Northwest Community College

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Northwest Community College
Established 1975
Type post-secondary Community College
President Dr. Denise Henning
Location Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
Campus urban/suburban, rural Terrace; Hazelton; Houston; Hudson's Hope; Kitimat; Masset; Nass Valley; Prince Rupert; Queen Charlotte City; Smithers;
Colours blue      & Green    
Affiliations UArctic, ACCC, CCAA.
Website http://www.nwcc.bc.ca/
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Northwest Community College (NWCC) is a post-secondary educational institution that serves the residents of northwest British Columbia.[1] NWCC was first established in Terrace in 1975.[2]

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It has since expanded to campuses in nine northwest British Columbia communities: Hazelton; Houston; Kitimat; Masset; Prince Rupert; Queen Charlotte; Skidegate; Smithers; and Terrace.[2]

Aboriginal[edit]

The NWCC, through its First Nations Council, has entered into a relationship with the Nisga'a Wilp Wilxo'oskwhl Nisga'a (“Nisga'a House of Learning”) to promote and enable resident of the Nass Valley region to obtain post-secondary education.

NWCC offers a certificate and degree program in First Nations Fine Art through the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at the Terrace campus. The Freda Diesing School specializes in teaching the northern style of west coast first nations art. This program is the first of its kind in North America, offering accredited courses recognized by the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.[3]

Scholarships and bursaries[edit]

The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation. Northwest Community College scholarships for Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis students include: Awards for Aboriginal Women.[4]

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