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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.

  • Career and College Preparation Program
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Diploma
    Program Length:
    Five to Ten Months - per level
    Location: All Campus Locations + Online through BCcampus
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact an Admissions Officer
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact an Admissions Officer
    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

    1. One of:

    • be at least 17 years old and out of school for at least one year
    • be at least 18 years old
    • special arrangement with the local school district (for current high school students)

    Admission Advice

    You can complete English and Math appraisals to determine grade level.

  • Career and College Preparation Program
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Diploma, High School Equivalency
    Program Length:
    Self-Paced or Semester Based
    Location: Continuous
    Approx. Cost of Books: $250 approximately (depends on courses)
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Tutition is calculated by weekly hours: approximately $260-$1800
    Application Fee: None
    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/Non-Academic

    1. One of:

    • be at least 18 years old
    • high school graduation
    • be 17 years old and out of school for at least one year
    • written recommendation from a local secondary school principal

    2. Meet with an educational advisor to ensure you have chosen the correct courses or program.

    Admission Advice

    There are a limited number of seats for those under 18 years of age. For details, contact your local NWCC Campus.

  • Carpentry Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    21 Weeks
    Location: Prince George, Quesnel, Vanderhoof
    Approx. Cost of Books: $817 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2810 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 any time. Early application is strongly recommended. You can apply any time starting September 15 for entry the following year. October 31 is the deadline for programs starting in January or February.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade in bracket)


    1. Grade 10 or equivalent

    2. English

    • English 10 (C)
    3. Math
    • Math 10 (C)
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (C)
    • MATH 030 (C)
    • Trades MATH 041 (C)
    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.

    3. Secondary school graduation with English 12, Math 11 and Physics 11 is required by some employers of apprenticeship trainees. Contact program faculty for more details.

  • Carpentry Foundation Certificate
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    20 Weeks
    Location: Terrace
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1920 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2003 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

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 10
    • ENGL 030
    • ENGL 032 
    2. Math

    One of:

    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10
    • Essentials of Math 10
    • Applications of Math 10
    • Principles of Math 10
    • MATH 0301/0302
    • MATH 032

    Note: It's also possible to meet admission requirements through one of the following:

    • satisfactory standing in a CAT Assessment Test
    • permission of the Instructor
    Admission Advice

    1. Many employers require high school graduation.

    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.

  • Carpentry Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced) Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    32 Weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek, Fort St. John
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2198 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3214 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. Grade 10 or equivalent

    2. English

    One of:

    • English 10 (C+)
    • ENGL 030 (C+)

    3. Math

    One of:

    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 (C+)
    • MATH 030 (C+)
    • MATH 031 (C+)
    • MATH 035 (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
    • Industrial Worker Fall Protection certification
  • Carpentry: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Approx. Cost of Books: $525
    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.
  • Carpentry: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Approx. Cost of Books: $100 per level
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact 250.561.5804 or 1.800.371.2111
    Application Fee: N/A
    Application Advice: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.
  • Carpentry: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact: Pam Eales 250.784.7605 or peales@nlc.bc.ca
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $670 per level
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Advice: Early application is strongly recommended. Check the NLC Admission Office for exact application deadlines.
  • Chemistry: Bachelor of Science 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
    • 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.

  • Child Welfare Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    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 Advice: Early application deadline for secondary school students is before the end of February for September entry. Application deadline for the September intake is July 12; application deadline for the January intake is November 3.
    Program Details:

    Besides the general UNBC admission requirements, applicants must:

    a) have completed a Bachelor of Social Work Degree or Bachelor of Child & Youth Care Degree 

    b) successfully complete a Criminal Record Check