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Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
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Tuition: $3,200  Students: 2,000
Address
P.O. Box 3211
Timmins, ON      P4N 8R6
(705) 235-3211

Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology


The Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967 as a non-denominational community college in Northern Ontario. It has an annual enrollment of an estimated 2,000 full-time students, and an annual part-time and continuing education enrollment that exceeds 7,000 students. Its mission is to give students quality and accessible experiences that meet the unique needs of their communities, and provide good education to all students regardless of their background age, and education. ... continued below

About Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College has four campuses: Porcupine Campus (Hwy 101 E. South Porcupine), Kirkland Lake Campus (140 Government Rd E Kirkland Lake), Hailybury Campus (640 Latchford St Box 2060 Haileybury ON), and the Moosonee Campus (First Ave Box 130 Moosonee). Some of its facilities include: bookstores, day care centres, cafeterias, lockers, parking, and residences. First year students are urged to live in their housing accommodations at Kirkland Lake (which can accommodate 30 students), and Porcupine (which has 120 rooms).

Student Services and Student Life

Northern College offers the following services to its students: Online Housing List, Graduate Placements, Centre for Students with disabilities, Library Resource Centres, Student Success Centres, Job Connect, Facilities, Aboriginal Services, Student Health Insurance Information & Forms, and Coping With Exam Stress.

The Northern College Student Association (NCSA) is a student-driven organization that seeks to make various social activities and events that bring individual students and groups together. It is a non-profit organization that gives fee-paying students the right to vote in the election for the Executive Board. Some of its services include: Health and Dental Plan, Off-Campus Housing, Club and Committees (Archery, Photography, and Greener Campus Committee Clubs), and Veterinary Sciences Student Packages.

Academic Programs

Northern’s full-time programs have a broad range of programs that will challenge students and prepare them for their chosen career. Some of the full-time programs that the College offers are: Academic and Career Entrance(ACE) Program, Academic and Career Entrance(ACE) Program - Computers, Business Administration – Accounting, Business Administration – Information Systems, Business Administration - Human Resource Management, Business Marketing, Business Management, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology – Science, Computer Programmer, Construction Engineering Technician – Building Management, Early Childhood Education, Apprenticeship Educational Assistant, Electrical Engineering Technology, Graphic Design – Electronic Design and Publishing, Human Resource Management, Management and Business, Microcomputer Support Services, Office Administration – General, Paramedic, Practical Nursing, Public Administration, and Social Service Worker.

Off-Campus Living

The College offers students a list of possible residential accommodations in their Northern College Housing list. Students can choose from many campuses and their nearby neighbourhoods for alternatives that match their needs and preferences.

Timmins Information

Timmins, with a population of 42,997 is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. The city's economy is now booming thanks to high base-metal and gold prices. Timmins' secondary industries include: forestry, tourism, recreation, health care, education, commercial and industrial commerce, culture and telecommunications. The community has been undergoing a moderate boom in gold mining, with several new underground mining operations opening up and a large scale surface mining reclamation project currently underway in the east end and another in a more centralized location in the planning stage by GoldCorp Inc.

Some of the main tourist attractions within the city include: the Shania Twain Centre, Timmins Under ground Gold Mine Tour, The Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre, Cedar Meadows Wilderness Tours, Kamiskotia Snow Resort, Porcupine Ski Runners Cross-Country Trails and Chalet, Hollinger Golf Club, Spruce Needles Golf Club, the Sandy Falls Golf Club, the McIntyre Community Building and the Timmins Snowmobile Club. Snowmobiling impacts the Timmins economy as tourists from all over North America travel north to explore area trails.

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