Early Start Credits


Early Start Credits (ESC) provides an exciting opportunity for Grade 12 students registered in New Brunswick’s Anglophone high schools to select from a range of challenging courses and earn post-secondary credits in their final year of high school. ESC will provide a post-secondary experience online with classmates from across New Brunswick and beyond.

Students enrolled in ESC will have the option to have time built into their high school schedule. They will also be considered as NBCC part-time students and will be issued a student ID which will provide them access to our campus amenities as well as our support services.

For more information about ESC, contact your high school guidance counsellor.

Courses

(Click Course Name for more details and schedule)

This course introduces students to a systematic approach to organizational behaviour (OB). Students will study organizational behaviour from an individual, group, and organizational perspective. They examine how different individual, group and organizational aspects can affect effectiveness, productivity and possibilities to reach the organization’s goals.

Students learn how to apply the concepts and theories of organizational behaviour to make organizations work more effectively.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 
Jan 4 - Apr 14, 2022
Tu, Th 10:30 AM -12:20 PM

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
- Business Administration (all options)

This course is an introduction to basic concepts in business law. It provides students with an overview of various acts and legislations that govern the marketplace such as contract law, tort liability, employment legislation, intellectual property, and real property.

Credits: 1

Schedule:
Feb 28 - Apr 14, 2022
Tu, Th 10:30 AM -12:20 PM

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
Business Administration (all options)
- Accounting and Payroll Administration
- Hotel and Restaurant Management

This course introduces students to spreadsheet software. They create spreadsheets and develop various formulas and functions to highlight the software’s forecasting abilities. Students learn to prepare charts and graphs.

Credits: 1

Schedule:
Jan 4 - Feb 17, 2022
Tu, Th 8:30 AM -10:20 AM

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
- Administrative Professional (all options)
- Business Administration (all options) - Note: will require PLAR as BA programs has different course code

This course builds on the basic spreadsheet skills and examines more advanced software functionality. Among the areas covered are the creation and management of tables and charts, the manipulation of multiple worksheets and workbooks, and various advanced functions.

Credits: 1

Schedule:
Feb 28 - Apr 14, 2022
Tu, Th 8:30 AM -10:20 AM

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
- Administrative Professional (all options)
- Business Administration (all options)

Today, a key component of a successful hospitality operation is their effective use of social media and an appreciation for its relationship to marketing and reputation. Social media allows consumers to leave instant feedback anywhere in the world, so it is important hotel and restaurants know how best to respond and manage their public communications.

In this course, students will explore how a focused approach to social media and embracing modern technology can result in a stronger brand, greater public relations and encourage guest loyalty.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 
Jan 4 - Feb 17, 2022
Th, Fr 2:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
- Hotel and Restaurant Operations
- Hotel and Restaurant Management

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to devise a sustainable tourism strategy that addresses visitor needs while supporting the sustainability of the host community, its industry, and its environment. Students learn the fundamental principles of sustainable tourism and apply these principles in a region of their choosing, working in conjunction with community organizations and stakeholders.

Credits: 1

Schedule:
Feb 28 - Apr 14, 2022
Tu, Th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
International Travel and Tourism

This course is designed to provide an overview of health care ethical and legal framework. Students will gain an insight into the ethical and legal responsibilities of a healthcare provider. The course prepares students for the ethical and legal realities they will face in their health care practice. It enables students to act in accordance with code of ethics and legal requirements as per the scope of practice.

Credits: 1

Schedule:
Jan 4, 2022
M, W, Th afternoon 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
- Practical Nurse
- Personal Support Worker: Acute Care
- Medical Laboratory Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Respiratory Therapy

Most business / technical / workplace writing is persuasive writing; it is intended to persuade the reader to act in a certain way or believe/support a certain idea. Persuasive writing is supported by critical reading. A critical reader analyzes the wording, structure, tone, and format of a document to evaluate its meaning and credibility. This course will provide the critical reading and persuasive writing skills necessary to formulate well-supported written arguments.

Credits: 2

Schedule:
Jan 4, 2022
M, W, Th afternoon 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
- Practical Nurse
- Personal Support Worker: Acute Care
- Medical Laboratory Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Respiratory Therapy

Health care is one of the most important issues to Canadians. This course introduces students to the complexity of the Canadian health care system and examines the various factors that impact this system. It also examines the role of inter-professional collaboration in achieving positive outcomes.

Credits: 1

Schedule:
Jan 4, 2022
M, W, Th afternoon 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

Applicable NBCC Program(s):
- Practical Nurse
- Personal Support Worker: Acute Care
- Pharmacy Technician
- Medical Laboratory Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Respiratory Therapy


Admission Requirements

Eligible students must be on track to receive their required 17 credits to graduate from a New Brunswick Public High School.
AND
Successful completion of English 112 or 113.

Tuition

Domestic: $169.00/credit

International: $473.00/credit

For more information, visit: https://nbcc.ca/tuition-fees/part-time-tuition-fees

Funding

PETL funds for tuition support are available to help students who have demonstrated achievement and have an interest in pursuing the Early Start Credits in their Grade 12 year of high school.  Students are able to apply for the support when they submit their application to ESC program.  Note:  Students are expected to pay tuition costs when they begin their courses and if approved for support, will be issued a reimbursement cheque via the NBCC Foundation.

The following scale will determine need for eligible students:

Total Household IncomePercentage of Tuition Assistance
Below $60,000100%
$60,000 - $74,99967%
$75,000 - $100,00033%
Over $100,0000%

How to Apply

Step 1: Select a course from the available ESC courses. Verify with your guidance counsellor if the course schedule fits within your course selection schedule.

Step 2: Review the admission requirements and ensure you have the following documents on-hand:
- A copy of your most recent high school transcript
- A letter of recommendation from your school

Step 3: Fill out the  pdfEarly Start Credit Program Application Registration Form and submit it and your supporting documents to admissions@nbcc.ca. Use subject line: Early Start Credits Program.

There is no fee to apply for ESC. 

Eligible applicants will be accepted in ESC on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis, provided there are seats available in the selected course.

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