Northwest Community College offers a comprehensive range of accredited first- and second-year university level Arts and Sciences courses and programs to begin or complete your post-secondary academic education. Students can complete a collaborative Bachelor's degree, an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, and Arts and Science courses that earn credits and transfer to post-secondary institutions in BC. University credit courses are offered during the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.
Associate Degree Programs
NWCC offers two-year university-transferable associate degrees in Arts and Science. Associate degrees are valuable employment and education credentials and are equivalent to the first two years of a four-year bachelor degree that, in most cases, transfer directly into the third year of degree programs at BC universities.
Associate of Arts Degrees
- Associate of Arts - General Studies
- Associate of Arts - Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management Specialization
- Associate of Arts - Criminology Specialization
- Associate of Arts - First Nations Studies Specialization
- Associate of Arts - Sustainable Communities Specialization
Associate of Science Degrees
- Associate of Science - General Studies
- Associate of Science - Environmental Geosciences Specialization
Bachelor's Degree Programs
NWCC offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in collaboration with the University of Northern British Columbia, the College of New Caledonia and Northern Health, and a degree in General Studies in collaboration with Athabasca University.
Northwest Community College offers a comprehensive range of accredited first- and second-year university level Arts and Sciences courses and programs to begin or complete your post-secondary academic education.
Students can complete programs that earn credits and transfer to post-secondary institutions in BC. University credit courses are offered during the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.
- Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) | Certificate | Diploma | Post-Degree Diploma
- Applied Earth and Environmental Studies | Certificate
- Community, Crime, and Social Justice (CCSJ) | Certificate
- Criminology | Diploma
- Early Childhood Education (ECE) | Certificate
- First Nations Fine Arts | Certificate | Diploma
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Transfer | Certificate
- Social Service Worker (SSW) | Certificate | Diploma
University Certificate Programs
NWCC University Credit (UC) certificate programs are based on one year of course work where the majority of study is concentrated within a single discipline. Certificate programs are designed for students who wish to pursue entry-level employment in the area of study after just one year of post-secondary education. Most of the courses within certificate programs are transferable to other post-secondary programs, and students can choose to continue their studies, pursue an Associate Degree at NWCC or an undergraduate degree at any university.
Certificate programs generally include applied community-based projects, practicums and/or field-based studies. Certificate programs are specifically designed to meet the employment or career needs of learners in the areas served by NWCC. The needs of rural, First Nation, adult students and those who have previously faced barriers to post-secondary education are incorporated into the curriculum of the certificate programs.
University Credit Field Schools
Every year, students have an exciting learning option through our world famous field schools. Participating students combine University Credit (UC) credit courses with a unique cultural experience in a number of beautiful Northwest BC locations.
University Credit Degree Completion (Block Transfer Agreements)
NWCC University Credit students can earn the first two years of a four-year Bachelor Degree and then transfer* directly into the third year of a degree program at BC universities. It is important to choose courses to reflect your degree completion goal. NWCC Advisors are here to assist you in planning your program of studies. In certain degrees such as the bachelor of Nursing the degree can be completed in Terrace.
To see a complete list of Northwest Community College's Block Transfer Agreeements please visit the BC Transfer Guide and type Northwest Community College in the "From Institution" field and click "Search". Many programs have block transfer agreements that allow you to transfer your first two years at NWCC to other institutions to complete your degree. Please see our Articulation Officer for assistance or more information.
University Credit Distance Courses
NWCC offers a number of courses using an online, web conference, or video conference format. Course offerings vary from year to year.
NWCC Course Categories*
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FIRST NATIONS STUDIES
*Note: Not all courses are offered each semester. Check the timetable for current course offerings.