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Access Services

Northern Lights College recognizes and affirms the right of persons with disabilities to gain access to post secondary education and, without unfairly disadvantaging other students, Northern Lights College will take the initiative to remove barriers that prevent or inhibit full participation by persons with disabilities.

Note: please refer to the policy for full details. All services may not be available at smaller centres.

Access Services may include:

  • arrangement of course accommodations (i.e interpreters, note takers, tutors, alternate text or exam formats, exam time extensions);
  • support in obtaining appropriate documentation; 
  • support in accessing adaptive technologies; 
  • referral to external support agencies and funding sources;
    Links to Resources by Community:
    Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Fort Nelson, Dease Lake
  • referral to support services at other colleges and universities; 
  • orientation and registration assistance; and 
  • transitional assistance from secondary school to the College.

Some support services take a great deal of time to arrange. It is recommended that potential students contact the College at least three months prior to their program start date.

For assistance or further information contact:

Marissa Thola
Access Services Coordinator
Regional Administration
Northern Lights College
11401 - 8th Street
Dawson Creek, BC,
Canada, V1G 4G2

Phone: 250-784-7502
Toll Free: 1-866-463-6652
Fax: 250-782-5233
Email: accessservices@nlc.bc.ca

The Access Services Coordinator is available on the different Campuses at these hours:

Dawson Creek: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Student Services

Fort St. John: Tuesday and Thursday - 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Room 116

Chetwynd: 1st and 4th Wednesday of the month - 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Room 107

Fort Nelson and Tumbler Ridge when necessary

Days scheduled for each campus are subject to change, please call ahead.

In an emergency, students may contact me at 1-866-463-6652; or text me at 250-784-5450. Thank you very much.


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