About Grande Prairie Regional College
Grande Prairie Regional College, known as GPRC, is a comprehensive community institution, publicly supported
to provide opportunities in post-secondary education in northwestern Alberta. The College operates under the
Post-Secondary Learning Act and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Province of Alberta.
The College was established in 1966 in Grande Prairie, and our stewardship region includes campuses in Fairview and
Grande Prairie, as well as learning centres in Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton and Jasper. GPRC offers a wide
variety of career certificates and diplomas, pre-employment and apprenticeship trades, university transfer studies,
and several opportunities for on-campus degree completion at baccalaureate and master levels through collaborations
with four-year universities.
The highly-qualified faculty, affordable tuition, small classes, personal contact and extensive scholarship and
awards program offered by GPRC attract students from a wide area. Classroom-based instruction in Grande Prairie,
Fairview, Hinton, Edson and Jasper is extended to several other communities in our region and beyond through various
distance delivery methods.
As a comprehensive community institution, GPRC is committed to expanding access to post-secondary education in its
stewardship region by responding to needs expressed by the communities it serves.
The College has developed a portal access delivery model that encourages other post-secondary institutions to
deliver programming on site, establishing collaborative partnerships that rapidly and effectively meet the varied
needs of learners.
The College offers university transfer, diploma and certificate programs; apprenticeship and pre-employment trades
training; and adult high school equivalency completion. Credit programs are offered in the areas of Liberal Arts,
Science, Education, Physical Education, Nursing, Human Services, Fine Arts, Business, Technology, Academic Upgrading,
Trades and Technical training, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The College also offers baccalaureate degrees
and master degrees in collaboration with universities.
In response to regional, community and industry demand, GPRC provides a range of customized non-credit
pre-employment programming, skills development, safety training and community interest courses. The College responds
to community and industry demand for specific training through the provision of customized programming.
As an educational facility in northwestern Alberta, GPRC helps meet the cultural, recreational, athletic and
conferencing needs of the region in partnership with community and regional stakeholders. In Grande Prairie,
the College offers athletic, music, art and science summer camps; and the D. J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre is
frequently the site of concerts, community music festivals, dance recitals, speakers’ series and industrial
The College encourages and supports applied research and scholarly activities, and innovation activities that
complement and enhance teaching and learning in program areas and in industry sectors where its academic expertise
enables such a contribution.
GPRC is dedicated to providing learners with access to high quality and diverse lifelong learning opportunities,
and to the responsible educational, fiscal and environmental stewardship of resources.