May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Calendar 
    
2024-2025 Academic Calendar

Key Dates & Deadlines


Please refer to the following important key dates and deadlines throughout the year to ensure you meet NIC’s academic deadlines.  

2024 Spring Term Dates
2024 Summer Term Dates
2024 Fall Term Dates
2025 Winter Term Dates
2025 Spring Term Dates
2025 Summer Term Dates
 

Programs with Varying Start Dates

If you are studying in the following program areas, varying start dates apply.  Click you program area for details.  

Office Administration
Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate
Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma
Activity Assistant
Health Care Assistant Certificate
Practical Nursing Diploma
Animal Care Aide and Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate
Electronics Technician Core and Industrial Automation Diploma
Trades and Technical
Apprenticeship Technical Training
Continuous Entry/Exit courses & program (Upgrading)

 


PROGRAMS WITH VARYING START DATES

North Island College offers a wide range of programs and courses with varying schedules and deadlines. Please ensure that you are following the timelines associated with your program. For more information or guidance, please contact Student Services.

Withdrawal without academic penalty - Programs that are longer than 13 weeks in length with varying start and end dates will have 60% of the program to withdraw without academic penalty

Office Administration

Office Assistant I Certificate, Administrative Assistant Certificate, Computing Accounting Assistant Certificate, Office Management Certificate:

  • Students registering for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms must pay full fees by 4:00 pm on the first day of the class.
  • Students registering during the terms must pay full fees at the time of registration.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10% of the course and is specific to each course section. Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 25% of the course and is specific to each course section.
  • Term start dates:  
    • 2024 Fall - Monday, August 26
    • 2025 Winter - Monday, January 6

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

  • Full fees for the first term are due approximately one month prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.

  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Thursday, November 7 to Friday, November 8, 2024.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2024 to January 1, 2025. Winter classes start January 6, 2025.
  • Spring Reading Break March 18-22, 2024
  • All stat holidays apply.

Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma

  • Full fees for the first term are due approximately one month prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Thursday, November 7 to Friday, November 8, 2024.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2024 to January 1, 2025. Winter classes start January 6, 2025.
  • Spring Reading Break March 18-22, 2024
  • All stat holidays apply.

Activity Assistant:

  • Full fees are due approximately one month prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • All stat holidays apply.  No reading breaks.

Health Care Assistant Certificate:

  • Full fees for the first term are due approximately one month prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Thursday, November 7 to Friday November 8, 2024.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2024 to January 1, 2025 (college closed).
  • Winter classes start January 6, 2025.
  • Winter Reading Break: refer to course outline.
  • All stat holidays apply.

Practical Nursing Diploma

  • Full fees for the first term are due approximately one month prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the term.
  • Fall Reading Break: refer to course outline.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2024 to January 1, 2025. Winter classes start January 6, 2025.
  • No winter term reading break.

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

  • Full fees are due approximately one month prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • Winter classes start Monday, January 6, 2025.
  • All stat holidays apply.  No reading breaks.

Animal Care Aide Certificate

  • Full fees are due approximately one month prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • All stat holidays apply.  No reading breaks.

Trades & Technical

  • Full fees for the first term are due approximately one month prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of program.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2024 to January 1, 2025. Winter classes start January 6, 2025.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)

Aquaculture Technician Certificate

Aquaculture Technician Diploma

Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician Foundation Harmonized

Automotive Service Technician Foundation Harmonized

Carpentry Foundation Harmonized

Coastal Forest Worker Certificate

Coastal Forest Technology Diploma

Culinary Business Operations Certificate

Culinary Business Operations Diploma

Electrician Foundation Harmonized

Fabricator-Welder Foundation Harmonized Certificate

Furniture Design and Joinery Certificate

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate

Instrumentation and Electrical Automation Technician Diploma

Motor Sport and Power Equipment Technician Foundation Certificate

Parts and Warehousing Person Foundation Certificate

Plumbing & Piping Trades Foundation Harmonized

Prep Cook Certificate

Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) 1, 2, 3

Welder Foundation Harmonized

Apprenticeships

  • Full fees are due 60 days prior to the start day of your course.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 28 days prior to start of course.
  • Schedule of training dates can be found at www.tradestrainingbc.ca

Automotive Apprenticeship Harmonized

Cabinetmaker (Joiner) Apprenticeship

Carpentry Apprenticeship Harmonized

Electrician Apprenticeship Harmonized

Heavy Duty Apprenticeship

Plumbing Apprenticeship

Plumber Apprenticeship Harmonized

Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized

 

Continuous Entry/Exit courses and program (Upgrading)

Continuous entry/exit courses (Identified with a ‘C’ as the 3rd  letter in the section code eg: CVC1, DLC1)

  • Last day for tuition refunds 10 days from the student start date.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is the last day of class, specific to each student.

 

Withdrawal without academic penalty: Programs that are longer than 13 weeks in length with varying start and end dates will have 60% of the program to withdraw without academic penalty

 

 


2024 Spring Term Dates

May 2024

Mon, May 6
First day of Spring term. Classes begin. All prerequisites must be met by 4 pm

Mon, May 6
First day of Spring intersession (May to June classes). Classes begin. All prerequisites must be met by 4 pm

Wed, May 8
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for Spring intersession (May to June classes); remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm


Fri, May 10
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for Spring intersession (May to June classes)
 

Fri, May 10
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for Spring term; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
 

Mon, May 13
Continuing student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms
 

Mon, May 13
Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for Fall term

Wed, May 15
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for Spring term

Mon, May 15
Spring intersession (May to June classes) exam schedule posted

Mon, May 20
Victoria Day (college closed)

Tue, May 21
New student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms

Fri, May 31
Last day to pay fees for Spring intersession (May to June classes) and Spring term

Fri, May 31
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for Spring intersession (May to June classes)

June 2024

Fri, Jun 14
Spring term exam schedule posted

Tue, Jun 18
Last day of classes for Spring intersession (May to June classes)

Thu, Jun 20 - Tue, Jun 25
Spring intersession (May to June classes) final exams

Fri, Jun 21
National Indigenous Peoples Day

Fri, Jun 28
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for Spring term

2024 Summer Term Dates

July 2024

Mon, Jul 1
Canada Day (college closed)

Tue, Jul 2
First day of Summer intersession (July to August classes). Classes begin. All prerequisites must be met by 4 pm

Fri, Jul 5
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for Summer intersession (July to August classes); remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm

Mon, Jul 8
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for Summer intersession

Mon, Jul 15
Summer intersession (July to August classes) exam schedule posted

Wed, Jul 31
Last day to pay fees for Summer intersession (July to August classes)

Wed, Jul 31
Last day of classes for Spring term

Fri, Jul 26
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for Summer intersession (July to August classes)

Thu, Aug 1 - Tue, Aug 13
Spring term final exams

August 2024

Fri, Aug 2 
Last day to pay fees for Fall Limited Entry Programs

Mon, Aug 5
BC Day (college closed)

Tue, Aug 13
Last day of classes for Summer intersession (July to August classes)

Thu, Aug 15 - Wed, Aug 21
Summer intersession (July to August classes) final exams

Mon, Aug 26 - Fri, Aug 30
International Student Orientation: Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses

2024 Fall Term Dates

September 2024

Mon, Sep 2
Labour Day (college closed)

Tue, Sep 3
First day of Fall term.

Fall Classes begin.

All prerequisites must be met by 4 pm for the Fall Term.

Mon, Sep 9
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm.

Thu, Sep 12
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit.

Fri, Sep 13
Last day to pay fees for Fall regular term tuition and fees.

Mon, Sep 30
Day for Truth and Reconciliation (college closed).

October 2024

Tue, Oct 1
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits

Mon, Oct 14
Thanksgiving Day (college closed)

Tue, Oct 15
Fall exam schedule posted

Fri, Oct 25
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty 

November 2024

Thu, Nov 7 - Fri, Nov 8
Fall Reading Break

Mon, Nov 11
Remembrance Day (college closed)

December 2024

Sun, Dec 1
Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for Winter term

Tue, Dec 3
Last day of classes

Thu, Dec 5 - Tue, Dec 17
Fall final exams

Wed, Dec 25 - Wed, Jan 1
Winter Break (college closed)

2025 Winter Term Dates

January 2025

Fri, Jan 3
International Student Orientation: Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses

Mon, Jan 6
First day of Winter term. 

Winter classes begin.

All prerequisites must be met by 4 pm for the Winter term.

Fri, Jan 10
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm

Wed, Jan 15
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit

Thur, Jan 16

Last day to pay fees for the Winter term.

Fri, Jan 31
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits for Winter term

February 2025

Fri, Feb 7
Last day to register in ABE continuous entry/exit (without instructor permission)

Fri, Feb 14
Winter exam schedule posted

Mon, Feb 17
Family Day (college closed)

Tue, Feb 18 - Fri, Feb 21
Winter Reading Break

Fri, Feb 28
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

April 2025

Wed, Apr 2
Timetable posted for the Fall and Winter terms

Tue, Apr 8
Last day of classes

Thu, Apr 10 - Thu, Apr 24
Winter final exams

Fri, Apr 18
Good Friday (college closed)

Mon, Apr 21
Easter Monday (college closed)

2025 Spring Term Dates

May 2025

Thu, May 1 - Fri, May 2
International Student Orientation Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses

Mon, May 5
First day of Spring Term.  Classes begin.  All prerequisites must be met by 4 pm for the Spring term.

Mon, May 5
First day of Spring intersession (May to June classes).  Classes begin.  All prerequisites met by 4 pm for the Spring intersession.

Wed, May 7
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for Spring intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm

Fri, May 9
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for Spring intersession.

Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for Spring term.  Waitlists will be cleared at 4:00 pm. 

Mon, May 12

Last day to pay for Spring intercession regular term tuition fees.

Continuing student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms.

Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for Fall term.

Thur, May 15

Last day to pay for Spring term regular term tuition and fees.

Wed, May 14
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for Spring term.

Thu, May 15
Spring Intersession (May to June classes) exam schedule posted. 

Mon, May 19
Victoria Day (college closed)

Tue, May 20
New student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms. 

Fri, May 30
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for Spring intersession

June 2025

Mon, Jun 16
Spring term exam schedule posted

Tue, Jun 17
Last day of classes for Spring intersession (May to June classes)


Thu, Jun 19 - Wed, Jun 25
Spring intersession (May to June classes) final exams
 

Fri, Jun 27
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for Spring term.
 

2025 Summer Term Dates

July 2025


Tue, Jul 1
Canada Day (college closed)
 

Wed, Jul 2
First day of Summer intersession (July to August classes).  Classes begin.  All prerequisites must be met by 4 pm for Summer intersession.


Fri, Jul 4
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for Summer intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm.
 

Mon, Jul 7
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for Summer intersession
 

Fri, Jul 8
Last day to pay fees for Summer intersession regular term tuition and fees

Tue, Jul 15
Summer intersession (July to August classes) exam schedule posted

Fri, Jul 25
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for Summer intersession

Wed, Jul 30
Last day of classes for Spring term

August 2025

Fri, Aug 2
Last day to pay fees for Fall Limited Entry Programs

Mon, Aug 4
BC Day (college closed)

Tue, Aug 5 - Fri, Aug 15
Spring term final exams

Thu, Aug 14
Last day of classes for Summer intersession (July to August classes)


Mon, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 22
Summer intersession (July to August classes) final exams

 

 


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