College of New Caledonia
Number of Students
About 5,000 annually.
Vocational training and university transfer programs are available at the College of New Caledonia. The College offers over 35 career training certificate and diploma programs in Business and Technology, Community, Early Childhood Education, Health Sciences and Social Services, Industry Initiatives, Job Education and Training, and Trades Programs. The College also has 6 Level 1 training programs in Automotive Technician, Carpentry, Commercial Transport Mechanical Repair, Electrical, Heavy Duty Mechanical Repair, and Millwright/Machinist. Level 1 training programs are those below that of an apprenticeship; credit earned in these programs are awarded provided the student enters into an apprenticeship within 12 months after the completion of his/her program. Additionally, 5 Provincial Apprenticeships are available in Automotive Mechanical Repair, Electrical, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Millwright, and Welding and 3 co-op programs are proffered in Accounting and Finance, Computer Information Systems, and Marketing/Management. Students will only be considered for co-op education if they have an above average Grade Point Average (GPA). Moreover, the College provides university transfer programs in 22 disciplines in Arts and Science and Commerce and Business Administration; 2-year associate degrees are available in Arts and Science. Through the College’s Continuing Education division, employment-oriented, professional development, and training courses and programs are available. One of the more notable programs offered through Continuing Education is the 12-week Firefighter Training Program that began in 2004; before this, such training was only available in the Lower Mainland.
The College of New Caledonia is located in the northern interior of British Columbia and has its main campus in Prince George with subsidiary campuses in Burns Lake, Mackenzie, Quesnel, Valemount, and Vanderhoof. The College is committed to providing a wide range of up-to-date and relevant vocational programs and university transfer opportunities designed with reference to the unique needs of the residents of BC's northern interior.