Northern College (Ontario)

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Coordinates: 48°29′17″N 81°11′52″W / 48.48806°N 81.19778°W / 48.48806; -81.19778

Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
Northern College Logo 2010.svg
Motto Your College. Your Community
Type Public College of Applied Arts and Technology
Established 1967
Affiliation None
Budget $38.3 million/annual
President Mr. Fred Gibbons[1]
Students 2015 full time, 15,000 part-time and continuing education
Undergraduates Available
Postgraduates Available
Location Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Campus Timmins (Porcupine), Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, and Haileybury
Colours brown, green, orange, blue                    
Affiliations CCAA, ACCC, AUCC

Northern College is a college of applied arts and technology in Northern Ontario. The College's catchment area extends across 58,000 square miles or 150,200 square kilometres. More than 65 communities within Northeastern Ontario are served by four campuses located in Timmins (Porcupine), Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, and Haileybury. Annual enrolment is approximately 1,500 full-time students. Annual part-time and continuing education enrolment exceeds 11,000 students. Northern College is also home to the world-renowned Haileybury School of Mines.


With over 75 full-time, part-time, certificate, diploma, and apprenticeship programs and hundreds of in-class, web-based, and correspondence courses, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. Northern also provides post-secondary and career-entrance preparation programs and academic upgrading to help you get where you want to go.

Northern offers certificate and diploma programs in Business and Office Administration, Community Services, Engineering Technology and Trades, Health Sciences and Emergency Services, Veterinary Sciences, Welding Engineering Technology and Academic Upgrading.

The College also offers pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, and co-op apprenticeship programs, as well as a Bachelor of Science - Nursing degree program in collaboration with Laurentian University.

The Apprenticeship Programs are:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Construction and Maintenance Electrician
  • General Carpenter
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Millwright Mechanic

Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, in cooperation with several other colleges, provides Correspondence Courses and Web-Based Learning.


There are four Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology campuses in Northeastern Ontario.

Timmins (Porcupine) Campus[edit]

Hwy 101 E.
South Porcupine ON P0N 1H0
Phone: 705-235-3211

Timmins is the ultimate fusion of the urban and the rural. On the one hand, it’s big enough to provide all of the amenities and services expected of a larger city, while on the other, it’s small enough to ensure that you’re never far from the outstanding landscape northern Ontario is known for. Read more

Moosonee Campus[edit]

First Ave Box 130
Moosonee ON, P0L 1Y0
Phone: 705-336-2913

The town of Moosonee is a vibrant, tightly-knit community located 19 kilometres south of James Bay on the Moose River. While its population of just over 1,725 may seem small, the town’s size is actually one of its biggest advantages. Moosonee is the kind of place where it’s a breeze to settle in, get to know your neighbours and quickly feel like an important part of the community. Read more

Kirkland Lake Campus[edit]

140 Government Rd E
Kirkland Lake ON, P2N 3L8
Phone: 705-567-9291

The School of Welding Engineering Technology at the Kirkland Lake Campus keeps building on its international reputation as a leader in the field of welding education and training. We were the first in North America to become an authorized training body for the International Institute for Welding (IIW). The IIW is recognized in 56 countries! Kirkland Lake rarely sees a dull moment. From award-winning festivals to concerts by the hottest musicians, Kirkland Lake knows how to entertain. Read more

Haileybury Campus[edit]

640 Latchford St Box 2060
Haileybury ON, P0J 1K0 705-672-3376

Students come from across Ontario to study in the modern Veterinary Sciences Centre at the Haileybury Campus. Get leading-edge training in state-of-the-art labs equipped with the latest technology like our underwater treadmill. Check out programs like the three-year Veterinary Technology – Wildlife Rehabilitation program; the only one of its kind in Ontario! Read more

Toronto-Pures Campus[edit]

300- 55 Town Centre Crt, Toronto, ON M1P 5B5


Timmins Campus Residence Information With 103 single rooms, 12 suites and four double rooms, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Haileybury Campus Residence Information Residence offers everything you need to make your college experience an enjoyable and safe time.



Northern College was established during the formation of Ontario’s college system in 1967. Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology were established on May 21, 1965. It is an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology. The school was founded in 1967 as part of a provincial initiative to create many such institutions to provide career-oriented diploma and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities.

The first campus was built in Kirkland Lake, followed by Porcupine, Haileybury, and Moosonee. The Northern College Tartan associated with the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, was designed by Sylvia Martin.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "President's Message". Northern College. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  2. ^ Northern College tartan