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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.

  • Social Services Worker Diploma
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Diploma, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Four Terms (60 credits)
    Location: Dawson Creek, Fort St. John
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2700 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3500 per year
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

    Early submission of applications is encouraged, as limited seats are available. Domestic students are strongly encouraged to apply by the beginning of May each year for the September intake. If you are applying after May, please contact the admissions officers at your local campus to determine the seat availability.

    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 Studies 12 (B)
    • English First Peoples 12 (B)
    • ENGL 050 (B)
    • ENGL 099 (B)
    • IELTS (6.0, with no band less than 6.0)*
    • University level English course (C)
    • appropriate course placement on NLC Writing Assessment 
    • equivalent

    Note (*): If you meet the English proficiency requirement using an IELTS score and have a writing band of 6.0 or less, you are required to complete NLC English 099 with at least a "B" grade in your first semester at NLC.


    Non-Academic

    After receiving acceptance into the program, you will be required to:

    Admission Advice
    Depending on capacity, program intakes may occur in May and/or September. Note: January intake is for domestic students only.
  • Social Work: Bachelor Degree
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Final 2 Years (of 4 Year Program)
    Location: Various locations Contact: 250.960.6629 or email sandra.rathjen@unbc.ca
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1600 - $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6450 per year
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by February 1 for September entry.

    Application Advice: Applications must be submitted by January 31st for September entry.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    Completion of 60 credits, including at least 48 credits of liberal arts and sciences courses, and achieved at least a 2.67 ("B-") grade point average. This course work must include the equivalency of the following UNBC courses:

    • 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
    • Volunteer and paid human service experience
    • Three (3) confidential Reference forms
    • Statement of Intent 

    Admission Advice

    1. Admission to this program is limited and is based on academic qualifications and available space. 

    2. Your grade point average for admission will be calculated based on your most recent 60 credits of undergraduate study.

    3. Use BC Transfer Guide to search course equivalency of UNBC SOCW 200, SOCW 201, FNST 100 and WMST 100 if you are transferring from another post-secondary institution.

    4. For details on selection criteria for different routes into the Program and for  supplementary application forms, click here.

  • Social Work: Master (MSW)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master's - Other Subject Areas
    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.

  • Sociology Concentration
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6600 Total
    Application Fee: $40
    Application Deadline: Applications for programs that start the following Fall are accepted from mid-September to March 31.

    Applications for the Winter entry should be received by October 31. Early application is recommended to ensure priority admissions processing and review.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12 or English First Peoples 12
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
    • Grade 11 completion (with an outstanding academic record in the year of application)

    Admission Advice
    1. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called course prerequisites) which are listed within College of New Caledonia’s course description. Check course prerequisites before registering individual courses. If you need help meeting course prerequisites, academic upgrading options are available.

  • Special Education: Graduate Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Graduate Certificate
  • Sustainable Communities Specialization: Associate of Arts Degree
    Institution:
    CMTN
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years (60 credits)
    Location: Prince Rupert
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2500 - $3000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3200 per year
    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

    1. English

    One of:

    • English Studies 12
    • First People's English 12
    • ENGL 050
    • ENGL 055
    • equivalent


    Admission Advice

    1. English proficiency is required for all students entering CMTN programs.  Please visit the English Language Alternatives page to see the equivalent of English Studies 12. 

    2. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called course prerequisites) which are listed in the course descriptions within the program outline. Course prerequisites in this program include:

    Math 11 (One of):

    • Principles of Math 11
    • Applications of Math 11
    • Foundations of Math 11
    • Pre-Calculus 11
    • MATH 0401/0402
    • equivalent

    3. If you do not have the prerequisites for the courses you wish to take, it's possible to upgrade by taking Career and College Preparation courses along with selected university credit courses. 

    4. If you are unsure of the courses needed for program entry and/or for course registration, contact a CMTN Educational Advisor. Advisors are available to help you access and navigate the courses/programs of interest to you.

  • Tourism and Hotel Management Post Diploma
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Advanced Diploma
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $500 - $800 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6000 Total (approximately 280 per course)
    Application Fee: $40
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. Successfully completed a two-year diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent

    Admission Advice:

    If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency with International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS) = 6.0 overall, or equivalent. 

  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    30 Credits
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1800 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6400 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 is March 1 for the September and May entry, and November 1 for the January entry. Students are encouraged to apply early in advance of application deadlines. Deadlines are subject to change and may be 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

    Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions, Mature Student Entry, Special Entry) should refer to the UNBC Admissions page

  • University (Credit/Transfer) Studies
    Institution:
    CMTN
    Program Credentials:
    University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Up to Two Years
    Location: Prince Rupert, Terrace
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2500 - $3000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3200 per year
    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 may be submitted as early as possible -- qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    • admission requirements are specific to each of the University Credit programs

    Admission Advice

    1. English proficiency is required for all students entering CMTN programs.  Please visit the English Language Alternatives page to see how this requirement can be met. 

    2. Each of the individual course pre-requisites can be found on the course pages.

    3. If you do not have the prerequisites for the courses you wish to take, it's possible to upgrade by taking Career and College Preparation courses along with selected university credit courses. 

    4. If you are unsure of the courses needed for program entry and/or for course registration, contact a CMTN Educational Advisor. Advisors are available to help you access and navigate the courses/programs of interest to you.

  • University Arts and Sciences Certificate- General Arts and Sciences Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    30 credits
    Location: Chetwyn, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2800 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $3500 per year
    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 Studies 12 (C)
    • English First Peoples 12 (C)
    • English Literature 12 (C)
    • ENGL 050 (C)
    • ENGL 099 (C)
    • IELTS (6.0, with no band less than 6.0)*
    • University level English course (C)
    • appropriate course placement on NLC Writing Assessment 
    • equivalent

    Note (*): If you meet the English proficiency requirement using an IELTS score and have a writing band of 6.0 or less, you are required to complete NLC English 099 with at least a "B" grade in your first semester at NLC.

    Admission Advice

    1. If you do not meet the above admission requirements, you can gain program entry by successfully completing the appropriate assessments and/or upgrading courses. Feedback on the Assessments will be provided to help you make informed decisions about appropriate selection of upgrading courses. For more details, please contact a NLC academic advisor.  

    2. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called course prerequisites) which are listed within Northern Lights College’s course description. Please make sure you meet the course prerequisites before registering individual courses.