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Engineering Certificate

Location(s): Fort St John


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The Certificate in Engineering is an intense undergraduate credential that requires courses in the areas of chemistry, computer programming, communications, engineering design, math, and physics.

This credential allows for seamless, guaranteed transfer into second-year engineering programs at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering at second year. NLC students are responsible for understanding the terms and conditions of transfer to the UofA. For example, while second-year admission with a minimum GPA is guaranteed, competitive placement in specific second-year engineering disciplines applies to all students.

Career Prospects


This credential provides a post-secondary pathway to a career as an engineer by allowing for further study in the University of Alberta’s highly regarded engineering programs.

Details


Intakes


Location Starting Type
Fort St John Fall Cohort  

Length


41 credits (930 hours), minimum.

This is a one year program taken over two semesters with minimum of 20 credits per semester.  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 $ 4,894.58 $ 162.96 $ 207.35 $ 5,264.89

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
International
Medical Insurance
Total
Year 1 $ 15,826.00 $ 162.96 $ 207.35 $ 828.00 $ 17,024.31

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Admission Requirements


English Requirement

For applicants whose first language is English, one of the following:

  • English Studies 12 with a B grade or higher
  • ENGL 050  with a B grade or higher

For applicants whose first language is English, one of the following:

  • IELTS result with an overall score of 6.5 or higher with no band less than 6.0.  Applicants with a writing band of 6.0 are required to complete ENGL 099  a B grade or higher in their initial semester.

Chemistry Requirement

One of the following:

  • Chemistry 12 with a C+ grade or higher, or equivalent
  • CHEM 050  with a C+ grade or higher, or equivalent

Math Requirement

Both of the following:

  • Pre-Calculus 12 with a B grade or higher, or equivalent
  • Calculus 12 with a B grade or higher, or equivalent

Physics Requirement

One of the following:

  • Physics 12 with a C+ grade or higher, or equivalent
  • PHYS 050  with a C+ grade or higher, or equivalent

Important Notes


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

  2. Student must provide an engineering or scientific calculator. Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.

  3. Transfer agreements allow graduates to receive guaranteed transfer into University of Alberta’s second-year engineering programs. Students are responsible for understanding the terms and conditions of transfer to the UofA. For example, while second-year admission with a minimum GPA is guaranteed, competitive placement in specific second-year engineering disciplines applies to all students. Note that students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on all courses considered for transfer to the UofA. Individual courses with grades below C- are not transferable. Students are advised to pursue the highest possible cumulative and individual grades to secure a seat in their chosen engineering discipline.

  4. This program is affiliated with the University of Alberta.

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

Credential


Certificate in Engineering

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