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Programs & Courses

Academic Upgrading

We are invested in every single one of our students, helping them get from where they are, to where they aspire to be. The Academic Upgrading program is an accessible and affordable way to prepare you for your high school diploma, career training, or employment.

Academic Upgrading
Adult Basic Education
Integrated Foundational Pathways – Stepping Forward
Career Investigation Sessions
Life Skills Program

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Apprenticeship Trades

Show employers you can hit the ground running with the experience you will gain through our Apprenticeship programs. Students learn from experienced tradespeople who have worked in the field.

Carpenter Apprenticeship
Electrician Apprenticeship
Welder Apprenticeship

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Business & Administrative Studies

Our curriculum is tailored to provide you with the knowledge needed to be successful in today's business world. Students graduate with a practical and relevant educational portfolio.

Business Administration
Computer Network Specialist
Human Resource Management Diploma
Office Administration

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Health Careers

With some of the most successful Health programs in Western Canada, Northern Lakes College offers practical training with experienced professionals.

Health Care Aide

Practical Nurse

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Human Service Careers

We offer a range of Human Service programs that are in demand across Alberta and Canada. Graduates of Human Service careers have higher-than-average job earning growth projected over the next few years.

Addictions Counselling Diploma
Child and Youth Care Diploma
Early Learning and Child Care

Educational Assistant Certificate
Social Work Diploma

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Pre-Employment Trades

Get an advantage when competing for entry-level employment in the trades. Pre-Employment programs offer the theory portion of trades training in advance of obtaining the hands-on experience with an employer.

Pre-Employment in High Level
Pre-Employment in High Prairie
Pre-Employment in La Crete
Pre-Employment in Slave Lake
Pre-Employment Trades - Wabasca

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Resource Technology

Our Resource Technology programs offer flexible learning options, providing students the opportunity to learn anytime and from anywhere there is an Internet connection.

Power Engineering


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University Studies

We provide university level courses with transfer agreements to many post-secondary institutions across Alberta. We also offer College and Career Preparation courses, leading into a variety of Northern Lakes College career programs or university courses.

College and Career Preparation
University Studies
University of Calgary Community-Based Bachelor of Education

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Continuing Education & Corporate Training

Your one-stop shop for efficient and effective employment-related training. Whether you are advancing your current career or starting a new one, we have flexible training options to meet your needs.

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Dual Credit for High School Students

Dual Credit provides high school students with the opportunity to participate in apprenticeship training or get a head start on their post-secondary education - by taking a course that earns them both high school and post-secondary credits at the same time.

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Community Adult Learning Program

Northern Lakes College has Community Adult Learning Programs in eight communities, bringing foundational learning programming and employability skills classes to residents in these communities.

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Speak with an Admissions Specialist

We know that choosing Programs and Courses can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to help. Please contact us to discuss your educational options and we will be happy to help you plan a path to reach your goal!

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Thrive in a Supported Distance Learning environment!

NLC offers online classrooms that allow you to interact live with other students and instructors and classes are recorded so you can watch them anytime that works for you!

With access to a host of online student supports, you will receive the same quality learning experience you would on campus.