Aurora College offers a variety of certificate, diploma, trades, and university transfer programs in areas such as office administration, business administration, health and human services, nursing, social work, teacher education, environment and natural resources technology, apprenticeship trades, and underground miner training. The right to deliver university-level programs and grant prescribed university degrees and applied bachelor's degrees has been accorded to public colleges in Northwest Territories through legislation. However, all degree programs delivered in Northwest Territories are currently offered through partnerships with educational institutions in other Canadian jurisdictions.
Programs vary in length from eight weeks (apprenticeship programs) to four years, but, generally speaking, certificate and university transfer programs involve one year of full-time studies, and most diploma programs, two years. The college delivers a four-year University of Saskatchewan B. Ed at Thebacha campus. The college also delivers a four-year undergraduate nursing degree through the University of Victoria and other partner institutions offering the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program. In addition, the college provides adult basic education, skills development courses, pre-trades training, and contract training on behalf of local employers. As well, the college has established assessment and recognition processes to allow students to apply for course credits for previous learning and work experience.
Aurora College has transfer agreements with a number of institutions in southern Canada, including the University of Alberta, Athabasca University, the University of Regina, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, Lakehead University, the University of Northern British Columbia, and the University of Saskatchewan. Aurora College is also a founding member of the University of the Arctic.