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What will I learn?

The Associate of Arts Degree – AHCOTE (AAA) is awarded to students who complete two years of planned coursework at Northern Lights College. The AAA prepares students for entry into the Alaska Highway Consortium on Teacher Education (AHCOTE), the teacher-training program offered at NLC. Credits may also be applied toward a degree.

The AAA is offered as part of the University Arts and Sciences program, which provides university-level learning opportunities that reflect the intellectual and creative modes of inquiry practiced in the Arts and Sciences.

Career Prospects

Students who complete the Associate of Arts Degree designed for prospective teachers are eligible for AHCOTE and will eventually be seeking careers as teachers. Note, however, that completion of the designated Associate of Arts Degree is not a guarantee of admission into AHCOTE.

Courses

Year 1 (Pre-Education Certificate)

ENGL 100 Academic Writing (45 hrs)

ENGL 105 Non-Fictional Prose (45 hrs)

OR ENGL 111 Poetry and Drama (45 hrs)

OR ENGL 112 Prose Fiction (45 hrs)

HIST 103 Canada, Pre-Confederation (45 hrs)

HIST 104 Canada Post-Confederation (45 hrs)

MATH 190 Principles of Mathematics for Teachers (60 hrs)

GEOG 103 Regional Geography of Canada (45 hrs)

Plus one lab science (students planning to enroll in AHCOTE should note that in some cases two NLC lab science courses are required to meet the SFU lab science requirement, eg., GEOG 112 and GEOG 114 or PHYS 103 and PHYS 104) (75-105 hrs per lab science)

Plus two or three open electives in Arts and Science, depending on the course(s) selected as a lab science (45 hrs per elective)

Year 2 (Completion of the Associate of Arts Degree)

EDUC 100 Questions and Issues in Education (45 hrs)

EDUC 240 Social Issues in Education (45 hrs)

EDUC 252 Introduction to Reflective Practice (75 hrs)

CPSC 100 Introduction to Computers and Computer Applications (60 hrs)

OR CPSC 101 Introduction to Computing (45 hrs)

FNST 100 Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (45 hrs)

OR FNST 102 Treaties and Aboriginal Rights (45 hrs)

OR ANTH 203 Contemporary Canadian Native (45 hrs)

OR HIST 209 History of First Nations of Canada (45 hrs.)

Plus four 200-level Arts Electives (45 hrs)*

Plus one open Elective in Arts or Sciences (45 hrs)

*Note that PSYC 211 is recommended as a 200-level Arts elective. However, PSYC 211 requires PSYC 101 and 102 as prerequisites.

Which department am I in?

Northern Lights College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$3,672.00 (US$ 2,968) per year
CAN $3,672 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 January 2022, 2 May 2022

Venue

Fort St. John Campus

9820-120 Avenue,

FORT ST. JOHN,

British Columbia (BC),

V1J 6K1, Canada

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$3,672.00 (US$ 2,968) per year
CAN $3,672 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 January 2022, 2 May 2022

Venue

Fort Nelson Campus

5201 Simpson Trail,

FORT NELSON,

British Columbia (BC),

V0C 1R0, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or Completion of standing equivalent to graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or Deficient in no more than two courses from a B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College, or For certain programs, acceptable by special arrangement in view of the applicant’s experience, maturity, or ability. International students and domestic students who received their secondary education in French or another language must show that they have met the NLC English requirement for baccalaureate-level programs specified above by demonstrating one of the following: · An IELTS result with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 6.0. Students with a writing band of 6.0 are required to complete English 099 with a "B" grade or higher in their initial semester. Alternatively, NLC will accept a 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.

For international students

  • Graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or
  • Completion of standing equivalent to graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or
  • Deficient in no more than two courses from a B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College, or
  • For certain programs, acceptable by special arrangement in view of the applicant’s experience, maturity, or ability.

International students must have documentation demonstrating the following Math Requirement: Successful completion of one of the following: Pre-calculus 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, Foundations of Math 11, Math 040, or equivalent. Alternatively, readiness for MATH 050 as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.

International students and domestic students who received their secondary education in French or another language must show that they have met the NLC English requirement for baccalaureate-level programs specified above by demonstrating one of the following: · An IELTS result with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 6.0. Students with a writing band of 6.0 are required to complete English 099 with a "B" grade or higher in their initial semester. Alternatively, NLC will accept a 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.

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About Northern Lights College

With affordable courses and great work opportunities, Northern Lights College is a top choice for students to live and study in Canada.

  • Accredited Two-year diplomas and associate degrees
  • Affordable tuition fees – the lowest in British Columbia
  • Small class sizes with professors who know you by name
  • Amazing location – vibrant economy and welcoming community