NIC Turns 40
As one of NIC's first students in 1978 and a 35-year employee of NIC in Port Alberni, Lorna Crowshaw has helped hundreds of students flow through the college's doors. Over the years, Crowshaw has seen wrestling students and coaches travel to the Beijing Olympics, Alberni Valley Bulldogs players move from NIC to ivy league universities, high school students create a symbolic "Pathway to Success" from Alberni District Secondary School to NIC and countless alumni attain fulfilling careers...
Education Degrees and High School Diplomas
Patricia Dawson-Hunt spent the last four years on her education degree, when the most unexpected thing happened.
She and eight other classmates realized they also earned their high school diplomas. Read Patricia's story.
to Keep Learning
Port Hardy student Joye Walkus opens doors to education, one course at a time. Read Joye's story.
University Just Got Closer
Who says you can’t start your degree in Port Hardy? Choose from university studies courses available online, in person, and via high-definition interactive television in Port Hardy. Start your degree at NIC and access top universities across Canada, including the University of Victoria and distance courses at University of Manitoba. Courses include:
ANT-250 Ethnology of North America
ENG-126 Composition & Indigenous Literature II
GEO-112 Introduction to Human Geography II
And many more!
Not all courses transfer to all institutions. Check with an advisor to create a study plan that works for you!
NIC 2016/17 Distance Education Guide
Your complete learner's guide to North Island College’s professional, personal and academic development from Ucluelet to Mount Waddington, available by Distance Education. See what courses and programs are available online and register today!
2015/2016 Learner's Guide Now Available
Download the 2015/2016 Learner's Guide, your complete guide to programs and courses in the Mount Waddington Region. Options include:
On-campus course options, from FoodSafe and marine training to business and computer skills,
University transfer courses,
Math, English, and science Upgrading,
For a list of programs and courses available through our Mount Waddington Regional campus, see our online community listings or call 250-949-7912.
Fun and Flexible
Need to upgrade your math, English, or sciences to train for a new career? All NIC upgrading courses are designed with the support and flexibility to help you succeed. Find out more with our Upgrading Video.
Foodsafe Level 1 (TFS-010)
Prepare to work in the food service industry. Learn microbiology, types of foodborne illness, receiving and storing food safely, preparing and serving food, personal hygiene, ware washing, and cleaning. Runs Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 in Port Hardy.
Get the industry-recognized certifications you need for your career. Upcoming courses in Port Hardy this winter include:
Interested in taking a course, but don't see it scheduled? Call the campus at 250-949-7912 to get your name added to an interest list. Or, search online for additional courses in your area. Find out more.