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Terrace campus open -

The Terrace campus will be open on Wednesday, Jan 31 for regular operations.

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Sarah Zimmerman, APR
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Northwest Community College
cell: 250.631.6007

Terrace campus to close at 12 p.m. due to inclement weather -

January 30, 2018

Due to today’s snowstorm, Northwest Community College’s Terrace campus will be closed effective 12 noon. This is to permit our facilities department the opportunity to properly clear the snow and create a safe environment for staff, faculty and students in hopes of reopening tomorrow morning. 

All classes this afternoon at the Terrace campus are cancelled.

The forecast is calling for more...

Government support exploration - Government support continues for exploration and mining training -

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is continuing its support of the Northwest School of Exploration & Mining pilot program based at Northwest Community College's School of Exploration & Mining through renewed funding in the amount of $300,000. Offered in partnership with the Smithers Exploration Group (SEG), the pilot program delivers basic exploration skills training programs to local and First Nations communities...

Mining Rocks Smithers -

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, (MEMPR) will be launching its Mining Rocks Career and Job Opportunities Tour 2006 this Wednesday in Smithers - home of Northwest Community Colleges School of Exploration and Mining. The School recently received a $300,000 grant from MEMPR for year two of its industry training programs and has set the standard for delivery from which the government will expand educational offerings...

Exploration training begins - Exploration training programs begin in the Northwest -

More exploration training programs will be available to residents of northwest BC as Northwest Community College's (NWCC) School of Exploration and Mining begins its second year of program offerings. "Through continued Government support and partnership with Smithers Exploration Group (SEG) we have been able to expand the School's first year program offerings as well as introduce new training opportunities," explains NWCC president, Stephanie...

NWCC & CNC partner - NWCC & CNC offer joint mining exploration program in Mackenzie -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) has partnered with the College of New Caledonia (CNC) to bring a new mineral exploration training program to northeast British Columbia. The Mining Exploration Field Assistant (MEFA) program offers field assistant training for the booming exploration industry. "This co-operative venture between CNC and NWCC shows that community colleges are the obvious choice for bringing entry-level training to the First...

Students from Across Canada - Course Attracts Students from Across Canada -

Northwest Community College's Introduction to Metal Leaching and Acid Rock Drainage (ML/ARD) course is attracting students from every corner of the country. "Approximately half of our students for the course come from outside of BC," explains Margo Van der Touw, Dean of Continuing and International Education at NWCC. "We have had registrants from as far away as Iqaluit, Nunavut and St. John's, Newfoundland." One explanation for the national...

Freda Diesing School of Art - NWCC launches Freda Diesing School of Art and Design -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) today announced the launch of the Freda Diesing School of Art and Design. Freda's sister, Bobbi Perry, was on hand to officially grant the College permission to use the name of Freda Diesing at the day's signing ceremony. "Freda Diesing was an exceptional carver, teacher and mentor to many carving students throughout the northwest, Alaska and even Costa Rica. Her death in 2002 was a blow to all who knew her...

Applied Research - Applied Research Agenda Gains Momentum -

As one of a growing number of northern colleges emerging as community leaders in northern scholarship, Northwest Community College (NWCC) is playing a leading role in the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS). Dr. Jim McDonald, NWCC executive director of the House of Learning and Applied Research, is past president of ACUNS and has served in a number of other leadership capacities throughout the organizations 30-...

Students Celebrate -

Aboriginal learners complete Mining Exploration & Natural Resources Field Assistant Program

April 23, 2014

SMITHERS, BC-- Wet’suwet’en students and community members participated in a celebration of learning today, marking their completion of Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration & Mining (NWCC SEM) Mining Exploration & Natural Resource Field Assistant program...