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Human Service Careers

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

Caring and Compassionate? Apply Here!

Northern Lakes College offers a range of programming relevant to careers available in the north and all over our country. Human Service Careers is a growing field and has higher than average job earning growth over the next few years. 

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.

NLC Alumni Team Up in K-4 Classroom

It all started with an invitation from the alumni of the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) program to their Northern Lakes College instructors to come and see them putting their learning into action. In her email, alumni Gloria Fierro’s excitement was palpable, “I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how great life is. I am now employed as the K-4 pre-Kindergarten teacher at Driftpile School. I have two educational assistants in my room, and they just happen to be NLC alumni as well.