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Criminology Diploma

Location(s): Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St John, Tumbler Ridge


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A Diploma in Criminology will be awarded to students who complete the equivalent of two years of required first and second-year courses at Northern Lights College. The diploma is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment positions and for continued studies in academic and professional programs. Relevant areas of work and additional education include Corrections, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies, and Law Enforcement.

Career Prospects


By taking a planned combination of Northern Lights College courses, students may gain entry-level employment in or prepare for continued study in the following fields: lawyer, sheriff, police officer, correctional services, parole officer, probation officer, border services, aboriginal liaison officer, or detachment clerk.

Details


Intakes


Location Starting Type
Chetwynd Fall Full-Time Part-Time   
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  
Dawson Creek Fall Full-Time Part-Time   
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  
Fort St John Fall Full-Time Part-Time   
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  
Fort Nelson Fall Full-Time Part-Time   
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  
Tumbler Ridge Fall Full-Time Part-Time   
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  

Length


60 credits (900 hours), minimum.

This is a two year program taken over four semesters with minimum of 15 credits per semester.  Part-time studies will take longer. Students in this program select course loads and course schedules that fit their needs and course availability. Registration is completed semester-by-semester.

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)
Total
Year 1 $ 3,581.40 $ 149.76 $ 0.00 $ 3,731.16
Year 2 (estimated) $ 3,653.03 $ 152.76 $ 0.00 $ 3,805.78

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
International
Medical Insurance
Total
Year 1 $ 11,580.00 $ 149.76 $ 0.00 $ 828.00 $ 12,557.76
Year 2 (estimated) $ 12,300.00 $ 152.75 $ 0.00 $ 828.00 $ 13,280.75

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

Note

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. This 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. 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.
  3. Transfer agreements allow graduates to receive:
    1. Block transfer credit into the third year of Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies program.  Note a minimum grade of C is required in all courses.
    2. Block transfer credit into the third year of Royal Roads University’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Justice Studies program.
    3. Course-by-course transfer into Simon Fraser University’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminology program. 

Program Requirements


Residency Requirement 25% 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

Electives


Choose three electives at the 100- or 200-level, chosen from a variety of disciplines.

Credential


Diploma in Criminology

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