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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.

  • Applied Coastal Ecology Program
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Nine Months to Two years - options vary
    Location: Prince Rupert Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1545 Certificate; $900 Diploma
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3865 for the Certificate; $4300 for the Diploma
    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

    • meet the prerequisites for courses in the program on a course-by-course basis

    Admission Advice

    1. Pre-requisites listed in the course descriptions for this program include completion of:

    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or ENGL 050 or ENGL 055 or equivalent
    • Biology 11 or BIOL 040
    • Chemistry 11 or CHEM 040 or CHEM 0401/0402
    • Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 or MATH 115 or MATH 0501/0502
    2. Grade 12 is recommended.

    3. It's important to confirm the courses needed for program entry with a NWCC advisor.
  • Applied Earth & Environmental Studies Certificate
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Prince Rupert, Terrace
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1650 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2899 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

    • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
    • meet the prerequisites for individual courses in the program

    Admission Advice

    1. If you are unsure of the courses needed for program entry, don't hesitate to contact a NWCC advisor. Advisors are available to help you access and navigate the courses/programs of interest to you.

    2. If you do not have the prerequisites for the courses you wish to take it's possible to upgrade by taking Career and College Preparation courses along with selected university credit courses. For more details consult an advisor.

  • Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management Specialization
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert 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

    • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
    • meet the prerequisites for individual courses in the program

    Admission Advice

    1. If you are unsure of the courses needed for program entry, don't hesitate to contact a NWCC advisor. Advisors are available to help you access and navigate the courses/programs of interest to you.

    2. If you do not have the prerequisites for the courses you wish to take it's possible to upgrade by taking Career and College Preparation courses along with selected university credit courses. For more details consult an advisor.

  • Associate of Arts (AHCOTE) Degree
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Usually all campuses
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1000 per year approximately
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3185 per year
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

    Application Advice: Applications must be submitted at least one week before the start of Arts and Science courses.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    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)
    • equivalent course

    Admission Advice

    1. If you don't meet the English prerequisite you must complete the NLC Writing Assessment before registering in any English courses. Feedback on the Writing Assessment is provided to help you make informed decisions about course selection.

    2. Individual courses in the program may also have prerequisites which must be met.

  • Associate of Arts Degree
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, 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.

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

    Applications received by January 31 (for fall entry) will be considered for early admission. All other applications for fall entry should be received by March 31 to ensure priority review and processing. Applications for January should be submitted by October 31 to ensure priority processing.
    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.
  • Associate of Arts Degree
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years or 60 Credits
    Location: Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1000 per year approximately
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3185 per year
    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)

    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)
    • equivalent course

    Admission Advice

    1. If you don't meet the English prerequisite you must complete the NLC Writing Assessment before registering in any English courses. Feedback on the Writing Assessment is provided to help you make informed decisions about course selection.

    2. Individual courses in the program may also have prerequisites which must be met.

  • Associate of Arts Degree
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert 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.

    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

    • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
    • meet the prerequisites for individual courses in the program

    Admission Advice

    1. If you are unsure of the courses needed for program entry, don't hesitate to contact a NWCC advisor. Advisors are available to help you access and navigate the courses/programs of interest to you.

    2. If you do not have the prerequisites for the courses you wish to take it's possible to upgrade by taking Career and College Preparation courses along with selected university credit courses. For more details consult an advisor.

  • Associate of Science Degree
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4016 per year
    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 fall entry) will be considered for early admission. All other applications for fall entry should be received by March 31 to ensure priority review and processing. Applications for January entry should be submitted by October 31 to ensure priority processing.
    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. Students applying for admission to MATH 101, CSC 109, PHYS 101, or CHEM 111 who obtained a "C+" grade or less in Principles of Math 12 (interim grade) or MATH 050 must first register in MATH 100.

  • Associate of Science Degree
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince Rupert and Terrace
    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.

    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

    • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
    • meet the prerequisites for individual courses in the program

    Admission Advice

    1. If you are unsure of the courses needed for program entry, don't hesitate to contact a NWCC advisor. Advisors are available to help you access and navigate the courses/programs of interest to you.

    2. If you do not have the prerequisites for the courses you wish to take it's possible to upgrade by taking Career and College Preparation courses along with selected university credit courses. For more details consult an advisor.

  • Autobody (Motor Vehicle Body Repair) Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    30 Weeks
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $500 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3690 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice: Applications may be submitted at anytime. Early application is strongly recommended.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

    1. Grade 10 or equivalent

    2.  English

    One of:

    • English 10
    • ENGL 030
    • Communications 11
    • equivalent course

    3. Math

    One of:

    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10
    • Trades MATH 041
    • MATH 030

    Non-Academic

    1. You are encouraged to:

    • submit a resume and handwritten statement outlining reasons for wanting to enter the program*
    • complete a test of mechanical reasoning skills*
    • complete the Student Readiness Assessment (SRA)*
    Note (*): These requirements will be used to select students if the program is oversubscribed.

    Admission Advice

    1. Applicants who are mature students (ie - those who are at least 19 years old on the first day of classes 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.

    2. For complete details on the selection process if the program is oversubscribed please refer to CNC's website.