College of New Caledonia

College of New Caledonia | Prince George, B.C. | Founded 1969

College of New Caledonia students in the forest

Students in the field. (College of New Caledonia)

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) is deeply rooted in its region and has offered programs distinctly relevant to northern British Columbia since 1969. CNC offers a full range of programs in university studies, business, health sciences, and trades and technologies. The college has six community campuses—in Prince George, Quesnel, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Mackenzie and Fort St. James—spanning a region of 117,500 sq. km.

Many of CNC’s campuses have breathtaking natural surroundings, making them great destinations for nature enthusiasts. The main Prince George campus is near Jasper National Park and the Rocky Mountains. Fort St. James is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes and rivers, and Burns Lake is in the heart of British Columbia’s beautiful Lakes District.

Students have diverse ways to study and connect at CNC. They include digital delivery instruction (DDI), online education and in-classroom learning.

This year, CNC began construction on culturally supportive housing for Indigenous students who come to Prince George from remote areas. (Twenty-three per cent of CNC’s full-time students identify themselves as Indigenous: First Nation, Métis or Inuit.) The college’s Aboriginal Resource Centre provides academic support, study space, computer labs and access to a cultural adviser for Indigenous students. An Elder is also available at the centre to support students as they pursue education.


Size of school Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 Yes

Cool Options

  • Web and Graphic Design: Students learn visual and online communication strategies, digital art and interactive media, web design and typography.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: This program offers students training in both cardiac and general ultrasound. CNC’s lab has state-of-the-art ultrasound machines and simulators.
  • Heavy Mechanical Trades: CNC recently opened the Heavy Mechanics Trades training facility. A two-year program allows students to get more classroom education before they complete their work-based hours.

Popular Programs

  • Business Management
  • Arts and Science
  • Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing
  • Human Resources Management

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