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Apprenticeship Parts Technician - Parts Technician
Grande Prairie Regional Collegewww.gprc.ab.ca
Located in northwestern Alberta, Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) serves over 4,000 students at campuses in Grande Prairie and Fairview. Students at the Grande Prairie campus may choose from certificate or diploma options or begin degrees or professional programs in areas such as arts, commerce, education, physical education and science. Selected trades programs are also offered. The Fairview campus offers programs and courses in areas such as animal health technology, apprenticeship training, motorcycle repair, power engineering and pre-employment trades. Regional learning centres provide education in Hinton, Edson, Jasper and Grande Cache. Several collaborative degrees may be completed at the Grande Prairie campus. Students may complete degrees in nursing or education through the University of Alberta, complete degrees in computer information systems, commerce, management or science through Athabasca University or complete a degree in social work through the University of Calgary. The Grande Prairie campus is home to a 500-seat concert hall renowned for its architecture and performers. Music instruction is available for students of all ages. Athletic facilities serve competitive teams in basketball, cross-country running, curling, soccer and volleyball. The Grande Prairie campus also provides a library with access to over 76,000 print items and over five million items through consortia membership.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Edson, Fairview, Grande Cache, Hinton, Jasper
Program Type Journeyman
Credential Type Certificate
Length 4 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
To become an apprentice you must be at least 16 years old, meet the educational requirements for the trade in which you are interested, and find employment with an employer who is willing to hire and train you as an apprentice.
Once hired, the employee discusses apprenticeship training with the employer, obtains appropriate approvals, and enters into a contract. This contract is then registered with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). AIT will issue an identification card, a course outline booklet, and an apprenticeship record book.
Apprentices will receive notification by mail from AIT, and must then go online (tradesecrets.alberta.ca) for a list of all the training opportunities available for the trade for the next academic year.
The apprentice must contact GPRC to register for an intake. Full tuition and other fees are due and payable at the time of registration.
The apprentice will attend GPRC on the start date specified online. Apprentices will be notified by GPRC if the class dates or location are changed. Failure to attend may lead to cancellation of the registration
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.
Tuition $588.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $178.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $163.24 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated May 16, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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