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Health Careers

New beginnings. Endless possibilities.

Northern Lakes College has some of the most successful Health Career programs in western Canada. Due to an aging population, it is projected that career growth in health services will far outpace any other sector of jobs in Alberta. Health programs at Northern Lakes College ladder into other programs, offering graduates future career opportunities. Programs offer practical, onsite training with experienced professionals. Graduates leave confident and ready to start their career.

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.

Paying it Forward – NLC Alumni becomes Dean

Kathy Reid-Soucy

The Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Northern Lakes College has made it her mission to provide quality educational opportunities in the field of health care to northern Alberta students. For Kathy Reid-Soucy, this is not only a professional goal but a personal one, as well. She is paying it forward. That is because Kathy is a beneficiary of the fact that Northern Lakes College (NLC) provides such programming in rural and remote northern Alberta communities. “I would not be in this position if it was not for NLC’s mission, vision, and values,” explains Kathy.

Kathy was a young mom with four children, living in the community of La Crete, when she enrolled in the College’s Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program at the Fort Vermilion Campus in 1998. Her youngest child had entered kindergarten and she took the opportunity to add to her credential as a Health Care Aide, which she had completed via distance learning through Alberta Vocational College (now NLC) in 1996.


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