Founded in 1969, the College of New Caledonia (CNC) is a community college situated in the town of Prince George, set in the scenic beauty of northern British Columbia. CNC offers Certificate, Diploma, Post-diploma and Associate Degree programs. Five satellite campuses in Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Quesnel, Mackenzie and Vanderhoof tailor many of their offerings to the educational requirements of the local communities. Two smaller learning centers cater to students in Fraser Lake and Grassy Plains. The college also welcomes applications from international students.
Programs are offered in the following categories.
- Health and Social Services
- Specialty Programs (including Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language)
- Trades and Industry
- University courses (Associate Degrees)
Small class sizes ensure that the student’s learning experience is highly personalized. A number of CNC’s qualifications are also offered as online courses.
The college’s Center for Student Success provides an excellent student support program which assists students in the development of academic skills such as notetaking, research, exam preparation and reading. In addition, an Aboriginal Resources Center, located on Prince George campus, caters for the needs of Aboriginal students, providing academic advisory services, career counseling, tutoring, advice on financial support and access to community resources.
For students who require accommodation during the course of their studies, Prince George campus provides a Residence with 92 private rooms. The Residence, situated in parklike surroundings, is within comfortable walking distance of the local shopping mall and restaurants. Sports and recreation facilities include a gym, a bouldering wall and a squash court. Students can also take part in a number of extramural sports including basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball.