College of New Caledonia

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) is dedicated to lhulh whuts’odutel’eh or learning together as it sets an exciting path for post-secondary education in north-central British Columbia.

For more than 50 years, CNC has focused on trades and technology, access and upgrading, continuing education, humanities, business studies, as well as university transfer. CNC serves students in 22 First Nations and nine municipalities through its campuses in Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel and Vanderhoof.

CNC’s advantages for students include a choice of more than 90 programs, small class sizes, and among the lowest tuition of BC’s post-secondary institutions. CNC students benefit from 15 agreements with 10 universities in B.C., Alberta and elsewhere, allowing them to easily transfer into the third year of degree programs.

CNC has thoughtfully engaged the region it serves in developing its lhulh whuts’odutel’eh | Learning Together strategic plan to 2026. Learning across a lifetime, student success, organizational agility, community engagement are key areas of focus in the plan, with a significant focus on truth and reconciliation throughout the plan.

CNC campuses have benefited from significant upgrades in recent years including but not limited to:

  • The opening of the Nahoonai-a housing building for Indigenous students at the Prince George Campus;
  • The replacement of the Vanderhoof Campus with a newly renovated building; and
  • The completion of the Finning Heavy Mechanical Trades Building at the Prince George Campus.

New and updated programs include but are not limited to:

  • Civil technology to provide skilled graduates to support the region’s dynamic construction sector;
  • Diagnostic medical sonography to fill a vital need for ultrasound technologists; and
  • A post-baccalaureate program offering accounting training for students with degrees in other disciplines.

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1969, CNC has 6 campuses that serve approximately 8700 students in 90 programs each year, including nursing, trades and technology, and medical radiology.
  • CNC launched a new Strategic Plan 2021-2026: lhulh whuts’odutel’eh | Learning Together.
  • CNC’s catchment region is approximately 117 500 sq. km (12% of the province).
  • CNC has over 700 employees.

Programs / Areas of Study:

  • Business and Management
  • Continuing Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Trades and Technology
  • University Transfer
  • Upgrading and Access


College of New Caledonia


3330 22nd Avenue
Prince George, BC
V2N 1P8

Telephone: 250-562-2131
Toll Free: 800-371-8111

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