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NWCC provisional budget released

The Northwest Community College has presented a provisional budget to its Board of Governors.

The budget identified $1.4 million in cost-savings to address shortfalls in government funding and lower enrollment.

The college says some of the shortfall has been mitigated by working with the school’s unions to come up with early retirement incentives and voluntary severance.

The school notes that acceptance is an ongoing process.

While NWCC notes that some departments remain strong, some university transfer courses have as few as two or three students enrolled.

Students will continue to be able to access University Credit courses in Prince Rupert and Terrace to complete Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees.

There will be University Credit courses available by videoconference and online at the Smithers campus.

Another change to occur in 2015/16 is the introduction of tuition fees for Career and College Preparation courses, due to provincial government reductions for this program.

NWCC’s budget is now being reviewed.


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