Aurora College


Aurora College is focused on Student Success and is committed to demonstrating leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to the Northern land, tradition, community and people. Aurora College offers exciting career opportunities in the fields of Nursing and Health Care, Environment and Natural Resources, Business Administration, trades and industrial training, just to name a few. We continue to work very closely with Northern industries, to develop skilled professionals and we offer apprenticeship and trades training programs that will lead to employment in the fields of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, housing maintenance, heavy equipment, and mining.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1968
Total Number of Staff 252
Number of Academic Staff 139
Number of Students 2000
Focus Areas

School of Arts & Sciences
•Environment and Natural Resources Technology Diploma
•Environmental Monitoring

 School of Business and Leadership

•Aviation Business Diploms
•Business Administration Certificate and Diploma
•Office Administration Certificate and Diploma

 School of Education
•Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

•Certificate in Adult Education

School of Health and Human Services
•Bachelor of Science in nursing (affiliated with the University of Victoria)
•Practical Nurse Diploma
•Personal Support Worker Certificate

School of Trades, Apprenticeship and Industrial Training
•Apprenticeship Programs: Carpenter, Electrical, Heavy Equipment Technician, Housing Maintainer, Plumber/Gasfitter, Oil Heat Systems Technician

•Building Trades Helper

•Camp Cook

•Fundamentals of Carpentry 1

•Fundamentals of Electrical 1

•Heavy Equipment Operator

•Observer Communicator Program

•Mining Programs: Intoduction to the Mining Industry, Mineral Processing Operator, Surface Miner Training, Underground Miner Training

University of the Arctic

Continuing Education

Developmental Studies / Adult Literacy and Basic Education