Study English at NIC. Start your degree at NIC. Whether you want to gain foundational writing and communication skills for a range of careers or have a specific interest such as public relations, teaching or intercultural communications, NIC’s university transferable courses will prepare you for university and career success. NIC also offers a wide range of English upgrading courses to help you met pre-requisites for your desired program.

English Programs

Explore the English language through literature, writing, analysis, research and critiques.

Associate of Arts Degree

Explore English Courses

NIC’s English courses are available to any NIC student in any program, including university-level and upgrading courses.

The NIC Advantage

  • Seamless transferability
  • Customized, flexible education plans
  • Dual and Guaranteed admission options to UVic and VIU
  • Average class size is 18 students
  • International field school opportunities, such as Greece and Croatia
  • Applied research opportunities

Faculty Profiles

Nick van Orden

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Mission Statement

NIC English teaches critical and creative thinking as well as effective communication skills necessary for life and employment. We aim to prepare students to engage in the discourse of diverse perspectives and empower them to contribute to their families, communities, and nations in ways that benefit themselves and others through written and oral communication.

Transfer Agreements

Start at NIC and seamlessly transfer to university to finish your degree through NIC’s exclusive transfer agreements


3-Hour Fiction

NIC’s annual contest where writers get three hours to create a unique work of fiction.

Dual Credit

Earn university transfer credit while still in high school.

The faculty literally showed us a world beyond our own, opening our eyes to a new way of thinking and seeing. I am a better person because of my experiences at NIC.

Christy Verdan
NIC University Studies student