Northern College - Timmins

4715 Highway 101 East, South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada | Public University | Established 1967

About us

Northern College is a public college with nearly 1,500 full-time students enrolled. The Centre of Excellence for Trades and Technology at the Timmins Campus opened September 2010 and offers cutting-edge programming in trades and engineering technology. Rooted in the heart of the Porcupine Goldfields, the Timmins Campus offers various programs in the fields of Business and Office Administration, Community Services, Engineering Technology and Trades, Health Sciences and Emergency Services. Each program stream offers students access to uniquely specialized learning facilities that integrate learning theory into practice. Home to Northern Training Division common core and upgrading programming.

With over 75 full-time, part-time, certificate, diploma, and apprenticeship programs and hundreds of in-class, web-based, and correspondence courses, students are sure to find exactly what they are looking for. Northern College also provides post-secondary and career-entrance preparation programs and academic upgrading to help students get where they want to go.

Why Northern College

Quality: At Northern College, they understand that students are in the midst of making serious choices in their life. The focus that students place on this moment will change their life and shape their future. They know that Northern College is only one of dozens of post-secondary institutions that have caught a student's eye and they want students to know, that they care as much about them as a student does about this moment in their life. At Northern they take pride in providing the highest quality education in a tight knit environment that promotes success through support. This mantra and focus on student centric, experiential learning has lead graduates to an impressive 85 per cent employment rate after graduation.

Location: Timmins is the ultimate fusion of the urban and the rural. On the one hand, it’s big enough to provide all of the amenities and services expected of a larger city, while on the other, it’s small enough to ensure that one is never far from the outstanding landscape northern Ontario is known for. If a students is the type of person that likes to hunt, fish or camp, they'll find plenty of space to do the things they love. Come winter time, students will find fantastic opportunities for snowmobiling, ice fishing and both cross-country and downhill skiing. But what if they're the type that would rather go to an art show, concert or the symphony? Well, students will find those things in Timmins too. Why choose between cosmopolitan luxuries and superior outdoor activities? In Timmins one can have both! With a population of just over 43,000, Timmins is a thriving city where students will find an assortment of athletic facilities, a multiplex cinema, lively nightlife and cuisine from around the world. Timmins is also the home of a first-rate museum and the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous local artists and art communities of all shapes and sizes. If shopping is their thing, students will find plenty of merchants, from rustic and boutique shops to big box stores. Annual activities like Summerfest, Winter Carnival, The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival and the downtown core’s Urban Park showcase Timmins’ strong sense of community, and are great opportunities to engage in the rich local culture. Want a taste of the local music scene, check out the city’s annual Summer Concert Series held at Hollinger Park. If all of this is starting to sound too big-city, don’t worry. Timmins is spacious enough that one won’t have to deal with metropolitan problems like traffic jams or line-ups at their favorite hang-out spots. If students crave an environment where they can enjoy the benefits of both small-town living and big-city excitement, they’ll find Timmins a perfect fit.


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