Northern Lights College

DLI Number: O19395299444



School Type:



Dawson Creek

Max programs per application:


Application fee:

100.00 CAD

Northern Lights College serves an area covering more than 324,000 square kilometres in 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 member of British Columbia Colleges (BC Colleges), a provincial group comprised of 11 colleges from throughout the Province of British Columbia. BC Colleges has a unique regional advantage and a long history of collaboration with industry, employers, communities and policy makers. This collaborative approach allows BC Colleges to graduate highly skilled workers who are equipped to support their families, build healthier communities and power the economy in all regions of British Columbia.

Programs and Courses

Our programs are designed to provide you with the opportunity to obtain the necessary classroom education, and supplement that with appropriate practicum or hands-on opportunities to make the successful transition from student to employee.

You have a number of options, depending on your chosen career path. You can earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree. Certificate programs are usually one year in duration. Diploma programs take two years. Associate degrees take two years of study (60 credits), and can be used to transfer to the third year of degree programs at provincial universities and university-colleges. Ensure the transferability of courses when making your educational plans.

Some NLC programs are offered on specific campuses, while others are offered at more than one campus or delivered through one or more alternative delivery methods.

NLC has videoconference facilities available on all campuses. Videoconferencing is utilized for a number of courses in different program areas. Some program areas are offered via online instruction.

As well, NLC has partnership agreements with several B.C. universities. These agreements allow for the direct transfer of credits earned at NLC towards degree programs and other programming.

At NLC, you will be provided with the training and education to:

  • proceed to further education at the college or university level,
  • enter a specialized area of the workforce,
  • step directly into one of 15 different trades and apprenticeships,
  • upgrade your skills or course credits, or
  • begin a career in the helping or teaching professions.

Campus locations


Northern Lights College Box 1180 5132 – 50 Street Chetwynd

Chetwynd, British Columbia, V0C 1J0, Canada

Dawson Creek

11401 – 8th Street

Dawson Creek, British Columbia, V1G 4G2, Canada

Fort Nelsons

5201 Simpson Trail

Fort Nelson, British Columbia, V0C 1R0, Canada

Fort St John

Northern Lights College Box 1000 9820 – 120 Avenue

Fort Nelson, British Columbia, V1J 6K1, Canada

Tumbler Ridge

180 Southgate

Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, V0C 2W0, Canada

Northern Lights College