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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.

  • Human Resources Management Post-Diploma
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Advanced Diploma, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Three Semesters
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6000 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.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. Successfully completed a two-year diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent
  • Humanities Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Chetwyn, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2810 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3185 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)

    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)
    • equivalent course

    Admission Advice

    1. If you don't meet the English prerequisite you must complete the NLC Writing Assessment before registering in any English courses. Feedback on the Writing Assessment is provided to help you make informed decisions about course selection.

    2. Individual courses in the program may also have prerequisites which must be met.

  • Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic: 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: $1114 per level
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Advice: Early application is strongly recommended. Check the NLC Admission Office for exact application deadlines.
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)/Machinist Foundation Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    22 Weeks
    Location: Prince George, Mackenzie, Quesnel
    Approx. Cost of Books: $800 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2861 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)
    • Communications 11 (C)
    • ENGL 030 (C)

    3. Math

    One of:

    • Math 10 (C)
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (C)
    • Trades MATH 041 (C)
    • MATH 030 (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.
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright): Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact:Debbie Sluyter sluyterd@cnc.bc.ca Contact 250.561.5804 or 1.800.371.2111
    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.
  • Information and Communication Technology Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Online Delivery - through Mackenzie Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact Campus for details at 250.997.7200
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact Campus for details at 250.997.7200
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Contact Campus for details at 1.250.997.7200

    Application Advice: Contact Campus for details at 1.250.997.7200
    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 10
    • ENGL 030
    • GED
    • Placement evaluation at a Grade 10 level

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Applications of Math 10
    • Principles of Math 10
    • MATH 030
    • GED
    • Placement evaluation at a Grade 10 level

    Non-Academic

    • some exposure to computers

    Admission Advice

    If you have not taken any online courses it's recommended that you complete the 15-hour Online Learner Success course available through BCcampus.

  • Information Technology Post Diploma
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Advanced Diploma, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    24 Months
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact 1.250.561.5867
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact 1.250.561.5867
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice: Early application is strongly recommended.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. Successfully completed a two-year diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent in either Computer Science or Business Information Technologies within the past five years or equivalent experience.

  • Information Technology Specialization
    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
  • Integrated Wood Design: Master of Engineering (MEng)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Applied Science/Engineering
  • Integrated: Bachelor of Science Degree
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George and Terrace
    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.