University description (as per official university website)
Why Choose Northern?
Location! Location! Location! Four campuses in Northeastern Ontario:
The cost of living is lower than in large cities
People make friends easily
Communities are safe and clean
Education experiences and lifestyle are unique
Nature is on your doorstep
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Northern offers services geared to the mature student such as peer tutoring, academic upgrading, and special needs accomodations. We also offer a wide range of scholarhips and bursaries for returning learners.
Northern College is the smallest community college in Ontario:
Faculty and staff know you by name
You get faster service and personal attention
You have easy access to services, labs, facilities, computers, etc.
Faculty have excellent relationships with employers and networks of contacts that can help you land a job in your chosen field
Northern offers the opportunity to obtain double diplomas in a number of program areas, greatly increasing job prospects.
Small in size but big on program selection and quality:
over 75 full-time and part-time certificate, diploma, and apprenticeship programs
courses and programs also offered through distance education (correspondence, Contact North/Contact Nord, and ontariolearn with over 800 web-based courses)
innovative programs that are well respected across Canada and around the world in the areas of Trades and Technology, Health Sciences (human and animal), Human Services and Mining.
many accredited programs and courses recognized by their related professional associations
many programs with added industry certification built-in
double and multi-diploma options
many transfer agreements with other colleges and universities
Northern's student retention rate is higher than the provincial norm.
Northern's focus has never been on competition with other post-secondary institutions. Our goal is to provide a solid, quality education to all of our students regardless of their age, background, education and career goals. By focusing on the students, we don't need to worry what other "bigger" colleges are doing.
Vision and Mission
Success for our northern communities through learning and partnerships.
To work with all of our communities to ensure quality, accessible education through innovative programs, services and partnerships.
Your college. Your community.
Guiding Principles of the Northern Educational Experience
Learning for success.
Career opportunities through innovative education and transferable skills.
Practical, hands-on experiences.
Value for your investment.
Support for lifelong learning.
A healthy, adaptive and progressive organizational culture.
At Northern College we:
Are open, consultative and accountable.
Act with personal responsibility and integrity.
Pursue collaborative partnerships and entrepreneurial opportunities to better serve all of our communities.
Foster and encourage a safe, caring and respectful organizational culture.
Support, nurture and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of learners and employees.
Respond to the choices and directions of Aboriginal peoples.
Establish an organizational culture that reflects the diversity of our communities.
Engage in applied research in the pursuit of northern development and continuous improvement.
Connect our learners and communities through the innovative application of technology.