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Please note: For Apprenticeship and Foundation Trades refund deadlines and information please consult the Northern Lights College Student Handbook 2013/14.

July 2014

  • July 1: Canada Day. All campuses closed.
  • July 2: First day of classes for Summer term: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant.
  • July 9: Last day to add/drop a course: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant courses. No refunds after this date.
  • July 30: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant courses.

August 2014

  • August 4: BC Day: All campuses closed.
  • August 25: Mandatory math assessment for students in first-year Practical Nursing Program.
  • August 26-28: Math preparation for students in first-year Practical Nursing Program
  • August 27: Last day of classes for Summer term: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant
  • August 28: First day of classes: English as a Second Language (First semester)
  • August 29: Mandatory pre-semester program orientation for all students in Practical Nursing Program and Health Care Assistant Program.

September 2014

  • September 1, 2014: Labour Day: All campuses closed.
  • September 02, 2014: Orientation and/or first day of classes for Fall term:
    Applied Business Technology (all streams), Business Management, Computer Support Technician, Criminology, Career and College Preparation, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences. Students should consult program announcements for specific details.
    AME, Automotive Service Technician Foundation, Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2, Professional Cook 1, Cosmetology/Hairstylist, Esthetician and Nail Care Technician (returning students for February 2014 intake), Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 3, Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation (Dawson Creek), Millwright Enhanced Foundation, Oil & Gas Field Operations, Plumber Enhanced Foundation, Power Engineering & Gas Processing, Carpentry Enhanced Foundation (Residential Construction), Welding Foundation and Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician (returning students from February 2014 intake).
  • September 8, 2014: First day of classes: Electrician Apprenticeship Level 4, Welding (all Apprenticeship levels). Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 4
  • September 15, 2014: First day of classes: Millwright Apprenticeship Level 1, Plumber Apprenticeship Level 1.
  • September 16, 2014: Last day to add/drop courses for fixed intake programs that began on September 2, 2014: Applied Business Technology, Business Management, Criminology, Career and College Preparation, Computer Support Technician, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences, No refund provided after this date.
  • September 29, 2014: First day of classes: Electrician Apprenticeship Level 1, Industrial Instrumentation Apprenticeship Level 2.

    October 2014

  • October 10, 2014: Last day of classes: Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2, Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 3.
  • October 13, 2014: Thanksgiving: All campuses closed.
  • October 20, 2014: First day of classes: Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3, Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 4.
  • October 24, 2014: Last day of classes: Plumber Apprenticeship Level 1.
  • October 28, 2014: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty (for fixed intake programs starting September 2, 2014): Applied Business Technology, Business Management, Career and College Preparation courses, Computer Support Technician, Criminology, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences.
  • October 31, 2014: Last day of classes: Millwright Apprenticeship Level 1, Welding Apprenticeship (all Apprenticeship levels), and Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 4.

    November 2014

  • November 10, 2014: First day of classes: Commercial Transport Technician Level 2
  • November 11, 2014: Remembrance Day: All campuses closed.
  • November 14, 2014: Last day of classes: Electrician Apprenticeship Level 4.
  • November 17, 2014: First day of classes: Welding (all Apprenticeship levels).
  • November 28, 2014: Last day of classes: Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3, Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 4.

    December 2014

  • December 1, 2014: First day of classes: Millwright Apprenticeship Level 2
  • December 5, 2014: Last day of classes: Business Management, Criminology, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences, Electrician Apprenticeship Level 1, Industrial Instrumentation Apprenticeship Level 2. Note that students in the Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, and Computer Support Technician programs should consult their instructors for assignment due-dates. Students in the Health Care Assistant and Practical Nursing programs should also consult with their instructors about pre-Christmas semester end-dates.
  • December 8, 2014: First day of classes: Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 1, Industrial Instrumentation Apprenticeship Level 1, and Plumber Apprenticeship Level 2.
  • December 6, 2014: First day of exams: Business Management, Criminology, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences. Students in the Computer Support Technician program should consult with their instructors about any exam information.
  • December 18, 2014: Last day classes: Applied Business Technology, English as a Second Language (First semester).
  • December 19, 2014: Last day of exams: Business Management, Criminology, Health Care Assistant, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences.
  • December 19, 2014: Last day of classes: Commercial Transport Technician Level 2.
  • December 23, 2014: Last day of classes/term: Career and College Preparation.
  • December 25, 2014: Christmas Day: All Campuses closed.
  • December 26, 2014: Boxing Day: All Campuses closed.
  • December 29, 2014 through January 2, 2015: All Campuses closed.

    2015

    January 2015

  • January 05, 2015: First day of classes for Academic Winter term: Applied Business Technology, Business Management, Career and College Preparation, Computer Support Technician, Criminology, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, English as a Second Language (Second semester), Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences.
  • January 05, 2015: First day of classes for Trades and Apprenticeship programs beginning Fall 2014 and Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 3.
  • January 05, 2015: First day of classes: Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 4, Electrician Apprenticeship Level 3, Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 1.
  • January 16, 2015: Last day of classes: Oil & Gas Field Operations.
  • January 19, 2015: Last day to add/drop courses: Business Management, Computer Support Technician, Criminology, Early Childhood Education & Care, Education Assistant, Practical Nursing Program (Year 1), Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences. No refunds after this date.
  • January 23, 2015: Last day of classes: Professional Cook 1, Welding (all Apprenticeship levels), Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician.
  • January 23, 2015: Last day of classes/exams: Applied Business Technology – Office Assistant stream (note: Office Assistant practicum runs until January 30, 2015),
    Career and College Preparation (for fixed intake courses starting September 2014).
  • January 26, 2015: First day of classes for Applied Business Technology – Financial Assistant and Administrative Assistant streams.
  • January 30, 2015: Last day of classes: AME (September 2013 program), Applied Business Technology-Office Assistant (practicum ends), Automotive Service Technician Foundation, Automotive Service Technician (dual-credit) Foundation, Automotive Service Technician Level 1, Esthetician & Nail Care Technician, Millwright Enhanced Foundation, Millwright Apprenticeship Level 2, Plumber Enhanced Foundation, Plumber Apprenticeship Level 2.

    February 2015

  • February 2, 2015: First day of classes for Vocational Winter term: AME, Career and College Preparation, Professional Cook 1, Electrician Foundation, Esthetician and Nail Care Technician, Industrial Instrumentation Foundation, Oil and Gas Field Operations, Welding Apprenticeship (all levels).
  • February 2, 2015: First day of classes: Academic dual-credit courses (end-dates may vary; students should consult with their instructors) and Automotive Service Technician (dual-credit) Foundation
  • February 9, 2015: Family Day all campuses closed.
  • February 10, 2015: Last day to add/drop courses: Applied Business Technology-(Financial Assistant and Administrative Assistant streams). No refund provided after this date.
  • February 13, 2015: Last day of classes: Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 4, Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 3, and Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 1.
  • February 16, 2015: Last day to add/drop courses: AME, Career and College Preparation, Professional Cook 1, Dual Credit intake courses, Electrician Foundation, Esthetician and Nail Care Technician, Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Technician Foundation, Oil and Gas Field Operations. No refunds provided after this date.
  • February 16, 2015: First day of classes: Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 2, Millwright Apprenticeship Level 3, and Plumber Apprenticeship Level 3.
  • February, 20, 2015: Last day of classes: Industrial Instrumentation Apprenticeship Level 1.
  • February 23 - February 27, 2015: Reading Break: Applied Business Technology, Business Management, Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Education Assistant, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences (Reading Break days may differ by program. Please consult program announcements).
  • February 23, 2015: First day of classes: Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 1, Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 2, and Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 2.

    March 2015

  • March 02, 2015: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty: Business Management, Computer Support Technician, Criminology, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Practical Nursing, Social Services Worker Diploma, and University Arts and Sciences.
  • March 13, 2015: Last day of classes: Electrician Apprenticeship Level 3.
  • March 16, 2014: First day of classes: Professional Cook 2.
  • March 20, 2015: Last day of classes: Health Care Assistant Program. The program end-date for SD 60 dual-credit students will be extended into April.
  • March 26, 2015: Last day classes: English as a Second Language (Second semester).
  • March 27, 2015: Last day of classes: Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 2, Plumber Apprenticeship Level 3, Welding Foundation and Welding Apprenticeship (all levels).
  • March 30, 2015: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty: Applied Business Technology-(Financial Assistant and Administrative Assistant streams), Career and College Preparation and Foundation Trades programs.
  • March 30, 2015: First day of class: English as a Second Language (Third semester).

    April 2015

  • April 2, 2015: Last day of classes: Applied Business Technology – Financial Assistant stream (note: Financial Assistant practicum runs until April 24, 2015).
  • April 2, 2015: Last day of classes: Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 1, Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 2, Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 2, Millwright Apprenticeship Level 3.
  • April 3, 2015: Good Friday: All campuses closed.
  • April 6, 2015: Easter Monday: All campuses closed
  • April 7, 2015: First day of classes: Applied Business Technology – Administrative Assistant stream.
  • April 10, 2015: Last day of classes: Business Management, Criminology, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences. Note that students in the Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, and Computer Support Technician programs should consult their instructors for assignment due-dates.
  • April 11, 2015: First Day of Exams: Business Management, Criminology, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences. Computer Support Technician students should check with their instructors about potential exam dates.
  • April 13, 2015: First day of classes: Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 3, Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2, Electrician Apprenticeship Level 2, Plumber Apprenticeship Level 4, Welding Apprenticeship (all levels).
  • April 17, 2015: Last day of classes: Carpentry Enhanced Foundation (Residential Construction),
  • April 20, 2015: First day of classes: Industrial Instrumentation Apprenticeship Level 1 and Millwright Apprenticeship Level 4.
  • April 24, 2015: Last day of practicum: Applied Business Technology-Financial Assistant.
  • April 27, 2015: First day of classes: Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 4.
  • April 28, 2015: Last day of exams for the Winter term: Business Management, Criminology, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, and University Arts and Sciences.

    May 2015

  • May 4, 2015: First day of classes for Intersession 2015: Business Management, Criminology, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Social Services Worker Diploma, and University Arts and Sciences.
  • May 11, 2015: Last day to add/drop a course for 2015 Intersession: Business Management, Criminology, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Social Services Worker Diploma, and University Arts and Sciences. No refunds after this date.
  • May 18, 2015: Victoria Day: All campuses closed.
  • May 19, 2015: First day of classes: Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 3.
  • May 22, 2015: Last day of classes: Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2.
  • May 28, 2015: Last day of classes: Practical Nursing Program, Year 1.
  • May 29, 2015: Last day of classes: Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 3; Practical Nursing Program, Year 2.

    June 2015

  • June 1, 2015: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 2015 Intersession: Business Management, Criminology, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Social Services Worker Diploma, and University Arts and Sciences.
  • June 5, 2015: Last day of classes: Millwright Apprenticeship Level 4, Oil & Gas Field Operations, Plumber Apprenticeship Level 4 and Welding Apprenticeship (all levels).
  • June 11, 2015: Last day of classes: Applied Business Technology – Administrative Assistant stream (note: practicum ends on June 26).
  • June 19, 2015: Last day of classes: Electrician Apprenticeship Level 2, Professional Cook 1 and Professional Cook 2.
  • June 19, 2015: Last day of classes/exams: Career and College, Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 4.
  • June 25, 2015: Last day of classes: English as a Second Language (Third semester).
  • June 26, 2015: Last day of classes/exams: Applied Business Technology-Administrative Assistant (practicum ends), Business Management, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Social Services Worker Diploma, and University Arts and Sciences.
  • June 26, 2015: Last day of classes: AME, Cosmetology/Hairstylist, Electrician Foundation, Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 3, Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation (Dawson Creek), Industrial Instrumentation Foundation, Industrial Instrumentation Apprenticeship Level 1, and Power Engineering & Gas Processing.

    July 2015

  • July 1, 2015: Canada Day. All campuses closed.
  • July 2, 2015: First day of classes for Summer term: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant.
  • July 9, 2015: Last day to add/drop a course: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant courses. No refunds after this date.
  • July 30, 2014: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant courses.

    August 2015

  • August 3, 2015: BC Day: All campuses closed.
  • August 27, 2015: Last day of classes for Summer term: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant.
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