Course Codes

Course codes provide information on the specific details of a course. Each course code is made up of three parts: the subject area, the course level and section information.

Example of course code: BIO 160L CVS1N

In the example: Other examples:
BIO Subject biology
160 Course level and number a first year course 100-level are first year
200 are second year
300 are third year
400 are fourth year
L Indicates the course is a Lab
CV location Comox Valley CR, PA, PH
S delivery method scheduled class See full list of delivery methods below
1 Section First section offered There may be multiple sections offered of the same course
N the course is reserved for students in a specific program nursing students

Delivery Methods

We understand it’s not always easy to make life fit around college. That’s why NIC offers a variety of delivery methods to help you balance work, life and your education. You can choose to learn independently, on campus, via ITV or combine delivery methods to suit your needs. The delivery method is indicated in the course code:

  • S: Scheduled classes. Learn from NIC faculty at regularly scheduled classes at an NIC campus or centre.
  • T: Interactive Television (ITV). Attend classes at your nearest NIC campus or centre, with the class taught via a form of video conferencing known as Interactive Live-feed Television (ITV).
  • E: Online. An online course with that may start at specified times within the term and must be completed within a specified timeframe.
  • W: Web-based. An online continuous-entry exit distance course where you start at anytime during the year but complete within a specified timeframe.
  • B: Blended. A portion of the course takes place face-to-face and the remainder is delivered using online tools.
  • C: Continuous Entry/Exit. Students may start anytime during the year, attend at flexible times for one-on-one instruction and work through the course material within a specified timeframe.
  • L: Lock-step Distance. A distance course that follows the same timelines for assignments, exams and completion as a scheduled course.
  • F: Flexible Distance. A distance course where students can start up to one month early and work through material at their own pace, with a fixed end date to have the material completed.