North Island College

2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay,


North Island College

NIC is committed to individual student success. Transfer seamlessly to university or gain job ready skills. Our programs are supported by dedicated faculty, staff and administration – all working together to help you achieve your goals. We currently support over 400 students from 34 countries who have made Vancouver Island their home away from home. The Comox Valley is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island on Canada's West Coast.



University Transfer

  • Engineering Foundations Certificate
  • Criminology Diploma
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Associate of Science Degree
  • University Studies

University Partnerships

  • Alberta College of Art + Design Fine Arts Pathway
  • VIU MBA/MScIB Guaranteed Admission
  • Emily Carr University Guaranteed Admission
  • VIU Education Pathway
  • Portland State Guaranteed Transfer
  • Royal Roads Dual Admission
  • UNBC Dual Admission
  • Uvic Guaranteed Admission


  • VIU MBA/MScIB Guaranteed Admission
  • Business Administration Certificate
  • Business Administration Diploma
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree:
    - Accounting Major
    - General Management Major
    - Marketing Major
  • Business Administration Post Degree Diploma
  • Business Administration Post Degree Diploma - Global Business Management
    - Pre-Professional Accountant

Fine Arts & Design

  • Metal Jewellery Design Certificate
  • Professional Potter Advanced Diploma
  • Fine Arts Diploma

Interactive Media

  • Web Design - Interactive Media Certificate
  • Mobile Application Development Certificate
  • Web and Mobile Application Development - Interactive Media Diploma
  • Communication Design - Interactive Media Diploma
  • Advanced Communication and Interactive Design - Interactive Media Diploma

Community Care

  • Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

Human Services

  • Human Services Certificate - Educational Assistant / Community Support
  • Human Services Certificate - Educational Assistant / Community Support, Indigenous Focus
  • Human Services Diploma
  • Social Service Diploma

Tourism & Hospitality

  • Adventure Guiding Certificate
  • Professional Cook (Culinary Arts)
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management Certificate
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma
  • Global Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt. Advanced Certificate
  • Global Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt. Advanced Diploma

Trades & Technology

  • Automotive Service Technician Foundation Harmonized Certificate
  • Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Certificate
  • Aircraft Sheet Metal Manufacturing Technician
  • Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)
  • Electrician Foundation Harmonized
  • Electrical Foundation
  • Electronics Technician Core Certificate
  • Heavy Mechanical Foundation
  • Industrial Automation Technician Diploma
  • Joinery/Cabinetmaking Foundation
  • Metal Fabrication Foundation
  • Plumbing & Piping Foundation

English Language Upgrading

  • Adult Basic Education
  • BC Adult Graduation Diploma
  • Academic English Language Program

Note: Participants list may vary by city