Aboriginal Studies (ABST) offers you a chance to better understand the cultures, traditions, history, and contemporary concerns of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and especially in the CNC region.
This program is an excellent entry into post-secondary social science and humanities for academically inclined students who are motivated to connect with the rich cultural traditions of Canada's First Nations and earn university program credits.
Aboriginal Studies provides a good academic foundation for a broad range of eventual private, non-profit and government sectors, including:
Associate degrees from CNC transfer into university programs and give you preferential admission at public universities and university-colleges in BC. (Consult the British Columbia Transfer Guide and check with CNC advisors to verify transferability of credits.)
Aboriginal Studies courses include:
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
Note 1: It is recommended that high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.
Note 2: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.
Note 3: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of the specific courses you select.
Additional program-specific admission requirements
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
Please check the Fee Schedule for up-to-date information.
These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
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The estimated cost for this program is $25,900.
This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.