University description (as per official university website)
The City of Dawson Creek, or the Mile Zero City, is the starting point on the world famous Alaska Highway, and is the largest centre in the Peace River South region. Dawson Creek has a population of about 12,000, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008.
The City recently opened the new South Peace Community Multiplex, and has become well known provincially and nationally for its environmental awareness, receiving several awards for innovation and best practices in the areas of sustainability and innovation.
The Dawson Creek Campus was the original location for NLC, having originally housed the B.C. Vocational School from 1966-1975. NLC was created in 1975 by a provincial government Order-in-Council.
The Dawson Creek Campus is home to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program, which is part of the Trades and Apprenticeship Division.
A number of trades and apprenticeship programs are available at the Dawson Creek Campus, with some programs also offered at the College’s South Peace Campus, which opened in February 2008. Trades and Apprenticeship programs offered in Dawson Creek include: Automotive Service Technician, Carpentry/Residential Construction, Heavy Duty Technician, Esthetics and Nail Care Technology, Hairstylist/ Cosmetology, Millwright, Plumbing, and Welding.
University Arts and Sciences courses are available leading to a Pre-Professional Certificate, an Associate of Arts Degree, or further post-secondary studies. Delivery models include in-class sessions, as well as videoconference.
Vocational programs include: Teacher Education, Visual and Graphic Communication Arts, Licensed Practical Nursing, Home Support and Resident Care Attendant, Heavy Equipment Operator, and Applied Business Technology.
The Career and College Preparation department helps students upgrade toward an academic or vocational program or complete grade 12 diploma requirements. Literacy, Job Education and Training and Workplace Essential Skills programs are available.
A wide array of Workforce Training/ Continuing Education courses are offered for short term study, upgrading and certification.
The Dawson Creek Campus includes Aboriginal Education services, recruiting, on-site student residence, library, gymnasium, daycare facility, bookstore, financial aid, and access to city transit.
As well, NLC’s Regional Administration is located at the Dawson Creek Campus.