Early explorer Simon Fraser gave the central Interior region of British Columbia the name “New Caledonia,” meaning “New Scotland.” The College of New Caledonia has served the region since 1969 and now provides more than 70 certificate, diploma, associate degree, apprenticeship, university transfer, and academic upgrading programs. It has six campuses spread across Prince George, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Quesnel, and Vanderhoof.
A great destination for nature enthusiasts, many of CNC’s campuses have breathtaking natural surroundings. The main Prince George campus is near Jasper National Park and the Rocky Mountains. Meanwhile, Fort St. James is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes and rivers, and Burns Lake is in the heart of B.C.’s beautiful Lakes District. Students who wish to live on campus can do so at the Prince George campus, which has a student residence offering private single rooms with kitchenettes.
CNC offers programs in areas like health and human services, technology, business, and culinary, with small class sizes in every field. The school will launch a new diagnostic sonography diploma in January 2019. Once it’s running, it will be the only program of its kind available in northern B.C.
Indigenous students have access to CNC’s Aboriginal Resource Centre, which provides academic support, study space, a computer lab, and access to a cultural adviser.
|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)||$3,309||$3,075||$4,430||Yes|
• Trades Discovery: An introductory course that provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience across four mechanical and construction trades. It also familiarizes students with the apprenticeship system.
• Tourism and Hotel Management: A post-diploma program aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills required to pursue management roles.
• Early Childhood Care: An added second year in this program allows students to meet the requirements for special needs and infant and toddler specializations.
• University Studies
• Trades and Technology
• Business Management
• Health Sciences
• Human Services