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Apprenticeship Trades

Apprenticeship Trades

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

Show employers you can hit the ground running with the experience you will gain through our Apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship training is a combination of on-the-job training, work experience, and technical training in a trade. Learn more about the different pathways you can take here: Trades Pathways - PDF

New intake dates for 2021-2022 Apprenticeship Trades have just been released!

If you are interested in applying for any of these intakes, please email to be placed on the interest list. Northern Lakes College will email you when the programs become available to apply for online.

NEW Professional Cooking Certificate offered at the new Northern Lakes College campus in High Prairie.

Beginning fall 2021!

The Professional Cooking Certificate is in partnership with Portage College. This give students the opportunity to complete the certificate program in High Prairie with instructors from Portage College. The course will be a blended delivery with theory classes being online and all lab training is face-to-face in High Prairie.

Courses include Kitchen Introduction, Baking and Pastries, Stocks, Soups & Sauces, and Kitchen Management. All in the professional commercial kitchens in the new, state-of-the-art training centre in High Prairie.

A three-week practicum will provide additional experience, as-well-as, opportunities to network and make important contacts within the industry. Students are responsible for finding their own practicum placement. Plus, all our students receive National Food Safety Training, WHMIS training, and first aid training.

After successful completion, this program after is transferable to the Culinary Arts Diploma program through Portage College, offered in St. Paul, Alberta.

Students will also have the opportunity to challenge the First and Second Period Apprenticeship exams for Cook.

For more information and to apply, please visit:


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.

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