Northern Lights College (NLC) serves an approximetely 325,000 square kilometre region of northeast northern British Columbia.
NLC opened in 1975, and has campus locations in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, and Tumbler Ridge, along with access centres in Atlin, and Dease Lake.
NLC is a Centre of Excellence for British Columbia for three key areas of training:
- Oil and Gas: A provincial Secretariat, which coordinates oil and gas training in the province, is based at the Jim Kassen Industry Training Centre at the Fort St. John Campus. As well, much of NLC’s oil and gas-oriented training is based at the Fort St. John Campus.
- Clean Energy Technology: Energy House—a multi-use facility that will produce all its energy needs through a wind turbine, solar panels, biomass, and geoexchange systems—is the focal point of the Centre of Excellence, which is based at the Dawson Creek Campus.
- Aerospace: NLC’s Dawson Creek Campus is home to its Aerospace program. NLC has intakes of up to 17 students each year in September and February in its Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Basic Training program. As well, NLC regularly attracts students from around the world for its helicopter Type Training courses.
In addition to the program areas outlined above, NLC offers a wide variety of programs to students in its northern British Columbia service area and beyond. The College’s main objective is to ensure that your training and education needs are met, and that your experience at NLC is a positive and rewarding one.
NLC has an impressive list of staff members who work tirelessly to ensure the high level of programming and services that we offer. At NLC students have the advantage or working with some of the most knowledgeable instructors in their field of expertise, as well as a solid corps of campus and student services staff.