Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

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Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Motto Sharing Knowledge - Preparing Leaders
Type BC's Aboriginal public post-secondary institute
Established 1983
Affiliation Non-denominational
Students approx. 1500
Undergraduates 1st and 2nd year and Bachelor of Social Work
Postgraduates Not available
Location Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
Campus Urban/suburban 4155 Belshaw Street
Colours Red      and green     
Affiliations ACCC, CCAA

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) is British Columbia's Aboriginal public post-secondary institute in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. It started in 1983.


NVIT is British Columbia's Aboriginal public post-secondary institute. NVIT was formed as a private institute in 1983 by the First Nations bands of Coldwater, Nooaitch, Shackan, Upper Nicola and Lower Nicola. NVIT was designated as a Provincial Institute under the British Columbia College and Institute Act in 1995. NVIT spent years in the downtown core of Merritt, British Columbia. The Eagles Perch campus opened in 2002.

NVIT is a member of the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA), which was created in 2003 to represent and work on behalf of Aboriginal controlled adult and post-secondary education institutes in British Columbia.[1]


The Merritt Campus is at 4155 Belshaw Street Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1P4. The Vancouver campus is at 200-4355 Mathissi Place, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 4S8.


NVIT programs and courses are accredited within the province of British Columbia.

  • Aboriginal Community and Health Development
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (Merritt only)
  • Academic and Indigenous Studies (University Transfer)
  • Access to Practical Nursing
  • Administrative Studies (Merritt only)
  • Bridging to Trades
  • College Readiness (Merritt and Vancouver Campus)
  • Community Education
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Law Enforcement Preparatory Program (Merritt only)
  • Natural Resource Technology (Merritt only)
  • Social Work

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