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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.

  • Biomedical Studies - Major or Honours
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George
    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 Health Sciences Program:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
    • Principles of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 (65%)
    • Chemistry 11 or equivalent (65%)
    • Biology 12 (65%)
    • two other approved Grade 12 courses *
    • a fifth Grade 12 course **
    • at least a 65% average
    • Pre-Calculus 12 and Chemistry 12 are 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

    1. 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.

    2. Self-identified Aboriginal applicants who meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission to the program are given priority for up to 20% of the first-year seats for the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

  • Business Administration Certificate
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Prince Rupert & Terrace Campuses
    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.

    Application Advice:

    Applications should be submitted as early in the spring as possible. Qualified applicants are 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.

  • Business Administration Diploma
    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.

    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 

    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.

  • Business Administration: Master (MBA)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) Related
  • Business Administration: Master of Science (MSc)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Science (MSc) Related
  • Business Management Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Ten Courses
    Location: Prince George, Quesnel, Burns Lake
    Approx. Cost of Books: $800 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3360 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 at any time. Early application is strongly recommended. You can apply any time starting September 15 for entry the following year.
    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.

  • Business Management Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year (30 Weeks)
    Location: Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Campuses
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2065 approximately
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3228 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 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
    • Foundations of Math 11
    • Pre-Calculus 11
    • MATH 040

    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.

  • Business Management Diploma
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $800 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3997 Year One
    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 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.

  • Business Management Diploma
    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.

    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 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.

  • Business Management Post-Degree Diploma
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Post-Degree Diploma, University Block Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Fort St. John
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact inted@nlc.bc.ca
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact inted@nlc.bc.ca
    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. A bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

    2. English

    One of:

    • IELTS (6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5)
    • English 12 (B)
    • English 12 First Peoples (B)
    • ENGL 050 (B)
    • ENGL 099 (B)
    • A 100-level or higher post-secondary English course (C)
    • NLC Writing Assessment