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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.

  • Accounting Option
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    30 Weeks
    Location: Fort St. John and Dawson Creek
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2065 approximately
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3228 per year
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 12 (B)
    • English 12 First Peoples (B)
    • English Literature 12 (B)
    • ENGL 050 (B)
    • ENGL 099 (B)
    • University level English course (C)

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Principles of Math 11 (C)
    • Foundations of Math 11 (C)
    • Pre-Calculus 11 (C)
    • MATH 040 (C)

    Admission Advice

    1. If you do not have the above prerequisites you can gain entry to the program by successfully completing appropriate assessments. For more details, contact a NLC advisor.

  • Administrative Assistant Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    34 Weeks
    Location: Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, and Vanderhoof Campuses
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4505 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 beginning September 15 for the following August intake.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12, English 12 First Peoples, Communications 12, or Technical and Professional Communications 12 
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
    • General Education Development (GED) Certificate

    2. Complete the Student Readiness Assessment (SRA).

    Note: If you score below a certain level on the SRA upgrading in English and/or Math will be needed. 

    Non-Academic

    • keyboarding proficiency assessment (ie - 20 net words per minute) or permission from the department

    Admission Advice

    1. Mature students (ie - those who are at least 19 years old on the first day of class and have been out of the regular school system for at least one year) may also be admitted to the program. For details, contact a CNC advisor or ABT faculty member.

    2. The keyboarding assessment may be met through any one of:

    • an original signed transcript
    • a letter on institutional letterhead from a typing teacher
    • an assessment by a CNC Applied Business Technology instructor
    • completion of ABTC 065 Keyboarding Speed 1, Computer Studies 020, or equivalent

     

  • Adult Special Education: Retail Services Program
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    30 Weeks
    Location: Terrace
    Approx. Cost of Books: $260 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2491 Total
    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/Non-Academic

    • learning difficulties which prevent you from taking part in mainstream courses
    • interview with the Instructor/Program Coordinator
  • Adult Special Education: Workplace Skills Training Certificate
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    30 Weeks
    Location: Terrace
    Approx. Cost of Books: $260 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2491 Total
    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/Non-Academic

    • learning difficulties which prevent you from taking part in mainstream courses
    • interview with the Instructor/Program Coordinator
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Apply Link: http://nlc.bc.ca/
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering - Basic Training Diploma
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma
    Program Length:
    15 Months
    Location: Dawson Creek Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 approximately
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6328 Total
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

    Application Advice: As early as possible - please check with the Admissions Office for exact application deadline dates. Email appinfo@nlc.bc.ca or 250.782.5152.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 11 (C+)
    • Communications 11 (C+)
    • ENGL 040 (C+)
    • English 12 (C)
    • Communications 12 (C)
    • ENGL 050 (C)

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Applications of Math 11 (C+)
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (C+)
    • Foundations of Math 11 (C+)
    • Principles of Math 11 (C+)
    • Pre-Calculus 11 (C)
    • MATH 040 (C)

    Admission Advice

    1. If you do not have the above prerequisites you can gain entry to the program by successfully completing appropriate assessments. For more details, contact a NLC advisor.

  • Alaska Highway Consortium on Teacher Education (AHCOTE) Program
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    1.5 Years
    Location: Fort St. John Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact prodriguez@nlc.bc.ca
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact prodriguez@nlc.bc.ca
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Advice: Applications must be submitted by January 15.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    One of:

    • completion of NLC's Associate of Arts Degree - AHCOTE; or
    • completion of at least 60 university-level credits that include coverage in designated subject areas (these credits must be transferable to SFU and approved by SFU's Faculty of Education); or
    • completion of a degree from an accredited university

    Non-Academic

    • participation in a suitability interview

    Admission Advice

    Admission is competitive.

  • Anthropology: Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major or Honours
    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.

    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:

    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

    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.

  • Applied Business Technology Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    39 weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John Campuses
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2284 approximately
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2973 Total
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

    Application Advice: Applications are accepted until the first day of classes. However, early application is strongly recommended.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. English (within the past five years)

    One of:

    • English 11
    • Communications 11
    • ENGL 040

    2. Math (within the past five years)

    One of:

    • Math 10
    • MATH 030

    Admission Advice

    1. If you do not have the above prerequisites you can gain entry to the program by successfully completing appropriate assessments. For more details, contact a NLC advisor.

    2. Basic computer knowledge and a 15 wpm typing speed is recommended.
  • Applied Business Technology Program
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    5.5 or 10 Months
    Location: Online Format
    Approx. Cost of Books: $715 - $1305 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $1302 - $1490 Total
    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.

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

    Academic

    A. For entry into the Office Assistant Certificate or Accounting Certificate

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 10
    • ENGL 030

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Math 10 Essentials
    • MATH 0301/0302
    Note: You may also meet the English and Math requirements through completion of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests or satisfactory performance on the CAT III assessment.

    B. For entry into the Administrative Assistant Certificate

    • Office Assistant Certificate

    Admission Advice

    It's possible to receive credit for prior learning gained in secondary school, College and Career Preparation Programs, or other formal or informal learning.