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University Credit (UC) - Options

University Credit

Northwest Community College offers you 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. You 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 any post-secondary institution in BC. University credit courses are offered during the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Northwest Community College 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.

Associate Degree Programs

Northwest Community College 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 Degree

Associate of Science Degree

Core Course Guarantee

Northwest Community College offers a core set of first-year courses that allow students to complete the first year of an Associate of Arts degree in as little as one full academic year at Prince Rupert, Smithers and Terrace campuses.

NWCC also offers a core set of second-year courses required to complete a two-year Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree in as little as two full academic years at Prince Rupert or Terrace campus, and those required to complete an Associate of Arts degree in as little as three years at Smithers Campus (this can be shortened if combined with online courses).

University Credit Program

Many education and career paths begin with university credit courses at NWCC. Whatever your career goal - medicine, computer science, chemical engineering, environmental sustainability, education - if you intend to acquire an undergraduate degree at a university you can complete your first two years of study here. With over two hundred university arts and science courses, you can earn the first two years of a four-year bachelor degree at NWCC, and then transfer directly into the third year of degree programs at BC universities.

Register in a single course, transfer two years of university-level credits, take courses for professional development or to fulfill life-long learning needs - you can meet your educational needs in the University Credit program.

Students who complete a minimum 60 specific credits (normally 20 courses) may apply for an Associate Degree or Arts and Science Diploma from Northwest Community College. See Associate Degree Programs.

Credits earned at accredited post-secondary institutions in BC may be transferred to Northwest Community College and be used for degree and program requirements. Talk to an Educational Advisor today.

Students who do not have the prerequisites for the courses they want may upgrade by taking Career and College Preparation courses along with selected university credit courses. Talk to an Educational Advisor about how this can work for you.

Distance Learning

Several University Arts and Science courses are offered via Distance Education. For a current list of courses, please visit Distance Courses.