Counsellor & Teacher Resources

NIC Student Recruiters are here to support high school students’ transitions to post-secondary education. Please encourage your high school students to reach out to us either through an appointment or email. Recruiters are also available for appointments at most high schools on the North Vancouver Island. View schedule information. If students would like to connect with our Indigenous Education Navigators, please schedule an appointment with one of our Indigenous Education Navigators as a "Future Indigenous NIC Student".


University Credit for High School Students

High school students can take advantage of Dual Credit and Youth Train in Trades opportunities.

These early entry opportunities allow high school students to complete university-level courses and provincially approved trades training while still in high school. Students receive credit toward their Grade 12 graduation requirements as well as NIC credit toward a degree, diploma or trades credential.

NIC offers dual credit options in:

For a list of dual credit courses, visit Dual Credit Courses. Dual credit courses are scheduled to coincide with the high school schedule. High school students are welcome to take any other NIC course, for which they meet the pre-requisites, outside the high school schedule. Browse course offerings by term.

Trades Programs for High School Students

Youth Train in Trades programs include:

NIC also offers continuing education courses that may be of interest to students as they start their first job, including:

Financial Support

NIC offers support for students throughout their post-secondary journey.

Financial Aid Advisors are available to help students with accessing loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships.

The NIC Foundation also has more than $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to help students pay for college. The application process is easy – with only one application for all bursaries and scholarships.

The awards application is available online between March 1 and April 25 each year.

Ready to apply? Visit the admissions page for your chosen area of study.
Undecided? Contact an advisor to discuss your options.