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Established in 1968, Portage College serves over 1,000 full-time students each year. The corporate centre is located in Lac La Biche, with regional service centres in Cold Lake and St. Paul, and community campuses in Bonnyville, Frog Lake, Saddle Lake, Vegreville, Goodfish Lake and Wainwright. Portage offers more than 50 certificate and diploma programs in areas such as academic upgrading and job readiness, business, forestry and natural resources, general studies, health and wellness, human services, Native cultural arts, trades and technical, and university studies. In addition, many courses transfer to other colleges and universities. Portage College provides small class sizes to allow more time with instructors. The Learning Assistance Centre offers educational support to help students achieve academic success. The Lac La Biche campus includes a student residence, full service cafeteria, family housing, a childcare centre and a student activity centre. The College is a strong competitor in ice hockey, and offers recreational facilities for students, as well.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Boyle, Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Goodfish Lake, Saddle Lake, St. Paul
Program Type Journeyman
Credential Type Certificate
Length 4 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Period 1: Recommended path: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20. Related Career and Technology Studies courses. Minimum Requirements: English 10-2, Math 10-3 or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Education Development (GED) tests or Entrance Exam Category A. Must be registered in Alberta as an Apprentice Welder.
Period 2: Successful completion of Period 1.
Period 3: Successful completion of Period 2.
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 $784.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $205.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $179.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta 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 June 19, 2015. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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