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2018 INTERNATIONAL GUIDE

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NORTHWEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

British Columbia Canada


Table of Contents

Canadian Adventure

Regional Information

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Student Life

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Student Services

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Nik Bukovec and Lara Weis came to Canada from Germany with high hopes. Their NWCC experience went beyond anything they could have imagined.

Campuses 10 Upgrading 11 Degree Partnerships

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University Transfer

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Field Schools

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Arts 18 Business 20 Health & Human Services

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Sciences 24 Trades 26-28 Cost of Living

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How to Apply

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Program Table

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University Transfer Degree Partnerships This guide is not intended to be a complete statement of all procedures, policies, rules and regulations at Northwest Community College. The College reserves the right to change or cancel any provision or requirement at any time. NWCC does not accept responsibility for the cancellation or discontinuation of any program, course or class of instruction that may be necessary as a result of an act of nature, fire, labour issues, lack of funds or other similar causes. All course/program information including content, cost, length, prerequisites, start/end dates, postponements and/or cancellation is subject to change without notice. Educational advisors and student services personnel may assist in planning programs, but the final responsibility for meeting the requirements for program completion rests with each student. The College endeavours to provide students with the most current and accurate educational advice available; however, because of the dynamic and complex nature of post-secondary education in B.C., it is the responsibility of all students who are seeking transfer to other institutions to always verify the advice we offer them with the receiving institution. Information contained in this guide is subject to change and revision. While every effort is made to ensure that the content remains valid for the period covered, the reader should recognize that changes may occur. The College website is the official calendar and should be referred to for the most up-to-date information.

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Honestly, it has been the best experience I could have ever imagined. Every day is better than the last.

— Nik Bukovec, International Student, Germany

The field school was just so beautiful and amazing. Every student was great and the teachers were the best I’ve ever had anywhere in the world.

— Lara Weis, International Student, Germany

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Rich in history and culture, come learn and explore in the great Canadian outdoors. Your adventure awaits you.

Surfing in Haida Gwaii

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Did you know?

With rivers, lakes and hiking trails, nature is just outside your front door.

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STUDENT LIFE NWCC offers a high-quality, affordable education. With our region’s low-cost of living and natural beauty, studying at NWCC is an unbeatable package. Residence

Our Terrace campus offers six residence buildings. Space is limited so apply early. Most rooms come with a twin bed, table and wardrobe. All buildings have shower facilities, TV rooms, food preparation areas and access to free wireless internet. nwcc.ca/services/services-facilities/ residence-information

Homestay

NWCC has partnered with the Coast Mountain School District to offer a homestay program. Immerse yourself in Canadian culture while living with a local family as you complete your studies at NWCC. international.cmsd.bc.ca

Community Support

Northern British Columbia is known for its safe, friendly communities that support multiculturalism and diversity. Learn more about services and events available to make you feel at home: skeenadiversity.com

Work Opportunities

Full-time students can work 20 hours per week on-or-off campus during the semester or up to 40 hours per week during holiday break. NWCC can advise you of potential work opportunities. For more information on working while studying in Canada visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-offcampus.asp

Medical Insurance

For your first three months in British Columbia (BC), private insurance coverage is provided through GuardMe©. Afterwards, you will be covered through BC’s provincial health insurance plan. nwcc.bc.ca/international

Shopping & Dining

There are many unique shopping and dining options in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Smithers. Our communities offer shopping centres, restaurants, boutiques, artisans, farmers markets, galleries, pubs, cafes and more. Learn more about our vibrant communities: loveterrace.com lovesmithers.com loveprincerupert.com

I feel so lucky to be here. If you want to know Canada, you have to be in this region. It has everything. A real Canadian experience.

— Gurveer Kuar, International Student, Business Administration, India

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STUDENT SERVICES NWCC’s goal is to help you be successful. Our Education Advisors and Student Services team are friendly and available for support. Bookstores

Find textbooks, course materials and tools for NWCC courses. We also have stationery, clothes, accessories and much more.

Libraries

Educational Advisors

Our advisors will help you set educational goals and can provide information on course selection, upgrading and degree transfer opportunities.

Borrow books and movies for free. Campus libraries have over 39,000 electronic titles you can select from. Use a chat service any time to access a librarian if you need help.

Career Resources

Events & Activities

Counselling

Wellness Centre & Gym

Accessibility Services

Join our Outdoor Club, take part in the various cultural events on campus or many community events. To see what is happening visit nwcc.bc.ca/events Our Terrace campus offers a fitness space that is fully equipped with weight training, cardio machines, and a squash court.

Food

On-campus food services are available at the Terrace campus at the Cafeteria or Bookstore CafĂŠ.

Talk to an Educational Advisor about your career goals and learn about different pathways to employment. Students are eligible for free, confidential counselling services through the Keep Me Safe program. Talk to Student Services or an instructor or visit keepmesafe.org We offer academic and classroom accommodations and program enrolment assistance. Contact us so we can set you up for success.

Orientation

Join us at orientation to learn more about the campus and how to succeed in your studies. We will provide you with important information and help you transition to life at NWCC.

Did you know?

You can borrow everything from fishing poles to snow shoes from our NWCC Terrace library. We also have a bike share program so you can get out and enjoy the community.

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I would recommend starting at a smaller institution, especially if you don’t speak the language very well. NWCC has a wide variety of programs to choose from for a college of its size. — Alexa Ruiz International Student Criminology United States

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CAMPUSES Terrace

Located in the beautiful Skeena River valley, Terrace is surrounded by stunning mountains and beautiful views. The campus is in a quiet, residential area just five minutes from downtown by car or a 25-minute walk. Terrace is know for it’s warm, welcoming community and easy access to outdoor activities. Terrace is the only NWCC location with on-campus residences for students. For public transportation schedules visit bctransit.com/terrace

Smithers

Nestled in the Bulkley Valley, Smithers is another vibrant and welcoming mountain town. The campus is located in the heart of Smithers, walking distance to all amenities. With easy access to an array of outdoor activities and plenty of recreational opportunities in town, it’s a great home base for your studies. Smithers is 204 km from Terrace.

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Located on the shores of the stunning Pacific Ocean, Prince Rupert is a friendly, multicultural port community. From Prince Rupert you can travel by sea to Haida Gwaii or to Alaska. NWCC’s Prince Rupert campus is located in the centre of the city, a close walk to shopping, restaurants and activities. It’s also a welcoming, friendly community. Prince Rupert is 143 km from Terrace. Northwest Community College Canadian Experience


UPGRADING English Pathways Program (EPP) Terrace The EPP program will help improve your language and study skills to gain entry into Trades, Business, or University Credit programs. INTAKES: Fall, Winter & Spring LENGTH: 14 weeks REQUIREMENTS: This program is for applicants with current IELTS scores between 5.0 and 6.0. The IELTS score must have been achieved within one calendar year from the time of application. COST: $2999 (total tuition)

Career & College Preparation (CCP) Terrace, Prince Rupert & Smithers The CCP program will help you upgrade your English, Math or Science prerequisites so you can meet the requirements. INTAKES: Fall, Winter & Spring LENGTH: Varies REQUIREMENTS: 18 yrs OR have Grade 12; OR be 17 yrs and out of public school for at least one year; AND meet with an Educational Advisor. COST: Varies (based on number of courses)

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DEGREE PARTNERSHIPS NWCC has partnered with high-quality institutions to offer you easy pathways into your degree.

Guaranteed Admission

International Transfer Agreements

University of Victoria (UVic) Complete your two-year Associate’s Degree at NWCC and transfer to UVic to finish your Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Visual Studies, Humanities, Science or Social Sciences.

Monash University - Australia Complete your Associate’s Degree at NWCC and transfer to Monash University to finish your Bachelor of Arts Degree. You can then go on to complete a Master’s Degree, or a double Bachelor’s Degree in another field, in just one more year of study.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Complete your two-year Criminology Diploma at NWCC and transfer to BCIT to complete your Bachelor of Technology Degree in Forensic Investigation. University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Earn your university credits and transfer into a undergraduate program at UNBC through our new guaranteed admission agreement.

VIA University College - Denmark Complete your Diploma or Associate’s Degree at NWCC and transfer to VIA to finish your Business or Education Degree. You can also start your first year of pre-engineering at NWCC and complete your Engineering Degree at VIA.

Transfer Agreements

Collaborative Training

Royal Roads University

BCIT Mining Engineering and Technology Study at NWCC and continue into Mineral Exploration & Mining Technology or Mining & Mineral Resource Engineering at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

• Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management or Environmental Science University of British Columbia

• Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation

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Learn more about how you can gain university credit at NWCC.

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UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Start here, finish anywhere. The choice is yours. Complete the first two years of a Bachelor’s Degree at NWCC and transfer into a degree program at any university in British Columbia, Canada through a block transfer agreement. For details visit bctransferguide.ca.

Associate of Arts Degrees

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General Studies

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Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management Specialization

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Criminology Specialization

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Sustainable Communities Specialization

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Associate of Science Degrees General Studies

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Environmental Geosciences Specialization

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Diplomas Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE)

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Criminology

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Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE)

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Social Service Worker (SSW)

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Certificates Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE)

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Applied Earth & Environmental Studies

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Community, Crime & Social Justice (CCSJ)

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Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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Social Service Worker (SSW)

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See the individual programs for requirements, fees and program information.

With the smaller class sizes, you get more personalized attention at NWCC. If you don’t understand the material, you go to your instructor after class and your professor knows you. You can email them and they get back to you right away.

— Alexa Ruiz, International Criminology Student, United States Alexa plans to transfer to the BCIT Forensic Sciences program.

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Experience spectacular Haida Gwaii. Featured in National Geographic’s Best Trips and Top Places to Visit in Your Lifetime. 16

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FIELD SCHOOLS

Hands-on learning in the real world Enrol in one of NWCC’s field schools and make memories that will last a lifetime. Field schools are a unique way to gain university credits and experience northwest BC’s incredible history, culture and environment. INTAKES: Spring and summer LENGTH: Complete courses in just a few weeks. See individual field school for details. REQUIREMENTS: Acceptance into a NWCC program and meeting the individual field school course prerequisites. COST: Please visit our website.

Haida Gwaii

Immerse yourself in the Haida culture and history, explore the unique ecology of the archipelago and study the biology of the island ecosystems. This is a life-changing opportunity to become familiar with alternative cultural ways of viewing and relating to the environment.

Relationships and Language: Truth & Reconciliation in North Western BC

Examine how reconciliation is formed through relationship building and understanding. With visits to five First Nations communities, you will engage with Elders and leadership committed to restoring and revitalizing languages.

Skeena Watershed Ecosystems

Explore the environmental factors that impact local ecosystems that extend from Northern BC’s mountain alpine to river valleys. Engage in important discussions on the effects of disturbance and management on natural and altered systems throughout the globe.

People of the Skeena

Review the principles and methods of anthropology to interpret culture while you prepare smoked salmon and weave with cedar in an amazing outdoor classroom. Gain an appreciation of the northern First Nations culture, oral histories, traditional ecological knowledge, territorial stewardship, and the struggle endured under colonialism.

Icefields to Oceans

Discover the unique landscapes of northwestern BC and the inside passage of the Pacific Ocean in southeastern Alaska. Immerse yourself in the environmental and geopolitical issues concerning the many watersheds crossed during the field studies.

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NWCC offers community-based experiential learning. Check out our new Business Field School: Rural Challenges in Marketing on page 20.

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ARTS Criminology Diploma

Associate of Arts Degrees

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This flexible program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of criminology and criminal justice issues. Why do people commit crimes? What are the costs of crime? Is the criminal justice system effective?

INTAKES: September & January

INTAKES: September and January LENGTH: 2 years REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. COST: $12,213*

Community, Crime & Social Justice (CCSJ) Certificate Terrace, Prince Rupert & Smithers Gain an understanding of criminal justice issues. Included is a unique work placement in a criminal justice agency to gain valuable employment experience. Continue your studies directly into our Criminology Diploma or into the Associate of Arts Degree with bridging courses. INTAKES: September and January LENGTH: 1 year REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. COST: $11,028*

LENGTH: 2 years REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. COST: $12,259*

General Studies

An Associate Degree in Arts is a pathway to social services and humanities degrees. Our program has been designed to transition to a Bachelor of Arts degree or provide you with a marketable credential after two years.

Criminology Specialization

Research the scientific study of crime, criminals and the criminal justice system, with this fully accredited program. Continue your educational goals with a pathway into university.

Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management Specialization

Gain valuable applied research skills and learn how archaeological and cultural assessment apply to tourism, museums, and cultural resource management. Individual courses in this program require Math 11 or equivalent2.

Sustainable Communities Specialization

This specialization focuses on environmental sociology and sustainable communities. Individual courses in this program require Math 11 or equivalent2.

* First year international tuition fees only; subject to change. Does not include books or supplies. Please visit our website for details. 1. English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 6.0 with no bands below 5.5 / TOFEL 80 with no bands below 20 2. If you are missing prerequisites you may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while you complete the program. For more information visit our website or speak with an Educational Advisor: international@nwcc.bc.ca

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Criminology Career Pathways » Law enforcement » Crime scene investigator » Corrections officer » Private investigation » Coroner » Intelligence » Counselling » Security officer » Victim services

My instructors are really supportive. I can go to any of them and sit down to discuss anything, they will go through everything step by step.

— Mariana St. Natus International Student Criminology Bahamas

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BUSINESS Business Administration Certificate or Diploma

Rural Challenges in Marketing Field School

Terrace & Prince Rupert

As consumer, media, and technology landscapes evolve, the need for innovative and strategic marketers grows. This is your opportunity to apply the fundamentals of marketing with real-world experience. Get out of the classroom to perform research and assist local organizations in designing a marketing strategy.

Whether you want to work as an administrator, pursue a specialized career in business and finance, or start your own company, the Business Administration program can help take you where you want to go. INTAKES: September, January and May LENGTH: 1 year certificate, 2 year diploma REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1 and Foundations of Math 11 or equivalent. COST: $12,259*

INTAKES: Summer LENGTH: Complete in just a few weeks. See the field school course for details. REQUIREMENTS: Acceptance into a NWCC program and meeting the individual field school course prerequisites. COST: Please visit our website for individual course fees.

Post-Degree Business Diploma Terrace & Prince Rupert Do you have an undergraduate degree and an interest to expand your career into the world of business? Acquire skills appropriate for business managers, consultants and entrepreneurs. INTAKES: September, January and May LENGTH: 2 years REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1 and Foundations of Math 11 or equivalent and an accredited Bachelor’s Degree (minimum 3 years) from a recognized institution.

Business Admin. Career Pathways » Manager » Administrator » Entrepreneur » Sales » Accountant » Consultant

COST: $12,214*

* First year international tuition fees only; subject to change. Does not include books or supplies. Please visit our website for details. 1. English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 6.0 with no bands below 5.5 / TOFEL 80 with no bands below 20

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After I graduate I plan to work so I can apply for permanent residency. Then I want to get a Bachelor’s degree. NWCC has a transfer agreement with Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC and I am considering this option. — Gurveer Kaur International Student Business Administration India

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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Social Services Worker (SSW) Certificate or Diploma

Health Care Assistant Certificate

Terrace

Health care assistants help clients enjoy the highest possible quality of life. Our program combines class lectures with hands-on practicum sessions where you will learn and practice personal care skills to transfer directly into the work setting.

Study classroom theory and practical skills necessary for employment in a broad range of social services occupations. Practicum opportunities allow you to practice what you learn in workplace settings and gain valuable experience.

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INTAKES: January

INTAKES: September

LENGTH: 29 weeks

LENGTH: 1 year Certificate, 2 year Diploma, plus practicums

REQUIREMENTS: English 11 or English Proficiency2. Must successfully complete a NWCC English assessment test. Clinical requirements: Standard First Aid, CPR Level C certification, Foodsafe Level 1, WHMIS, Immunizations, criminal record check and police certificate. Note that clinical courses may not be regularly scheduled therefore pre-planning is highly recommended. Please visit our website for complete details.

REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses require the equivalent to Math 11. Must successfully complete a NWCC English assessment test. Practicum requirements: resume, written statement, two references, 45 hours of work/volunteer experience in a human services setting within last three years, criminal record check and police certificate. Please visit our website for complete details.

COST: $9,565*

COST: $15,065*

Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Diploma Terrace Early childhood educators provide quality care and education for children from birth to school age. Our program includes weekend workshops and practicums. INTAKES: September and January LENGTH: 2 years REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. High school graduation or mature student. Two references, written statement, immunizations, criminal record check and police certificate. Please visit our website for complete details. COST: $12,213*

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* First year international tuition fees only; subject to change. Does not include books or supplies. Please visit our website for details. 1. English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 6.0 with no bands below 5.5 / TOFEL 80 with no bands below 20 2. Health Care Assistant English Proficiency test scores: IELTS overall score of 6 with a minimum of 6 in speaking and listening and no score lower than 5.5 in reading and writing / TOEFEL overall score of 76 with no score lower than 20 in speaking and listening and no score lower than 18 in reading and writing. 3. If you are missing these equivalents you may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while you complete the program.

Social Work Career Pathways » Child & Youth Worker » Teacher Assistant » Support Worker » Family Resource Worker

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The hands-on learning at NWCC helps you discover what specific field in Social Work you want to work in; there are lots of career options.

— Sandra Hadjirul International Student Social Service Worker Phillipines

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ACE Career Pathways » Eco-tourism Guide » Environmental Scientist » Acquaculture Biologist » Laboratory Technician » Environmental Advisor » Marine Resource Manager

All ACE courses have a year round field element to them. Students have enough hands-on experience after the first year to compete for high quality summer jobs in their field. — Ken Shaw, MSc, P.Ag

ACE Program Coordinator

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SCIENCES Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) Certificate | Diploma | Post-Degree Diploma

Physical and Mathematical Sciences Certificate

Prince Rupert

Start your path toward an engaging career in mathematically-related fields such as: physics, astronomy, chemistry or programming. This certificate also gives you university credit for first year engineering.

Study rainforest ecology, fish and wildlife management and stream habitat restoration. Our outdoor classrooms take advantage of the best of British Columbia’s natural ecosystems.

Terrace & Prince Rupert

INTAKES: September and January

INTAKES: September and January

LENGTH: 1 year

LENGTH: 1 year Certificate, 2 year Diploma or 1 year Post-Degree Diploma

REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require the equivalents2 to: Chemistry 11, Math 12 and Physics 12.

REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require the equivalents2 to: Biology 11, Chemistry 11 and Math 11. Post-degree program requires a Bachelor of Science.

COST: $12,259*

Associate Degree in Science

COST: $9,842*

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Applied Earth & Environmental Studies Certificate

INTAKES: September and January

Terrace & Prince Rupert Gain practical applications of earth and environmental studies. Learn about natural resources, mining and mineral exploration, tourism, outdoor adventure and environmental industries. Options in Geostudies or Geosciences. Continue your studies direct into our ACE Diploma or Associate of Science Degree. INTAKES: September and January LENGTH: 1 year REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require the equivalents2 to: Biology 11, Chemistry 11 and Math 11. COST: $12,259*

LENGTH: 2 years REQUIREMENTS: English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require the equivalents2 to: Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Physics 11 and Math 11 or 12. COST: $12,259*

General Studies

An Associate of Science Degree is a pathway into biological, health and medical degrees. Our program includes two years of universitylevel courses and has been designed to transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Environmental Geoscience Specialization

Do you have an interest in the natural sciences and a love of the outdoors? Gain an understanding of Earth’s related natural systems and processes. Fieldwork is an integral part of this Associate Degree.

* First year international tuition fees only; subject to change. Does not include lab fees, books or supplies. Please visit our website for details. 1. English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 6.0 with no bands below 5.5 / TOFEL 80 with no bands below 20 2. If you are missing equivalents to Biology 11, Chemistry 11 and Math 11 or 12 you may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while you complete the program. For more information speak with an Educational Advisor: international@nwcc.bc.ca.

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TRADES Automotive Service Technician Foundation

Electrical Foundation

Terrace

Train for an electrical career. You will learn to use materials, follow plans and make good decisions while installing and fixing equipment.

Learn hands-on technical skills and the knowledge to repair, adjust and replace mechanical parts in automobiles and light trucks. INTAKES: Fall LENGTH: 30 weeks REQUIREMENTS: English 10 or English Proficiency1 and Math 10 or equivalent. COST: $9,879*

Carpentry Foundation Terrace & Prince Rupert Gain skills to work in residential, commercial, light industrial or heavy construction fields in the area of new construction, renovations and maintenance. INTAKES: Fall and winter LENGTH: 24 weeks REQUIREMENTS: English 10 or English Proficiency1 and Math 10 or equivalent

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INTAKES: Fall LENGTH: 24 weeks REQUIREMENTS: English 10 or English Proficiency1 and Physics 11 (recommended) and Math 10 or equivalent. COST: $7,978*

Hairdressing Foundation Smithers Learn theoretical and practical application of the latest hairdressing skills in our own salon setting. INTAKES: Fall LENGTH: 10 months REQUIREMENTS: English 10 or English Proficiency1 and Math 10 or equivalent. A criminal record check and police certificate. COST: $19,542*

COST: $8,237* *International tuition fees are subject to change. Does not include books or supplies. Please visit our website for details. 1. English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 5.5 with no bands below 5 / TOFEL 68

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TRADES Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

Professional Cook Apprenticeship

Terrace

Terrace & Prince Rupert

Heavy Mechanical trades work with heavy-duty equipment repair and maintenance needs. INTAKES: Fall

Professional cooks work in industries around the world including: restaurants, cruise ships, ski resorts, food trucks, assisted living facilities and in work camps.

LENGTH: 36 weeks

INTAKES: Fall and winter

REQUIREMENTS: English 10 or English Proficiency1 and Math 10 or equivalent.

LENGTH: 28 weeks (level 1), 14 weeks (level 2)

COST: $11,828*

REQUIREMENTS: English 10 or English Proficiency1 and Math 10 or equivalent. COST: $9,248 (level 1), $4,764 (level 2)*

Metal Fabricator Foundation

ENHANCED

Terrace Learn the trade of Metal Fabrication. Build, assemble and repair products made of steel or other metals for use in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction industries. INTAKES: Fall LENGTH: 35 weeks

Welder Training Foundation Level 1 & 2 Terrace

Welders are needed in almost every industry: inspection, engineering, robotics, education, sales, shipbuilding and military are just a few. INTAKES: Fall

REQUIREMENTS: English 10 or English Proficiency and Math 10 or equivalent. 1

COST: $17,231*

LENGTH: 40 weeks REQUIREMENTS: English 10 or English Proficiency1 and Math 10 or equivalent. COST: $19,682*

* International tuition fees are subject to change. Does not include books or supplies. Please visit our website for details. 1. English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 5.5 with no bands below 5 / TOFEL 68.

Did you know?

Our enhanced trades programs include hands-on work experience on a community project.

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Heavy Duty Equipment Career Pathways » Heavy Duty Equipment Technician » Truck & Transport Mechanic » Diesel Engine Mechanic » Transport Trailer Technician

The teachers are all very helpful, if you need anything at all they’re always willing to come over and show you exactly what needs to be done.

— Nicholas Hopwood International Student Heavy Mechanical Foundation United Kingdom

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COST OF LIVING NWCC offers some of the lowest tuition in British Columbia. The cost for you to study depends on your program and personal circumstances. Below are estimated expenses for a full-time Associate Degree program.

LIVING IN TERRACE CAMPUS RESIDENCE

LIVING OFF CAMPUS

Residence at Terrace campus (8 months @ $435).. $3,480 Meals (8 months @ $350)............................................ $2,800 International Tuition Fees (10 courses)...................... $12,259 Textbooks/Supplies ..................................................... $1,600 Miscellaneous ............................................................. $1,000 TOTAL EXPENSES FOR 1 YEAR ..................................... $21,139

A shared apartment off campus is estimated to range between $500 to $800 per month. Homestay is $800* monthly. *Plus a one-time $100 application fee, $500 placement fee and $35 bank transfer fee. A full year is $13,000.

All prices in Canadian dollars Estimates only. Prices vary and are subject to change.

FAST FACTS » A cup of coffee is $2 to $4 » Lunch at a restaurant is $10 to $15 » A pint of beer at a pub is about $7 » Minimum wage is $10.85/hr

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Ask about our newly renovated dorm rooms.


NWCC staff will pick you up at the airport and help you get settled in.

Getting Here By air

Terrace is a 90-minute flight from Vancouver with several departure times available with Air Canada, WestJet and Central Mountain Air. Our Terrace campus is 12 km from the Northwest Regional Airport.

By car Northwest Regional Airport

HOW TO APPLY

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Review your program requirements • nwcc.ca/international/programs

Apply online at apply.educationplannerbc.ca/nwcc • Pay $100 application fee

Submit your documents • Official Transcript (in English) • English Proficiency • Any other program specific documents

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Driving to Terrace from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton is a scenic adventure. For information about the drive and the best routes explore destinationbc.ca.

By ferry

A popular choice is to take the ferry between Vancouver Island and Prince Rupert. You will drive the last 90 minutes to Terrace from Prince Rupert. Your ferry must be booked through bcferries.com. The journey takes you through coastal waters where it is common to see whales.

By rail

• If you are eligible we will send you a Conditional Letter of Acceptance.

VIA Rail trains pass through Terrace traveling between Prince George and Prince Rupert. You will see beautiful scenery not visible by car. Trains don’t run every day so check schedule information at viarail.ca.

• A deposit of your tuition fees is required for full acceptance.*

By bus

• Email to international@nwcc.bc.ca

Receive confirmation

• Apply for your study visa. For more information visit nwcc.ca/international or speak with an Educational Advisor at international@nwcc.bc.ca.

Greyhound Canada has bus stations in our communities with daily departures heading in all directions. Visit greyhound.ca for details.

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PROGRAM TABLE PROGRAM

CREDENTIAL

LOCATION

ARTS General Studies

Associate of Arts Degree

Terrace & Prince Rupert

Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management Specialization

Associate of Arts Degree

Terrace & Prince Rupert

Sustainable Communities Specialization

Associate of Arts Degree

Prince Rupert

Criminology Specialization

Associate of Arts Degree

Terrace, Prince Rupert & Smithers

Criminology

Diploma

Terrace, Prince Rupert & Smithers

Community, Crime & Social Justice (CCSJ)

Certificate

Terrace, Prince Rupert & Smithers

Business Administration

Certificate | Diploma

Terrace & Prince Rupert

Post-Degree Business Diploma

Diploma

Terrace & Prince Rupert

Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE)

Diploma

Terrace

Health Care Assistant

Certificate

Terrace, Prince Rupert & Smithers

Social Service Worker (SSW)

Certificate | Diploma

Terrace

BUSINESS

HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES

All tuition fees are first year fees only; subject to change. Does not include books or supplies. Please visit our website for details.

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INTAKES

LENGTH

REQUIREMENTS

COST

September & January

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1

$12,259

September & January

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in

$12,259

program require the equivalent3 to Math 11. September & January

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in

$12,259

program require the equivalent3 to Math 11. September & January

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1

$12,259

September & January

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1

$12,259

September & January

1 year

English 12 or English Proficiency1

$12,259

September, January & May

1 year Certificate English 12 or English Proficiency1 and Foundations of Math 11 or equivalent. 2 year Diploma

$12,213

September, January & May

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1 and Foundations of Math 11 or equivalent, and an accredited Bachelor’s Degree (min. 3 years) from a recognized institution.

$11,028

September & January

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1. High school graduation or mature student. Two references, written statement, immunizations, criminal record check and police certificate.

$12,213

January

29 weeks

English 11 or English Proficiency2. Must successfully complete an NWCC English assessment test. Clinical requirements: Standard First Aid, CPR Level C certification, Foodsafe Level 1, WHMIS, immunizations, criminal record check and police certificate.

$9,565

September

1 year Certificate English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in program require the equivalent3 to Math 11. 2 year Diploma Practicum requirements: resume, written statement, plus practicums two references, 45 hours of work/volunteer experience in a human services setting within last three years, criminal record check and a police certificate.

$15,065

1. English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 6.0 with no bands below 5.5 / TOFEL 80 with no bands below 20 2. Health Care Assistant English Proficiency test scores: IELTS overall score of 6 with a minimum of 6 in speaking and listening and no score lower than 5.5 in reading and writing / TOEFEL overall score of 76 with no score lower than 20 in speaking and listening and no score lower than 18 in reading and writing. 3. If you are missing these equivalents you may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while you complete the program.

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PROGRAM TABLE PROGRAM

CREDENTIAL

LOCATION

INTAKES

SCIENCE General Studies

Associate of Science Degree

Terrace Prince Rupert

September & January

Environmental Geoscience Specialization

Associate of Science Degree

Terrace Prince Rupert

September & January

Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE)

Certificate Diploma Post-Degree Diploma

Prince Rupert

September & January

Applied Earth & Environmental Studies

Certificate

Terrace Prince Rupert

September & January

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Certificate

Terrace

September & January

TRADES Automotive Service Technician

Foundation Training

Terrace

Fall

Carpentry

Foundation Training

Terrace Prince Rupert

Fall & Winter

Electrical

Foundation Training

Terrace Prince Rupert

Fall

Hairdressing

Foundation Training

Smithers

Fall

Heavy Mechanical Trades

Foundation Training

Terrace

Fall

Metal Fabricator

Enhanced Foundation Training

Terrace

Fall

Professional Cook - Level 1 & 2

Apprenticeship

Terrace Prince Rupert

Fall & Winter

Welder Training - Level 1 or 2

Enhanced Foundation Training

Terrace

Fall

Career & College Preparation (CCP)

Certificate

Terrace Smithers Prince Rupert

Fall, Winter & Spring

English Pathways Program (EPP)

Certificate of Completion

Terrace

Fall, Winter & Spring

UPGRADING

All tuition fees are first year fees only; subject to change. Does not include lab fees, books or supplies. Please visit our website for details.

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LENGTH

REQUIREMENTS

COST

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require the equivalents3 to: Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Physics 11 & Math 12.

$12,259

2 years

English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require the equivalents3 to: Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Physics 11 & Math 11.

$12,259

1 year 2 years 1 year

English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require the equivalents3 to: Biology 11, Chemistry 11 and Math 11. Post-degree program requires a Bachelor of Science.

$9,842

1 year

English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require the equivalents3 to: Biology 11, Chemistry 11 and Math 11.

$12,259

1 year

English 12 or English Proficiency1. Individual courses in the program require equivalents3 to Math 12, Chemistry 11 and Physics 12.

$12,259

30 weeks

English 10 or English Proficiency2 and Math 10 or equivalent.

$9,879

24 weeks

English 10 or English Proficiency and Math 10 or equivalent.

$8,237

24 weeks

English 10 or English Proficiency2 and Physics 11 (recommended) and Math 10 or equivalent.

$7,978

10 months

English 10 or English Proficiency2 and Math 10 or equivalents and a criminal record check and police certificate.

$19,542

36 weeks

English 10 or English Proficiency2 and Math 10 or equivalent.

$11,828

35 weeks

English 10 or English Proficiency and Math 10 or equivalent.

$17,231

28 weeks (level 1) 14 weeks (level 2)

English 10 or English Proficiency2 and Math 10 or equivalent.

$9,248 $4,764

40 weeks

English 10 or English Proficiency2 and Math 10 or equivalent.

$19,682

Varies

18 yrs OR have Grade 12; OR be 17 yrs and out of public school for at least one year; AND meet with an Educational Advisor.

Varies

14 weeks

This program is for applicants with current IELTS scores between 5.0 and 6.0. The IELTS score must have been achieved within one calendar year from the time of application.

$2,999

2

2

1. English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 6.0 with no bands below 5.5 / TOFEL 80 with no bands below 20 2. Trades English Proficiency test scores: IELTS 5.5 with no bands below 5 / TOFEL 68 3. If you are missing these equivalents you may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while you complete the program.

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