Who We Are

CNC is proud to provide access to lifelong learning and facilitate the achievement of educational and personal goals. We are responsive to the diverse needs of our students, our employees, and the communities in our region. In a dynamic, consultative environment, we deliver quality programs and promote the success of every student.

CNC offers a variety of areas of study including Access & Continuing Education, Business, Health Sciences, Trades, Technologies, University Studies and Upgrading. Experience a post-secondary education with:

  • A wide range of relevant and respected programs which are workforce driven.
  • High quality instruction, delivered by experienced faculty.
  • One-on-one attention from supportive and committed instructors.
  • A proven success rate, and employer approved graduates.

General Info General Info

Enrolment Total
At CNC, we support the learning of 5000 students each year.
Enrolment Details

Our six campuses proudly serve 22 First Nation communities and nine municipalities across a 117,500 square kilometer area. We are proud to welcome over 600 Indigenous students each year, and over 1,500 International students from around the globe.

Detailed Costs
Campus Locations

Prince George Campus

3330 - 22nd Avenue,
Prince George, BC

Burns Lake Campus

545 Highway 16 West,
Burns Lake, BC

Fort St. James Campus

179 Douglas St.,
Fort St. James, BC

Mackenzie Campus

540 Mackenzie Boulevard,
Mackenzie, BC

Quesnel Campus

100 Campus Way,
Quesnel, BC

Vanderhoof Campus

195 1st Street East,
Vanderhoof, BC

Prince George Campus

3330 - 22nd Avenue
Prince George, BC

Burns Lake Campus

545 Highway 16 West
Burns Lake, BC

Fort St. James Campus

179 Douglas St.
Fort St. James, BC

Mackenzie Campus

540 Mackenzie Boulevard
Mackenzie, BC

Quesnel Campus

100 Campus Way
Quesnel, BC

Vanderhoof Campus

195 1st Street East
Vanderhoof, BC

Nearby Highlights

Prince George

  • Features plenty of hiking, biking and skiing trails
  • Dozens of nearby lakes to paddle, swim, and fish
  • Events such as ColdSnap Music Festival, Summerfest, Winterfest, local Farmers’ Market, and BCNE
  • Plenty of local restaurants, pubs and breweries to explore
  • Local sports teams incliding Spruce Kings (BCHL) and Cougars (WHL)


  • A short drive to Barkerville Historic Town and Park and Troll Ski Resort
  • Plenty of biking, hiking, fishing, paddling and golfing
  • Annual local events include Billy Barker Days, Festival of the Performing Arts, Quesnel Tillicum Society Memorial Pow Wow, and SkyFest
  • Quesnel Farmers’ Market runs weekly, in-season
  • A local brewery and many restaurants

Burns Lake

  • Over 90 kilometers of biking trails on the Boer Mountain Trail Network
  • The Lakes District offers incredible sightseeing opportunities
  • Swim, kayak, canoe or fish Burns Lake and nearby Francois and Ootsa lakes
  • Radley Beach camping area offers a splash park as well as nearby tennis courts and beach volleyball courts
  • Hiking and walking trails for all skill levels

Fort St. James

  • Situated on the South-Eastern shore of beautiful Stuart Lake, this welcoming community offers a variety of exciting outdoor adventures
  • Stuart Lake, Cottonwood Park, Mount Pope and Murray Ridge Ski area offer stunning views
  • Explore the Fort St. James National Historic Site
  • Enjoy local events such as Music on the Mountain Festival, Music Makers, Farmers’ Market and annual Craft Fair


  • Surrounded by beautiful lakes where you can swim, boat and fish
  • Camping throughout the summer
  • Close to Powder King Mountain Ski Resort
  • Mackenzie’s Recreation Centre offers swimming, rock-climbing, skating and hockey
  • The town is filled with active wildlife year-round
  • Explore recreational trails for walking and biking


  • CNC’s Vanderhoof Campus recently opened its brand-new building
  • Vanderhoof is an active community offering plenty of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, cross country skiing and more
  • A vibrant arts community will keep you entertained while studying here
  • Tour the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre and Vanderhoof Community Museum

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

Programs Programs

Featured Programs

Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technician

Begin your career as an Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician! Upon completion of this program, you will have the knowledge skills and abilities to repair, adjust, and replace sheet metal and allied parts of automobiles, trucks, and buses.

Academic Upgrading

You can use Academic Upgrading courses to help meet prerequisites for other college courses and programs, or to obtain a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (formerly known as an Adult Dogwood).

CNC offers Academic Upgrading courses in a variety of subjects and through flexible delivery options so that you can learn wherever you are.

Practical Nurse Diploma

Become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with this two-year diploma. The Practical Nursing program at CNC is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment necessary to assist individuals and families in community, acute and long-term care settings.

Info on All Programs
Areas of Study Available
  • Agriculture, Natural Resources and Science
  • Business and Management
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Construction and Precision Production
  • Engineering and Electronics
  • Health Related
  • Legal and Social Services
  • Mechanical and Related
  • Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality and Service
  • Sciences
  • Upgrading Programs
  • Visual, Performing and Fine Arts

Admissions Admissions

Basic Admissions Requirements

In addition to general admission requirements, specific program requirements or course pre-requisites must be met in order to qualify for admission. Admission into many of our programs requires Student Readiness Assessment tests (SRA) and the Skilled Trades programs also require a Mechanical Reasoning assessment test.

English Proficiency Requirements


Application Deadline

March 31st is the application and documentation deadline for our competitive programs. Refer to our website for current program timelines.


Applications will be accepted after the deadlines if there are available seats.  However, we do recommend applying as early as possible as this will give students the best chance to gain acceptance to their programs of choice.

Application Fee

Applications for domestic students are $40.

How to Apply

Submit a completed application form and the application fee ($40.00) to the campus of choice, or Apply Online.

Please visit our Admissions webpage for more information.

Admissions Contact Email
Admissions Contact Phone

Financial Aid Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships Deadline

Click here to find key dates and deadlines for the following:

  • Student loans
  • Awards
  • Scholarships and Bursaries
  • Other funding opportunities


Student Loan Info

Financial Aid Contact Email
Financial Aid Contact Phone

Residence Residence

Residence Options

Prince George Campus Housing

Our Prince George Campus has student housing options located a few steps from the main campus building. The main building, which accommodates all academic and trades students, consists of forty standard bedrooms and twenty shared washrooms.


Also located on the Prince George Campus, and named by Lehidli T’enneh First Nation Elder Josie Paul, this 12-bed building is called Nahoonai-a, which means “to find” or “to discover”. This building is the first of its kind in the province, designed like a house, to accommodate Indigenous Students from across the region in a supportive, culturally safe, and traditional manner.

How to Apply

Visit our campus housing page to find the most up-to-date information on campus housing fees and application information.

Accessibility Supports & Services Accessibility Supports & Services

Accessibility Supports & Services Info

Our Accessibility Services team is committed to helping CNC students with disabilities succeed in their studies.

Accessibility Services assists with ensuring you have equal access to educational opportunities by working with you to reduce barriers in the educational setting.

More information about our services can be found by clicking the link below.

More Accessibility Info

Indigenous Student Supports & Services Indigenous Student Supports & Services

Indigenous Student Supports & Services Info

The Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) at CNC Prince George provides information and support before and after you become a CNC student that will help you achieve your educational goals. We strive to provide culturally safe services and facilities to Aboriginal students.

ARC staff liaise with Aboriginal communities & organizations to engage them to work collaboratively with CNC to provide culturally relevant programs and services.

In addition, ARC provides a drop-in study centre for Aboriginal students and supports the activities of the Dream Hunters Aboriginal Student Club at CNC. The Staff at ARC provides moral support, encouragement and “a friendly listening post” to Aboriginal students whenever possible.

The Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) is located on the first floor of the Prince George campus, which is on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.  We acknowledge their graciousness for welcoming knowledge-seekers to their territory.

More Indigenous Student Info

International Students International Students

International Student Info

The College of New Caledonia provides a welcoming environment for students from around the world. Popular programs for international students include our Business Management Diploma, Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences, our Web and Graphic Design Diploma, Kinesiology Diploma, and our post-diploma programs including Tourism & Hotel Management, and Human Resources Management. Students who seek support to meet English proficiency requirements can register in our English Language Training program. Our International Academic Advisors help our international students plan their progress through the College, and can advise on topics related to study permits, visa applications and post-graduate work permits. CNC celebrates the many cultures on our campus throughout the year.

English Language Requirement

Completed High School with equivalent of BC Grade 12 with English 12 [Minimum C Grade]; or have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT), an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent as determined by College of New Caledonia or have completed CNC’s English for Academic Purposes

More International Student Info

International Students Contact Email
International Students Contact Phone