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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 Occupational
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
To apply to be accepted into this program, you need all of the following:
- English 10-1 or English 10-2 or equivalent
- Math 10-C or Math 10-3 or equivalent
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted to the program, but they will be required to pass the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training apprentice entrance exam during the first semester if choosing to pursue an apprenticeship.
Preference will be granted to those with
- previous mechanical experience
- involvement in activities related to this field
- references of achievements and potential in this industry
A letter outlining your research into this industry may be helpful. An interview to confirm your suitability for this program may be required.
Mature Student Admission
Due to the popularity of the program, applicants seeking admission as a mature student will be admitted on a merit basis.
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 $3,741.92 Year One
Mandatory Fees $754.84 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $700.00 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 June 08, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.