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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 (after completion of the Business Management Certificate)
    Location: Fort St. John and Dawson Creek
    Approx. Cost of Books: $3000 Year One
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3500 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 Studies 12 (B)
    • English First Peoples 12 (B)
    • ENGL 050 (B)
    • ENGL 099 (B)
    • University level English course (C)
    • appropriate course placement on NLC Writing Assessment 

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Pre-Calculus 11 (C)
    • Principles of Math 11 (C)
    • Foundations of Math 11 (C)
    • MATH 040 (C)
    • CCP Math appraisal (readiness for Math 050) 


    Admission Advice

    1. If you do not meet the above admission requirements, you can gain program entry by successfully completing appropriate assessments and/or upgrading courses. For more details, please contact a NLC advisor.

    2. If your high school was not taught in English, you need one of:

    • IELTS (6.0, with no band less than 6.0)*
    • TOEFL (iBT = 78)
    • Canadian Academic English Assessment (CAEL = 60)
    • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA = 8 in each section)
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE = 57)
    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB = 76)
    • Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA = 69), plus NLC's Writing Assessment
    • Completion of a post-secondary credential from a recognized Canadian institution
    • Completion of NLC’s English for Academic Purposes (EPA) 060-level Certificate.

    Note (*): If you meet the English proficiency requirement using an IELTS score and have a writing band of 6.0 or less, you are required to complete NLC English 099 with at least a "B" grade in your first semester at NLC.

  • Administrative Assistant Stream
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    39 weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, and Online
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2300 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3200 Total
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is 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 admission prerequisites, you may still gain entry to the program by:
    • permission of the Dean of the program; or
    • completing the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT):
      • Reading Comprehension (at least 11.9 grade)
      • Number Operations (at least 10.9 grade)
    2. Basic computer and internet knowledge, while a 15 wpm typing speed on keyboard is recommended.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician - Basic Training Diploma
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Program Length:
    4 semesters (approximately 20 months)
    Location: 1.5 years at Okanagan College (Vernon Campus) and the final semester at the NLC (Dawson Creek Campus)
    Approx. Cost of Books: $500 - $600 Year One
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3500 per year
    Application Fee: $25
    Program Details: Academic (minimum grades in bracket)
    1. English

    One of:
    • Communications 11 (C) 
    • English 11 (C) 
    • Composition 11 (C)
    • Creative Writing 11 (C) 
    • Literary Studies 11 (C) 
    • New Media 11 (C) 
    • Spoken Languages 11 (C) 
    • Communications 12 (C) 
    • English Studies 12 (C) 
    • NLC ENGL 040 (C) 
    • NLC ENGL 050 (C) 
    • NLC EASL 050 
    • IELTS (overall 6.0, with no band less than 5.5) 
    • equivalent 
    2. Math 
    • Applications of Math 11 (C)
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (C)
    • Workplace Math 11 (C) 
    • Foundations of Math 11 (C)
    • Principles of Math 11 (C)
    • Pre-Calculus of Math (C) 
    • NLC MATH 040 (C)
    • equivalent 
    Admission Advice
    1. For out of province students, please visit program website for admission equivalency info.  
     
    2. In lieu of the above academic admission requirements, you may also choose to complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) for program entry with the following:
    • Reading Comprehension (12.0)
    • Number Operations (11.0)
    • Problem Solving (11.0)
    • Mechanical Reasoning (51/70, 6th Stanine)
    3. Students accepted into the program will complete 1.5 years of training at the Okanagan College (Vernon Campus) and spend the final semester of training at NLC's Dawson Creek campus. 
  • Alaska Highway Consortium on Teacher Education (AHCOTE) Program
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    4 semesters
    Location: Fort St. John
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2500 - $3000 Year One
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3800 Year One; Click <a href=' https://www.sfu.ca/students/fees.html '>here</a> for more details
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Application opens on October 15, 2019. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2020. 

    Application Advice: Applications must be submitted by January 15.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    One of:

    • completion of NLC's Associate of Arts Degree (AHCOTE)
    • 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.  Application process includes a review of academic performance, prerequisite completion, experience in a classroom setting, and an interview.

  • Anthropology Concentration
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6600 Total
    Application Fee: $40
    Application Deadline: Applications for programs that start the following Fall are accepted from mid-September to March 31.

    Applications for the Winter entry should be received by October 31. Early application is recommended to ensure priority admissions processing and review.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12 or English First Peoples 12
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
    • Grade 11 completion (with an outstanding academic record in the year of application)

    Admission Advice

    1. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called course prerequisites) which are listed within College of New Caledonia’s course description. Check course prerequisites before registering individual courses. If you need help meeting course prerequisites, academic upgrading options are available.
  • Anthropology: Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major or Honours
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1600 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6400 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 is March 1 for the September and May entry, and November 1 for the January entry. Students are encouraged to apply early in advance of application deadlines. Deadlines are subject to change and may be extended.

     

    Domestic

    International

    May Semester

    March 1

    * (note)

    September Semester

    March 1

    March 1

    January Semester

    November 1

    June 1


    *applications are not encouraged for the May semester from international students, unless applicants are transferring from a Canadian post-secondary institution.


    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 AP and IB (all standard level and higher level) courses can be used in place of any approved Grade 12 Canadian high school course.

    (*) 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 of the approved Grade 12 courses, and also any Grade 12 course taught in the secondary school including locally-developed courses:  e.g. (First Nations Languages), career preparation courses (Construction 12, etc.), or others (Art 12, Band 12, Information Technology 12, Communications 12, CAPP 12, etc.) or any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.


    Admission Advice

    1. Admission Average = for all provinces, the best grade for each required course will be used (either the course mark or the course mark blended with the provincial exam). 

    2. Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions, Mature Student Entry, Special Entry) should refer to the UNBC Admissions page

  • Applied Business Technology Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    39 weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, and Online
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2300 - $2500 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Varies depending on the stream; click <a href=' https://www.nlc.bc.ca/tuition '>here</a> for more details
    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 admission prerequisites, you may still gain entry to the program by:
    • permission of the Dean of the program; or
    • completing the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT):
      • Reading Comprehension (at least 11.9 grade)
      • Number Operations (at least 10.9 grade)
    2. Basic computer and internet knowledge, while a 15 wpm typing speed on keyboard is recommended.
  • Applied Business Technology Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One year
    Location: Prince George, Quesnel, Vanderhoof
    Approx. Cost of Books: $800 - $1000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4500 Total
    Application Fee: $40
    Application Deadline: Applications for programs that start the following Fall are accepted from mid-September to March 31.

    Applications for the Winter entry should be received by October 31. Early application is recommended to ensure priority admissions processing and review.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. high school graduation with one of:

    • Communications 12
    • English 12
    • English Studies 12
    • English First Peoples 12
    • equivalent
    2. Math 11 or equivalent 

    Non-Academic 
    • successful completion of a keyboarding assessment with at least a typing speed of 20 net words per minute 

    Admission Advice

    1. If you are a mature student (ie - 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), it is possible to be admitted to the program without meeting the above academic admission requirements. For details, contact a CNC academic advisor.

    2. The keyboarding assessment may take the form of an original signed transcript or a letter on institutional letterhead from a teacher of typing, or an assessment by a CNC Applied Business Technology instructor, or designate. To arrange an assessment, please contact your local campus.

    3. This is a demanding program, and applicants with only the minimum admission requirements may experience difficulties in completing the program. If you need help meeting the admission requirements, academic upgrading options are available.

  • Applied Coastal Ecology Post-Degree Diploma
    Institution:
    CMTN
    Program Credentials:
    Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
    Program Length:
    1 Year (30 credits)
    Location: Prince Rupert
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2300 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3550 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

    1. English

    One of:

    • English Studies 12
    • First Peoples English 12 
    • ENGL 050
    • ENGL 055
    • equivalent

    2. Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from an accredited post-secondary institution

    Admission Advice

    1. English proficiency is required for all students entering CMTN programs.  Please visit the English Language Alternatives page to see the equivalent of English Studies 12. 

    2. You undergraduate degree must include 6 credits of university-level Biology. 

    3. If you are unsure of the courses needed for program entry, contact a CMTN Educational Advisor. Advisors are available to help you access and navigate the courses/programs of interest to you.

  • Applied Coastal Ecology Program
    Institution:
    CMTN
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Certificate (1 year); Diploma (2 years = 70 credits)
    Location: Prince Rupert
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1800 Certificate; $2300 Diploma
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3150 for the Certificate (24 credits); $8200 Total for the Diploma (70 credits)
    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 Studies 12
    • First Peoples English 12 
    • ENGL 050
    • ENGL 055
    • equivalent


    Admission Advice

    1. English proficiency is required for all students entering CMTN programs.  Please visit the English Language Alternatives page to see the equivalent of English Studies 12. 

    2. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called course prerequisites) which are listed in the course descriptions within the program outline. Course prerequisites in this program include:

    • Life Sciences 11, or Biology 11 or BIOL 040 or equivalent 
    • Chemistry 11 or CHEM 040 or CHEM 0401/0402 or equivalent 
    • Foundation of Math 11 or MATH 0401/0402 or equivalent 
    Note: You can be admitted without these courses but will be required to upgrade in order to complete the program. 

    3. 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. 

    4. If you are unsure of the courses needed for program entry and/or for course registration, contact a CMTN Educational Advisor. Advisors are available to help you access and navigate the courses/programs of interest to you.