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Academic Upgrading

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The Academic Upgrading program is an accessible and affordable way to prepare you for your high school diploma, career training or employment! The program is designed for adults of all ages and abilities. At home or on campus. Full-time or part-time. Reaching your educational goals is possible with the Northern Lakes College Academic Upgrading program! We are invested in every single one of our students, taking them from where they are, to where they aspire to be. 


Face-to-Face: When the instructor and students are interacting at the same time, at the same physical location.

NLC LIVE Online™: Scheduled classes online, where students log in to a program (Blackboard Collaborate™) with instructors and peers on the same day, at the same time.

NLC Anytime, Anywhere: Classes are unscheduled, where students log in to a program (Moodle) at any time to complete their work. 

Blended: Courses where you have a combination of face-to-face and online (NLC Anytime, Anywhere and/or NLC LIVE Online).

Dual Credit: Students in high school can experience College programs while earning post-secondary credits.