Overview

Enrich your learning through an elevated experience at Coast Mountain College.

Spend two years at CMTN to complete an associate degree in Arts in a variety of specializations. A valuable employment and education credential, associate degrees are also equivalent to the first two years of a four-year bachelor degree and are transferable to universities across BC and around the world.

Programs offered

  • Associate of Arts Degree

    Program length: 2 years

    Intakes: September & January

    Start your Bachelor's Degree at Coast Mountain College and transfer to any university in the province and beyond.  CMTN offers a comprehensive range of accredited first and second-year university level Arts and Science courses and programs. Learn more about our University Credit options.

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  • Associate of Arts Degree

    Program length: 2 years

    Intakes: September & January

    A key pathway to Social Services and Humanities Degrees such as English, History, Psychology and Anthropology. It is also a recognized and credible academic achievement that can be used to increase employability.

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  • Associate of Arts Degree

    Program length: 2 years

    Intakes: September & January

    Our region and its Indigenous communities provides a rich environment to learn about cultural heritage and interpretation, archaeological and cultural assessment, and how those fields apply to tourism, museums, and community cultural resource management.

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  • Associate of Arts Degree

    Program length: 2 years

    Intakes: September & January

    Immerse yourself in the scientific study of crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. Our program includes a unique, supervised work placement in a criminal justice agency to gain valuable employment experience.

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  • Associate of Arts Degree

    Program length: 2 years

    Intakes: September & January

    Learn about First Nations people from their voices, perspectives and worldviews, while gaining an understanding of the diversity amongst cultures, values, beliefs, traditions, protocols, history, languages, and relationship with the land.

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  • Associate of Arts Degree

    Program length: 2 years

    Intakes: September & January

    Develop leadership and organizational skills along with a deep insight into the relationships between family, community structure, Indigenous perspectives, the political system, the role of resource extraction on community development, and different models for economic development.

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  • Certificate

    Program length: 1 year

    Intakes: TBC

    With this entry-level credential you will approach the problems of crime from a variety of perspectives. Ladder directly into our Criminology Diploma or Associate's Degree programs when you complete this certificate.

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  • Diploma

    Program length: 2 years

    Intakes: September & January

    Immerse yourself in the scientific study of crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. Our program includes a unique, supervised work placement in a criminal justice agency to gain valuable employment experience.

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Haida Gwaii: People and their Natural Environment

Learn in spectacular Haida Gwaii!

Experience the culture and history of the amazing Haida people and explore the unique ecology of the archipelago.

Haida Gwaii, known to the Haida as "Islands of the People," is a diverse archipelago of over 150 islands located on the northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. These islands are nestled below the Alaskan Panhandle and separated from the British Columbia mainland by the Hecate Strait. The Haida people have lived on Haida Gwaii for over 12,000 years. Recent findings have pushed that date back a further 1,000 years.

The Haida Gwaii Field School is an interdisciplinary biocultural studies program, offered with the support of the people and communities on Haida Gwaii. Biocultural studies at the College promote learning about the unique biological and cultural diversity and the interconnectedness of the two in northwest British Columbia. Biocultural studies also promote learning about the importance of sustaining that diversity given increasing assaults of environmental degradation. Biocultural studies support conservation, restoration and local control of resources including new out-of-the-box perspectives on how governments, industry, NGO's and local people can work together for an ecologically sustainable and just society.

Students and faculty, with the participation of Haida knowledge keepers, will learn of the Haida homeland and life ways and Haida peoples’ concepts about, and interactions with, the unique ecosystems of Haida Gwaii. Here you will study Haida oral histories from creation to recent and see how they compare to what western scientists are learning on the Islands. You will also earn of the impacts of contact and cash economy and disease.  Following this experience you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complexities of Haida culture.

Courses | 6 credits:

  • GEOG 226 - Regional Geography of Canada
  • ANTH 270 - Traditional Knowledge in Practice

Admission requirements

Dates and locations

Check back for an upcoming schedule of dates and locations. 

  • Terrace campus
  • Old Masset
  • Queen Charlotte
  • Skidegate
  • Distributed Learning

    Distributed Learning at Coast Mountain College can be an amazing, transformative experience.

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  • faculty arts

    Education unbound.

    Here, your education is unbound and connected to community.  Transform the way you learn through our unique classroom spaces, field studies and community projects.

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  • Elevate your experience.

    At Coast Mountain College your classroom is connected to place - to rich cultures, rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas.  Here, lifestyle and learning go hand in hand.