Northern Lights College Courses

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Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College Courses

2 Year Post Graduate Diploma in Northern Lights College, Canada

Early Childhood Education & Care Diploma

Early Childhood Education and Care students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work with young children and their families in diverse early learning settings in British Columbia. Students develop skills through courses and practica designed to integrate academic and practical experiences. Most of courses are online and some courses are teleconference.

-Who can apply : Indian Nursing Graduates, Social Service Worker Graduates, B.Ed. Graduates

– Requirements : IELTS scores of 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in Writing and no band less than 5.5. Other Documents required are questionnaire(attached), comprehensive letter stating student’s background, interest, and goals for taking the Early Childhood Education and Care Program, two references (“professional” from workplace or instructor; no friends or family members), and health certificate.

Northern Lights College – ECEC-ProgramQuestionnaire

*Early Childhood Education and Care PROGRAM FULL TIME 2-YEAR DIPLOMA

Career Prospects

Early Childhood Educator in a licensed group childcare centre or preschool, Program Supervisor, Assistant Director of a preschool or school age centre, Director of a preschool or school age centre, Nursery School Director, Family Child Care Provider, Child Development Counselor, Family Resource Centre Coordinator, Child Care Coordinator, ECE Researcher, Strong Start Facilitator, Daycare programs, Young Parent programs, Drop-In programs, Home Visit programs, Provincial Licensing Officer, Holiday Destination Children’s Program worker, Child Advocate, Nanny, or Respite Provider.

Education Assistant Diploma

The Education Assistant program provides Northern Lights College - Education Assistant Diplomatheory, develops competency in required skills, and promotes professional development towards the training and preparation of an Education Assistant to enhance the child’s involvement in the educational environment. Education Assistants may be employed to provide support to children with varying levels of special needs or they may provide general support to classroom teachers in the delivery of educational programs to a number of children or the entire class.

IELTS Requirement: 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Program Duration: 2 years
Location: Online/ Distributed delivery

Career Prospects
Qualified Education Assistants are employed in public, private and independent schools around the province as a Special Needs Support Worker, Personal Care Attendant, and Playground and/or School Supervision Monitor.

Business Management

Study Post Graduate Business Management diploma (2 years) and Qualify for a 3 year Post-Graduation Work Permit in Canada. 

Applicants must hold a 3 year degree and have an IELTS of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0. 

The Post-Degree Diploma in Business Management functions as a capstone program that augments existing technical skills and education, allowing for advancement into management positions in related technical fields.

Overall, the Post-Degree Diploma in Business Management builds on existing experience and post-secondary education, propelling students into a more advanced study of business management than would be offered in a regular business management diploma. 

Note: Northern Lights College will accept students to the Post Degree Diploma in Business Management-General program who are from a Pharmacy Background.

Career Opportunities

Careers and opportunities in such areas as finance, entrepreneurship, information technology, general management, marketing, and logistics dependent on prior education and experience.

Economic Growth of BC (Source:

As a result of economic growth, employment in British Columbia should grow by an average of 1.8 per cent each year through to 2019, creating a total of 450,000 new jobs.

  •  British Columbia’s labour force currently consists of 2.4 million people.
  •  Retirees will vacate approximately 676,000 additional jobs.
  •  In total, we can expect 1,126,000 job openings over the next decade.
  •  With about 650,000 young people in our education system today, the growth in job openings will probably outpace the graduation rate.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Study Air Craft Maintenance Engineering – Basic Training at Dawson Creek Campus of Northern Lights College

The Dawson Creek Campus is home to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program, which is part of the Trades and Apprenticeship Division.

The City of Dawson Creek, or the Mile Zero City, is the starting point on the world famous Alaska Highway, and is the largest center in the Peace River South region. Dawson Creek has a population of about 12,000, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008.

Program Description 

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers identify problems and repair and overhaul aircraft structural, mechanical and electrical systems. Interpreting technical manuals, drawings and blueprints, and testing aircraft systems require mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, a good understanding of computerized machinery, strong analytically skills, and the ability to read and understand service manuals. An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is responsible for ensuring the airworthiness of an aircraft, whether it is a fixed-wing airplane or a helicopter.

The 15-month Basic Training program is designed to train individuals wanting to work in the aerospace industry.

Clean Energy Studies

Northern Lights College is happy to inform the students on the Clean Energy Program offered by Northern Lights College at Dawson Creek, BC Canada branch. This program is new and Northern Lights College will be welcoming international students to be a part of Clean Energy Program.

Program DescriptionClean Energy Studies at Northern Lights College

The Clean Energy program provides theory and hands-on training related to clean energy technologies. After completing an introduction to electrical concepts, with an emphasis on safety, students gain a basic understanding of energy efficient building site and design, and the following clean energy systems: solar thermal, solar electric, small wind, geothermal, run-of-river, and biomass. Students will also be introduced to LEED, RETScreen, and Microsoft Project planning tools.

This is an introductory, entry-level program that does not generally complete all of the requirements for installer accreditation. However, the program may also be of interest to experienced journeymen who want to enhance their understanding of clean energy systems.

Career Prospects

Graduates may find employment as representatives of wholesale and retail energy system distributors, or as entry-level employees of environ­mental engineering and monitoring companies. It is important to note that program graduates must perform any electrical, plumbing, and geoexchange installation tasks under the supervision of appropriately certified individuals.


  • Location: Dawson Creek Campus
  • Length: 33 weeks
  • Start: September
  • Fees:
Program Full Time Tuition Instruction Related Fees Student Service Fees Program Length Deposit
Clean Energy $ 9,075 $ 1,066 $ 127.28 894 hrs (7 Months) $ 563.64

The invoice below shows cost of Tuition, Students Fees, Medical and Housing for eight months. This invoice does not include the cost of Food, Books, Bedding, Kitchen Utensils, Transportation, Safety Gear, and personal items.

It is important to note that once the program has begun there is no Tuition Fee refund as this is a limited seating program. The deposit to hold the seat in the program is non-refundable, non-deferrable, non-transferable.

It is the student’s responsibility to find employment in his/her chosen field.

Important Notes

The program is affiliated with the Canadian Solar Industries Association, the Canadian Geoexchange Coalition, the Canadian Wind Energy Association, the North American Board of Energy Practitioners, and the Peace Energy Cooperative.

During the course of the program, absences cannot exceed five per cent of total program hours. Students must provide a mathematical set (compass, ruler, protractor etc.), a scientific calculator, and a digital camera (disposables are suitable).

The BC Safety Authority also requires a Class PV Field Safety Representative Exam for residential solar photovoltaic installation. Students should be aware that installer accreditation is a subject of ongoing discussion and review at provincial and national levels. The cost of the exam is $362.88 CDN. (not included above)

The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council.

Students will be required to take the Fall Protection safety course. A hard hat, steel-toed boots, and safety gloves are required for some of the lab work. Because clean energy systems are relatively new, installer accreditation requirements may change in the future.

Students can view a video about the Centre of Excellence in Clean Energy Technology (Energy House) .


  • CLEN 057 Basic Energy Principles
  • CLEN 058 Electrical Safety
  • CLEN 100 Energy Management and Planning
  • CLEN 101 Building Site and Design
  • CLEN 102 Solar Thermal Systems
  • CLEN 103 Solar Electric, Photovoltaic Systems
  • CLEN 104 Geoexchange Systems
  • CLEN 105 Biomass and Run-of-River Energy Systems
  • CLEN 106 Small Wind Installation and Maintenance
  • CLEN 107 Photovoltaic System Sales
  • CLEN 108 Water Recycling, Rainwater Collection and Waste-Heat Recovery
  • CLEN 109 Project Management
  • CLEN 110 Energy and the Environment

Clean Energy Program

Admission Prerequisites

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 or TOEFL 78 IBT
  • Grade 11 Math (with 67% or higher, or 2nd Class/Division or higher)
  • Grade 11 Physics (with 67% or higher, or 2nd Class/Division or higher)
  • Grade 12 completion (with 2nd Class/Division or higher)

Clean Energy Program at Northern Lights College application procedure:

  • Completed application form (form attached)
  • $100CAD application fee payment receipt (banking information attached)
  • High school transcripts
  • Post-Secondary transcripts, if applicable
  • Current IELTS or TOEFL paperwork
  • Photo and address pages of your international passport

Diploma in Social Service Worker

Practical Nursing

Diploma in Criminology

University Transfer Programs.






53 Responses to “Northern Lights College Courses”

  1. sahil kashyap says : Reply

    i had done with 62% with XII-82% and X-76%…..and in ielts exam i have got overall 6 with 6 in listening,speaking,writing and reading 5.5… please can you tell me am i eligible for northern lights college and if eligible please tell me further courses relating to post graduation…….thank you

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      As per your academic qualification and IELTS score you can apply for post graduate diploma programs in Canadian Colleges, the IELTS requirement is overall 6.5 with no band less than 6. Do re appear for IELTS and mail us your complete education documents on, so we can assist you in further process of application and admission.

  2. Niranjan says : Reply

    I would like to know whether I will be eligible for the Post graduate diploma course in Business Management. My age is 33 now. So, I’m not sure whether it would be possible to get admission now in any colleges in Canada or in Northern Lights college.
    Also I have only second class degree in BE Computer Science, that is 59% passed out in 2006 (So it will be 2001 – 2006, 5 years instead of 4 years due to arrears). My higher secondary mark is 66% and my X matriculation mark is 75%.
    Thanks and regards.

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      The requirement to apply for post graduate diploma programs in Canada are as follows:-
      1.Minimum 50% marks in Bachelors.
      2.IELTS Score should be 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
      3.Education Gap should not be more than 5 years.
      Since, you have completed your in 2006, the education gap is more than 5 years, you cannot apply for Canada but can look for options in U.K.

  3. deep says : Reply

    hai,am deepak and i have completed bachleor of dental surgery in india.Now am planning to do Post degree diploma in health administration.Can yu please tell me about the job oppurtunities and career aspects of this course in Canada.

  4. geetika says : Reply

    Hello,i have done 10th grade with 80%,and 12th grade with 82%.
    I have done graduation in B.C.A with 61%.
    My overall score in ielts 6 bands,listening-6,writing-6,speaking 6.5,reading-5.5
    Now i want to apply for canada..
    Plz suggest me college and which intake? so that i can get job opportunity with good wages

  5. simrandeep says : Reply

    i have completed my bsc nursing in india with 65 % and i cleared ielts with 6 band no less than 5.5. i want to do postgraduate diploma. can you suggest me any diploma for me

  6. swaraj says : Reply

    hello sir . I have done 3year Polytechnic dip. in Electrical Engineer with 72% in 2008 after senior secondary with 68% and 10th 50% and I have 7year exp. in Energy Sector (solar,hydro,thermal and etc. GT ielts 6.5 band could you tell me , am I eligible for Clean Energy Studies programme ??

  7. inna sharma says : Reply

    i got 59% overall in commerce this year i’m luking forward for my further study in canada ..can i get seat in northern light college ? i,m doing ielts also

  8. kunal says : Reply

    hello… i am kunal puri from india. recently i completed my schooling +2 in arts stream in year 2015…!!
    now i wish to do social service work diploma in canada can u please guide me about the process and the requirements for this course!!

  9. vinay kumar says : Reply

    fanshawe college is costly please suggest me some affordable pg mechanical college under spp in british Columbia.

  10. vinay kumar says : Reply

    is pg diploma in mechanical exist in northern light college dawson creek??

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      PG Diploma in Mechanical is not available in Northern Lights College however it is available in Fanshawe College.

  11. Jibin says : Reply

    Is there any 2 yr Post Graduate Diploma courses in Mechanical Engineering in this college?

  12. ankit patel says : Reply

    l-6 r-5.5 w-6 s-5.5
    diploma 7.7 cpi
    degree 7.34 cgpa mechanical engg
    can i apply for pg or advance diploma? which is best?

  13. Vijay says : Reply

    I have completed my BE in Electronics Engg. with 63%. I am planing for Business Management– Post Degree Diploma, Information Technology Specialization from Northern Lights College. So I would like to know what are the job prospects after completing the course and can I get admission in this college. I would also like to know the part time job opportunities and accommodation facilities. I am taking my IELTS exam in the month of MAY.

  14. Kunal says : Reply

    I had 7.8 cgpa in 10th, 72.4% in 12th and I am currently doing bba (bachelor of business administration). I am in my 2nd year, can I apply for pg diploma after my 2nd year or not , I also want to do mba after my diploma from Canada pls suggest will 2 years of bba and 2 years of pg diploma will make 4 years of education as required by most mba colleges in canda

  15. parth pansuriya says : Reply

    sir can you tell me in Canada which course is demanded for mechanical industry .so I can apply for that.

  16. Mayur Joshi says : Reply

    I want to know that if i do a two year diploma after my 12th grade and then work for minimum one year,can i get my PR after this process?

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      You can apply for extension for upto 3 years after completing 2 year diploma. During the 3-year extension, you can then start the process to apply for PR.

  17. ramneek says : Reply

    I have completed my btech in computer science Btech- 81.12% 12th- 76% 10th- 80%, i want to do post graduation in canada, I want to know the courses i can opt as post gradutation in related field?(2 year post graduation courses or atleast 18 months) or if can i opt for HRM or Project management? If yes which one will be better?

  18. sharndeep basra says : Reply

    i m scoring 70 percent in 10th
    72 in 12th
    68 percent in ilets overall score is 6.with l-7,r 6.5 w 5.5 s 5.5 .nw i want to apply for canada…..pls suggestme….for which intake.and which clg….my prefercence is to Tronto, Surrey.

  19. yemi says : Reply

    Hello, I am interested in applying for a postgraduate diploma program in Canada. My preferred program will have to be computing/IT oriented . suggestion needed and possibly links . Thanks

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      Colleges like Lambton, George Brown, Seneca, Durham offer PG diploma in information technology. Please refer to college weblinks for more information on programme of your choice.

  20. irfan says : Reply

    hi,I would like to know the details regarding llm or pg diploma in law (any) in canada my percentages are 69 in 10th,60 in 12th,68 in degree and I’m presently in llb final year….anyinformation regarding the admission requirements would be helpful…
    thank you..

  21. manjeet kaur says : Reply

    i m scoring 52.4percent in 10,70 in 12,72.3 percent in bca and 70 in mba in finance and ilets overall score is 6.with l-6.5,s-6,r &w-5.5.
    nw i want to apply for canada…..pls suggest me….for which intake.and which clg….my prefercence is to quebec and alberta

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      You can apply for MBA progreamme that is offered by University of Alberta, Concordia University. Since you already hold MBA degree, any other course you apply for than Master programme will reduce your chances of visa approval considerably. You will need to take GMAT as many universities will require GMAT score. Next MBA Intake will be Spet 15.

  22. Sandeep Singh says : Reply

    i compleated ECE with 7.85 CGPA and my score is 6 overall with 5.5 from speaking and reading. am i eligible for PG diploma in this college??

  23. sanjana says : Reply

    i got admission in northern lights college dawson creek campus for jan intake2015.. i want to know about part time jobs for student.. getting part time jobs is easy in that place? please tell me the details..

  24. ANN YOHANNAN says : Reply


    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      What course are you looking at applying for? Have you taken IELTS test?
      There are few colleges will possibly be able to accept your application for Jan intake.

  25. veer says : Reply

    i’m interested for post degree diploma in business management.
    so please tell me what will be the college fees for as international student.
    and also tell me about the job availability for the students.

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      Colleges like Selkirk, Niagara etc offer PG Diploma in Business Management. Tuition fees are min CAD $10,000 and higher.
      As with jobs, no college will guarantee jobs.
      You can send us your profile to “” to discuss your case in detail.

  26. Anil Kumar says : Reply

    I am interested in studying clean energy and want to apply for Fall-2015, can you please tell more Clean Energy Program. Like how to apply for this program.

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      We would like to see your detailed profile so email your profile at “” so we can discuss your case further.
      Course starts in September 2015.
      IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 or TOEFL 78 IBT
      Grade 12 completion (with 2nd Class/Division or higher)

  27. mosun ojo says : Reply

    I want to know about post graduate diploma in business managment from nothern lights college the requirements tuition and other expenses and part time job opportunities

  28. Shakil Ahmed Choudhury says : Reply

    Would like to know after 2 years of diploma course will i get a work visa for 2 years

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      As per the present rules, a two year diploma program will get 3 years post education work permit.

  29. jobin johnson says : Reply

    i am a indian student i just completed with computer and i like to do Post Degree Diploma Program in Business Management there but i have a doubt is it a PG course?
    how is the fee structure for coming admission?
    please give me a guidance

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