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Intake
  • Continuous

  • Location
    Community Based
  • Campuses
    Merritt

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    City of Merritt
  • Length
    30 Credits
  • Tuition Estimate
    $3244 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate

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Application Fee: N/A

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1.  English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+)
  • English 12 First Peoples (C+)
  • ENGL 060 (C+)

2. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11 (C+)
  • MATH 059 (C+)

English Language Requirements

English Language Requirement: To create the best possible learning environment at NVIT, it is critical all students be able to participate in classroom activities and complete written assignments. English is the language of instruction and communication at NVIT; therefore, all applicants must demonstrate fluency in English by fulfilling one of the following options:

  • two years of full-time study, at the grade 8 level or higher, with English as the language of instruction. (Studies that are part of an English as a Second Language program cannot be used towards fulfilling this requirement.); or
  • successful completion of BC English 11 (or equivalent, acceptable to NVIT), with a minimum grade of "C+"; or
  • successful completion of a university transferable, post-secondary level English course with a minimum grade of "C"; or
  • A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum essay score of 4.0; or
  • A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL test and a minimum Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.0; or
  • A minimum score of 4 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test within the past two years; or
  • A minimum score of 6.0 on each of the academic listening, reading, writing, and speaking modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

General Institute Admission Requirements: Admission requirements vary by program. Please refer to the relevant program section in the calendar.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

BC Secondary School Graduate Admission: All applicants must submit official transcripts for highschool work they have undertaken. An official transcript is one sent directly from the issuing institution to the NVIT Office of the Registrar. Transcripts submitted to NVIT become the property of NVIT and will not be returned to the student.

BC highschool transcripts can be requested from the highschool, school district office, or the Ministry of Education. To order a transcript from the Ministry of Education, complete the online application form. Payment of $10 to be made by credit card, must be included with the request.

Out-of-Province

Out-of-Province Secondary School Graduate Admission: Applicants will need to send or deliver official transcript requests to the last secondary school attended. Proof of identity will be required when submitting the request. Official transcripts can also be ordered through relevant provincial government websites. Check the provincial website to determine the cost of obtaining an official transcript.

BC Transfer Student

BC Transfer Student Admission: Applicants who have completed equivalent post-secondary level courses at other accredited institutions may be eligible for transfer credit. Please complete the Application for Transfer Credit form and submit to the Office of the Registrar.

Applicants eligible for such credit may be asked to provide detailed course outlines for courses under consideration. Please note, calendar descriptions do not provide enough information to determine equivalencies.

To fulfill residency requirements, 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.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Out-of-Province Transfer Student Admission: Applicants who have completed equivalent post-secondary level courses at accredited institutions outside of BC, may be eligible for transfer credit. Please complete the Application for Transfer Credit form and submit to the Office of the Registrar.

Applicants eligible for such credit may be asked to provide detailed course outlines for courses under consideration. Please note, calendar descriptions do not provide enough information to determine equivalencies.

To fulfill residency requirements, 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.

Mature Student

Mature Student Admission: Applicants must be at least 19 years old, with a minimum of two years out of school, will be considered for mature student admission status.

The grade level requirement (grade 12) will be waived for students classified as mature; however, individual course prerequisites listed for the programs or courses must still be met.

Any applicant younger than 19 will be assessed individually. All applicants applying for mature student admission status are urged to seek assistance from an Academic and Financial Planner.

International Student

International students interested in attending NVIT should contact the Merritt or Vancouver Campus for information on admission procedures and program availability.

Merritt Campus - Phone: 1-250-378-3300

Vancouver Campus - Phone: 1-604-602-3422

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Other Student (including Special Consideration) Admission: 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.

 

How to Apply

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