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Aurora College

PO Box 1008, 87 Gwich'in Road, Inuvik NT

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Northwest Student Aid Program
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • The Community Office Procedures Program is delivered, upon request, in various communities off-campus. The program is 140 days long, and offers general office courses and upgrading courses in English and Math.
  • The Business Administration program is intended to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students who want to start in entry level careers in business, government and non-profit organizations. Business courses stress applicability to small businesses in the NWT.  The Business Administration program provides students with an opportunity to acquire either a certificate (one-year) or a diploma (two-year). Business Administration Certificate The Business Administration certificate program consists of 10 courses, representing 30 credit hours. This program provides the skills necessary to function in an entry-level position in business, government or industry. Roles in these areas may include payroll, finance, marketing and operations. Business Administration Diploma The two-year diploma program is available in three streams: ·          General Stream ·          Co-op Stream ·          Community Economic Development (CED) Stream
  • The Office Administration Program is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for administrative careers in business, government and non-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for employment in the unique work environment in the NWT. The Office Administration Program provides students with an opportunity to acquire a Certificate (a one-year program) and a Diploma (a two-year program). Office Administration Certificate Program
    All students accepted into the Office Administration Program must initially be enrolled
    in the Certificate Program. This program takes one year to complete. It consists of 10 courses, each with 45 class hours and worth 3 credits, and a Practicum. The Certificate Program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in an entry level administrative assistant position in business, government or non-profit organizations. This program concentrates on the practical application of computer technology in the contemporary office workplace. Office Administration Diploma Program Upon completing the Certificate Program (including the Practicum), students may enroll in the Diploma Program. This program takes one year to complete. It consists of 10 courses, each with 45 class hours and worth 3 credits. The Diploma Program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in an executive administrative assistant position in business, government or non-profit organizations. As the program emphasizes specialized organizational and technical skills, students will also be able to succeed in administrative positions in the areas of human resources, payroll, and finance.
  • Computers in the Workplace consists of five courses. Students will take Keyboarding 1, Word Processing, and Basic Introduction to Computers. For the additional two courses, students will take the Ready to Work North or the Project course, and Spreadsheets or Office procedures. Students taking the Project course must also take the Spreadsheet course

Education, Teaching Programs

  • Applications for University and College Access Program (UCAP) are being accepted at all campuses. Full program details will be available in the near future.

Aurora – Inuvik Campus

Aurora College serves a population of 41,000 dispersed across 1.3 million square kilometres in 33 communities in the Northwest Territories. A majority of Aurora College students are Aboriginal.  Many of our students are from small, remote communities. Aurora College delivers programs and courses as close to the communities as possible.  This is achieved through a network of three regional campuses as well as Community Learning Centres in most of our communities. We offer a broad range of programming, from Developmental Studies to certificate, diploma and degree programs. Our programs and services give our students the vocational and professional skills, communication skills and life skills needed for success in their chosen careers.

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.