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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) - Certificate

The Information and Communications Technology program is undergoing a review. The program is expected to change to a more technical certificate in September 2014. Students currently in the program will be able to finish as indicated on this page. For additional information please contact the Program Chair, Lisa Verbisky

Info Communication Tech

Program Description

Students are provided with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the theoretical and applied uses of information technology in various business applications, including detailed knowledge of several PC applications and operating systems.

Students learn to install, configure and troubleshoot software in both stand-alone and networked environments, and gain exposure to various programming, scripting and mark-up languages. Students will also acquire an understanding of IT in a business environment, develop customer service skills, and train in Microsoft® software products.

Career Prospects

Certificate graduates are prepared for employment in entry-level hard­ware technician, network technician or junior programmer positions.


Location: Online

Length: 30 weeks

Start: September

Fees: Current Fee Schedule 

Admission Prerequisites

Provide British Columbia secondary school or post-secondary transcripts or equivalent indicating successful completion, within the past three years, of:

  • Grade 10 Math (Applications, or Principles, or Workplace and Ap­prenticeship, or Foundations, or Pre-Calculus) with a B or higher; and
  • Grade 12 English, or English 12 First Peoples, or Grade 12 Communica­tions with C+ or higher;


  • Career and College Preparation MATH030 (Intermediate/Grade 10) with B+ or higher. NOTE: MATH040 (Advanced/Grade 11) is recom­mended; and
  • Career and College Preparation ENGL050 (Provincial/Grade 12) with C+ or higher;


  • A MATH030 placement on the NLC Career and College Preparation Math Placement Assessment;
  • 100-level placement on the NLC Writing Assessment;


Complete the following sections of the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT):

  • Number Operations: 10.9 grade equivalent or higher
  • Problem Solving: 10.9 grade equivalent or higher
  • Reading Comprehension: 12.9 grade equivalent or higher
  • Vocabulary: 12.9 grade equivalent or higher
  • Spelling: 12.9 grade equivalent or higher
  • Grammar: 12.9 grade equivalent or higher

Dual Credit

  • Grade 10 Math (Applications, or Principles, or Foundations) with B or higher; and
  • Grade 12 English with C+ or higher.  

Important Notes

  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.
  2. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the field of Information Technology, students have a maximum of five years to complete their certificate.
  3. The program is a collaboration between Northwest Community College, College of New Caledonia, Yukon College, University of Northern British Columbia, and NLC.
  4. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide.

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Program Chair: Lisa Verbisky


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