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University Credit (UC) Programs

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

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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

University Transfer

Northwest Community College offers 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.

Students 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 post-secondary institutions in BC. University credit courses are offered during the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.

University Certificate Programs

NWCC University Credit  (UC) certificate programs are based on one year of course work where the majority of study is concentrated within a single discipline. Certificate programs are designed for students who wish to pursue entry-level employment in the area of study after just one year of post-secondary education. Most of the courses within certificate programs are transferable to other post-secondary programs, and students can choose to continue their studies, pursue an Associate Degree at NWCC or an undergraduate degree at any university.

Certificate programs generally include applied community-based projects, practicums and/or field-based studies. Certificate programs are specifically designed to meet the employment or career needs of learners in the areas served by NWCC. The needs of rural, First Nation, adult students and those who have previously faced barriers to post-secondary education are incorporated into the curriculum of the certificate programs.

University Credit Field Schools

Every year, students have an exciting learning option through our world famous field schools. Participating students combine University Credit (UC) credit courses with a unique cultural experience in a number of beautiful Northwest BC locations.   

University Credit Degree Completion

NWCC University Credit students can earn the first two years of a four-year Bachelor Degree and then transfer* directly into the third year of a degree program at BC universities. It is important to choose courses to reflect your degree completion goal. NWCC Advisors are here to assist you in planning your program of studies. In certain degrees such as the bachelor of Nursing the degree can be completed in Terrace.

For more information on transfer credit visit http://www.bctransferguide.ca

University Credit Distance Courses

Northwest Community College offers a number of courses using an online, web conference, or video conference format. Course offerings vary from year to year.

NWCC Course categories*

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ANTHROPOLOGY
ART
ART HISTORY
ASIAN STUDIES
BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CRIMINOLOGY
EDUCATION
ECONOMICS
ENGLISH
FILM
FIRST NATIONS STUDIES
FRENCH
GEOGRAPHY
GEOLOGY
HISTORY
JOURNALISM
MATHEMATICS
OCEANOGRAPHY
PHILOSOPHY
PHYSICS
POLITICAL SCIENCE
PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY
WOMENS STUDIES

*Note: Not all courses are offered each semester. Check the timetable for current course offerings.