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Profile of North Island College: Courtenay, British Columbia

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North Island College
Established: 1975

Number of Students
9,453 in 2009/2010

North Island College (NIC) offers over 900 courses and 70 programs in health care, trades, business, fine arts, tourism, and university studies leading to certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor degrees. In addition, the College has formalized dual admission agreements with the University of Victoria, Emily Carr University, Royal Roads University and Vancouver Island University. NIC further serves the North Island region by providing contract training, international education, and professional and personal development.

With four campuses and three centres, NIC serves a geographic region of 80,000 square kilometres, including northern Vancouver Island and the BC mainland coast from Desolation Sound to Klemtu. From 2010 to 2011, over 11,200 students completed courses and/or programs at NIC. By providing unparalleled advances in distance learning and state-of-the-art facilities such as the LEED-certified Trades Training Centre at the Comox Valley campus, NIC offers students an opportunity to access quality educational resources in a stunning North Island environment. With small classes, hands-on access to industry-standard facilities, and the support of dedicated faculty, NIC graduates are well-prepared to succeed in their chosen career.

For more information, visit, email a Student Advisor at, or call 1-800-715-0914.

Interesting Facts
North Island College services the post-secondary educational needs of North Vancouver Island and the Central Coast. In 2004-2005, the College provided students with upwards of $116,000 in bursaries and scholarships. 1,241 students of Aboriginal ancestry (self-disclosed) enrolled in NIC courses and programs.

North Island College
2300 Ryan Road
Courtenay, British Columbia
V9N 8N6, Canada

Tel: 250-334-5000
Fax: 250-334-5018

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