Northern Lights College

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Northern Lights College
Motto B.C.'s Energy College
Type post-secondary community college
Established 1975
President Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki
Vice-president Susan Hunter
Dean Mark Heartt (Trades and Apprenticeship); Steve Roe (Academic and Career Programs); Tracy Donnelly (Workforce Training and Continuing Education)
Students 625 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for 2016/2017[1]
Location Regional Administration, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Campus urban, suburban, remote
Colours Blue      & Green     ;
Nickname NLC
Affiliations ACCC, BCC.
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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 centers in eight communities across the northern third of British Columbia, with Regional Administration located on the Dawson Creek campus. NLC has a working agreement with the University of Northern British Columbia.[2] The college President and CEO (Oct. 2015) is Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki.

List of campuses[edit]

List of Access Centres[edit]


Northern Lights College offers programs in the following areas:

  • Trades and Apprenticeships
  • University Arts and Sciences/ Academic
  • Business Management/Applied Business Technology[3]
  • Career and College Preparation/ Upgrading
  • Workforce Training/Continuing Education
  • Oil & Gas Training
  • Clean Energy Technologies - Wind Turbine Maintenance
  • Early Childhood Education and Care/ Education Assistant
  • Teacher Training
  • Practical Nursing/Health Care Assistant
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Aboriginal services[edit]

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

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 then Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Steven L. Point.[4]

Scholarships and bursaries[edit]

The Northern Lights College Foundation is the recipient of funds held in trust for various awards for education. Formed in 1981, the Foundation's objectives are:

  1. to foster community interest in promoting higher education and training
  2. to act as a recipient of trust funds in the form of monies or other properties
  3. to assist in community projects and promotion of higher education and to grant monies to Northern Lights College for the designated use of scholarships and bursaries to be awarded to students.

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 [5]

See also[edit]


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

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