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.

English Programs

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

Associate of Arts Degree

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.

Faculty Profiles

Nick van Orden

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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

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