The District of Chetwynd is located in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, approximately an hour west of Dawson Creek, and three hours north of Prince George. Chetwynd has a population of 3,100 and serves a drawing area of about 7,000 residents.
Chetwynd came into existence during construction through the Rocky Mountains in the 1950s, and was used as a shipping point during the construction of hydroelectric dams in the 1960s and 1970s. Once known as Little Prairie, the community adopted its current Name: in honour of provincial politician Ralph L.T. Chetwynd in 1962.
NLC’s Chetwynd Campus supports full- and part-time students in programs such as Career and College Preparation, University Arts and Sciences, Trades and Apprenticeship, and Workforce Training/Continuing Education.
Many of these programs have been designed for the regional job market or to provide residents with the foundation they need to continue their post-secondary education.
The Chetwynd Campus features a dedicated group of staff members, committed to helping learners achieve their goals. Opportunities exist for in-class learning in a number of areas, as well as distance education for access to programs offered at other locations.
Campus services available to students include Aboriginal Advisor services, bookstore, day care, computer/Internet access, financial aid, and recruiting. Library services are available through the Dawson Creek Campus library.