Northern Lakes College: Maclean's College Profile

Northern Lakes College

Northern Lakes College | Slave Lake, Alta. | Founded 1999


Northern Lakes College Students

Northern Lakes College offers education and training programs in more than 30 locations across north central Alberta. Students can opt for on-site or distance learning options in program areas such as health, business and administrative studies, trades and technology, and human services. Ideal for students who wish to obtain a diploma or certificate without having to move away from their communities, Northern Lakes offers flexible, accessible learning options, including online learning technology.

A new state-of-the-art training facility called the Shell Power Engineering and Technology Centre will be home to the oilfield operator training program, starting this September. The laboratory was funded by a donation from Shell Canada, and will include a steam electrical generation trainer for power engineering students.

Dorm and townhouse-style student residences for single students and families are available in Grouard, and townhouse-style units for single students are offered at Slave Lake. The Slave Lake campus also has a comprehensive health and wellness facility, including a soccer field, climbing wall, and swimming pool. Both the Grouard and Slave Lake campuses offer a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, such as kayaking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. 

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