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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.

  • Electrical: Apprenticeship
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Approx. Cost of Books: $500 + $25 Technology Fee
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Contact 250.561.5804 or 1.800.371.2111
    Application Fee: N/A
    Application Advice: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.
  • Electrician (Construction): 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: $1072 per level
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Advice: Early application is strongly recommended. Check the NLC Admission Office for exact application deadlines.
  • Electrician (Foundation Trades Training) Certificate
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, Trades Foundation Program
    Program Length:
    20 Weeks
    Location: Fort St. John Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $969 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $2353 Total
    Application Fee: $25
    Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

    Application Advice: Applications must be submitted at least one month before the start of the program.
    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+)
    • 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
  • Engineering (Applied Science) Certificate
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    One Year
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4641 Total
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted after September 15 for entry the following Fall. Applications for the following Fall should be received by March 31 to ensure priority admissions processing and review. Applications for the following Winter should be received by October 31.

    Application Advice: Applications may be submitted any time after September 15 for the following year.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. One of:

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

    2. Math

    One of:

    • Principles of Math 12
    • Pre-calculus 12
    • MATH 050
    • MATH 100
    • or equivalent

    3. Chemistry

    One of:

    • Chemistry 12
    • CHEM 050

    4. Physics

    One of:

    • Physics 12
    • PHYS 050

    Admission Advice

    1. You will need to meet prerequisites of specific courses.

    2. Students applying for admission to MATH 101, CSC 109, PHYS 101, or CHEM 111 who have obtained a "C+" grade (or interim grade) or less in Principles of Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12, or Math 050 will be registered in MATH 100.

  • Engineering 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. Physics 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.

  • English as a Second Language Program
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    15 Weeks
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $250 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: Fees vary
    Application Fee: $15
    Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

    Application Advice: Applications may be submitted at anytime.
    Program Details:

    Academic

    • participate in a placement test
    Non-Academic
    • be at least 17 years old (and turn 18 during your first semester at CNC)
    • participate in an interview with a program instructor

    Admission Advice

    The purpose of the placement test and interview with the instructor is to ensure appropriate placement in the program.

  • English as a Second Language Program
    Institution:
    NLC
    Program Credentials:
    Statement of Completion
    Program Length:
    12-16 weeks per level
    Location: Fort St. John Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: N/A
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $1696 per level
    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 - please check with the Admissions Office for exact application deadline dates. Email appinfo@nlc.bc.ca or 250.782.5152.
    Program Details:

    Academic/Non-Academic

    One of:

    • CaMLA English Placement Test score of 15
    • approval from the program instructor
  • English as a Second Language Program
    Institution:
    NWCC
    Program Credentials:
    Statement of Completion
    Program Length:
    Varies (program operates from September to June)
    Location: Prince Rupert Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $50 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $4350 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/Non-Academic

    • assessment interview or basic assessment test for appropriate placement

    Admission Advice

    No Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is required to enroll in the ESL Program.

  • English: Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George, Fort St. John, Terrace and Quesnel Campuses
    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.

  • English: Master of Arts (MA)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Arts (MA) Related