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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Sense of Place: Gitga'at Territory Seaweed Camp

Experience the spectacular geography of the northwest coast while you participate in traditional seafood harvesting and processing.

This field school includes a five-day trip where you will travel by boat up the Douglas Channel to the remote location of Hartley Bay. Experience the life of the seaweed camp and the culture of the Gitga’at First Nation who continue to gather and harvest 90% of their food from the land and marine environment.

Explore topics concerning women, gender and differences as you immerse yourself in the culture of the Gitga’at whose surroundings are deeply tied to their customs, daily life and cultural identity. You will also use the concepts and methods of regional geography to examine Hartley Bay and surrounding area in the terms of the patterns of its physical and human landscapes.

Courses | 6 credits:

  • WMST 102 - Introduction to Women Studies
  • GEOG 225 - Regional Geography of British Columbia

Admission requirements

Dates and locations

Check back for an upcoming schedule of dates and locations. 

  • Hartley Bay
  • Prince Rupert

Note: Video conference lectures available (out of Prince Rupert and into Smithers, Hazelton and Terrace)

Program fees

  • Regular per credit costs apply to university credit courses
  • $199.00 field school fee
  • $139.80 non-refundable deposit required at time of registration 

Field school fees are non-refundable two weeks before the field school starts

  • Distributed Learning

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

    Studying online at CMTN? Advice from our learning transformation expert.

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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.