Virtual, flexible learning expands access for DIGITAL students

NIC student Margot Wyllie at Mica Creek near Revelstoke. Wyllie was able to pursue her goal of studying graphic and web design from her home in Revelstoke, thanks to NIC’s digital learning options.

NIC’s transition to digital delivery this fall has expanded access for students across BC and beyond.

NIC student Margot Wyllie lives in Revelstoke and is taking NIC’s Communication Design diploma.

A mother of three kids under the age of six, Wyllie was interested in learning about graphic and web design, but needed a program that fit her busy life.

“I looked at a lot of different options, but this one was the most diverse and was clearly laid out,” she said. “The offering from NIC was a great fit, both in terms of what I was looking to study and how it could fit into my schedule.”

The flexibility of the program gives Wyllie the option to finish the assignments anytime during the day or evening.

“Most of my school work is done after the kids go to bed,” she said. “Having that flexibility is invaluable – I can do the work when I find pockets of time in my day.”

For a successful program and a positive experience, students are given a diverse range of resources and consistent communication from their instructors and peers.

“I find the instructors are incredibly responsive,” said Wyllie. “Whenever I have a question, it’s always answered almost immediately. There is good communication between students and everything is clearly laid out.”

“I also feel the coursework is relevant, up-to-date, and were getting directed to a lot of different resources,” she added.

NIC’s DIGITAL Design + Development programs are developed with the support of an advisory committee, made up of experts in the field, to ensure the courses are up-to-date with the latest industry trends and demands.

All three of NIC’s DIGITAL Design + Development diplomas are expanding this year, with additional intakes starting this January.

As Wyllie heads into her second term, she isn’t quite sure where she’ll go once she’s done the program, but she knows she has options.

“I would love to start freelancing in graphic and web design, or I may transfer into a degree program,” said Wyllie.

“I live in a pretty small town, but the benefit of this kind of work is you can do it from anywhere. I’ll see what opportunities I have,” she added. “I do love that I can turn this into a degree and that was another factor that influenced my decision coming to NIC.”

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