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University College of the North

Why Choose UCN
When determining where you want to study, it’s important to think about what it is you expect out of your education. Then select the university college, college or university that best meets your needs. Do you want to be able to find an exciting job after graduation? Do you have a career in mind? How about earning a large salary? Or maybe you just want to be able to study close to home. These are only some of the criteria you consider when choosing a path of study and the school where you want to learn. UCN is a unique post-secondary institution, with many great things going for us. Here are just a few:

So many of our programs provide you with unique practical training opportunities, whether you are conducting field studies in the Natural Resources Management Technology winter or fall camps, working in a child daycare setting as an Early Childhood Education student, or in Automotive Technician diagnosing and addressing issues with a client’s vehicle.

Latest Technology
UCN students have access to state-of-the-art technology in our labs, libraries, classrooms and fitness facilities. As UCN continues to expand, those learning opportunities grow exponentially. Use the latest and greatest technology available to professionals, such as the computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine in Carpentry. Ours is the only dental assisting program in Manitoba that uses both DENTRIX and DEXIS digital imaging technologies.

Real-Life Experience
The Bachelor of Education students at UCN train as teachers during Into the Wild, our summer day camp for kids. Electrical and Law Enforcement students benefit from the real-life conditions of the training house at The Pas campus – one of only a few such facilities in Canada. Electrical students learn to wire a home there, and the
Law Enforcement class practices how to safely approach
a residence during a high-risk situation. Dental Assisting students get real-world experience treating community members attending the UCN dental clinic.

You can earn a degree, diploma or certificate from one of our many academic programs. And if your career goals change and you want to transition from a certificate program to a diploma program, or diploma to degree,
we can help you. And UCN offers programs shared with other institutions, such as the popular Joint Baccalaureate Nursing program. It’s offered in partnership with the University of Manitoba. What’s more, our two campuses and 12 regional centres give you more chances to study close to home.

Personal Touch
We have small class sizes at UCN so that you can enjoy personal interaction with your instructors and classmates. They lead to better classroom discussions, to help you get the most out of your education. We get to know you,
and you get to know us. Thanks to the positive experience that they had here as students, many UCN graduates come back to UCN to work as instructors or staff members. So when you attend UCN, you’re among
people who know what it’s like to be where you are.

Useful Resources
Our many student services welcome you into the UCN community. Each campus has a residence, food services, counsellors, an Aboriginal centre, and computer labs. And buy cool clothing, unique gift items, school supplies and textbooks in the bookstore located at each campus.