The region that Northlands College sits in encompasses 46 per cent of Saskatchewan’s land mass but contains less than four per cent of its population. The college has campuses in Air Ronge, La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows and Creighton and offers select programs in other communities in northern Saskatchewan. Program areas include health, technical and vocational, trades, adult basic education, mining and university courses. Students can complete a four-year bachelor of science in nursing at Northlands, in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan.
Northlands recently opened a mine school. Its mine-engineering technician diploma is the only one in Canada offering in-class instruction, along with labs, field schools and a work placement. Students may work in a simulator to hone their skills on relevant equipment before they enter the field. The school also offers a civil technician certificate.
Northlands recently introduced an information technology essentials program, which ladders into the Cisco Certified Network Associate program. This program is delivered online and can be the first step toward a career in IT.
The La Ronge campus has student apartments, and there are small residences in Creighton and Buffalo Narrows.
Northlands College is one of seven regional colleges that provide courses created by other educational providers in Saskatchewan.
|Size of school||Tuition (degree)||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Residence offerings|
|Small (fewer than 2,000 full-time students)||$6,000-$7,000||$4,400-$8,000||$2,000-$6,200||Yes|
- Power Lineman Fundamentals: This eight-week course includes an introduction to safety, tools and heavy machinery. It includes two weeks of physical fitness training.
- Mining Engineering Technician: Students in this diploma program learn about topics that range from surveying to ventilation to economics.
- Institutional Cooking: This certificate program teaches the preparation of large quantities of food for hospitals, hotels, universities and other sizable institutions. Most of the training occurs in a commercial kitchen.
- University Courses
- Adult Basic Education
- Safety Training