Recognition for Prior Learning
JIBC is committed to meeting the career development and learning needs of its unique and diverse student population. JIBC recognizes that valuable learning often results from work experience or learning outside of the traditional post-secondary system and that valid and reliable prior learning assessment and qualifications recognition can benefit students.
Prior Learning Assessment
JIBC supports flexible recognition for prior learning that meets students’ needs, is consistent with JIBC policies and standards, is acceptable to employers and professional bodies, and is developed in a manner that is consistent with established practice in the post-secondary system.
To help students attain their academic and employment goals, JIBC welcomes credit transfer from other post-secondary institutions and other organizations where course or program equivalencies have been established. JIBC works toward developing courses and programs that will be accepted by other post-secondary institutions and other organizations for credit transfer or course equivalency.
The JIBC is a full participant in the credit transfer system of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfers (BCCAT) and works with that system to facilitate transfer agreements that can benefit BC students. Further information on how your credits might transfer is available from the BC Transfer Guide.
Formal credit transfer and course equivalency agreements with post-secondary institutions and with other organizations and accrediting bodies outside of the BCCAT system are also encouraged.
Through a combination of prior learning assessment and/or credit transfer from approved courses and programs at other post secondary institutions or other organizations you may be able to gain equivalency:
- for any JIBC Certificate or Diploma up to 50% of program credit
- for any JIBC Degree up to 75% of program credit
Divisions may set more restrictive allowances for prior learning assessment and qualification recognition where considered necessary to maintain the quality, integrity or financial viability of a program.
Important Information & Forms
Last updated October 31, 2011