About the 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 Enterprise and Advanced Education, Province of Alberta.
GPRC was established in 1966 in Grande Prairie, and our stewardship region now includes campuses in Fairview and Grande Prairie, and 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. The College is an eCampusAlberta partner facilitating increased access to online learning opportunities for students.
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. GPRC 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 seminars.
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.
Student Participation in College Governance
In accordance with the Post-Secondary Learning Act, representation on the Board of Governors includes one student nominated by the Students’ Association. As many as ten students, elected by the Students’ Association, are members of Academic Council, the academic decision-making body of the College. Student representation is also defined in the Terms of Reference for Administrative Council. In addition, student representatives are normally included in most College committees and in departmental decision-making. The College routinely seeks student input on a variety of topics that affect the College community.
Formal Transfer Arrangements
Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer
11th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4L5
Toll Free 310-0000, 780-422-9021
The College is a member of the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT), an independent body that coordinates all activities related to post-secondary transfer within the province of Alberta. Transfer enables students to move from one post-secondary institution to another and receive credit for prior study.
Students wishing to transfer from the College to another institution in the province should be in contact with their receiving institution, refer to the Transfer Guide and other transfer information available online or contact the ACAT office directly.
Collection and Privacy of Student Information
The information provided on the Application for Admission and any other personal information collected and maintained as part of a student’s record will be used for the purposes of admission, registration, graduation, issuing income tax receipts, scholarships and awards, educational verification and for college research and planning. Certain personal information will also be disclosed to Statistics Canada as required by the Statistics Act (Canada), Ministry of Enterprise and Advanced Education, Province of Alberta to meet reporting requirements, and by agreement, to the Students’ Association and Alumni. This information is collected pursuant to the Post-Secondary Learning Act and Statistics Act (Canada). The information provided will be protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta.
The information you provide is required to determine your eligibility for admission and will be used to contact you regarding College programs and services. If you are admitted, the information will become part of your student record and will be disclosed to relevant academic and administrative units. If granted an award, pertinent information may be disclosed to the donor of the award and provincial funding bodies. Specific data elements will be disclosed to the federal and provincial governments to meet reporting requirements.
All College policies and procedures are intended to comply with the Province of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions or concerns about issues related to the privacy of your personal information or your ability to access information, please contact the FOIPP Coordinator, 780-539-2068.
HOW TO RECEIVE INFORMATION
Grande Prairie Campus:
Grande Prairie Regional College
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4
Toll Free 1-888-539-4772
Grande Prairie Regional College
11235 – 98 Avenue, PO Bag 3000
Fairview, AB T0H 1L0
Toll Free 1-888-539-4772
Information about College programs and events is provided on our website where you may also choose to apply online. Email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Calendar sets forth the intention of the College at the time the calendar was prepared. While Grande Prairie Regional College makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the content of the calendar is accurate, Grande Prairie Regional College reserves the right, subject to the authority of the Board of Governors, to make whatever changes it considers necessary to the information referenced in the calendar or referenced in other documents relating to admission and registration including, but not limited to, the elimination of or changes to courses, programs, organizational structure, tuition and fees, entrance standards, academic standards, degree requirements, College policies, regulations, codes of behaviour and important dates in the academic year. All of the changes referred to above may be made by Grande Prairie Regional College without notice to students or prospective students, although reasonable efforts will be made as to provide notice of such changes as soon as practicable. Grande Prairie Regional College is not liable to anyone who may suffer loss or damages of any type arising from such changes including any loss or damages arising from the interruption of academic activities.