Northwest Community College officially changes its name to Coast Mountain College. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

NWCC officially becomes Coast Mountain College

Northwest Community College’s new name has been two and a half years in the making

After two and a half years, B.C.’s Northwest Community College has a new name: Coast Mountain College.

The name is inspired by the unique coastal and mountainous terrain surrounding the 34 communities the college is located in, and is intended to link that geography with the culture and people who live there.

READ MORE: NWCC decided on new name

“We are thrilled to have a new, unique name that reflects our goal of becoming the college of choice for experiential place-based learning,” Ken Burt, president and CEO of Coast Mountain College, said in a press release.

The release continues that while it will be called by a new name, the college’s programs will continue to focus on field schools, trades and business programs. Adult basic information will continue to be free.

READ MORE: School District 52 Brief: Board disapproves NWCC proposed name change



newsroom@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Heart of Our City: It’s not work when you love your job… all three of them

Sheri Pringle will be retiring from Prince Rupert’s figure skating scene

Footwork and fundamentals: minor basketball classes return to Prince Rupert

The next generation of basketball talent is getting started on the game’s keys to success

Uncertain future for KAPS location and rent as McKay housing gets redeveloped

Affordable housing units in Prince Rupert to be revitalized by BC Housing

New museum exhibit in Prince Rupert to highlight nature’s influence on technology

Travelling exhibit made possible through federal funding via Museums Assistance Program

Rampage ready for new CIHL season

Puck drops Saturday at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre

VIDEO: What does PRMS want? Climate action. When do they want it? Now.

Kids in Prince Rupert march to city hall in support of Fridays for Future, a global climate protest

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Iconic 90s TV show ‘Friends’ celebrates 25th anniversary

The iconic, decade-long television show aired its first episode 25 years ago today

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Most Read