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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.

  • Northern and Rural Community 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.

  • Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Yrs 1 & 2 = CNC; Yrs 3 & 4 = UNBC
    Location: Yrs 1 & 2 = Prince George (PG), Quesnel; Yrs 3 & 4 = PG, Quesnel and Terrace
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3959 First Year, $6912 Second Year
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by March 31 for September entry. Applications received after March 31 are considered late and will be processed as space permits.

    Application Advice:

    Applications must be submitted by March 31 for September entry. Applications received after March 31 are considered late and will be processed as space permits.

     

    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

    1. Meet UNBC admission requirements.

    2. Complete the following courses or equivalents with a minimum C+ (67%) in each course

    • Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or Principles of Math 11
    • Chemistry 11
    • English 12

    3. Biology 12 with a minimum B grade (73%) within five years prior to application for admission.

    Non-Academic

    • Criminal Record Search
    • proof of CPR certification, level C 
    Admission Advice

    1. If you are accepted into the program you will be sent documentation and information about health status and immunization policies.

    2. Admission is based on academic qualifications and available space.

    3. Self-identified Aboriginal applicants who meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission will be given priority for up to 20% of the seats in the program.

  • Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years (Two years on a UNBC campus)
    Location: Prince George, Terrace and Quesnel
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1450 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Varies Contact 250.960.5645
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by March 31 for September entry. To apply please contact our partner institutions College of New Caledonia or Northwest Community College. The fulfillment of admission requirements does not quarantee admission to the post-diploma program and is based on available space.

    Application Advice: Applications must be submitted by March 31 for September entry. To apply please contact our partner institutions College of New Caledonia or Northwest Community College.  The fulfillment of admission requirements does not quarantee admission to the post-diploma program and is based on available space.
    Program Details:

    BC High School Graduates require the following for entry into the Baccalaureate Nursing Program:

    Academic

    1. All of:

    • English 12 or English 12 First People
    • Principles of Mathematics 11, Pre-Caculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11 (with at least a 67% grade)
    • Chemistry 11 (with at least a 67% grade)
    • Biology 12 (with at least a 73% grade) within the past five years
    • two other approved * Grade 12 courses
    • a fifth Grade 12 course **
    • at least a 67% average

    Footnotes:

    (*) Approved Grade 12 courses are: Applications of Mathematics, BC First Nations Studies, 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.

    Non-Academic

    • submit a record of your immunization status. The following immunizations are strongly recommended: meningococcal C conjugate, influenza, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella. A Mantoux test (PPD) for tuberculosis is also strongly recommended.
    • submit documentation of CPR certification, Level C, which must be maintained throughout the program
    • successfully complete a Criminal Record Check

    Admission Advice

    1. Self-identified Aboriginal applicants who meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission will be given priority for up to 20% of the first-year seats for the program.

    2. Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to apply to the LPN Access option can click here (you will need to scroll down to find the appropriate admission requirements). 

    3. You are encouraged to contact an advisor for help with navigating the admission requirements.

  • Northern 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.

  • Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner: Master of Science (MScN:FNP)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Nursing Unit Clerk Citation
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Citation
    Program Length:
    405 Hours of Instruction (Part-time)
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4365 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications open March 31.

    Application Advice: For registration information contact Continuing Education at 1.800.371.8111, ext. 801.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 11
    • ENGL 045
    • equivalent course
    2. CNC's Medical Terminology course or approved equivalent.

    Non-Academic
    • submit proof of application for a Criminal Record Check
    • a keyboarding speed of at least 35 words per minute
    • familiarity with the Windows environment is recommended

    Admission Advice

    Before starting the practicum (ie-practical work experience) you will need to have completed appropriate immunizations as established by Northern Health.

  • Nursing: Bachelor of Science Degree (Northern Collaborative Program)
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Terrace BC (NWCC + UNBC courses)
    Approx. Cost of Books: $3000 Year 1
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3041 Year 1
    Application Fee: No Charge
    Application Advice:

    Application deadline is March 31.

     

    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. English

    One of:

    • English 12 (67%)
    • equivalent Career and College Preparation (CCP) course

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Principles of Math 11 (67%)
    • Foundations of Math 11 (67%)
    • Pre-calculus 11 (67%)
    • equivalent CCP course

    3. Biology (in last 5 years)

    One of:

    • Biology 12 (73%)
    • equivalent CCP course

    4. Chemistry 

    One of:

    • Chemistry 11 (67%)
    • equivalent CCP course

    Non-Academic

    • current immunizations
    • CPR Level C certification
    • Criminal Record Check

    Admission Advice  

    1. Self-identified Aboriginal applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be given priority for up to 20% of the first-year seats for the program.

    2. Admission will be offered to the applicants with the highest GPA in the four specific pre-requisite courses. In the event of a tie, these courses will be weighted in the following priority: English, Biology, Math and Chemistry.

  • Nursing: Master of Science (MScN)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Office Assistant Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    20 Courses
    Location: Online
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact 250.997.7200
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice: Qualified students will be admitted based on the date of application.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation
    • ABE/CCP Advanced Certificate
    • General Educational Development (GED) Tests

    2. Completed the Student Readiness Assessment evaluation.

  • Oil and Gas Field Operations Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    17 Weeks
    Location: Fort St. John Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $3879 approximately
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3408 Total
    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 - qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
    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.

    2. The following certifications must be completed prior to the practicum:

    • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
    • Occupational First Aid - Level 1
    • H2S Alive
    • Electronic General Safety Orientation (eGSO)