Culinary Pathway: Tralee

Launch your culinary career with NIC’s culinary arts programs. After completing your Culinary Business Operations diploma or advanced diploma, you can transfer to the Institute of Technology, Tralee in Ireland to continue your culinary training.

Where: Campbell River
Starts: September

IT Tralee is delighted to commence our new partnership with North Island College. We are excited to welcome culinary students from NIC to Tralee to earn their Bachelor's degree and to maximise their career opportunities, whether in British Columbia or internationally. They are all assured of a big Irish welcome.

Dr Brendan O'Donnell, President IT Tralee

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Students in the following North Island College programs are eligible to apply for transfer to The Institute of Technology, Tralee:

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for North Island College’s Culinary Business Operations Diploma and Culinary Business Operations Advanced Diploma are available on the program pages.


Graduates of NIC’s Culinary Business Operations Advanced Diploma or Professional Cook Level 3 with a minimum grade average of 60% are eligible to enter Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business Arts in Culinary Arts at IT Tralee.


Graduates of NIC’s Culinary Business Operations Diploma or Professional Cook Level 2 with a minimum grade average of 60% are eligible to enter Year 2 of the IT Tralee Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary.


On successful completion of the Higher Certificate, a student may progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts.

International Language Requirements

If you are applying as an international student, you must meet NIC international admission requirements.

To Be Successful

Accessible Learning

Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.

Which Tralee Programs are Eligible?

The NIC-Tralee Articulation Agreement provides NIC students with the opportunity to transfer directly to the Institute of Technology, Tralee.

Bachelor of Business Arts in Culinary Arts

Graduates of NIC’s Culinary Business Operations Advanced Diploma or Professional Cook Level 3 are eligible to enter Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business Arts in Culinary Arts at IT Tralee.

Higher Certificate

Graduates of NIC’s Culinary Business Operations Diploma or Professional Cook Level 2 are eligible to enter Year 2 of the IT Tralee Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary.

On successful completion of the Higher Certificate, a student may progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts.

For more information, contact an NIC educational advisor.