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 offers 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, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Mackenzie—spanning a region of 117,500 sq. km.

Many of the school’s campuses have breathtaking natural surroundings, making them appealing destinations for nature enthusiasts. The Fort St. James campus, which is surrounded by lakes and rivers, is an example.

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.

CNC’s new Aboriginal student housing facility will open this September and offer culturally supportive housing for Indigenous students from remote communities. (Eighteen 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.

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) $3,170-$12,935 $3,257-$7,067 $4,662-$5,781 Yes

Cool options

  • Accounting and Finance: This new program prepares students for entry-level positions in public and private industries. Graduates can enter the CPA professional education program.
  • Web and Graphic Design: Students develop visual and virtual communication skills, along with project management and creative problem solving, in one- and two-year diploma programs.
  • Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing: Students complete their third and fourth year at the University of Northern British Columbia and graduate with knowledge in rural nursing and First Nations health.

Popular Programs

  • Business Management
  • University Transfer
  • Academic Upgrading
  • Human Resources Management

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