Established in 1977, North Lake College is a Dallas Community College District Community College, located in Las Colinas, Irving, Texas. With around 8,000 enrolled credit students and 4,000 continuing education students, this lively campus has grown considerably since it first opened its doors. The campus sits on 276 acres along N. MacArthur Boulevard. Campus features include a performance hall, college library, gymnasium, an Olympic-sized covered natatorium, three satellite campuses, and a 10,000 square foot workforce development center. Campuses include the North Campus for freshman and sophomore academic transfer courses, the West Campus on the grounds of the DFW International Airport in a joint educational enterprise with NLC and the Construction Education Foundation, and the South Campus where students pursue two-year associate degrees, certificates, GEDs, and career and cultural activities and programs.
Students at North Lake College may elect form 24 degrees, and 50 certificates in career educational programs. North Lake College students may be awarded associate in arts, associate in sciences and associate in applied sciences degrees. Students may elect to study in one of the teaching and learning centers areas of specialization, including business & information technology, construction technology, liberal arts, math sciences & sport sciences, nursing, and visual & performing arts. Additionally, North Lake offers students a core curriculum of courses which are guaranteed transfer acceptance by all public colleges and universities in the state of Texas. Exciting degree and certificate granting programs include logistics technology, real estate, computer science, video game development, hospitality management, construction management and technology, plumbing and pipefitting, electrical technology, foreign languages, teacher preparation, social sciences, natural sciences, nursing, physical education, nursing, computer graphics, and journalism. North Lake College offers busy students a range of study options, not only regularly scheduled classroom courses.
Students may elect to participate in distance learning, where television, computer, telephone, and internet technology is used by students and instructors. Some courses may include a minor amount of on-campus instruction. Field studies students have the opportunity to travel in learn in places like Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Hawaii as they participate in real life experiential programs. NLC Learning Communities give students the chance to form life connections between subjects in a collaborative classroom environment, and offer course titles like ancient voices, exploring new frontiers in modern American history and literature, the psychology of politics and how to make your life a good read.
North Lake College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.