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Resource Technology

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

Careers in Resource Technology offer diversity, inside and outside the office. It’s the change of pace. It’s operating steam labs that produce heat and energy to industrial and commercial facilities. It’s surveying land to determine property boundaries for a future structure or building. Its being the lead operator and ensuring all impurities are removed from oil for safe transport. It’s about being that integral person on the job site. It’s you.

Renewable Energy and Conservation
Partnership with Northern Lakes College and Lakeland College

Become a leader in the evolving field of renewable energy and energy conservation including solar power. Gain practical knowledge and useable skills for a new career. Or, expand your abilities if you're already working in trades, engineering or architecture. For more information and to apply, please visit Lakeland College.

Program Dates

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Introduction to Surveying
Full-time: September – April 

Part-time (continuous): 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month with the exception of July and December during which no intake start dates are scheduled. Up to 3 years to complete.

Lakeland College Renewable Energy and Conservation
Please visit Lakeland College.

Oilfield Operator
Full-time: September – June

Part-time applications are accepted on a continual basis! Begin your studies in any month!

Power Engineering 3rd Class
Full-time: September - June   
Part-time: applications are accepted on a continual basis! Begin your studies in any month!

Power Engineering 4th Class
Full-time: September – May

Part-time applications are accepted on a continual basis! Begin your studies in any month!

Power Engineering 4th Class Lab Certificate
November - December (Peace River)

February - April (Peace River)

Survey Theory and Calculations

Part-time: applications are accepted on a continual basis! Begin your studies in any month!

Delivery Methods Explained

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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.

Explore our Resource Technology programs

Oilfield Operator

Oilfield Operator

Learn about oil and gas production in this flexible, online program. It also includes a hands-on lab component where you can operate equipment and become familiar with the worksite.

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Power Engineering

Power Engineering

Our power engineering programs prepare students to write ABSA power engineering examinations. Students can complete their hands-on component for 4th class at our power lab in Peace River.

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Survey Theory

Survey Theory

We have you covered! If you need an introductory program to prepare you for an entry-level position or are looking to climb the ladder in your current surveying career, we have the programs you need.

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