An Associate degree allows you to complete the first two years (60 credits) of a four-year bachelor’s degree at NIC before transferring to university. NIC offers associate degrees in both Arts and Science disciplines. The following checklists will help you plan and track your progress toward completion of an associate degree.
Students applying to NIC for an Associate Degree will select University Studies as their subject area and Associate of Arts Degree-General or Associate of Science Degree - General as their program on EducationPlannerBC.
These will not be supported by the BC Transfer Guide from August 2020
A Flexible Pre-Major (FPM) refers to first and second-year courses that students are required to complete in order to be admitted to a major at the third-year level.
An FPM is a set of flexible requirements:
- deliverable by the sending institution and acceptable to the receiving institution;
- deemed to fulfill the lower level requirements for the major.
With FPM agreements in place across many institutions, you can plan your first and second-year courses and leave open multiple options for transferring into various BC institutions for entrance into the major at the third-year level. If you plan to attend a particular university and end up not doing so, completion of the FPM for the chosen major will allow you to complete your major at another participating institution.
Flexible pre-majors are existing for anthropology, biology, economics, English, mathematics, psychology and sociology. Check the BC Transfer Guide to see NIC’s course options.
Students applying to NIC with the goal of a FPM will select University Studies as their subject area and program on EducationPlannerBC,
Block Transfer is when a group of courses, often in the form of a certificate, diploma, or associate degree, is recognized as a whole for transfer credit. For a complete list of options at NIC, please visit the BC Transfer Guide.
Students applying to NIC with the goal of a block transfer will select University Studies as their subject area and program on EducationPlannerBC.