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Power Engineering 5th Class

Northern Lakes College

Northern Lakes College

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 College strives to break down the barriers of location and educational experience by offering diverse programs. To reach students throughout the region, NLC uses distance learning methods, such as online technologies and videoconferencing. Partnerships with local First Nations and Métis settlements, businesses and industries allow NLC 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 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



Office of the Registrar
Grouard Campus
64 Mission Street
Grouard, Alberta, T0G 1C0, Canada

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

Academic Requirements: Credit in Math 10C or equivalent and credit in English 10-2 or equivalent. Applicants without the necessary academic requirements will be considered if they satisfactorily complete a Skills Appraisal Assessment.

Note: Employers typically require employees to have a Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent (GED).

Distance Delivery Options

Northern Lakes College offers Power Engineering specializations 3rd, 4th and 5th Class as an online learning program supported by recorded lectures, online quizzes and exams with tutorial sessions as required delivered through internet conferencing. The students will study from their selected location and at their own preferred time of day but with specific deadlines to meet. An industrial tour in the Slave Lake / High Prairie region and a one-day lab session at SAIT or NAIT are included in, and funded by, the program. Access to a high speed internet connected computer with speakers or headset and microphone is required. If you opt to register as a full time student you will have 8 months to complete the program. Those who register as part time students have up to 12 months to complete.

Application Deadline

Applications are processed on a continuous basis, but in order to allow for post-acceptance processing, the following deadlines will be used (excluding exceptional circumstances):

Application deadline:  Four weeks prior to offering start date (if applicant misses deadline his/her application will be considered for next available offering)

Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to offering start date (if accepted applicant misses deadline his/her application will be closed and he/she will be welcome to reapply for the next available and/or suitable offering)

Note: Applicants who register before registration deadline will be able to start as soon as they receive their books/PETS access (often before program start date).

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2019/08/01 to 2020/07/31*.

  • Tuition $896.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $475.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $72.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta 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) Eligibility

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: Not available

Updated August 30, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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