Upcoming Continuing Education Info Sessions
Take a look at the upcoming Continuing Education Info Sessions at NIC. These are free to attend, please pre-register online in the links below, or in-person using the course code as a reference.
Phone 250-334-5000 ext 4601 for more information.
Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Training Info Session (GENI 5130)
Date: April 4, 2017
Location: Comox Valley campus
Gain highly sought after landscape maintenance and design skills while you work toward your Interprovincial (Red Seal) certification. NIC works closely with industry professionals and local employers to ensure you receive the best, most current training possible to obtain work at landscape companies, municipal parks, golf courses, garden centres, nurseries and horticulture businesses.Study part time during the evening and weekends, allowing you to further your education while maintaining employment.
Industry Training Authority (ITA) approved. This 12-week part-time certificate starts September 2017.
Hospital Unit Clerk Info Session (GENI 5110)
Date: April 4, 2017
Location: Campbell River campus
Develop the practical skills and knowledge needed as a unit clerk, from medical terminology and transcription to hospital organization and administrative support. Acquire first-hand experience through workplace practicums.
Play a vital role in information management, administrative support and services in hospitals, medical offices and care facilities.
Eight month certificate, tuition $4,520 approx (includes texts). Program starts September 2017.
Activity Assistant Program (GENI 5120)
Date: April 26, 2017
Location: Comox Valley campus
Are you a Health Care or Community Support Grad (HCA, HSRCA, LPN, RN, or Education Assistant/ Community Support)? If so, you qualify for admission to this specialized part-time program available this fall in the Comox Valley: Learn to plan/lead recreational activities; and rekindle meaning, purpose, and emotional enjoyment in the lives of seniors with cognitive and physical impairments. Increase your employment options in care facilities, assisted living settings, clients' homes, seniors' centres, and residential group homes. Study part-time while you work. Finish in less than four months.
"NIC's program instructor Deb Provencher is well-known in the field of therapeutic recreation. She brings exceptional training, energy, and insight; and her graduates are ready to hit the ground running from day one on the job." - Liz Friis, Director of Resident Lifestyle & Community Programs, Glacier View Lodge.
Activity Assistant Certificate runs Sept 6 - Dec 16, 2017. Tuition $2,450 approx (plus texts). Deadline June 13, 2017; space is limited.
Animal Care Aide Info Session (GENI 8020)
Date: May 3, 2017
Location: Comox Valley campus
This strongly recommended information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the program. Note: The session is free, but students must pre-register.
Study Applied Business Technology
Attention continuing & invited Applied Business Technology (ABT) students:
Appointments for ABT course planning for the upcoming academic year 2017/2018 will begin on April 19. Please book your educational 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 NIC's Office Assistant Certificate, then continue your education by specializing in administration, computing accounting 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.
When: Friday, April 21 from 8:30 AM to Aug 18 4:30 PM
Where: Comox Valley Library & Learning Commons
Construction for Phase 2 of the Comox Valley Library & Learning Commons is beginning on April 21st and is expected to continue until mid-August.
The Library & Learning Commons will remain open during construction.
Please note the following service changes during the construction period:
The Library Computer Lab will be inaccessible. Computers will be located along the wall at the front of the book stacks.
Small Group Rooms will be inaccessible. Hawthorn and Arbutus will be open to groups of all sizes and can still be booked online. Tutoring is available in D222.
Silent Study Room will be inaccessible. The Library has both noise-cancelling headphones and disposable ear plugs available at the Lending Services desk.
Group Study Area will be inaccessible. Please consider booking one of the group study rooms or ask at the Lending Services desk for locations of available classrooms.
We thank you for your patience and look forward to welcoming you to the updated and improved Library & Learning Commons in Fall 2017.
Webinars for NIC Students
Connect remotely to learn important tips about being a successful NIC student from our Educational Advisors.
Need help planning your NIC academic schedule? Learn about how to search course offerings, build your timetable, and register for the upcoming school year:
April 26 - 3pm
May 10 - 5pm
Applying for a student loan? Learn about the rules, how to apply and your responsibilities:
June 14 - 5pm
July 5 - 3pm
For registration or information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Childhood Care & Education Opportunities
Work towards your BC Certification! Join classes from Ucluelet, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Campbell River and the Comox Valley campuses via interactive TV and online to participate in a vibrant community of learners with a broad range of experiences.
Courses are scheduled in the evening allowing you to continue with other commitments while studying.
ECC-114 Partnerships Part 1 – Child Guidance. Wednesdays, 6-8 pm (campus-wide via interactive TV) April 26 – June 28
ECC-168 Health, Safety and Nutrition. Fall 2017. Tuesdays, 6-9 pm (in-person at Ucluelet Centre)
Learn more about Community Care opportunities at North Island College.
NIC Students Can Win Tickets to Campagnolo Lecture, April 27
*THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*
NIC students have an opportunity to win tickets to the 2017 Campagnolo Lecture, called A Duet on Justice: Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul in Dialogue and Conversation.
Date: April 27, 2017
Location: Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay
This is a rare opportunity for students to participate in an important conversation with two of Canada’s thought leaders. Tickets are expected to sell out.
Rt. Hon Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s 26th Governor General, and Dr. John Ralston Saul, award-winning essayist, novelist and former president of PEN International, will focus on Reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations and immigrant inclusion in civic activity. This engaging dialogue is based on Clarkson’s 2014 CBC Massey Lectures and Saul’s recent works, A Fair Country: Telling the Truths About Canada and The Comeback. The conversation will involve those attending the event.
How to Enter
To be entered in the draw students can email email@example.com with your name and your campus location. Winners will be randomly drawn and announced the week of April 3-7.
Visit the Comox Valley Community Justice Centre for more information on the event.
When: Friday, April 28 from 9:00 AM to May 19 4:00 PM
The exhibition FUSE showcases the artwork produced by emerging artists in their second year of study in the Fine Arts Program at North Island College. Artworks featured in FUSE represent the culmination of many hours of study, practice and exchanges. The work explores various modes of representation, personal histories, theories and language. The artists are connected through the synthesis of their shared experience in the Fine Arts program. We invite you to gather with us to celebrate this shared creative process.
Opening reception and Artist talk: Friday April 28th - 5 - 7pm
April 28th 1 - 7pm,
May 1st to May 19th 9am - 4pm.