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Northern College (Ontario)

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Northern College is a college of applied arts and technology in Northern Ontario. The College's catchment area extends across 58,000 square miles or 150,200 square kilometres. More than 65 communities within Northeastern Ontario are served by four campuses located in Timmins (Porcupine), Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, and Haileybury. Annual enrolment is approximately 1,500 full-time students. Annual part-time and continuing education enrolment exceeds 11,000 students. Northern College is also home to the Haileybury School of Mines.

History

Northern College was established during the formation of Ontario’s college system in 1967. Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology were established on May 21, 1965. It is an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology. The school was founded in 1967 as part of a provincial initiative to create many such institutions to provide career-oriented diploma and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities.

The first campus was built in Kirkland Lake, followed by Porcupine, Haileybury, and Moosonee. The Northern College Tartan associated with the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, was designed by Sylvia Martin.