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Program Overview

You can take your first 2 years at Northern Lakes College instead of going to a major centre. Our university transfer courses are accessible, affordable, and convenient. Class sizes are small, and instructors are helpful and caring.

You can earn university credits towards a Northern Lakes College certificate or diploma. Credits can be transferred into these programs: Early Learning and Childcare, Educational Assistant, Primary Care Paramedic, Advance Care Paramedic, Practical Nurse, Addictions Counselling or Social Work. You can also transfer the university credits to another institution, into programs such as Aboriginal Studies, Arts, Education, General Studies or Social Work. To start planning your university education, please meet with our Program Advisor.

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Program Locations

Jul 04, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024 - NLC Anytime, Anywhere - Available Anywhere

Program Year


Program Length:

60 Weeks

Program Type

University-Level Programs

Program Delivery

This program is delivered online using Bongo and Brightspace and these strategies:
• Instructor-led face-to-face classes
• Online tutorial support
• Some on-site tutorial support.

Note: Classes are usually scheduled in 3-hour blocks once per week. Some spring term classes are offered in 3-week blocks of study.
To learn more about Bongo and to experience using it, check out this guide:

To learn more about D2L/Brightspace, check out this guide:

Basic computer skills and reliable high speed internet connection are required.

Fluency in English is required:
English 30-1 (60%) or English 30-2 (70%) or ENGL0190 (60%) or an English equivalency (ACCUPLACER assessment).

If English is your second language, refer to the International Student Information.
You will also need to submit all post-secondary transcripts with your application.
If you want to transfer into a diploma or degree program, the program may have other admission requirements, including high school math and science prerequisites.
You can discuss the requirements with the University Studies Program Coordinator when you select courses.

Some courses are transferable to other programs and institutions. Please refer to Transfer Alberta at

University of Calgary Bachelor of Education - Community Based Education
completion of courses with NLC does not guarantee acceptance into the University of Calgary's Bachelor of Education - Community Based Education program. Students must apply, and seek acceptance directly through the U of C and must maintain a GPA of 2.7 in their NLC courses. Requirements are subject to change at any time, under the discretion of the U of C.

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