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College and Career Preparation

Are you interested in getting into Health Careers, Human Service Careers, or University Studies at Northern Lakes College but do not have the academic requirements? You can get the courses you need with Northern Lakes College. We offer Biology, computer applications, English, and math through Supported Distance Learning.

Study from your home community while you qualify for entrance into a Northern Lakes College post-secondary program.

  • Delivered through Supported Distance Learning
  • Available Anywhere
  • Apply as a part-time or full-time student
  • The length of the program depends on the requirement of each student
  • Courses are offered during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms
  • These courses are not university courses, and credit does not transfer to other institutions. 
  • Students may register in one course; three or more courses in a term for full-time status; or complete all courses in the program over three terms.

Applications should be submitted at least 2 weeks before term start date.

Program Dates


Full-time or Part-time
Term 1 September – December 
Term 2 January – April 
Term 3 May – June 

Areas of Study

  • Pre-Health Careers Biology
  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Fundamentals of Writing, and Reading Development
  • Pre-Health Careers Math


Further Educational Opportunities


Upon successful completion of College and Career Preparation courses, students may enter Health and Human Services career programs or University Studies programs at NLC.

Funding Opportunities


Part-time campus or home-based CACP students may apply for Foundational Learning Assistance to assist with the cost of tuition, books, and other applicable fees. Visit the NLC Financial Aid, Scholarships & Funding page for more details.