Advanced Certificate in Management

Program Description

The Advanced Certificate in Management is designed for current managers, volunteers and other individuals who are interested in developing their leadership skills while they are working. To supplement existing education and work experience, the program addresses management concepts such as accounting, business law, entrepreneurship, human resource management, and project management. The curriculum is relevant across a wide variety of employment sectors, public, private, and non-profit.

All required courses are available both face-to-face and online. Not all elective courses are available online. Online study is available on a part-time basis only. Full-time study can be obtained through a combination of online and face-to-face courses.

Career Prospects

The objective of this program is to enhance skills and employment opportunities for graduates interested in advanced management positions. Relevant fields include childcare or resource program administration, educational administration, executive coaching, human resource management, municipal or provincial governance, natural resource management, and trades management.


Location: To accommodate individuals who may be working full-time, this program is available online and may be taken on a part-time basis. Alternatively, students who are able to attend NLC's Fort St. John and Dawson Creek campuses may enroll part-time or full-time in online and/or face-to-face courses. Some elective courses may only be available face-to-face at these campus locations.

Length: 450 hours in total. Full time students who begin the program in September can complete within two semesters or 30 weeks of study. Depending on a student's start-date, academic readiness, and academic progress, additional semesters may be necessary. Part-time study is an option.

Start: September or January start dates are recommended. May starts are possible, but course selection is limited at that time.

Fees:  Current Fee Schedule

Admission Requirements

*English is the language of instruction in all programs at NLC, thus it is imperative that NLC students meet minimum English Language Proficiency requirements.

*In University Arts and Sciences and Related Programs, it is understood that the minimum English Language Proficiency requirement is that required to graduate from a Canadian high school program conducted in English. This is defined in the English Language Requirement document.


a. Official transcripts demonstrating graduation from a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree program; or,
b. Official transcripts demonstrating certification from a Red Seal Trades program or equivalent program; or,
c. Two years of management or leadership work experience as demonstrated by a resume with two professional references; or,
d. Two current professional letters of reference written and dated within a year of application outlining the applicant’s suitability and readiness for the program.

*Note that some University Arts and Sciences and related programs elective courses have specific pre-requisites. Meeting the entrance requirements for program does not ensure course pre-requisites have been met for all available courses.

Important Notes

  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans for Domestic Students. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.  Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.
  2. NLC courses may transfer individually to other colleges, universities, and institutes in British Columbia, as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide.
  3. Ready access to a computer with a reliable internet connection is essential for all students, regardless of their chosen delivery model. A basic familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is also recommended.
  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 current Program Completion Guide. 

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Program Contact: Chair, University Arts and Sciences
(Cindy Broberg, Dawson Creek campus; Issoufou Soumaila, Fort St. John campus)


Entrepreneurial focus: two of the following electives:

Managerial focus: two of the following electives:

Non-Profit Managerial focus: two of the following electives: