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Academic Schedules & Deadlines

Please refer to the following important key dates and deadlines throughout the year, to ensure you meet NIC's academic deadlines. These dates apply to students in the following program areas.

If you are studying in the following program areas varying start dates apply, click your program area for details:

Key-dates for term-based programs, including Adult Basic Education, Business, Fine Arts, Interactive Media, Metal Jewellery, Tourism & Hospitality, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Human Services, Early Childhood Care & Education, University Transfer are as follows:

You may also refer to Past Deadlines.

2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

Note: students on practicum should check with their instructors to confirm attendance on this date.

December 2017



2018

January 2018

February 2018

March 2018

April 2018

PROGRAMS WITH VARYING START DATES AND DISTANCE COURSES

North Island College offers a wide range of programs with varying schedules and deadlines. Please ensure that you are following the timelines associated with your program. For more information or guidance, please contact Student Services.

Applied Business Technology

Office Assistant I certificate

Administrative Assistant certificate

Computing Accounting Assistant certificate

Legal Administrative Assistant certificate

Medical Office Assistant certificate

Office Management certificate:

  • Students registering from May to September for the fall, winter, spring and summer terms must pay full fees by 4 pm by the due date of each term (see below). Students registering during the terms must pay full fees at the time of registration.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the term or course start date. Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 25% of the course.

Schedule / Deadlines 2016 - 2017

  • Students registering from May to September for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms must pay full fees by 4:00 pm by the due date of each term (see below). Students registering during the terms must pay full fees at the time of registration.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the term or course start date. Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 25% of the course.

Term Start Dates

2016FA – Tuesday, September 6

2017WI – Tuesday, January 3

2017SP – Monday, May 1

2017SU – Tuesday, July 4

Schedule / Deadlines 2017 - 2018

  • Students registering from May to September for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms must pay full fees by 4:00 pm by the due date of each term (see below). Students registering during the terms must pay full fees at the time of registration.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the term or course start date. Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 25% of the course.

Term Start Dates

2017FA - Tuesday, September 5

2018WI - Tuesday, January 2

2018SP - Tuesday, May 1

2018SU - Tuesday, July 3

Health & Community Care

Health Care Assistant certificate

Schedules / Deadlines 2016 - 2017

  • Full fees are due approximately three weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017 inclusive. Winter classes start January 3, 2017.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Schedules / Deadlines 2017 - 2018

  • Full fees are due approximately three weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018 inclusive. Winter classes start January 2, 2018.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Practical Nursing Diploma:

Schedules / Deadlines 2016 - 2017

  • Full fees for this first term are due three weeks prior to start of the program. A schedule for fees over the two year program will be provided to students in advance from Admissions.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the term.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2016 to January 1, 2017 inclusive. Winter classes start January 3, 2017.

Schedules / Deadlines 2017 - 2018

  • Full fees for this first term are due three weeks prior to start of the program. A schedule for fees over the two year program will be provided to students in advance from Admissions.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the term.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018 inclusive. Winter classes start January 2, 2018.

Animal Care Aide certificate &
Hospital Unit Clerk certificate:

Schedules / Deadlines 2016 - 2017

  • Full fees are due three weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your Admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.

Schedules / Deadlines 2017 - 2018

  • Full fees are due three weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your Admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.

Tourism & Hospitality

Hospitality Distance Learning:

Schedules / Deadlines 2016 - 2017

  • Full fees are due at the time of registration

Schedules / Deadlines 2017 - 2018

  • Full fees are due at the time of registration

Trades & Technology

Schedules / Deadlines 2016 - 2017

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)
Aircraft Sheet Metal Manufacturing Technician
Automotive Service Technician Foundation
Carpentry Foundation
Electrical Foundation
Electronics Technician Core
Heavy Mechanical Foundation
Industrial Automation Technician
Joinery/ Cabinetmaking Foundation
Metal Fabrication Foundation
Plumbing & Piping Foundation
Professional Cook 1, 2, 3 (Culinary Arts)
Welding Foundation

  • Typically full fees are due three weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your Admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of program.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017 inclusive. Winter classes start January 3, 2017.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Apprenticeship Technical Training

Carpenter
Electrician
Heavy Mechanics
Plumbing

  • Full fees are due 60 days prior to the start day of your course.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 28 days prior to start of course.
  • Schedule of training dates can be found at www.tradestrainingbc.ca external link

Schedules / Deadlines 2017 - 2018

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)
Aircraft Sheet Metal Manufacturing Technician
Automotive Service Technician Foundation
Carpentry Foundation
Electrical Foundation
Electronics Technician Core
Heavy Mechanical Foundation
Industrial Automation Technician
Joinery/ Cabinetmaking Foundation
Metal Fabrication Foundation
Plumbing & Piping Foundation
Professional Cook 1, 2, 3 (Culinary Arts)
Welding

  • Typically full fees are due three weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your Admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of program.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018 inclusive. Winter classes start January 2, 2018.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Apprenticeship Technical Training

Carpenter
Electrician
Heavy Duty & Commercial Mechanics
Welding
Plumbing

  • Full fees are due 60 days prior to the start day of your course.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 28 days prior to start of course.
  • Schedule of training dates can be found at www.tradestrainingbc.ca external link

University Studies Distance

Schedule / Deadlines 2016 -2017 and 2017 - 2018

North Island College offers three types of distance courses for which different deadlines apply.

Flexible distance courses:

  • Last day to register is the Friday of the sixth week of both the fall and winter terms.
  • Last day for tuition refunds or to change status (credit/ audit) is 30 calendar days after the student start date.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is 108 calendar days after student start date.
  • Last day to submit all course requirements is the second Friday of February (fall term) and the second Friday of June (winter term).
  • Exams are scheduled on an individual student basis.

Lock-step distance courses:

  • Term-based schedule and deadlines apply.

Online courses:

  • Schedules vary by course.

Withdrawal without academic penalty

Programs that are longer than 13 weeks in length with varying start and end dates will have up to eight weeks from start of program to withdraw without academic penalty.

Programs and Courses with Term-Based Start Dates

The following North Island College programs and courses are guided by the term-based schedule and deadlines.

Upgrading & Special Programs

Adult Basic Education courses, English Language Program

Business

Business Administration certificate, diploma, degrees & post degree diploma.

Fine Art & Design

Fine Arts & Design Fine Arts diploma, Interactive Media programs (Web Design diploma, Web and Mobile Application diploma, Communication Design diploma, Advanced Communication Design diploma), Mobile Application Development diploma

Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality Management certificate and diploma

Health & Community Care

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Human Services programs (Education Assistant/Community Support certificates, Human Services diploma, Social Service diploma) and Early Childhood Care & Education certificate and diploma.

University Studies & Transfer

Associate of Arts and Science degrees, Criminology diploma, University Studies courses