Royal Pacific Institute is our school’s official name, and Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology is our school’s operating name. Oshio College was established in Victoria, BC, Canada in 1999. Oshio College is Victoria’s oldest and most well established college of traditional Chinese medicine.
Oshio College has been accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education of BC (PTIB, formerly PCTIA) since November, 2001, and has been designated in British Columbia and other provinces as an “Eligible Institution” under the Canada Student Loans Act since then.
Oshio College has been designated by Citizenship and Immigration of Canada (CIC) to take international students.
Oshio College has two Victoria campuses: the Saanich Road location, at Suite #100, 3491 Saanich Road (just across from Uptown Plaza), and the Clinic at #110-1595 McKenzie Ave.
At Royal Pacific Institute, we offer an authentic traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) education. Our teachers provide high quality instruction with many years of experience in working as doctors in clinics and hospitals as well as teaching in TCM universities and colleges in China and Canada.
Oshio College has 3 regular intake sessions per year; January, May and September. With our small class sizes, we are able to offer quality education with optimal opportunities for one on one instruction and interaction. This also gives students more opportunities to work directly with patients in the student clinic.
The intent of the college is:
To provide a high level of education with a five year program culminating in the designation “Doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine.”
To provide a 3 year academic program in Acupuncture and a 4 year program toward TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Practitioner.
To provide a 1 year diploma program in traditional Chinese therapeutic massage.
To provide a 3 month certificate program in traditional Chinese nutrition.
The main goal of Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology is to graduate the most highly skilled competent practitioners of Traditional Oriental Medicine.
Royal Pacific Institute has been accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education of BC (PTIB, formerly PCTIA) since November, 2001, and designated in British Columbia and other provinces as an “Eligible Institution” under the Canada Student Loans Act since then.
EQA: An EQA designation is an indication that a post-secondary institution meets or exceeds the provincial government’s quality assurance standards. Royal Pacific Institute’s EQA designation is recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection. Learn more about British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance designation.
Oshio College has been designated by Citizenship and Immigration of Canada (CIC) to take international students. Royal Pacific Institute has Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation in British Columbia and is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to be eligible to host international students with study permits. Our DLI number: 019329994642