The Career & College Preparation program is designed for students who are in one or more of the following scenarios:
- I am no longer in high school, but still want to complete the courses needed to earn my high school diploma.
- I need to complete course prerequisites for a college program.
- I want to upgrade my education and skills level to be eligible for more career opportunities.
- I want to prepare for further post-secondary education and training.
The CCP program has four levels. Students earn a NWCC Certificate when they successfully complete each of the first three CCP levels — Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced. CCP Certificate graduates can earn a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood) by completing the fourth CCP (Diploma) level.
Earns you a CAREER & COLLEGE PREPARATION CERTIFICATE or ADULT DOGWOOD DIPLOMA
The Career & College Preparation program has four levels. Students earn a NWCC certificate when they successfully complete each of the first three levels, and a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood) for completing the fourth. Certificate and diploma courses and requirements are listed below.
CCP courses are offered one-on-one, self-paced and group-lecture formats, with distance and online options. It is important to note that some courses may not be available at all Campuses.
CCP Fundamental Level
- ENGL 010-4: Fundamental English
- EDCP 020-2.5: Fundamental Education and Career Planning
- CPST 020-2.5: Fundamental Computer Studies
- CPST 021-2.5: Artists Computer Studies
- ENGL 020-5: Fundamental English
- ENGL 021-2.5: Fundamental English
- ENGL 022-2.5: Fundamental English
- ENGL 023-2.5: Fundamental English
- ENGL 024-2.5: Fundamental English
- ENGL 025-2.5: Fundamental English
- ENGL 026-2.5: Fundamental English
- MATH 023-2: Fundamental Math
- MATH 024-3: Fundamental Math
- MATH 025-3: Fundamental Math
- MATH 026-2.5: Fundamental Math
- SCIE 020-4: Fundamental Science
- SKDV 010: Cognitive Learning Skills Development I
- SKDV 012: Cognitive Learning Skills Development II
- SKDV 020: Perceptual Skills Development I
- SKDV 022: Perceptual Skills Development II
The Fundamental Certificate requires completion of both ENGL 026 and MATH 026, or completion of ENGL 026 or MATH 026 and placement at a higher level in the other course.
CCP Intermediate Level (Grade 10)
- CPST 030-2.5: Intermediate Computer Studies
- CPST 0301-2: Culinary Arts Computer Studies
- CPST 031-2.5: Artists Computer Studies
- EDCP 030-2.5: Intermediate Education and Career Planning
- ENGL 030-2.5: Intermediate English
- ENGL 032-5: English for Trades
- ENGL 0351-2.5: Culinary Arts English
- FNST 033-4: Intermediate First Nations Studies – Introduction to Aboriginal Health Care (Health Access)
- MATH 0301-2/0302-2: Intermediate Math
- MATH 032-5: Math for Trades
- MATH 033-5: Intermediate Math (Health Access)
- MATH 091-5: Cook Training Math (Not eligible for Math requirement for Intermediate Level Certificate)
- SCIE 030-5: Intermediate Science
- SCIE 033-5: Intermediate Science (Health Access)
- SOSC 035-1.5: Intermediate Social Science-Tourism
The Intermediate Certificate requires completion of English and a Math, plus two of the following courses at the Intermediate Level: Science; Social Science; Education and Career Planning or Computer Studies.
CCP Advanced Level (Grade 11)
- BIOL 040-5: Advanced Biology
- CHEM 040-5 or 0401-3/0402-3: Advanced Chemistry
- CPST 040-3: Advanced Computer Studies
- CPST 0401: Culinary Arts Advanced Computer Studies
- ENGL 040-5: Advanced English
- ENGL 043-5: Advanced English (Health Access)
- ENGL 045-5: Advanced English for Careers
- ENGL 0451-2.5: Culinary Arts Advanced English
- MATH 0401-2/0402-2: Advanced Math
- MATH 041-5: Mathematics of Business
- MATH 043-5: Advanced Math (Health Access)
- MATH 046-5: Advanced Business/Technical Math
- PHYS 040-5: Advanced Physics
- SOSC 040-5: Advanced Social Sciences
The Advanced Certificate requires completion of an English, a Math, a Science or Computer Science or Computer Studies plus one option at the Advanced Level or higher.
CCP Provincial Level (Grade 12)
- BIOL 050-5 or 0501-3/0502-3: Provincial Human Biology
- CHEM 050-5: Provincial Chemistry
- CPST 050-3: Provincial Computer Studies
- EDCP 050-5: Education and Career Planning
- ENGL 050-5: Provincial English
- ENGL 053-5: Provincial English (Health Access)
- ENGL 055-5: Provincial Technical English
- ENGL 056-5: Provincial Essential English
- FNST 050-5: Provincial First Nations Studies (plus Online delivery option)
- GEOG 050-5: Provincial Geography
- MATH 0501-2/0502-2: Provincial Math
- MATH 053-5: Provincial Level Calculus
The BC Adult Graduation Diploma “Adult Dogwood” requires Provincial Level English or higher, Advanced Level Mathematics or higher, three additional courses at the Provincial Level or higher, or, Advanced Social Sciences and two Provincial or higher courses.
The CCP program improves literacy skills, enhances job skills and provides a solid foundation for further educational opportunities. Completing high school graduation requirements opens up a wide variety of career opportunities, including entry level positions with government agencies, businesses and local industries.
CCP courses meet admission requirements for entry into post-secondary academic and career programs offered at NWCC, and other post-secondary institutions.
For entry into CCP, students must:
- be at least 18 years of age, OR
- have already earned Grade 12 standing, OR
- be 17 years of age and out of public school for at least one year, OR
- have a written recommendation from a local high school principal; AND
- meet with an NWCC Educational Advisor to ensure that they have chosen the correct courses or programs.
Note: This program is intended for adults and is not a substitute for high school for younger students. The number of spaces available to students under 18 is limited – please contact your local College campus for details.
Unless otherwise noted, “Permission of Instructor” may be used to accept a student into a course(s) when the student does not meet course prerequisites and/or does not attain the required threshold on entry assessments. See the “Admission & Registration” section for details on this policy.
Fees and Financial Aid
Students enrolled in the Career and College Preparation program are charged per course credit, and no longer subject to time-based billing.
The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) provides assistance for eligible CCP students. Assistance may include payment of fees plus transportation, textbook and supply costs.
CCP runs from September until late spring, and during the summer at some campuses.
Classes are held in:
- Prince Rupert
Starting January 2015 the CCP program began charging tuition for Adult Upgrading Courses.
These courses are now charged by weekly hours.
Career and College Prep Program Fees
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Fees are effective as of August 2016
**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.
You may be able to apply for help to pay your fees. Please come to the college and ask an advisor about financial assistance or funding that may be available.
Books may be available in the library or may be purchased second hand.