Northern Lights College (NLC) is “British Columbia’s energy college,” and is home to a B.C. centre of excellence in three areas: oil and gas, clean energy technology, and aerospace.
NLC has three additional campuses in Chetwynd, Fort Nelson, and Tumbler Ridge, as well as access centres in Atlin, Dease Lake, and Hudson’s Hope. With high-end learning facilities and a wide range of diploma, certificate, associate degree, and upgrading programs, NLC serves communities in the northern third of B.C. NLC also offers a dual credit program allowing high school students to earn college credits.
The B.C. Centre of Training Excellence in Oil and Gas at the Fort St. John campus features a unique simulated well site training facility, and offers many programs related to the oil and gas industry. The Dawson Creek campus has a 26,000-sq.-foot aerospace hangar with a fleet of aircraft, home to NLC’s internationally renowned aircraft maintenance engineering program.
Apartment-style student residences are available at the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek campuses. Students often see moose, deer, foxes, and occasionally bears at the Fort St. John campus, which is set at the city’s edge. The Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John campuses all have Aboriginal student advisers based at each location’s Aboriginal gathering space.