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Contents The NIC Advantage North Island College, Vancouver Island

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Our Locations

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About Vancouver Island

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Gain Work Experience

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Programs University Studies, Degrees and Pathways

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Business 11 Tourism & Hospitality

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Culinary Arts

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Fine Art

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Interactive Media

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Human Services

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Trades & Technical

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Next Steps Invest in Your Future

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Our Focus is Your Success

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How to Apply

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This viewbook is published prior to the academic year. Information is accurate at the time of publication and may change without notice. The document features academic admission requirements; full admission requirements are available online.

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North Island College, Vancouver Island At North Island College, your success is at the centre of all we do. Our goal is to empower you and build strong foundations for success one student and one program at a time.

NIC STUDENTS SAY

94% they are satisfied with their education

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94% NIC's quality of instruction is high

96% they were well-prepared by NIC for further studies

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Our locations

Mixalakwila Campus Campbell River Campus

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Comox Valley Campus

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Port Alberni Campus Tofino

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VANCOUVER

NANAIMO

• Vancouver Island University

• Emily Carr University of Art + Design

VICTORIA

• Royal Roads University • University of Victoria

Getting here is easy. The Comox Valley (YQQ) is a short 35-minute flight from Vancouver (YVR), with flights arriving regularly from Edmonton (YEG) and Calgary (YYC). 40-minute flights from Vancouver to Campbell River (YBL) are also available several times a day. For more travel information, visit www.nic.bc.ca/international

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About Vancouver Island

Make Vancouver Island Your Classroom Enjoy arts, culture and outdoor adventures in a safe, welcoming community. Comox Valley fast facts Population (2016) Size

66,527 (approx) 1,700 km2

Location

Vancouver Island

Currency

Canadian Dollar

Time zone (UTC/GMT - 8 hours)

Pacific Standard Time

Electricity 110 V Primary language

English

Total annual rainfall

1,096 mm

Days over 0° Celsius

316.4

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North Island College international students study at three campuses on central Vancouver Island, a popular tourist destination with beaches, mountains, wilderness areas and lively, friendly communities. There are many activities to enjoy: • kayaking and paddle boarding • skiing, snowboarding and snow/river tubing • hiking in the forest • playing sports • swimming in rivers, oceans or lakes • visiting local farms and wineries; • attending music and art festivals; • cruising through the Sunday farmer’s market for fresh produce • browsing artisan studios and galleries and dining on local and international cuisine. Whether you study in the Comox Valley, Port Alberni or Campbell River, each community offers one-of-a-kind restaurants, social activities and opportunities for adventure you can’t get anywhere else.

Comox Valley The Comox Valley campus is referred to as the main campus and is located in the City of Courtenay, 15 minutes from the Comox Valley airport. There are three municipalities located in the Comox Valley: Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland.

Campbell River Campbell River has been dubbed the ‘Salmon Fishing Capital of Canada’ and is a 40 minute drive north of the Comox Valley by car. Campbell River is known for its friendly residents and easy access to outdoor adventures.

Port Alberni Port Alberni is a port city in the centre of Vancouver Island, a 1 1/2 hour drive southwest of the Comox Valley. The community is linked to forestry, fishing and marine commercial industries. Its central location makes it easy to explore tourist destinations such as Tofino and the West Coast.

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Gain Work Experience Co-op & internship allow you to gain workplace experience while you study. Connect with Local Employers

Student Employment Services

Co-operative education and internships

Get one-on-one career advice from our student employment experts. With practical job resources and helpful staff, we’re here to help you on your career path.

Co-operative education alternates between periods of full-time study and periods of full-time paid work experience. Internship students gain valuable work experience and on-the-job training related to their field of study. Some internships are paid positions, while others are unpaid. What’s the difference between a co-op and an intership?

CO-OP

INTERNSHIP

420 hours Full-time Paid

180 – 360 hours Full-time or part-time Paid or unpaid

Off-campus employment Many businesses near the college regularly hire NIC students. Your study permit may allow you to work up to 20 hours/week during regular academic sessions and full-time during winter and summer holidays.

Industry relevant research

We can help you: • • • • • • • • • •

Prepare for job interviews Improve your cover letter and resume Personalize your online profiles Explore your career options Access career and work search support Find career and industry information Connect you with employers through CareerCentral Network Connect you with hands-on, industry-relevant research Co-operative education, practicums and internship opportunities

www.nic.bc.ca/student-employment CareerCentral is a job board exclusively for NIC students. Browse jobs posted by employers looking for NIC talent, explore valuable employment resources and events careercentral.nic.bc.ca

Many NIC programs regularly bring industry experts into the classroom to connect students and employers. From biology students researching the distribution of eelgrass beds as part of a nationally-funded research project, to industrial automation students revolutionizing the way sparkling wine is manufactured, students participate in hands-on research that demonstrates their ability to solve challenges confronted by industry.

Employment resources NIC’s annual career fair and other networking events allow you to explore potential career paths and connect with employers during your school year. NIC’s Student Employment Services hosts employer panels, workshops and mock interviews with real employers. If you need help with interview, resume and job search strategies, support is available. NIC is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada. CEWIL’s mission is to develop future-ready students through quality work-integrated learning.

NIC business alumni Tithi Trivedi (right) was hired at ILS Learning Corporation in Comox by general manager Dana Barr (left).

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Associate Degrees and University Degree Pathways

Begin your degree with NIC. NIC offers engaging, interactive university courses and Associate Degrees, personalized learning and supportive instructors to meet your needs and help you develop confidence and skills for future success.

UNIVERSITY PATHWAY Transfer Options BEFORE YOU START

1 YEAR

2 YEARS

CHOOSE THE UNIVERSITY OR DEGREE PROGRAM THAT YOU WANT

University Studies Courses (1 year) Apply to following programs

University Studies Courses (2 years)

Associate degree in Arts or Science

English Flexible Pre-Major

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Plus many more universities and degree programs across Canada and around the world.

Seamless Transfer to Universities

partnership agreements to connect NIC and its students to institutions across BC and beyond. *including study abroad, educational exchanges, dual admission, guaranteed admission and double degree partnerships

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UNIVERSITY STUDIES START YOUR STUDIES AT

ENGLISH & LANGUAGES AT NIC Learn more on page 23.

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE AT NIC Learn more on pages 22-23.

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With NIC’s agreements you can CV CR PA MW transfer to university programs in:

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French

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Anthropology Economics

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Environmental Studies

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First Nations Studies/Indigenous Studies

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Gender Studies

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Geography

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Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)

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History

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History in Art

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Intercultural Education

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All deadlines and transfer requirements:

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Pacific & Asian Studies

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Philosophy

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Political Science

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Professional Communication

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Psychology

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Religious Studies

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Social Justice Studies

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Sociology

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Acheive a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+ average and no courses less than C) to guarantee your admission into second-year Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical, Civil or MW All PA Software Engineering.

VIU Guaranteed Admission CV

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Linguistics

Achieve a 2.0 GPA (C average) or higher in eight or more eligible courses (24 transfer credits) and UVic will guarantee your admission to select programs. (See UVic Engineering Guaranteed Admission below.)

UVic Engineering Guaranteed Admission

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Liberal Studies

Achieve a 2.0 GPA (C average) or higher in MW orAll PA eight more eligible courses (24 transfer credits) and VIU will guarantee your admission to select programs.

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As a dual admission student, your admission is confirmed to UNBC and NIC at the start of your education. Complete two years of eligible classes at NIC and then transfer into Year 3 of UNBC’s Bachelor of Science. MW All

Royal Roads Dual Admission

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Biomedical Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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ENGINEERING AT NIC

Computer Engineering/Computer Science

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Learn more on page 23.

Electrical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

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Software Engineering

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Astronomy

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Biology

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Chemistry

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MATH & SCIENCE AT NIC

Computing Science/Computer Science

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Earth & Ocean Sciences

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Learn more on pages 22-23.

Environmental Science

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As a dual admission student, your admission is confirmed to Royal Roads and NIC at the start of your education. Upon completion of designated courses and programs you will automatically move into Year 3 of select programs

Emily Carr University of Art + Design Guaranteed Admission

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Biochemistry & Molecular/ Microbiology

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Complete NIC’s Fine Arts diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and you can automatically transfer into Year 3 of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (Critical and Cultural Practices)

Alberta College of Art + Design Guaranteed Admission Complete NIC’s Fine Arts diploma with an average of C (2.0) or higher and you can automatically transfer into Year 3 of a Bachelor of Fine Arts on the basis of academic standing and portfolio review.

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Geoscience

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Latin American Studies

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UNIVERSITY STUDIES

Complete your associate degree at NIC Associate of Arts Degree

Associate of Science Degree

Learn critical thinking and research skills as you explore a wide range of subjects in humanities and social sciences, English and modern languages, and earn the first two years of your degree.

Focus on your area of interest or explore a wide range of sciences and math while completing the first two years of your degree.

Location

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Length

College wide

September, 2 years January or May

Tuition

English Anthropology Criminology First Nations History Modern Languages

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Starts

Length

Tuition

College wide

September or January

2 years

$1,350 per course (3 credits)

$1,350 per course (3 credits)

Keep learning Earn your Associate degree at NIC and then transfer to finish your Bachelors's degree at university. • • • • • •

Location

North American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Sociology Women's Studies

Keep learning Earn your Associate degree at NIC and then transfer to finish your Bachelors's degree at university. Our advisors will work with you to create a custom university transfer plan to help you reach your goals. We can help you develop a pathway for a science based career. (Note: Course availability may be limited for January intake.) • Chemistry • Math • Physics

• IT & Computer Science • Space Science

English Flexible Pre-Major

Criminology Diploma

Complete the first two years of your English degree at NIC. Work with an NIC educational advisor to develop the study plan that’s right for you.

Gain insight into the justice system through experiences like correctional facility tours, mock trials and class discussions. Start your degree at NIC and receive transfer credit toward university degree programs, including VIU and SFU.

Location

Starts

Length

College wide

September, 1 to January or May 2 years

Tuition $1,350 per course (3 credits)

Keep learning Complete your first and second year courses at NIC, then transfer directly into third year of a degree program at university. Study a wide variety of English courses including: • • • • • • • •

Academic Writing Communications & Professional Writing Creative Fiction and Non-fiction Writing Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives Indigenous Literatures Poetry & Drama Travel Writing Women’s Literature

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September or January

2 years

$1,350 per course (3 credits)

Examples of courses Introduction to Criminology (CRM-101), Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions (CRM-135), Law and Politics (POL-151), Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour (PSY-260), Introduction to Sociology I (SOC-110) Keep learning Transfer your credits toward degree programs at universities like VIU and SFU. Start working Qualify for a range of careers, including correctional officer, court reporter, immigration officer, youth court worker, probation officer, crime analyst and much more.

Other flexible pre-majors are available in Anthropology, Biology, Economics and Sociology.

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Engineering Foundations Certificate Explore a variety of subjects with NIC's wide range of courses that are transferable to universities across BC and beyond. Choose a combination of English, humanities and social science, math and science courses to create a custom transfer plan, helping you move seamlessly into the university or program of your choice. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni

September

1 year

$1,350 per course (3 credit)

Examples of courses Introduction to Engineering I (ENR-100), Matrix Algebra (MAT-133), Calculus I (MAT-181), Principles of Physics I (PHY-120), Engineering Mechanics I: Statics (PHY-141) Start working Engineering graduates are well-prepared for work in design, analysis, information technology, project management, and other careers requiring a combination of strong problem solving and creativity.

NEW! UPCOMING PROGRAM*

Students develop robotics skills, test the speed of sound and design solar cookers in NIC’s engineering classrooms.

* Subject to approval

Engineering Diploma Start your first steps into the Engineering Degree Program at NIC. Choose a combination of math and science courses to create a custom transfer plan, helping you to move seamlessly into universities such as UVic. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

2 years

$TBA

Examples of courses Introduction to Engineering (ENG-100), Calculus (Mat-181), Principles of Physics (PHY-120),Introductory Electricity and Magnetism (PHY-216), Engineering Chemistry (CHE-152)

Engineering and industrial electronics are two sides of the same coin. Engineers have strong math and science skills to work on high-level design. Technicians implement technical plans and make changes as issues come up. Dennis Lightfoot NIC math and science instructor

Start working Engineering graduates are well-prepared for work in design, analysis, information technology, project management, and other careers requiring a combination of strong problem solving and creativity. Keep Learning Graduates can also transfer credits toward degree programs universities such as University of Victoria and other major universities to pursue their studies in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer and Electrical Engineering.programs universities such as University of Victoria and other major universities to pursue their studies in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer and Electrical Engineering.

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NIC School of Business

NIC School of Business students, alumni and faculty gather at the annual School of Business Spring Social.

Gain the confidence you need to succeed in business. You will develop your career goals, apply theory learned in class and network with future employers with NIC's mentorship, co-op and internship opportunities.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PROGRAM PATHWAY Business Administration Certificate

CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma

Business Administration Diploma

DEGREE

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (General Management and Marketing) GRADUATE STUDIES

graduate programs, including VIU MBA PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (Accounting)

Bachelor's degrees, including RGU in Aberdeen Scotland, Royal Roads and Universite Savoié-Mont Blanc in France

CPA professional education program (CPA PEP)

Business Administration Post Degree Diploma

CPA Exam

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Business Administration Certificate Learn the fundamentals of accounting, marketing, economics, computer applications and business writing in a supportive environment. Flexible, online or classroom-based options allow you to explore the learning style that suits you best. Location

Starts

Length

Comox Valley, online

September, 1 year January or May

Tuition $1,350/course (3 credits)

Start working Career positions may include, but would not be limited to, office employee, banking and financial assistant or accounting assistant. Keep learning Earn one year's credit towards NIC's Business diploma and degree programs.

Business Administration Diploma Explore career options in general management, marketing or accounting to determine the path that’s right for you. Learn from top-notch faculty, connect with business leaders and prepare for great jobs locally and internationally with a range of co-op and applied learning opportunities. Location

Starts

Length

Comox Valley

September, 2 years January or May

Tuition $1,350/course (3 credits)

Start working Depending on your interests and area of specialization, job titles may include, but would not be limited to, market researcher, sales and retail manager, advertising coordinator and product manager. Keep learning Earn two year's credit towards your business degree at NIC or at universities in BC, across Canada and at RGU in Scotland.

Robert Gordon University Scotland Degree Pathway Complete two years at NIC and then transfer to RGU, in Aberdeen, Scotland for your third year to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Management degree. Then, maximize opportunity by returning to NIC for a final year of study and earn a Bachelor of Business Administration as well.

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Develop your career goals, apply theory learned in class and earn academic credits with opportunities for paid co-op work experience, international exchanges and networking opportunities. Choose one of three specialities: • Accounting Major • Marketing Major • General Management Major Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September, January or May

4 years

$1,350/course (3 credits)

Start working Be prepared for management-level positions in public accounting, financial management, planning and business accounting. Keep learning Guaranteed admission to VIU's dual graduate MBA/MSciB program or apply to master's, MBA programs and professional CPA designations.

I knew I wanted to go to law school, so I was looking for a degree that provided a lot of versatility. The business degree is so applicable to anything you’d want to do, and I know the skills I developed during my co-ops will help me in my future practice. Sheldon Falk NIC Bachelor of Business Administration, General Management Major grad and UBC law student

Université Savoie Mont Blanc Double Degree Complete two years at NIC, then transfer to Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France to study International Sales in Sports in English. Come back to NIC to complete the 4th year and earn Bachelor of Business Administration from NIC and Bachelor of Arts in International Sales Specialist in Sports from University of Savoie Mont Blanc.

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Post Degree Diplomas (PDD) Advance your undergraduate degree with a marketable business education. Post degree diplomas offer a range of specialities to suit your interests and career goals.

Business Administration Specialize in accounting and finance, general management, international management, human resource management or marketing. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September or January

1 year

$1,350/course (3 credits)

Start working Post degree diploma will prepare you for a wide range of opportunities in Canada and internationally. This may include working in the diplomatics corps, government, college and university international offices, international development agencies, and as a small business owner.

Global Business Management Specialize in Canadian and international business management, including trade, marketing and finance. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Campbell River

September or January

2 years including internship

$1,350/ course (3 credits)

Pre-Professional Accountant Specialize in accounting with a focus on preparation for entry into the Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) certification program. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September or January

2 years including iinternship

$1,350/ course (3 credits)

Start working This program prepares you for career oppposrtunities in a wide range of work environments in accounting in Canada and internationally.

I strongly believe the internship component of my program prepared me for my job, and all the courses provided me the knowledge and skills to carry out my work. Vikas Jain

Keep learning You may also pursue your designation in accounting or towards CPA certification, or could consider further education in Masters programs in a variety of disciplines.

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NIC PDD in Global Business Management graduate Accounting Technician, MNP

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Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality students greet customers during the Sip & Savour event at 40 Knots Winery in Comox.

Learn from industry leaders as you organize tourism events, travel to top resorts, take part in academic exchanges and paid work experience opportunities locally and around the world.

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY PROGRAM PATHWAY CERTIFICATE

Tourism & Hospitality Management Certificate

Adventure Guiding Certificate

DIPLOMA

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma DEGREE

Bachelor's degrees, including the Bachelor of Tourism Management at VIU

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (General Management and Marketing)

Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate

Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma

Dual Admission Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma Bachelor's degrees across Canada, including Royal Roads and VIU

GRADUATE STUDIES

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Adventure Guiding Certificate Prepare to work as a guide in BC’s growing adventure tourism sector. Develop field skills such as sea kayaking, river rafting, sailing, ski touring, mountaineering, interpretation, leadership, wilderness first aid, navigation and more. Train, then work in amazing locations. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

1 year

$17,905/ program

Example of Courses Guiding Skills 1 (TGA-100), Sea Kayaking 1 (TGA-103), Wilderness First Aid (TGA-111), Interpretation (TGA-100), Sustainable Tourism (THM-211) Start working Qualify for entry-level leadership and guiding positions in sea kayaking, with sea and land-based tour operators, at outdoor centres, or with youth wilderness programs and adventure therapy programs. Keep learning Transfer into year 2 of NIC’s Tourism & Hospitality Management diploma, Adventure Guiding option or to other post-secondary institutions across BC.

NIC is great because it prepares you to be a leader in a global industry. The education and international experience I am receiving at NIC are giving me the skills and confidence to pursue my dream career in corporate hotel management. Elena Simonova Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma alumni

NIC to Royal Roads University and beyond Access to university degrees is growing for NIC students thanks to a new guaranteed admission agreement between NIC and Royal Roads University. The agreement provides NIC students in six programs the opportunity to complete their associate degree or diploma on the North Island then move seamlessly into their third year at Royal Roads.

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“We are thrilled to partner with Royal Roads on this agreement to improve access for students on the North Island,” said Diane Naugler, NIC dean of business and applied studies. “The best part is NIC student access is guaranteed, so students can complete their credential at NIC knowing there’s a seat waiting for them at Royal Roads.”

The guaranteed admission agreement applies to students in NIC’s Associate of Arts degree, as well as criminology, business, tourism and interactive media diplomas. Students have access to five Royal Roads bachelors’s degrees in professional communication, interdisciplinary studies, international hotel management, global tourism management and justice studies.

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TOURISM & HOSPITALITY PROGRAMS

Tourism & Hospitality Management Certificate

Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate

Gain business and industry-specific skills to launch a career in the tourism and hospitality industry. Explore careers in restaurants, hotels, resorts, event planning, conferences and more.

Advance your degree or diploma with post-graduate study of business, including marketing and accounting, and hospitality management, including international hotels, food & beverage and events.

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September or January

1 year

$1,350/course (3 credits)

Choose one of three specialties: • Hospitality • Sustainable Tourism

Start working You’ll be prepared to launch a career in restaurants, hotels, resorts, event planning, conferences, fine dining, and casual establishments. Keep learning Transfer into NIC’s Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma program, Business Administration diploma or degree. The demand for skilled, creative and qualified individuals in BC’s tourism and hospitality industry is increasing. The skills you’ll learn in the Tourism and Hospitality Management certificate program will prepare you for a career in a growing industry. — Harley Elias, NIC instructor

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September or January

1 year

$1,350/course (3 credits)

Start working Qualify for positions in hotel and restaurant general management, human resources management, sales and marketing management, convention services management, hotel revenue and financial management and more. Keep learning Receive credit toward NIC’s Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma.

Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma Unique in BC, NIC’s Tourism & Hospitality Management diplomas are fun, flexible and maximize your options and career opportunities. Whether your interest is adventure tourism in the outdoors, sustainable tourism or resort management, you’ll balance classroom theory and applied learning for a solid foundation to build your career. Choose one of three options: • Adventure Guiding • Hospitality • Sustainable Tourism Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September or January

2 years including Co-op

$1,350/course (3 credits)

Start working Qualify for employment in all areas of the tourism and hospitality industry, including luxury hotels, ski and golf resorts, restaurants, tourism services and the travel trade.

Launch a career in international tourism by combining postgraduate study of business with valuable workplace experience. Choose between hospitality or sustainable tourism. Choose one of three specialties: • Hospitality • Sustainable Tourism

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September or January

1 year

$1,350/course (3 credits)

Start working As a graduate, you will qualify for leadership and management opportunities in luxurious hotels and resorts across the tourism and hospitality industry, including hotel and restaurant management, human resources management, sales and marketing management and hotel revenue/financial management.

Keep learning Bridge into NIC's Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Marketing major and General Management major.

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Culinary Arts

NIC alumni Tina Tang (centre right), named one of Canada’s Next Star Chefs, demonstrates how to make her awardwinning cheesecake to students.

Follow your passion for food with a career in the Culinary Arts. Get instruction from expert chefs as you learn kitchen basics and then hone your skills in one of NIC’s fully-equipped commercial kitchens. Culinary Business Operations Diploma This diploma blends ITA professional cook levels 1 &2 with front of house skills. Practice in NIC’s fully-equipped commercial kitchen and earn your apprenticeship hours and gain employer connections with co-op placements. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Campbell River

September

1 year

$18,110/ program

Start working Be prepared for entry and mid-level positions in the culinary industry. Keep learning Advance your training and skills with the Culinary Business Operations advanced diploma.

Culinary Business Operations Advanced Diploma This diploma combines ITA professional cook level 3 with business, financial, marketing and leadership skills. Gain work experience in NIC’s Café and Bistro settings and connect with employers through co-op opportunities. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Campbell River

September

2 years

$34,950/ program

Start working Be prepared for mid-level positions in the culinary industry, including leadership roles. Keep learning After five years as a Red Seal chef, you may enter the Chef de Cuisine certification program available through the Canadian Culinary Federation.

Institute of Technology, Tralee Degree Pathway Complete NIC's Culinary Business Operations Diploma and transfer to ITT in Ireland to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts degree. Enhance your skills and gain international experience.

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Fine Art Culinary Arts

Sarah Bergeron earned her Fine Arts diploma at NIC then transferred directly to Emily Carr University of Art + Design to complete her degree. She now works as a professional artist, based in the Comox Valley. Her work is featured across Vancouver Island.

Bring your creativity to life with NIC’s Fine Art programs. Experience a supportive and stimulating environment, where you learn hands-on in the studio how to develop technical skills, material practices and critical analysis. You will engage in individual and group critiques, learn how culture shapes our visual vocabulary - integrating theory, practice, and production.

FINE ART PROGRAM PATHWAY Professional Photography Certificate

Professional Potter Advanced Diploma

DIPLOMA

Fine Arts Diploma DEGREE

Bachelor's degrees across Canada, including at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Alberta University of the Arts, Vancouver Island University and University of Victoria

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FINE ART PROGRAMS

Fine Arts Diploma NIC Fine Arts diploma offers a broad range of disciplines that encompass traditional techniques, interdisciplinary practices and emerging technologies. Explore printmaking, video, painting, drawing, digital media, ceramics, photography and sculpture in our high-calibre studios. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

2 years

$1,350/course (3 credits)

Start working Pursue a career in a broad range of artistic disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, curating, art therapy, community arts programming, exhibit design, fashion, interior design, set design, video, film and in other entreprenurial creative industries. Keep learning Transfer to a degree program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Alberta University of the Arts, University of Victoria or Vancouver Island University.

I was so surprised how much NIC’s interdisciplinary approach expanded my views as an artist, a person and my creative potential. The faculty are supportive and helpful, we have amazing facilities and I really appreciate that we have access to wonderful equipment and materials. Meesh QX Fine Art diploma student

Student Roxane Fortin pulls a test print from a copper engraved plate in the printmaking studio.

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Public Art Event Opening at Shadbolt Studios, NIC's Comox Valley campus.

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FINE ART PROGRAMS

Professional Photography Certificate

Metal Jewellery Design Certificate

This intensive 10-month program will prepare you to enter the world of professional photography. Develop core professional photography skills and gain hands-on experience as you build an industry relevant portfolio that showcases your artistic talent and technical skills. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

10 months

$16,560 program

Examples of courses Digital Photography I (FIN-710), Intro to Studio Practices & Lighting (FIN-718), Editorial & Photojournalism (FIN-723), Advertising & Commercial Photography (FIN-729), Videography & Multi Media (FIN-739)

Gain the technical skills and industry knowledge to design, create and promote beautiful metal jewellery. Hone your artistry in NIC’s studios, then make your designs a reality as you pursue employment in the retail industry or independently selling your work at festivals, galleries or from your own studio. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Campbell River

September

8 months

$8,115/ program

Start working Upon completion, you will have both the tech skills to produce your own metal jewellery and the business skills to present and promote your designs. Depending on your background and interests, you may seek employment in the retail jewellery industry of pursue selfemployment options.

Start working Graduate with NIC’s Professional Photography certificate and gain the advanced technical skills required to work professionally in a variety of fields like photojournalism, advertising, wedding photography and more. Follow your passion and graduate with the tools to build your future in photography.

Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Gain advanced design, production and business skills to create and market your work effectively. Progressively develop your design and production abilities while integrating sophisticated knowledge of clays, glazes and kiln-firing processes. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

TBD

1 year

$16,550/ program

Examples of courses Throwing for Production, Design and Practice I (FIN-330), Clay Technology I (FIN-335), Surface Enrichment I (FIN-340), Kilns and Firing Technology I (FIN-345), Marketing for the Potter (FIN-363) Start working Establish your own studio or workshop-based business and make a living as a practicing professional potter.

I not only gained skills which have prepared me to keep going in my own direction should I so choose, I can also be part of a widespread and interesting community of jewellery artisans and craftspeople. Toby Krell NIC Metal Jewellery Design graduate

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Interactive Media Web and Mobile Application Development diploma student Liam Quinn shows his final project to Nick Ward of The Update Company.

Explore graphic design and computer programming for mobile apps and the web. Whether starting your career or broadening your skillset, you’ll achieve the knowledge and experience employers are seeking.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA PROGRAM PATHWAY CERTIFICATE

DIPLOMA

ADVANCED DIPLOMA, DEGREE OR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Web Design Certificate

Mobile Application Development Certificate

Web & Mobile Application Development Diploma

Advanced Communication Design Diploma

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Communication Design Diploma Bachelor's degrees, including VIU BA (graphics)

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NIC Interactive Media students learn user interface and user experience design to provide a sensible and intuitive experience for web and mobile app users. Tom Keenoy Design director and founder of Courtenay-based design and development studio Medium Rare Interactive

From concept to creation: IMG capstone projects Interactive media students cap off their studies with a capstone project, bringing together the theory and practical skills they’ve learned throughout their program. The final projects are chosen by the students and can include apps, games, graphic designs, websites and branding concepts and are presented to the public at an annual showcase event.

“It’s exciting to reveal what students have been working on throughout the year,” said Megan Wilson, interactive media instructor. Along with presenting to the public, students also present their work and network with NIC’s advisory committee — a group of industry experts and alumni that guides curriculum development for NIC’s interactive media programs.

The entire process reflects what students will experience in the real world in working with clients to bring concepts to completion. “By the time they graduate, students are ready to work in the creative industry and many already have clients or job opportunities,” said Wilson.

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Interactive Media students learn user interface and user experience design to provide a sensible and intuitive experience for web and mobile app users.

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INTERACTIVE MEDIA PROGRAMS

Design Stream Immerse yourself in the discipline of communication design and explore branding, typography, graphic design, user interface design and front-end web development. You’ll learn to use web standards and communication design principles to design the optimal user experience for print, web and mobile devices.

Web Design Interactive Media Certificate

Communication Design Interactive Media Diploma

Gain foundational web technology skills, understand key communication design principles and web-based standards and produce attractive, intuitive web pages that connect with their audiences.

Connect with an audience by creating visual solutions to communication goals. Explore principles of communication design and critical skills in web programming.

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

1 year

$16,725/ program

Start working Graduate, then pursue careers in communication design, graphic and web design and front-end scripting Keep learning Transfer into second year of NIC’s Communication Design diploma.

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

2 years

$31,840/ program

Start working Pursue careers in communication and graphic design, front-end web design and development, user experience design and more. Keep learning Continue your studies by transferring into year 3 of a degree program, including the Bachelor's of Arts in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University.

The curriculum curated by my mentors (instructors) instilled the basic principles of web and design. Without their patience and encouragement, I don't think I would have the job I have today. Dale Garcia CDIMD Graduate Brand Identity and User Interface Designer

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INTERACTIVE MEDIA PROGRAMS

Development Stream Dive into in-demand computer programming skills for web and smartphone app development. You’ll learn industry-standard programming languages and tools for developing effective web sites, browser-based applications and mobile apps for Android and Apple devices.

Mobile Application Development Certificate Gain an in-depth introduction to mobile app development with a program designed for skilled web developers. Focus on building object-oriented programming skills in Android and iOS development environments. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

1 year

$15,185/ program

Start working Graduates pursue careers in iOS and Android application development, game development, computer programming and more. Keep learning Continue your training with NIC’s Web and Mobile Application Development – Interactive Media diploma.

Advanced Communication and Interactive Design Interactive Media Diploma Gain the experience needed to tackle major projects from beginning to end. This program integrates the Web and Mobile Application Development and Communication Design diplomas and builds upon foundational skills to develop a deep knowledge of design and programming principles. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

3 years

$49,950/ program

Start working Graduates pursue careers in communication and graphic design, web design and development, iOS and Android app development and more. Keep learning Continue your studies by transferring into year 3 of a degree program, including the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University and Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at VIU.

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Web and Mobile Application Development Interactive Media Diploma Gain industry-ready skills in web and mobile programming along with communication design and project management fundamentals. This program’s well-rounded curriculum combines the Web Design and Mobile Application certificates. Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

2 years

$33,340/ program

Start working Pursue careers in iOS and Android application development, web development and games development, as well as more generalized computer programming. Keep learning Continue your studies with NIC’s Advanced Communication and Interactive Design diploma.

Studying in the Mobile App Development program was a great opportunity for me. I already had experience as a software developer and the program gave me the foundational skills to get started in the industry and open my eyes to the many possibilities and opportunities I could have programming for smartphones. I absolutely love mobile development and today am employed by one of the biggest tech companies in Canada. Lucas Storti Web and Mobile Application Development certificate graduate

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Human Services

Connect with compassion and make a difference in the lives of others. Gain the communication skills, theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to start working in the field. NIC’s graduates are in demand in the community to support children, adults and families. EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION PROGRAM PATHWAY

CERTIFICATE

DIPLOMA

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM PATHWAY

CERTIFICATE

Human Services Certificate Educational Assistant/ Community Support, Indigenous Focus

Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma DIPLOMA

DEGREE

Human Services Certificate Educational Assistant/ Community Support

ECCE - Bachelor's degrees, including UVic Bachelor Child & Youth Care

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DEGREE

Social Services Diploma

Human Services Diploma

Bachelor's degrees across Canada, including in Social Work, and Child and Youth Care

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HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate (Year 1)

Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma (Year 2)

Make a difference in the lives of young children by providing quality care and education for healthy learning and development. Apply theory to practice with children ages 30 months to five years in a variety of early care and learning settings.

Specialize your skills in the field of early childhood education. Choose to concentrate in one of two areas: working collaboratively with families in the care of infants and toddlers and/or with children who require extra support.

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni

September (CR, CV, PA); February (CV)

1 year FT

$18,640/ program

Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni

September

18 months

TBA

Start working Be prepared to work with young children of varying abilities from 30 months to five years.

Start working The ECCE diploma is designed to prepare you for work with infants and toddlers, children of varying abilities and their families.

Putting theory to practice NIC Early Childhood Care & Education student Taylor Stern knew she wanted to work with people, but as she looked to go back to school she was drawn to working with children. “With kids, you’re coming from a place of positivity,” said Stern. “Everything is new. Your role is to support them and encourage them as they explore the world.” Stern did her part of her practicum at Mini Miracles Family Centre in Port Alberni. “Being able to put the theory into practice was so rewarding,” she said. “There’s an incredible amount of theory and research into child development. Being in practice really helped to make the connection with what we learned in class.”

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HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS

Human Services Certificate Educational Assistant / Community Support Prepare to provide support and assist individuals with a broad range of differing abilities. Become qualified for a career as an educational assistant or community support in school districts, group homes, employment agencies and community organizations.

Human Services Certificate Educational Assistant / Community Support, Indigenous Focus

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

As a specialized education assistant or community support worker, you will be prepared to provide support to individuals with a broad range of differing abilities, bringing unique skills and training to the workplace to help integrate Aboriginal cultural and curricular content.

Comox Valley

September

1 year

$18,550/ program

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Port Alberni

September

1 year FT

$20,020/ program

Start working Be prepared to assist individuals who have physical, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, in schools, government or community-based agencies. Keep learning Continue your training with NIC's Human Services diploma. My practicums taught me so much, giving me experience working with people with diverse abilities. I am now working through the CDA (Child Development Centre) with the Project Inclusion where I did one of my practicums. — Kelly Hillis, Human Services Certificate alumni

Start working Be prepared to assist individuals who have physical, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, in schools, government or community-based agencies. Keep learning Continue your training with NIC's Human Services diploma. [The Indigenous focus of the program] changed my perspective and how I looked at life in general. It can be very emotional, especially if you’ve lived some of it, but you need to learn it and understand it. It’s made me a more empathetic person. — Kristy Salter, HSC Ind. Focus alumni

Social Services Diploma Gain insight into social justice to support and empower individuals, families and communities. You will examine issues relating to inequality, social policy, human rights, multiculturalism, conflict management, program development and community development.

Human Services Diploma

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Build on your Human Services certificate and gain knowledge and skills to work in human service agencies providing community support, education assistance, social services and behaviour interventionism.

Comox Valley

September

2 years

$37,890/ program

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Comox Valley

September

1 year

$19,040/ program

Start working Be qualified to work with individuals accessing services from agencies in areas such as financial assistance, family support, employment, life-skills acquisition, services to women, youth justice, mental health, substance abuse and a variety of other community-based programs. The program was fun but also very challenging. You’re learning how to walk alongside and support people who are experiencing different issues and situations that affect their lives. The instructors were very supportive and the practicums were rewarding and helpful in developing my skills and applying the theory and knowledge I was learning in class.

Start working A variety of employment options exist in human service agencies depending on the courses chosen and final practicum focus. The atmosphere here is so diverse, warm, inviting and uplifting. It helped me on my journey and I know it helped others as well. — David Dawson, Human Services diploma alumni

— Rudi-Lee Canil, NIC Social Service diploma alumni

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Trades & Technical

Students in the Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) program work with sheet metal, tubular, composite, wood and fabric structures to develop skills in the fabrication and repair of metal skins and structures for the aircraft industry.

From construction and resource trades to transportation, learn from expert faculty in modern, well-equipped shops to develop the internationally recognized skills employers are looking for.

The great thing about this industry is the variety – anything you can think about can be automated. The possibilities are endless. It’s really exciting to work in a field like that. Jonathan Levasseur Industrial Automation graduate

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TRADES & TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)

Learn the art of designing, constructing, finishing and repairing a wide range of high-quality wood products using hand tools to create intricate, detail-oriented designs. Pursue a career in furniture restoration or manufacturing, millwork and cabinets, marine joinery, residential finishing carpentry, sales or as a self-employed artisan..

Learn about the basic theory of flight, aircraft systems, construction and Transport Canada regulatory requirements while learning to build and repair aircraft structures. Upon successful completion of the program you will receive recognition by Transport Canada for training and technical tests required for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer–Structures (AME-S) licence.

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Port Alberni

September

9 months

$16, 400/ program

I love learning the intricate techniques to build something by hand. You have to be so precise and also patient with the piece you’re working on. Our instructor Steven was so supportive. He holds us to a high standard, but also ensures we develop our skills so we can meet that standard.

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Campbell River

September

9 months

$16, 525/ program

I’m incredibly satisfied with the quality and motivation of NIC’s aircraft structures students. I have hired many of them. — Bill Alder, Sealand Aviation Campbell River

- Katerina Boguslavsky, Joinery/Cabinetmaking grad

Electronics Technician Core Certificate (Year 1)

Industrial Automation Technician Diploma (Year 2)

Take the first step toward an exciting career in industrial electrical and automation. Learn to troubleshoot, maintain and build electronic circuits including microprocessors and robotics equipment. Approximately 700 hours of lab time gives you hands-on experience in the correct use of tools, testing equipment, troubleshooting procedures and soldering techniques. Graduates may continue on to the second year of the Industrial Automation diploma.

Learn to work on all types of electronic systems including motor controls and programmable logic controllers, data acquisition, process control systems and robotics. You’ll work with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, with a combined total of 1,400 hours of practical training, including a capstone project. As a graduate you’ll qualify to work in a variety of industries including renewable energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and more.

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Location

Starts

Length

Tuition

Campbell River

September

9 months

$17,190/ program

Campbell River

September

9 months

$17,190/ program

Start working Second-year specialties lead to a wide range of high-demand career opportunities in industries such as forest products, pulp and paper, chemical processing, oil/gas/petroleum, mining and metal processing, steam generation and utilities, water and waste water treatment, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, textiles, materials handling and electronics/semi-conductors manufacturing. Keep learning Continue your training with NIC's Industrial Automation Technician Diploma.

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Examples of courses Process Measurement (ELC-201), Programmable Logic Controllers I (ELC-15), AutoCAD for Technicians (ELC-220), Industrial Power Electronics (ELC-230), Fluid Power Controls (ELC-250) Start working Discover career opportunities in high demand fields such as engineering design, maintenance, industrial control, supervisory control and data acquisition, industrial networking and technical sales. Or, transition into an instrumentation or electrical apprenticeship with advanced standing.

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Invest in Your Future College is an investment in your future. Be financially prepared for academic success. Estimated costs for one year of University Transfer (September to April) Savings

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URBAN UNIVERSITY

$13,500

$21,000

Mandatory Fees and Medical Insurance

$1,825

$2,000

Books & supplies*

$1,800

$2,000

Accommodation & Food

$7,525

$9,500

Transportation (varies by campus)

$600

$850

$1,800

$1,800

$27,050

$37,650

Tuition*

Personal Expenses TOTAL

*Based on a course load of 10 university transfer courses per year and subject to annual cost of living increase. Approximate costs are stated in Canadian dollars. This estimated cost comparison is a guide only. Actual costs vary depending on institution, program and living arrangements. For complete information about program costs, refund policies, college fees and more, please visit www.nic.bc.ca/international.

Payments and deadlines You are required to submit your tuition deposit no later than 30 days after the date on your Letter of Invitation from NIC. Tuition and fees may be paid by credit card, bank wire transfer, certified cheque in Canadian funds or Canadian postal money order. For a full list of academic deadlines visit www.nic.bc.ca

NIC Foundation Awards Each year, international students are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in North Island College International Student Achievement Scholarships through the NIC Foundation. These scholarships are available to full-time North Island College international students who have completed one semester/term of studies, demonstrated academic success (GPA 3.5 or higher) and plan to continue at NIC. Ten $1,000 awards will be granted for high achievement in the following areas of study: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Business, Criminology, Tourism & Hospitality, Adventure Guiding, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Social Services, Fine Arts, Interactive Media, University Transfer, and Trades, including Culinary Arts. Learn more and how to apply at www.foundation.nic.bc.ca/students

NIC International IELTS/TOEFL Achievement Awards NIC offers entrance awards for applicants with high levels of English language proficiency. All applicants are automatically reviewed for this award, therefore no award application is required. Students in receipt of this award will be notified upon enrollment. Award amount varies depending on the country of origin and English language proficiency. Learn more and how to apply at www.nic.bc.ca/international/study-in-canada/admissions/financial-awards/

Work off-campus Working off-campus during your academic program not only supports you financially, but also provides you with essential employment skills. NIC has Student Employment Services to help you connect you with work while you are studying or after graduation. For more information, visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) website at: www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship.html

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Housing Having a comfortable place to live while you study is essential in your success. It is important to plan where you live ahead of time so you know where you are staying when you arrive. International students at NIC can choose the option of living in a homestay, peerstay, or independently. NIC works with Canadian Homestay Network (CHN) to help you get connected with a homestay or peerstay option so that you can settle into Comox Valley comfortably.

Homestay (with food) You are provided with a private room in a home with a local family. The common spaces are shared (bathroom, living room, kitchen etc.). Your host family will provide you with meals. You are responsible for cleaning your own private room. Contact Canada Homestay Network at www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca

Roomstay (without food) You are provided with a private room in a home with a local family. The common spaces are shared (bathroom, living room, kitchen etc.). Your purchase and prepare your own meals. You are responsible for cleaning your own private room. Contact Canada Homestay Network at www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca

Independent Living You may choose to find and rent a room or an apartment on your own or with other students. You are responsible for furnishing the space and taking care of the rental property and bills. Rentals are typically advertised online. Visit ww.nic.bc.ca/international/study-at-nic/pre-arrival for more information and links to accommodation.

Monthly Cost* Accommodation cost Food Miscellaneous (phone, electricity, internet, entertainment etc.

TOTAL

Homestay

Roomstay

Independent Living**

$900

$675

$700

$0

$300

$300

$300

$300

$300

$1,200

$1,275

$1,300

*Please note the food and miscellaneous costs are estimates only. **Expenses for living independently is estimated for a shared apartment with roommates

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Our Focus is Your Success Student services provides a wide range of services, resources and supports to help you reach your goals. Whether you need help planning your education, securing funding, finding scholarships and bursaries or accessing support services, we’re here to help. Education advising Whether you’re exploring your interests or know where you want to go, educational advisors can help you create an educational plan based on your specific needs and goals. International Student Advisors are RISIA-certified to provide advice on study permits, post-grad work permits and other related immigration questions. Book an appointment with an advisor online at www.nic.bc.ca/student-services/advising

Student leadership opportunities NIC’s Student Leadership Team is an opportunity to get involved with the NIC community in an official capacity. As a team member, you’ll gain leadership skills and training, help fellow students and give back to the college community. Contact studentlife@nic.bc.ca or visit: www.nic.bc.ca/life-at-nic/student-involvement student-leadership-team

Library & Learning Commons A collaborative, inclusive environment providing learning opportunities, study and meeting spaces, access to information resources and a variety of other services to help you succeed in your studies. Supports: • • • •

Math Writing Research help Peer tutoring

Resources: • Extensive electronic collections, including 190,000 e-books, 33,000 streaming videos and 51 research databases • Expert librarians, available in person and online • Workshops on a variety of topics held throughout the year

Student Technical Services

Counselling services Counselling services are available to help you if you’re experiencing difficulty or mental health issues at NIC. Our professionally trained staff can help with any issues you might be facing, big or small. Along with personal support, we also offer career and educational counselling and learning strategies. Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/student-services/counselling

NIC’s student technical services offers support for all your technology questions to help you succeed. From setting up your email, to printing, to WiFi access, mobile apps and more, student technical services are here to help. Access Student Tech support online at www.nic.bc.ca/StudentTech

Orientation Day

Support for students with diverse learning needs We offer a diverse range of support to learners with disabilities. Supports may include assistance with accommodated exams, note-taking services, and access to alternative text formats. Not all services are available for International students.

Start the school year off with a celebration. Each NIC campus hosts an Orientation Day to welcome you to the NIC community and introduce you to the people, places and resources available to you to support you and make your college experience a success.

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/student-services/ accessible-learning-services

Student Life & Outreach NIC’s manager of student life provides support and outreach throughout your time at NIC, including developing engaging events and activities, helping you navigate NIC policies and procedures and providing support if you need a little help on your educational journey. Contact studentlife@nic.bc.ca

Students use the study spaces available in NIC’s Library & Learning Commons

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How to Apply Apply to NIC in two easy steps. Once you have chosen your program, determine your eligibility by reviewing the admission requirements. Then, simply gather the necessary information and prepare to apply in just two easy steps.

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Submit an application Admission requirements: 1. You must be 18 years of age prior to or within the first term of study. 2. English is the language of instruction. To be admitted directly, you must meet the minimum English requirements for your program in one of the following ways: • Graduation from NIC’s Academic English Language Program, university/college qualifying level, or

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Submit supporting documents Colour scan all required supporting documents into a single pdf file and email to iadmissions@nic.bc.ca 1. Copy of passport with signature page 2. High school transcripts 3. Post-secondary transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended 4. Post-secondary credential (certificate, diploma, degree etc.)

• BC Grade 12 English C, or

5. Official language proficiency scores

• CAEL 60 and Writing 60, or

6. Supplemental information, as required by the specific program

• Academic IELTS 6.0 overall with no band lower than 5.5. Students with reading and/or writing band scores lower than 6.0 will be required to complete ENG 104 prior to enrolling in ENG 115, ENG 116, and ENG 160, or • TOEFL iBT 80 no subsection below 19, or • TOEFL 550 (Code 8538), or • PTE Academic 54 overall, with no component less than 46 Requirements are subject to change without notice.

Avoid unnecessary delays with the following tips: • Scan supporting documents into one single pdf file. • Submit only those supporting documents that are required and requested of you. • Submit supporting documents once only. • The files must be of good quality, we recommend

300 dpi and in colour.

3. You may be required to meet other academic and admissions requirements for your chosen program (for example: Grade 11 math). Once you have received your 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.canada.ca and click on Immigration and Citizenship. Requirements are subject to change without notice.

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NIC collaborates with numerous recognized agents around the world who can assist with application, admission and preparation for studies at NIC. If you are from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka or Nigeria, you are required to work with an authorized representative.

Whether you need help understanding admission and university transfer requirements, course planning, registration or information about student accommodation and study permits, we are here to answer your questions.

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