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You’ve decided to take your education further. Where do you start? What career path do you want to follow? What schools can take you there? (Hint: you can do it all in Northern BC)

There’s some good advice at the EducationPlannerBC site.

  • Education: Master (MEd)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Education (MEd)
  • Aboriginal Community Resource Planning Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    30 Credits
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1800 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6005 Total
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline:

    Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for students is March 1 for September and May entry and November 1 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.

    Application Advice: Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for secondary school students is March 1 for September entry and November 2 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    • general UNBC undergraduate admission requirements apply
    • meet with a First Nations Studies undergraduate student advisor
    Admission Advice

    To determine all the ways you can be admitted, please refer to the Institute Admission Requirement for UNBC in Education Planner.

  • Aboriginal Studies Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3232 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted after September 15 for entry the following Fall. Applications for the following Fall should be received by March 31 to ensure priority admissions processing and review. Applications for the following Winter should be received by October 31.

    Application Advice: Applications may be submitted any time after September 15 for the following year.

    Applications received by January 31 (for September entry) will be considered for early admission. All other applications should be received by March 31 to ensure priority admissions processing and review. Applications for January entry should be submitted by October 31 to ensure priority admission and review.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate

    Admission Advice

    1. You will need to meet prerequisites of specific courses.

    2. If you have received less than a "B" grade in English 12 (or equivalent) you are strongly encouraged to select ENGL 103 as your first university transfer English course.

  • Aboriginal Studies Option
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George, Quesnel
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6547 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted after September 15 for entry the following Fall. Applications for the following Fall should be received by March 31 to ensure priority admissions processing and review. Applications for the following Winter should be received by October 31.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
    • ABE/CCP Advanced Certificate
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate

    Admission Advice

    1. You will need to meet prerequisites of specific courses.
  • Aboriginal/Indigenous Health and Healing Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    10 Courses (30 Credits)
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1800 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6005 Total
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline:

    Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for students is March 1 for September and May entry and November 1 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.

    Application Advice: Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for secondary school students is March 1 for September entry and November 2 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    • general UNBC undergraduate admission requirements apply
    • establish your course of study with approval from the Chair of First Nations Studies.
    Admission Advice

    To determine all the ways you can be admitted, please refer to the Institute Admission Requirement for UNBC in Education Planner.

  • Aboriginal/Indigenous Health and Healing Diploma
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    30 Credits
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1450 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6005 Total
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline:

    Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for students is March 1 for September and May entry and November 1 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.

    Application Advice: Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for secondary school students is March 1 for September entry and November 2 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    • completed UNBC's Certificate in Aboriginal/Indigenous Health and Healing

     

  • Academic Upgrading (Adult Basic Education)
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Diploma, High School Equivalency
    Program Length:
    Four to Six Months per level
    Location: Prince George, Burns Lake, MacKenzie, and Quesnel Campuses
    Approx. Cost of Books: $462 per level
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $533 per course
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice: Applications may be submitted anytime and should be submitted as early as possible. Contact 250.561.5826 for more information.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    One of:

    • participate in an Academic Upgrading placement test determine the appropriate program level
    • Bring a high school transcript for review. The transcript assists with evaluating what course prerequisites you already have and determines your education plan

    Non-Academic

    • be at least 18 years old
  • Accounting - Major
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1450 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6005 per year
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline:

    Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for students is March 1 for September and May entry and November 1 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.

    Program Details:

    BC High School Graduates require the following for entry into the Bachelor of Arts Program:

    Academic

    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
    • three approved Grade 12 courses *
    • a fifth Grade 12 course **
    • at least a 65% average
    • Pre-Calculus 12 is recommended to meet course prerequisites

    Footnotes:

    (*) Approved Grade 12 courses are: Applications of Mathematics, BC First Nations Studies, Biology, Business/Hospitality Management, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Civilizations, Economics, English Literature, Français, Français Langue Seconde-Immersion, French, German, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese, Latin, Law, Mandarin, Math Foundations, Middle Earth 12, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Mathematics, Punjabi, Social Justice, Spanish, Sustainable Resources, Technical and Professional Communications, Writing

    (*) Approved Advanced Placement courses are: AP Biology (General), AP Calculus AB or BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A or AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP History of Art, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B and/or Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government & Politics, AP World History.

    (*) Approved International Baccalaureate courses: IB Biology, IB Business Management, IB Chemistry, IB Computer Science, IB Economics, IB English Language A, IB Environmental Systems, IB French Language A and/or French Language B, IB Geography, IB German, IB Greek, IB History, IB History - Asian, IB History - European, IB History and Culture of the Islamic World, IB Latin, IB Mathematics, IB Further Mathematics, IB Music, IB Philosophy, IB Physics, IB Psychology, IB Social and Cultural Anthropology, IB Spanish A and/or Spanish B.

    (**) A fifth Grade 12 course = any other approved Grade 12 courses, and also any Grade 12 course taught in the secondary school including locally-developed courses (eg - First Nations Languages), career preparation courses (eg - Construction 12) or others (eg - Art 12, Band 12, Information Technology 12, Communications 12, CAPP 12) or any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.

    Admission Advice

    Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions, Mature Student Entry, Special Entry) should refer to the Institute Admission Requirements for UNBC in Education Planner.

  • Accounting and Finance Diploma
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6618 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted after September 15 for entry the following Fall. Applications for the following Fall should be received by March 31 to ensure priority admissions processing and review. Applications for the following Winter should be received by October 31.

    Application Advice: Applications will be accepted after September 15 for the following fall intake.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    One of:

    • high school graduation with one of English 12, English 12 First Peoples, Communications 12 or equivalent
    • Mature student status with English and Math prerequisites as demonstrated on the Student Readiness Assessment

    Admission Advice

    1. Foundations of Math 11, Foundations of Math 12, Applications of Math 12, MATH 045, or equivalent is a prerequisite for several business courses required to complete the diploma.

  • Accounting Concentration
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince Rupert and Terrace Campuses
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1650 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2899 per year
    Application Fee: No Charge
    Application Deadline:

    Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Program Details:

    Academic 

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 12
    • English 12 First Peoples
    • ENGL 050
    • ENGL 055

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Principles of Math 11
    • Applications of Math 12
    • MATH 0401/0402
    • MATH 046
    • MATH 047
    • Office Assistant Certificate and Accounting Certificate from NWCC's Applied Business Technology Program (B)
    • Canadian Achievement Test (CAT)

    Admission Advice

    1. If you do not meet the program prerequisites please talk to the Program Coordinator as you may be considered for admission based on other criteria.

    2. If planning to transfer to university or enter into professional accounting programs you should have Math 12. All Bachelor of Commerce Degree programs in BC have a calculus requirement.