UNBC offers an array of courses in the Peace River-Liard region, including undergraduate programs and university transfer course offerings in partnership with Northern Lights College.
Undergraduate programs at Peace River-Liard campus
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
If a rewarding career in healthcare is in your future, join UNBC to earn the degree you need to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Employment opportunities for nurses in northern B.C. are trending upwards. This degree is offered in Fort St. John and Prince George to help meet emerging needs.
The Northern Baccalaureate Nursing Program (NBNP) is a two-year degree (3rd and 4th level) that introduces you to the unique aspects of delivering healthcare in small urban and rural communities located throughout northern B.C. and beyond. This program is designed for individuals with previous experience and achievement in university-level, post-secondary education who are interested in careers as Registered Nurses (RNs).
Now accepting applications!
Next intake: September 2023
Bachelor of Social Work
This program focuses on Social Work in northern and remote areas, Indigenous and cross-cultural issues, women and human services, and community practice and research. Students may take the majority of their lower division courses from the Northern Lights College (NLC) as well as UNBC prior to entry into the program. The regional BSW program is delivered over two years and has the same eligibility requirements and admission process as for those applying to the BSW program at our Prince George campus.
The regional program admissions are currently scheduled for every other year. The next intake for the Bachelor of Social Work at the Fort St. John Peace River-Liard campus is September 2024.
UNBC offers courses at all of its campuses using a variety of delivery methods. With the exception of web courses, these classes have regularly scheduled meeting times. Schedules are available from your regional campus or online.
In this method, the students and the instructor are present in the same classroom, with regularly scheduled meeting times and locations. Some face to face courses are scheduled in intensive sessions. (one week or alternating weekends, etc.) Face-to-face courses will indicate 'lecture' as the schedule type in the online listings.
Audio-conferencing uses interactive telephone connections between classrooms at two or more campuses, with the instructor located at one of these campuses. Audio-conference classes are scheduled at regular meeting times and may be supplemented with handouts and/or site visits. See the Delivery of Assignments section for information on sending assignments to your professor. Audio-conference courses will indicate "Audio/Video" as the Schedule Type in the online listings.
Online via Moodle
Students enroled in web courses will obtain their course materials, give presentations, participate in class discussions and submit assignments online. These classes require students to have access to a computer with an internet connection. Students should be registered at least two weeks before classes start in order to receive important information required to access these courses. Textbooks can be purchased through the UNBC Bookstore via credit card and shipped via courier to the student. Online courses will indicate 'world wide web' as the schedule type in the online listings.
Access to online courses
To gain access to the web course(s) you have registered in, please refer to the Moodle computer accounts or call the Distance Education toll-free number 1-888-440-3440 to access information.
If you have questions regarding the suitability of your computer or internet connection for web courses, please contact the project leader for the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology through the Distance Education toll-free number 1-888-440-3440.