Coast Mountain College

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Coast Mountain College
Type post-secondary Community College
Established 1975
President Ken Burt
Location Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
54°31′40″N 128°37′57″W / 54.5278°N 128.6325°W / 54.5278; -128.6325
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.
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Coast Mountain College (CMTN) is a post-secondary educational institution that serves the residents of northwest British Columbia.[1] It was established in Terrace in 1975.[2] CMTN was originally established under the name Northwest Community College (NWCC), but was renamed Coast Mountain College on June 18, 2018[3][4] .


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


The CMTN, 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.

CMTN 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.[5]

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. Coast Mountain College scholarships for Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis students include: Awards for Aboriginal Women.[6]

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