Mature Learners

Viewbook 2016Going back to school later in life can be a challenge. You want to be sure that your college of choice offers a high-quality education that will lead to real career opportunities, in a format that’s flexible enough to fit into your already busy schedule.

Northern College offers over 75 full- and part-time programs at the post-secondary, graduate certificate, apprenticeship and preparatory levels. We have a substantial selection of courses and programs available in online and distance learning formats, allowing you to earn your education when and where it works best for you.

Whether you have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) or not, we offer free Academic Upgrading and Literacy and Basic Skills programming that can help you earn the prerequisites you need to start your program of choice.

You can feel good knowing that your Northern College education is preparing you for a bright future. All of our programs are developed in collaboration with industry partners who sit on our Program Advisory Committees. These partners ensure that our curriculum is tailored to needs of local industry, so that our graduates are well-equipped for the job markets of today and tomorrow.

Our campuses are friendly, tightly-knit communities where your peers and professors will get to know you by name, and genuinely care about your success. Our small class sizes mean that your professors will get to know you personally, and will provide one-on-one assistance tailored to your needs and abilities.

We have a wide range of support services available to all of our students, including Second Career specialists, Accessibility Services, Advising, First Year Experience, Financial Aid and Student Services. Our support staff provide the same personalized attention that you’ll find in the classroom. Why not see for yourself if Northern College is right for you?


Important Dates
June 15 – a deposit of $500 (non-refundable) is due to reserve your seat in the program
September 4 – full tuition or Fall semester fess including ancillary fees are due
September 5 – a late fee of $150 will be applied if fall semester fees are not paid in full
January 6 – winter semester fees are due
January 7 – a late fee of $150 will be applied if winter semester fees are not paid in full

Resources for Mature Learners
Program Listing
Academic Upgrading
Second Career