I want to get a university degree. Can I start at CNC?
Definitely. We offer dozens of university level courses. A bachelor’s degree (also known as an undergraduate degree) usually takes four years. Many people take the first two years at a community college such as CNC, then transfer to university for years 3 and 4. Advantages of starting at a community college include smaller classes, more one-on one attention from instructors, and lower tuition fees.
We offer associate degrees in arts and science, featuring two years of university-level study in a variety of academic subjects. These degrees transfer into university programs, and give you preferential admission at UNBC and SFU. All public universities and university-colleges in BC give special recognition of transfer credit to students with associate degrees.
A diploma gives you recognition
Like an associate degree, a diploma can be equivalent to the first two years of a university degree in that particular subject. With a diploma, you can go to work immediately or transfer to university. If you decide to work, a diploma gives you more options in the workplace. We offer diplomas in accounting and finance, business management, criminology, kinesiology, social work, web and graphic design, and more.
What are transfer courses?
Since CNC offers only the first two years of instruction, you need to transfer to a university to finish your degree. You transfer the credits you receive for CNC courses to a university and continue on to complete your degree. When you take one of our UT courses, it’s as though you were studying in the same class at a university. For example, if you complete our introductory psychology course, a university will give you credit for its introductory course.
To ensure your credits transfer seamlessly, CNC has formal agreements in place with the following BC universities:
- Athabasca University
- Emily Carr University
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- University of British Columbia
- University of Northern British Columbia
- Simon Fraser University
- Thompson Rivers University
- University of Victoria
- Vancouver Island University
However, you should meet with the institution you plan to attend to ensure transferability and admission requirements are met.
You can also transfer to universities in other provinces and other countries — talk to a CNC advisor for details.
Once you have your bachelor’s degree, you have the option to go on and obtain a master’s degree (MA or MSc) or a doctorate (PhD).
University transfer information (BCCAT)
Students planning to transfer their credits to another institution should consult the British Columbia Transfer Guide to verify transferability of credits. The British Columbia Transfer Guide is published by the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer and is available online.
CNC advisors will assist students in selecting transferable courses; however, the final responsibility for course selection rests with the student. The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) website is located at www.bctransferguide.ca