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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Job Education and Training Certificate


Program update

Applications to this program are currently suspended.
Please contact for more information.

Pre-vocational and life skill training for youth and adults with barriers to employment. The program consists of a variety of learning opportunities designed to provide the skills necessary for success in the workplace and independent living.

Career Prospects

Entry-level positions in a variety of fields such as food service, customer service, retail, and hospitality. Graduates also may be eligible to ladder into course offerings in Career and College Preparation programs.


No intakes are scheduled at this time.


210 hours; approximately 1 weeks long.

Estimated Program Fees

Program fee type: Job Education & Training

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.

Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

 TuitionStudent FeesInstruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Year 1$ 342.30$ 67.38$ 163.09$ 572.77

International Fees

Not available to international students.

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Admission Requirements

The student must:

  • have support of family, advocate, and referring agency (where applicable);
  • have transportation independent of the College;
  • be 17 years of age or have a special arrangement with the School District, and/or the instructor.

Important Notes

  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.
  2. Work experience placements are arranged to match a student’s field of interest and, where possible, to offer an opportunity for paid employment following the volunteer placement.

Program Requirements

Residency Requirement100% must be completed at Northern Lights College or by approval of the Dean
Minimum Grade RequirementsPass in all courses

Core Courses

All of:

Optional Courses

Recommended Courses

Not required for program completion; however, may be needed for work experience or employment.

  • Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • FoodSafe Level 1


Certificate in Job Education and Training