A number of post-secondary schools across Alberta offer programs for Indigenous Peoples.
Indigenous colleges offer education and training in an environment that includes culturally relevant programming, counselling services and access to Elders.
See these videos of students at Indigenous colleges:
Post-Secondary Programs for Indigenous Peoples
Colleges, technical schools and universities offer programs for Indigenous Peoples:
- Find out about programs for Indigenous Peoples at Alberta post-secondary schools. Visit Educational Programs at OCCinfo and search using the keyword "Aboriginal."
- Check out transition year programs, which prepare Indigenous students from a variety of educational backgrounds to enter university faculties and programs:
- Find out about the Aboriginal Studies programs offered by several universities.
- Explore funding and learning opportunities for northern Indigenous communities at Learning Communities.
Other Certificate, Diploma and Degree Programs
- Check out the wide range of programs at Alberta post-secondary schools.
- Find educational program information for hundreds of schools and programs at OCCinfo.
Indigenous Peoples Student Services
Many post-secondary schools in urban centres provide resources and gathering places for Indigenous students:
- Bow Valley College Aboriginal Centre
- Grande Prairie Regional College: Services for Aboriginal Students
- Grant MacEwan University: Aboriginal Education Centre
- Lethbridge College First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students
- Mount Royal University: Iniskim Centre
- NAIT Encana Aboriginal Student Centre
- Norquest College Aboriginal Student Services
- SAIT Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Resource Centre
- University of Alberta: Aboriginal Student Service Centre
- University of Calgary: The Native Centre
- University of Lethbridge: Native Student Advisor
The Ben Calf Robe Society Northern Student Education Initiative helps Indigenous post-secondary students from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut make the transition to student life in the Edmonton area.
Distance learning lets you learn outside of a classroom, using online, print, video and/or other resources. You can study at your own pace, in your own community to complete a single course or a whole program, from a certificate to a graduate degree: