Who We Are

COVID-19 UPDATE: Information from Students Services and Registration & Admissions is HERE ON OUR WEBSITE


Coast Mountain College, previously Northwest Community College (NWCC), is an accredited post-secondary institution that serves the rich and diverse communities and learners of BC’s beautiful northwest region.

Established in 1975 in Terrace, BC, Coast Mountain College has expanded to six regional campuses serving 34 communities, 21 of which are First Nations communities. The College provides students with innovative programs that lead to sustainable careers for people in the north. Our campuses are located in Hazelton, Queen Charlotte, Masset, Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace.

CMTN offers college access programs; small class sizes; health and human services programs; online programs; university credit programs, trades foundation and apprenticeship programs. Coast Mountain College also offers innovative and flexible mobile training, reaching communities beyond its campuses.

Coast Mountain College aims to be the college of choice for experiential, place-based learning allowing students to learn both in the classroom and in the spectacular outdoor spaces that are so unique to this part of Canada.

General Info General Info

Detailed Costs
Campus Locations

5331 McConnell Avenue,
Terrace, BC

5331 McConnell Avenue
Terrace, BC

Credentials Available
  • Associate Degree
  • Certificates: 1 Year or Less
  • Diplomas: 2-3 Years
  • Trades Apprenticeship
  • Trades Foundation Certificate
  • Upgrading / HS Completion

Programs Programs

Info on All Programs
Areas of Study Available
  • Business and Management
  • Health Related
  • Agriculture, Natural Resources and Science
  • Engineering and Electronics
  • Sciences
  • Upgrading Programs

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad at select institutions in Portugal, Finland, Australia, Denmark, The U.S, and more!

Study Abroad Info

Admissions Admissions

Basic Admissions Requirements

Entrance requirements are specific to individual programs and these requirements must be met before you can attend.

English Proficiency Requirements


Application Deadline

In most programs, applicants are admitted on a first qualified, first admitted basis. If the next intake is full, you will be added to a waitlist for a future offering.

Application Fee

No application fee.

How to Apply


Admissions Contact Email
Admissions Contact Phone

Financial Aid Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships Deadline

May 31st

Other Scholarship Info
Student Loan Info

Financial Aid Contact Phone

Residence Residence

First Year Residence Spots
Space is limited. We recommend you complete and submit your housing application as soon as you apply to Coast Mountain College.
Residence Options

Terrace campus has five, two-floor traditional residence buildings.

Total Average Residence Cost
Single and shared options are available, ranging from $350-$700 month on Terrace Campus.
Residence Cost Details

Single: $500/month; Superior: $600/month; Short stay: $40.00 per night

Residence Application Deadline

Limited space. Apply as soon as you apply for admission.

How to Apply

In order to apply to Coast Mountain College Student Housing you must complete and submit a Residence Application Form and include the non-refundable residence application fee of $25.00. The form is available on the website.

Residence Contact Email
Residence Contact Phone

International Students International Students

International Student Info

International students can choose to complete their Certificates, Diplomas and Associate Degrees studying in beautiful Northwest British Columbia, with options that include Field Schools, Degree Partnerships and University Transfer opportunities.

English Language Requirement

If English is not your first language, or you do not meet the English language requirements of your program, you can demonstrate your proficiency through an evaluation method such as TOEFL, IELTS, or more.

More International Student Info

International Students Contact Email
International Students Contact Phone