College of New Caledonia
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Tuition: $2,600.00  Students: 5,000
3330 - 22nd Avenue
Prince George, BC      V2N 1P8
250 562-2131

College of New Caledonia

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) was founded in 1969, and had its first convocation of 37 graduates in 1971. It was established in Prince George, British Columbia as a descendant of BC Vocational School. This publicly-funded post-secondary institution has an estimated 5,000 students every year in 90 distinct programs in Science And Technology, Trades And Industry, Adult Basic Education / Upgrading, Health Sciences, Community And Continuing Education, and Business And Management. Its mission is to provide access to lifelong learning and facilitate the achievement of educational and personal goals. The College's motto is “Toujours la ... ... continued below

About College of New Caledonia

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Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

New Caledonia has campuses in Vanderfhoof, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James, Valemount, Burns Lake, Mackenzie, Quesnel, and Prince George. Its almost 118,000 kilometers of land more than makes up 12% of the province. New Caledonian students can transfer their credits to Royal Roads University, University of North Columbia, Thompson Rivers University, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, and University of British Columbia. The Student Residence in the Prince George Campus is the housing accommodation for students who plan to live on the campus. It has 92 private rooms, and comes with a small fridge, sink, oven, mini kitchen with microwave, bed, lamp, chair, desk, and closet. Most of the rooms share one bathroom with another room, and there are also four rooms that can be used by students with disabilities.

Student Services and Student Life

The College of New Caledonia offers the following services to students: Aboriginal liason (Burns Lake), Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) (Prince George), Adult Education Centre (Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake), Ashurst Children's Centre (Burns Lake) Licensed community daycare centre, Bursaries and scholarships, Cafeteria (Prince George), Campus tour (Prince George), Career Centre (Vanderhoof), Centre for Student Success (Prince George), Chaplaincy, Children, family and community programs (Burns Lake), Cinema CNC (Prince George), College Store (Prince George, small store also at Burns Lake campus), Counselling and Advising (Prince George), Deli (Prince George, Dental Clinic (Prince George), Disability Resource Centre (Prince George), Employment opportunities at CNC, Financial Aid (Prince George), Get help with student loans, or apply for bursaries and scholarships; Food Services; Fundraising Society; Health and Safety; Information Technology Services (Prince George); Kodiaks Restaurant (Prince George); Library (in Prince George, Burns Lake, Mackenzie, Quesnel, Valemount, and Vanderhoof; Media Services (Prince George); Online learning (Mackenzie); Orientation; Parking; Recreation (Prince George) Work out in the weight room, play squash, or take classes in Pilates, Tai Chi, or dance. Or, play intramural basketball, floor hockey, or soccer; Residence (Prince George); Room Finder; Room Bookings (Prince George); Security and First Aid; Student Employment Services (Prince George); and Students' Union.

Students who are into recreational activities can take advantage of the following: Health and Wellness, Intramurals, Outdoor Recreation, Clubs, Forms, and Bouldering Wall.

Academic Programs

Accounting and Finance Diploma

Administrative Assistant Certificate

Advanced Professional Communcations Certificate

Applied Science (First-Year Engineering) Certificate

Associate of Arts Degree

Associate of Science Degree

Automotive Technician Foundation-Level Certificate

Business Administration Certificate

Business Administration Diploma

Carpentry Foundation-Level Certificate

Chinook Diploma

Community Support Worker Certificate

Computer/Network Electronics Technician Certificate

Cook's Assistant Program

Criminology Diploma

Culinary Arts Certificate

Dental Assisting Certificate

Dental Hygiene Diploma

Early Childhood Education Aboriginal Certificate

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Education Assistant Certificate

Electrical Foundation-Level Certificate

English as a Second Language Program

Excavator Training Program

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Advanced Diploma

Fine Arts Certificate

First Nations Certificate/Diploma

General Educational Development Tests

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Mechanics Foundation-Level Certificate

Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Certificate

Human Kinetics Diploma

Human Service Citation

Industrial Mechanic/Machinist Certificate

Job Education and Training (JET) Program

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

Management Diploma

Marketing and Management Diploma

Medical Laboratory Technology Science Diploma

Natural Resources and Environmental Technology Diploma

New Media Communications and Design Diploma

Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Northern Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism Certificate

Nursing Unit Clerk Certificate

Office Assistant Certificate

Plumbing Foundation-Level Program

Power Engineering (3rd Class) Certificate

Power Engineering (4th Class) Certificate

Practical Nursing Certificate

Pre-UNBC Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Diploma

Residential Construction Framing Technician Certificate

Resource Industry Certificate

Social Service Worker Certificate

Social Service Worker Diploma

Techniques for Access, Reaching Goals, and Employment Training (TARGET) Program

University (Transfer) Studies

Welding Levels C, B and A and Testing

Women's Studies and Gender Relations Diploma

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College has a broad range of awards that are given to deserving students. The awards are categorized into four divisions: Business Division, College Foundations Division; Health Science & Social Service Division; Open Awards, Technology Division, Trades Division; and University Transfer Division.

Prince George Information

Prince George is the largest city in northern British Columbia. With 1600 lakes and rivers, four ski hills and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and cross-country trails within a day of town, Prince Georgians are what you might call fanatical about their recreation.

In Prince George. wood drives the local economy, with forestry, plywood manufacture, numerous sawmills and three pulp mills as major employers and customers. The Mountain pine beetle epidemic has resulted in a short term boom in the forest industry as companies rush to cut dead standing trees before they have no value. Sawmill closures and the creation of 'supermills' is already being seen in the area and more closures are expected. Mining exploration and development may become the future of Prince George.


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