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North Island College

Flag of Canada British Columbia, Canada
School ID: SC010037
Rank: 8,124
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Applied number: 4
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General description

North Island College (NIC) is honoured to acknowledge the traditional territories of the combined 35 First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish traditions, on whose traditional and unceded territories the college’s campuses are situated.

North Island College is a comprehensive community college that focuses on student success. We proudly serve more than 9,000 students annually at our four campuses, our learning centre and through online and in-community learning.

NIC was established in 1975 as a primarily distance education institution. It now serves students at Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni and Mixalakwila campuses, as well as through many in-community programs delivered in partnership with remote communities across 80,000 km2 from Ucluelet on Vancouver Island’s west coast to Bella Coola on the central mainland.

We are distinguished by our commitment to student success through strong partnership agreements with universities and colleges across BC, the US and around the world. NIC has been internationally recognized for its technology-enabled distance learning and responsive in-community programs.

Why choose North Island College

That is why NIC offers industry-approved skills training, nationally recognized credentials, networking opportunities, applied skills and knowledge. Our students gain in-demand skills and credentials that employers are looking. To help you start, we have compiled answers to the most common questions we hear as students choose what and where they will study.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $CAD 13,500
Cost of Living/Year $CAD 13,250
Application Fee $CAD 100
Estimated Total/Year|$CAD 26,850

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  • Fine Art
  • Tourism & Hospitality


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