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When: Friday, May 08 to May 29
Where: Shadbolt Studios, Comox Valley Campus

Exhibition: May 8-29, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm

Join NIC staff and students in celebrating NIC's talented Fine Art & Design diploma graduates of 2015.

Meet the artists and enjoy a remarkable selection of works displaying the best works this year.

The exhibition runs May 8 to May 29, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Don't miss it!

When: Tuesday, May 19 to May 28
Where: Campbell River Campus
Cost: $750, including textbooks
Course Code: WFT - PT

Prepare now for summer employment as a wildland firefighter during the Wildfire Crew Member Training program, this May at the Campbell River campus.

Develop key skills knowledge to fight wildfires in BC and Alberta, including crew training, fire suppression, and wildfire entrapment avoidance.

Additional training is available after the course as needed, including:

  • Occupational OFA Level 1 (OFA 101), May 30, $90
  • Transportation Endorsement (OFA 015), May 31, $105
  • Radio Communications-Aeronautical (ROC-010), June 1, $150
  • Helicopter Safety, (WFO 018), June 2, (morning), $55
  • Incident Command (WFO 019), June 2, (afternoon), $55
  • Power Saw Certification Enform (WFO 023), June 3-5,  $770
  • Standard First Aid with Level C CPR (FAC 021), June 6-7, $155

Limited space available, apply early to secure your seat. Program runs May 19 to 28, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Campbell River campus.

For more information or to register, contact Wendy Samaroden at 250-923-9728.


When: Monday, June 01 from 11:30 AM to Jun 01 1:00 PM
Where: North Island Secondary School, Multi-Purpose Room

Help shape the future at NIC!

Please join NIC President John Bowman at Community Town Hall and Learning Council Meeting in Port McNeill  to discuss the draft college Strategic Priorities and Goals for 2016 to 2020.

Your opinions, ideas and suggestions are important.

The North Island College Plan 2020 will guide our operations and development and we’d like you to be a part of it.

Make your thoughts known, meet John Bowman, and bring your questions about NIC's new building, programs and more to the North Island Secondary School, Multi-Purpose room on Monday, June 1, 2015.

For more information, to view the draft plan and the documents that helped inform it, visit

When: Tuesday, June 2 from 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: Metal Jewellery Design Studio, Campbell River Campus

Get the technical skills you need to work within the jewellery industry, or run your own studio or business.

Attend one of two free information sessions Tuesday, June 2 to learn about NIC's Metal Jewellery Design certificate program and part-time courses. Meet instructors, ask questions, and discover the field of jewellery making and design.

The session runs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Admission is free, but registration is required using the course code GENI 1212.

For more information, contact Julia Peters at 250-923-9724 or email

When: Friday, June 05 to Jun 07
Where: Comox Valley Campus
Cost: $370
Course Code: BSW-101

Gain the skills required to work as a building service worker in hospitals, businesses, school districts, hotels and more.

Learn to provide quality cleaning services while you learn safe ways to handle blood borne pathogens, viruses and  basic cleaning chemistry.

You'll earn your WHMIS certification, while you discover the best way to clean and maintain interior offices, restrooms, and classrooms.

Register online using the course code: BSW-101

The course runs June 5 to 7 at the Comox Valley campus. Bring a bagged lunch and beverage.

For more information, call 250-334-5005.

Congratulations to NIC's 2015 Graduates!

Celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of NIC students at the 2015 graduation ceremonies.

Each ceremony provides a memorable occasion for proud family members and friends and allows graduates to celebrate their achievements with faculty and classmates.

Learn more about how to participate in graduation.

Or save, the date and plan to attend one of the following four ceremonies:

  • Mount Waddington Graduation Ceremony & Reception
    June 10, 6:30 pm start with reception to follow at the Mount Waddington regional campus (9300 Trustee Road) in Port Hardy. For more information, contact: Sarah Deagle at 250-923-9709.
  • Port Alberni Graduation Ceremony & Reception
    June 16, 1 pm start at the Alberni Athletic Hall (3727 Roger Street) with reception to follow at the Gathering Place at the Port Alberni campus. For more information, contact: Nancy Twynam at 250-724-8704.
  • Comox Valley Graduation Ceremony & Reception
    June 18, 1 pm start at the Comox Valley Sports Centre (3001 Vanier Drive) with reception to follow at the Comox Valley campus. For more information, contact: Darin Bellham at 250-334-5038.
  • Campbell River Graduation Ceremony & Reception
    June 23, 2 pm start at the Tidemark Theatre (1220 Shoppers Row) with reception to follow in the theatre lobby. For more information, contact: Sarah Deagle at 250-923-9709.