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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 Frog Lake, Saddle Lake, and Boyle.
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, 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 Standard
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
- Grade 11 with English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2 (20 or 23)
- Math 20-1 or 20-2, Math 20 (Applied or Pure) or 23 OR a score of 11.9 on the Nelson Denny test and 60% on the Business Math test.
This 35-week program prepares students for immediate employment in entry-level accounting positions in government, business and industry. Students will learn the most current software applications used in the workplace, including extensive training in Microsoft Office Suite. Training is provided in manual and computerized accounting, communications and financial math. Instruction in accounting projects and basic management principles are emphasized along with the development of basic office skills in reception duties, filing and handling of mail.
A three-week practicum allows students to apply their knowledge working for a local business while gaining valuable on-the-job training and experience for their resume.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2019/08/01 to 2020/07/31*.
Tuition $3,484.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,020.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $577.00 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 September 30, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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