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You’ve decided to take your education further. Where do you start? What career path do you want to follow? What schools can take you there? (Hint: you can do it all in Northern BC)

There’s some good advice at the EducationPlannerBC site.

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  • Carpentry: Apprenticeship (Harmonized)
    Institution:
    CMTN
    Program Credentials:
    Apprenticeship, ITA Credential
    Approx. Cost of Books: $750 Total
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $800 per level (Level 1 to 4)
    Application Fee: No Charge
    Application Advice: Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Chemistry Concentration
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years (60 credits)
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6600 per year
    Application Fee: $40
    Application Deadline: Applications for programs that start the following Fall are accepted from mid-September to March 31.

    Applications for the Winter entry should be received by October 31. Early application is recommended to ensure priority admissions processing and review.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12 or English First Peoples 12
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
    • Grade 11 completion (with an outstanding academic record in the year of application)

    Admission Advice
    1. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called course prerequisites) which are listed within College of New Caledonia’s course description. Check course prerequisites before registering individual courses. If you need help meeting course prerequisites, academic upgrading options are available.

    2. If you have a "C+" grade or less in Principles of Math 12 (interim grade) or MATH 050, you will need to register in MATH 100 during your first semester before you can register in MATH 101, CSC 109, PHYS 101, or CHEM 111. 

  • Chemistry: Bachelor of Science Degree - Major or Honours
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1600 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $7800 Year One
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline:
    Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline is March 1 for the September and May entry, and November 1 for the January entry. Students are encouraged to apply early in advance of application deadlines. Deadlines are subject to change and may be extended.

     

    Domestic

    International

    May Semester

    March 1

    * (note)

    September Semester

    March 1

    March 1

    January Semester

    November 1

    June 1


    *applications are not encouraged for the May semester from international students, unless applicants are transferring from a Canadian post-secondary institution.


    Application Advice: Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for secondary school students is March 1 for September entry and November 2 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.
    Program Details:

    BC High School Graduates require the following for entry into the Bachelor of Science Program:

    Academic

    • English 12 or English First Peoples 12
    • three approved Grade 12 courses *
    • a fifth Grade 12 course **
    • at least a 65% admission average
    • Pre-Calculus 12 is recommended to meet course prerequisites

    Footnotes:

    (*) Approved Grade 12 courses are: Applications of Mathematics, BC First Nations Studies, Biology, Business/Hospitality Management, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Civilizations, Economics, English Literature, Français, Français Langue Seconde-Immersion, French, German, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese, Latin, Law, Mandarin, Math Foundations, Middle Earth 12, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Mathematics, Punjabi, Social Justice, Spanish, Sustainable Resources, Technical and Professional Communications, Writing.

    (*) Approved AP and IB (all standard level and higher level) courses can be used in place of any approved Grade 12 Canadian high school course.

    (*) Approved Advanced Placement courses are: AP Biology (General), AP Calculus AB or BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A or AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP History of Art, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B and/or Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government & Politics, AP World History.

    (*) Approved International Baccalaureate courses: IB Biology, IB Business Management, IB Chemistry, IB Computer Science, IB Economics, IB English Language A, IB Environmental Systems, IB French Language A and/or French Language B, IB Geography, IB German, IB Greek, IB History, IB History - Asian, IB History - European, IB History and Culture of the Islamic World, IB Latin, IB Mathematics, IB Further Mathematics, IB Music, IB Philosophy, IB Physics, IB Psychology, IB Social and Cultural Anthropology, IB Spanish A and/or Spanish B.

    (**) A fifth Grade 12 course = Any other of the approved Grade 12 courses, and also any Grade 12 course taught in the secondary school including locally-developed courses:  e.g. (First Nations Languages), career preparation courses (Construction 12, etc.), or others (Art 12, Band 12, Information Technology 12, Communications 12, CAPP 12, etc.) or any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.


    Admission Advice

    1. Admission Average = For all provinces, the best grade for each required course will be used (either the course mark or the course mark blended with the provincial exam). 

    2. Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions, Mature Student Entry, Special Entry) should refer to the UNBC Admissions page

  • Chemistry: Master of Science (MSc)
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Master of Science (MSc) Related
  • Child Welfare Certificate
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Certificate
    Program Length:
    30 Credits
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1600 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $5850 Total
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Advice: Early application deadline for secondary school students is before the end of February for September entry. Application deadline for the September intake is July 12; application deadline for the January intake is November 3.
    Program Details:

    Besides the general UNBC admission requirements, applicants must:

    a) have completed a Bachelor of Social Work Degree or Bachelor of Child & Youth Care Degree 

    b) successfully complete a Criminal Record Check

  • Child Welfare Specialization
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Final 2 Years (of 4 Year Program)
    Location: Various locations Contact: 250.960.6629 or email sandra.rathjen@unbc.ca
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1600 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6510 per year
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by February 1 for September entry.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    Completion of 60 credits, including at least 48 credits of liberal arts and sciences courses, and achieved at least a 2.67 ("B-") grade point average. This course work must include the equivalency of the following UNBC courses:

    • SOCW 200-3 - Introduction to Social Work Practice
    • SOCW 201-3 - Introduction to Social Welfare
    • FNST 100-3 - The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
    • WMST 100-3 - Introduction to Women's Studies

    Non-Academic

    • successfully complete a Criminal Record Check
    • Volunteer and paid human service experience
    • Three (3) confidential Reference forms
    • Statement of Intent 

    Admission Advice

    1. Admission to this program is limited and is based on academic qualifications and available space. 

    2. Your grade point average for admission will be calculated based on your most recent 60 credits of undergraduate study.

    3. Use BC Transfer Guide to search course equivalency of UNBC SOCW 200, SOCW 201, FNST 100 and WMST 100 if you are transferring from another post-secondary institution.

    4. For details on selection criteria for different routes into the Program and for  supplementary application forms, click here.

  • Civil Engineering: Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    4 years (155 Credits)
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: 2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6510 per year
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline:

     

    Domestic

    International

    September Semester

    March 1

    March 1

    January Semester

    No Intake

    No Intake

    Late Applications

    if space available

    Note (*)


    (*) International students submitting applications after the stated application deadline may not receive all necessary documentation to study in Canada prior to the semester start date. Choosing to apply after the stated deadline includes this risk.

    Program Details:

    BC High School Graduates require the following for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Program:

    Academic

    1. All of:

    • English 12 or English First Peoples 12
    • Pre-Calculus 12 or Principles of Math 12 
    • Chemistry 11
    • two Academic Science 12 courses (Chemistry 12 and Physics 12 recommended)
    • a fifth Grade 12 course (from * or **)
    • at least a 75% average (calculated based on the above five courses) 

    Footnotes:

    (*) Approved Grade 12 courses are: Applications of Mathematics, BC First Nations Studies, Biology, Business/Hospitality Management, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Civilizations, Economics, English Literature, Français, Français Langue Seconde-Immersion, French, German, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese, Latin, Law, Mandarin, Math Foundations, Middle Earth 12, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Mathematics, Punjabi, Social Justice, Spanish, Sustainable Resources, Technical and Professional Communications, Writing.

    (*) Approved AP and IB (all standard level and higher level) courses can be used in place of any approved Grade 12 Canadian high school course.

    (*) Approved Advanced Placement courses are: AP Biology (General), AP Calculus AB or BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A or AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP History of Art, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B and/or Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government & Politics, AP World History.

    (*) Approved International Baccalaureate courses: IB Biology, IB Business Management, IB Chemistry, IB Computer Science, IB Economics, IB English Language A, IB Environmental Systems, IB French Language A and/or French Language B, IB Geography, IB German, IB Greek, IB History, IB History - Asian, IB History - European, IB History and Culture of the Islamic World, IB Latin, IB Mathematics, IB Further Mathematics, IB Music, IB Philosophy, IB Physics, IB Psychology, IB Social and Cultural Anthropology, IB Spanish A and/or Spanish B.

    (**) A fifth Grade 12 course = Any other of the approved Grade 12 courses, and also any Grade 12 course taught in the secondary school including locally-developed courses:  e.g. (First Nations Languages), career preparation courses (Construction 12, etc.), or others (Art 12, Band 12, Information Technology 12, Communications 12, CAPP 12, etc.) or any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.


    Admission Advice

    1. Admission Average = for all provinces, the best grade for each required course will be used (either the course mark or the course mark blended with the provincial exam). 

    2. Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions, Mature Student Entry, Special Entry) should refer to the UNBC Admissions page

    3. Admission to the program is limited and is based on academic qualifications and available space

    4. Physics 12, Chemistry 12 and Biology 11 or 12 are strongly recommended for the purpose of meeting course prerequisite of first-year courses in the program.

     

  • Commerce Concentration
    Institution:
    CNC
    Program Credentials:
    Associate Degree, University Block Transfer, University Course Transfer
    Program Length:
    Two Years
    Location: Prince George, Quesnel
    Approx. Cost of Books: $2000 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6600 Total
    Application Fee: $40
    Application Deadline: Applications for programs that start the following Fall are accepted from mid-September to March 31.

    Applications for the Winter entry should be received by October 31. Early application is recommended to ensure priority admissions processing and review.

    Program Details:

    Academic

    1. One of:

    • high school graduation with English 12 or English First Peoples 12
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
    • Grade 11 completion (with an outstanding academic record in the year of application)

    Admission Advice
    1. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called course prerequisites) which are listed within College of New Caledonia’s course description. Check course prerequisites before registering individual courses. If you need help meeting course prerequisites, academic upgrading options are available.

  • Commerce: Bachelor Degree
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George Campus
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1600 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $6400 per year
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline:
    Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline is March 1 for the September and May entry, and November 1 for the January entry. Students are encouraged to apply early in advance of application deadlines. Deadlines are subject to change and may be extended.

     

    Domestic

    International

    May Semester

    March 1

    * (note)

    September Semester

    March 1

    March 1

    January Semester

    November 1

    June 1


    *applications are not encouraged for the May semester from international students, unless applicants are transferring from a Canadian post-secondary institution.


    Application Advice: Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for secondary school students is March 1 for September entry and November 2 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.
    Program Details:

    BC High School Graduates require the following for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce Program:

    Academic

    • English 12 or English First Peoples 12
    • three approved Grade 12 courses * 
    • a fifth Grade 12 course **
    • at least a 65% average
    • Pre-Calculus 12 is recommended to meet course prerequisites

    Footnotes:

    (*) Approved Grade 12 courses are: Applications of Mathematics, BC First Nations Studies, Biology, Business/Hospitality Management, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Civilizations, Economics, English Literature, Français, Français Langue Seconde-Immersion, French, German, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese, Latin, Law, Mandarin, Math Foundations, Middle Earth 12, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Mathematics, Punjabi, Social Justice, Spanish, Sustainable Resources, Technical and Professional Communications, Writing.

    (*) Approved AP and IB (all standard level and higher level) courses can be used in place of any approved Grade 12 Canadian high school course.

    (*) Approved Advanced Placement courses are: AP Biology (General), AP Calculus AB or BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A or AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP History of Art, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B and/or Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government & Politics, AP World History.

    (*) Approved International Baccalaureate courses: IB Biology, IB Business Management, IB Chemistry, IB Computer Science, IB Economics, IB English Language A, IB Environmental Systems, IB French Language A and/or French Language B, IB Geography, IB German, IB Greek, IB History, IB History - Asian, IB History - European, IB History and Culture of the Islamic World, IB Latin, IB Mathematics, IB Further Mathematics, IB Music, IB Philosophy, IB Physics, IB Psychology, IB Social and Cultural Anthropology, IB Spanish A and/or Spanish B.

    (**) A fifth Grade 12 course = Any other of the approved Grade 12 courses, and also any Grade 12 course taught in the secondary school including locally-developed courses:  e.g. (First Nations Languages), career preparation courses (Construction 12, etc.), or others (Art 12, Band 12, Information Technology 12, Communications 12, CAPP 12, etc.) or any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.

    Admission Advice

    1. Admission Average = For all provinces the best grade for each required course will be used (either the course mark or the course mark blended with the provincial exam). 

    2. Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions, Mature Student Entry, Special Entry) should refer to the UNBC Admissions page

  • Community and Population Health: Aboriginal and Rural Health - Major or Honours
    Institution:
    UNBC
    Program Credentials:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Program Length:
    Four Years
    Location: Prince George
    Approx. Cost of Books: $1600 per year
    Approx. Tuition Cost: $7000 year one
    Application Fee: $35.70
    Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by February 1 for September entry.

    Program Details:

    BC High School Graduates require the following for entry into the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program:

    Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

    • English 12 or English First Peoples 12 (70%)
    • Pre-Calculus 11 or Principles of Math 11 (70%)
    • Chemistry 11 or equivalent (70%)
    • Biology 12 (70%)
    • two other approved Grade 12 courses *
    • a fifth Grade 12 course **
    • at least a 70% admission average
    • Pre-Calculus 12 is recommended to meet course prerequisites

    Footnotes:

    (*) Approved Grade 12 courses are: Applications of Mathematics, BC First Nations Studies, Biology, Business/Hospitality Management, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Civilizations, Economics, English Literature, Français, Français Langue Seconde-Immersion, French, German, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese, Latin, Law, Mandarin, Math Foundations, Middle Earth 12, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Mathematics, Punjabi, Social Justice, Spanish, Sustainable Resources, Technical and Professional Communications, Writing.

    (*) Approved AP and IB (all standard level and higher level) courses can be used in place of any approved Grade 12 Canadian high school course.

    (*) Approved Advanced Placement courses are: AP Biology (General), AP Calculus AB or BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A or AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP History of Art, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B and/or Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government & Politics, AP World History.

    (*) Approved International Baccalaureate courses: IB Biology, IB Business Management, IB Chemistry, IB Computer Science, IB Economics, IB English Language A, IB Environmental Systems, IB French Language A and/or French Language B, IB Geography, IB German, IB Greek, IB History, IB History - Asian, IB History - European, IB History and Culture of the Islamic World, IB Latin, IB Mathematics, IB Further Mathematics, IB Music, IB Philosophy, IB Physics, IB Psychology, IB Social and Cultural Anthropology, IB Spanish A and/or Spanish B.

    (**) A fifth Grade 12 course = Any other of the approved Grade 12 courses, and also any Grade 12 course taught in the secondary school including locally-developed courses:  e.g. (First Nations Languages), career preparation courses (Construction 12, etc.), or others (Art 12, Band 12, Information Technology 12, Communications 12, CAPP 12, etc.) or any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.

    Admission Advice

    1. Admission Average = For all provinces the best grade for each required course will be used (either the course mark or the course mark blended with the provincial exam). 

    2. Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions, Mature Student Entry, Special Entry) should refer to the UNBC Admissions page.

    3. Self-identified Aboriginal applicants who meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admission to the program are given priority for up to 20% of the first-year seats for the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.