The Institute of Adult Studies (IAS) was the forerunner to Camosun College.
Established by the School Board of Greater Victoria in 1966, the IAS was located primarily in the Young and Ewing buildings of what is now the Lansdowne Campus of Camosun.
It offered adults the opportunity to complete Secondary School requirements as well as some post-secondary courses.
The IAS lasted until 1971 when it was converted to a college. The new institution was initially called “Juan de Fuca College.” Within a few months the name was changed to Camosun College.