Commerce graduates go on to manage and lead organizations in both the private and public sector.
The Commerce Studies program attracts a diverse group of students, making it a great way to build connections with people and strengthen your teamwork and collaboration skills.
Whether your goal is to start a business, drive sales, motivate employees, or manage accounts and operations, Commerce Studies is a profitable stepping stone.
Careers and opportunities
A commerce education provides a dynamic foundation for a variety of careers in management and business, including:
- Human resources
- Business analysis
The Associate of Arts Degree with Commerce concentration is recognized at every university in British Columbia. Students with this credential have earned half of their credits towards a Bachelor’s degree at the university of their choice.
Students entering this program at CNC may choose to begin as a dual admission student in our partnership with Thompson Rivers University or as a CNC university transfer student.
What you will learn
- Accounting and finance
- Organizational psychology
- Management practices
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Marketing strategy
Associate of Arts Commerce Courses
The Associate of Arts Degree with Commerce concentration is a credential recognized at every university in British Columbia. Students with this credential have 60 credits towards a Bachelor's degree and require 60 credits at the university of their choice to complete the degree. Students entering this program at CNC may choose to begin as a dual admission student in our partnership with Thompson Rivers University or as a CNC university transfer student.
To be eligible for an ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE, a student must have:
1. Completed 60 semester credits of courses that have articulated assigned or unassigned university transfer credit at the 100-level or higher;
2. Completed at least 30 of these 60 semester credits at the College of New Caledonia; of which, at least 12 credits have assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200 level.
3. Completed at least 6 semester credits in courses that have assigned or unassigned university transfer credit at the 100-level in English;
4. Completed 36 credits in Arts courses which shall include:
a) Six (6) credits in the Social Sciences
b) Six (6) credits in Humanities including Creative and Performing Arts other than English.
5. Completed at least 18 semester credits in Arts courses that have assigned or unassigned university transfer credit at the 200-level or higher; these credits must be in at least two different subject areas;
6. Completed 9 credits in Science which shall include at least:
- Three (3) credits in Mathematics or Computing Science or Statistics (Statistics courses taught in subject areas such as Business, Commerce, Economics, Psychology, etc. may also be used to meet this requirement)
- Three (3) credits in a laboratory science (must include a lab of at least 2 hours);
7. Completed at least 9 semester credits in courses that have assigned or unassigned transfer
credit at the 100-level or higher in Arts, Science, or other areas;
8. Achieved a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 calculated on all courses
counting towards the Associate Degree;
9. Transfer Credits: Up to 30 transfer credits, assigned or unassigned will be accepted for Associate Degrees;
10. No course can be used to meet more than one of the specific requirements.
*Note: Students are advised to consult with an advisor in order to determine specific courserequirements for entry to a particular university degree.
Locations & Dates
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.
You’ll need one of the following:
- Successful completion of Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples)
- ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
- GED Certificate
- Completion of Grade 11 with an outstanding academic record in the year of application.
Note 1: It is recommended high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.
Note 2: Students who received less than a “B” grade in English 12 or its equivalent are strongly encouraged to select English 103 as their first English course.
Note 3: Students applying for admission to MATH 101, CSC 109, Phys 101 or Chem 111 who obtained a “C+” or less in Principles of Math 12 (interim grade) or Math 050 must first register in MATH 100.
Note 4: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.
Note 5: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of specific courses you select.
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
Invest in your future
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.
Paying for college
We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.
Salaries and employment
Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.
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.