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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.

  • Metal Fabrication: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact the Trades Division Office 250.561.5804
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact the Trades Division Office 250.561.5804
    Application Fee: N/A
  • Metis Studies Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    10 Courses (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.

  • Millwright Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced) Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    13 Weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1368 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $1398 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+)
    • Applications of Math 10 (C+)
    • Principles of Math 10 (C+)
    • MATH 030 (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.

  • Millwright Foundation Level 2 (Enhanced) Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    7 Weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek
    Approx. Cost of Books: None
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $784 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. Completion of the Millwright Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced) program
  • Millwright/Industrial Mechanic Foundation Certificate
    Institution:
    CMTN
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    20 Weeks
    Location: Prince Rupert, Houston, Kitimat
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2525 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $1786 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.

  • Millwright/Industrial Mechanic: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    CMTN
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact: Keisha Wilson kwilson@nwcc.bc.ca 250.635.6511
    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.
  • Millwright: 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: $772 per level
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Advice: Early application is strongly recommended. Check the NLC Admission Office for exact application deadlines.
  • Mineral Processing Operator Program
    Institution:
    CMTN
    Program Credentials:
    Statement of Completion
    Program Length:
    25.5 Credits
    Location: Smithers
    Approx. Cost of Books: $740 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $5990 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

    One of:
    • Grade 12
    • GED
    • equivalent
  • Mining Industry Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    16 Weeks
    Location: Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, Vanderhof
    Approx. Cost of Books: $500 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact campus for details
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: For specific application information contact 250.997.7200.

    Application Advice: For specific application information contact 250.997.7200.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

    1. One of:

    • Grade 12 with Foundations of Math 10 or equivalent
    • Advanced Upgrading/ABE Advanced Certificate (or equivalent)
    • GED Certificate with MATH 030 (C) and ENG 030 (C)
    • mature student status

    Non-Academic 

    • a 250 word statement that summarizes your interest in the mining industry, supported by past activities and future goals
    • a signed health/fitness declaration

    Admission Advice

    1. The signed health/fitness declaration will state that you:

    • are physically able to perform tasks needed for successful completion of the program;
    • do not have health issues that prevent you from taking part in the field orientation, skill certification, and job entry operation components of the program.
  • Mobile Crane (Hydraulic 80 Tonnes and Under) Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    Seven Weeks
    Location: Mackenzie
    Approx. Cost of Books: $350 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4462 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation
    • ABE/CCP Advanced Certificate 
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
    Non-Academic
    • submit a statement of experience/interest
    • interview