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Criminology Certificate

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


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The University Arts and Sciences program at Northern Lights College serves individuals and communities by providing university-level learning opportunities that reflect the intellectual and creative modes of inquiry practiced in the arts and sciences. A wide variety of first- and second-year courses enable learners to pursue numerous credential and career options, and to engage in personal enrichment.

A Criminology Certificate is awarded to students who complete ten of the designated courses, the equivalent of one year of planned first and second-year courses, at Northern Lights College. The certificate is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment positions as well as continued studies in professional programs, including Corrections, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies, and Law Enforcement at university or university-college transferring institutions.

Career Prospects


By taking a planned combination of Northern Lights College courses, students may transfer to corrections, criminology, criminal justice, forensic studies, and law enforcement programs offered at provincial universities and university-colleges.

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


30 credits (450 hours), minimum.

This is a one year program taken over two 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

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

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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.

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 Criminology

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