Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Calendar 
    
2021-2022 Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Key Dates and Deadlines 2021-2022


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

2021 Spring Term Dates
2021 Summer Term Dates
2021 Fall Term Dates
2022 Winter Term Dates
2022 Spring Term Dates
2022 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 from May to September for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms must pay full fees by 4:00 pm by the due date of each term (see below).
  • 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.

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

  • Full fees for the first term are due approximately 3 weeks 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 Wednesday, November 10 to Friday, November 12, 2021.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 7, 2022. Winter classes start January 10, 2022.
  • Spring Reading Break March 21-25, 2022
  • All stat holidays apply.

Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma

  • Full fees for the first term are due approximately 3 weeks 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 Wednesday, November 10 to Friday, November 12, 2021.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 7, 2022. Winter classes start January 10, 2022.
  • Spring Reading Break March 21-25, 2022
  • All stat holidays apply.

Activity Assistant:

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 Wednesday, November 10 to Friday, November 12, 2021.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

 

Practical Nursing Diploma

  • Full fees for the first term are due 3 weeks 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.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start January 4, 2022.

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks 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 Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply.  No reading breaks.

Animal Care Aide Certificate

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks 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 Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply.  No reading breaks.

Electronics Technician Core Certificate and Industrial Automation Diploma

  • Full fees for the first term are due 3 weeks 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.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Trades & Technical

  • Full fees for the first term are due 3 weeks 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 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
  • 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 Diploma

Culinary Business Operations Advanced Diploma

Electrician Foundation Harmonized

Furniture Design and Joinery Certificate

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate

Metal Fabricator Foundation Harmonized

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

Shellfish Aquaculture Technician

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 60% from student start date.

 

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

 

 


2021 Spring Term Dates

June 2021

June 7 - Monday
Continuing student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms.

June 14 - June 18 - Monday to Friday
Last week of classes for 7 week Spring term

June 14 - Monday
New students registration begins for Fall and Winter terms.


June 15 - Tuesday
14-week Spring intersession exam schedule posted
 

June 21 - June 26 - Monday to Saturday
7-week Spring term final exams
 

June 25 - Friday
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 14 week Spring intersession. 
 

June 30 - July 2 - Wednesday to Friday
Reading break  for 14-week Spring intersession.
 

2021 Summer Term Dates

July 2021


July 1 - Thursday
Canada Day - College Closed
 

July 5 - Monday
First day of 7-week Summer Term.  Classes begin.  All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm. 
 

July 7 - Wednesday
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 7-week Summer term.  Remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm. 
 

July 9 - Friday
Last day to register, apply for refund or change from credit to audit for 7-week Summer term.  
 

July 19 - Monday
7-week Summer term exam schedule posted. 
 

July 30 - Friday
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 7-week Summer term. 
 

August 2021

August 2 - Monday
BC Day - College Closed


August 3 - August 6 - Tuesday to Friday
Last week of classes for 14-week Spring intersession. 
 

August 9 - August 21 - Monday to Saturday
14-week Spring intersession final exams.
 

August 16 - August 20 - Monday to Friday
Last week of classes for 7-week Summer term. 
 

August 17 - Tuesday
Last day to pay fees for Fall Limited Entry Programs
 

August 23 - August 28 - Monday to Saturday
7-week Summer term final exams
 

2021 Fall Term Dates

September 2021

September 6th - Monday
Labour Day:  College Closed

September 7th - Tuesday
Orientation Day - No Scheduled Classes

First day of Fall Term.  All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisties met by 4 pm for Fall Term.

September 8th - Wednesday
Fall classes begin.

September 13 - Monday
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats; remining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm. 

September 16 - Thursday
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit. 

September 30 - Thursday
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits. 

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

October 2021 

October 11 - Monday
Thanksgiving Day - College Closed

October 15 - Friday
Fall exam schedule posted. 

Last day to register for flexible distance courses. 

October 29 - Friday
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty.  

November 2021


November 10 - November 12 - Wednesday to Friday
Fall Reading Break 
 

November 11 - Thursday
Remembrance Day: College Closed
 

November 29 - December 3 - Monday to Friday
Last week of classes. 

December 2021

December 1 - Wednesday
Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for 2022 Winter term. 

December 6 - December 16  Monday to Thursday
Fall Final Exams

December 6 - Monday
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. 

December 27 - January 3rd  Monday to Monday
Winter Break - College Closed. 

2022 Winter Term Dates

January 2022


January 4 - Tuesday
International Student Orientation Comox Valley and Campbell River 
 


January 10 - Monday
First day of Winter Term.  Classes begin

All fees must be paid in full by 4 pm for the Winter Term. 

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


January 14 - Friday
Last day for wait-listed students to claim seats; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm. 
 

January 19 - Wednesday 
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit
 

January 31 - Monday
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits for Winter term. 
 

February 2022 


February 11 - Friday
Last day to register in ABE continuous entry/exit courses. 
 

February 15 - Tuesday
Winter exam schedule posted. 
 

February 21 - Monday
Family Day - College Closed


February 22 - February 25 - Tuesday to Friday
Winter Reading Break
 

February 25 - Friday
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty
 

April 2022


April 4 - April 8 - Monday to Friday
Last week of classes for Winter Term.
 

April 5 - Tuesday
Timetable posted for the Fall and Winter terms
 

April 9 - April 22 - Saturday to Friday
Winter Exams
 

April 15 - April 18 -  Friday to Monday
Good Friday & Easter Monday -  College Closed
 

April 28 - April 29 - Thursday to Friday
International student orientation Comox Valley
 

2022 Spring Term Dates

May 2022


May 2 - Monday

First day of 13 week Spring Term.  Classes begin.  All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm. 

First day of 7 week Spring intersession.  Classes begin.  All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm.  


May 4 - Wednesday

Last day for waitlisted student to claim seats for the 7-week Spring Intersession; remaining waitlsits will be cleared at 4 pm.  


May 6 - Friday
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 7-week Spring Intersession.  

Last day for waitlisted student to claim seats for the 13-week Spring term; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm. 


May 9 - Monday
Continuing student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms. 

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

May 11 - Wednesday 
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 13-week Spring term. 
 


May 16 - Monday
7-week Spring Intersession exam schedule posted. 


May 23 - Monday
Victoria Day - College Closed


May 24 - Tuesday
New student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms. 


May 27 - Friday
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 7-week Spring intersession

 

June 2022


June 13 - June 17 - Monday to Friday
Last week of classes for 7-week Spring intersession
 

June 15 - Wednesday
13-week Spring term exam schedule posted
 

June 20 - June 25 - Monday to Saturday
7-week Spring intersession final exams
 

June 21- Tuesday
National Indigenous Peoples Day
 

June 24 - Friday
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 13-week Spring term.
 

June 29 - July 1
Reading Break - 13-week Spring term
 

2022 Summer Term Dates

July 2022


July 1 - Friday
Canada Day - College Closed
 

July 4 - Monday
First day of 7 week Summer intersession.  Classes begin.  All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm. 


July 6 - Wednesday
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 7-week Summer intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm.
 

July 8 - Friday
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 7-week Summer intersession
 

July 18 - Monday
7-week Summer intersession exam schedule posted

July 25 - July 29 - Monday to Friday
Last week of classes for 13-week Spring term

July 29 - Friday
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 7-week Summer intersession. 

August 2022 


August 1 - Monday
BC Day - College Closed

August 2 - August 12 - Monday to Friday
13-week Spring term final exams.
 

August 15 - August 19 - Monday to Friday
Last week of classes for 7-week Summer intersession
 

August 16 - Tuesday
Last day to pay fees for Fall Limited Entry Programs. 
 

August 22 - August 27 - Monday to Saturday
7-week Summer intersession final exams.