MHC & NLC
Welcome to Northern Lakes College!
Medicine Hat College is increasing accessibility and offering flexible learning opportunities to students in southeast Alberta by supporting the delivery of Northern Lakes College programs.
Northern Lakes College provides a Supported Distance Learning (SDL) environment. We do more than simply provide learning material and let you learn at your own pace.
- NLC offers online classrooms that allow you to interact live with other students and instructors
- Classes are recorded so you can watch them anytime that works for you!
With access to online tutoring, e-counselling services, funding services, the NLC Connect app, and the library’s extensive digital collection, you will receive the same quality learning experience you would on campus.
What makes online learning different at NLC?
At NLC, we understand our students need the flexibility to balance work, home, and school. Which is why we offer our students a Supported Distance Learning (SDL) environment, making it easy to get a post-secondary education that fits your life schedule.
- Academic Upgrading
- Business and Administrative Studies
- Health Careers
- Human Service Careers
- Resource Technology
- University Studies
Applying is Easy!
Are you from Brooks or Medicine Hat? Choose 'Home-based' on the Academic Year/Period drop down menu.
Step One: RESEARCH+
CHOOSE A PROGRAM THAT ALIGNS WITH YOUR PASSION
NLC offers programs and courses to meet your needs. With flexible delivery options, your education can help you achieve the job you‘ve always wanted. If you need help choosing the right program, contact a Career Counsellor who will be happy to help you!
Step Two: DOCUMENTATION+
GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS
After you have selected your program or course, gather all required documents. To determine which documentation is required, please see the Academic Requirements on the program webpage. Some programs require a specific placement test; an Admissions Specialist will notify you if you need to complete a placement test.
Step Three: APPLY+
APPLY FOR YOUR PROGRAM
NLC offers two easy ways to apply!
- Northern Lakes College
Apply for admission into Academic Upgrading, certificate, diploma, and degree programs by completing the NLC Application for Admission form. Upload any required supporting documents with your online application or email them separately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ApplyAlberta (APAS)– an online application system for admission into Academic Upgrading, certificate, and diploma programs.
Step Four: FUNDING+
GET FINANCIALLY PREPARED
NLC offers student loans, grants, awards, and bursaries. Explore your funding options! Visit www.northernlakescollege.ca/awards for a complete awards list.
YOUR NEW BEGINNING+
Once you receive your acceptance letter from Admissions Services and pay the commitment fee. You are now a student of Northern Lakes College and are able to complete the online portions of the program from the comfort of your own home, work, or wherever there is an internet connection.