Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
Living and learning at Northern College
Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology is dedicated to providing students quality education leading to career opportunities. Their small class sizes mean students have easy access to faculty, computers, labs and equipment, but their diverse program offerings and partnerships with other colleges and universities rivals that of larger institutions.
Just a sampling of Northern’s programs includes Welding Engineering Technology, Mining Engineering Technician, Nursing, Paramedic, Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training, and Veterinary Technician. Programs are offered at the certificate, diploma, degree, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship level, and many are offered through distance education.
Northern by the Numbers
See how Northern stacks up with these fast facts and figures:
- 4 campuses, located in Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee and Porcupine.
- Over 75 full-time and part-time programs.
- 1440 full-time students, 9,400 part-time and continuing education students.
- 228 full-time staff members, 79 faculty members, 20 administration members and 69 part-time staff members.
- One of only two colleges in Ontario to have a live fire training centre on campus.
Northern College, Northeastern Ontario
Northern’s college region covers 160,000 square kilometers of Northeastern Ontario. It’s composed of 84 communities of which 17 are First Nation. This area is ideal for outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, hiking and winter sports.
Cost of living in Northern Ontario is also considered lower, particularly in the small to midsized communities where Northern’s campuses are located.
Northern Student Life
Northern credits small cities and small campuses for the sense of community students can expect. Getting to know classmates, both inside the classroom and out, is easy through campus events and clubs. Approaching faculty with questions and issues is welcomed.
Conveniently located across from the residence at Northern’s main Porcupine campus is a mall and Bleacher’s Pub.
Northern Student Housing
The Porcupine residence consists of 103 single rooms, 4 suites and 4 double rooms. Each room includes a bed, desk, chair, closet and drawer space, washroom with shower and fridge. Internet, telephone and cable connections are also available in the room.
The residence itself houses a common kitchen with food lockers, television lounges with cable programming and games room. Students living in residence will also have easy access to the on-campus computer room and athletic facilities, as well as Bleacher’s Pub.
Northern Student Services
Northern’s comprehensive student services are designed to put the needs of the students first. Just a few of these services include:
- Graduate Placements
- Centre for Students with Disabilities
- Student Success Centre (for academic services)
- Aboriginal Services
- Health Services
More Northern College Information
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