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APPLY NOW. 1 CHOOSE YOUR COURSE OR PROGRAM  WWW.NIC.BC.CA/ PROGRAMS-COURSES

Whether your goal is to complete a four-year degree or upgrade for a new career, North Island College has a wide range of options to choose from. If you’re not sure what to take, our educational advisors can help map out your career or educational plan.

2 APPLY TO NIC  WWW.NIC.BC.CA/STUDENT SERVICES/ADMISSIONS Apply online or on campus by submitting your completed Application for Admission form and $25 application fee. Apply early because popular courses and programs fill quickly.

3 REGISTER FOR CLASSES Once you’ve met all of the admission requirements, you will be offered a seat in your program. Next you’ll pay a tuition deposit, and then be invited to register for classes.

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V I E W B O O K

NIC PROGRAMS AND COURSES AS OF JULY 25, 2018

WELCOME! Attend the Orientation Day events in September, buy your books, and meet your new classmates. Now you’re on your way to a great education at NIC!

International student? For a fast-tracked online application form and inter­ national application fees, visit www.nic.bc.ca/international.

UNDECIDED?

COME TALK TO US. You don’t need to have all the answers. Our educational advising team has extensive knowledge of programs, funding options, career paths, and post-secondary education—at NIC and other institutions. Here are just a few of the things they can help you with: • finding the program best-suited for your goals • figuring out financial aid and funding options, including help with applications and forms

• getting started with upgrading • course planning and registration • university transfer and admission • and more

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• scholarship and bursary information and applications

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER | TRADES & TECHNICAL | HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES | BUSINESS TOURISM & HOSPITALITY | FINE ART & DESIGN | UPGRADING | ACCESSIBLE LEARNING | CONTINUING EDUCATION


acknowledge operations within the traditional territories of 35 First Nations inclusive of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish peoples. We raise our hands to the Chiefs and Elders of these territories where we are guests..

CHOOSE NIC Students tell us being part of the NIC community opens doors. As they transfer to university, work toward Interprovincial (Red Seal) designation and launch their careers, they take the connections made at NIC with them. As you flip through the pages of this Viewbook, you’ll find inspiring examples of student and alumni success. NIC graduates are highly employable, with qualifications respected by employers and other postsecondary institutions.

Studying at NIC allowed me to earn my degree close to home without incurring a lot of debt. I had the opportunity to study abroad in France, take classes that were recognized toward my CPA, CGA designation and forge lifelong connections integral to launching my career.” Sara Baxandall NIC Business Administration degree graduate Economic Development Analyst, City of Campbell River

2018/19 PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

North Island College is honoured to

PROGRAM

START

LENGTH

TUITION*

ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

LOCATION

CO OP

INT ERN

STDY ABRD

PROGRAM

University Transfer

Human Services

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

Associate of Science Degree Transfers to any BC university as two-year block of credit Electronics Technician Core Certificate

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,970/yr

Sep

9 mos

$2,910

Engineering Foundations Certificate

Sep

1 yr

$3,366

Industrial Automation Technician Diploma

Sep

9 mos

$2,910

Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online

ON ON ON ON ON ONONCOOP INT INT INT INT INT INTINTSTDY STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP PGD PGD PGD PGD PGD PGD PGDCV CV CV CVCVCR CR CR CRCRPA PA PA PAPAMW MW MW MW UC UC UCUCLINE MWUC LINE LINE LINE LINE LINE ERN ERN ERN ERN ERN ERN ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD LINE ERN ABRD

Eng 11 or Communications 12 C+, Math C+ PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 11, Applications 12, Foundations 11, or Pre-Calculus 11) Grade 12, Phys 12 C+, Chem 12 C+, Pre-Calculus 12 B, Eng 12 C+ PGD CV CR PA MW UC Electronics Technician Core Certificate

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON COOP INT STDY LINE ERN ABRD

Humanities & Social Science Associate of Arts Degree Transfers to any BC university as two-year block of credit Criminology Diploma

ON ON ON ON ON ONONCOOP INT INT INT INT INT INTINTSTDY STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP PGD PGD PGD PGD PGD PGDCV Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online PGD CV CV CVCVCR CR CR CRCRPA PA PA PAPAMW MW MW MW UC UC UCUCLINE MWUC LINE LINE LINE LINE LINE ERN ERN ERN ERN ERN ERN ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD LINE ERN ABRD

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,970/yr

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,910/yr Eng 12 C, Math C (Principles 11, Applications 12, Foundations 11, Pre-CalculusPGD 11) CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

English & Modern Languages Flexible Pre-Major (anthropology, biology, economics, English, sociology)

Sep, Jan

1-2 yrs

$290/course

Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online

STDY ON ON ON ON ON ONONCOOP INT INT INT INT INT INTINTSTDY STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP PGDCV PGD PGD PGD PGD PGD PGD MWUC CV CV CVCVCR CR CR CRCRPA PA PA PAPAMW MW MW MW UC UC UCUCLINE LINE ERN ABRD LINE LINE LINE LINE LINE ERN ERN ERN ERN ERN ERN ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD

University Studies Choose from over 20 subject areas Sep, Jan 4 mos/course $290/course

ON ON ON ON ON ONONCOOP INT INT INT INT INT INTINTSTDY STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP PGD PGD PGD PGD PGD PGDCV Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online PGD CV CV CVCVCR CR CR CRCRPA PA PA PAPAMW MW MW MW UC UC UCUCLINE MWUC LINE LINE LINE LINE LINE ERN ERN ERN ERN ERN ERN ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD LINE ERN ABRD

Business Sep, Jan

4 yrs

$2,910/yr

Business Administration Certificate

Sep, Jan

1 yr

$2,910

Business Administration Diploma Business Administration Post-Degree Diploma General Management, International Management, Marketing, Accounting & Finance, or Human Resource Management Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Global Business Management

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,910/yr

Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Pre-Professional Accountant

Eng 12 C+, Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, Applications 12 C, or Pre-Calculus 11 C)

ON ONONCOOP INTINT STDYSTDY INT STDY COOP PGDPGD PGDCVCV CVCRCRCRPAPA PAMWMW MWUCUC UCLINE ERNERN ABRD LINE LINE COOP ERN ABRD ABRD

ONON COOP INTINT STDY STDY Eng 12 C+, Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, Applications 12 C, or Pre-CalculusPGD 11PGD C) CVCV CRCR PAPAMW MWUCUC LINE LINE COOPERNERNABRD ABRD ON ON ON INT INT INT STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOP Eng 12 C+, Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, Applications 12 C, or Pre-CalculusPGD 11 PGD C)PGDCVCV CVCRCRCRPAPA PAMWMW MWUCUC UCLINELINE LINE ERNERN ERN ABRD ABRD ABRD

Sep, Jan

1 yr

$3,125

3 yr Bachelor’s degree, Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, PGDPGD ON ONCOOPCOOP INT INT STDYSTDY CV CVCR CRPA PAMWMWUC UCLINE LINE ERN ERN ABRDABRD Applications 12 C, or Pre-Calculus 11 C)

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,970/ avg per yr

3 yr Bachelor’s degree, Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, PGDPGD ON ONCOOPCOOPINT INTSTDYSTDY CVCVCRCRPAPAMWMWUCUCLINE LINE ERNERNABRDABRD Applications 12 C, or Pre-Calculus 11 C)

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,680/ avg per yr

3 yr Bachelor’s degree, BUS-100, Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, Applications 12 C, or Pre-Calculus 11 C)

ON ONCOOPCOOPINT INTSTDYSTDY PGDPGDCV CVCR CRPA PAMWMWUC UCLINE LINE ERN ERN ABRDABRD

Continuous†

10 mos

$1,460

Office Assistant I Certificate, keyboarding 40 wpm

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Continuous†

10 mos

$1,530

Office Assistant I Certificate, keyboarding 40 wpm

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Continuous†

10 mos

$1,600

Eng 12 C, Math C (AW 10, Essentials 10, or Foundations 10)

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Eng 12 Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, Pre-Calculus 11 C, Applications PGD CV CR PA MW UC 12 C) and work experience or an ABT specialty certificate

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Sep, Jan

30 wks

$1,675

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

Sep

1 yr

$9,140

Sep, Jan

1 yr

$2,963

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

Continuous entry (Sep-Mar)

Varies†

$3,100/ avg per yr $330/ course

Tourism & Hospitality Management Certificate

Sep, Jan

8 mos

$3,060

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$3,395/ avg per yr

Hospitality Distance Learning

Eng 12 C, Math C+ (Principles 10, Foundations 10, Pre-Calculus 10, orPGD ON COOP INT STDY CV CR PA MW UC LINE ERN ABRD AW 11), medical form, fitness assessment 2 year diploma or 3 year degree, Eng 12 C, Math (Foundations 11 C+,PGD ON COOP INT STDY CV CR PA MW UC LINE ERN ABRD Pre-Calculus 11 C , Principles 11 C, or Applications 12 C) 2 year diploma or 3 year degree, Eng 12 C, Math (Foundations 11 C+,PGDPGD ON ON ONCOOPCOOP INT INT INT STDYSTDY STDY COOP PGDCV CVCR CRPA PAMWMWUC UCLINE LINE LINE ERN ERN ERN ABRDABRD ABRD Pre-Calculus 11 C, Principles 11 C, or Applications 12 C) Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Eng 12 C, Math (Foundations 11 C, Principles 11 C, Applications 11 C, PGD ON COOP INT STDY CV CR PA MW UC LINE ERN ABRD Pre-Calculus 11, Principles 11 or AW 11 B) Eng 12 C, Math (Foundations 11 C, Principles 11 C, Applications 11 C, PGDPGD ON ONONCOOP INTINT STDYSTDY INT STDY COOP COOP PGDCVCV CVCRCRCRPAPA PAMWMW MWUCUC UCLINELINE ERNERN ABRD LINE ERN ABRD ABRD Pre-Calculus 11, Principles 11 or AW 11 B )

Fine Art & Design Fine Arts Diploma

Sep

2 yrs

$2,965/yr

Professional Photography Certificate

Sep/19

10 mos

$7,925

Professional Potter Advanced Diploma

TBD

10 mos

$10,136

Eng 12 C, portfolio, written statement Eng 11 C, portfolio, 300-word statement of expectations Two year fine arts diploma or BFA with ceramics component, portfolio, 300-word statement

ON ONCOOPCOOP INT INTSTDYSTDY PGDPGDCV CVCR CRPA PA MWMWUC UCLINE LINE ERN ERN ABRDABRD

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Interactive Media Advanced Communication and Interactive Design Interactive Media Diploma Communication Design - Interactive Media Diploma Mobile Application Development Certificate Web & Mobile Application Development Interactive Media Diploma Web Design - Interactive Media Certificate

Sep

3 yrs

$2,985/ avg per yr $2963/yr

Eng 12 C Eng 12 C

PGD

Eng 12 C

Sep

2 yrs

Sep

1 yr

Sep

2 yrs

Sep

1 yr

$3,185 $3,075/avg per yr $2,910

Sep

4 yrs

$3,705/ avg per yr

PA : Sep CV : Jan, Aug CR: Sep/18 PA: Sep/19

PA: 36 wks CV: 27 wks

$2965

2 yrs

$3,000/ lvl

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Health Care Assistant Certificate Practical Nursing Diploma

*All tuition amounts shown are approximate.

Sep Continuous entry

1 yr

$3,300

Eng 12 C, RSA‡ document

3 yrs

$1,090/yr

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

Sep

1 yr

$3,360

Eng 12 C+, volunteer experience, letter of intent, RSA‡ document PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Sep

1 yr

$3,600

Eng 12 C+, volunteer experience, letter of intent, RSA‡ document PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

ON COOP INT STDY PGD CV CR PA MW UC LINE Education Assistant / Community Support Certificate ERN ABRD ON ONCOOPCOOPINT INTSTDYSTDY Eng 12 C+, volunteer experience, letter of intent, RSA‡ document PGDPGDCV CVCRCRPAPAMWMWUCUCLINE ERNERNABRDABRD LINE

$3,390

Adult Basic Education: All levels up to Grade 12

Sep - Jun

Varies

Tuition-Free

Educational advisor meeting, possible assessment

ON ON ON ON ON COOP INT INT INT INT INT STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOPERN PGD PGD PGD PGD PGDCV CV CV CV CV CR CR CR CR CR PA PA PA PA PAMW MW MW MW MWUC UC UC UC UCLINE LINE LINE LINE LINECOOP ERN ERN ERN ERNABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD

BC Adult Graduation Diploma

Sep - Jun

Varies

Tuition-Free

Educational advisor meeting, possible assessment

ON ON ON ON ON COOP INT INT INT INT INTSTDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOPERN PGD PGD PGD PGD PGDCV CV CV CVCVCR CR CR CR CRPA PA PA PA PAMW MW MW MW MWUC UC UC UC UCLINE LINE LINE LINE LINECOOP ERN ERN ERN ERNABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD

Sep, Jan

Varies

$115/course

PGD PGD CV Documented cognitive or mental health disability, Instructor interview CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

Upgrading Accessible Learning Options Practical Academics for the Workplace Workplace Professionalism: Skills for Employment Retention

Varies

$115/course

Sep, Jan

Varies

$115/course

PGD PGD CV Documented cognitive or mental health disability, Instructor interview CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

Activity Assistant Certificate

Sep/19

4 mos

$2,590

Animal Care Aide Certificate

Oct

1 yr

TBD

BC Wildfire Crew Member Training

TBD

4 wks

TBD

Building Service Worker

TBD

4 wks

TBD

Coastal Log Scaling

TBD

Sep

4 mos Varies by course 9 mos Varies by course 1 yr

TBD Varies by course $4,570 Varies by course $5,630

Oct, Nov, Jan

4 wks

Carpentry Apprenticeship Harmonized Levels 1 - 4

Sep, Jan

7 wks/lvl

Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Certificate

Sep, Jan Varies†

24 wks

$1,980

10 wks/lvl

$925/lvl

Electrician Foundation Harmonized

Jan

24 wks

$1,940

Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation

Sep

39 wks

$2,910

Sep, Jan

24 wks

First Aid & CPR Training

Marine Training Metal Jewellery Design Certificate

Monthly Sep Varies

Health Care Assistant Certificate or PGD CV CR PA MW UC Home Support/ Resident Care Certificate or equivalent Eng 11 C, Math C (Principles 11, Applications 11, Intro 11, PGD CV CR PA MW UC Foundations 11, AW 11, Trades 11 or Consumer 11) Physically fit and willing to participate in structured fitness plan PGD CV CR PA MW UC Applicants must be eligible for Employment Skills Access funding PGD CV CR PA MW UC Min age 16, Canadian resident, customized log scaling assessment PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON ON COOP INT INT STDY STDY LINE LINE COOP ERN ERN ABRD ABRD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON LINE COOP ON COOP LINE ON LINE COOP

INT ERN INT ERN INT ERN

STDY ABRD STDY ABRD STDY ABRD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Eng 10 C, min age 18

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

$275

Completed application package, program intake interview

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

$660/lvl

Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC CV CR PA MW UC CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON COOP INT STDY LINE ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Trades & Technical Media Programs TV & Film Crew Training

Construction

Electrician Apprenticeship Training Levels 1 - 4

Plumbing & Piping Foundation Plumbing Apprenticeship Training Levels 1 - 4 Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized Levels 1 - 3

$2,265 - $740/ Varies† 6 - 8 wks/lvl $555 lvl Continuous 8 - 16 wks/ $750 - $1,015 entry lvl /lvl Continuous 28 wks $2,300 entry

Eng 10 C, Math C (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, or Foundations 11)PGD

PGD Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices Eng 11 or Communications 12 C+, Math 11 C+ (Principles,Foundations or PGD CV CR PA MW UC Pre-Calculus) or NIC Electrical Foundation Accuplacer Assessment, Phys 11 C. Eng 10 C or Communications 11 C+, Math C PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, or Foundations 11) PGD NIC Piping Trades Assessment CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Eng 10 C, Math C (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, Foundations 11) PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

19 years of age and Eng 10 C, Math C PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, Foundations 11) Grade 12 or 19 yrs of age and Eng 10 C, Math C PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, Foundations 11) Eng 10 C, Math C+ (Principles 10, Pre-Calculus 10 or Foundations 10)PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Prep Cook Assessment, applicants must meet Canada-BC Job Fund criteriaPGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

CV CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

ON ON COOP INT INT STDY STDY LINE LINE COOP ERN ERN ABRD ABRD

Eng 11 or Communications 12 C+, Math C+ PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, or Foundations 11) Eng 10 C, Math C PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, AW 10, or Foundations 10, Pre-Calculus 10, Applications 11)

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Resource Trades Aquaculture Technician I Certificate

TBD

4 mos

$3520

Coastal Forest Resource Certificate

TBD

4 mos

TBD

Underground Mining Essentials Certificate

TBD

4 mos

$8,410

TBD

4 mos

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Culinary Arts Prep Cook Certificate

TBD $660 - $2,310/ 6-28 wks lvl

Transportation

Eng 12 C

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)

Sep

40 wks

$2,965

Automotive Service Technician Foundation Harmonized Certificate

Sep

29 wks

$2,310

Heavy Duty Apprenticeship Training Levels 1 - 4

Varies†

6 - 10 wks

$375 - $940 /lvl

Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

Sep, Jan

36 wks

$3,660

Eng 11 C or Communications 12 C+, Math C+ (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, or Foundations 11)

‡RSA: Requisite Skills and Abilities

STDY STDY ABRD ABRD STDY STDY ABRD ABRD

Documented cognitive or mental health disability, Instructor interviewPGD CV CR PA MW UC

PGD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

INT INT ERN ERN INT INT ERN ERN

ON ON ON ON ON COOP INT INT INT INT INTSTDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOPERN PGD PGD PGD PGDCV Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online PGD CV CV CVCVCR CR CR CR CRPA PA PA PA PAMW MW MW MW MWUC UC UC UC UCLINE LINE LINE LINE LINECOOP ERN ERN ERN ERNABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Grade 12, Eng 12 C+ or Comm 12 B+, Bio 12 C, Math C (Principles 11, PGD CV CR PA MW UC Applications 12, AW 12, Foundations 11, or Pre-Calculus 11)

ON ON COOP LINE LINE COOP ON ON COOP LINE LINE COOP

Continuing Education

CV CR PA MW UC

CV CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

CV CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

Sep, Jan

PGD PGD Documented cognitive or mental health disability, Instructor interview

PGD

PGD PGD

ON ON INT INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY STDY COOP ERN CV CV CR PA MW UC CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC LINE LINE ERN ABRD LINE COOP ERN ABRD ABRD

$3,390/yr

Eng 12 C

Eng 11 C+, HCA intake package

PGD PGD PGD

ONON ON COOP INT INT INT STDY STDY STDY COOP ERN CR CR CR PA PA PA MW MW MW UC UC UC LINE LINE LINE COOP ERN ERN ABRD ABRD ABRD

1 yr

PGD

ON ON COOP INT INT STDY STDY LINE ERN LINE COOP ERN ABRD ABRD

PGD PGD PGD CV CV CV

2 yrs

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON COOP INT STDY LINE ERN ABRD

Eng 12 C+, Bio 12 C+, Chem 11 C+, Math C+ (Principles 11, Applications 12, PGDPGD ON ONCOOPCOOPINT INTSTDYSTDY CVCVCRCRPAPAMWMWUCUCLINE ERNERNABRDABRD LINE Foundations 12, or Pre-Calculus 11), Online Assessment

†Schedules and course information are posted online.

ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

CV CR PA MW UC CV CR PA MW UC

Health Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Vancouver Island University degree

STDY ABRD

TUITION*

Sep

Welder Foundation Harmonized Certificate

Fine Arts

LOCATION

INT ERN

LENGTH

Sep

Social Service Diploma

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

Applied Business Technology Administrative Assistant Applied Business Technology Certificate Computing Accounting Assistant Applied Business Technology Certificate Office Assistant 1 Applied Business Technology Certificate Office Management Applied Business Technology Certificate

Human Services Certificate: Educational Assistant / Community Support Human Services Certificate: Educational Assistant/ Community Support, Indigenous Focus Human Services Diploma

Employment Transition

University Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, General Management, Accounting, or Marketing

Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma

CO OP

START

Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) Levels 1 - 3

ICONS:

Varies†

NIC Culinary Arts program assessment, Food Safe Level 1

PGD PGD

PGD PGD CVCV PGD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

ONON COOP INTINT STDY STDY CRCR PAPA MW MW UCUC LINE LINE COOP ERN ERN ABRD ABRD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOPON INTCOOPSTDYINT STDY ON River Waddington Online distance Abroad CV Comox CR PAValley MW UC CV LINE CR Campbell PA ERN MW ABRD UC CVLINECR PAERNPort MWABRD CVAlberni UC CRLINE PA MW UC CV CVABRDCR UC Ucluelet PA UC CV CRCVERN PAor CRABRD MW PA UCMWLINE UC LINECoop CR ABRD PA Study MW UC ERN Mt ABRD ERN ABRD LINE LINECR PAERNMW LINE MW ERN CV ABRD ERN LINE

Some programs are available in full and part-time options.

Internship

INT STDY COOP ERN ABRD

Information is accurate at time of publication and may change. Check www.nic.bc.ca for the most up-to-date information.


THE NIC ADVANTAGE Our Students Say

2

Affordable Education

6

Employer Connections

8

Supportive Community

10

Study Abroad

14

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE University Transfer

16

Business 22 Tourism & Hospitality

24

Fine Art & Design

28

Health 30 Human Services

32

Trades & Technical

34

Upgrading 38 Accessible Learning

39

NEXT STEPS Explore Our College Apply Now This viewbook is published prior to the 2018/19 academic year. Information is accurate at the time of publication and may change without notice. The most up-to-date program information, including full admission requirements, is available at www.nic.bc.ca.

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The NIC Advantage

OUR STUDENTS SAY Students choose NIC for our expert faculty, high-quality, affordable education, supportive community and university transfer pathways. Here’s what they say.

“I applied to UVic through NIC which made me eligible for entrance scholarships from both.” Jasmin Ford NIC Engineering Foundations certificate graduate who received $2,500 from the NIC Foundation and another $26,000 from UVic

“The enthusiasm from the instructors, the knowledge that they’re passing on and all the hands-on experience we’re getting exceeded my expectations.” Misko Valent (right) NIC Industrial Automation and Film Lighting graduate

Expert faculty Internationally recognized credentials

Affordable education

NIC’s highly qualified faculty include PhDs with international credentials. They are accessible and approachable to provide you with deep learning experiences, research and networking opportunities to inform your academic choices and inspire your career. Meet them online at www.nic.bc.ca/about-us/nic-faculty.

Start at NIC and spend less for the same degree. Our tuition is among the lowest in the province. You can save over $10,000 per year by taking your first-year courses at NIC and then transferring to university.

Save money on tuition

Scholarships and bursaries

Study abroad with us Broaden your perspective and immerse yourself in the social, economic and political environment of another country. Find out how on page 14. 2

Every year, as a new, continuing or graduating NIC student, you are eligible to apply for more than $375,000 in scholarships and bursaries to help pay for college. Scholarships are awarded for outstanding achievement, while bursaries are based on financial need. Only one application is required. Visit foundation.nic.bc.ca to learn more. See pages 6-7 to learn more about financial aid, bursary and scholarship opportunities.


“Participating in mock interviews, meeting employers and attending networking events such as NIC’s Career Fair is confidence boosting.” Karissa-Anne Martin Bachelor of Business Administration degree student

“NIC challenged me to think bigger, providing me tools to help me get to where I am today.” James Flawith (right) Associate of Arts degree alumnus and 2018 Top 20 Under 40 Community Achievement Award recipient

Employer connections

Supportive community

Co-op, internship and practicum opportunities

Accessible education

“NIC gave me the opportunity to explore a variety of courses, while figuring out exactly what I wanted to do.” Erica Greenup NIC/UVic Dual Admission alumna

University degree pathways Seamless transfer

Each year, NIC students earn academic credit while gaining work experience and networking with employers. The opportunity to combine academic studies with practical experience is invaluable to their future careers.

NIC is committed to helping you achieve your post-secondary goals. Support services are available for students with disabilities. Small classes provide a discussion-friendly learning environment. Educational advisors, counsellors and Elders-in-Residence are available to provide guidance and support.

Career Fair

Academic support

NIC’s annual Career Fair and other networking events throughout the year allow you to explore potential career paths and learn about job opportunities in the community. Advisors are available to help with interview, resume and job search strategies.

Access a wide range of resources and services in our Library & Learning Commons. You’ll find a collaborative, inclusive environment with study and meeting spaces, research help, peer tutoring and math, writing and student technical support.

Take advantage of dual or guaranteed admission opportunities. Secure your seat at the start of your education and receive full credit for your NIC coursework at university. If you meet minimum GPA requirements, your admission is guaranteed. Talk to an advisor for details.

See pages 10-13 to learn more about the wide range of

See pages 20-21 for information on NIC’s exclusive

See pages 8-9 to learn about opportunities for industry

support available to help you succeed.

partnerships.

Transfer seamlessly from NIC to university thanks to NIC’s exclusive university transfer agreements. Universities across Canada have also given transfer credit for NIC programs and courses.

Guaranteed admission

experience while you study at NIC.

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The NIC Advantage

Large Alumni Network

100%

committed to student success

Over 155,555 alumni have taken a course or improved their lives through education at NIC.

Save on Tuition Save more than $10,000 at NIC compared to what you’d pay to study at university.

Employable Skills

Diverse Student Body

90% of students

37 countries

graduating from BC colleges transition into the workforce within 6 months.

represented by 496 international students attending NIC in 2017/18.

Internship & Co-op Opportunities 3,338 students have earned academic credit for work experience through internships or co-ops at NIC.


Accessible Faculty Small class sizes with expert instructors who are accessible, approachable and focused on student success.

Seamless Transfer to University

Study Abroad Travel and learn.

114* partnership agreements

Explore Denmark, France, Japan, Norway and more with NIC’s wide variety of study abroad options.

to connect NIC and its students to institutions across BC and beyond. (*including study abroad, educational exchanges, dual admission and guaranteed admission partnerships)

Scholarships & Bursaries More than $375,000 in scholarships and bursaries are available to new, continuing or graduating NIC students thanks to generous individuals in the community.

Job Openings 917,000 jobs projected to 2027 will require some post-secondary training, according to the BC 2017 Labour Market Outlook .

You can do it.


The NIC Advantage

AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

Students arrive on campus for Orientation Day, kicking off the first day of the academic year and welcoming them to the NIC community.

Don’t let cost stand in your way Our financial advisors can help you access loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships. We’ll help you every step of the way because we know that post-secondary education is an investment in your future, enabling you to achieve career success and financial security.

Financial aid NIC’s financial aid advisors can help you with student loan forms and financial aid applications. Your options include: adult upgrading grants; Canada student loans; BC student loans and grants; Canada study grants; scholarships for academic excellence; bursaries for financial need and bank loans or lines of credit. Call 1-800-715-0914 to book an appointment and explore all your funding options.

www.nic.bc.ca/financial-support/ foundation.nic.bc.ca

NIC student, you are eligible to apply for more than $375,000 in scholarships and bursaries to help pay for college. These generous financial awards are made possible through the NIC Foundation by friends of North Island College who believe in the importance of education, and who want to ensure that finances don’t

If you hold a Certificate of Indian Status or are

can apply for NIC Foundation scholarships and

Inuit, you may be eligible for post-secondary

bursaries between March and April each year.

funding through your band or tribal council. This living allowances. There are also scholarships and bursaries available to support Aboriginal students in pursuing their studies. NIC’s Aboriginal educational advisors can help you complete your application and provide you with all the necessary information.

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Every year, as a new, continuing or graduating

Aboriginal student aid

funding often covers tuition, books, supplies and

Learn more:

NIC Foundation bursaries and scholarships

stand between you and your career goals. You

Learn more at foundation.nic.bc.ca


“In my wildest dreams, this was the kind of work I was aiming for when I started sciences, but I didn’t think it was actually going to happen. This is an amazing job for someone who has always been interested in the natural sciences. I looked at my options and NIC cost significantly less. It was part of the reason I graduated debt free.” Laura Griffith Cochran, Curator, Ucluelet Aquarium

NIC Dual Admission student Emma Dubé won $23,000 in scholarships from NIC and UVic.

Spend less. Get more.

Save over $10,000 while gaining industry-approved skills training and nationally recognized credentials from expert faculty who are invested in your future career. Estimated costs for one year of University Transfer (September to April)*

NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE URBAN UNIVERSITY $0 (Live at home)

$6,000

TUITION*

$2,965

$5,200

BOOKS & SUPPLIES*

$1,800

$1,800

$0 (Live at home)

$4,000

$1,800

$1,800

$600

$840

$7,165

$19,640

ACCOMMODATION

FOOD PERSONAL EXPENSES TRANSPORTATION (varies by campus)

*Based on a course load of 10 university transfer courses per year.

“I’m saving on tuition, living and food. Once I start working, that money’s going in my pocket, not paying off a loan.” Rhylie Lee, Practical Nursing graduate

“Starting at NIC is allowing me to live at home and work toward my goals at a manageable pace while saving money. The support I’ve received has been amazing.” Margaret Lyster, NIC graduate


The NIC Advantage

EMPLOYER CONNECTIONS

Anurag Das, a graduate of NIC’s Post-degree diploma in Global Business Management, completed his internship at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox where he learned the public sector human resource skills needed to oversee a busy hospital.

Gain in-demand skills employers look for NIC students can access a wide range of employment services and opportunities, during college and after graduation.

Student Employment Services

Industry-relevant research

Our Student Employment Services staff can

Many NIC programs bring industry experts into

help you with all things career-related. Stop

class to connect students and employers. From

by for advice on job search strategies, get help

biology students researching the distribution

with your cover letter and résumé, practice your

of eelgrass beds as part of a nationally funded

interview skills and create your LinkedIn profile.

research project, to Industrial Automation

Co-op and internship fast facts

We can connect you with businesses and

students revolutionizing the way sparkling wine

organizations that are seeking new employees

is manufactured, students participate in hands-

Length of co-op term

and share tips on how to secure your dream job.

on research that demonstrates their ability to

Length of internship Minimum wage in BC

4 months 180-360 hours $12.65/hour * *as of June 1, 2018

Co-operative education, practicums and internships Explore career options, connect with future employers and gain relevant skills by participating in a work integrated learning

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/life-at-nic/studentemployment-services careercentral.nic.bc.ca

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program like co-operative education. Get help finding a meaningful internship or practicum and build confidence in your field of study as you apply the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom to a real workplace setting.

solve challenges confronted by industry.

Networking opportunities NIC’s annual Career Fair and other networking events, such as employer panels, workshops and mock interviews, allow you to explore potential career paths and connect with employers. Business students have the opportunity to be mentored by working professionals in our Global Leaders of Tomorrow mentorship program.


“For such a small school, the level of opportunity available at NIC is amazing … These experiences help me find my path.” Melissa Dollheiser, NIC business student did an internship at ELLE magazine in Munich, Germany

“The knowledge and skills I received from NIC was second to none. It gave me instant employability, an insight into the diverse aquaculture industry along with the skills I apply each and every day.” Stephen Valen, NIC Aquaculture Technician graduate

“The Career Fair allowed me to talk to employers about various career paths. I learned how important networking is. It gave me knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in human resources.” Ashley Smeltzer NIC business alumna, Administrative Assistant at GT Hiring Solutions

Students and employers connect at NIC’s annual Career Fair, bringing together employers from across the region and from a variety of industries.

NIC Industrial Automation graduate Douglas Chesini and instructor Cory Batch meet with industry experts such as Colin Murphy (left) of Spartan Controls to work with specialized equipment before graduation.

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The NIC Advantage

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY

Registration assistant Jane Hay helps students with their course options and the registration process.

Student Services Student Services provides a wide range of services and resources to help you reach your goals. Throughout your student journey our team will provide support.

Personal service. Unlimited possibilities Academic advice

Counselling services

www.nic.bc.ca/student-services/advising

www.nic.bc.ca/student-services/counselling

Educational advisors are available by

Counselling services are available to all students.

appointment and offer limited walk-in service.

Our professionally trained counselling staff is

Advisors can help you create an educational plan

available to help students who are experiencing

based on your specific needs and career goals.

difficulty with their studies. Counsellors also

Advisors have information about educational

assist students in a crisis or with issues of a

requirements for many different college

personal nature which may affect their ability to

programs, courses, certificates, diplomas and

be successful in their courses. We offer career

www.nic.bc.ca/student-services

degrees.

and educational counselling; problem solving;

library.nic.bc.ca

Call 1-800-715-0914 or email questions@nic.

learning strategies and help navigating NIC

Contact Student Services 1-800-715-0914 questions@nic.bc.ca Learn more:

www.nic.bc.ca/aboriginaleducation

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Each year, more than 8,000 students, including 1,249 Aboriginal students and 496 international students, discover their path through NIC. Whether you need help planning your education, securing funding, accessing tutor support or finding scholarships and bursaries, we can help.

bc.ca to book an appointment with an advisor.

policies and procedures. Call 1-800-715-0914 to book an appointment. If in crisis, see a counsellor immediately.


“The one-on-one support I received at NIC has been essential to my success.” Mike Stolting Bachelor of Business Administration student

NIC Human Services graduate David Dawson shares songs of celebration with NIC Elders, administration, advisors, staff and students at the opening of the Aboriginal Student Lounge at the Comox Valley campus.

NIC Aboriginal educational advisors are here to help you with any questions you have.

Educational and financial aid advisor Jana Devito works with students to determine their education plan and financial supports that are available.

Learn in a supportive environment Aboriginal services

Aboriginal educational advisors

www.nic.bc.ca/aboriginal-education

Aboriginal educational advisors are available

www.nic.bc.ca/student-services/accessiblelearning-services

Student lounges

liaise with instructors or contact Aboriginal

We support learners of all abilities with a

Whether you want to hang out with other

sponsorship organizations. Campus orientation

students or chat with an Aboriginal educational

tours can be provided and each advisor has

advisor, meeting places are a great place

an open door drop-in policy. Having registered

to connect. No appointment is neccessary.

status is not a requirement to meet with an

Locations include dedicated lounges in

Aboriginal educational advisor.

Support for students with disabilities

diverse range of resources. These include everything from accessible facilities, notetaking services and recorded books to help with funding agencies, professional tutoring and adaptive equipment.

Student leadership opportunities www.nic.bc.ca/life-at-nic/studentinvolvement/student-leadership-team NIC’s Student Leadership Team supports and develops skills in emerging leaders in a fun, dynamic and engaging way. Student

Campbell River, Comox Valley and Port Alberni and a shared student space in Port Hardy.

Gathering places

to help students develop educational plans,

Elders-in-Residence Our Elders-in-Residence are role models who can provide you with cultural guidance and

Gathering places acknowledge Aboriginal

traditional knowledge. They support students

culture and history at NIC’s Port Alberni and

enrolled in courses and programs at NIC and

Campbell River campuses. They are home to

act as liaisons with First Nations communities.

many ceremonies, celebrations and classes and

They’re also available to staff and students

are used by all students throughout the year.

interested in Aboriginal culture or in need of guidance.

leaders explore many aspects of leadership, acknowledging that everything we do has impact locally and globally. Contact diane.naugler@nic.bc.ca to learn more.

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The NIC Advantage

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY

NIC instructor Ben Hecht provides free, drop-in writing support to student Jagmeet Singh in NIC’s Library & Learning Commons.

Library & Learning Commons

Student success is our number one priority. We are here to help every step of the way and offer a wide range of support to ensure the resources you need are at your fingertips. Contact Student Services 1-800-715-0914 questions@nic.bc.ca Learn more:

The Library & Learning Commons is a collaborative, inclusive environment providing learning opportunities, study and meeting spaces and access to information resources and services.

Math support

the online provincial service. Library staff

libguides.nic.bc.ca/mathsupport

provide expert advice on identifying and

Math specialists are available to provide face-to-face consultation and support for students enrolled in math and science courses at NIC’s Campbell River, Comox Valley and Port Alberni campuses. Throughout the school year, the Library & Learning Commons hosts special

and proper citation.

Peer tutoring libguides.nic.bc.ca/peertutoring Learn new approaches to studying and writing

topics/math tutorials via ITV.

with NIC’s free peer tutoring service. Tutors are

Writing support

of English, math, science, humanities, social

libguides.nic.bc.ca/writingsupport Develop your writing skills for academic success. Submit your written work for free feedback from highly trained online WriteAway tutors or make an

www.nic.bc.ca/student-services

appointment to meet with a faculty member for

library.nic.bc.ca

one-on-one support.

libguides.nic.bc.ca/studenttech

Research help. libguides.nic.bc.ca/researchhelp Research help is available in person, by email, telephone and by chat reference on AskAway,

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evaluation resources for research assignments

trained to help you achieve success in all levels sciences, human services, as well as trades foundation and apprenticeship courses and first‑year nursing and business courses.

More resources library.nic.bc.ca Quiet and group study spaces are available for students. Check with your local campus library for availability and room bookings. The library licenses several electronic collections, which include approximately 174,000 e-books, 30,500 streaming videos and 50 research databases.


Library technician Erin McLeod helps a student with her research for an assignment.

“Peer tutors have helped me so much. They were patient and professional, teaching me study skills and providing guidance.” Stephanie Dahling Social Services diploma student

Geoff Marr with Student Technical Services helps a student set up her laptop in the Comox Valley Library & Learning Commons.

Student Technical Services Get support for your technology questions to help you succeed in college. From setting up your email, to printing, Wi-Fi, mobile apps and more, Student Technical Services are here to help.

Student Technical Support

Get NIC’s mobile app

Free Office 365

libguides.nic.bc.ca/studenttech

libguides.nic.bc.ca/studenttech/apps

libguides.nic.bc.ca/studenttech/office

NIC provides support for students experiencing

The myNIC app brings all the NIC services you

NIC students can download and install the

technical problems in three easy ways:

need with you, wherever you are. Log in with

latest version of the full Microsoft Office suite,

In person at the Student Technical Services

your myNIC username and password to plan

including Word, Excel PowerPoint, Outlook,

desk located in the Comox Valley Library &

your schedule, register for courses, get the

OneNote and more. For as long as you’re an

Learning Commons

latest updates from faculty and stay up-to-date

NIC student, you’ll be able to use this software

with the latest NIC news.

for free on up to five compatible PCs and Macs.

NIC email account

Blackboard Learn

libguides.nic.bc.ca/studenttech

libguides.nic.bc.ca/studenttech/blackboard

Online at http://libguides.nic.bc.ca/ studenttech By phone: 250-334-5010

Connect with myNIC

When you join NIC, you’ll receive an NIC email

Blackboard LEARN is your virtual classroom.

libguides.nic.bc.ca/studenttech/myNIC

account to connect you the college community

Many of your instructors will use Blackboard

Use your myNIC account to register for courses,

and our services. All of your correspondence

LEARN to provide you with online access to

keep track of your class schedule, check your

from NIC will come to this account.

class resources. Check your assignment due

grades, pay bills, order transcripts and more.

We encourage you to check your student

dates, grades, messages from instructors and a

Take advantage of our online tutorials at

email regularly.

whole lot more. You can access Blackboard on

libguides.nic.bc.ca/studenttech.

your desktop as well as your mobile device to help you keep track of assignments, tests and discussion boards.

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The NIC Advantage

STUDY ABROAD

“Choosing to step out of my comfort zone and study abroad was the best decision I could have made. For me, going to Denmark was a challenge that I will be forever grateful for. Travelling and learning about nursing in another country gave me different views and perspectives that I was able to bring home and integrate into my practice.� Carissa Sklepowich, NIC nursing graduate

Travel while you learn Gain academic credit studying abroad in Nepal, Greece, Denmark, Poland, Brazil and more. Ask us about scholarships and bursaries available to students travelling internationally.

Academic exchange Spend a term of study in another culture

Disney International Co-op & Academic Exchange

and maybe another language and build your

NIC is one of six Canadian post-secondary

international network. Pay your regular NIC

institutions to take part in Disney International’s

tuition while studying abroad. Your hosts

Academic Exchange program. This unique,

will assist with finding accommodations

international learning opportunity gives NIC

in student residences.

business or tourism and hospitality management

Field school experiences Field schools allow students to have an

Volunteer opportunities

immersive experience while studying in a

Volunteer with Students Without Borders (a

particular location and culture. Because field

Uniterra program). Contribute to development

schools are generally much shorter than

work across 15 countries in Africa, Asia, or

exchanges (typically three to five weeks), the

Latin America through three to eight-month

istudyabroad@nic.bc.ca

cost of participation is usually significantly less.

internships. Gain valuable skills and work

www.nic.bc.ca/international/ study-abroad

In past years, NIC nursing students have travelled

experience while living and working in

to Nepal to facilitate a greater understanding

another culture.

Learn more:

of global health issues, university transfer students have travelled to Greece to visit sites of archaeological and historical importance and human services students have travelled to the Philippines to study the cultural aspects of social work, educational systems and family dynamics in the region.

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students a competitive edge.

Scholarships available Funding opportunities are available to support study abroad. Contact istudyabroad@nic.bc.ca for criteria.


NIC Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate Joshua Duncan was among a group of NIC nursing students and faculty who travelled to Nepal to provide assessments and education services at a nutritional health camp in a rural village in Nepal.

“I was looking for a unique experience, something to really set me apart when I’m done school. I know Disney is recognized for its customer service and I want to learn more about that.” Amissa Funk, NIC business student who did a paid co-op with Disney International

Human services students take part in a cultural night in the municipality of Balamban in Cebu, Phillipines.

Learn about ancient Crete, visit archaeological sites and earn university credit through NIC’s field school to Greece.

“My time in Japan has been incredible. I’ve travelled, made friends and volunteered at orphanages, a school for the blind and a preschool. Life here feels like a dream.” Jacob Teichrib, NIC arts student who spent a year of study at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

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Academic Excellence

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER EXPLORE YOUR INTERESTS TRANSFER TO UNIVERSITY SPEND LESS Explore your options with NIC’s wide range of courses that transfer to universities across BC and beyond. With our engaging classes and supportive instructors you’ll be better prepared for university success.

Before transferring to a biology degree at UVic, Jamie Lund took part in a nationally funded research project at NIC mapping eelgrass in the Comox estuary with the K’ómoks First Nation.

Sociology students review and collect data with Dr. Jen Wrye for an applied research project in collaboration with the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Programs & Courses

Humanities & Social Science Programs & Courses

English & Modern Languages Programs & Courses

Gain STEM skills sought after by employers with university transfer programming.

Investigate the human condition or understand society and human behaviour through critical thought.

Study modern languages or analyze English through writing, research and critiques.

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Geri Bemister brings her real-world experience into the classroom including her work as an interventionist on the A&E TV show Intervention and member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Crime Reduction.

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/university-transfer/ humanities-social-sciences-programs-courses

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/university-transfer/ english-modern-languages-programs-courses


NIC faculty host readings by local and well-known Canadian authors to connect students, readers and writers with the literary community.

NIC Industrial Automation graduates Jayme Ulicny and Curtis Perron work on an automated yogurt machine, the YO-BOT. Each year, second-year IA students create a capstone project which combines the theory and skills they’ve learned throughout the program.

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Academic Excellence

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER

Introduce yourself to university-level research and writing in the humanities, social and natural sciences with NIC’s first-year essay writing courses. Many courses transfer to UBC, UVic, VIU and more so you can perfect your of academic writing skills while preparing for university success.

Explore your interests English & Languages

Get personalized learning with NIC’s engaging, interactive classes and expert faculty. Take part in unique class projects as you explore your interests, define your path and become prepared for academic success. Learn more:

www.nic.bc.ca/university-transfer

Whether you’re taking English and language courses to gain foundational communication

and learn how to communicate effectively across cultures.

skills for a range of careers or have a

Choose from: anthropology, criminology,

specific interest such as intercultural

geography, history, liberal studies,

communications, public relations, teaching

philosophy, political science, psychology,

or publishing, NIC’s discussion-friendly

sociology and women’s studies.

classes will teach you how to think clearly analyze complex texts, research literature

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

from historical, sociocultural and political

Learn essential problem solving,

and write critically. Learn to read and

perspectives and better understand how humans live and find meaning.

technological and numeracy skills sought after by employers in NIC’s STEM courses.

Choose from: academic writing, creative

Take advantage of our specialized lab

writing, literature studies, professional

equipment and knowledgeable, engaging

writing, Chinese, French and Spanish.

instructors as you focus on your area of

Humanities & Social Sciences

interest or explore a range of courses in biology, chemistry, math, physics and more. Choose from: biology, chemistry,

Humanities and social science courses at

information technology & computer science,

NIC teach you how to ask big questions and

engineering, mathematics, physics, space

deepen your understanding of the world

science and astronomy.

we live in. Develop skills for employment or further studies as you learn how to assess and adapt to change, analyze trends and solve complex problems. Advance your 18

research, technical reading and writing skills


NIC students Rachel Birch and Valerie Papp visit the Gournia on the island of Crete as part of their field school trip with NIC humanities and social sciences instructor Dr. Jim Anderson.

Join NIC’s math & sciences faculty to learn how math concepts are represented in everyday life

Take psychology classes with Dr. Michael Catchpole, an expert in anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and trauma-and stressor-related disorders who was chosen to address RCMP leaders at a two-day commanding officers’ conference examining mental health issues and treatment.

NIC faculty member Bill Morrison is a skilled teacher who has helped many NIC students in courses ranging from Fundamental Adult Basic Education to first-year mathematics and biology. A strong advocate for Aboriginal education and an advocate of in-community programs, Bill’s work makes NIC’s Ucluelet Centre a vibrant learning community.

“I was astonished my first-year physics class was taught by a professor who is also an astrophysicist. I want to be her when I grow up.” Victoria Jancowski, NIC-UVic Dual Admission alumna


Academic Excellence

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER

“The NIC/VIU Education Pathway is a wonderful opportunity. Without being able to do pre-reqs at NIC I may not have been able to accomplish my goal of becoming a teacher and staying in the small town I grew up in.” Sarah O’Shannessy, MEd, NIC University Studies alumna

University degrees with the NIC advantage The NIC experience

Transfer seamlessly to university with our exclusive partnership agreements. You’ll secure your seat at the start of your education and receive full credit for your NIC coursework at university. Guaranteed. Learn more:

www.nic.bc.ca/university-transfer

NIC offers personalized learning to meet

Limitless transfer possibilities

your needs and help you develop the

With more than 20 study areas in arts,

confidence and skills for future success.

science, business and fine arts you can take

You’ll get more interaction with your faculty

as many or as few courses as you want to

and classmates, opportunities to take part in

explore your interests while earning credit

unique projects and refine your study skills

toward NIC’s associate degree or transfer to

for success at university and beyond.

a bachelor degree at the university of your

Custom transfer plans to meet your goals

choice.

NIC’s educational advisors can help you

Exclusive university partnerships

customize a study plan for your program

Our growing partnerships and degree

or university of choice. Educational advisors

pathways to top universities provide you

can develop a study plan with you from

with more affordable access, smoother

NIC to just about anywhere. NIC’s

course transfers and streamlined

educational advisors will work with you to

applications at UVic, VIU, Royal Roads, the

personalize an educational or transfer plan

University of Manitoba and more. Have

to meet your goals.

another university in mind? Our University Studies courses provide unlimited transfer options to SFU, UBC and more.

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WELDING OPENS DOORS FOR NIC STUDENTS

“You can receive academic credit based on your rank, training and education. We understand military life and responsibilities and are here to support your post-secondary success.” Marie Ducharme, Coordinator, Assessment Services, Student Services, Comox Valley Campus

“NIC shaped me as a learner. It molded me into an academic who strives for excellence and questions the world we live in; it has been instrumental to my success.” Sylva Falk, NIC science graduate accepted to UBC’s Northern Medical program

Phillip Jurek studied English, math and sciences at NIC. He lived at home rentfree while preparing to transfer to UVic.

“NIC smoothed my transition from high school to university. I didn’t have to worry about finding housing or living by myself on top of attending UVic in my first year.” Max Watamaniuk, NIC/UVic Dual Admission student (centre)

It’s exciting to meet students who are exploring post-secondary education pathways to reach their goals. I love seeing their eyes light up as they discover all that NIC has to offer.” Danielle Hoogland NIC student recruitment officer

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/university-transfer

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Academic Excellence

BUSINESS CREATE CONNECTIONS EXPLORE BUSINESS SUPPORTIVE LEARNING Navigate the world of business with NIC’s broad curriculum, knowledgeable faculty and work placement opportunities at home and abroad. Then, specialize your skills as you progress through NIC’s wide range of diploma and degree options. “Because of the great online course options, I was able to complete my certification while pregnant and working full time. NIC equipped me with skills I use on a daily basis, giving me knowledge and credentials that allow my clients trust me with their confidential information.” Marie Jacobson, NIC Computing Accountant Assistant and Administrative Assistant certificate alumna

NIC business alumna and chartered accountant Kathryn Jones received a Top 20 Under 40 Business and Community Achievement Award in April 2017.

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NIC alumni and business leaders make connections quickly through the NIC School of Business Spring Social, NIC’s Career Fair, internships, co-op opportunities, leadership retreats and more.

Business Programs

Applied Business Technology Programs

Business Transfer Agreements

Diplomas and degrees with options to specialize in accounting, marketing or management.

Online certificates designed to give you specialized office administrative and management skills.

Study in Scotland, earn your MBA, earn credit for McDonald’s management training.

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/business/businessprograms

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/business/applied-businesstechnology-programs

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/business/businesstransfer-agreements


NIC STUDENT NAMED A CH’NOOK SCHOLAR From dancer, to business major, to scholar.

NIC business graduate Jessie Gervais is now one of BC’s top Aboriginal business students, recently becoming a Ch’nook Scholar at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. The program fosters leadership skills and business knowledge in Aboriginal business students. It includes a scholarship and opportunities to attend conferences and meet other students of First Nations heritage. “It was really interesting to meet all these other students who came from different backgrounds,” said Gervais, who is Métis and has Cree grandparents. “Some of them had grown up on reserve and others in cities. But it was encouraging to discover we all shared those same values, like protecting our environment and improving the lives of Indigenous people.” Gervais previously danced across stages in Canada, Spain and Mexico as a ballet performer. He began his business studies at NIC, determined to enter a career in international relations. As well as supporting his application to the Ch’nook program, studying at NIC allowed him to complete his first-year courses and prerequisites while working. “We see that same drive from so many of our students,” said Diane Naugler, NIC dean of business and applied studies. “They come to NIC with valuable life experiences and clear ideas of where they want to go next, and we take great pride in helping them get there.”

NIC is great because there is a lot at your fingertips. I graduated with study abroad experience, no student loans, a quality education and a great job.” Kelsey Anglin CIBC Commercial Banking Manager, NIC Business Administration degree graduate (Accounting)

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/business

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Academic Excellence

TOURISM & HOSPITALITY TRAVEL & LEARN APPLY YOUR SKILLS CO-OP & PAID INTERNSHIPS Learn from industry leaders as you organize tourism events, travel to top resorts, take part in international academic exchanges and paid work experience opportunities locally and around the world. Or choose from a wide range of online professional development courses and certificates.

NIC Tourism and Hospitality students get a chance to explore their careers and apply their skills by organizing events like wine festivals, seasonal dinners, industry events and more.

Every year, NIC Tourism and Hospitality students go behind the scenes at top local, regional and international resorts to learn from industry leaders.

Adventure Guiding Qualify to work in BC’s growing adventure tourism industry. Develop field skills such as sea kayaking, sailing, ski touring, mountaineering, interpretation, leadership and more. www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/tourism-hospitality/tourismhospitality-programs/adventure-guiding-certificate 24

NIC’s tourism program was an unforgettable experience for alumna Lily Liu, who found employment at the Fairmont Hotel in Jasper and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts in Calgary immediately after graduation.

Tourism & Hospitality Management

Global Tourism & Hospitality Management

Gain tourism industry skills and knowledge. Specialize in hospitality, sustainable tourism or adventure guiding. Apply your skills in the industry or begin a business degree.

Launch a career in international tourism by combining post-graduate business studies with valuable work experience. Choose between hospitality or sustainable tourism options.

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/tourism-hospitality/tourismhospitality-programs/tourism-and-hospitality-managementcertificate

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/tourism-hospitality/ tourism-hospitality-programs/advanced-certificate-ac-inglobal-tourism-and-hospitality-management


WORLD TRAVELLER EXPLORES DREAM JOB THROUGH NIC

Photo: Andrew Smetaniuk

NIC graduate Dan Smetaniuk has built a career navigating clients through BC’s beautiful coastal waters. Originally from Edmonton, Smetaniuk graduated from NIC’s Adventure Guiding certificate in April 2017 and immediately got a job with North Island Kayak as a tour guide. The company operates out of Telegraph Cove, an area known internationally for its rich marine wildlife – most notably whales. For the former electrical engineer, this dream job is possible thanks to his training at NIC, which includes the opportunity to earn key certifications like Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Skills Level 1 and 2. The program also included courses leading to Assistant Overnight Guide certification from the Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC. “Honestly, NIC was the foot in the door that got me started in this industry,” Smetaniuk says. Smetaniuk is interested in exploring sustainable tourism services and is mulling organizing trips with clients to El Salvador, where he lived and worked for two years. “These are definitely helpful skills to use as a guide,” he said of his NIC training. “I was able to hit the ground running and go for it.”

The world is your classroom when you study Tourism and Hospitality at NIC. You’ll learn from industry experts, organize festivals and events, connect with local, national and international employers through paid co-op education, participate in field schools to top resorts and graduate ready to launch your career in a vibrant industry.” Deborah Forsyth Faculty and Chair, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/tourism

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TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

NIC culinary instructor Christine Lilyholm works with professional cook students in the teaching kitchen at NIC’s Campbell River campus.

NIC culinary instructor Al Irving shows prospective students the teaching kitchen at the Port Alberni campus. NIC culinary students hone their skills in commercial kitchens as they work toward their Red Seal designations.

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NIC BISTROS SHOWCASE CULINARY STUDENTS’ SKILLS

NIC culinary students get the chance to showcase their skills through working in NIC’s bistros. The Third Course Bistro in Campbell River and the Roger Street Bistro in Port Alberni are open to the public and give students the chance to practice their skills in a real working kitchen. “It is quite an experience for every one,” said NIC Culinary instructor Chef Xavier Bauby. “The public gets a chance to enjoy high quality, specialty ingredients, while students get a chance to refine the fine dining skills and advanced techniques they’ve learned.” The bistros feature modern, commercial-grade equipment and give returning students the chance to apply their skills as they earn their Interprovincial (Red Seal) certification. “I decided to come back to NIC to take Pro Cook 2 to learn more from Chef Bauby,” said student Gillian Rich-Barber. “It was amazing to learn from him in Pro Cook 1 and I’ve loved the opportunity to expand my skills in a familiar location. NIC has been a great learning experience.”

I love giving students the chance to practice in real-world scenarios, like our Bistro or at events. Opportunities like the BC Seafood Festival gives them the chance to experience what it’s really like to work in these environments and connect with chefs from around the world.” Chef Xavier Bauby Instructor, Professional Cook, Trades & Apprenticeship

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/trades

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FINE ART & DESIGN INSPIRING FACILITIES EXPERT INSTRUCTORS DEGREE PATHWAYS Explore printmaking, painting, digital visual arts, ceramics and more in NIC’s fine arts studios. Develop the individuality, creativity and critical thinking skills to further your career as an artist or transfer to degree programs across Canada.

NIC School of Fine Arts department chair Sara Vipond creates screenprinted works of art with student Spencer Sheehan. NIC’s fine art studios include a parallel press and a wide range of specialty equipment available to students.

Sarah Bergeron earned her Fine Arts diploma from NIC then transferred directly to Emily Carr University of Art + Design to complete her degree. She now works as a professional artist and her work is featured across Vancouver Island.

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Park Hargrave earned her Interactive Media certificate from NIC in 2017. She now lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden, and runs her own web and graphic design company, Park Hargrave Designs.

Fine Arts

Interactive Media

Develop the skills and knowledge of artistic expression with the Fine Arts diploma. Hone your creative and technical skills with the Professional Potter Advanced diploma. Be industry-ready with the Professional Photography certificate.

Technology meets design. Choose from five specialized programs and keep pace with industry advances, connect with employers and be prepared for the growing interactive media and design sector.

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/fine-art-design/ fine-art-programs

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/fine-art-design/ interactive-media-programs

Fine Art & Design Transfer Agreements Exclusive agreements with Emily Carr, Alberta College of Art + Design and UVic. Or choose fine art or communication design pathways to VIU. www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/fine-art-design/ fine-art-transfer-agreements


FINE ART GRADUATE AMAZES WITH DRIFTWOOD CREATIONS Fine arts graduate Alex Witcombe says his training at NIC allowed him to become a professional artist and run his own business, Drifted Creations. Witcombe uses driftwood to construct larger-than-life sculptures of animals and creatures, which dot Vancouver Island’s landscape. Witcombe graduated from NIC’s Fine Art diploma in 2005, later returning to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts through NIC’s transfer agreement with Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Fast-forward a few years later and Witcombe’s business is busier than ever, with a long list of clients and a large following on social media. “Prior to NIC, I had never done any sculpture work and that turned out to be one of my favourite classes,” said Witcombe. “I really appreciated being led out of my comfort zone. The possibilities of what my art could be exploded with potential.”

I love what I do. There’s a real place for creative problem solving, critical thinking and design in so many careers. When I look at my time at NIC, I know studying fine arts is worth it.” Sylwia Gustyn NIC Fine Arts diploma graduate

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/fine-art-design

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALLY RECOGNIZED COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES NIC’s graduates are nationally recognized and highly sought after for their leadership, practical skills and cultural knowledge, developed through NIC’s strong network and community work placement opportunities. Named one of the top 150 nurses in Canada, NIC BSN alumna Dawn Tisdale co-led the IGNITE Student & New Grad program at the Association of Registered Nurses of BC, helping to support newly graduated nurses as they transition into the workplace.

A Practical Nursing student learns about the proper care and assessment of an IV with a patient simulator, which can be programmed to give the user information on the patient’s vital signs, chest sounds and verbal responses.

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www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/health-human-services/ health-programs/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing

HCA students practice safe wheelchair use.

Health Care Assistant

Practical Nursing

Become qualified to work as a frontline care provider in a variety of settings.

Join a multi-disciplinary health care team in acute, complex or residential care and community settings.

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/health-human-services/ health-programs/health-care-assistant

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/health-human-services/ health-programs/practical-nursing-diploma


A DECADE OF COMMUNITY-LED HEALTH IN REMOTE FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES

Twelve years ago, NIC received an invitation from Chief Frank Johnson of the Wuikinuxv Nation, which led to a paradigm shift in nursing education on Vancouver Island. NIC’s first Elder-in-Residence and nursing faculty member Dr. Evelyn Voyageur began to build Aboriginal perspectives into all four years of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, cumulating in a fourth-year course offered in collaboration with the Wuikinuxv and Dzawada’enuxw First Nations living in Northern BC’s coastal region. A decade later, more than 80 NIC students, educators and health professionals have benefitted from the people of Rivers and Kingcome Inlets as part of the Health and Wellness in Aboriginal Communities course. “I really believe this experience has helped our students to be better nurses,” said Voyageur. “Where our graduates are working you hear nothing but praise. It makes me very proud.” The goal is to allow students and health professionals an opportunity to explore Aboriginal perspectives of health, wellness, social justice and cultural safety from Elders and community members themselves. They leave with a better understanding of the nurse’s role in community.

NIC Elder-in-Residence and nursing faculty member Dr. Evelyn Voyageur was recognized with the prestigious Indspire Health Award for her work and advocacy, which has included developing the concept-based curriculum of NIC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

“The things nurses learn here are not just about Indigenous people. It impacts how they nurse with all people,” said Chief Johnson. “We do the work together and everyone benefits. It is reciprocal. We all tell stories and we all learn.”

As the largest employer on Vancouver Island, we can’t say enough about the high quality and value of the ‘personalized local touch’ programs that they’ve been able to offer and that we’ve benefitted from, ensuring we have the right care providers for the people we serve.” Dawn Nedzelski Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Professional Practice, Learning & Performance Support, Island Health

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/health-human-services

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HUMAN SERVICES FLEXIBLE LEARNING WORKPLACE PRACTICUMS SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY Balance work, family and school at NIC while you gain the practical experience and employer connections to care for children, students and adults in BC.

ECCE certificate graduate Nikole Klaric loves working with children and the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

Each year, NIC Human Services students take part in Indigenous workshops to understand how First Nations communities have been affected by colonization and residential school systems. The experience builds empathy, critical thinking skills and cultural awareness to make students more effective in roles like nursing and social services.

Early Childhood Care & Education

Educational Assistant/ Community Support

Certificate and diploma options so you can make a difference in the lives of young children.

Be prepared to provide support and assist individuals with a broad range of differing abilities. Indigenous focus certificate option available.

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NIC student Kat Cunningham (centre) was recognized for her dedication and leadership with the Sue Fraser Award from ECEBC, presented by its namesake (right) — a pioneer in the field of early childhood education in Canada.

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/health-human-services/ human-services-programs

Social Service Gain valuable skills and knowledge to support and empower individuals, families and communities. www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/health-human-services/ human-services-programs/social-services-certificate


A JOURNEY OF HEALING TO A JOURNEY OF HELPING NIC Human Services diploma graduate David Dawson has been on a journey; and he wants to help others make their way. Dawson is the first to say his journey has not been an easy one. He struggled with addiction and felt unsure of who he was, but it was those early challenges that led him to discover his passion of helping others. “I began a healing journey and that journey led me needing to do something for myself, for my people and for my community,” said Dawson. “I found the Human Services program and it was exactly what I was looking for.” Dawson joined NIC, first through upgrading courses, then earned his Human Services certificate - Educational Assistant/Community Support. He graduated with his Human Services diploma in 2018. Dawson says that while the transition back to school wasn’t easy, the support he found at NIC helped him make it through. “This college is so freely giving, supporting, kind, caring and provides comfort and connection with one another,” said Dawson. “The atmosphere here is so diverse, warm, inviting and uplifting. It helped me on my journey and I know it helped others as well.” It’s that same support Dawson wants to provide to others, through his work at the same treatment centre where he began his healing journey. Dawson believes it’s important to focus on the journey rather than the destination. “Work with what is placed in front of you,” he said. “Take your time climbing this beautiful mountain, take as many breaks as you need and enjoy the scenery. You can’t rush a beautiful thing.”

The demand for qualified early childhood educators in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education continues to expand rapidly and with greater investment in childcare spaces more certified professionals will be needed.” Charlene Gray President, Early Childhood Educators of BC

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/health-human-services

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TRADES & TECHNICAL HANDS-ON LEARNING JOB-READY SKILLS RED SEAL INSTRUCTORS Discover your trade at NIC. From plumbing and carpentry to heavy mechanical, electrical, welding, joinery and more, you’ll develop nationally recognized skills with guidance from NIC’s inspiring, industry-recognized instructors.

“It’s practical, hands-on, getting out there and doing it.” Emma McGrath, NIC Coastal Forest Resource graduate

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NIC’s Carpentry and Electrical Foundation students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to help build affordable housing for deserving families in the community. Students work alongside homeowners and other volunteers to share expertise and gain job-site experience.

Graduates from NIC’s Aircraft Structures program help fill local demand for companies such as Sealand Aviation. “I’m incredibly satisfied with the quality and motivation of NIC’s students,” said company president Bill Alder.

Construction Programs

Resource Trades Programs

Transportation Programs

Carpentry, metalwork, electrical, plumbing and joinery from foundation to Red Seal.

Gain job-ready skills in aquaculture, forestry, mining and more.

Develop your skills in aircraft, automotive or heavy equipment service and repair.

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/trades-technical/ construction-programs

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/trades-technical/resourcetrades-programs

www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/trades-technical/ transportation-programs


CARPENTRY TICKET OPENS WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR NIC GRADUATE NIC carpentry graduate John Crockford (left) with NIC carpentry instructor Erik Hardin in the Trades Training Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus.

For John Crockford the decision to go back to school and get his Interprovincial (Red Seal) designation was the first step to multiple career paths. After spending 10 years building houses in the booming construction sector, Crockford decided to formalize his training. “My employers had their Red Seal and were encouraging me to get my ticket,” he said. “At the same time, NIC opened its Trades Training Centre in the Comox Valley; it just made sense to go back to school and get my Red Seal.” One of the program’s key advantages was the expertise of NIC carpentry instructor Erik Hardin and the quality of the curriculum, noted Crockford. Along with making him more employable as a carpenter, Crockford found having his Red Seal opened up other career opportunities and helped him become a building inspector. Crockford would advise anyone in the trades to pursue their Red Seal. “Having my Red Seal has really made a difference,” he said. “It makes you more employable, it gives you mobility and it can also lead to other opportunities. The ticket just gives you so many more options.” 35


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TRADES & TECHNICAL

NIC Heavy Duty Apprenticeship students learn to check bearing clearances on the crankshaft and connecting rods on a diesel engine.

“Graduating high school with my NIC trades certificate showed my employers my enthusiasm for cars and made me a lot more employable. It was my jump start.” Austin McCoombs, NIC Automotive Technician graduate

Find your career in one of NIC’s trades, technical and apprenticeship programs. From construction to resource trades to culinary arts, you’ll learn from expert faculty in modern, well-equipped shops as you develop the nationally recognized, industry-approved skills employers are looking for.

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Students gain hands-on experience in NIC’s automotive shop as they prepare for work in the busy automotive service industry.

NIC Joinery graduate Stephen Mackie with work he designed, carved and crafted as part of his work in the program.

At NIC, you’ll learn from our expert instructors in modern, well-equipped shops. From plumbing to carpentry to welding to heavy duty mechanical – find your trade at NIC.


WELDING OPENS DOORS FOR NIC STUDENTS NIC welding student April Hamelin is on her way to becoming a Red Seal welder a year after graduating high school. “It was never something I thought about as a career, but it was always something I thought was interesting.” said Hamelin, who began studying welding in high school in Port Alberni through the Youth Train in Trades program. “I tried the program just to see if I’d like it and it ended up being one of the best years of my life so far.” Ivan Peterson, NIC welding instructor had a similar experience when he discovered the trade. “I got interested in my teens and there was just something about it,” said Peterson. “I knew it was what I wanted to do.” It’s that passion for the trade that energizes Peterson in the classroom and in the shop. “It’s really about the students,” he said. “They come in energized and ready to learn. To watch them develop their skills through the program and realize their potential – it’s inspiring.” Students are often surprised about where the trade can lead, noted Peterson. “There are so many career paths you can go with it - welding inspector, welding planner, estimator, business owner, you can go on and become an engineer,” said Peterson. “I also encourage students to think about artistic work. It’s a skill that you can use in almost any way you can imagine. You can really make it your own.”

Trades and technical skills are integral to society. Look around at the infrastructure — the roads, buildings, bridges, vehicles and the technology linking all that we do. These skills are essential to our economy and the job prospects are very good. Once students have identified their areas of passion, the opportunities are endless.” Cheryl O’Connell Dean, Trades & Technical

Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/trades

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UPGRADING INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS ADULT EDUCATION Prepare for a career in health, early childhood education, social work, engineering, business, trades, fine art and design or start your university degree.

Start at the level that’s right for you. Choose from a wide range of high school level course in math, English, sciences and Kwak’wala or Nuu‑chah‑nulth languages.

“I am grateful for the continued support of the NIC community,” said Alanna Mitchell, who upgraded her math while taking university studies courses at NIC before transferring to the University of Regina.

Upgrading High school level courses to meet admission requirements and improve employability. www.nic.bc.ca/programs-courses/upgrading

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We’re here to support you to ensure you’re ready to enter the program you’re interested in. We’ll assess where you are now and you’ll start at a level that’s appropriate for you.” Nadine Simpson Department Chair, Adult Basic Education Learn more: www.nic.bc.ca/upgrading


Academic Excellence

ACCESSIBLE LEARNING PERSONALIZED SUPPORTS WORKPLACE SKILLS DEDICATED FACULTY Develop literacy, independence, employment, daily living and workplace readiness skills in classes tailored to support your cognitive or developmental disabilities. Whether you take one course, study part time or register for a full program, we can help you reach your goals.

NIC student Dallas Flynn is learning new skills during his work experience at Staples.

Accessible Learning Services NIC staff are available to provide support services for those with a documented disability, including assistance with registration and admissions, information on permanent disability grant funding and education planning. To learn more, visit “NIC gave me tools that help with taking notes in class. I want to be an early childhood educator and I have been able to do work experience at a licensed child care facility.” Hannah Taylor, NIC student

Accessible Learning Get the support you need as you develop your goals, as well as work search and communication skills to prepare for employment. www.nic.bc.ca/student-services/accessible-learning-services

www.nic.bc.ca/student-services/ accessible-learning-services

It’s impactful to see how students in accessible learning courses gain confidence and skills to further develop independence, literacy and prepare to enter the workforce.” Kathy O’Donnell Department Chair, Department of Accessible Learning

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

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Each year, more than 1,000 high school students from across the region come to NIC campuses for our annual Open House events where they get to meet faculty, take part in interactive classroom experiences, lab and studio tours and ask questions.

NIC’s student recruitment officers Danielle Hoogland and Renae Roles will work with you to help you explore all NIC has to offer. Whether you’re interested in academic programs, upgrading or trades training, they can help you find your path.

Explore Our College Join us on campus or meet with one of our recruitment officers Campus tours We’d love to show you around. Join us for a

NIC Parent/Student and Community Info Nights

campus tour, sit in on a class, take part in a

We know that post-secondary is a big decision,

workshop or meet with an educational advisor, student ambassador, faculty or staff member. Whether your goal is trades and technical training, university transfer courses or high school completion, we can show you the way.

High school & community visits

so every November, we host a fun, informational evening for you and your family members. It’s a chance to connect with NIC staff and learn more about the programs that interest you. Educational advisors will be available to answer application questions and provide information about scholarships and funding opportunities.

One of our student recruiters will meet with you

Open House

at your high school to answer questions about

Join us in February for our annual open houses

NIC programs, admission requirements and

in the Comox Valley and Port Alberni. Every

university transfer pathways. Contact

year more than 1,000 high school students

your high school counselling office to find out

from across the North Island arrive for a fun day

how to make an appointment or visit

of keynote speakers, campus tours, sessions

www.nic.bc.ca/life-at-nic/explore-our-

with faculty and engaging classes designed to

college/ for upcoming dates on our scheduled

give you a glimpse of college life and all the

visits to both high schools and community

opportunities that await you.

events. We look forward to meeting you.

We know it’s a big step and we’re here to support you. We’ve been helping students reach their post-secondary goals for more than 40 years. Take time to get to know us. Follow us on social media, stop by the campus, say hi and if you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask. Learn more:

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acknowledge operations within the traditional territories of 35 First Nations inclusive of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish peoples. We raise our hands to the Chiefs and Elders of these territories where we are guests..

CHOOSE NIC Students tell us being part of the NIC community opens doors. As they transfer to university, work toward Interprovincial (Red Seal) designation and launch their careers, they take the connections made at NIC with them. As you flip through the pages of this Viewbook, you’ll find inspiring examples of student and alumni success. NIC graduates are highly employable, with qualifications respected by employers and other postsecondary institutions.

Studying at NIC allowed me to earn my degree close to home without incurring a lot of debt. I had the opportunity to study abroad in France, take classes that were recognized toward my CPA, CGA designation and forge lifelong connections integral to launching my career.” Sara Baxandall NIC Business Administration degree graduate Economic Development Analyst, City of Campbell River

2018/19 PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

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Associate of Science Degree Transfers to any BC university as two-year block of credit Electronics Technician Core Certificate

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2 yrs

$2,970/yr

Sep

9 mos

$2,910

Engineering Foundations Certificate

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1 yr

$3,366

Industrial Automation Technician Diploma

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9 mos

$2,910

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Humanities & Social Science Associate of Arts Degree Transfers to any BC university as two-year block of credit Criminology Diploma

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English & Modern Languages Flexible Pre-Major (anthropology, biology, economics, English, sociology)

Sep, Jan

1-2 yrs

$290/course

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$2,910/yr

Business Administration Certificate

Sep, Jan

1 yr

$2,910

Business Administration Diploma Business Administration Post-Degree Diploma General Management, International Management, Marketing, Accounting & Finance, or Human Resource Management Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Global Business Management

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,910/yr

Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Pre-Professional Accountant

Eng 12 C+, Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, Applications 12 C, or Pre-Calculus 11 C)

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Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,970/ avg per yr

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Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$2,680/ avg per yr

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Sep, Jan

30 wks

$1,675

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

Sep

1 yr

$9,140

Sep, Jan

1 yr

$2,963

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

Continuous entry (Sep-Mar)

Varies†

$3,100/ avg per yr $330/ course

Tourism & Hospitality Management Certificate

Sep, Jan

8 mos

$3,060

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma

Sep, Jan

2 yrs

$3,395/ avg per yr

Hospitality Distance Learning

Eng 12 C, Math C+ (Principles 10, Foundations 10, Pre-Calculus 10, orPGD ON COOP INT STDY CV CR PA MW UC LINE ERN ABRD AW 11), medical form, fitness assessment 2 year diploma or 3 year degree, Eng 12 C, Math (Foundations 11 C+,PGD ON COOP INT STDY CV CR PA MW UC LINE ERN ABRD Pre-Calculus 11 C , Principles 11 C, or Applications 12 C) 2 year diploma or 3 year degree, Eng 12 C, Math (Foundations 11 C+,PGDPGD ON ON ONCOOPCOOP INT INT INT STDYSTDY STDY COOP PGDCV CVCR CRPA PAMWMWUC UCLINE LINE LINE ERN ERN ERN ABRDABRD ABRD Pre-Calculus 11 C, Principles 11 C, or Applications 12 C) Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Eng 12 C, Math (Foundations 11 C, Principles 11 C, Applications 11 C, PGD ON COOP INT STDY CV CR PA MW UC LINE ERN ABRD Pre-Calculus 11, Principles 11 or AW 11 B) Eng 12 C, Math (Foundations 11 C, Principles 11 C, Applications 11 C, PGDPGD ON ONONCOOP INTINT STDYSTDY INT STDY COOP COOP PGDCVCV CVCRCRCRPAPA PAMWMW MWUCUC UCLINELINE ERNERN ABRD LINE ERN ABRD ABRD Pre-Calculus 11, Principles 11 or AW 11 B )

Fine Art & Design Fine Arts Diploma

Sep

2 yrs

$2,965/yr

Professional Photography Certificate

Sep/19

10 mos

$7,925

Professional Potter Advanced Diploma

TBD

10 mos

$10,136

Eng 12 C, portfolio, written statement Eng 11 C, portfolio, 300-word statement of expectations Two year fine arts diploma or BFA with ceramics component, portfolio, 300-word statement

ON ONCOOPCOOP INT INTSTDYSTDY PGDPGDCV CVCR CRPA PA MWMWUC UCLINE LINE ERN ERN ABRDABRD

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Interactive Media Advanced Communication and Interactive Design Interactive Media Diploma Communication Design - Interactive Media Diploma Mobile Application Development Certificate Web & Mobile Application Development Interactive Media Diploma Web Design - Interactive Media Certificate

Sep

3 yrs

$2,985/ avg per yr $2963/yr

Eng 12 C Eng 12 C

PGD

Eng 12 C

Sep

2 yrs

Sep

1 yr

Sep

2 yrs

Sep

1 yr

$3,185 $3,075/avg per yr $2,910

Sep

4 yrs

$3,705/ avg per yr

PA : Sep CV : Jan, Aug CR: Sep/18 PA: Sep/19

PA: 36 wks CV: 27 wks

$2965

2 yrs

$3,000/ lvl

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Health Care Assistant Certificate Practical Nursing Diploma

*All tuition amounts shown are approximate.

Sep Continuous entry

1 yr

$3,300

Eng 12 C, RSA‡ document

3 yrs

$1,090/yr

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

Sep

1 yr

$3,360

Eng 12 C+, volunteer experience, letter of intent, RSA‡ document PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Sep

1 yr

$3,600

Eng 12 C+, volunteer experience, letter of intent, RSA‡ document PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

ON COOP INT STDY PGD CV CR PA MW UC LINE Education Assistant / Community Support Certificate ERN ABRD ON ONCOOPCOOPINT INTSTDYSTDY Eng 12 C+, volunteer experience, letter of intent, RSA‡ document PGDPGDCV CVCRCRPAPAMWMWUCUCLINE ERNERNABRDABRD LINE

$3,390

Adult Basic Education: All levels up to Grade 12

Sep - Jun

Varies

Tuition-Free

Educational advisor meeting, possible assessment

ON ON ON ON ON COOP INT INT INT INT INT STDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOPERN PGD PGD PGD PGD PGDCV CV CV CV CV CR CR CR CR CR PA PA PA PA PAMW MW MW MW MWUC UC UC UC UCLINE LINE LINE LINE LINECOOP ERN ERN ERN ERNABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD

BC Adult Graduation Diploma

Sep - Jun

Varies

Tuition-Free

Educational advisor meeting, possible assessment

ON ON ON ON ON COOP INT INT INT INT INTSTDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOPERN PGD PGD PGD PGD PGDCV CV CV CVCVCR CR CR CR CRPA PA PA PA PAMW MW MW MW MWUC UC UC UC UCLINE LINE LINE LINE LINECOOP ERN ERN ERN ERNABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD

Sep, Jan

Varies

$115/course

PGD PGD CV Documented cognitive or mental health disability, Instructor interview CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

Upgrading Accessible Learning Options Practical Academics for the Workplace Workplace Professionalism: Skills for Employment Retention

Varies

$115/course

Sep, Jan

Varies

$115/course

PGD PGD CV Documented cognitive or mental health disability, Instructor interview CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

Activity Assistant Certificate

Sep/19

4 mos

$2,590

Animal Care Aide Certificate

Oct

1 yr

TBD

BC Wildfire Crew Member Training

TBD

4 wks

TBD

Building Service Worker

TBD

4 wks

TBD

Coastal Log Scaling

TBD

Sep

4 mos Varies by course 9 mos Varies by course 1 yr

TBD Varies by course $4,570 Varies by course $5,630

Oct, Nov, Jan

4 wks

Carpentry Apprenticeship Harmonized Levels 1 - 4

Sep, Jan

7 wks/lvl

Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Certificate

Sep, Jan Varies†

24 wks

$1,980

10 wks/lvl

$925/lvl

Electrician Foundation Harmonized

Jan

24 wks

$1,940

Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation

Sep

39 wks

$2,910

Sep, Jan

24 wks

First Aid & CPR Training

Marine Training Metal Jewellery Design Certificate

Monthly Sep Varies

Health Care Assistant Certificate or PGD CV CR PA MW UC Home Support/ Resident Care Certificate or equivalent Eng 11 C, Math C (Principles 11, Applications 11, Intro 11, PGD CV CR PA MW UC Foundations 11, AW 11, Trades 11 or Consumer 11) Physically fit and willing to participate in structured fitness plan PGD CV CR PA MW UC Applicants must be eligible for Employment Skills Access funding PGD CV CR PA MW UC Min age 16, Canadian resident, customized log scaling assessment PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON ON COOP INT INT STDY STDY LINE LINE COOP ERN ERN ABRD ABRD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON LINE COOP ON COOP LINE ON LINE COOP

INT ERN INT ERN INT ERN

STDY ABRD STDY ABRD STDY ABRD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Eng 10 C, min age 18

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

$275

Completed application package, program intake interview

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

$660/lvl

Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC CV CR PA MW UC CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON COOP INT STDY LINE ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Trades & Technical Media Programs TV & Film Crew Training

Construction

Electrician Apprenticeship Training Levels 1 - 4

Plumbing & Piping Foundation Plumbing Apprenticeship Training Levels 1 - 4 Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized Levels 1 - 3

$2,265 - $740/ Varies† 6 - 8 wks/lvl $555 lvl Continuous 8 - 16 wks/ $750 - $1,015 entry lvl /lvl Continuous 28 wks $2,300 entry

Eng 10 C, Math C (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, or Foundations 11)PGD

PGD Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices Eng 11 or Communications 12 C+, Math 11 C+ (Principles,Foundations or PGD CV CR PA MW UC Pre-Calculus) or NIC Electrical Foundation Accuplacer Assessment, Phys 11 C. Eng 10 C or Communications 11 C+, Math C PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, or Foundations 11) PGD NIC Piping Trades Assessment CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices

PGD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Eng 10 C, Math C (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, Foundations 11) PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

19 years of age and Eng 10 C, Math C PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, Foundations 11) Grade 12 or 19 yrs of age and Eng 10 C, Math C PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, Foundations 11) Eng 10 C, Math C+ (Principles 10, Pre-Calculus 10 or Foundations 10)PGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Prep Cook Assessment, applicants must meet Canada-BC Job Fund criteriaPGD CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

CV CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

ON ON COOP INT INT STDY STDY LINE LINE COOP ERN ERN ABRD ABRD

Eng 11 or Communications 12 C+, Math C+ PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, or Foundations 11) Eng 10 C, Math C PGD CV CR PA MW UC (Principles 10, AW 10, or Foundations 10, Pre-Calculus 10, Applications 11)

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Resource Trades Aquaculture Technician I Certificate

TBD

4 mos

$3520

Coastal Forest Resource Certificate

TBD

4 mos

TBD

Underground Mining Essentials Certificate

TBD

4 mos

$8,410

TBD

4 mos

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Culinary Arts Prep Cook Certificate

TBD $660 - $2,310/ 6-28 wks lvl

Transportation

Eng 12 C

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)

Sep

40 wks

$2,965

Automotive Service Technician Foundation Harmonized Certificate

Sep

29 wks

$2,310

Heavy Duty Apprenticeship Training Levels 1 - 4

Varies†

6 - 10 wks

$375 - $940 /lvl

Applicants must be ITA approved apprentices

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

Sep, Jan

36 wks

$3,660

Eng 11 C or Communications 12 C+, Math C+ (Principles 10, Applications 11, AW 11, or Foundations 11)

‡RSA: Requisite Skills and Abilities

STDY STDY ABRD ABRD STDY STDY ABRD ABRD

Documented cognitive or mental health disability, Instructor interviewPGD CV CR PA MW UC

PGD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

INT INT ERN ERN INT INT ERN ERN

ON ON ON ON ON COOP INT INT INT INT INTSTDY STDY STDY STDY STDY COOP COOP COOPERN PGD PGD PGD PGDCV Each course has specific prerequisites which are posted online PGD CV CV CVCVCR CR CR CR CRPA PA PA PA PAMW MW MW MW MWUC UC UC UC UCLINE LINE LINE LINE LINECOOP ERN ERN ERN ERNABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD ABRD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

Grade 12, Eng 12 C+ or Comm 12 B+, Bio 12 C, Math C (Principles 11, PGD CV CR PA MW UC Applications 12, AW 12, Foundations 11, or Pre-Calculus 11)

ON ON COOP LINE LINE COOP ON ON COOP LINE LINE COOP

Continuing Education

CV CR PA MW UC

CV CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

CV CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC

Sep, Jan

PGD PGD Documented cognitive or mental health disability, Instructor interview

PGD

PGD PGD

ON ON INT INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY STDY COOP ERN CV CV CR PA MW UC CV CR CR PA PA MW MW UC UC LINE LINE ERN ABRD LINE COOP ERN ABRD ABRD

$3,390/yr

Eng 12 C

Eng 11 C+, HCA intake package

PGD PGD PGD

ONON ON COOP INT INT INT STDY STDY STDY COOP ERN CR CR CR PA PA PA MW MW MW UC UC UC LINE LINE LINE COOP ERN ERN ABRD ABRD ABRD

1 yr

PGD

ON ON COOP INT INT STDY STDY LINE ERN LINE COOP ERN ABRD ABRD

PGD PGD PGD CV CV CV

2 yrs

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD ON COOP INT STDY LINE ERN ABRD

Eng 12 C+, Bio 12 C+, Chem 11 C+, Math C+ (Principles 11, Applications 12, PGDPGD ON ONCOOPCOOPINT INTSTDYSTDY CVCVCRCRPAPAMWMWUCUCLINE ERNERNABRDABRD LINE Foundations 12, or Pre-Calculus 11), Online Assessment

†Schedules and course information are posted online.

ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

CV CR PA MW UC CV CR PA MW UC

Health Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Vancouver Island University degree

STDY ABRD

TUITION*

Sep

Welder Foundation Harmonized Certificate

Fine Arts

LOCATION

INT ERN

LENGTH

Sep

Social Service Diploma

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

Applied Business Technology Administrative Assistant Applied Business Technology Certificate Computing Accounting Assistant Applied Business Technology Certificate Office Assistant 1 Applied Business Technology Certificate Office Management Applied Business Technology Certificate

Human Services Certificate: Educational Assistant / Community Support Human Services Certificate: Educational Assistant/ Community Support, Indigenous Focus Human Services Diploma

Employment Transition

University Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, General Management, Accounting, or Marketing

Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma

CO OP

START

Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) Levels 1 - 3

ICONS:

Varies†

NIC Culinary Arts program assessment, Food Safe Level 1

PGD PGD

PGD PGD CVCV PGD

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

ONON COOP INTINT STDY STDY CRCR PAPA MW MW UCUC LINE LINE COOP ERN ERN ABRD ABRD

CV CR PA MW UC

ON INT STDY LINE COOP ERN ABRD

ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOP INT STDY ON COOPON INTCOOPSTDYINT STDY ON River Waddington Online distance Abroad CV Comox CR PAValley MW UC CV LINE CR Campbell PA ERN MW ABRD UC CVLINECR PAERNPort MWABRD CVAlberni UC CRLINE PA MW UC CV CVABRDCR UC Ucluelet PA UC CV CRCVERN PAor CRABRD MW PA UCMWLINE UC LINECoop CR ABRD PA Study MW UC ERN Mt ABRD ERN ABRD LINE LINECR PAERNMW LINE MW ERN CV ABRD ERN LINE

Some programs are available in full and part-time options.

Internship

INT STDY COOP ERN ABRD

Information is accurate at time of publication and may change. Check www.nic.bc.ca for the most up-to-date information.


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