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Addictions Counselling Diploma

The journey to addiction recovery requires the support of trained counsellors. If you are a compassionate individual interested in the field of addictions, the Addictions Counselling Diploma program may be for you. We offer a high ratio of student-to-instructor time, affordable tuition, and quality education.

At NLC, we understand our students need the flexibility to balance work and home. Our Addictions Counselling diploma program is flexible enough to fit into your lifestyle:

  • Take classes from home, work, or on-campus
  • Delivered online, through Supported Distance Learning
  • Apply as a part-time or full-time student
  • Two-year diploma program for those in the full-time program

Applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the term start date.

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Addictions Counselling Diploma September – June 

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Addictions Counsellors work in treatment and recovery centres, provincial health programs, family and youth centres, and women’s shelters.

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Some credits may be transferable into other NLC programs, such as Social Work and Practical Nurse. University credits are transferable to some post-secondary institutions in Alberta. Block transfer of this two-year diploma is available for entrance into year three of the four-year Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program at the University of Lethbridge.

Applications now open for classes starting in May and September 2022!

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

Would you like to take your Early Learning and Child Care certificate to the next level? With the diploma program, you will not only build upon your skills to work with children with exceptionalities, but you will also prepare yourself for administrative and supervisory positions within the field.

At NLC, we understand our students need the flexibility to balance work and home. Our Early Learning and Child Care diploma program is flexible enough to fit into your lifestyle:

  • Take classes from home, work, or on-campus
  • Delivered online, through Supported Distance Learning
  • Apply as a part-time or full-time student
  • Two-year diploma program for those in the full-time program
  • There are two intakes per year into the full-time program. Students may start the program in September and January. There are three intakes per year into the part-time program. Students may start the program in September, January, and May.

Applications should be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the term start date. Applications received with less than 4 weeks from the term start date may be processed for the next available start date.

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Full-time September – June

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Graduates will qualify for Child Development Supervisor Certification under the Alberta Child Care Licensing Regulation. Individuals are trained to work with children in settings such as daycares, preschools, after-school programs, and private day homes.

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Graduates of the program have five University Studies courses transferable into the NLC and University of Calgary's, Bachelor of Education – Community-Based pathways degree program.

Transfer Opportunity
Upon successful completion, you are eligible to receive a Child Development Supervisor Certificate (level 3) through Alberta Human Services.

 


Applications now open for classes starting September 2022!

Social Work Diploma

Are you interested in helping people improve their problem-solving and coping skills and linking them with systems that offer resources, services, and opportunities? The Social Work program prepares you to work in various cultural environments, to recognize and deal with oppression, and to understand how a holistic social work practice is effective in northern and rural communities.

At NLC, we understand our students need the flexibility to balance work and home. Our Social Work diploma program is flexible enough to fit into your lifestyle:

  • Take classes from home, work, or on-campus
  • Delivered online, through Supported Distance Learning
  • Apply as a part-time or full-time student
  • Two-year diploma program for those in the full-time program

Students are accepted on a first qualified, first accepted, basis. Applications should be submitted no later than the end of June. Waitlisted students from the previous academic year, will be provided priority seating for the next offering.

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Full-time September – June

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Graduates find successful employment in child welfare and family support agencies, financial support organizations, mental health and addictions agencies, schools and early intervention programs, criminal justice organizations, First Nations and Métis Settlement organizations, and non-profit community agencies.

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Graduates are eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers for entry-level or practice positions, and for entry into year three of a four-year degree program. This program provides direct transfer into the Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Calgary.