University Arts, Science & Technology

Start your degree with the NIC advantage. North Island College offers a wide range of courses that transfer to universities across British Columbia and beyond. With our small class sizes, supportive instructors and competitive tuition, you’ll be better prepared for university and career success.

Complete your first two years with us then transfer to universities throughout BC including; VIU, UVic, UBC, Thompson Rivers, Royal Roads, SFU, Camosun and more.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Whether you see yourself working on high-level design, in a lab conducting experiments or solving problems on the workshop floor, you will leave NIC’s STEM courses with a broad skill set and be ready to succeed.

Engineering Foundations Certificate
Associate of Science Degree
Computer Information Systems Certificate

Humanities & Social Science Programs

Learn how to think, not what to think. With NIC’s arts, humanities and social sciences courses you’ll develop employable skills as you learn how to assess and adapt to change, analyze trends and solve complex problems.

Modern Languages
Criminology Diploma
Associate of Arts Degree


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

Associate of Arts Degree

Electronics and Industrial Automation

Explore integrated control systems, such as industrial computers and interfaces, instrumentation/electrical and information technologies for automating different processes and machineries in industry.

Electronics Technician Core Certificate
Industrial Automation Technician Diploma

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
  • Learn from expert faculty including nuclear astrophysicists, marine biologists, anthropologists and criminologists.

NIC challenged me to think bigger, providing me with tools to help me get to where I am today.

James Flawith
Associate of Arts degree alumnus
and 2018 Top 20 Under 40 Community
Achievement Award recipient

Dual Credit

Earn university transfer credit while still in high school.