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Academic Upgrading

Northern Lakes College has strategies in place to ensure students can safely complete any practical aspects of their programs.

NEW to NLC! Students can now take Academic Upgrading courses in a condensed format! 

What does that look like? You can take the following courses in just 10 weeks!

Math 10-3

Cree 10

Physics 20 Social Studies 30-2 Social Studies 20-2
Aboriginal Studies 20 BEL 301 Communications Biology 20 Science 10 BEL 301 Math

These courses are eligible for Learning Income Support funding.

Hurry! Classes start November 16!

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. 

Delivery Methods


Face-to-Face: Courses where the instructor and the 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: Courses where you do not have scheduled classes, but where you log in to a program online (Moodle) at any time and do your 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.