate business diploma’s that will begin in September, 2017.

Want to work in healthcare? KPU’s Faculty of Health is still accepting applications to the Health Care Assistant program, which prepares learners to work as frontline caregivers, and diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine-Acupuncture program.

Have a passion for brewing? Interested in computer aided design and drafting? Want to learn more about environmental protection technologies? These programs have also extended their deadlines and there’s still time to apply to KPU’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture.

For more information about KPU programs, admission requirements, and the application process, please contact the Future Students’ Office at or visit