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BIO-060 Concepts in Biology I (Inhabiting the Human Body)

3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab, online, or distance (D) with attendance at a Campus Lab is required.


An introduction to biological science containing similar material to that of BC Biology 12. This course covers scientific methods and principles, cell biology, genetics, and human anatomy and physiology.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11, EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11, EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11, English 11, English First Peoples 11, or ENG 052; or English Assessment. English 12 is highly recommended. It is also recommended students have Chemistry 11 or CHE 051, although this is not required.
  • Take BIO-060L

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

CHE-051 College Preparatory Chemistry I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, or distance with attendance at campus labs required 3 credits


College Preparatory Chemistry I is designed to provide students with the equivalent of Grade 11 Chemistry. The content of the course includes: nature of matter, mole concept, chemical reactions, atomic theory, solution chemistry and organic chemistry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Math 10, Foundations of Math 10 or MAT 034.
  • Take CHE-051L

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

CHE-060 College Preparatory Chemistry II

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


College Preparatory Chemistry II is designed to provide students with the equivalent of Grade 12 Chemistry. The content of the course includes: gas laws, thermochemistry, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions and electrochemistry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12 or MAT 053.
  • C+ in one of Chemistry 11 or CHE 051.
  • Take CHE-060L

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-013 Fundamental English Level I

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English assessment or instructor interview.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-014 Fundamental English Level 2

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of English 013 or English assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-015 Fundamental English Level 3

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. After completing English 015, students may enroll in Fundamental English 025.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of English 014 or English assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-025 Fundamental English Level 4

6 - 7.5 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening, and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of English 015 or English assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-026 Fundamental English Level 5

6 - 7.5 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of English 025 or English assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-027 Fundamental English Level 6

6 - 7.5 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening, and speaking. Students will have individiualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest. After completing English 027, students may enroll in Intermediate English 035.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of English 026 or English assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-035 Intermediate English

3 credits


This Intermediate English course is designed to help students learn the skills involved in the writing process, applied grammar, and reading comprehension, and apply these skills to everyday English. Students will gain initial competence in writing a variety of sentence types, paragraphs, and a very basic essay, as well as in reading proficiently at an intermediate level in an academic setting. Students will gain confidence, acquire knowledge, think critially, and upgrade their skills in the three content areas to increase their success in future college courses.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ENG 027 or assessment

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-052 Advanced English

3 hours lecture or distance, 3 credits


Advanced English is designed to provide students with the skills needed for the reading, writing and critical thinking tasks that are required for college programs and employment. Students will develop their communicative abilities via assignments that promote academic and business reading, writing, and research skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, EFP Writing 10, EFP Literary Studies 10, EFP New Media 10, EFP Spoken Language 10, English 10, or English First Peoples 10; or NIC ENG 032/033/034; or ENG 035; or English Assessment. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite courses were completed more than five years ago.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-096 First Peoples Literature And Compositio

3 credits


Through the study of oral and written texts by Indigenous authors, First Peoples Literature and Composition develops critical thinking skills, reading skills, speaking skills, and writing skills to prepare students for the demands of either the workplace, college programs, or university-level courses. Students will write several essays, deliver oral presentations, and complete a research essay or assignment at the conclusion of the course. Students will also explore elements of First People history and culture through the readings and assignments in the course. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11, EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11, EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11, English 11, English First Peoples 11, or ENG 052; or English Assessment. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite courses were completed more than five years ago.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

ENG-098 Technical And Academic Writing And Critical Analysis

3credits


English 098 is designed to prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking demands they will encounter in the workplace, college programs or university-level courses. The course assists students to develop reading, research and reference skills and write a range of technical, professional and academic assignments. They will also apply critical thinking skills to situations ranging from problem solving to media literacy. This course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Provincial Level Diploma Program. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11, EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11, EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11, English 11, English First Peoples 11, or ENG 052; or English Assessment. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite courses were completed more than five years ago.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

FNS-060 First Nations Student Skills 1

3 credits


FNS 060 and 061 focus on skill development for First Nations students. Topics of instruction will include: goal setting; time management; personal growth and development; student stress management; college services; educational planning; financial coping; study groups and study skills. There will be an emphasis on development of group and individual support systems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English 034 or ENG 035 or assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

FNS-061 First Nations Student Skills II


FNS 060 and 061 focus on skill development for First Nations students. Topics of instruction will include: goal setting; time management; personal growth and development; student stress management; college services; educational planning; financial coping; study groups and study skills. There will be an emphasis on development of group and individual support systems.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in ENG 034 or ENG 035 or assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

FNS-096 BC First Peoples Studies


FNS 096 is designed to help the student appreciate the unique situation of First Nations and Metis communities in British Columbia today. The course will provide a timely view of the history and present day context of BC's First People with specific focus on the Indigenous communities of Vancouver Island and the outlying coastal communities. Writing, reading and critical thinking skills will be reinforced and practiced throughout the course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11, EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11, EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11, English 11, Provincial English 11, English First Peoples 11, or ENG 052; or English Assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

KWA-096 Introduction to Kwak'wala

3 credits


Students will learn basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking. The units cover a wide variety of themes including greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass our way of life, as Kwakwaka'wakw, and give insight on how our language is essential to who we are. This will also provide students with a basic understanding of several learner strategies and methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition including Total Physical Response the Dr. Greymorning method, and comprehensible language acquisition methods.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

For information on specific dialects and course schedule, please visit our timetable. Information on dialect and orthography can be found in the Section Details. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

KWA-097 Introduction to Kwak'wala II

3 credits


Students will learn basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking. The units cover a wide variety of themes, including greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, place names, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass the way of life of the Kwakwaka'wakw and give insight to how Kwak'wala is essential to who the Kwakwaka'wakw are and how Kwak'wala ties Kwakwaka'wakw to land, sea and place. This will also provide students with a basic understanding of several learner strategies and methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition including Total Physical Response, the Dr. Greymorning method, and comprehensible language acquisiton methods.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

For information on specific dialects and course schedule, please visit our timetable. Information on dialect and orthography can be found in the Section Details. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

KWA-098 Kwak`wala Intro to U`Mista Orthography

45 hrs lecture, 3 credits


The course will focus on introducing students to the U'mista orthography. Students will develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and editing ability using the orthography to study content relating to contemporary and traditional worldview and activities of daily living. This course is intended to provide students with the ability to read and write Kwak'wala and foster their ability to access written and online resources to support their language acquisition outside of class. The units cover an introduction to the U'mista orthography, history of the development of the orthography, advantages of establishing an orthography, the 46 sounds of Kwak'wala, pronunciation, introduction to transcription, and grammatical structure. During the course, students will participate in online dialogues and be introduced to electronic resources that are advantageous for self-practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of KWA 096 or KWA 097

For information on specific dialects and course schedule, please visit our timetable. Information on dialect and orthography can be found in the Section Details. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-017 Fundamental Math Level 1

3 credits


This is a self-paced course that teaches the number system, addition and, subtraction of whole numbers, estimations, time, and shapes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • No Prerequisites Required.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-018 Fundamental Math Level 2

150 hours, 3 credit


This is a self-paced course that teaches the number system and how to add, subtract, and multiply. Students also learn how to make change, tell time, add and subtract units of time, and how to find the perimeter of square and rectangles.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 017 or mathematics skills assessment

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-019 Fundamental Math Level 3

150 hours, 3 credit


This is a self-paced course that teaches students how to multiply and divide. Students also learn how to make change, and convert units of time by adding and subtracting. They are also introduced to the metric system and learn how to measure length, volume, and mass, as well as how to figure out the area of rectangles and squares.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 018 or mathematics skills assessment

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-027 Fundamental Math Level 4

150 hours, 3 credits


This is a self-paced course that teaches how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, as well as how to use decimals in real life. Students also learn the metric system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 019 or mathematics skills assessment

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-028 Fundamental Math Level 5

150 hours, 3 credits


This is a self-paced course that teaches students common fractions and decimals, equivalent fractions, and how to multiply, divide, add, and subtract fractions.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 027 or mathematics skills assessment

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-029 Fundamental Math Level 6

150 hours, 3 credits


This is a self-paced course that teaches students the basics of ratios, rates & proportion, percents, and introductory statistics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Math 028 or mathematics skills assessment

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-033 Intermediate Mathematics I

3 credits


Intermediate Mathematics I is the first of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 033 consists of seven topics; which cover Arithmetic and Estimation, Signed (Rational) numbers, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement, Perimeter, Area and Volume, and Trigonometry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in MAT 029 or mathematics skills assessment. Note: Effective Fall 2021, the grade required for the MAT 029 prerequisite will increase from a C to a B+.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-033 Intermediate Mathematics I

3 credits


Intermediate Mathematics I is the first of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 033 consists of seven topics; which cover Arithmetic and Estimation, Signed (Rational) numbers, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement, Perimeter, Area and Volume, and Trigonometry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B+ in MAT 029 or mathematics skills assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-034 -Intermediate Mathematics II

3 credits


Intermediate Mathematics II is the second of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 034 consists of Polynomials, Factoring, Equations, Linear Equations and Graphing, Powers, Roots, and Scientific Notation.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in MAT 033 or mathematics skills assessment.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-034 Intermediate Mathematics II

3 credits


Intermediate Mathematics II is the second of a two course series. Completion of the two parts meets the requirements for the Intermediate Level ABE program. MAT 034 consists of Polynomials, Factoring, Equations, Linear Equations and Graphing, Powers, Roots, and Scientific Notation.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in MAT 033 or mathematics skills assessment. Note: Effective Fall 2021, the grade required for the MAT 033 prerequisite will increase from a C to a C+.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-053 Advanced Mathematics

6.0 Hours Lecture, Distance (D), Continuous Entry or Online. 3 credits


Advanced Mathematics is the equivalent of B.C. Ministry of Education Principles of Mathematics 11. The content of MAT 053 includes: real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations, polynomials, rational and radical expressions and relations, quadratic equations and trigonometry(functions and solving right and oblique triangles).


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Principles of Math 10, Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10 or MAT 034; or Math assessment. It is strongly recommended that a student consider assessment if prerequisite courses were completed more that five years ago.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-055 Foundations of Mathematics

3 credits


Foundations of Mathematics includes rates, systems of linear equations and linear inequalities, quadratic functions, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, measurement, and logical reasoning.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Principles of Math 10, Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10 or MAT 034; or Math assessment

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

MAT-060 Provincial ABE Mathematics

6 hrs lecture or distance or continuous entry; 3 credits


The goals of the Provincial Algebra and Trigonometry are to prepare adult learners with the knowledge and skills in algebra and trigonometry necessary for entry to technical, vocational and career programs that require Math 12 equivalency as a prerequisite and for future study in higher-level math courses at college/university.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Priciples of Math 11, Precalculus 11, or MAT 053; or Math assessment. A review of the concepts of algebra (e.g. order of operations, factoring, rational expressions, exponents and equation solving) is strongly recommended before beginning the course.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

NCN-096 Introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth Language

3 credits


Introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth Language will focus on: listening techniques, comparing and contrasting Nuu-chah-nulth and English sound patterns and pronunciation, which will lead to words, phrases and sentence-building exercises for conversational Nuu-chah-nulth for various topics: greetings, weather, elders, around the classroom, around the house, and learning songs. Students will also be introduced to electronic learning resources for self-practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

For information on specific dialects and course schedule, please visit our timetable. Information on dialect and orthography can be found in the Section Details. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

NCN-097 Introductory Nuu-chah-nulth Language 2

3 credits


Introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth Language II will focus on advancing skills learned in Nuu-chah-nulth I: listening techniques, comparing and contrasting Nuu-chah-nulth and English sounds, patterns and pronunciation which will lead to words, phrases and sentence building exercises for conversational Nuu-chah-nulth for various topics. In addition, there will be an introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth cultural protocols. Students will explore any new electronic learning resources for self-practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take NCN-096 Introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth Language;

For information on specific dialects and course schedule, please visit our timetable. Information on dialect and orthography can be found in the Section Details. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

PHY-050 College Preparatory Physics I

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab 3 credits


College Preparatory Physics I is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Advanced Level Physics or Grade 11 Physics. The content of the course includes: measurement, kinematics in one dimension, dynamics in one dimension, Newton's laws, friction,gravitation, kinetic and potential energy,momentum, heat, wave phenomena and optics, and electricity.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, or MAT 053 or MAT 055 preferred; or Math Assessent. However, students may take this course with a C+ in one of Principles of Math 10, Foundations of Math 10 or MAT 033/034 and must take MAT 053, or MAT 055 concurrently.
  • Take PHY-050L

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

PHY-060 College Preparatory Physics II

4 hours lecture + 2 hours lab, or distance (D) with attendance at a Campus lab required, or online, 3 credits


College Preparatory Physics II is designed to provide students with the equivalent of ABE Provincial Level Physics or Grade 12 Physics. The course includes vectors using trigonometry, kinematics in one and two dimensions, energy and momentum, statics and dynamics, rotational dynamics, vibrations and waves, electromagnetism, and geometric optics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11 (Algebra), Pre Calculus 11, or MAT 053; or Math assessment. MAT 060 recommended to be taken concurrently.
  • C in PHY 050 or Physics 11.
  • Take PHY-060L

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.