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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.

  • Political Science: 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.

  • Post-Diploma Baccalaureate Nursing Program
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1450 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Varies Contact 250.960.6753
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline:

    Contact the School of Nursing for application information.

    Application Advice: The fulfillment of admission requirements does not quarantee admission to the post-diploma program and is based on available space. Contact the School of Nursing for application information.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    • submit official transcripts from a Nursing Diploma program
    Non-Academic
    • provide evidence of active and continuing registration as a nurse in BC
    • submit a record of your immunization status. The following immunizations are strongly recommended: diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella. A Mantoux test (PPD) for tuberculosis is also strongly recommended.

    Admission Advice

    Annual documentation of current, practising College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) licensure is required while enrolled in the program.

  • Power Engineering (3rd Class) Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    25 Weeks
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3740 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.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    • completion of 4th class power engineering certification
  • Power Engineering (4th Class) Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    10 Months
    Location: Prince George, Quesnel
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1340 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6120 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice: Applications may be submitted after September for the following Fall intake. Applications must be received by March 31 for September entry to ensure priority admission processing and review.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation
    • Advanced ABE/Academic Upgrading Certificate 
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate

    Note: A foundation-level program in a related area or industry experience may also be considered in place of a formal qualification.

    2. Write CNC's Admission Test, which includes sections on math, English and mechanical reasoning

    Non-Academic
    • submit a resume
    • submit a personal statement outlining why you want to enter the program

    Admission Advice

    1. For complete details on the selection process if the program is oversubscribed please refer to CNC's website.
  • Power Engineering and Gas Processing Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    40 Weeks
    Location: Fort St. John Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $4632 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4897 Total
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

    Application Advice: Applications should be submitted as early as possible - the program will accept a maximum of 16 participants.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. Grade 11 or equivalent

    2. English

    One of:

    • English 11 (C+)
    • ENGL 040 (C+)

    3. Math

    One of:

    • Pre-Calculus 11 (C+)
    • Applications of Math 11 (C+)
    • Principles of Math 11 (C+)
    • MATH 040 (C+)

    4. Physics

    One of:

    • Physics 11 (C+)
    • equivalent course

    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. After acceptance, you are required to provide proof of:

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

     

  • Practical Nurse Diploma
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $3000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $11733Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline:

    Applications must be submitted after September 15 for entry the following fall. Applications received after March 31 for fall entry are considered late and will be processed subject to course availability. All required documentation must be received by April 30.

    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
    • mature student status

    2. English

    One of:

    • English 12 (C+)
    • ENGL 050 (C+)

    3. Math

    One of:

    • Foundations of Math 11 (C+)
    • Principles of Math 11 (C+)
    • Pre-Calculus 11 (C+)
    • MATH 045 (C+)

    4. BIO130 (C+) 

    Non-Academic

    • Criminal Record check
    • submit documents certifying current immunizations, TB screening and a health self-assessment (documents will be supplied on acceptance and must be submitted during the first semester)
    • valid CPR Level C or HCP Certificate

    Admission Advice

    1. Chemistry 11 or CHEM 045 is recommended.

  • Practical Nursing Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    67 Weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2555 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $9308 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 - the program may have a wait list.
    Program Details:

    Academic  (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. High school graduation or equivalent

    2. English

    One of:

    • English 12 (C+)
    • English 12 First Peoples (C+)
    • ENGL 050 (C+)
    • ENGL 099 (C+)
    • Technical Communications 12 (B+)
    • successful completion of a NLC Writing Assessment (ie - recommendation for entry into English 100)

    3. Math (within the past 10 years)

    One of:

    • Principles of Math 11 (C)
    • Foundations of Math 11 (C)
    • MATH 040 (C)
    • equivalent course

    4. Biology (within the past 10 years)

    One of:

    • Biology 12 (C)
    • BIOL 050 (C)
    • equivalent course

    Non-Academic

    1. After acceptance, the following must be completed at least one month before the first class:
    • Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR Level C
    • negative TB test (completed no more than six months before the program start date)
    • Criminal Record Search (from the Solicitor General). This process can take up to six weeks, so it's important to start early.
    • up-to-date immunizations
    • PNUR099: Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses (C+) or equivalent (within the past 5 years)
    Admission Advice

    1. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    2. 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.
  • Pre-Education Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, and 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)

    1. 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
    2. Math

    One of:
    • Principles of Math 11
    • Pre-Calculus 11
    • Foundations of Math 11
    • MATH 040

    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.

  • Pre-Employment Workplace Essential Skills Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    18 Weeks
    Location: Dawson Creek
    Approx. Cost of Books: Contact ctaylor@nlc.bc.ca
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact ctaylor@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

    • be at least 17 years old and out of school for at least one year
    • have a minimum working literacy level of Grade 5

     

  • Pre-Medicine Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Chetwynd, 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)

    1. 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
    2. Math

    One of:
    • Principles of Math 12 (C+)
    • Pre-Calculus 12 (C+)
    • MATH 050 (C+)
    • MATH 100
    • MATH 105
    • MATH 110
    • Calculus Readiness Assessment
    3. Biology 11 or 12 or equivalent

    4. Chemistry 12 or equivalent

    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.