North Lake College
|Dallas County Community College District|
|Chancellor||Dr. Joe May|
|Campus||Suburban, 276 acres (1.12 km2)|
|Colors||Blue and Green|
|Affiliations||Metro Athletic Conference|
North Lake College is a public community college in Irving, Texas. It is part of the Dallas County Community College District. The school opened in 1977 and features an enrollment of about 5,000 credit students and an additional 3,000 continuing education students.
In 2005 the college purchased a 35.8-acre (145,000 m2) tract of land in Coppell, Texas as the site of a satellite campus, which opened in 2008 as North Lake College - North Campus. The North Campus location in far northwestern Dallas County pulls students not only from Dallas County, but also from neighboring Tarrant County and Denton County. The North Campus is also home to the college's logistics technology program.
North Lake College - South Campus was opened in fall 2009 and is located on the northeast corner of Shady Grove and MacArthur Boulevard in Irving, with the primary purpose of providing educational opportunities for those in need of basic academic skills, language acquisition, and job competencies in the under-served areas of South Irving.
The North Lake College Blazers compete within the Metro Athletic Conference, a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III non-scholarship conference. Sports at North Lake include men's basketball, baseball, and women's soccer.
On March 18, 2006 the North Lake College men's basketball team defeated the Gloucester County College (located in Sewell, New Jersey) team to claim the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Championship. The NLC men's team repeated as NJCAA Division III national champions in 2008, defeating Joliet Junior College of Joliet, Illinois.