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.
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
- 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.
- a. English Requirement for Domestic Students: Official transcripts demonstrating one of the following with a 'B' grade or higher: Grade 12 English, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, English 050, or English 099; alternatively, any university-level English course with a 'C' grade or higher. Students who do not meet one of the above English requirements must complete the NLC Writing Assessment for appropriate course placement.
b. English Requirement for International Students: An IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 5.5. Students with a writing band of 6.0 or lower are required to complete English 099 with a "B" grade or higher during their first semester.
- The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online. Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.
- NLC courses may transfer individually to other colleges, universities, and institutes in British Columbia, as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide.
- 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.
- 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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Entrepreneurial focus: two of the following electives:
Managerial focus: two of the following electives:
Non-Profit Managerial focus: two of the following electives: