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Interactive Technologies and Game Design Diploma

Location(s): Fort St John

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The Diploma in Interactive Technologies and Game Design prepares graduates to work in the growing information technology industry that combines management, marketing, internet, multimedia, networking, and software technologies to enhance business efficiency.

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities include:

  • Animation in entertainment industry
  • Application design
  • Game design
  • Information technology technician in industry and service companies



Location Starting Type
Fort St John Fall Full-Time Part-Time   
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  


63 credits (945 hours), minimum.

For students that start in either Fall or Spring on an odd year (e.g. 2023) it is a two year program taken over four semesters with minimum of 15 credits per semester.  Students may be able to start part-time at any time, but as the program follows a 2 year cycle some courses are only offered every two years and it will take longer to complete the program.   

If a student starts the program in the Winter semester of an even year (e.g. 2024) it will take longer to complete the program, as some courses have pre-requisites and/or are only offered every 2 years.

Students in this program select course loads and course schedules that fit their needs and course availability. Registration is completed semester-by-semester.  

Students are required to complete this program within a four year period from the start date due to the technical and changing nature of many of the program courses. 

Estimated Program Fees

Program fee type: Academic

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.
Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Year 1 $ 3,581.40 $ 149.76 $ 463.68 $ 4,194.84
Year 2 (estimated) $ 4,018.33 $ 156.43 $ 0.00 $ 4,174.76

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Medical Insurance
Year 1 $ 11,580.00 $ 149.76 $ 463.68 $ 828.00 $ 13,021.44
Year 2 (estimated) $ 13,530.00 $ 156.42 $ 463.68 $ 828.00 $ 14,978.10

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Admission Requirements

English Requirement

For applicants from countries that practice Standard Written English, one of the following:

  • English Studies 12 with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • English First Peoples 12 with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • ENGL 050  with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • ENGL 099  with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • Any university-level English course with a grade of C or higher
  • NLC Writing Assessment with placement at the college level (100)
For all other applicants, one of the following:
  • IELTS result with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 6.0*
  • TOEFL iBT of 78
  • Canadian Academic English Assessment (CAEL) 60 overall band
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) 8 in each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 57
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 76
  • Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) 69 plus NLC’s Writing Assessment
  • A post-secondary level credential with equivalent English language requirements
  • Two years of full-time secondary school education in English in Canada and completion of English 12, English Studies 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, or equivalent with a minimum grade of B.

The General Academic English Language Proficiency Requirements   outline more details of the academic English requirements.

* Students with a writing band of 6.0 or less are required to complete ENGL 099  with a B grade or higher before or during the first semester of their program.

Math Requirement

One of the following:

  • Pre-calculus 11 with a C grade (60%) or higher
  • Principles of Mathematics 11 with a C grade (60%) or higher
  • Foundations of Math 11 with a C grade (60%) or higher
  • MATH 040  or equivalent with a C grade or higher
  • Readiness for MATH 050  as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.


Elective courses may have specific prerequisites. Meeting entrance requirements for the program does not ensure course prerequisites have been met for all available courses.

Important Notes

  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit Student Aid BC to apply for financial assistance online. Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.

  2. Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.

  3. Course transfer agreements allow students to receive course-by-course transfer to other colleges, universities, and institutes in BC, as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide.

Program Requirements

Residency Requirement 50% of all coursework must be completed at Northern Lights College
Minimum Grade Requirements 2.00 program Grade Point Average (GPA); D grade (50%) minimum in all courses

Interactive Technologies Electives

Students can use elective choice to add employable skills or specializations as follows, or for optimizing course transfer to programs at degree granting institutions

Systems Administration

Choose from:


Additional suggested electives


Diploma in Interactive Technologies and Game Design

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