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Make your college years memorable at CNC As a student at the College of New Caledonia you will have amazing opportunities for adventure many people can only dream about. Northern B.C. is famous for its natural beauty, with outdoor activities only minutes away, no matter where you are. There are hundreds of lakes in the region that are perfect for fishing, waterskiing, or just soaking up the sun. If you’re into sports, you’ll love exploring the countless bike paths and hiking trails in the region, or snowboarding and skiing on the same slopes as 2015 Canada Winter Games athletes. When you need a break, the area is home to a symphony orchestra, art galleries, and professional and amateur theatre groups. Concerts and music festivals happen year-round. Hop on a one-hour flight from Prince George to Vancouver for the weekend, or make it a day trip and drive to Jasper with your friends. Whatever your lifestyle, make it extraordinary at CNC.

Your choice of six campuses CNC has provided education in northern B.C. since 1969, and we take pride in being connected to the people and communities we serve. We offer a wide variety of programming and services at six campuses throughout the region. We’ve also expanded trades programming in our new $30 million trades and technology centres at our Prince George and Quesnel campuses.

Prince George Prince George is a great mix of city and country living. It’s Northern B.C.’s capital and an active city of 80,000 people. Prince George is home to our largest campus with 3,700 students. The campus will host athletes from across the nation at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.


he north offers a lifestyle worth boasting about! Our campuses are located in small, safe communities surrounded by spectacular wilderness.

Mackenzie A destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts, Mackenzie is known for its winter sports including dog sled racing, crosscountry skiing, and snowmobiling competitions. Programs range from Haul Truck and Crane Operator to First Aid and Legal Administrative Assistant.

Fort St. James Located on the eastern shore of Stuart Lake, our Fort St. James campus boasts an area with numerous lakes and rivers suited to various water activities, and rolling hills and forests to hike and mountain bike. The campus has a close relationship with Mt. Milligan Mines to provide much-needed training for the mining industry.

Burns Lake (Lakes District) Our Lakes District campus is surrounded by some of B.C.’s largest and most beautiful freshwater lakes. Academically, the campus has gained worldwide attention for its Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder advanced diploma, which is delivered online.

Vanderhoof Vanderhoof is the geographic centre of the province, as well as home to CNC’s first regional campus, which opened in 1975. Programs include Administrative Assistant, Family Childcare Training, trades and more.

Quesnel Quesnel is rich in culture with more than 30 heritage sites around town. The campus earned the Governor General’s Award for Architecture in 2012. Programs include Social Work, Nursing, Millwright, Power Engineering and more.

More than 70 programs to choose from CNC offers over 70 flexible and transferable programs and courses. Along with being one of the most affordable post-secondary institutions in the province, CNC offers small class sizes (no class is larger than 37 students), skilled instructors, handson practical training and an unforgettable student experience.


orried about where you’re going to live? We’ve got you covered; our campus communities provide some of the most affordable housing in B.C.

Types of programs »» Certificates generally last up to one year. »» Diplomas last two years or more. »» Advanced diplomas usually require a college diploma to enter and provide advanced learning in a specialized field. »» Associate degrees count toward two years of your bachelor’s degree when you transfer to university. »» Foundation programs provide you with the knowledge to start in various trade programs, usually in 10 months or less. »» Apprenticeships are designed for trades students who are already sponsored/ indentured by an employer in that trade.

Business and management Make your mark in the corporate world CNC business programs enhance your skills and open doors to great careers. Our faculty members have years of business experience and will teach you what it takes to be successful. Business diploma programs provide credit towards professional designations and transfer to university degrees.

Certificates »» Administrative Office Assistant »» Applied Leadership »» Business Administration »» Legal Office Assistant »» Medical Office Assistant

Diplomas »» Accounting and Finance »» Business Administration »» Management »» Marketing and Management

Health sciences Help and care for others Our health science graduates are in demand. Our programs give you the foundation for excellence in clinical practice, teamwork and leadership skills which are essential for a successful career in health care. Many of our programs provide an opportunity to take your skills around the world.

Certificates »» Dental Assistant »» Health Care Assistant

Diplomas »» Dental Hygiene »» Medical Laboratory Technology »» Medical Radiography Technology »» Practical Nurse

Nursing degree »» Nursing, Bachelor of Science (two years at CNC plus two years at UNBC)

Human services Give back to your community and help people be their best You can make a difference in people’s lives; students in human services make their communities better places to live. Our faculty bring expertise in their respective fields, and curricular work placement opportunities provide you with real-world learning experiences.

Certificates »» Community Support Worker »» Early Childhood Education (ECE) »» Education Assistant »» Outreach Advocacy and Support Worker »» Social Work

Diplomas »» Social Service Worker »» Social Work

Other options

CNC students have had a

100 % success rate

in writing the Canadian Practical Nursing Exam since 2002.

»» Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder advanced diploma »» Social Service Worker university transfer diploma


of our natural resource students are employed before the end of the spring semester.

Technology and industry Work with your mind and hands You will learn the skills you need to become employed in everything from technology to resource-based industries. Every year our NRET students have the opportunity to travel to destinations such as China and Costa Rica for a three-week field trip. You can also get your Cisco certification in our computer networking program or train for a career in the mining industry. The B.C. Mineral Exploration and Mining Labour Task Force anticipates a need for 15,000 new workers in the mining industry over the next decade.

Certificates »» Computer/Network Electronics Technician »» Information and Communication Technology »» Mineral Processing Operator Mining Industry

Diplomas »» Natural Resources and Environmental Technology (NRET)

Other options »» Horticulture Technician »» Registered Professional Forest Technologist Exam Preparation

Trades Build, fix, and make things work There is an incredible need for skilled labour in northern British Columbia with $35 billion worth of resource-related projects planned in the next three to five years. Start your foundation-level trades at CNC and continue your apprenticeship training in a number of rewarding careers.

All trades programs Autobody

Industrial Mechanic

Automotive Service

Pipe Trade



Crane Operator

Power Engineering

Drill Core Tech

Professional Cook

Driller’s Helper

Residential Maintenance Worker


Haul Truck Operator Welding Heavy Duty Mechanics

University transfer Start your degree with us and save Other colleges and universities talk about small class sizes, but at CNC you will never share your classroom with more than 37 students. More one-on-one time with your instructor and one of the lowest tuition rates in B.C. means CNC offers an advantage found nowhere else in the province. Associate degrees, as well as some diplomas and certificates, can be transferred to other institutions in Canada toward your undergraduate degree. Here are examples of individual first and secondyear courses you can take for credit toward your degree: Aboriginal Studies




Applied Science








Computer Science



Political Science





Fine Arts

Women’s Studies

Certificates »» Engineering »» Fine Arts

Diplomas »» Criminology »» Kinesiology

Other options »» Associate Degree, Aboriginal Studies »» Associate Degree, Arts »» Associate Degree, Science

123 CNC offers

courses in


subject areas.

More ways to learn with us Continuing Education Learn from faculty who practise what they teach; the up-to-the-minute knowledge and innovative ideas they share in class will give you the marketable, in-demand skills you need to get your dream job. Take a short course or more in-depth program in art, business, health care, social services, office technology or trades. Getting started couldn’t be easier! Visit our website or contact the campus of your choice and find the right course for you.

Upgrading Would you like to obtain a certificate of high school equivalency? You can use College and Career Preparation courses towards your Adult Basic Education Certificate or to gain a BC Adult Graduation Diploma. Already have a high school diploma, but not the courses you need to enter college? No problem! Our tuition-free courses will get you started and on your way. In fact, you may be able to overlap College and Career Preparation courses with other courses at CNC.


10,000 students enrol in Continuing Education programs annually.

Examples of CE courses »» Paramedic Certificate »» Nursing Unit Clerk Citation »» Project Management »» Life Skills Coach Training »» Small Engine Repair »» Dental Office Receptionist »» Human Resource Management »» Bookkeeping


he best things in life are free – including our College and Career Preparation courses. No tuition and minimal fees means your college education is that much closer to reality.

See the world - go global! You can earn academic credit while you travel through our Study Abroad program. Join one of our international field schools, overseas volunteer projects, or complete your practicum abroad. Travel to exciting and interesting places including Costa Rica, Italy, Korea, China, and a wide range of communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. For more information, contact International Education at CNC or visit the webpage at


tudying abroad doesn’t have to break the bank. CNC offers several scholarships and bursaries that can help fund your travels.

Helping you succeed - a team effort Need a little extra help or want to improve your skills? We have seminars and resources ready to support you throughout the semester and experts dedicated to helping you make informed decisions about your educational goals. If you have questions, Student Services has the answers. Check out our helpful resources online, or come visit us on campus. Aboriginal Resource Centre: Specialized support is available to all of our students who declare Aboriginal ancestry. The Centre has a full-time academic advisor, part-time tutoring support and essential advice on financial support. The Centre provides a community environment that reflects the distinctive cultures of Aboriginal peoples. Academic Advising: Speak to our advisors for help developing your unique career path from course selection to transferring to university. Centre for Student Success: Get help with study skills, test-taking strategies, time management, tutoring and more. Essay writing can be difficult for many students, but the Centre for Student Success can help you work through writer’s block and other obstacles to get the best mark on your paper.

Counselling: We know that being a student can be stressful; our experienced counsellors are ready to listen and will help talk you through your personal challenges in a relaxed and professional manner. Disability Support: We want all of our students to succeed in their studies. Disability Support works with students who have visual or hearing impairment, mobility challenges, or have medical, psychiatric or learning disabilities. Student Awards and Financial Assistance: Yes, you can afford college, and we can help! The Student Awards and Financial Assistance office provides a variety of services including help with applications to Student Aid BC, advice on personal budgeting, and the Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP). Your hard work and dedication may also make you eligible for our scholarships and bursaries.

All your amenities on campus Pick up a unique gift item in our bookstore, relieve your stress in a fitness class, or have lunch with your friends in Kodiaks restaurant. You can also get help writing a stand-out cover letter and resumé in the Student Employment office, or book a private study room in the library for your next group project. Bookstore: The bookstore stocks a variety of gifts and necessities, from comfy clothes to snacks and stationery. Need textbooks for class? Get your personal booklist at the bookstore – it has everything you need. You can even avoid lines by ordering your textbooks online from the comfort of your home. Cafeteria: It’s really more of a dining experience than a cafeteria when you try our Professional Cook students’ gourmet hot lunches at a great price. The cafeteria also offers a diverse salad bar, soups, baked goods and more! Health and Wellness Centre: A medical doctor and nurse practitioner are available to provide primary health care services for CNC students who do not have a family doctor, or for those who require non-urgent walk-in services. Kodiaks Restaurant: Kodiaks, the restaurant run by our Professional Cook students and chefs, has gained a reputation for fine dining that attracts local foodies every season. The restaurant is only open a few months each year for lunch and dinner, so don’t miss out.

Library: More than 180,000 books and 2,200 movies – need we say more? Campus libraries offer a wide range of resources, services and staff to support you through your studies. Grab a book, find a quiet corner, and relax! Student Employment Services: We offer a full spectrum of high quality, employment-related services, such as help preparing a captivating resume and cover letter. Check out the web-based and on-site job posting boards or attend our annual NorthWorks Career and Job Fair. Students’ Union: Your student association provides many services including locker rentals, medical/dental plans, U-Pass (transit/pool pass), discounted travel cards and help finding a place to live. Get involved and make a difference!


ampus activities happen yearround. Keep an eye on CNC’s online News and Events listings so you don’t miss great events like the Toonie BBQ or the Farmers’ Market.

Keep active while you study There are plenty of opportunities to stay active on campus. Try out our bouldering wall, squash court, gym and noon-hour group fitness, or work out in our newly updated weight room. Have a break in between classes? Gather your friends and have a game of table tennis or Foosball. All of our students have free year-round access to CNC recreation facilities and fitness classes. With so many activities to choose from, you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy. Getting active off-campus Just show your CNC student ID and get discounts at local ski hills, hockey games, the indoor soccer facility and indoor track! Our Prince George campus is within walking distance of Masich Place Track and Field Stadium. You will also have free access to the two Prince George swimming pools with your U-Pass.

Our bright and airy weight room provides an excellent assortment of new cardio and strength training equipment. We’ve spent thousands on new treadmills, elliptical machines, and more. Our eight-foot bouldering wall is marked with several climbing routes – no ropes required and you don’t need a partner. The squash court can be reserved through our recreation office, and we even have equipment you can use for free.


oin one or all of our free fitness classes, such as Butts and Guts, Hula-Hooping, Yoga, or Zumba.

You won’t be late for class residence is only


steps away

from our main campus building.

Living on campus Our main campus in Prince George offers a newlyrenovated 92-room student residence. Your private room comes with basic furniture, and a minikitchen with a microwave, sink, and small fridge. The spacious shared common areas feature two comfortable lounges, TVs, a pool table, a main floor kitchen, laundry rooms, and park-like grounds with a patio and barbecue. Six resident advisors also live on-site to support you throughout the semester. Rates range from $390 to $440 per month (based on 2013 costs). Residence fills up quickly, so apply early!


ur affordable rates include heat, electric, high-speed internet, and cable TV – and we’re only a short walk from grocery shopping, restaurants, and one of northern B.C.’s largest malls.

Become a student


Choose your program September 15 is the earliest you can apply for programs starting the following fall.

View our programs and courses online at


Apply Drop by your campus and apply in person. You can also apply by fax, or by mail, and for programs offered in Prince George, you can apply online. Check your program’s entrance requirements on our website to make sure you qualify. If you don’t meet the requirements, see our upgrading options.


Pick a campus Many of CNC’s programs and courses are available at our campuses across northern British Columbia. Some programs are unique to a regional campus.

Residence rooms are limited. Apply when you submit your application to become a student.

Apply by March 31 to increase your chance of getting a seat. Our programs fill up quickly!

Three to four weeks after you apply, you’ll receive a letter explaining your program’s entrance requirements and what you need to qualify.


Submit supporting documentation Follow the instructions you received in the mail, or contact your campus for more information. For most programs in Prince George, April 30 is the deadline to submit these documents.

After you send in your documents and satisfy your program’s entrance requirements, we’ll let you know that you’ve qualified.


Letter of acceptance You’ll hear from us when you’ve been accepted.


Register for classes Register online with CNC Connect, or visit your campus’s admissions department.

Most letters of acceptance are sent out in May.

If you need help building your timetable, contact your campus’s advising department.

Pay your seat deposit when you register to secure your seat.


Attend orientation Welcome to CNC! Orientation is a great way to meet your classmates and become familiar with the College. This is a general guide, and the application process may differ by program or campus. Check the admissions section of CNC’s website for more details about the process. For details unique to your program, be sure to check the website, or contact your campus.

Talk to us Student Recruitment Prince George campus

General inquiries

Book a campus tour, visit the campus as a student for a day, or receive personal consultation on programs or admission to CNC.

Burns Lake - 1 (866) 692-1943 |

1 (250) 561-5855 or toll-free at 1 (800) 371-8111 extension 5855

Quesnel - 1 (866) 680-7550 |

Prince George - 1 (800) 371-8111 |

Fort St. James - 1 (250) 996-7019 | Mackenzie - 1 (250) 997-7200 |

Vanderhoof - 1 (250) 567-3200 |

Inside cover photo of Kerry Lake by Dieter Dittrich Disc jockey, coffee shop, snowboarding, chair lift, and mountain bike photos courtesy of Tourism Prince George

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