Native Education

General Admission Requirements

NEC aims to provide education to all First Nations in Canada. However, we open our doors to Non-Indigenous Citizens and Permanent Residents. Admission requirements vary by program but, at a minimum, most NEC certificates and diplomas require a successful completion of: 

High School Graduates

  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent (B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma or General Education Diploma).
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (64%) calculated on English studies 12 or English First People 12 and Math 10.

Mature Applicants

If you are 18+, and did not graduate from high school, you are considered a Mature Applicant and should complete the following assessments at NEC admissions department: 

  • IABE – You may need an English and Math Assessment. Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)
  • Literacy Assessment for all college-level programs

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

NEC prioritizes Indigenous education for Indigenous learners, but we accept all people who are seeking a distinctly Indigenous educational experience. However, at this time we do not accept international students.

Please contact NEC’s admissions department if you require any additional information.

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Obtain information about the admission requirements and the specific fees according to the program

Adult Upgrading

Tuition and Fees
Mature Applicants
Tuition:$0 - Paid by the Province
Fees:$150.00
Books:$0 - Depends on the course(s) taken
UPass:$186.00
Total Cost:$336.00
  • 18 years old or older
  • High school transcript
  • Completed CAAT assessment.

    If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

Certificates

Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants
Mature Applicants

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  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent (B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma or General Education Diploma).
  • English 12 with a minimum 'C-' grade, or Communications 12 with a minimum 'B' grade
  • Math 10 with a minimum 'C' grade 

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

  • 19 years or older
  • CAAT demonstrating grade 10 in Math
  • Literacy assessment demonstrating 60% in English

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Program Tuition: $6,820.00 
Registration: $75.00 
Graduation: $30.00 
Student Association: $30.00 
Student Record and Student Card Fee: $15.00 
Transportation – Upass $506.00 
ECE Lab Fee $200.00 
Food Safe $110.00 
First Aid $110.00 
*Books & Supplies (w/tax) $1,687.35 
*Laptop (w/tax - optional) $1,050.00 
TOTAL: $9,583.35 
TOTAL:(with laptop & backpack) $10,633.35 
  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent (B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma or General Education Diploma).
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Criminal Record Check
  • TB Test Doctor’s note of good health
  • COVID immunization Passport
  • 18 years old or older
  • NEC English Literacy Assessment with “C-” grade or higher

If you do not have your High school transcript, and CAAT assessment documents, you can do  the exams at NEC 

Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Program Tuition: $5,950.00 
Registration: $75.00 
Graduation: $30.00 
Student Association: $30.00 
Student Record and Student Card Fee: $15.00 
Transportation – Upass $506.00 
*Books & Supplies (w/tax) $1,200.00 
*Laptop (w/tax - optional) $1,050.00 
*Backpack (w/tax – optional) $85.05 
TOTAL: $7,806.00 
TOTAL:(with laptop & backpack) $8,941.05 
  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent (B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma or General Education Diploma).
  • C+ in English 12
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Personal Interest Statement
  • NEC prioritizes Indigenous education for Indigenous learners, but we accept all people who are seeking a distinctly Indigenous educational experience. However, at this time we do not accept international students.

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or requires Writing Assessment.
  • C+ in English 12
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Personal Interest Statement

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Program Tuition: $5,800.00
Registration: $75.00
Graduation: $30.00
Student Association: $30.00
Student Record and Student Card Fee: $15.00
Transportation – Upass $414.00
*Books & Supplies (w/tax) $776.00
*Laptop (w/tax - optional) $1,050.00
TOTAL: $7,140.00
TOTAL:(with laptop & backpack) $8,190.00
  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent (B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma or General Education Diploma).
  • English 12 “C” grade or higher
  • Letter of Intent 
  • NEC prioritizes Indigenous education for Indigenous learners, but we accept all people who are seeking a distinctly Indigenous educational experience. However, at this time we do not accept international students.

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

  • 18 years old or older
  • Completed written assessment with “C” grade or higher

If you do not have your High school transcript, and CAAT assessment documents, you can do  the exams at NEC 

Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Program Tuition: $6,700.00 
Registration: $75.00 
Graduation: $30.00 
Student Association: $30.00 
Student Record and Student Card Fee: $15.00 
Transportation – Upass $506.00 
*Books & Supplies (w/tax) $1,620.00 
*Laptop (w/tax - optional) $1,050.00 
TOTAL: $8,976.00 
TOTAL:(with laptop & backpack) $10,026.00 
  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent (B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma or General Education Diploma).
  • Minimum "C" grade in English 12 or “C” grade in Literacy Assessment
  • Letter of Intent 
  • NEC prioritizes Indigenous education for Indigenous learners, but we accept all people who are seeking a distinctly Indigenous educational experience. However, at this time we do not accept international students.

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

  • 18 years old or older
  • Written assessment with 60% or higher
  • Letter of Intent

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Program Tuition: $4,650.00
Registration: $75.00
Graduation: $30.00
Student Association: $30.00
Student Record and Student Card Fee: $15.00
Transportation – Upass $280.00
*Books & Supplies (w/tax) $730.00
*Laptop (w/tax) $1,365.00
COMPTIA Exams$700.00
TOTAL:(with laptop & backpack) $7,875.00
  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent (B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma or General Education Diploma).
  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

  • Minimum "C+" grade in English 12 or testing an equivalent level.

  • Minimum "C+" grade in Math 11 or testing at an equivalent level

  • NEC prioritizes Indigenous education for Indigenous learners, but we accept all people who are seeking a distinctly Indigenous educational experience. However, at this time we do not accept international students.


    If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.
  • 18 years old or older
  • Completed written assessment with a “C+” grade or higher
  • Letter of Intent

If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.

Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants

Tuition:

$6,700.00

Fees:

$150.00

Books:

$1,610.00

UPass:

$451.00

Total Cost:

$8,911.00

Successful completion of Grade 12 or Mature Student status (18 years or older) with a minimum of English 10 or equivalent.

Note: All applicants must meet the English language requirement per the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. If transcripts are unavailable or outdated, for more information:

■ Refer to the English Language Competency Requirements as specified by the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. See the link below for more information

Diplomas

Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Program Tuition: $5,950.00 
Registration: $75.00 
Graduation: $30.00 
Student Association: $30.00 
Student Record and Student Card Fee: $15.00 
Transportation – Upass $506.00 
*Books & Supplies (w/tax) $1,112.00 
*Laptop (w/tax - optional) $1,050.00 
*Backpack (w/tax – optional) $85.05 
TOTAL: $7,718.00 
TOTAL:(with laptop & backpack) $8,853.05 
  • Successful completion of the FCC Certificate or similar program with a “C” or 60% average or higher.
  • Successful completion of ENG 110 with “C” grade or higher.
  • Successful completion of FCC 150 with a “B” grade or higher

NEC prioritizes Indigenous education for Indigenous learners, but we accept all people who are seeking a distinctly Indigenous educational experience. However, at this time we do not accept international students.

  • Successful completion of the FCC Certificate or similar program with a “C” or 60% average or higher.
  • Successful completion of ENG 110 with “C” grade or higher.
  • Successful completion of FCC 150 with a “B” grade or higher
Tuition and Fees
High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Program Tuition: $5,580.00 
Registration: $75.00 
Graduation: $30.00 
Student Association: $30.00 
Student Record and Student Card Fee: $15.00 
Transportation – Upass $368.00 
ECE Lab Fee $200.00 
*Books & Supplies (w/tax) $1,066.00 
*Laptop (w/tax - optional) $1,050.00 
TOTAL: $7,364.00 
TOTAL:(with laptop & backpack) $8,414.00 
  • Successful completion of Basic Certificate in ECE from NEC or another B.C. post-secondary institution
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Criminal Records Check
  • NEC English Literacy Assessment
  • TB Test
  • Doctor’s note of good health
  • COVID immunization Passport

NEC prioritizes Indigenous education for Indigenous learners, but we accept all people who are seeking a distinctly Indigenous educational experience. However, at this time we do not accept international students.

  • 18 year or older 
  • Graduated from NEC’s IECE Certificate Program a minimum of “C” grade average (GPA 2.0)
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Criminal Records Check
  • TB test Negative
  • Doctor’s note of good health and mental and physical  fitness to work with young children

NEC prioritizes Indigenous education for Indigenous learners, but we accept all people who are seeking a distinctly Indigenous educational experience. However, at this time we do not accept international students.

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