North Island College - Port Alberni

3699 Roger Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada | Public University | Established 1975

About us

North Island College (NIC) is honoured to acknowledge the traditional territories of the combined 35 First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish traditions, on whose traditional and unceded territories the college’s campuses are situated.

North Island College is a comprehensive community college that focuses on student success. NIC proudly serves more than 9,000 students annually at four campuses, a learning centre and through online and in-community learning. NIC is distinguished by their commitment to student success through strong partnership agreements with universities and colleges across BC, the US and around the world. NIC has been internationally recognized for its technology-enabled distance learning and responsive in-community programs. 

Why North Island College - Port Alberni  

  • Campus & Facilities: NIC- Port Alberni is located in Port Alberni, on British Columbia's Vancouver Island. Facilities include a bookstore and library. The campus is also home to the Culinary Arts Building, the location of the Roger Street Bistro.  
  • Accessibility: The Port Alberni campus is easy to access off Roger Street. The Tebo Vocational Centre can be accessed off Highway 4. Both locations can be accessed via BC Transit. Students can also walk between the two locations via the Scott Kenny Trail.
  • Location: Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. To get to Port Alberni, students take a ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo and then travel by vehicle (bus, car) to Port Alberni. 

Fees

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
College Certificate - Engineering Foundations 1 Year CAD 15,610
Associate of Arts 2 Year CAD 13,770
Associate of Science 2 Year CAD 13,770
College Certificate - Early Childhood Care & Education 1 Year CAD 16,730
College Certificate - Human Services - Educational Assistant/ Community Support - Indigenous Focus 1 Year CAD 13,770
College Certificate - Furniture Design and Joinery 0.8 Year CAD 14,467

Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
Certificate Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 19.0, Min Writing: 19.0, Min Listening: 19.0, Min Speaking: 19.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105
Associate's Degree
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 19.0, Min Writing: 19.0, Min Listening: 19.0, Min Speaking: 19.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

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