The College has four campuses: The Comox Valley campus, which is the largest campus, opened in 1992, followed by Port Alberni’s Roger Street campus in 1995 and the Campbell River campus in 1997. Some of the more remote communities, such as Ucluelet and Gold River, have access centres as well as outside of Vancouver Island (Bella Coola and Cortes Island). The Comox Valley has numerous portables and four main buildings. The main building is the Discovery Hall, which includes the library, classrooms, staff offices, and registration desks. Campbell has Raven Hall and Puntledge Hall, and together with Discovery Hall, are connected by a raised skyway.
The newest building in Comox Valley is Tyee Hall, which contains the college bookstore, cafeteria, classrooms and computer labs. Campbell River campus is subdivided into two: The Tebo Road Vocational Centre and the South Dogwood Street Campus. South Dogwood is uniquely shared with the Timberline Secondary School. Port Alberni campus is one main building with a residence building located inside it. Other facilities of the campus include a state of the art trades and nursing facilities, a full service gourmet bistro, only online astronomy lab, one out of the only four Anagama kilns in existence, and the only commercial screen press for student learning.
North Island College offers the following services: Aboriginal Services, Access for Students with Disabilities Services, Counselling, Library, Math Centre, Peer Support Network, and Writing Centre, Student Advisors, Apprenticeship, University Transfer, Transfer Possibilities, Assessment Services, Financial Aid, Awards, Distance Learning, Study Abroad, Tuition & Costs, Book Search, Bookstores, Child Care, Computer Access & Wireless, Emergencies & Closures, Other Services & Facilities, Transportation (free parking at NIC, carpooling, free and accessible bike racks), and Work (Cooperative Education, Online Tutorials, Job Listings & Search Sites, Education Planning, Career Planning, Carpooling).
Students who are registered in the College are automatically members of the Student Union. The association is involved with local, provincial, and national student movement campaigns to lobby for the students’ rights. They are also involved in the extracurricular activities of the students, and have been holding successful welcome events and barbecues at the Comox Valley, Port Alberni, and Campbell River campuses.
The College has a specific website dedicated to off-campus housing services. Students can use the OCH101 housing research resource to review numerous types of properties, post a personal profile, and search for possible roommates. They can also find it useful in knowing more about transportation, landlord-tenant relations, safety and security, and area resources information
Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest city in the area commonly known as the Comox Valley. In the Comox Valley it really is possible to enjoy the best of all seasons - you can be knee-deep in a winter wonderland, then within half an hour be dusting the snow off your boots on a lush green golf course, or paddling a kayak through sparkling blue waters.
The Comox Valley is also a thriving centre for arts and culture. Four major museums, live theatre, a dynamic music scene, an active artist community and year round cultural festivals and events are just a few of the many attractions the Comox Valley has to offer. With Its stunning views and vibrant combination of outdoor adventures and cultural activities, it is no surprise that the Comox Valley is one of BC's top year-round destinations.