Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College (NLC) serves the northern third of BC, a geographic area of 325,000 square kilometers. NLC campuses are located on the territories of the Cree, Dene, Dunne-Za, Kaska, Saulteau, Tse’khene, Tahltan, and Tlingit. It is a region of extremes with forests and lakes, foothills and mountains.

NLC’s roots run deep in the communities it serves, with campuses and access centres in Atlin, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Dease Lake, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, and Tumbler Ridge. Its history is as rich as the resources in the ground, and the values and programming reflect this.

NLC offers unique training opportunities for its students in the region including academic, trades, and continuing education programming. NLC provides the foundation to enter the workforce, start a career, or pursue higher education.

With over 80 credentials and low tuition costs, Northern Lights College provides accessible post-secondary education to the residents of the North and abroad.


Fast Facts

  • Northern Lights College was founded in 1975. NLC serves over 3,000 students annually. Almost 400 of our students are Indigenous, and over 700 are international students.
  • The faculty to student ratio is 1:19.
  • Ninety-two per cent of graduates are satisfied with their education.
  • In 2018, Northern Lights College joined the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and is the only post-secondary institution in BC with a rodeo team.
  • The Northern Lights College Foundation, formed in 1981, assists community projects and promotes higher education. It acts as a recipient of trust funds designated for scholarships and bursaries benefiting students at Northern Lights College.

Our programs include:

  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Business
  • Continuing education
  • Early childhood education and care
  • Health and human services
  • Trades and apprenticeship
  • University transfer
  • Upgrading

11401 8th St
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4G2

Telephone: 866.463.6652
Website: www.nlc.bc.ca