Learn Online

Stay home. Stay connected. Keep learning.

As leaders in online learning, we have expert instructors, engaging learning communities, and courses created to help you succeed online.

Learning online offers all the benefits of in-person learning with the convenience to study in a way that suits your schedule and your life.

Our online students earn a career-focused education—built on real-world experiences—with the same quality instruction, learning opportunities and services as they would get on campus, all with the flexibility of a virtual classroom.

  • Your life. Your schedule.

    We offer two ways to learn online:

    Real-time: learning with your instructor and classmates at a scheduled time.

    Anytime: learning at a time you choose.

  • Choices. Lots of choices.

    NorQuest College offers 18 programs and almost 400 courses online. No matter your interest, we have an online course for you.

  • Backed by Experience

    Our online programs have award-winning, experienced instructors with decades of experience in online learning. More importantly, they care about you and your success.

  • Leaders in workforce training

    Learn career-focused, in-demand skills from instructors who are experts in their fields with years of real-world experience in the areas they teach.

  • Recognized programs

    All our online programs are provincially approved and accredited, assuring NorQuest College is a name that employers recognize and trust as a reputable institution.

  • Real people. Real support.

    Online students receive academic advising, tutoring, and financial aid assistance – all available online or by phone. More than 15 services are available online to help you succeed.

Online programs

We offer a variety of online programs and courses to help you succeed.

Academic Upgrading

Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for LPNs

Advanced Foot Care

Foundations for Learning

Health Care Aide

Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant

LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Practical Nurse

Teaching English as a Second Language

Therapeutic Recreation

The online Medical Office Assistant program was a great first step in my post-secondary education. I found it very convenient to be able to work from home at my own pace, while still having the structure and deadlines of an in-person course. The teachers were very helpful and always responded to any questions I had in a timely manner.

I liked that the program was fast-paced without being too stressful. I would recommend this program to any individual looking to start out in the medical field.

Paige Tetzlaff,
Medical Office Assistant graduate

The Medical Office Assistant program at NorQuest was a great experience. I was nervous at first because I was taking it online, but it turned out to be really convenient and it was an amazing learning experience. I had no problems with any of the exams because everything was so detailed, and I learned as much as I would have if I was in class. Whenever I had any questions my instructors got back to me within a few hours, even on weekends.

Logan Williams,
Medical Office Assistant graduate

Frequently asked questions

If you've never taken an online class, you likely have questions.

Which online option is most similar to in-person learning?

Real-time learning is the closest option to in-person learning. The only difference is you are learning online versus coming to campus for class. In real-time, you can see your instructor and classmates, ask questions, and actively participate in the class, just like you could in an in-person class.

Can anyone take an online course?

Online courses are designed for students who desire flexibility and convenience in their studies. All online courses are fully accredited and are considered equivalent to on-campus courses. Anyone who is eligible to take an on-campus course can register in an online course.

I don’t have a computer at home. Can I still take an online course?

Yes, as long as you have access to a computer that is connected to the Internet. Some students use computers where they work or attend school.

I have more questions. Who can I talk to?

You can contact a student recruiter by email: student.recruiter@norquest.ca or phone: 780.644.5927. The Student Recruitment office is open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST, Monday through Friday. We are here to help you!

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