Northern Lights College is kicking off the new school year with a week of orientation activities.
Starting at Tuesday’s Student Services Fair, new and returning students are encouraged to attend from 8:30am to 1pm to get information about the school and meet teachers and faculty from their programs.
Come Friday, students can relax at a fair and BBQ.
Brad Lyon, Communications Director for the college, says he understands the first week of school can be daunting.
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Many Northern Lights courses are full with waiting lists, like Power Engineering, but some still have availabilities.
There is still room in some Arts & Science courses, including Creative Writing and French.
After taking the past year to revamp the program, the Alaska Highway Consortium on Teacher Education will begin accepting students again in September 2012.
For now, students can enrol in prerequisite courses to prepare for the program.
This fall the campus in Fort St. John is looking forward to the opening of its new Aboriginal gathering space on October 27.
The space will include art work from aboriginal artists around the province, specifically from the north and will act as a common space for all students.
Lyon is also looking forward to this fall’s installation of a new drilling rig.
The triple cantilever full size drilling rig will be used as a simulated well-site facility for training students.
Classes at NLC are back in session Tuesday the 6th.