NIC preparing for in-person classes this September

NIC will be able to provide even more certainty this September for our students during these uncertain times, thanks to Dr. Bonnie Henry’s media announcement Monday regarding more in-person classes coming to BC’s post-secondary institutions this Fall.

The College has been working on ensuring students continue to have safe, accessible and clear options for learning this September, which will now include more in-person learning on campus as recommended by the Provincial Health Officer.

“Faculty, staff and our Senior Education Team have been planning the Fall timetable to ensure NIC meets the varied needs of students by delivering programs on campus, digitally and a blend of both on campus and digital learning,” said NIC’s Interim President Colin Fowler. “While many programs will be returning to campus this September, some students prefer the flexibility and accessibility of online classes, so some programs will continue in a digital format.”

Fowler said NIC will release more details on specific program delivery in the coming weeks.

“Applications are now open for Fall 2021 and we encourage students to apply early as we believe programs will fill up quickly based on our current enrolment,” Fowler said.

NIC’s full timetable, including which classes will be offered in-person, digitally and in a blended format will be released on May 18 at www.nic.bc.ca. Registration will open June 7 for continuing students and June 14 for new students. 

Students may book an appointment on-line to plan their educational goals with one of our Educational Advisors by emailing advising@nic.bc.ca.

Dr. Henry said in a letter to BC post-secondary Presidents on Monday that she strongly supports the resumption of on-campus activities this Fall.

“I am very confident that the combination of immunization and continued application of the COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for BC’s Post-Secondary Sector will support the safe and complete resumption of campus teaching, learning, and research,” Dr. Henry said in the letter. “There are very good reasons to be confident that a return to on-campus instruction in the Fall can be undertaken safely and successfully.”

Letter from Dr. Henry to BC post-secondary Presidents

 

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