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University Credit Program

Associate of Arts or Science

University credit options

Coast Mountain College offers a comprehensive range of accredited first- and second-year university level Arts and Sciences courses and programs to begin or complete your post-secondary academic education. Students can complete a collaborative Bachelor's degree, an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, and Arts and Science courses that earn credits and transfer to post-secondary institutions in BC. University credit courses are offered during the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.

Visit the University Credit Courses section for a comprehensive list of all UC courses. Visit myCMTN to access campus schedules, or meet with an Educational Advisor for assistance with course planning. 

Bachelor degrees

Coast Mountain College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in collaboration with the University of Northern British Columbia, the College of New Caledonia and Northern Health, and a degree in General Studies in collaboration with Athabasca University.

Associate degrees

Coast Mountain College offers two-year university-transferable Associate Degrees in Arts and Science. Associate degrees are valuable employment and education credentials and are equivalent to the first two years of a four-year bachelor degree that, in most cases, transfer directly into the third year of degree programs at BC universities.

Transfer pathways

CMTN offers a comprehensive program of University Transfer courses that transfer1 to universities, university-colleges and other colleges in British Columbia. First and second-year courses are available on a full-time or selected offerings basis at several College campuses. Students intending to pursue an undergraduate degree at a university can complete their first two years of study at Coast Mountain College and tailor their course selections to meet the requirements of their desired degree or accumulate credits. 

The Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Science Degree are provincial credentials designed to prepare students for careers following graduation or for transfer into a Bachelor's Degree program. The Associate Degree curriculum comprises two years of university-level study in a variety of academic areas. Students complete a broad range of courses, balanced with in-depth study in specific disciplines.

CMTN graduates with an Associate Degree who do pursue further study receive priority admission at some BC universities - SFU and UNBC offer an admission advantage to students who have completed an Associate Degree - with many institutions guaranteeing 60 transfer credits for the completed associate degree even if all the courses taken towards the degree don't transfer individually to that institution. View CMTN's Degree Partnerships and Study Abroad opportunities.

Both the Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Science Degree offer flexibility that allows students to plan their educational program and complete the required 1st and 2nd-year courses of their intended major. An Associate of Arts Degree is a key pathway to Social Services and Humanities Degrees such as English, History, Psychology and Anthropology and an Associate of Science Degree is a key pathway into Biological, Health and Medical degrees. 


Students who plan to transfer credit to another CMTN program or post-secondary institution should first consult with the institution to determine admission requirements and appropriate university credit electives. For more information about course transferability visit the

Admission requirements are specific to each of our University Credit programs.  Please visit the program page for details:

For a complete listing of UC Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees, please visit the University Transfer page.

To apply to a single course, please submit a general application to the UC program. Submit a transcript or proof of completion of the course pre-requisite. Each of the individual course pre-requisites can be found on the course pages.

Need help with the application process?  Contact an Educational Advisor.

Admission to an intake does not guarantee completion in 2 years. 

Fees Domestic International
Full-time 30 Credits 30 Credits
Tuition $3,146.70 $13,373.40
Mandatory fees $240.00 $290.88

Lab fees (17.50 per credit)1

$52.50 $52.50
Student Union fees2 $109.28 $109.28
Health and Dental Insurance4,5 $285.00 $602.04
Total Tuition:


Books & supplies2 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Field School fees3 $900.00 $900.00
Total: $6,733.48 $17,328.10

Tuition and fees effective August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 Academic Year.

1Lab fees are mandatory. All associate degrees require a minimum of 3 credits in laboratory science, and students may take up to 42 lab credits.

2Costs are approximate and may vary depending on courses taken. Student union fees are term based.

3Field schools have additional costs between $100 - $1500 per field school, depending on the location and the activities. Field schools are not a mandatory component of all associate degrees, however, students are strongly encouraged to attend a field school during the spring/summer semester. Associate Degrees specializing in Environmental Geoscience are encouraged to attend a minimum of two field schools. Field schools are subject to different deposit requirements and refund rules.

4The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to announce that Extended Health and Dental Insurance has been approved by student referendum held in March 2021. Additional information will be provided by CMSU July 2021, including details of the coverage and directions for the opt out process for students with equivalent coverage. For any inquiries about the plan or referendum, please contact Golnoosh Namazi,

5Basic Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.

University credit courses cover a wide variety of subjects and can be taken for professional development or general interest. Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate working schedules. Online and distance delivery methods also increase course accessibility.

Seniors can enroll in university credit courses tuition-free, based on seat availability. For just the cost of books and materials, seniors can pursue their learning interests and education goals.

Students who do not have the prerequisites for certain UC courses may upgrade by taking Career and College Preparation (CCP) courses along with the university credit courses they do have the requirements for.

Visit the University Credit Courses section for a comprehensive list of all UC courses. Visit myCMTN to access campus schedules, or meet with an Educational Advisor for assistance with course planning.