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Metal Jewellery Design:
Tuition Credit Contest

Register for the Metal Jewellery Design Certificate in Campbell River before June 20, 2016 and be eligible to win a tuition credit! With Metal Jewellery Design at NIC, you'll be able to explore professional metal techniques, gemmology and more as you prepare to work in the jewellery industry.

Learn to conceptualize and create jewellery for artistic expression or as a source of income, and gain business skills to present and promote your designs.

Learn full details on the program, or contact Julia Peters for more information and with any questions: 250-923-9724, email:



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Early Childhood Care & Education 2016/2017

Work towards your BC Certification! Join classes from the Port Alberni campus via interactive TV and online to participate in a vibrant community of learners with a broad range of experiences. Courses are scheduled during Monday and Thursday evenings, allowing you to continue with other commitments while studying.

Learn more about Community Care opportunities at North Island College.

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Student Loan Webinars for NIC Students

Government Student Loan Recipients: Sign-up for the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) repayment webinars to find out about interest savings & more! 

For students who have received government student loans during your academic life, these webinars are available to answer the question: ‘what happens next’ and to help provide options for repaying loans. 

We encourage you to look at the following dates to see which webinar best works for your schedule. These presentations are given by the NSLSC, are one hour in length and are free of charge.

Register here, and choose the time and date that works best for you. You will then receive an e-mail confirmation with the webinar login information.

Questions about student loans? NIC Student Services can help guide you to the right resources and assistance. Call: 1-800-715-0914 or email

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Komoux Toastmasters presents: Speech Craft

Gain public speaking skills with Komoux Toastmasters. Learn to speak in groups, gain self confidence and prepare for future careers and interviews. Six weekly sessions provide mentoring opportunities in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere.

When: Thursdays, April 14 - May 26
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Location: Discovery Hall, Room 203, Comox Valley campus
Registration: April 15h at 5pm.

Follow Komoux Toastmasters on Twitter & Facebook for updates, news and events notices.

Komoux Toastmasters


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Study Applied Business Technology

Attention continuing & invited Applied Business Technology (ABT) students: 

Appointments for ABT course planning for the upcoming Academic year 2016/2017 will begin on April 25. Please book your Education Advising appointment through Student Services at 1-800-715-0914

Take Your Office Career to the Next Level at NIC

Gain a wide range of business skills valued by employers with our Office Assistant Certificate, then continue your education by specializing in Administration, Medical, Computing Accounting, Legal Administration and Office Management. 

Balance work, family and study with our online courses available 24 hours a day. Participate in interactive classes, while you gain technical leadership skills. NIC"s dedicated faculty provide support and help when you need it. 

Seats fill quickly, so be sure to book your appointment with an educational advisor right away.


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Study Abroad in Crete with NIC, May 2016

Come to Crete with NIC! We will be running a Field School on the Greek island in the Spring of 2016 and open spots still remain.

In Search of Minoan Crete will offer an integrated exploration of that ancient civilization through three second-year Humanities courses: Anthropology 293, English 215 and History 205. Instructors Jim Anderson, Anne Cumming and Dan Hinman-Smith will lead these courses on Crete from May 2nd through May 27th. We will be staying at three separate locations on the east, centre and west of the island (Chania, Archanes and Ierepetra), and then using these as bases for exploring various Bronze Age archaeological sites on regular day trips.

The $3600 fee covers tuition for the three courses, accommodations, entrance fees, Greek lessons and transportation in Crete. It does not include either air fare to Greece or food.

For a brief overview of the Field School experience, including highlights of the 2015 Crete tour, please take a look at the video above.

You are also invited to join the In Search of Minoan Crete 2016 Facebook page.

Those who would like to register for the Field School should do so soon at your campus registration office.  A $1,000 deposit is required. 

Questions? Contact Jim Anderson at Dan Hinman-Smith at or Anne Cumming at


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New Course: Introduction to Climate Change

NIC is offering a brand new course this intersession, GEO 220 Introduction to Climate Change: Human and Ecological Dimensions. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining climate change and includes scientific, social, economic, political, and ethical perspectives.

  • Course Date: May 2 - June 15, 2016
  • Where: Comox Valley campus, Tyee Hall Rm 202
  • Day & Time: 9am - 12pm lecture, Monday & Wednesdays
  • Course Code: GEO 220

Register online at myNIC or read course details. Questions? Email or call: 1-800-715-0914.


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Continuing Ed: Emergency Medical Responder 

The EMR course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting.

Course is for those providing emergency response; these may include firefighters, law enforcement officers, workplace responders, and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Includes CPR level HCP and AED. The certification is valid for three years.

This course also meets the pre-requisites for a student to go on to the next level and write the BC Gov't Emergency Medical Assistant (EMA) exams.

Space is limited so register today. Best to Register by May 9.

Course Details

Date: May 24 - June 3, 2016
Time: Mon - Fri; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Ernie Payne
Location: Port Hardy Campus
Course Code: AET 020

Prerequisite(s): Participant must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C or higher. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver.

Questions? Contact NIC's Continuing Education today and find out more about personal and professional development courses. 

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Annual Bike, Walk, Run, Carpool or Bus to Work Week!

Bike to Work Week (BTWW) is right around the corner and at NIC we’re celebrating with our annual Bike, Walk, Run, Carpool or Bus to Work Week! Join in on each day of the week, with the way that is most comfortable for you, or do what you can manage and/or what your schedule permits.

Register With Your Campus Team to Win Prizes!

Bike to Work Week runs May 30 - June 5, 2016. Anyone who wishes to participate can register at Login with your existing password or create an account if this is your first time participating. After you register, click “I am a rider,” and “join an existing team,” then search for the NIC teams per campus (All bikers, walkers, carpoolers, bus riders, etc. are welcome to join):

Prizes will be awarded in raffle of team members within each campus team!

·   Campbell River Team Name: NICcycles

·   Comox Valley Team Name: North Island College (Comox Valley)

·   Port Alberni Team Name: NIC Port Alberni

·   Port Hardy Team Name: NIC Port Hardy

NIC Celebration Station

Date: June 1, 2016
Time: 7 – 9 am
Location: Top of the bus loop, on the concourse, Comox Valley campus

“NIC will be serving breakfast at our celebration station, with Comox Valley transit on hand providing information about bus schedules, bus-mounted bike racks and this year’s In2Transit promotion.

Did You Know?

·    NIC bus loop will be an Official Bike To Work Celebration Station during this year's event, with breakfast treats, coffee and juice.

·    Those who want to share their stories can email who will be providing updates through the BTWW site communications tool.

·    We'll be posting information about kilometres logged, calories burned and greenhouse gasses saved, over the course of the week on our  Facebook event page.

·    Learn more about Bike to Work Week including how to register, and review important reminders that include handling skills, traffic interactions, legal responsibilities, managing intersections and more.

Social Media

For those participating, we want to see your photos on social media with the #BikeToWorkWeek, #BTWWBC and #IamNIC hashtags, so that we can repost those who are taking up the cause! You can also tag @BiketoWorkBC in your post, local bike shops or other locations that might have helped you prepare (just type the @ sign first, followed by the company name to tag)!


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Indulge in Taste 2016

North Island College Foundation invites you to indulge in Taste, an anniversary fundraising gala celebrating 40 years of student success.

Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
Location: Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 Island Highway, Campbell River
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Cost: $90, with proceeds supporting NIC students

To view our incredible menu or purchase tickets, visit the Taste website.

Taste Highlights

Join us for an evening of fabulous food, music, inspiring stories as well as giving opportunities that help local students. Meet NIC faculty, students and supporters and help us celebrate!

Your ticket includes appetizers, and incredible buffet dinner with complimentary table wine by 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery, all topped off with a decadent dessert trio.

Follow the NIC Foundation on Facebook for news and updates on the event, or contact 250-334-5085, email:



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NIC 2016 Graduation Ceremony Dates

All Graduation dates, times and places have been set! Prepare to celebrate all the hard work and achievements of NIC students graduating in 2016. Are you an NIC 2016 grad? Post your photos on social media with the hashtag #IamNIC so that we can share your accomplishments!
June 8th, 6:00 pm Mt Waddington Regional Campus will host a celebration of completion.

June 14th, 1:00 pm Port Alberni ceremony at the Athletic Hall with reception to follow at the Gathering Place at the Port Alberni campus.

June 22nd, 2:00 pm Campbell River ceremony at the Campbell River campus with reception to follow at the campus.

June 23rd, 1:00 pm Comox Valley ceremony at the Sports Centre with reception to follow at the Comox Valley campus.

See more information about the graduation ceremonies including grad regalia and how to receive credentials. Questions? Contact Student Services at: 1-800-715-0914 or email:


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Flavour 2016: The North Island's Gourmet Picnic

Join us at Coastal Black Estate Winery for
our fourth Gourmet Picnic, showcasing the talents of our region’s finest chefs, producers and purveyors and supporting local students and education at North Island College.

Date: Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Location: Coastal Black Estate Winery
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thanks to overwhelming support, Flavour has helped the NIC Foundation raise over $65,000, which is invested back into the community through scholarships and bursaries for North Island College students.

Exhibitor registration is on now!
Food and beverage exhibitors today can register by emailing

When are ticket sales? June, date TBD

Visit the Flavour Gourmet Picnic website or the Foundation Facebook page & Twitter for event details, videos and ticket sales (set for June). #Flavour2016