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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1999
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
    • Phone:
    • +18666523456
    • Setting:
    • Suburban and Rural

The History of Northern Lakes College

The college was established on August 25, 1999, on the foundation of Alberta Vocational College. Alberta Vocational College was in turn formed in 1988, by the amalgamation of Alberta Vocational Centre Grouard and a network of 26 community vocational centres for first nations students in northern Alberta.

On 1 September 1997, the college was converted from a provincially administered school into a public board governed college.

Academic Highlights

The college offers education and training programs that include: trades and apprenticeship, career education, university studies and work force development. Career choices include the following: Business Administration,Community Liaison,Forestry,Health Care,Office Administration,Paramedicine,Petroleum,Power Engineering,Practical Nurse,Production Field Operations,Rehabilitation Therapy,Social Work,Teaching

Life in Northern Lakes College

School Ranking

International Rating - World Ranking 10546


Apply online to Northern Lakes College, if you know the program or course you are applying for, visit the Admission Steps page, this will guide you through the process and may answer any questions you have along the way. Still have questions after the step by step guide? Send us your questions by filling out the inquiry form.

There are two different ways to apply for Diploma and Certificate Credit programs, you will only need to apply to one of them. Northern Lakes College recommends using Apply Alberta. 

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