Distance Learning

Distance Learning with Northern College means that you can learn from where you are today and develop the skills for where you want to be tomorrow with flexible options to meet your needs. Northern College offers courses in a range of certificate and diploma programs which are available online and by correspondence.

With our web based courses you could find yourself attending “live lectures” in an online environment which occur at a specific hour with Adobe Connect and Blackboard Collaborate/Ultra. These courses are delivered to anywhere that you have access to the internet and require you and the instructors to be online at the same time. Blackboard Learn, Desire 2 Learn, and Moodle courses are completed in a self-guided environment with due dates for assignments and tests. You’ll have access to a facilitator who assists with any questions you might have, and they’ll provide feedback on the assessments you complete.

Correspondence courses enable students to be able to take a course on a flexible basis. These courses are paper-based, and students have approximately 16 weeks to complete the course. You’ll be working from learning materials, as well as some required books if applicable, which are mailed to your location. Please contact nixonm@northern.on.ca for correspondence course options.

Northern College’s Distance Learning programs and courses provide you with the opportunity to learn in a more flexible environment than the traditional classroom attendance. Courses are available online, as well as some paper-based correspondence options.

Contact North|Contact Nord allows you to study independently from home or at one of more than 94 Contact North|Contact Nord sites located conveniently throughout Ontario, including Northern College campuses. They deliver their courses either synchronously (set- time) or asynchronously (on your time) through Adobe Connect or Blackboard Collaborate. Additional student resources.

OntarioLearn is a network of community Colleges that develops and delivers hundreds of web-based certificate and diploma courses and programs. They offer online courses in a synchronous (set- time) delivery. Use the course obtained through OntarioLearn towards Northern College Certificates and Diplomas. Courses delivered through OntarioLearn may be delivered using Blackboard, Moodle, D2L, or other Course Management Systems (CMS).

How Do I Register?

Northern College or Contact North: visit Ontario Colleges to browse our options and create an account to apply for programs. Please also see list in side bar for program details. To apply for individual courses please contact Distance Learning at distance-ed@northern.on.ca or 705-567-9291.

Ontario Learn: review your Northern College options with Ontario Learn and then contact the college directly with the course code to register at ontariolearn@northern.on.ca or call 705-235-5366.

Northern College Ontario Learn Website

We have dedicated staff to help you navigate your Distance Learning options, as well as, provide support and information that you need to stay connected and successful while studying.

Law Clerk, Mineral Exploration Techniques & Mining Engineering Technician
Eliisa Ollila, Distance Learning Officer | Tel: 705-567-9291 ext. 3671 | ollilae@northern.on.ca

Social Service Worker, Early Childhood Education & Business Programs
Joy Gibson, Distance Learning Learn Clerk | Tel: 705-567-9291 ext. 3670 | gibsonj@northern.on.ca

OntarioLearn Courses and Programs & Northern College Correspondence Courses
ontariolearn@northern.on.ca or nixonm@northern.on.ca

For general inquiries contact: distance-ed@northern.on.ca