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Associate of Arts Aboriginal Studies
Associate of Arts Aboriginal Studies

Associate of Arts Aboriginal Studies

  • ID:CoNC010019
  • Level:University Preparation/ Transfer Program
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • Provide a scanned copy of your passport data pages.
  • Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples) or
  • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate or
  • GED Certificate or
  • Grade 11, with an outstanding academic record, in the year of application 
  • Note 1: It is recommended that high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths. 
  • Note 2: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites. 
  • Note 3: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of the specific courses you select. 

English Requirement

  • Provide proof of English Language Proficiency either a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT), an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent as determined by the College of New Caledonia or have completed CNC’s English for Academic Purposes.

Course Information

Aboriginal Studies (ABST) offers you a chance to better understand the cultures, traditions, history, and contemporary concerns of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and especially in the CNC region.

This program is an excellent entry into post-secondary social science and humanities for academically inclined students who are motivated to connect with the rich cultural traditions of Canada's First Nations and earn university program credits.

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Required Courses

  • ABST-111, Metis Study II-Art Mat & Cult, 3, 15 weeks

  • ABST-110, Metis Studies, 3, 15 weeks

  • ABST-100, Yinka Dene Worldview, 3, 15 weeks

  • ABST-101, Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, 3, 15 weeks

  • ANTH-101, Intro to Socio-Cultural Anthro, 3, 15 weeks

  • ANTH-102, Physical Anthro. & Archaeology, 3, 15 weeks

  • ENGL-103, Composition & Style, 3, 15 weeks

  • ENGL-107, Aboriginal Literature, 3, 15 weeks

  • HIST-103, History of Canada to 1867, 3, 15 weeks

One of:

  • ENGL 219 or ENGL 220


  • 9 Credits taken in two or more subject areas

One of:

  • MATH-100, Precalculus Mathematics, 3, 15 weeks

  • CSC-105, Intro. to Computers & Program. & Programming, 3, 15 weeks

Lab Science

  • 3 credits Lab Science (excl APSC or CSC)


  • 3 credits science

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Academic Upgrading

  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Burns Lake - Fort St. James - Mackenzie - Prince George - Quesnel - Vanderhoof
FEES: BC Adult Education is Tuition-Free*
START DATE: Spring 2020 - Spring 2021
  • Alternate Delivery
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Aboriginal Studies provides  a good academic foundation for a broad range of eventual private, non-profit and government sectors, including:

  • Community development

  • Education and childcare

  • Counselling and social services

Associate degrees from CNC transfer into university programs and give you preferential admission at public universities and university-colleges in BC. (Consult the British Columbia Transfer Guide and check with CNC advisors to verify transferability of credits.)

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Insurance:$1800CAD ($75.00 per month, per student, effective Jan. 1, 2020.)

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