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                                         NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE



Invaluable Education for your Future 

With over 900 courses and 70 credit programs in health care, trades, business, fine arts, tourism, and university studies, NIC offers the education and skills training needed to reach your goal, with the flexibility and support to make it achievable.

Most importantly, at NIC, you'll learn to learn – and in the highly competitive post-secondary and work world, this is a vital component of success. Our classes are small and our faculty, approachable. Compared to larger institutions, you'll have greater interaction with your instructors, and hands-on access to our industry-standard facilities and learning resources.

"In working with the NIC staff, faculty, administrators, Board of Governors and our many community partners, I will be striving to support and encourage the college’s continued success and sustainability in both the short and long terms." - John Bowman, President, North Island College






North Island College is…

a community college committed to high quality and excellence in our programs and services. We offer more than 900 courses and 70 credit programs supported by a dedicated faculty, staff and administration – all working together to help you achieve your goals.

Our expert faculty will lead you through a relevant course of study using up-to-date materials. Small classes allow more time for you with your instructors – you won’t be just an anonymous face in the crowd at NIC.

Our Vision for the Future

North Island College holds a vision of being a premier community and destination college, in a spectacular west-coast environment, that inspires and prepares students for success in a rapidly changing world. North Island College will fulfill its vision by being:

·         a vibrant community of learners – embracing their goals and shaping their worlds;

·         a gateway to education, work and life;

·         a central force in improving the cultural and socio-economic well-being of the communities we serve; and,

·         a respectful steward of our unique natural setting.

Together we will create a workplace that inspires personal growth and delivers results to our students, partners and citizens.

Our Mission


North Island College is committed to meeting the education and training needs of adults within its service region by: providing high quality, affordable higher education and skills training, collaborating with our partners to create pathways to learning, and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.

NIC Fast Facts

·         North Island College opened its doors in 1975.

·         College facilities include four campuses and one centre serving a population of 159,000 and a geographic region of 80,000 square kilometres that includes northern Vancouver Island and the BC mainland coast from Desolation Sound to Klemtu.

·         In 2013/2014, a total of 4,685 students (headcount) were enrolled in credit courses at the following locations:

·         Campbell River Campus - 1,022

·         Comox Valley Campus - 2,297

·         Port Alberni Campus - 728

·         Mount Waddington - 170

·         In-Community - 207

·         Distributed Learning - 1,272

·         In 2013/2014, a total of 4,425 students were enrolled in short duration courses (includes part-time vocational, first aid, contract and community education) at the following NIC locations:

·         Campbell River campus - 1,225

·         Comox Valley campus - 1,812

·         Port Alberni campus - 582

·         Mount Waddington - 292

·         In-Community - 446

·         Distributed Learning - 202

·         Students of Aboriginal ancestry enrolled in 2013/2014 totaled 1,200 (self-disclosed).

 
NIC Foundation

Established in 1991, the North Island College Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting North Island College in its task to provide the skills and knowledge students need for successful employment and further education.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, made up of community leaders from the College region, the Foundation actively seeks donations for the College. The Foundation’s primary objective is to raise funds to support scholarships and bursaries, as well as to fundraise for needed equipment and educational resources. Through the continued support of individuals, local businesses and community organizations these efforts are realized.

The Foundation works in collaboration with you, our donors, to champion the goals of North Island College and its students. Together we have formed a long-term and inspired partnership. By giving to North Island College Foundation, you have helped provide the opportunities that shape our students’ lives and the lives of their families. Our alumnus includes doctors, lawyers, artists, scholars, teachers, electricians, accountants, carpenters, nurses, welders, plumbers, and the list goes on. By donating and supporting our student awards program you are effecting positive change right here in our communities.

Your support continues to make a lasting difference to so many in our communities and we thank you for your enduring interest in our shared success.

The Foundation serves the North Island College region by targeting its fundraising efforts to those priorities set out by the College’s leadership team, in support of the College’s vision and goals.

·         Vision of North Island College

·         Mission of North Island College Foundation

·         Foundation Board of Directors 2014-2015





VISION OF NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE

North Island College holds a vision of being a premier community and destination college, in a spectacular west-coast environment, that inspires and prepares students for success in a rapidly changing world. North Island College will fulfill its vision by being:

·         a vibrant community of learners – embracing their goals and shaping their worlds;

·         a gateway to education, work and life;

·         a central force in improving the cultural and socio-economic well-being of the communities we serve; and,

·         a respectful steward of our unique natural setting.

Together we will create a workplace that inspires personal growth and delivers results to our students, partners and citizens.

MISSION OF NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION


The North Island College Foundation encourages financial and in-kind donations from the community to support North Island College students and programs, through the provision of scholarships, bursaries, educational resources and equipment.

Environmental Sustainability Team

North Island College’s Environmental Sustainability Team was created in 2012 to provide leadership and “on-the-ground” action in assisting the College in achieving its sustainability commitments as outlined in NIC’s 2011-2015 Strategic Plan as well as theACCC Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability  [link opens in a new window] .

NIC has been a member of the Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability since 2010 and, by signing the protocol, we have pledged to maximize our contribution to a sustainable future. We are committed to our role as a community leader in environmental stewardship; for example, NIC's Trades Training Centre is the Comox Valley's first LEED-gold registered building. Through the work of the Environmental Sustainability Team, NIC continues to seek new, innovative methods to achieve sustainability.

Purpose

The purpose of the Environmental Sustainability Team is to:

·         Model sustainability leadership at NIC campus locations by increasing the awareness of sustainability issues,

·         Support the implementation of practices that reduce the environmental footprint of College operations, and

·         Encourage discussion about environmental sustainability amongst the College community and the community-at-large in the North Island College region.

Members

EST members were sought from all campus locations and constituencies in order to ensure all facets of the College were represented. Current EST members are:

·         Ken Crewe (co-chair) - CV

·         David Graham (co-chair) - CV

·         Heather Scarisbrick - CV

·         Janet Beggs – CV

·         Brooke McIntosh – CR

·         Natalia Crawshaw - CR

·         Pamela Jong – CV

·         Guy Langlois – PA

·         Gillian Northwood – CV

·         Catherine Clark - CV

·         Georgie Harrison - CV

·         Nathan Lee Gartner - Student

Membership on the EST will be reviewed and adjusted each fall in order to ensure the Team maintains a broad representation of the College community.