Academic (minimum grade)
1. One of:
2. English or equivalent
3. Workplace Math 10 or equivalent
1. If you need help meeting academic admission requirements, contact NVIT Academic/ Financial Planner to find out about academic upgrading options.
Applicants also have to satisfy NVIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.
English is the language of instruction and communication at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT); therefore, all applicants must demonstrate fluency in English by fulfilling one of the following options:
General Institute Admission Requirements:
Admission requirements vary by program. Program-specific admission requirements for NVIT's programs are detailed in each program profile in the EducationPlannerBC Program Search Database. You may also refer to NVIT's Program database to view admission requirements.
Although some programs and/or courses at NVIT do not require Grade 12 or equivalent, any of the following qualifications are generally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is listed as a requirement for admission:
An important part of the application process is to share your full educational history. Before making admission decisions, NVIT must receive official transcripts (an official record of your grades) from high school and/or other educational institutes you have attended. An official transcript is one that is sealed and sent directly from the institution to NVIT. Transcripts faxed directly from another institution to NVIT are acceptable.
BC High school transcripts can be requested from the high school, school district office, or using the StudentTranscript service.
If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at NVIT.
Use the BC Transfer Guide to check whether or not your course from another BC post-secondary institution is eligible for transfer credit.
Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with an Application for Transfer Credit form. A detailed course description/outline may also be required before credit can be evaluated. Please note that calendar descriptions do not provide enough information to determine equivalencies.
To fulfill residency requirements at NVIT, a minimum of 50% of the credits required for a credential must be completed at NVIT. As well, students wishing to complete a second credential at NVIT must complete additional courses equal to at least 50% of the total number of credits required for each additional credential.
For admission purposes, a mature student is someone who is 19 years of age or older, and who has been out of school for at least one year.
Adults are encouraged to apply to specific programs even if they are unable to meet specified educational requirements, given that other factors such as maturity and work experience, may be considered in some programs. If you do not meet minimum educational requirements for a desired program, you may demonstrate these requirements through an assessment and/or upgrade by completing appropriate program admission requirements and course pre-requisites.
Verify information directly with NVIT.
International applicants must follow the following steps:
International students interested in attending NVIT should contact the Merritt or Vancouver Campus for information on admission procedures and program availability.
Any applicants who require special consideration (such as students with disabilities or international students) must begin the admissions process at least 4 months prior to the start date of classes.
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.
Taking a foundation program can help you build the skills that employers are looking for, making you well-positioned to find an employment in the trade and begin an apprenticeship.
Your technical and work-based training hours acquired from the Heavy Equipment Operator Foundation/Technician Certificate program will be counted towards your next step in training as an apprentice. To progress as an apprentice, you will need to find an employer who will sponsor your apprenticeship and register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). You will then be able to complete the work-based (on-the-job) training hours and next level(s) of the apprenticeship training of your chosen trade in:
For updated details regarding the Industry Training Program, please refer to the above links for respective ITA program profiles.