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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.

  • Psychology: Master of Science (MSc)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Science (MSc) 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.

  • Public Administration and Community Development: Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George
    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.

  • 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
    Admission Advice

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

  • Rural Nursing Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    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: Application deadline for secondary school students is August 1 for September entry and December 1 for January entry.

    Application Advice: Application deadline for secondary school students is March 2 for September entry.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    • general UNBC undergraduate admission requirements apply
    • submit official transcripts from degree or diploma program

    Non-Academic

    • provide evidence of active and continuing registration as a registered 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.

  • Social Sciences 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.

  • Social Service Worker Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Nine Months (two semesters plus a practicum/seminar)
    Location: Fort St. James, Prince George, Quesnel
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3662 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice:

    Applications are accepted after September 15 for entry the following Fall. Students applying to the Prince George Campus must submit their applications by April 24. Students applying to the Quesnel Campus have until May 31 to submit their applications.

     

    Program Details:

    Academic(minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C)
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate with English 045  (C)
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate with English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C) or English 045 (C)
    2. Successfully write the English component of the Student Readiness Assessment (SRA)

    Non-Academic
    • submit two letters of reference from a Social Service employer, volunteer supervisor, teacher or social service professional outlining your personal suitability for work in the social service field
    • submit a work/volunteer experience resume
    • at least 30 hours of documented volunteer experience in the last three years
    • submit a written statement no longer than four pages 
    • Criminal Record Search (through the Solicitor General's Office.) 

    Admission Advice 

    1. The written statement will address your understanding of the social service field, interest in it, and personal attributes that will lead to success in the program.

    2. It is strongly recommended that you have current certificates in:

    • Emergency level First Aid
    • FoodSafe

    3. Certificates in therapeutic crisis intervention or non-violent crisis intervention are also valuable assets for work in the field. 

    4. If you are accepted into the program it's recommended that you also obtain TB testing and complete the immunization schedule suggested by Northern Health.

  • Social Service Worker Diploma
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George Campus (individual courses may also be available at other campuses)
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $7468 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice:

    Applications are accepted after September 15 for entry the following Fall. Students applying to the Prince George Campus must submit their applications by April 24. Students applying to the Quesnel Campus have until May 31 to submit their applications.

    Program Details:

    Academic(minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C)
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate with English 045  (C)
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate with English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C) or English 045 (C)
    2. Successfully write the English component of the Student Readiness Assessment (SRA)

    Non-Academic
    • submit two letters of reference from a Social Service employer, volunteer supervisor, teacher or social service professional outlining your personal suitability for work in the social service field
    • submit a work/volunteer experience resume
    • at least 30 hours of documented volunteer experience in the last three years
    • submit a written statement no longer than four pages 
    • Criminal Record Search (through the Solicitor General's Office.) 

    Admission Advice 

    1. The written statement will address your understanding of the social service field, interest in it, and personal attributes that will lead to success in the program.

    2. It is strongly recommended that you have current certificates in:

    • Emergency level First Aid
    • FoodSafe

    3. Certificates in therapeutic crisis intervention or non-violent crisis intervention are also valuable assets for work in the field. 

    4. If you are accepted into the program it's recommended that you also obtain TB testing and complete the immunization schedule suggested by Northern Health.

  • Social Service Worker Diploma
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    20 Months
    Location: Terrace
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1910 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3846 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. NWCC's Social Service Worker Certificate or any other human service related certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution with NWCC's SSW 112 (Interpersonal Communication) and SSW 113 (Helping Skills) courses

    Non-Academic:
    • Criminal Record Check.
    Admission Advice

    1. If planning to apply to a Social Work or Child Care Degree you should consult with your intended university to ensure appropriate elective courses are completed.

  • Social Services Worker Diploma
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Four Terms (60 credits)
    Location: Dawson Creek and Fort St. John Campuses
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2660 per year approximately
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3228 per year
    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 - please check with the Student Services Office for exact application deadline dates.
    Program Details:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    1. High school graduation or equivalent

    2. 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)
    • writing assessment

    Non-Academic

    • attend orientation session
    • Criminal Record Check
  • Social Work: Bachelor Degree
    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
    Application Advice: Applications must be submitted by January 31st for September entry.
    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