Northern Lakes College (NLC) serves more than 50 communities throughout northern Alberta. With accessibility as a cornerstone, NLC ensures its programs and services are available online. The college has flexible learning options for students who wish to obtain a diploma or certificate without moving away from home, and students can also get hands-on trade experience in their home communities at two mobile training labs. A dual credit program lets high school students experience college programs while earning both high school and post-secondary credit.
Students can opt to live in residences at the Grouard, Slave Lake and Wabasca campuses. Amenities at the Slave Lake location include a pool, gym, climbing wall and sports fields. At both the Grouard and Slave Lake campuses, students can participate in outdoor activities like kayaking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
NLC offers a wide range of certificate and diploma programs in business, health sciences, human services, technology, trades and academic upgrading. The college collaborates with university partners to provide degree completion opportunities, where diploma courses count toward a bachelor of education or a bachelor of social work. NLC also has a wide variety of professional accreditation and certiﬁcate programs through its continuing education and corporate training department.
|Size of school||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Residence offerings|
- Introduction to Surveying: This program provides a foundation in survey theory and gives students the confidence to perform routine tasks. Graduates are ready for entry-level positions.
- Asset Management Professional: Incorporating the latest in strategic asset management thinking, this certificate covers key subject areas such as risk management and database systems.
- Health Care Aide: NLC offers a suite of pathways for obtaining a health care aide certificate, preparing graduates for positions in a variety of health care settings.
- Academic Upgrading
- Health Care Aide
- Practical Nurse
- Social Work
- University Studies