Students in grade 11/12 are able to meet with their school Careers Support Teacher in their Careers Centre and together, you can explore your interested Career pathway and course options. There are many courses available at either North Island College or Vancouver Island University, some are available within the high school schedule, others follow the college and University schedule. Please see your Careers Office for applications and support.
These courses are transferable to most other institutions and are commonly required for a student’s first year at college /university.
*Students may take any course at NIC or VIU as long as they meet the pre-requisites and the courses align with the students’ career interests, please use the link in the right column if you would like to look at all available courses. Our goal is to support students as they transition into their next steps in life and gain knowledge and skills that support them transitioning into post secondary.
Important Schedules & Deadlines for NIC, HERE
Information for Current Students and Next Steps, HERE
Student Orientations and Information, HERE
Dual Credit Timelines for semesters and programs 2022/2023
For a full list of Dual Credit opportunities at NIC and VIU please go to,
NIC Dual Credit
VIU Dual Credit
*Please visit your Careers Office and speak with a coordinator or teacher to review pathway options, interests and check your pre-requisites.
Semester 1: Fall, Sept- Dec
Early Care Childhood Education
Health Care Assistant
No-Reserved Seats Course Start:
Computer Systems Programs
Semester 2: Winter, Feb- April
Medical Terminology Micro-credentials
Career pathway courses that do NOT align with school calendar :
Start Jan 9, 2023 – final class April 21, 2023
FIN 110- Monday Evenings 5:30- 9:00pm
Career pathway courses that align with the high school calendar
Jan 30 start, Spring Break as usual, completed April 27
Semester 3: Spring, April- May
Career Pathway courses that align with school calendar
May 1, 2023 – June 27, 2023 (these have more hours as these are shorter intersession offerings)
Career Pathway courses not following school calendar
May 1, 2023 – July 28, 2023
Please visit your Careers Office to gain further knowledge and details on courses or programs of interest to you.
You may also contact Dawn.Anderson@sd71.bc.ca for questions and support.