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 always offered programs distinctly relevant to northern British Columbia. These include 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. kilometres.

Many of the school’s campuses have breathtaking natural surroundings, making them appealing destinations for nature enthusiasts. The Fort St. James campus is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes and rivers, for example, and Burns Lake is in the heart of the province’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. The school offers hands-on training through shop spaces, labs, practicum placements and work-integrated learning opportunities.

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

Cool options


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) $3,060 $3,060 $3,060-$4,590 Yes

Cool Options

  • Natural Resources and Forest Technology: Students apply classroom lessons to hands-on projects in CNC’s 12,500-hectare Research Forest.
  • Fine Arts: This one-year certificate is taught in part by professional artists. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher can transfer into second year at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver.
  • Civil Engineering Technology: Students learn through classroom instruction, computer-aided design and modelling, field surveying and laboratory testing.

Popular Programs

  • Business Management
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Human Resources Management
  • Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing
  • Industrial Mechanic

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