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Early Learning and Child Care General
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. Several collaborative degrees may be completed at the Grande Prairie campus. Students may complete degrees in nursing or education through the University of Alberta, as well as degrees in computer information systems, commerce, management, or science through Athabasca University. They can 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.
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
You must be 18 years of age and have an Alberta Learning High School Diploma or equivalent with 50 per cent in English 30-1 or 60 per cent in English 30-2 or their equivalents. If you are 18 years of age or older and do not have these prerequisites, please contact the Early Childhood Development Department for pre-admission testing. You will attend a group information session. You must provide an immunization record prior to admission. You will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to present to the agencies hosting you for the practicum.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.
Tuition $5,076.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,811.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,000.00 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 July 30, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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