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Northern Lakes College

Northern Lakes College

www.northernlakescollege.ca

Northern Lakes College is a community college serving over 1,500 students in northern rural communities. Administration campuses include Grouard and Slave Lake. With learning centres in over 17 communities, Northern Lakes College serves students in an area that covers a quarter of Alberta, but has less than four per cent of the population. Students may take academic upgrading, certificate and diploma programs, university transfer courses and workforce development courses. Many programs focus on health, the oil and gas industry and apprenticeship trades. Northern Lakes strives to break down the barriers of location and educational experience by offering diverse programs. To reach students throughout the region, Northern Lakes uses distance learning methods, such as online technologies and videoconferencing. Partnerships with local First Nations and Métis settlements, businesses and industries allow Northern Lakes to offer new programs to meet community and industry needs. The Grouard campus has a student residence, student family housing, cafeteria and gymnasium. The Slave Lake campus has a cafeteria, leisure and aquatic centre, gymnasium and a new student residence.

Community Learning Centres

Athabasca, Atikameg, Cadotte Lake, Chateh, Driftpile, Fort Vermilion, Gift Lake, Grouard, High Level, High Prairie, Peace River, Peavine, Peerless Lake, Slave Lake, Smoky River, Stony Point, Valleyview

 

Contact

Office of the Registrar
Grouard Campus-Bag 3000
Grouard, Alberta, T0G1C0, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements: Credit in English 30-1 or 60% in English 30-2. Credit in Math 10C or 10-3. Equivalent Math and English courses will also be considered.

Other Requirements:  Fluency in English

Note: Applicants without the academic requirements will be considered if they: satisfactorily complete a Skills Appraisal Assessment or have completed a General Educational Development diploma or have met the provisional student requirements. Applicants without the prerequisites may enrol in individual courses as an unclassified student, if given department approval.


Distance Delivery Options

This program is delivered live and online with an instructor with support from a learning management software like Moodle. Students are expected to travel to a central campus for lab days once per term.


Application Deadline

Applicants are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis. Applicants are advised to apply early, at least three months prior to the program start date, to allow time to complete application processes and arrangements for funding. Space is limited in some programs and applicants are accepted on a first qualified, first served basis.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,012.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,949.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $100.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Yes

Updated May 31, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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