Northern Lights College

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Northern Lights College
Motto B.C.'s Energy College
Established 1975
Type post-secondary community college
President Laurie Rancourt
Vice-president Peter Nunoda
Dean Jeff Lekstrom (Trades and Apprenticeship); Steve Roe (Academic); Kristina Van De Walle (Continuing Education)
Students approx. 1,500 (FTE); approx. 10,000 (head count)
Location Regional Administration, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Campus urban, suburban, remote
Colours Blue      & Green     ;
Nickname NLC
Affiliations ACCC, BCC.
Website http://nlc.bc.ca/
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Northern Lights College is an institution that provides post-secondary education to residents of Northern British Columbia. It currently has campuses and access centres in eight communities across the northern third of British Columbia. NLC has a working agreement with the University of Northern British Columbia.[1] The college president is Laurie Rancourt.

List of campuses[edit]

List of Access Centres[edit]

Programs[edit]

Northern Lights College offers programs in the following areas:

  • Trades and Apprenticeships
  • University Arts and Sciences/ Academic
  • Business Management/Applied Business Technology
  • Career and College Preparation/ Upgrading
  • Workforce Training/Continuing Education
  • Oil & Gas Training
  • Clean Energy Technologies
  • Early Childhood Education and Care/ Education Assistant
  • Teacher Training
  • Practical Nursing/Health Care Assistant
  • Visual Arts
  • Geomatics

Aboriginal services[edit]

Northern Lights College has Aboriginal Gathering Spaces located at the following campuses: Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John.

The Fort Nelson Gathering Space opened in 2009, while the remaining Gathering Spaces opened in 2011.

The opening of the Chetwynd Gathering Space was highlighted by the attendance of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Steven L. Point.[2]

Scholarships and bursaries[edit]

The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation. Northern Lights College scholarships for Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis students include: Awards for Aboriginal Women [3]

References[edit]

All facts, unless otherwise stated, are from Northern Lights College's web site:

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