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Career and College Preparation Program


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

  • Program Start Date
    September, February
  • Campuses
    Atlin/Dease Lake

    Resources

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    Dease Lake Community Website
    Chetwynd

    Resources

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    District of Chetwynd
    Dawson Creek

    Resources

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    City of Dawson Creek
    Fort Nelson

    Resources

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    Fort Nelson & District - Chamber of Commerce
    Fort St. John

    Resources

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    City of Fort St. John
    Tumbler Ridge

    Resources

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    Tumber Ridge
  • Length
    Five to Ten Months - per level
  • Tuition Estimate
    Tuition-free for domestic students; plus student-related fees
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $650 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Online
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)

    Only online and/or hybrid learning methods will be available in Fall 2020 due to COVID19

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

This is a developmental program.

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out NLC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic/Non-Academic 

1. One of:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be at least 17 years old and out of school for at least one year
  • special arrangement with the local school district (for current high school students)

Admission Advice

You can complete English and Math assessments to determine the appropriate grade level of study.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy NLC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Each program has its own prerequisites and English language requirements. Program-specific English language requirements for NLC's programs are detailed separately in each program profile in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database.

Domestic students (and students from English-speaking countries) must meet one of the following:

  • English 12 (B)
  • English Studies 12 (B)
  • English Literature (B)
  • English 12 First Peoples (B)
  • English 050 (B)
  • English 099 (B)
  • one university-level English course (C)
  • complete the NLC Writing Assessment for appropriate course placement
For international students, including students who received their secondary education in another language other than English, must meet one of the following:
  • IELTS = overall score of 6.0 or higher, with no band less than 5.5*
  • TOEFL iBT = 78
  • Canadian Academic English Assessment (CAEL) = 60 overall band
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) = 8 in each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) = 57
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) = 76
  • CambridgeMichigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) = 68
  • completion of a post-secondary credential that is assessed as equivalent to a similar program from a reputable Canadian institution with its own appropriate English Language requirement

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are applying for admission to Northern Lights College must meet one of the following:

Academic and Career/Technical Programs - You must:

  • have graduated from a BC secondary school, or equivalent; OR
  • be lacking no more than two courses from BC secondary school graduation (if available, these must be completed while attending the college); OR
  • be accepted by special arrangement in view of your experience, maturity or ability.

Academic Upgrading Programs - You must:

  • be at least 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one year OR receive special admission for entry

Vocational Programs - You must:

  • have completed Grade 10 for most programs. However, some programs require Grade 12 with specific prerequisite courses (detailed in the program listings for NLC in Education Planner).

 

Out-of-Province

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are applying for admission to Northern Lights College must meet one of the following:

Academic and Career/Technical Programs - You must:

  • have graduated from a BC secondary school, or equivalent; OR
  • be lacking no more than two courses from BC secondary school graduation (if available, these must be completed while attending the college); OR
  • be accepted by special arrangement in view of your experience, maturity or ability.

Academic Upgrading Programs - You must:

  • be at least 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one year OR receive special admission for entry

Vocational Programs - You must:

  • have completed Grade 10 for most programs. However, some programs require Grade 12 with specific prerequisite courses (detailed in the program listings for NLC in Education Planner).

BC Transfer Student

You will need to complete a Transfer Credit Application Form if you wish to receive an assessment of credits from courses taken at another post-secondary institution toward a NLC certificate or diploma. For more details, please contact a NLC academic advisor.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You will need to complete a Transfer Credit Application Form if you wish to receive an assessment of credits from courses taken at another post-secondary institution toward a NLC certificate or diploma. For more details, please contact a NLC academic advisor.

Mature Student

To be considered a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least a year. As a mature student you do not need to be a secondary school graduate but will have to meet the specific admission requirements of your desired program.

International Student

For details on International Student admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

 

How to Apply

For details on applying to Northern Lights College, please check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.