IT Resources and Services

Bring Your Own Device Programs

Northern College requires all students to have and use their own laptop computer. Course materials are posted online and many courses use online tests, or require students to submit their assignments online through the College’s Learning Management System. The College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is mandatory for all students.

Student Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy #IT-2
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Information Technology & Network Terms Of Use Policy #IT-3
Information Technology & Network Terms of Use Procedure #IT-3 PR-1

Device Requirements for All Programs

All Programs – Except Engineering Programs

  • Intel I5 or equivalent processor
  • Minimum 4GB of RAM
  • Minimum 256 GB HD
  • Minimum of 2 full size USB ports
  • Wireless 802.11ac dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • Built-in webcam and microphone
  • Windows 10

Optional but recommended

  • 2 year warranty
  • 4-6 hours of battery life

Device Requirements for Engineering Programs
• Intel I7 or equivalent processor
• Minimum 8GB of RAM (12-16 GB recommended)
• Minimum 512 GB HD
• Minimum of 2 full size USB3 ports
• HDMI port
• Wireless 802.11ac dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz
• Built-in webcam and microphone
• Windows 10

Optional but recommended
• 2 year warranty
• 4-6 hours of battery life

IT Support

Need help connecting to the College Network, Citrix, Blackboard or Email? Please send an email to StudentITHelp@northern.on.ca or call 1-866-999-0799.

Please note that normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. All emails received outside of these hours will be responded to within a 24 hour period when possible.

Outdoor Wireless Access

Northern College provides secure wireless access that extends to several outdoor locations at each campus. Click on your campus link to view or download a map showing where the best wireless connectivity can be found.

Haileybury Campus
Kirkland Lake Campus
Moosonee Campus
Timmins Campus