Your learning matters at NIC and today we are announcing our safe, accessible and clear options for this Fall.

Making connections and building community through caring and supportive learning is what we have been doing at NIC for more than 45 years.  During the COVID-19 pandemic you can continue to count on us to deliver valuable, relevant, and high-quality instruction that will prepare you for success now and after the pandemic.

Many of you are looking to confidently prepare for a new career, explore new program areas or continue your studies. To make learning possible for you during these uncertain times, NIC will deliver its Fall courses and programs in two ways, Digital and On-campus and Digital, giving you clear and certain options.

  1. Digital – With digital courses and programs, you will be able to learn wherever you have access to a computer and the internet.  You will not need to come to campus to complete these courses. Instead, you will have a schedule of activities and assignments to do. Instructors will use a range of free software for delivery of their teaching and NIC will support you with using them.Some digital classes will meet live online with their instructor on specific days and times.  There will be other classes where the schedule is more flexible and you will interact online with students and instructors at different times to complete activities and assignments. Most courses will begin in September and end in December, but some will also start throughout the year.Courses and programs offered this way include University Studies Arts and Sciences, Business, Tourism, Office Administration, Adult Basic Education, Indigenous Education and Digital Design and Development.
  2. On-campus and Digital – In these courses, you will do much of your learning digitally (see above) but you will also come to campus for required hands-on learning in NIC’s first-rate labs, shops and studios.  Practicums and other work placements will continue to be held at community locations.  Rigorous safety measures, including high cleaning standards and physical distancing requirements, will be in place on campus and only small numbers of students will be in class at any one time. You will need access to a computer and the internet to take these courses and programs.Courses and programs offered this way include Fine Arts, Trades, Technology, Health, Human Service programs and lab-based Sciences.

We know not everyone has easy access to a computer and the internet. NIC students near a campus can access our computer labs and laptops for loan are available through the Library.  Financial support is available for those who qualify.

To help you make the best choice for you, the Fall 2020 Program Delivery Overview describes how each of NIC’s programs will be delivered. On May 25, go to to access the updated timetable with the new delivery method for each course.  As of today, May 15 the timetable will show as pending while we update it.

Registration will begin on June 1 for current NIC students and on June 8 for new students.

We are all here to support you. Reach out for help navigating the process. If you have timetabling, registration or financial aid questions, book an appointment with an Educational Advisor or an International Student Advisor through the online booking system or call 1-800-715-0914 (in Canada).


Publish Date: May 15, 2020 10:30 AM