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Geomatics program placed on hiatus

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FORT ST. JOHN – The Geomatics Engineering Technology program at Northern Lights College has been put on hiatus for 2011-12.

However, over the next several months, the College plans to undertake a review of all aspects of the program, with a target of re-introducing Geomatics to the slate of available programming for NLC students in September 2012.

Low enrollment numbers necessitated the decision to cancel the upcoming September intake.

“The decision to put a program on hiatus is not one we take lightly,” said NLC President Laurie Rancourt. “But, we believe that there are options for improving the way we deliver the Geomatics program to residents of northeastern British Columbia. We will take this opportunity to examine those options and determine if we can enhance the program, and the learning opportunities for future Geomatics students at Northern Lights College.”

The Geomatics program offered at NLC is comprised of year one of the two-year Diploma program offered at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. NLC utilizes BCIT’s curriculum through an agreement signed in 2009. Students who successfully completed at NLC were eligible to transfer to year two at BCIT.