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Northern Lights College

Address: 11401 8th St, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4G2, Canada

Description Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College (NLC) was founded in 1975 and is the center of excellence for British Columbia in three key areas: oil and gas, clean energy technology and the aerospace industry.

NLC is a part of BC Colleges' provincial group of 11 colleges from all over British Columbia. This association has a unique regional advantage and a long history of cooperation with industrial companies, employers, communities and politicians, which allows British Columbia colleges to produce highly skilled workers who are ready to build healthy communities and support the economy in all regions of the province.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Northern Lights College

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1 year.

The college offers academic programs for obtaining a professional certificate in the following areas:

  • Social Sciences
  • Business management
  • Criminology
  • Engineering
  • General art and science
  • Humanities, etc.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The college offers diploma programs in the following areas:

  • Archeology
  • Business management
  • Criminology
  • Land and water resources
  • Nursing
  • Social services, etc.
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Associate Degree

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

College academic programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Art
  • The science
  • Healthcare
  • Humanities, etc.

Accommodation, housing and food

NLC provides residency on two campuses: Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

The cost of living is:

  • Long-term (2 months or more) = 520 $ CAD-1105 $ CAD / month
  • Short-term (20 nights or less) = $ 40 CAD / night or $ 240 CAD / week + PST (8%) and GST (5%)
  • Security deposit = $ 200 CAD.

Events Northern Lights College

  • The NLC Student Association is developing an athletics and leisure program for students in partnership with Engage Sport North
  • In 2018, a competition rodeo program was launched at the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association
  • The college holds community fundraising events, such as Relay for Life.


  • The educational institution has partnership agreements with several universities in British Columbia, which allows direct transfer of loans received at the NLC to study under the degree program
  • The college provides an opportunity to undergo online courses
  • NLC is the only college in British Columbia with a rodeo team.

Equipment Northern Lights College

The college is located in the province of Canada - British Columbia - and has 5 campuses:

  • Chetwind
  • Dawson Creek
  • Fort nelson
  • Fort St. John
  • Toggle Ridge.

College logistics includes:

  • Video conferencing facilities
  • A versatile Energy House facility serving energy needs with a wind turbine, solar panels, biomass and geo-exchange systems
  • Training tower used for training rescuers at a large angle and for practical studies in the program for maintenance of wind turbines
  • Sports infrastructure (gym, baseball and soccer fields)
  • The library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Some college programs last 20 weeks:

  • autumn: september-january
  • winter: February-June.

Additionally, the NLC offers short courses during the first spring session (May-June) and the second spring session (July-August).

Additional expenses:

  • Application Fee = $ 100 CAD
  • The cost of living in British Columbia = $ 929 CAD-1541 $ CAD / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the NLC you need:

  • Education Documents
  • Scan copies of transcripts
  • IELTS 6.0-6.5.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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