NORTHERN LIGHTS COLLEGE – [NLC], DAWSON CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Overview

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Northern Lights College Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Northern Lights College is a post-secondary community college. It was established in 1975. The medium of education is English language. It is located in Canada’s third-most populous province British Columbia, Dawson Creek.

Why choose Northern Lights College?

  • Its Aerospace program has a team of highly skilled instructors. It attracts students from all around the globe for its helicopter Type Training courses.
  • The Aerospace Center of Excellence consists of several helicopters including including a Robinson R44, MD500D, AS350D, Hughes 300C, Bell 205 and 206, and six fixed-wing airplanes, including a Cessna 180, Cessna 310, Piper Aztec 250, King Air B90, and British Aerospace JetStream 31.
  • Its Clean Energy Technology Centre of Excellence achieved LEED Platinum certification by Canada Green Building Council.
  • Its $12-million Jim Kassen Industry Training Centre, it trains the students to enter the oil and gas industry and also organizes several Trades and Apprenticeship programs

Key Features

  • Member of British Columbia Colleges, it has 11 colleges in Province of British Columbia.
  • Collaborations with industries and communities.
  • Services area receives about CAD 134.8 million in income through the annual activities of NLC.
  • Centre of Excellence in three key areas of training: Aerospace, Oil and Gas ad Clean Energy Technology.
  • Partnership with School Districts and Northern Opportunities, for Dual Credit programming.

Highlights

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Campus and Residential Facilities

Programs

It has four campuses namely, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd.

Atlin

  • It is located in Northwest corner of British Columbia.
  • It offers a wide range of highly interactive online courses, such as computer programming, computer courses etc.

Northern College Application Process

Chetwynd

  • It is approximately an hour west of Dawson Creek.
  • It offers programs for full-and part-time students, such as Trades and Apprenticeship, Workforce Training/Continuing Education etc.
  • Most of the programs have been designed for those who need to continue post-secondary education, and also for regional job market.
  • It also offers various facilities to its students such as Aboriginal Advisor services, computer/internet access, bookstore, recruiting, financial aid etc.

Dawson Creek Campus

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Dease Lake

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Fort Nelson Campus

The annual cost of attendance includes tuition fee, books, registration, food, housing, and other miscellaneous costs. The details about the cost of attendance are tabled below:

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Fort St. John Campus

  • It serves more than 1,800 students per year and the International Education department is situated in this campus
  • The Pomeroy Sports Centre is also situated here, housing two ice pads, indoor walking track and a speed skating oval.
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Tumbler Ridge Campus

  • It offers various online courses that are led by expert instructors.
  • The campus offers Career and College Preparation courses, or Workforce Training/Continuing Education.
  • Workforce Training courses offered in Tumbler Ridge include CORE Hunter Safety, first aid, Bear Aware etc.

Housing Facilities/ Residence

It offers student residences at two of its campuses , namely Dawson Creek and Fort St. John

Dawson Creek Campus

  • Students can choose from 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom units.
  • Campus has a baseball field, a soccer field and a gymnasium.
  • To apply, send the completed application form at Northern Lights College, Student Services.
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Fort St. John Residence

  • Students can choose from two or our bedroom units
  • Bedroom furnishings include a bed, small dresser, bookshelves, computer station, chair and connectivity to wifi.
  • Each unit has a kitchen with a table, fridge, stove, chairs and microwaves.
  • Each floor is equipped with a washer and dryer.
  • To apply, send the completed application form at Northern Lights College, Student Services.
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Faculty and Divisions

  • It offers programs in Trades and Apprenticeships, University Arts and Sciences/ Academic, Business Management/Applied Business Technology, Workforce Training/Continuing Education, Teacher Training, Career and College Preparation/ Upgrading, Oil & Gas Training, Clean Energy Technologies – Wind Turbine Maintenance, Practical Nursing/Health Care Assistant and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
  • It offers certificates, degrees and diplomas.
  • It is a Centre of Excellence for British Columbia for three key areas of training that are Oil and Gas, Clean Energy Technology and Aerospace.
  • Some of its most popular certificate course are Certificate in Food Nutrition and Health and Certificate in Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion

All you need to know about the Application Process

Pre-requisites

  • Transcripts of secondary and post-secondary education
  • IELTS score
  • Application to Write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)
  • Application to Write the NLC Writing Assessment

How, when and where to apply?

Canadian citizens can apply either online or offline. Non- Canadian citizens can apply through contacting the International Education Department.

To apply online

  • Register for a course, by contacting the students services
  • Register for Workforce Training/Continuing course by telephone using Visa or Mastercard or by Debit or Cash in person at any Northern Lights College Campus.
  • Send the filled out “Authorization to Invoice” form along with “Registration Form” to either the fax or requested email address.

To How to Apply In Person

  • Print off the appropriate registration form
  • Submit the completed application form, transcripts of secondary and post-secondary education, and any other required information specified in the program’s Admission Prerequisites.
  • After receiving the Letter of Acceptance, pay the deposit fee at Student Services.

For non-Canadian citizens

Application fee

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Cost and Expenses

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Fee for program type varies from program to program. Also, differs for domestic and international applicants.

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It offers various student awards and grants. Some of them maybe particular to campuses.

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The objectives of the Northern Lights College foundation are

  • To promote higher education and training
  • To assist in promotion of higher education
  • To act as a recipient of trust funds

Programs

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