Northlands College sits in a unique area: the region it covers encompasses 46 per cent of Saskatchewan’s land mass, but contains less than four per cent of its population. It has three campuses in La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows and Creighton, Sask., and offers select programs in other communities across northern Saskatchewan. Program areas include health, technical and vocational, trades, adult basic education, mining and university courses. Students can complete a full four-year bachelor of science in nursing at Northlands, and its mine-engineering technician diploma is the only location in Canada with in-class instruction.
Northlands College is one of seven regional colleges in Saskatchewan that broker courses created by other educational providers in the province. Saskatchewan’s regional colleges organize rather than create courses based on the needs of their respective regions.