Programs that change lives

NLC students have a number of options depending on their chosen career path. Our graduates become highly skilled workers who are equipped to:

  • Support their families
  • Build healthier communities
  • Power the economy throughout BC
NLC student on campus reading a book

Northern Lights College is named after the spectacular Aurora Borealis that are often seen throughout our region. These brilliant natural light displays are a reminder of our goal to help students on their path to a brighter future.


Enriching lives, communities, and industry in northern British Columbia and the world through accessible, applied, and academic learning.



NLC is the college of choice for academic and lifelong learning—in or beyond the classroom.




We value the emotional connections we have to each other and to those we serve.


We have mutual appreciation and trust for one another, no matter our differences.


We take responsibility for everything we do, no matter the outcome.


We encourage initiatives that create opportunities for constructive change.


We strive to produce quality work that is accurate and insightful.

Did you know, we do rodeo?

NLC is the only post-secondary institution in BC with a rodeo team. The NLC Rodeo Team competes in the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Rodeo is strongly connected to the region of Northern BC and attracts team members from the other side of the world.

NLC Rodeo team sitting on hay bales and smiling at camera
Exterior shot of NLC

Collaboration across the province

NLC is a member of British Columbia Colleges (BC Colleges). This provincial group is made up of 11 colleges throughout our province. BC Colleges has a unique advantage and a long history of collaboration with industry, employers, communities and policy makers.