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Vancouver Island, Canada Vancouver Island, Canada VIEWBOOK 2014

PROGRAMS & PATHWAYS

TO UNIVERSITY AND CAREERS

NIC UNIVERSITIES | BUSINESS | FINE ARTS & DESIGN | COMMUNITY CARE | TOURISM | TRADES | ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS


NIC UNIVERSITIES Access an ever-growing network of university partnerships, including exclusive guaranteed and dual admission degree pathways. ZZ Ranked among Canada’s top two comprehensive research universities (Maclean’s magazine) and the top 20 universities in the world under 50 years old (The Times Higher Education). WWW.UVIC.CA

ZZ Ranked among Canada’s top three primarily undergraduate universities (Maclean’s magazine). WWW.UNBC.CA

ZZ Internationally recognized teaching university located on Vancouver Island. WWW.VIU.CA

ZZ Ranked number one in Canada in the areas of “level of academic challenge” and “collaborative learning” (Maclean’s magazine). WWW.ROYALROADS.CA

ZZ Ranked 11th among the most innovative art and design universities in the world (Red Dot Design). WWW.EDUCAD.CA

ZZ Internationally recognized university ranked among the “Best in the West” and top MBA programs in the USA (The Princeton Review). WWW.PDX.EDU

ZZ Ranked among Canada’s top two medical/doctoral universities (Maclean’s magazine) and the top 30 public universities in the world (The Times Higher Education). WWW.UBC.CA

ZZ Canada’s top ranked comprehensive research university (Maclean’s magazine) and among the top 30 universities in the world under 50 years old (The Times Higher Education). WWW.SFU.CA

ZZ Internationally recognized Canadian university located in British Columbia. WWW.UFV.CA

ZZ Internationally recognized Canadian university located in British Columbia. WWW.KWANTLEN.CA

ZZ BC’s fourth largest university offering unique distance learning opportunities and the ability to ladder credits from diploma programs into full degrees. WWW.TRU.CA

Plus transfer support to any university in Canada, the US, and around the world: University of Alberta, McMaster University, York University, University of Waterloo, and so many more. TRUSTED EDUCATION North Island College is proud to meet Canada’s high provincial and national government education standards. Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Association des collèges communautaires du Canada (ACCC)

BCCIE B R ITI S H CO LU M B IA CO U N CIL FO R I NTE R NATI O N A L E D U CATI O N


CONTENTS

WELCOME TO NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE: • Trusted education in Canada

PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

Pg 2

LOCATION

Pg 4

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & ACADEMIC PREP

Pg 8

• Pathways to top universities & degrees • Supportive English language program

NIC UNIVERSITIES

Pg 10

BUSINESS & TOURISM

Pg 16

FINE ARTS & DESIGN

Pg 22

COMMUNITY CARE

Pg 26

TRADES & TECHNOLOGY

Pg 28

STUDENT SERVICES

Pg 30

ACCOMMODATION

Pg 31

WORK & LIVE IN CANADA

Pg 32

ADMISSION & FEES

Pg 34

APPLICATION FORM

Pg 35

STEPS TO APPLY

Pg 37

• Access to work in Canada • Superior accommodation options All in one of the world’s most desirable living destinations.


PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE CO-OP/ INTERNSHIP

PROGRAM

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LENGTH

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

TUITION & FEES Fees and program costs listed below may change. Please visit our website for current information.

English Pre-Intermediate Certificate

Sep, Oct, Jan, Feb, May, Jun

2 or 4 months

English Intermediate Certificate

Sep, Oct, Jan, Feb, May, Jun

2 or 4 months

English Advanced Certificate

Sep, Oct, Jan, Feb, May, Jun

2 or 4 months

English University/College Qualification

Sep, Oct, Jan, Feb, May, Jun

2 or 4 months

Application fee: $100

Sep, Jan, May, June and continuous entry

4-month term

English Language programs: $4,800 to $6,300 / term

Sep, Jan, May

2 years

ACADEMIC PREP High school level courses in English, math and sciences Prepare for entry into college and university academic programs

BUSINESS & TOURISM Global Business Management Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Choose to specialize in: Accounting General Management Human Resource Management International Management Marketing

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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting Major Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, General Management Major

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1 year

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PA

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Sep, Jan, May

4 years

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CR

PA

PH

All

Sep, Jan, May

4 years

Sep, Jan, May

4 years

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PA

PH

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Sep, Jan, May

2 years

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Marketing Major Business Administration Diploma Choose to specialize in: Accounting General Management Marketing

Sep, Jan, May

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Business Administration Certificate

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CR

PA

PH

All

Sep, Jan, May

1 year

Adventure Guiding Certificate

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Sep

1 year

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Sep, Jan, May

2 years

Sep, Jan, May

1 year

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Tourism & Hospitality Management Certificate Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma

Sep, Jan, May

1 year

Sep, Jan, May

2 years

Sep, May

2 years

Sep

32 weeks

Sep

1 year

FINE ART & DESIGN Fine Arts Diploma Metal Jewellery Design Certificate Professional Photography Certificate

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Professional Potter Advanced Diploma

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

May

1 year

Interactive Media: Advanced Communication Design Diploma

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Sep, May

3 years

Interactive Media: Communication Design Diploma

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Sep, May

2 years

Interactive Media: Web & Mobile Application Development Diploma

Sep, May

2 years

Interactive Media: Mobile Application Development Certificate

Sep, May

1 year

Interactive Media: Web Design Certificate

Sep, May

1 year

Oct

30 weeks

Undergraduate academic programs: $5,885 / term Includes Business & Tourism, Fine Arts, Interactive Media, Tourism and Community Care programs. Some programs have additional fees. Post-graduate: • 1-Year Post-Degree Diploma: $14,720 program • 2-Year Post-Degree Diploma: $5,885 / term + $1,000 internship placement • Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate: $5,885 / term • Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma: $5,885 / term + $1,000 internship placement Trades & Technology programs: Varies Note: One academic year typically equals two terms.

EXPLORE PROGRAM VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/NorthIslandCollege

COMMUNITY CARE Animal Care Aide Certificate Exercise & Wellness Certificate

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CR

PA

PH

All

Sep

1 year

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Sep

1 year

Sep, May

1 year

Sep, May

1 year

Educational Assistant/Community Support Certificate Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Human Services Diploma

Sep, May

1 year

Social Service Diploma

Sep, May

2 years

CV

LEGEND:

2

CR

PA

PH

All

Work Experience, Paid Co-op, or Internship

www.nic.bc.ca/international | study@nic.bc.ca

HIGH SCHOOL TO NIC: Move easily from our high school partners to college and university.

www.vancouverislandschools.com


PROGRAM

CO-OP/ INTERNSHIP

START

LENGTH

TRADES & TECHNOLOGY Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) Automotive Service Technician Foundation Carpentry Foundation Drafting Certificate Electrical Foundation

Sep

10 months

Sep

30 weeks

Sep, Feb

24 weeks

Sep

9 months

Sep, Feb

24 weeks

Electronics Technician Core Certificate

Sep

9 months

Heavy Duty & Commercial Transport Mechanic Foundation

Sep

36 weeks

Industrial Automation Technician Diploma

Sep

2 years

Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation

Sep

36 weeks

Metal Fabrication Foundation

Mar

23 weeks

Plumbing & Piping Foundation

Sep, Feb

26 weeks

Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) Levels 1, 2 & 3

Sep, Jan

3 years

Sep, Jan, May

2 + 2 years

Sep, Jan, May

2 + 2 years

Sep, Jan, May

2 + 1 or 2 years

Sep, Jan, May

2 + 1 or 2 years

Sep, Jan, May

2 + 2 years

Sep, Jan, May

2 + 2 years

Sep, Jan, May

Up to 2 years

Sep, May

1 year

Associate of Arts Degree

Sep, Jan, May

2 years

Associate of Science Degree

Sep, Jan, May

2 years

Criminology Diploma

Sep, Jan, May

2 years

Sep, Jan, May

2 + 2 years

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS The minimum English requirements for college and university academic programs are: 1. Graduation from NIC’s English Language Program, University/ College Qualification level. 2. Or, completion of one of: NIC Academic English Prep Program; or BC Grade 12 English C(+); or CAEL 60 and writing 60; or IELTS 6.0 no band below 5.5; or TOEFL iBT 80 no section below 19; or TOEFL 550 (Code 8538). Also see each program listing for other academic admission requirements such as required math or science levels.

NIC UNIVERSITIES GUARANTEED & DUAL ADMISSION University of Victoria Guaranteed Admission Achieve a 2.0 GPA (C average) in eight eligible courses at NIC, and the University of Victoria (UVic) will guarantee your admission to programs in Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Computer Science, or History in Art. See bachelor’s degree list on page 9. Simon Fraser University Dual Admission Science, Arts and Social Sciences, Communication, Art and Technology, Environment, Health Sciences. See bachelor’s degree list on page 9. Royal Roads University Dual Admission Complete two years of university transfer coursework or an Associate degree at NIC, then enter directly into third year of a bachelor’s degree at Royal Roads. See bachelor’s degree list on page 9. University of Northern British Columbia Dual Admission Completed one or two years of classes at NIC, and transfer into year three of the Bachelor of Science. See bachelor’s degree list on page 9. Vancouver Island University Guaranteed Admission Achieve a 2.0 G.P.A. (C average) or higher in eight or more eligible university transfer courses (at least 24 credits) and VIU will guarantee your admission to select programs. See bachelor’s degree list on page 9. Portland State University Guaranteed Admission Complete an Associate degree or eligible diploma at NIC with a 2.25 GPA, and the university will guarantee your admission to designated programs. See bachelor’s degree list on page 9.

HOW TO APPLY Visit www.nic.bc.ca/international, then click on “Applying to NIC”.

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER University Transfer Courses First- and second-year university level courses in over 20 subject areas, including Arts, Math, and Sciences. Our advisors can develop a first-year University Transfer course plan for you from NIC to any university or degree program. Examples include bachelor’s degrees in education, medicine, pharmacy, kinesiology, and more. UVic Engineering Transfer

UNIVERSITY STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies (Vancouver Island University)

DEGREES AT NIC

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CR

PA

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All

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting Major

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CR

PA

PH

All

Sep, Jan, May

4 years

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, General Management Major

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CR

PA

PH

All

Sep, Jan, May

4 years

Sep, Jan, May

4 years

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Marketing Major

For our most up-to-date list of program costs and admission requirements, please visit www.nic.bc.ca/international or email study@nic.bc.ca.

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VANCOUVER ISLAND

Live and study in one of the top 10 best places in the world*

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Comox Valley Comox Valley

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Centrally located on Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley provides many opportunities to visit the Island’s most famous locations such as Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park and the City of Victoria. Students enjoy visiting wineries, attending summer music festivals, hiking in old growth forests, or enjoying an afternoon ocean kayaking.

Average rainfall / year (cm) 250

NovNov

ACTIVITIES

CLIMATE

NovNov

Travel distance to Vancouver: 25 min. flight or 3.5 hrs by bus/ferry.

Most residents have personal vehicles for transportation. Public bus services are available in every community, and bicycle travel is very common year round.

SepSep

The Comox Valley is home to 64,084 people. Residents are friendly and welcoming, and primarily speak English. People in the Comox Valley enjoy many outdoor sports, and the arts community is highly developed and talented. Education and learning are very important to the people who live here.

TRANSPORTATION

OctOct

PEOPLE

Languages: English and French are both official languages in Canada. English is the primary language of Vancouver Island.

Jul Jul

Electricity: 110 V

AugAug

Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (UTC/GMT - 6 hours)

JunJun

Currency: Canadian Dollar

AprApr

Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia

MayMay

Population: 65,000 (approx.)

The Comox Valley has many restaurants, from fine dining to casual cafés and fast food. There are also many supermarkets that can provide you with a variety of local and international foods. Most shops are open seven days a week. Supermarkets and pharmacies are open late.

FebFeb

North Island College campuses are located on Vancouver Island in Campbell River, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, and the Comox Valley. Most international programs are based in the Comox Valley, which is home to three municipal communities: Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland. Each offers unique shopping, recreation, and entertainment opportunities.

FOOD, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING

MarMar

COMMUNITY

Jan Jan

Comox Valley Fast Facts

Vancouver Vancouver

Moderate average temp (°C) 40 20 20 0

High High * Travel Leisure Magazine - The New York-based magazine’s World’s Best Awards features cities and islands, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, car rental agencies and outfitters. 4

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With theatres, art galleries, numerous restaurants and festivals, there’s always something to see in the Comox Valley. Events occur year round and Vancouver Island is often called ‘The Recreational Capital of Canada’ because there are so many fun things to do.

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ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE

Low Low


STUDY IN A RESORT-LIKE SETTING AT NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE’S COMOX VALLEY CAMPUS.

LOVE WHERE YOU LEARN Access great facilities in an amazing location.

ROOM TO GROW DEVELOP YOUR PASSION FOR SCIENCE, HEALTH, FINE ARTS AND SO MUCH MORE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM. OUR SMALL CLASS SIZES AND INDIVIDUAL APPROACH TO LEARNING GIVE YOU BETTER ACCESS TO INSTRUCTORS AND FACILITIES THAN MANY LARGER UNIVERSITIES.

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ROCK CLIMBING IN CAMPBELL RIVER

SKIING ON MOUNT WASHINGTON.

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING IN THE COMOX HARBOUR. (CREDIT: MELISSA ROLLIN)

CONNECT & PLAY IN YOUR COMMUNITY

EVERY YEAR, STUDENTS CONSULT COMMUNITY LEADERS TO HELP A LOCAL PARK SUCCEED.

APPLY YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS TO REAL CHALLENGES IN THE COMMUNITY WITH NIC’S ADVANCED ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASS, AVAILABLE TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE AND POST-DIPLOMA STUDENTS.

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www.nic.bc.ca/international | study@nic.bc.ca

THE PARK’S ANNUAL MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL DRAWS VISITORS FROM ACROSS CANADA.


Mt Waddington Regional Campus (Port Hardy)

Getting here is easy. The Comox Valley (YQQ) is a short 25-minute flight from Vancouver (YVR), with flights arriving regularly from Edmonton (YEG), Calgary (YYC), and Toronto (YYZ).

Vancouver Island

• Emily Carr University of Art + Design

• Royal Roads University • University of Victoria

For air, bus, and ferry options from Vancouver, visit www.nic.bc.ca/international.

Learn more www.discovercomoxvalley.com www.hellobc.com/vancouver-island.aspx

• Portland State University

www.campbellrivertourism.com www.albernivalleytourism.com

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English Language & Academic Prep Build confidence, develop fluency

Qualified instructors, small learning groups

Bridge easily into academic programs

Achieve a very high level of academic English and develop the confidence needed to study in a Canadian university environment.

At NIC, you’ll learn in small classes from qualified teachers who have experience working with students from around the world.

Gain direct admission into academic programming after the University/College Qualifying level or choose to bridge into your program early.

ACADEMIC PREP Take a wide range of courses in math and sciences to meet university and college program admission requirements.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

CHOOSE YOUR STUDY INTENSITY

Build confidence and achieve a high level of English fluency for the workplace or to prepare for university/college programs.

At NIC, you can choose how much study time you want to spend each week to meet your goals.

STARTS

Sep, Jan, May, Jun and continuous entry

Sep, Oct, Jan, Feb, May, Jun

LENGTH

Four-month sessions

Two- and four-month sessions

LEVEL ASSESSMENT

Completed on arrival. No need for TOEFL or IELTS.

Completed on arrival. No need for TOEFL or IELTS.

WHAT YOU’LL STUDY

All high school levels up to graduation in the following subjects: • English • Math • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Computers

CORE: Required courses (writing, speaking, listening, reading, etc) that give you foundation skills to advance your English.

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ELECTIVES: Optional courses (Canadian studies, pronunciation, IELTS prep, presentation skills) that support your language development and help you build your skills.

CORE 21 hrs / week: 21 hrs English Language study CORE PLUS 24 hrs / week: 21 hrs English Language study + 3 hours electives CORE + INTENSIVE 27 hrs / week: 21 hrs English Language study + 6 hrs electives CORE + SUPER INTENSIVE 30 hrs / week: 21 hrs English Language study + 9 hrs electives


ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS & ACADEMIC PREP

BEFORE CLASSES

An assessment will ensure you are placed at the right level for success.

PRE-INTERMEDIATE

English Pre-Intermediate Level

INTERMEDIATE

English Intermediate Level

ADVANCED

English Advanced Level

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREP

University/College Qualification Level

START EARLY! Math Pre-Intermediate Level

Math Intermediate Level

Math or Sciences Advanced Level

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE

University/College Academic Programs

University/College Math or Sciences

START EARLY! You can start academic programs while you finish this level. Or, choose to enter upon completion.

University/College Academic Programs Qualify for over 50 programs, including bachelor’s degrees: • NIC Universities (pg 10) • Business & Tourism (pg 16) • Fine Arts & Design (pg 22) • Community Care (pg 26) • Trades (pg 28)

GETTING READY FOR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE? English requirements for university/college academic programs are: 1. Graduation from NIC’s English Language Program, University / College Qualification level. 2. Or, completion of one of: NIC Academic English Prep Program; or BC Grade 12 English C(+); or CAEL 60 and writing 60; or IELTS 6.0 no band below 5.5; or TOEFL iBT 80 no section below 19; or TOEFL 550 (Code 8538). STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CONNECT IN ONE OF NIC’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES.

3. Or, high school English from a certified English Language curriculum school.

“NIC is a good place to study English. Classes are small, and I had to use my English often. The teachers are nice and always encouraged me to ask questions.” MASAHI MIYAZAKI (JAPAN) English Language Program Intermediate Level Graduate DEVELOP NEW FRIENDSHIPS AND APPLY YOUR SKILLS AT COLLEGE EVENTS.

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NIC Universities Access exclusive university partnerships

Explore over 200 university transfer courses

Belong to a small community of learners

At NIC, you’ll have access to an ever-growing network of university partnerships and degree pathways, including guaranteed admission to the University of Victoria and dual admission to top universities in Canada .

NIC gives you the freedom you need to explore your degree options in an affordable way. Choose from hundreds of courses in a wide range of study areas, including arts, sciences, business, fine arts, and interactive media.

In small, discussion-friendly classes, you’ll build strong relationships with your instructors and know your fellow students well. You’ll learn research, writing, and study skills that will prepare you for success at university.

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER COURSES Customize your education for transfer to any university or any program. Choose from over 20 study areas in arts, science, business, fine arts, and more. Either way, you’ll earn transfer credit to the bachelor degree of your choice.

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STARTS

Sep, Jan, May

LENGTH

1 or 2 years, part- or full-time

TRANSFER & PATHWAYS

Guaranteed Admission to UVic; University transfer to UBC, SFU, and universities Canada-wide.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Depends on courses chosen. Speak to a student advisor for more detail.

www.nic.bc.ca/international | study@nic.bc.ca

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER STUDY AREAS At NIC, you can choose from over 200 university transfer courses (first- and second-year level) in these and other study areas: Math & Science: • Biology • Chemistry • Engineering • Computers • Mathematics • Physics • Space Science & Astronomy Humanities: • English • Fine Arts & Design • French • History • Interactive Media • Media Communication • Philosophy • Spanish • Anthropology • Criminology

Social Sciences: • Economics • Equity & Social Justice • Geography • Human Services • Political Science • Psychology • Sociology • Women’s Studies Business: • Accounting • Finance • Marketing Management • Tourism & Hospitality • International Business • Human Resources


UNIVERSITY STUDIES OPTIONS & PATHWAYS BEFORE YOU START

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

University Transfer Courses (Year 1)

University Transfer Courses (Year 2)

DEGREE

General transfer to bachelor degrees at:

Associate of Arts Degree Associate of Science Degree If needed, complete English Language Programs or Academic Prep. (pg 4)

Diploma

Business Administration • Criminology • Fine Arts Human Services • Tourism and Hospitality Management

UVic Engineering Pathway

Plus many more universities across Canada and around the world.

UBC Engineering

General transfer to UVic, UBC, and SFU

Programs at North Island College

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ARTS OR SCIENCE Graduate with a credential and two years (60 credits) of study that transfers directly to university degrees in BC and across Canada. Choose from more than 20 subject areas.

UVIC ENGINEERING PATHWAY

UBC ENGINEERING

Complete the first year of your Engineering degree at NIC and transfer into year two at UVic. Choose from biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, or software engineering programs.

Complete the first year Engineering curriculum at NIC in a single academic year, and be eligible to apply to year two at UBC. Choose from 11 programs, including biomedical, chemical and biological, civil, electrical and computer, and environmental.

Sep, Jan, May

Sep

Sep

2 years

1 year

1 year

Guaranteed Admission to UVic; Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree with VIU; Receive two full years of transfer credit at any BC university; University transfer to universities Canadawide.

General transfer to UVic.

General transfer to UBC.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), Recommended for science: academic math 12 C, biology 12 C, chemistry 12 C+, physics 11 C+.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic chemistry 12 C+, math 12 C+, physics 12 C+.

Programs at other institutions

MORE DEGREE OPTIONS AT NIC North Island College also offers three accredited degree programs and two collaborative degrees, right here in the Comox Valley. • Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting (pg 12) • Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing (pg 13) • Bachelor of Business Administration degree in general management (pg 12) • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - NIC and Vancouver Island University

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic chemistry 12 C+, math 12 C+, physics 12 C+.

 WWW.NIC.BC.CA/PROGRAMS

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START HERE, GRADUATE THERE GUARANTEED. Our exclusive university admission options give you a guaranteed degree path at the start of your education, plus all the savings and convenience of starting out at college. University Transfer Courses (1 or 2 Years)

University Transfer Courses (1 or 2 Years)

GUARANTEED ADMISSION

DUAL ADMISSION

The University of Victoria is ranked number one comprehensive research university in Canada (Maclean’s magazine 2013) and among the top 20 universities in the world under 50 years old (The Times Higher Education).

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top two comprehensive research universities in Canada (Maclean’s magazine) and among the top 2% of universities in the world.

How it works: Achieve a 2.0 GPA (C average) or higher in at least 24 eligible NIC-UVic transfer credits (eight or more courses), and UVic will automatically grant admission to select degree programs. Entry is non-competitive and guaranteed based on your academic performance at NIC.

How it works: Admission requirements in development. Contact North Island College International at study@nic.bc.ca for more information.

 www.sfu.ca

 www.uvic.ca University Transfer Courses (1 or 2 Years)

Associate Degree or Diploma

DUAL ADMISSION

DUAL ADMISSION

UNBC is ranked among Canada’s top three primarily undergraduate universities (Maclean’s magazine) .

Royal Roads University is ranked number one in Canada in the areas of “level of academic challenge” and “collaborative learning” (Maclean’s magazine).

How it works: With UNBC dual admission, your admission is confirmed to both college and university at the start of your education. Complete one or two years of classes at NIC, and transfer into year three of the Bachelor of Science. Choose from biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics or physics.

How it works: With Royal Roads dual admission, your admission is confirmed to both college and university at the start of your education. Upon completion of a designated two-year diploma or Associate degree at NIC, you will automatically move into year three of select degree programs at the university.

 www.unbc.ca University Transfer Courses (1 or 2 Years)

 www.royalroads.com Associate Degree or Diploma

GUARANTEED ADMISSION Located on Vancouver Island, VIU is an internationally recognized teaching university. How it works: Achieve a 2.0 G.P.A. (C average) or higher in 8 or more eligible university transfer courses (at least 24 credits) and VIU will guarantee your admission to select programs.

 www.viu.ca

GUARANTEED ADMISSION Located on the US West Coast, Portland State University is an internationally recognized American university ranked among the “Best in the West” and top MBA programs in the USA (The Princeton Review). How it works: Earn a 2.25 GPA or higher in an Associate of Arts or Science degree at NIC, and Portland State University will guarantee your admission to select programs.

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Bachelor Degree Options BUSINESS & TOURISM ADMINISTRATION Accounting Economics Human Resources Management Marketing Advertising Management Finance Management and Leadership Supply and Logistics Management Management Hospitality Management International Business Entrepreneurial Management Global Tourism Management International Hotel Management COMMUNICATION, ART & TECHNOLOGY Art History Art & Culture Studies Dance Design Communication Studies Publishing Professional Communication Media Arts Technology & Society Film Architecture Architecture Project Management Music Theatre Visual Art Fine Arts HUMANITIES English History Philosophy Arts of Canada Liberal Studies International Studies Professional Writing World Languages and Literature Women's Studies French Germanic and Slavic Studies Greek and Roman Studies Hispanic and Italian Studies Latin American Studies Linguistics Medieval Studies Asia-Canada Studies Pacific and Asian Studies Religious Studies Applied Ethics Legal Studies European Studies Indigenous Studies Social Justice Studies First Nations Studies

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This Viewbook is published at the beginning of the academic year. Program information may change from time to time. For the most up-to-date information, check www.nic.bc.ca or call email study@nic.bc.ca. 13


NIC Universities

ALYSSA DAWE EXAMINES HUMAN SKELETONS FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL CLUES BEFORE MOVING TO SFU.

STUDY WHAT YOU WANT, HOW YOU WANT...

LAUREN WALKER SETS UP A SOIL ANALYSIS EXPERIMENT WITH STUDENTS IN NIC’S GEOGRAPHY LAB.

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LAURA SCHRADER COMPLETES HER DEGREE AT UVIC AFTER STARTING HER STUDIES AT NIC’S COMOX VALLEY CAMPUS.

SPEND LESS FOR THE SAME DEGREE You can spend up to $14,670 less on your bachelor’s degree simply by taking your first year of courses at NIC, and then transferring to university. Complete a second year at NIC, and you could save as much as $30,000. Estimated costs for one year of full-time University Transfer Courses

URBAN UNIVERSITY $6,400 Homestay or off-campus accommodation

$8,500 + $1,600

TUITION*

$11,770

$22,000*

BOOKS & SUPPLIES*

$1,200

$1,700*

PERSONAL EXPENSES

$1,600

$1,600

$280

$520

$21,250

$35,920

ACCOMMODATION + FOOD

TRANSPORTATION

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH AN EXTRA $30,000?

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Business & Tourism Paid Canadian work experience

Industry connections, field trips, event planning

Business and tourism programs at NIC include Co-op Education work terms, which provide students with paid business work experience. Students alternate semesters between fulltime study and paid work terms. Jobs may be local or international, depending on your goals.

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in Canada and worldwide. At NIC, you’ll gain applied skills and industry knowledge as you tour operations at five-star international resorts and learn to host and plan major events in the local community.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA Explore all aspects of business, then choose the focus that feels right for you: marketing, accounting, or general management. Co-op experience and applied learning prepare you for great jobs in Canada and around the world.

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Global opportunities Study Abroad programs at NIC are available for international students and allow you to study in Germany, Mexico, France, Poland, or the USA, working as part of a team on actual import/export projects.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE, ACCOUNTING MAJOR

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE, GENERAL MANAGEMENT MAJOR

Business analysis, strategy, and financial planning. Make your mark in business with a focused accounting education and a profession with great earning potential.

With a balance of academic and applied studies, you will be prepared for positions in large and small, profit and non-profit organizations, or you may choose to apply your skills to starting your own business.

STARTS

Sep, Jan, May

Sep, Jan, May

Sep, Jan, May

LENGTH

2 years full-time, including paid Co-op work terms.

4 years full-time, including paid Co-op work terms.

4 years full-time, including paid Co-op work terms.

CAREERS

Depending on your specialization, careers range from office administration and accounting to marketing assistant and retail supervisor.

Management-level positions in public accounting, financial management, planning, and business consulting.

Management-level careers in private and public organizations, or business ownership.

TRANSFER & PATHWAYS

Two years credit toward your business degree at NIC or at universities in BC and across Canada.

Master’s, MBA programs, and professional CA, CGA, or CMA designations.

Master’s and MBA programs throughout BC and beyond.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic math or pre-calculus math 11 C.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic math or pre-calculus math 11 C.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic math or pre-calculus math 11 C.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS & PATHWAYS BEFORE YOU START

CERTIFICATE

DIPLOMA

DEGREE

GRADUATE STUDIES

Business Administration Certificate CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Business degrees at BC universities and beyond

Business Administration Diploma

If needed, complete English Language Programs or Academic Prep. (pg 4)

Royal Roads and VIU Dual / Guaranteed Admission CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Accounting designations: CA, CGA, or CMA

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting Major CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Master’s and MBA programs

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, General Management Major CV

CR

PA

PH

All

VIU Guaranteed Admission MBA / MScIB

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Marketing Major

CV

Programs at North Island College

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE, MARKETING MAJOR

MBA / MScIB GUARANTEED ADMISSION

Stand out in today’s competitive business world with advanced studies in marketing, communications, advertising, and strategic management.

Earn a Canadian and British graduate degree at the same time — through NIC’s exclusive partnership with Vancouver Island University.

Sep, Jan, May 4 years full-time, including paid Co-op work terms. Management-level careers in retail, marketing, sales, and public relations in profit, non-profit, and government organizations. Master’s and MBA programs throughout BC and beyond.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic math or pre-calculus math 11 C.

This latest agreement offers NIC business degree and post degree graduates guaranteed admission and priority registration to the VIU dual degree: • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Vancouver Island University, AND • Master of Science in International Business (MScIB) from the University of Hertfordshire.

Programs at other institutions

CR

PA

PH

All

Paid Co-op Work Term

BUSINESS STUDENTS APPLY THEIR SKILLS AT THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT IN DORTMUND, GERMANY.

For program information and eligibility, visit www.nic.bc.ca/business

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TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS & PATHWAYS BEFORE YOU START

CERTIFICATE

DIPLOMA

Tourism & Hospitality Management Certificate

CV

DEGREE

CR

PA

PH

GRADUATE STUDIES

All

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma

Tourism management degrees at NIC universities Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management or Global Tourism Management: Royal Roads Dual Admission (pg 8) CV

If needed, complete English Language Programs or Academic Prep. (pg 4)

CR

PA

PH

All

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, General Management Major (pg 12)

Master’s and MBA programs VIU Guaranteed Admission MBA / MScIB

FOUNDATION

APPRENTICESHIP

JOURNEYPERSON

3,000 hrs of Interprovincial 400 hrs of industry 760 hrs of industry industry work (Red Seal) experience experience certification CV CR PA PH All CV CR PA PH All CV CR PA experience PH All Professional Cook 1 Professional Cook 2 Professional Cook 3 Line Cook, Chef de Partie, Sous Chef, Executive Chef, (PC1) (PC2) (PC3) Restaurant Owner, Instructor, and much more Business or Hospitality degrees in BC and beyond CV

Programs at North Island College

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Programs at other institutions

CR

PA

PH

All

Work Experience or Paid Co-op

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA

PROFESSIONAL COOK (CULINARY ARTS) 1, 2 & 3

Learn industry-specific skills for food and beverage supervision and management as well as how to effectively compete in the marketplace. Gain applied management experience at NIC’s fine dining bistro.

Blend a solid business education with tourism industry knowledge. Choose between two diploma specialties: hospitality or sustainable tourism.

Become a skilled, qualified culinary professional. At NIC, you’ll begin as a registered apprentice, qualify for work and apprenticeship credit during the program, and finish as a culinary professional ready to write your Red Seal exam.

STARTS

Sep, Jan, May

Sep, Jan, May

Sep, Jan

LENGTH

1 year full-time

2 years full-time, including paid Co-op work term.

27 to 6 weeks full-time depending on level, plus work experience

CAREERS

Supervisory positions at hotels and resorts, catering and contract services and banquet management.

Resort sales manager, assistant restaurant manager, guest services manager, front desk manager, ski hill supervisor, fishing resort manager, adventure resort manager, bed and breakfast owner, and more.

Depending on your goals and abilities, careers range from bakers to sous chefs with bistros, hotels, spa and destination resorts, extended care facilities, and more.

TRANSFER & PATHWAYS

Earn credit towards the Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma.

Earn credit towards tourism and business degrees in BC, including the Bachelor of Business Administration degree at NIC. Or, apply for Royal Roads Dual Admission (pg 8) and earn a Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management.

Interprovincial (Red Seal) certification.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic math 11 C.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic math 11 C.

NIC Culinary Arts assessment, Food Safe Level 1 course.

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STUDENT-RUN EVENTS RAISE MONEY FOR FIELD TRIPS.

INSTRUCTOR CHRISTINE LILYHOLM TEACHES PROFESSIONAL COOK 1, 2, AND 3 PROGRAMS.

STUDENTS EARN PAID CO-OP WORK TERMS IN CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA IN NIC’S DISNEY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM.

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BUSINESS, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY POST GRADUATE PROGRAMS & PATHWAYS BEFORE YOU START

UNDER GRADUATE STUDIES

1-YEAR POST DEGREE

An accredited 3 year degree from a recognized institution

Business Administration Post Degree Diploma

2-YEAR POST DEGREE

GRADUATE STUDIES

Professional designations: Accounting - CA, CGA, or CMA Human Resources - CHRM Marketing - CMA, CPRS Master’s and MBA programs VIU Guaranteed Admission MBA / MScIB

If needed, complete English Language Programs or Academic Prep. (pg 4)

CV

CR

PA

Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Global Business Management

PH

All

Master’s and MBA programs

VIU Guaranteed Admission MBA / MScIB An accredited 2 year diploma from a recognized institution

Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma CV

Programs at North Island College

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION POST DEGREE DIPLOMA Advance your undergraduate degree with a marketable business education in just one year. Specialize in: accounting, general management, human resource management, international management, or marketing.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION POST DEGREE DIPLOMA GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Specialize in Canadian and international global business management including trade, marketing, finance and economic systems. Develop cross-cultural skills studying in Canada and with classmates from all around the world.

Programs at other institutions

CR

PA

PH

Internship

GLOBAL TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT ADVANCED CERTIFICATE Build on your existing credentials, and learn the key management skills for a career in international tourism. Study accounting, marketing, events management, leadership and more.

STARTS

Sep, Jan, May

Sep, Jan, May

Sep, Jan, May

LENGTH

1 year full-time

2 years full-time, including internship.

1 year full-time

CAREERS

Depending on your background and goals, careers include consulting, management, HR, or business ownership.

Graduates may pursue Canadian or international opportunities in areas such as consulting, management, marketing, financial advising, international management, and more.

Hotel and restaurant general management, human resources management, sales and marketing management, convention services management, hotel revenue and financial management.

TRANSFER & PATHWAYS

Prepare for Canadian Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Master’s and MBA programs throughout BC and beyond.

Master’s and MBA programs throughout BC and beyond.

Receive credit towards the Global Tourism and Hospitality Management advanced diploma.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), 3-year bachelor’s degree, academic math or pre-calculus math 11 C.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), 3-year bachelor’s degree, academic math or pre-calculus math 11 C.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), 2 year diploma or 3 year degree, academic math or precalculus math 11 C.

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BUSINESS STUDENTS DISHA SALHAN, GRANT PURDY, AND GAMDOOR BRAR GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE THROUGH CO-OP PLACEMENTS AND INTERNSHIPS.

GLOBAL TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT ADVANCED DIPLOMA Learn business practices and gain valuable workplace experience for the international tourism industry. Choose between two specialities: international hotel management (hospitality) or sustainable tourism.

Sep, Jan, May 2 years full-time, including internship. Senior hotel manager, travel agency manager, local tourist board management, or small business owner

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), 2 year diploma or 3 year degree, Eng 12 C, academic math or pre-calculus math 11 C.

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

INTERNSHIP With the post degree diploma in global business management, you’ll also complete a mandatory business management internship that will allow you to: • Apply your classroom learning to the workplace • Gain Canadian business experience before you graduate • Develop your own network of personal business contacts

BUSINESS ALUMNI RE-CONNECT AT AN ANNUAL MIXER FOR NIC’S GROWING COMMUNITY OF DEGREE GRADUATES.

“I can take the skills learned here and apply them anywhere in the world. The instructors were always willing to help international students.” GODPOWER POWERSON AGUGHARM (NIGERIA) Business Administration Graduate

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Fine Arts & Design Unique places, inspiring spaces

Join our vibrant arts community

Develop your own style

Students at NIC enjoy the Shadbolt studio, a modern, 7,520 sq. ft. building with separate ceramics, painting, and sculpture studios. Fire your pottery in a rare wood-fired Tozan Anagama kiln, and access a large-format parallel screen printing press, available at very few colleges in Canada.

NIC fine arts and design students are active participants in the Comox Valley’s dynamic art scene, and host highly-anticipated public events like the annual NIC Art Events.

Explore your unique artistic expression in a supportive yet challenging environment. Our programs are designed to develop your critical thinking skills while encouraging your individuality and creativity.

METAL JEWELLERY DESIGN CERTIFICATE

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATE

Gain the technical skills and industry knowledge needed to conceptualize and create metal jewellery. Explore a wide range of topics and apply professional techniques through extensive hands-on studio practice.

Master essential skills in photography, from digital SLR camera work to darkroom processing. Field trips, work experience, and applied learning will build your personal creativity and style.

STARTS

Sep

Sep

Sep

LENGTH

32 weeks full-time

1 year full-time

2 years full-time

CAREERS

Employment within the jewellery industry, business and studio-workshop owner.

Wedding photographer, portrait photographer, professional assistant, photojournalist, freelance photographer, advertising.

Entry-level positions in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics, graphic design, animation, illustration, theatre or set design, video or film.

TRANSFER & PATHWAYS

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

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FINE ARTS DIPLOMA Experiment, discover, and explore your artistic expression through a broad range of mediums, from photography and digital visual art to sculpture and ceramics. Develop skilled problem solving and critical thinking abilities.

Transfer to degree programs at NIC Universities in BC and across Canada. NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

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NIC English language requirements (pg 5), portfolio (request guidelines or visit www.nic.bc.ca/finearts).

NIC English language requirement (pg 5), portfolio (request guidelines or visit www.nic.bc.ca/finearts).


FINE ARTS OPTIONS & PATHWAYS BEFORE YOU START

CERTIFICATE

DIPLOMA

DEGREE

GRADUATE STUDIES

Metal Jewellery Design Certificate

Professional Photography Certificate If needed, complete English Language Programs or Academic Prep. (pg 4)

Fine Arts Diploma

Fine Arts degrees at NIC Universities

Professional Potter Advanced Diploma

Fine Art Diploma courses may be taken on their own for general interest

Programs at North Island College

Programs at other institutions

PROFESSIONAL POTTER ADVANCED DIPLOMA Develop advanced-level design skills and production techniques, plus the business education you’ll need to market your work effectively. Develop design and production skills, while integrating technical knowledge of clays, glazes, and firing processes. May 2014 10 months full-time Practicing professional potter with own workshop-based business.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPLORE NEGATIVE SPACE AND MOVEMENT DURING AN ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE.

NIC English language requirement (pg 5), diploma in Art and Design or BFA with ceramics component/ major, or permission of the coordinator. HEATHER KONING OPERATES NIC’S PARALLEL SCREEN PRINTING PRESS, AVAILABLE TO DIPLOMA AND DEGREE STUDENTS.

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Interactive Media BEFORE YOU START

CERTIFICATE

DIPLOMA

ADVANCED DIPLOMA

PROFESSIONAL

Web Design Certificate Mobile Application Development Certificate If needed, complete English Language Programs or Academic Prep. (pg 4)

CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Web & Mobile Application Development Diploma CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Communication Design Diploma CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Advanced Communication Design Diploma

Society of Graphic Designers of Canada Membership

CV

Programs at North Island College

WEB DESIGN CERTIFICATE Get your web design career started in just eight months. Learn the fundamentals of effective design, web tools and graphics, digital photography, marketing, and more.

CR

Industry associations

PA

PH

Work Experience

MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

WEB & MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT DIPLOMA

Advance your design and programming skills for the mobile applications industry. Learn the fundamentals of application development for smartphones and tablets.

Develop skills in programming, design, development, and project management. Acquire business and marketing skills and gain applied experience through workplace practicums.

STARTS

Sep, May

Sep, May

Sep, May

LENGTH

1 year full-time

1 year full-time

2 years full-time, including work experience.

CAREERS

Web designer, front-end web developer, graphics tech, flash designer.

Mobile application developer, mobile interface developer, web designer and developer.

Web designer and developer, analytics specialist, multimedia programmer, mobile application developer, motion graphics developer.

TRANSFER & PATHWAYS

Earn credit toward the Web and Mobile Application Development diploma.

Earn credit toward the Web and Mobile Application Development diploma.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

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NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

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Units Sold

dob: May 12th, 2005

TOTAL AMERICA JAPAN EMEAA

57,900,000

age: 10

59%

race: Microsoft Inc

34,000,000

3%

1,540,000

38%

22,370,000

54,400,000

38%

21,350,000

13%

7,250,000

Novemeber 11th, 2006 :dob 17 :age Sony Inc. :race

49%

26,770,000

Memory: 512 MB GDDR RAM

Memory: 256 MB RAM GDDR RAM @ 700MHZ + 256 MB XDR @ 3.2GHz

@ 700MHz

GPU: ATI Xenos @ 500 MHz

GPU: Nividia RSX @ 650 MHz Sound: 5.1 Surround, DTS

Sound: 5.1 Surround, DTS

Format: DVD, CD, HD-DVD Format: DVD, CD, BD 70% Average area sold

Storage: 20 - 250 GB

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Call of Duty: BlackOps - 10.79 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 9.39 Grand Theft Auto IV - 8.42 Gran Turismo 5 - 6.70 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - 5.78 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - 5.31 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - 4.97 Final Fantasy XIII - 4.75 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 4.7 Assassin’s Creed 2 - 4.65

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XBOX Facts: 35,000,000 paying LIVE members - 250+ Live Arcade games - 7.5 games per owner - 83,000,000 games sold per year

Playstation 1994

Playstation 2 2000

PS3 Facts: 77,000,000 PSN members - 85,000,000 games sold per year - You can connects wirelessly with PSP

CLASS PROJECT: NIC STUDENT JIMMY GUAN

COMMUNICATION DESIGN DIPLOMA

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION DESIGN DIPLOMA

Design both print and online communications that are visually and commercially effective. Acquire business and marketing skills and gain applied experience through workplace practicums.

Keep pace with industry advances and manage a high level of client communication needs in print and online—with a strong combination of design and programming abilities.

Sep, May

Sep, May

2 years full-time, including work experience.

3 years full-time, including work experience.

Book and editorial designer, graphic designer, web designer, digital artist, and flash designer.

Graphic designer for print and interactive media, web developer, web consultant, multimedia project coordinator, business owner, e-commerce site designer.

Earn credit toward the Advanced Communication Design diploma.

Graduates are eligible for membership with the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

WORK EXPERIENCE Interactive Media diploma and advanced diploma programs include a fourweek work experience practicum that will allow you to: • Apply your classroom learning to the workplace and industry projects • Gain Canadian business experience before you graduate • Develop your own network of personal business contacts

“Instructors at NIC are highly educated and experienced. You get to learn all aspects of web development plus design tools and business skills which will help you work as a freelancer.” RAVINDER BHATIA (INDIA), Interactive Media Graduate 25


Community Care Work experience

Community involvement

Relevant education

Program work placements (called practicums) give you first-hand training and experience in the field as well as the professional connections and confidence you’ll need to pursue a great career.

From local events, volunteer work, and learning about global issues, our Human Services Club and Global Learning Initiative offer year-round student opportunities to get involved in the community.

North Island College works closely with community agencies as well as industry and government associations to ensure your coursework is current, comprehensive, and valued by employers.

EXERCISE & WELLNESS CERTIFICATE

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

Follow your passion for exercise and health in the Comox Valley and take the first step toward your fitness-related career.

Make a difference in the lives of young children providing quality care and education for healthy early development. Education theory and extensive practicums provide the first steps toward your License to Practice in BC.

STARTS

Sep

Sep

Sep

LENGTH

1 year full-time

1 year full-time, including work experience

2 years full-time, including work experience

CAREERS

Career paths include personal trainer, fitness leader, instructor, or health and wellness specialist at recreation centres, seniors’ facilities, and private fitness and health centres.

Early childhood educator in preschools, day cares, and community programs.

Careers may include community support worker, mental health and addictions positions, family support worker, and education assistant.

TRANSFER & PATHWAYS

Transfer directly into the second year of the Exercise and Wellness diploma at Camosun College.

Earn credit toward the Early Childhood Care and Education diploma.

Earn transfer credit towards education or child and youth care degree programs.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic biology 12 C+, chemistry 11 C+, math or pre-calculus 11 C+, physical education 11 B.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

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HUMAN SERVICES DIPLOMA Further your career with advanced theory and practice in community support, education assistance and social service. Students complete the Education Assistant / Community Support Certificate in year one. Workplace practicums build your professional experience.


COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAMS & PATHWAYS BEFORE YOU START

CERTIFICATE

DIPLOMA

DEGREE

Guaranteed Admission to Camosun College Exercise & Wellness Diploma

Exercise & Wellness Certificate

Camosun College Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy Degree Camosun College Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Bachelor in Sport and Fitness Leadership Degree

If needed, complete English Language Programs or Academic Prep. (pg 4)

VIU Bachelor of Education degree CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate CV

CR

PA

PH

All

Human Services Diploma CV

Education, child and youth care degrees at NIC universities CR

PA

PH

Social Service Diploma

All

Social work, child and youth care degrees at NIC universities

CV

Programs at North Island College

Programs at other institutions

CR

PA

PH

All

Work Experience

SOCIAL SERVICE DIPLOMA Get started in a career helping adults, children, and youth to access services such as financial assistance, employment, youth justice, addiction services, and family support.

Sep 2 years full-time, including work experience Family support worker, community outreach worker, transition house counsellor, employment counsellor, addictions support worker. Earn transfer credit towards social work or child and youth care degree programs. NIC English language requirements (pg 5).

SARA CAMPBELL COMPLETED HER EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION WORK TERM AT LIL’ AMIGOS DAYCARE.

“If you love working with children and families, I’d definitely recommend this program. It has a hands-on approach but we also learned the theory behind everything that we do in the field.” DEBORAH WEN (BRAZIL), Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate Graduate 27


Trades & Technology Industry and employer approved training

Qualified, professional instruction

Great facilities, competitive price

As the region’s leading provider of certified trades and apprenticeship training, NIC works closely with industry associations and local employers to ensure that NIC’s curriculum is relevant, current, and comprehensive.

At NIC, learn from highly skilled professionals who know their trades. No matter which program you pursue, NIC instructors are committed to helping you succeed in your chosen industry.

At NIC, you will practice in facilities that are among the best in BC, enjoy competitively low tuition fees, while getting a top quality education.

AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES (AME-S) TECHNICIAN

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN CORE CERTIFICATE

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA

Develop precision skills working with everything from sheet metal and wood to fabric and thermoplastics. Receive recognition from Transport Canada for all training and technical tests required for the AME-S license.

Take the first step toward an exciting career in electronics. Learn to troubleshoot, maintain and build electronic circuits including microprocessors and robotic equipment.

Learn to work on all types of electronic systems, from motor controls, Programmable Logic Controllers, Data Acquisition and robotics. Working with state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll graduate with 1,400 hours of practical training, including interactive field trips.

STARTS

Sep

Sep

Sep

LENGTH

1 year full-time

1 year full-time

1 year full-time

CAREERS

Aircraft repair and servicing, aircraft manufacturing, composite component repair, aircraft parts manufacturing, and aircraft parts technician.

The Electronics Technician Core certificate follows the Common Core for the International Standard Electronics Technician. Graduates will specialize for employment in their second year.

Career opportunities exist within industries such as oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, forest products, food and beverage, and more.

TRANSFER & PATHWAYS

Transport Canada certification.

Industrial Automation diploma or other second-year specialty options Canada-wide.

Transfer credit towards some instrumentation programs.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic math 10 C+.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), academic math or pre-calculus 11 C+.

NIC English language requirements (pg 5), Electronics Technician Core certificate

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TRADES & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS & PATHWAYS BEFORE YOU START

FOUNDATION

APPRENTICESHIP

JOURNEYPERSON

Work in trade

Transport Canada Certification

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) If needed, complete English Language Programs or Academic Prep. (pg 4)

Electronics Technician Core Certificate

Aircraft Manufacturing careers

Industrial Automation Technician Diploma

Work within industries such as oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, forest products, and more.

Electronics specialty diplomas in BC and beyond

Technician, Technologist, Estimator, Instructor, and much more

Programs at North Island College

Programs at other institutions

MORE TRADES PROGRAMS North Island College offers a wide range of certified trades programs that provide employable skills in Canada and around the world. • Automotive Services Technician Foundation • Carpentry Foundation • Drafting Certificate

AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES STUDENT TYSON YOUNG AND INSTRUCTOR RUEDI PLETSCHER PREPARE AN AIRPLANE WING FOR MAINTENANCE.

• Electrical Foundation • Plumbing and Piping Foundation • Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation • Heavy Duty and Commercial Transport Mechanics Foundation • Metal Fabrication Foundation

WWW.NIC.BC.CA/TRADES INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION STUDENTS DEVELOP PROGRAMS TO CONTROL ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT.

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SERVICES FOR STUDENTS From the first time you contact NIC to the day you graduate, we are here to help you reach your goals. FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES Every year, generous people in our community donate money to help make college more affordable. Each fall, this money is distributed as scholarships and bursaries. Who should apply? As a new or continuing NIC student, you are eligible for these awards! Whether you’re in trades, health, or general studies, awards are waiting for students in all areas. Bursaries can support your financial need, learning interests, or career goals, while scholarships are awarded for academic achievement and excellence. How? Get your copy of the NIC Foundation Awards Booklet online, on campus, or by emailing study@nic.bc.ca.

STUDENTS TAKE PART IN ONE OF THE MANY RECREATION ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE AT NIC, INCLUDING DROP-IN SOCCER.

When? Before the application deadline: April 30.

ADVISING

PAID WORK EXPERIENCE

After you receive your Letter of Acceptance, our Student Advisors will communicate with you by email to help you choose courses before arriving in Canada. They can also answer your questions about programs and help create an educational plan based on your specific needs and career goals.

Co-operative Education (Co-op) gives students the opportunity to combine their academic study with paid employment in a relevant field. The following programs offer a Co-op component: Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma, Business Administration diploma, and the Bachelor of Business Administration degrees.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Canadian and international cultural assistants are a big part of student life at North Island College. They organize activities, trips, parties, and events, and make it easy for international students to feel at home.

PEER TUTORING Free tutoring is available at the Comox Valley campus for many courses, including University Studies, Business, English Language Programs, and Academic Prep.

COMOX VALLEY AQUATIC CENTRE

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE

A full-service recreation centre, including swimming pool, showers, steam room, and weight training gym, is just steps from our Comox Valley campus. The student drop-in fee is $30 for ten visits.

In our full-service career centre, NIC students and graduates can learn about job search strategies, prepare a Canadian resumé, access international and local job postings, and much more. For details, see pg 28.

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www.nic.bc.ca/international | study@nic.bc.ca

WWW.NIC.BC.CA/AWARDS

MORE FACILITIES & RESOURCES Our beautiful campuses provide a wide range of student services and resources, including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Educational counselling Free wireless internet Computer labs Libraries Printing Educational advising North Island Students’ Union Childcare Cafeteria Bookstores Bank machines Vending machines Public transit Bike racks Lockers Free parking Student bus passes Medical insurance Visa renewal support Alumni Student lounge


ACCOMMODATION With options for homestay or independent living, we are dedicated to helping you feel at home. FAMILY HOMESTAY Many of our international students choose to live with a Canadian host family through our Homestay program, which matches international students with Canadian families. Students are provided their own private bedroom and an area to study while sharing the rest of the house with the family.

PEER STAY Peer stay provides a more independent living environment where you will cook your own meals and keep your own time schedule while having all the benefits of living with a Canadian family.

OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE Students wanting an independent living environment with a built-in community can choose the Westerly Hotel in the Comox Valley, which offers longer-term accommodation for NIC international students. Shared or private rooms are available, all with cooking facilities. The Westerly is close to grocery stores and college bus routes.

WWW.NIC.BC.CA/INTERNATIONAL/ ACCOMMODATION

A KANSAI GAIDAI UNIVERSITY STUDENT SAYS GOODBYE TO HER HOMESTAY PARENTS AT COMOX AIRPORT (YQQ).

TRANSPORTATION

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK!

Our campuses are all located in bicycle, walking, and jogging-friendly communities. There are public buses in each of our communities. For bus schedules, visit www.transitbc.com.

Meet international students studying at North Island College, explore photo galleries, and browse the events and activities happening in our communities. Enter the web link below, and see what’s happening at NIC today!

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NICI

TOUR OUR COMMUNITIES There’s so much to enjoy in and around our four campus communities. You’ll find galleries, shops, theatres, museums, and a wide range of cultural activities—dance, music, drama, and festivals. Visit our tourism sites to find out more: Comox Valley:

WWW.DISCOVERCOMOXVALLEY.COM

Campbell River:

WWW.CAMPBELLRIVERTOURISM.COM

Port Alberni:

WWW.ALBERNIVALLEYTOURISM.COM

Port Hardy:

WWW.PORTHARDY.TRAVEL

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WORK AND LIVE IN CANADA International students can access a wide range of employment programs and opportunities, both during college and after graduation. CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS Off-Campus Work Permit After six months of study in an academic program, international students can work while studying and earn Canadian wages. Post-Graduation Work Permit This program allows you to work for up to three years after graduation, and can be a major step to becoming a permanent Canadian resident. Canadian Experience Classification for Immigration Purposes NIC can help you gain the educational experience you need for immigration, and help you find the right job.

KASHIRA MOHD DAUD (SINGAPORE), BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE GRADUATE, DOING SOME PART-TIME STUDENT WORK AT THE COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY

“I applied for my Off-Campus Work Permit with help from the International Education office, and I was able to find a part-time job easily.” KASHIRA MOHD DAUD(SINGAPORE) Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate

WANT TO WORK WHILE YOU STUDY? As a student, after six months of academic study you may be eligible to work part time while you study and full time during summer break. Every year, we offer information sessions where you can ask questions and find out about opportunities.

CAREERS, STUDENT JOBS & VOLUNTEER WORK Whether you’re looking for part-time work or your first professional career after graduation, our Employment Resource Centre is here to help. You can visit our employment services advisor to develop job search strategies, learn about Co-op Education, and connect with employers. They can also help you with: • • • •

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Volunteer work Part-time student jobs Cover letters, resumés Professional careers in Canada or internationally WWW.NIC.BC.CA/ERC

www.nic.bc.ca/international | study@nic.bc.ca

WWW.CIC.GC.CA

CO-OP EDUCATION PROGRAMS & INTERNSHIPS At NIC, many programs include internships or Co-op Education, a paid work placement that allows you to gain experience in your field of study and earn credit toward graduation. Programs that offer a Co-op or internship component include: • Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma • Business Administration diploma • Bachelor of Business Administration degrees • Business Administration Post Degree Diploma, Global Business Management • Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced diploma With Co-op Education, students alternate between full-time study and full-time employment, allowing you to combine classroom learning with real-world business experience.


ADAM DING (CHINA), TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA GRADUATE, ON HIS CO-OP EDUCATION WORK TERM AT THE BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL IN ALBERTA.

EMPLOYERS Jobs may be local or international, depending on your goals. Past employers have included: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Disney International Program Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel City of Courtenay Courtenay Medical Associates Campbell River Chamber of Commerce Seymour Pacific Developments Discovery Trekking Outfitters Courtyard by Marriott Kingston The Adventure Centre at Heriot Bay Inn April Point Resort Coastal Black Estate Winery JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Spirit of the West Kayaking Tours Oak Bay Marine Group Holiday Inn Crown Isle and Golf Community North Island College - Finance North Island College - Student Services Merit Furniture Scotiabank NIC International

KANAE SHINZATO (JAPAN), PROFESSIONAL COOK (CULINARY ARTS) GRADUATE, ON HER CO-OP EDUCATION WORK TERM AT THE KINGFISHER OCEANSIDE RESORT AND SPA, COURTENAY, BC

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ADMISSION & FEES Our admissions and advising team is available to help any time with forms, applications, and questions. Email study@nic.bc.ca. GENERAL ADMISSION To qualify for admission to North Island College you must meet the following requirements: ESL programs: 1. Applicants must be 18* years of age and a high school graduate. TOEFL or IELTS scores are not required. All other programs (academic, career, trades): 1. Applicants must be 18* years of age 2. Meet other academic and admission requirements for your chosen program. For example: Grade 11 math. 3. English is the language of instruction. To be admitted to the college, you must meet the minimum English requirements for the program. You may complete one of: NIC Academic English Prep Program; or BC Grade 12 English C(+); or CAEL 60 and writing 60; or IELTS 6.0 no band below 5.5; or TOEFL iBT 80 no section below 19; or TOEFL 550 (Code 8538). International Baccalaureate diploma graduates are welcome to apply and will be provided with options of first year standing for many higher level courses with a minimum grade of 4. * Options may be available for younger students who have completed high school.

PAYMENT & DEADLINES Students are required to submit their first term fees no later than 30 days after the date on their Letter of Invitation from North Island College. Tuition and fees may be paid by certified cheque in Canadian funds, credit card, postal money order, or bank wire. For complete information about program costs, refund policies, college fees, and more, please visit WWW.NIC.BC.CA/INTERNATIONAL .

REFUND POLICY North Island College Refund Policy – first term tuition and all related fees (Application Fee, International Student Service Fee, Student Union Fee, Accommodation Placement Fee and Lab/Program Fees) are non-refundable. Exceptions to this policy include: 1. A refund will be processed when a student submits to North Island College a copy of the letter from Canada Immigration denying their study permit. A $200 processing fee and any applicable charges (e.g. courier fees, wire transfer fees) will be deducted from the refund. The letter from

Canada Immigration must be submitted within three (3) months of the date on the letter. Please note: North Island College assumes study permit applications include authentic documentation. No refund is available if a study permit is denied because documentation lacked authenticity or is labelled as fraudulent. 2. Applicants/students may be considered for a refund in exceptional circumstances only. Requests for a proportional refund may be approved by the Executive Director, International Education upon receipt of a written request outlining the specific circumstances with documentation. The approval or rejection of a request for a refund will be determined based on the rationale provided in the submission. Circumstances of medical or immediate family emergencies will be considered. All documentation for refunds should be sent to study@nic.bc.ca Refunds may take 6-8 weeks to process. Please note tuition fees are not transferrable to other institutions.

Fees / Tuition MATH/ENGLISH ASSESSMENT SERVICE North Island College offers math, English and ESL assessment services on campus or online. If you do not meet the English language or math requirement (if applicable) for your chosen program, you may be eligible for Conditional Admission while you upgrade your skills.

VISA & STUDY PERMITS Study permits are required for international students who plan to study in Canada for longer than six months. Once you have received your Letter of Acceptance or Conditional Letter of Acceptance from North Island College, you can apply for a study permit. For more information on study permit requirements to study in Canada, visit www.cic.gc.ca. This Viewbook is published at the beginning of the academic year. Listed tuition fees are accurate only at the time of publication and can change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, call 1-250-334-5033. 34

The following program costs are subject to change throughout the year. For up-to-date information, please visit: www.nic.bc.ca/international Application Fee..............................................................................................................................................$100 English Language Program: • Core (21 hours / week)...........................................................................$4,800/term; $2,550 / half term • Core Plus (24 hours / week)......................................................................................................$5,300/term • Core + Intensive (27 hours / week)........................................................................................$5,800/term • Core + Super Intensive (30 hours / week)............................................................................$6,300/term Undergraduate Academic Programs: • University Studies, Business, Fine Arts, and Interactive Media (+ more) .....................$5,885/term Some programs have additional fees. Post-graduate Academic Programs: • 1-Year Post-degree Diploma....................................................... $14,720 for full program (30 credits) • 2-Year Post-degree Diploma....................................$5,885/term plus $1,000 internship placement • 1-Year Post-graduate Advanced Certificate.........................................................................$5,885/term • 2-Year Post-graduate Advanced Diploma............$5,885/term plus $1,000 internship placement Trades Programs: • Varies by program. Email study@nic.bc.ca for details.

www.nic.bc.ca/international | study@nic.bc.ca


NORTH IS LAND C OLLEGE

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION

I N TERN A T I O NAL

2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC, Canada, V9N 8N6 Phone: +1.250.334.5033 | Fax : +1.250.334.5018 Email: iadmissions@nic.bc.ca | Website: www.nic.bc.ca/international

Vancouver Island, Canada

FULL LEGAL NAME: This information must match your Passport — no initials. Last Name

First and Middle Names

Date of Birth (day/month/year)

Country of Birth

Male

Female

Citizenship

PERSONAL DATA

Postal Address (Apartment #, House #, Street Name) City

Province/State

Address in Canada (if known)

City

Mail correspondence to: Mailing Address

Country Province

Telephone

Postal Code

Telephone

Student Email Address (Required for processing)

Skype Address

Address in Canada

Emergency Contact Name

Relationship

Study authorization will be:

PROGRAM

Postal Code

Study Permit

Telephone

Email Address

Visitor’s Visa

Minister’s Permit

Other, please specify:

I want to study NIC’s English Language Program

Yes

No

Year:

Start Term:

Sept

Oct

Jan

I want to study a university/college program

Yes

No

Year:

Start Term:

Sept

Jan

May

First Program Choice:

Feb

May

June

Second Program Choice:

Guaranteed Admission Pathway:

University of Victoria

Vancouver Island University

Portland State University

Dual Admission Pathway:

Simon Fraser University

University of Northern British Columbia

Royal Roads University

Will you be studying at NIC as an exchange student?

Yes

No

Name of exchange institution:

How long do you plan to study at NIC? RELEASE OF INFORMATION (if applicable)

DECLARATION & RELEASE OF INFORMATION

I hereby authorize North Island College to release any of the following items: application information, admissions status, Letter of Invitation or Acceptance, transcripts, progress and attendance records to: Representative/Agent Name Are you applying under

SPP India

SPP China

Relative/Friend Name

SPP Other: Email Address

DECLARATION : Please read the following before signing: 1. I declare that the information I have submitted on the application is true and correct. Falsifying any document or information submitted will result in the immediate cancellation of admission or registration at the College. 2. I understand that this information along with subsequent information is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act. This information will be protected and used in compliance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of admission, registration, research, and other purposes consistent with the mandate of the institution. 3. I understand that submission of this application does not quarantee admission to a program or course, and that admission is subject to meeting NIC’s prerequisites and space availability. 4. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of NIC as published in the Caldendar, those of the department and program in which I shall be registered, and any changes which may be made while I am a student at NIC. 5. I understand that NIC has the right to cancel any program due to low registration. 6. I understand where NIC is located and which program I have chosen. 7. I have read and understand the International Education Refund Policy – please see web link www.nic.bc.ca/international. Applicant’s signature

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Email Address

Date (day/month/year)

Rev:April 2013


NORTH IS LA ND C OLLEGE

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION

I N T ER N A TI O NAL

2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC, Canada, V9N 8N6 Phone: +1.250.334.5033 | Fax : +1.250.334.5018 Email: iadmissions@nic.bc.ca | Website: www.nic.bc.ca/international

Vancouver Island, Canada

PERSONAL DATA

FULL LEGAL NAME: This information must match your Passport — no initials. Last Name

Name of last school attended

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Male

First and Middle Names

From (year)

Address of last school attended

City

Country

Postal Code

Female

To (year) Province/State

Grade/Form/Level completed or Diploma

Please indicate your main activity during the past year: Attending Secondary School Other Educational Institution

Attending College Working

Attending University Other:

Please indicate where you were located during the past year: In British Columbia

In another country

Cash $100 Canadian funds (do not mail/courier)

PAYMENT APPLICATION CHECKLIST

NIC USE ONLY 2

In another province

Credit card can only be received by fax# +1.250.331.0809 (Visit http://international.nic.bc.ca/pdfs/FAX_CreditCard.pdf to download fax form) Bank Transfer (email study@nic.bc.ca for instructions)

Reference #

Certified Cheque or Money Order (Canadian funds)

Reference #

1.

$100 Canadian non-refundable application fee

2.

Copy of passport photo page (if available)

3.

For English programs, a high school graduation transcript

4.

For other programs, completion of one of: NIC Academic English Prep Program; OR BC Grade 12 English C(+); OR CAEL 60 and writing 60: OR IELTS 6.0 no band below 5.5; OR TOEFL iBT 80 no section below 19; OR TOEFL 550 (Code 8538).

5.

Official/notarized copy of your educational documents, a certified copy translated into English if required couriered to address above.

Email all documents to iadmissions@nic.bc.ca in one single attachment or courier official/notarized documents to address above.

Entered by: Date:

Time:

Student #: Application fee received:

Yes

No

Program:

Rev:April 2013


STEPS TO APPLY APPLY TO NIC Students can apply online or by mail, fax, and online. NIC will send confirmation letting you know that your application arrived. Apply online. Follow the steps listed on our website, and contact us if you have any questions.

COMPLETE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

APPLY FOR YOUR STUDY PERMIT

WELCOME & REGISTER FOR CLASSES!

If we have received all your required documents, we will send you a Letter of Invitation via email within two weeks. The letter will outline your required first term fees and deadline for submission.

Once you have sent your first term fees and met all the requirements for your chosen program, NIC will send you a Letter of Acceptance, which will allow you to apply for your Study Permit at your nearest Canadian Embassy or High Commission. www.cic.gc.ca

Receiving your Letter of Acceptance also means you have become an NIC student—congratulations! Now you will be given a student number and access to NIC CONNECT to begin registering for your courses. You will also receive information regarding arrival and orientation.

www.nic.bc.ca/international Or, by mail. Complete the International Application for Admission form. Include the $100 application fee with the required documentation, and send it to NIC: Mail: North Island College International

2300 Ryan Rd Courtenay, BC Canada, V9N 8N6

QUESTIONS? Our advising team is here to answer your questions. Here are just a few of the things they can help you with: • Understanding admission requirements • Course planning and registration • University transfer and degrees • How to find information about study permits • Student accommodation • And more

Contact us today! Online: www.facebook.com/nici Email: study@nic.bc.ca Call: 1-250-334-5033

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