Nicola Valley Institute Of Technology, Canada

Nicola Valley Institute Of Technology is British Columbia’s Aboriginal public post-secondary institute located in Merritt, a city in the Nicola Valley of the south-central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is situated at the confluence of the Nicola and Coldwater rivers. The institution was established as a private institute in 1983 by the First Nations bands of Coldwater, Nooaitch, Shackan, Upper Nicola and Lower Nicola. However, it was designated as a Provincial Institute under the British Columbia College and Institute Act in 1995. NVIT spent years in the downtown core of Merritt, British Columbia. The Eagles Perch campus opened in 2002.

Nicola Valley Institute Of Technology is a member of the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA),  created in 2003 to represent and work on behalf of Aboriginal controlled adult and post-secondary education institutes in British Columbia.


Merritt, British Columbia, Canada

Programs Offered At Nicole Valley Of Technology

  • Aboriginal Community and Health Development
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (Merritt only)
  • Academic and Indigenous Studies (University Transfer)
  • Access to Practical Nursing
  • Administrative Studies (Merritt only)
  • Bridging to Trades
  • College Readiness (Merritt and Vancouver Campus)
  • Community Education
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Law Enforcement Preparatory Program (Merritt only)
  • Natural Resource Technology (Merritt only)
  • Social Work

Tuition Offered At Nicole Valley Institute Of Technology

Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Residence offerings
Small (fewer than 2,000 full-time students) $3,051-$4,177 $3,051 $3,051 Yes

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