On behalf of our College community, I thank you for your interest in Aurora College and encourage you to explore our new website and learn more about what we have to offer.

For more than 50 years, Aurora College has provided quality education and research opportunities for the residents of the Northwest Territories and beyond from our three campuses and 21 community learning centres. 

Our mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

With support and guidance from faculty and staff, students can pursue trades, certificates, diplomas and degrees. Aurora College also provides extensive basic skills training, upgrading and innovative student support services including, counselling, certificate and degree planning, transfer assistance and tutoring.

Regardless of where you are in your educational journey, there is a place for you at Aurora College, where you will find a team committed to your success. Our ultimate goal is to help students meet their educational goals and begin the next phase of their lives. We encourage and challenge our students to be engaged learners and to be well prepared for the world of work. 

Our College is committed to excellence and a culture of continuous improvement. To that end we are transforming into a polytechnic university to provide even more opportunities for Northerners with the same core values – we are learning-centred and will meet students where they are in their educational journey and support their success.  The transformation will take several years and in the meantime, we continue to offer a full range of part-time and full-time quality programs.

I am honoured to be a part of the Aurora College community who is ready to help you reach your goals.

Dr. Glenda VardyDell