University Arts and Sciences-Certificate in Engineering

engineering blueprint and toolsProgram Description

University Arts and Sciences courses and credentials are designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work, citizenship, an enriched life as an educated person, and to create a solid foundation for further study.

The Certificate in Engineering is an intense undergraduate credential that requires completion of Computer Science, Chemistry, Math, and Physics courses within two full-time semesters.

Students who successfully complete the requirements of the Certificate in Engineering qualify for guaranteed admission into a second-year Engineering program at the University of Alberta and the University of Victoria.

Second-year placement in particular programs is determined on a competitive basis. Students are responsible for checking the transferability of their NLC coursework to other institutions.

University of Alberta Transfer Pathway      University of Victoria Transfer Pathway

 

Career Prospects

By taking a planned combination of Northern Lights College courses, students may transfer to baccalaureate-level Engineering programs at various universities. The University of Alberta and the University of Victoria are recommended transfer destinations.

 

Details

Location: Fort St. John campus

Length: The following courses must be completed within two semesters or 30 weeks, from September through April, in a given academic year: Chemistry 103, Chemistry 104 or NCIT 212, Computer Science 122, Math 101, Math 102, Math 152, Physics 103, and Physics 104. Additional required courses may be obtained before or after the 30 week period specified above. In total, the Engineering Certificate comprises 720--780 hours of class time.

Start: September

Fees: Current Fee Schedule


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Admission Requirements

To apply to the University Arts and Sciences program:

* Prospective learners need to complete a College “Application for Admission” form. Admission forms can be obtained in person from NLC Student Services or downloaded in PDF format from nlc.bc.ca/pdfs/application.pdf.  A one-time application fee is required.

Official transcripts demonstrating high school graduation with the following:
A. Domestic Students
1. Chemistry: successful completion of Chemistry 12 or equivalent.
2. Language Arts: English 12 with a minimum total grade of 75% (including the English 12 Provincial Exam).
3. Math: successful completion of Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12 or equivalent.
4. Physics: successful completion of Physics 12 or equivalent.
B. International Students
1. Chemistry: successful completion of Chemistry 12 or equivalent.
2. Language Arts: IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; or English 12 with a minimum total grade of 75% (including the English 12 Provincial Exam).
3. Math: successful completion of Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12 or equivalent.
4. Physics: successful completion of Physics 12 or equivalent.

 

Important Notes

  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.
  2. 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 Guide

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