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Career & College Preparation (CCP)


Our program allows you to complete your adult dogwood, prepare for future career opportunities, improve grades on courses you have already finished, and complete prerequisites for post-secondary programs at NWCC and beyond. We offer a friendly learning environment with flexible course schedules.

Plus, you can earn certificates along the way:

  1. Fundamental CCP
  2. Intermediate CCP
  3. Advanced CCP
  4. Diploma-level CCP

The fourth level earns you a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood).

In order to find out where your learning journey starts, please contact an Educational Advisor.

Program Outline 

You can take courses part-time or full-time. You will learn in a one-on-one, self-paced, or group-lecture format, depending on the courses you sign up for. There are some distance and online options. Some courses may not be available at all campuses.

Below is a list of the courses we offer, and at the bottom of this webpage, the tuition options that are available.

CCP Fundamental Level

The Fundamental Certificate requires completion of both ENGL 026 and MATH 026, or completion of ENGL 026 or MATH 026 and placement at a higher level in the other course.

CCP Intermediate Level (Grade 10)

  • CPST 030: Intermediate Computer Studies
  • EDCP 030: Intermediate Education and Career Planning
  • ENGL 030: Intermediate English
  • MATH 0301/0302: Intermediate Math
  • MATH 032: Math for Trades
  • MATH 091: Cook Training Math (Not eligible for Math requirement for Intermediate Level Certificate)
  • SCIE 030: Intermediate Science

The Intermediate Certificate requires completion of English and a Math, plus two of the following courses at the Intermediate Level: Science; Social Science; Education and Career Planning or Computer Studies.

CCP Advanced Level (Grade 11)

The Advanced Certificate requires completion of an English, a Math, a Science or Computer Science or Computer Studies plus one option at the Advanced Level or higher.

CCP Provincial Level (Grade 12)

The BC Adult Graduation Diploma “Adult Dogwood” requires Provincial Level English or higher, Advanced Level Mathematics or higher, three additional courses at the Provincial Level or higher, or, Advanced Social Sciences and two Provincial or higher courses.

Admission Requirements 

For entry into CCP, you need to: 

  • be at least 18 years of age, OR
  • have already earned Grade 12 standing, OR
  • be 17 years of age and out of public school for at least one year, OR
  • have a written recommendation from a local high school principal; AND
  • meet with an NWCC Educational Advisor to decide the best courses for you.

The number of spaces available to students under 18 is limited. If you are under 18 years old or if you do not meet the course prerequisites, please contact an Educational Advisor.

Dates and Locations 

CCP runs from September until April, and during the spring/summer at some campuses. You can join at any time if space is available in the classes you are interested in.

Classes are held in:

  • Hazelton
  • Prince Rupert
  • Smithers
  • Terrace
Program Fees 

The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) provides assistance for eligible CCP students. Assistance may include payment of fees plus transportation, textbook and supply costs.

There may also be bursaries and scholarships available to you.

We offer tuition rates based on how many hours you will be in class. How many hours you are in class depends on when you can attend classes and which classes you want to attend. Tuition is billed based on the week. (Please see below for international tuition table.)

Hours per week Mandatory Fees Per Week  Student Union Fees Per Semester (15 Weeks) 
0-4 hours  $.90 to a maximum of $13.50 per semester  $41.52
4.1-8 hours  $1.76 to a maximum of $26.40 per semester $41.52
8.1-14 hours $3.55 to a maximum of $53.25 per semester $41.52
14.1-21 hours  $5.27 to a maximum of $79.05 per semester  $41.52
21.1 +  $7.27 to a maximum of $109.05 per semster  $41.52

Fees are effective as of August 2018.  Student Union fees of $41.52 per semester will be added to the student account.
**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.
Domestic students may be able to apply for help to pay your fees. Please come to the college and ask an advisor about financial assistance or funding that may be available.
Books may be available in the library or may be purchased second hand.


Hours per week International Tuition and Fees per 15 week semester

(International Students are Charged a Flat Rate per Semester)

0-4 hours 


4.1-8 hours  $1,374.84
8.1-14 hours $2,727.39
14.1-21 hours  $4,079.49
21.1 + 


Fees are effective as of August 2018 and do not include student union fees. Student Union fees of $41.52 per semester will be added to the student account.

**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.

**International Student Tuition does NOT include Health Insurance Fees of $234.60