School Board Approves Dual Credit Agreement with CNC
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George School District and the College of New Caledonia (CNC) have teamed up for a new dual credit agreement starting in the 2016-17 academic year.
Under the agreement, CNC has agreed to deliver college level courses and provide related services including:
– a list of courses open to registration each semester by eligible Dual Credit students/University Transfer Program students
– courses will be delivered face-to-face, including video conferenced courses originating in PG, at CNC’s PG campus, and face-to-face and video conferenced courses at CNC’s Mackenzie campuses during the September and January semesters each year
– eligible Dual Credit College/University Transfer Program students will have full access to CNC’s services
– Dual Credit College/University Transfer Program students will be considered CNC students and as such have full access to CNC facilities and are full members of CNC’s Students’ Union
Some (but not all) of the courses available to students in the agreement include accounting, biology, criminology, economics, history, math, marketing, and psychology.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both sides, one of the main objectives of the agreement is to “enhance the academic success and transition for secondary students moving to a post-secondary environment.”
Under the financial terms of the agreement, CNC will be responsible for payment of associated Ancilliary Dual Credit College/University Transfer Program student fees at the same rate as other CNC domestic students (fees include but are not limited to things like registration fees, technology fee, student union fees).
School District 57 will pay all associated tuition and course costs at the same rate as other CNC domestic students including tuition (up to 4 credit hours per semester and lab fees).
One trustee was pleased rural students were included in the agreement.
“This is an exciting thing for the community of Mackenzie,” said Trustee Tim Bennett. “A similar dual agreement was recently reached with UNBC that did not include students in Mackenzie.”
The agreement will remain in effect until June 2020 and will be reviewed on an annual basis by October 31.
It was passed unanimously at last night’s monthly Board meeting.