Full-time blended delivery: a combination of face-to-face and distance learning.
The program has classroom sessions, labs, clinical placements, and field placements. The program is delivered using a variety of distributed learning technologies (Brightspace and Collaborate) to support the theory portions of the program. Students will attend online synchronous classes using Collaborate. Students will have access to recordings of the synchronous lectures, asynchronous lecture recordings, discussion forums, online quizzes, course resources and learning activities through Brightspace.
Students will require a mobile tablet device for the purpose of tracking competency achievements throughout the program.
This delivery method allows students to pursue their educational goals in selected communities; however, students must attend approximately 10, 5 day face-to-face seminars and labs which are scheduled throughout the program. Students are required to attend and participate in each lab seminar onsite week to be successful in the program. During the instructor led onsite lab seminars, students will review, practice and be evaluated on PCP skills as learned in the PCP program. Students must also complete the midterm and final exams at the Northern Lakes College Slave Lake campus.
To learn more about Collaborate and to experience using it, check out this guide: https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/Documents/Collaborate-Guide-for-Students-at-NLC.pdf
To learn more about Brightspace and to experience using it, check out this guide: https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/public/download/files/101449
Orientation: September 1-3 Orientation
Onsite #1 September 20-24 (Midterms)
Onsite #2 October 18-22 (Finals)
Onsite #3 November 15-19 (Midterms)
Onsite #4 December 6-10 (Finals)
Onsite #5 January 17-21
Onsite #6 February 14-18 (Midterms)
Onsite #7 March 14-18 (Midterms)
Onsite #8 April 4-8
Onsite #9 April 19-22 (finals)