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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.

  • Welder Foundation Certificate
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    One Year per level
    Location: Terrace and Prince Rupert Campuses
    Approx. Cost of Books: Level C $1630; Level B $400; Level A $100
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Level C $3094; Level B $1802; Level A $901
    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

    For entry into Level C:

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 10
    • ENGL 030
    • ENGL 032

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Essentials of Math 10
    • Applications of Math 10
    • Principles of Math 10
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10
    • MATH 0301/0302
    • MATH 032
    Note: It's also possible to enter Level C through one of the following:
    • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests
    • satisfactory standing in a CAT Assessment Test
    • permission of the Instructor.

    For entry into Level B:

    • Level C Welding certification
    For entry into Level A:
    • Level B Welding certification

    For entry into Welding Upgrading:

    • appropriate previous welding experience
    Admission Advice 

    1. Completion of Grade 12 is recommended.

    2. You are also encouraged to enhance your employability by enrolling in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1. OFA courses are scheduled throughout the year at NWCC.

  • Welder: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact: Keisha Wilson kwilson@nwcc.bc.ca 250.635.6511
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $78.23 to $92.23 per week
    Application Fee: No Charge
    Application Advice: Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Welding Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    28 Weeks
    Location: Prince George, Burns Lake
    Approx. Cost of Books: $3269 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3885 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice: Qualified students will be admitted based on the date of application.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 10
    • English 030
    • or equivalent

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Essentials of Math 10 (C)
    • Principles of Math 10
    • Applications of Math 10
    • MATH 041
    • or equivalent

    Non-Academic 

    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. If you think you may qualify for admission as a mature student please contact a CNC advisor.

    2. You can visit CNC's website for complete details on the selection procedure if the program is oversubscribed.

  • Welding Foundation
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    28 Weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact wsmith@nlc.bc.ca
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3140 Total
    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 10 (C+)
    • ENGL 030 (C+)

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 (C+)
    • Applications of Math 11 (C+)
    • Principles of Math 11 (C+)
    • MATH 030 (C+)

    Admission Advice

    If you do not have the above prerequisites, it's possible to submit a Prior Learning Package including resume and supporting documents to demonstrate skills and work experience. For more details, contact a NLC advisor.

  • Welding: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship
  • Welding: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact: Pam Eales 250.784.7605 or peales@nlc.bc.ca
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $856 levels 1-3, $600 level 4
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Advice: Early application is strongly recommended. Check the NLC Admission Office for exact application deadlines.
  • Wildlife and Fisheries - 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.

    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.

  • Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    39 Weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4669 Total
    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 received at least one month before the program start date. Applications received after this date will reviewed based on seat availability.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. Grade 11 or equivalent

    2. English

    One of:

    • English 11 (C+)
    • ENGL 040 (C+)

    3. Math

    One of:

    • Pre-Calculus 11 (C+)
    • MATH 040 (C+)

    4. Physics

    • Physics 11 (C+)
    • equivalent course (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.

    2. After acceptance, you are required to provide proof of:

    • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification
    • Occupational First Aid - Level 1
    • High Angle Rescue certification
    • Confined Space Entry certification
    • Industrial Worker Fall Protection certification

     

  • Women's Studies: Bachelor of Arts Degree - 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.

    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.