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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.

  • First Nations Fine Arts Certificate
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Terrace Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1200 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4783 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 10
    • ENGL 030
    • General Education Development (GED) tests
    • Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAT III)

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Principles of Math 10
    • Applications of Math 10
    • Essentials of Math 10
    • MATH 0301/0302
    Non-Academic
    • First Nations descent
    • at least 16 years old
    • portfolio/samples of artwork
    • interview
  • First Nations Fine Arts Diploma
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Terrace
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1200 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $5063 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: Non-Academic

    1. Receive permission from the Executive Director of House of Learning based on a Portfolio/Skills review
  • First Nations Language Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    30 Credits
    Location: Varies Locations Contact: 250.960.6306
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1800 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6005 Total
    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:

    Academic

    • general UNBC undergraduate admission requirements apply
    • establish your course of study with approval from the Chair of First Nations Studies.
    Admission Advice

    To determine all the ways you can be admitted, please refer to the Institute Admission Requirement for UNBC in Education Planner.

  • First Nations Language Diploma
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    30 Credits
    Location: Various Centres Contact: 250.960.6306 for details
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1800 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6005 Total
    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:

    Academic

    • completed a UNBC First Nations Language Certificate or equivalent
    completed a UNBC First Nations Language Certificate or equivalent - See more at: http://www.educationplanner.ca/program/view/UNBC/34017#sthash.70cV5dFH.dpuf
  • First Nations Planning - 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: $25
    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.

  • First Nations Public Administration Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    30 Credits
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1800 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6005 Total
    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:

    Academic

    • general UNBC undergraduate admission requirements apply
    • establish your course of study with approval from the Chair of First Nations Studies
    Admission Advice

    To determine all the ways you can be admitted, please refer to the Institute Admission Requirement for UNBC in Education Planner.

  • First Nations Specialization
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    2 Years (of 4 Year Program)
    Location: Various locations Contact: 250.960.6629 or email sandra.rathjen@unbc.ca
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1450 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6005 per year
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Program Details:

    Academic

    Completed 60 credits and achieved at least a 2.67 ("B-") grade point average. This course work must include:

    • SOCW 200-3 - Introduction to Social Work Practice
    • SOCW 201-3 - Introduction to Social Welfare
    • FNST 100-3 - The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
    • WMST 100-3 - Introduction to Women's Studies

    Non-Academic

    • successfully complete a Criminal Record Check
  • First Nations 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

    • English 12 or ENLG 050 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.

  • First Nations 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.

  • First Nations Studies: Master of Arts (MA)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Arts (MA) Related
    Application Advice: This is a graduate program. The search results do not have any further information at this time.
    Program Details:

    This is a graduate program. The search results do not have any further information at this time. Please see the Program Details page for contact information.