The Business Management program promotes conceptual and technical skill development in business through a one-year Certificate program, a two-year Diploma program, and a Post-Degree Diploma program.
Students can complete first- and second-year courses to earn an NLC credential, or to transfer to university or professional designation programs elsewhere. All Business Management programs may be completed on a full time or part time basis.
The Business Management Certificate comprises 30 credits of coursework. Completion of the Certificate qualifies a student for admission into the Diploma program.
Graduates are prepared for positions of responsibility in areas such as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, information technology, general management, marketing, and logistics, as well as for further educational opportunities.
Location: Fort St. John Campus
Length: 30 weeks
Start: September, January, or May
Fees: Current Fee Schedule
Provide British Columbia secondary school transcripts or equivalent or post-secondary transcripts indicating successful completion of the following:
- Grade 12 English, or English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples, or Career and College Preparation ENGL050 (Provincial/Grade 12), or ENGL099: Foundational Writing, with a B or higher;
- Any university-level English course with a C or higher.
- Grade 11 Math (Principles, or Foundations, or Pre-Calculus), or Career and College Preparation MATH040 (Advanced/Grade 11).
Applicants who do not meet the above-noted prerequisites may have entry-level skills evaluated through assessment. For example:
- Applicants who do not meet the English admission requirement will normally be required to complete the NLC Writing Assessment before registering in ENGL110 or ENGL100. Feedback on the Writing Assessment is provided to help applicants make informed decisions about course selection. University-level placement is recommended.
- Applicants who do not meet the Math admission requirement will normally be required to complete the Career and College Preparation Math Assessment. MATH040 (Advanced/Grade 11) placement is recommended for MGMT150.
Provide British Columbia secondary school transcripts indicating successful completion of the following:
- Grade 12 English, or English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples with a B or higher; and
- Grade 11 Math (Principles, or Foundations, or Pre-Calculus).
- The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.
- NLC courses may transfer individually to other colleges, universities, and institutes in British Columbia, as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide.
- NLC courses may transfer to professional associations such as the Certified General Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, Chartered Accountants, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Canadian Bankers Institute, and others. Students are responsible for confirming transferability of course credits to any external organization.
- Depending on course selection, graduates from NLC’s Applied Business Technology program will receive credit for the following courses:
- CPSC101, for having completed: ABTC124 (or ABTC121 and ABTC161), ABTC133, ABTC153, ABTC161 and ABTC194.
- ENGL110, for having completed: ABTC165 and ABTC195.
- MGMT103, for having completed: ABTC111 and ABTC151.
- 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
Program Instructor: Patrick Michiel
An Economics component is a requirement of the certificate:
An Accounting component is also a requirement of the certificate:
Balance of Credits (3-9) from any of the Courses Listed Below:
**Applied Business Technology Certificate graduates from Northern Lights College who have completed ABTC 124 (or ABTC 121 and ABTC 161), ABTC 133, ABTC 153, ABTC 161 and ABTC 194 will be granted exemption from CPSC 101.
***Applied Business Technology Certificate graduates from Northern Lights College who have completed ABTC 165 and ABTC 195 will be granted exemption from ENGL 110.
****Applied Business Technology Certificate graduates from Northern Lights College who have completed ABTC 111 and ABTC 151 will be granted exemption from MGMT 103.