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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Comox Valley
  • Campuses
    Comox Valley

    Resources

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  • Length
    30 Weeks (Part-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $2545 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $305 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate

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Application Deadline Advice

Students are accepted on a first applied, first qualified basis. Early application is encouraged.

Application Fee: $25

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. Math

One of:

  • Applications of Math 11 (C)
  • Principles of Math 11 (C)
  • Introduction to Math 11 (C)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (C)
  • Foundations of Math 11 (C)
  • Trades Math 11 (C)
  • Consumer Math 11 (C)
  • MAT 053 (C)
  • assessment
  • instructor permission

2. English

One of:

  • English 11 (C)
  • ENG 052 (C)
  • assessment
  • instructor permission

English Language Requirements

Summary
If English is not your first language, you can either submit TOEFL/IELTS results or complete college-prep English for entry into academic programs.

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Age Requirement - You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:

  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

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

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Mature Student

If you are over 18 years old and  also meet citizenship and immigration requirements you will qualify for general admission to NIC. In addition, you must also meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:
  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

How to Apply

For details on applying to NIC check here.

Education Building Options for this program are not available.

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