GPRC In Your Community
Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) has learning centres located in Hinton, Edson, Grande Cache and Jasper in addition to the Grande Prairie and Fairview campuses.
Post-secondary opportunities have been available in the region since 1982 via the Yellowhead Region Educational Consortium (YREC). In 2010, GPRC became one of the new provincially designated regional Comprehensive Community Institutions (CCI). The CCI’s were assigned responsibility to provide post-secondary learning and support to rural communities within their designated region. Grande Cache was included in the initial GPRC regional stewardship area. This stewardship region was expanded in 2011 to also include Hinton, Edson and Jasper.
GPRC’s rural campuses in Grande Cache, Jasper, Edson and Hinton offer a variety of programs and training. Most classes are offered in a 16-week semester system. Fall classes run from September to December, the winter semester from January to April, and Spring courses from May to June.
Classrooms, computer labs and videoconference suites are available at all learning facilities. Outside groups are invited to contact local learning sites directly regarding room rental inquiries.
Free exam supervision is available at all four learning centres. Students completing courses through distance delivery from any learning institution can make arrangements with their local campus to write exams during regular office hours.
Online GED testing is available in Hinton and Edson. Visit GED.com to schedule your exam.
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GPRC students are responsible for obtaining all textbooks and resources required for their courses. Credit card payments can be made by phone with the Bookstore or at the local Learning Centres. Other payment formats (ie: debit, cash or cheques) are also accepted at the local Learning Centres. To save shipping costs, students can request texts to be sent to the local Learning Centres via the Government Courier system.
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Earn your Bachelor of Social Work close to home!! GPRC has partnered with the University of Calgary to bring the Learning Circle model to your area!
Complete courses towards a Bachelor Degree in
Education, Arts, Nursing and Commerce.
The small class environment is an excellent foundation
for a choice of transfer options to a degree institution,
such as the University of Alberta.
Improve your mark to apply for college or university.
Complete your certificate through a combination of face
to face and online instruction.
Give yourself the advantage by learning advanced office skills needed in today’s job market. Enrol full-time or part-time to get your certificate close to home!
Continuing Education includes a wide range of safety, industrial, business and computer courses, offered at flexible times and can be customized to the specific needs of a business or community. New courses are offered on an ongoing basis.
Online programming can be accessed throughout the region. Face to Face programming is available at Regional Learning Sites (Hinton, Edson, Grande Cache and Jasper) through video conferencing. Entire programs are available by distance through the Continuing Education Department. As well, some programming is being offered specifically in regional communities, such as Kids' Summer Camps.
Considering a career in trades but not sure what to choose? Whether you're new to the job market or considering a career change, this is your opportunity to gain an overview of all 51 Alberta trades before making your decision. Industry has a high expectations of entry-level employees. You'll gain a variety of skills in Co-operative Trades Orientation to assist you in meeting these expectations.
Offered in Edson and Fairview!
The Wheels to Workforce Program helps adults train for a variety of driving and industrial jobs. Students will obtain many common safety tickets including Standard First Aid and H2S Alive. As well, students will receive instruction on airbrakes, Class 1 Driver training and gain practical experience through a work placement. In addition to other requirements, you must have a Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License with the GDL removed to be eligible for this program.
The Welding Certificate is in alignment with Welder, First Period curriculum outlined by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). This training includes: Flux core arc welding (FCAW, Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), Metal-cored arc welding (MCAW), Oxy-acetylene welding (OAW), Submerged arc welding (SAW), Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).
To Apply and For Further Information:
Grande Prairie Campus
Grande Prairie, AB
Canada T8V 4C4
PO Bag 3000, 11235-98 Avenue,
Canada T0H 1L0