The College of New Caledonia’s Board of Governors has voted in favour of adopting the proposed 2015-2016 budget.
The board says the budget will address a potential deficit.
The budget will result in the suspension of the current intakes for the Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene programs, though it the college says this will only be temporary.
The college hopes a revised and updated Dental Assistant Program will be approved by the Education Council to allow an intake to still occur in September 2015.
The dental hygiene program is also being revised and updated with student intake to occur once complete.
It has also been recommended that the Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Program be suspended because ti has been indigenized.
The budget will also result in decreased second-year accounting course offerings at the Prince George campus, the transition of the Prince George Early Care and Learning centre to a non-profit society, and the restructuring of student services at the Prince George, Quesnel and Burns Lake campuses.
The Board’s short-term objectives are to improve facilities and equipment, revise the curriculum in the dental programs to bring them back as full programs, to ensure the accounting programs work with the new national professional standards, and to develop a student services model that is more equitable for students across all of our campuses.