Grande Prairie Regional College Viewbook by GPRC_AB

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Your Direction. GPRC’s goal is to become the northern centre of post-secondary excellence in Alberta. This includes continuing on the path to becoming a polytechnic institution, which will allow more students to complete their education close to home, while maintaining what students have relied on GPRC to deliver for more than 50 years. "We acknowledge the homeland of the many diverse First Nations and Métis people whose ancestors have walked this land since time immemorial. We are grateful to work, live and learn on the traditional territory of Treaty 8.”





ACADEMIC PARTNERS Through collaborations, several degree completion opportunities are available at GPRC. We work with the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and SAIT to offer exciting opportunities for our students.


Experience Learning 





• Peace Country Rising Star

• Student Business Conference

• Research and Innovation

Email to learn more about hands-on learning opportunities at GPRC.

Get Employment People who complete an apprenticeship, certificate, diploma, or degree have greater job stability, job satisfaction, and earning potential over their lifetime. At GPRC, our goal is to give you the knowledge, experience, and skills to get a career you'll love.

COVID-19 Get the latest information and updates on GPRC's response to COVID-19. Phone: (780) 539-2911 Email: Website:






How to Become a GPRC Student




List the Grade 11 and 12

Admission packages will

Complete our application

courses that you have

become available in your

form and submit with an

completed or that you plan

myGPRC account by the

$80 ($150 for international

to complete before you

end of April, and will include

students) application fee after

become a GPRC student.

information you need on

September 30 for the

You will need to present final

your program and how to

following year.

transcripts for admission once

get registered in classes.

they become available. Call 1-888-539-4772 to book an advising appointment for course selection.

NOTE: The application deadline for most programs is July 30, although applications for a particular semester are typically accepted on a continuous basis until the start date. 4


Experience. Academic Preparation


• Academic Upgrading

• Bachelor of Business

• Certificate of Achievement in

Foundational Learning (CAFL)

Certificate and Diploma Programs • Animal Health Technology • Business Administration • Certificate of Achievement in

Foundational Learning (CAFL)

• Computer Systems Technology • Early Learning and

Child Care

• Educational Assistant • French as a Second Language • Health Care Aide • Kinesiology

Trades and Technology Programs

Administration – Accounting

• Bachelor of Business

Administration – Management

University Transfer • Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Arts –

Pre-Professional Programs

• Bachelor of Arts –

Recreation, Sport, and Tourism

• Bachelor of Commerce • Bachelor of Education • Bachelor of Fine Arts • Bachelor of Kinesiology • Bachelor of Kinesiology /

Bachelor of Education (Combined)

APPRENTICESHIP TRADES TRAINING • Automotive Service Technician • Carpenter • Electrician • Gasfitter • Heavy Equipment Technician • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) • Instrumentation and

Control Technician

• Motorcycle Mechanic • Parts Technician • Plumber • Sheet Metal Worker • Steamfitter – Pipefitter

• Music Performance

• Bachelor of Music

• Welder

• Office Administration

• Bachelor of Music / Bachelor

• Welder – Wire Processor

• Personal Trainer • Practical Nursing • Visual Arts and Design

University Studies Degree Completion / Collaboration

of Education (Combined)

• Bachelor of Science • Bachelor of Science –


• Bachelor of Science –

• Harley-Davidson® Technician

• Bachelor of Science –

• Power Engineering

Computing Science Kinesiology

Pre-Professional Programs

• Bachelor of Science / Bachelor

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA • Bachelor of Education –

Teacher Education North

• Bachelor of Education -

En Français

• Bachelor of Science – Nursing

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY • Bachelor of Social Work


of Education (Combined)

• Motorcycle Mechanic • ThinkBIG Service Technician

Sarah Card

INTERACTIVE DIGITAL DESIGN PROGRAM AND MUSIC DIPLOMA IN PIANO “From working for years as a touring and recording artist and teaching violin, to my current endeavor producing the Bear Creek Folk Festival, I am extremely grateful every day that I am lucky and be a part of projects that are appreciated by so many people. The time I spent at GPRC was valuable. It gave me a good and supportive space to develop skills and ideas and it played an important part in inspiring my career, for which I am very thankful.” Sarah Card is the producer and founder/creator of the Bear Creek Folk Music Festival in Grande Prairie. From its inaugural event in 2016, the festival immediately established itself as standing alongside other major Canadian Folk Festivals, bringing in numerous world-class artists, drawing thousands of out-of-town attendees, and garnering national respect and recognition within the music industry in 2019 and placed third in the National Exam for the 2018-2019 academic year.


How to Become a GPRC Student

enough to do work that I truly love


The North. Legend 

Length of program


Programming offered in Grande Prairie


Programming offered in Fairview

Courses or programs available online

Tuition costs for program based on estimates for a full course load (September – April) for domestic students for 2022–2023 academic year (typically 10 courses/year). Tuition is subject to change and does not include books, mandatory fees, or health and dental. For a full list of fees visit or email



Connections. REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) allows high school students in Grades 10 – 12 to begin apprenticeship you'll complete a 125-hour internship which you can use towards your required hours for first year apprenticeship if you decide to continue in the trade. You will also earn up to 40 high school credits for your work. For more information, talk to your school guidance counsellor, call AIT (1-800-248-4823), or visit and find RAP listed within Programs, Apprenticeship Programs.


School of Trades, Agriculture and Environment

training while they attend high school. As a RAP student,

Trades Entrance

Requirements. FOR ALBERTA APPRENTICESHIP AND INDUSTRY TRAINING Equivalencies will be considered for entrance requirements. If you have an existing trade certificate, it can serve as your entrance requirement when registering in an additional trade.




• Baker

• Agricultural

• Auto Body Technician

• Bricklayer

Equipment Technician

• Landscape Horticulturist

• Cabinetmaker

• Appliance Service Technician

• Machinist

• Carpenter

• Automotive Service Technician

• Outdoor Power

• Concrete Finisher

• Boilermaker

• Cook

• Communication Technician

• Crane and Hoisting

• Electric Motor

Equipment Operator

• Electrician

• Glazier

• Elevator Constructor

• Hairstylist

• Gasfitter

• Insulator (Heat and Frost)

• Heavy Equipment Technician

• Ironworker

• Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

• Lather (Interior

• Motorcycle Mechanic

• Locksmith

Service Technician

Systems Technician

• Floor Covering Installer

Systems Mechanic)

Equipment Technician • Recreation Vehicle

• Natural Gas

CATEGORY D* • Roofer • Instrumentation and

Control Technician • Refrigeration and Air

Conditioning Mechanic

Compression Technician

• Metal Fabricator (Fitter)

• Plumber

• Painter and Decorator

• Power System Electrician

• Parts Technician

• Powerline Technician

• Water Well Driller

• Sheet Metal Worker

• Welder

• Sprinkler Systems Installer • Steamfitter-Pipefitter • Transport Refrigeration Technician

Note 2: *See the individual trades on for Category D trade entrance requirements. Equivalencies will be considered for entrance requirements. Email and we can assist you with next steps.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of the following courses:

RECOMMENDED PATH Alberta High School Diploma that includes the following courses:

CATEGORY A English 10-2 Math 10-3

English 30-2 Math 30-3

or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests

Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20 Related Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses

or Entrance Exam

CATEGORY B English 20-2 Math 20-3 Science 10

English 30-2 Math 30-3 Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30

or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests

Related Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses

or Entrance Exam

CATEGORY C English 10-2 Math 10-3 Science 10

English 30-2 Math 30-3 Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20

or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests

Related Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses

or Entrance Exam

*See the individual trades on for Category D trade entrance requirements. 10

Apprenticeship Trades Combine on-the-job and classroom training over a four-year period (varies by trade). You will spend 6–12 weeks each year at school and the rest of the year training and earning a wage on the job. To become an apprentice you must be at least 16 years old and meet the minimum educational requirements for your trade. Once hired, you will discuss training with your employer and enter into a contract. Visit us at




Automotive Service Technician




Heavy Equipment Technician

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

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Motorcycle Mechanic Parts Technician


Sheet Metal Worker



Welder - Wire Process Operator


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Choose a Trade Choose from designated trades and occupations.

Check Eligibility

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Check eligibility requirements online through the same website.

Find An Employer You will need to find an employer with a Journeyman tradesperson who is willing to hire you as an apprentice.

Complete Application Complete your apprenticeship application and contract to become an apprentice.

Get Paid To Work Work as an apprentice until you are eligible to attend training.

Apply to Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT)

3 6

Apply to AIT to attend training. Accept a seat at one of the institutions provided to you by AIT.

Finance Your Education


3 7

From loans to grants to scholarships, GPRC’s

Research your options to pay for training. Financial Aid team can help. 12

Build your Skills. During these uncertain economic


Trades Certificate

times, it can be hard to choose

Taking an Apprenticeship

Taking a Certificate program

a solid, long-term career path.

program is a great way to begin

can give you a leg up on the

Skilled tradespeople are relied

your training if you already have

competition to land a job or

on heavily for the various day

some knowledge or skillset in an

apprenticeship as it shows an

to day functions of our lives,

area, and are connected with an

employer that you are already

and will always be in demand to

employer who will take you on.

committed to a trade before they

keep things running smoothly.

commit to you.

You never have to worry about

As an employer you gain an

keeping up with the changing

employee who will be fully

Do you have a passion for a

times, because GPRC has the

trained with the skills you need,

certain trade, but don't know

most up to date training to help

and who is already familiar with

where to start? Maybe you're

you start and continue your

your company. GPRC is a great

thinking of a new career, but

career. Whether you currently

choice among employers as

want to make sure you will enjoy

have a job and need to gain new

students stay local, meaning

it, before taking the plunge.

skills, or you're just starting out,

there are less distractions during

Or maybe you're just looking

GPRC has what you need

studies and less chance of

to gain some knowledge in an

to succeed.

losing them to larger companies

area you're interested in. If this

within the "big city".

sounds like you, taking a certificate in a trade at GPRC can help

As an apprenticeship student,

you achieve your goals.

you combine on-the-job training with classroom time over a four-

To earn a certificate from

year period (varies by trade).

GPRC, you don't have to have

You will spend 6–12 weeks each

any pre-existing industry

year at school, and the rest of

connections or skills - we'll

the year training and earning a

give you the training and work

wage on the job, making this an

experience you need to land

excellent choice for those who

your first job.

want to continue working while going to school. 13

Lexi Davidson

FOURTH CLASS POWER ENGINEER “Before I found the Power Engineering program at GPRC I was always nervous about how my future would look. My success in Power Engineering gave me amazing opportunities I would have not had if it wasn’t for GPRC. Becoming a Power Engineer gave me a career for life that makes me very proud.” Lexi Davidson is one of the many GPRC Power Engineering students to receive national recognition for their achievements in their studies from PanGlobal. The Grande Prairie resident completed her Fourth Class Power Engineering Certificate in 2019 and placed third in the National Exam for the 2018-2019 academic year. Lexi now works for Pembina Pipeline Corporation.


School of Trades, Agriculture and Environment ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA



GPRC’s Animal Health

GPRC is home to the only

As a Motorcycle Mechanic, you

Technology program has a

authorized training centre in

repair and maintain many differ-

long-standing reputation for

Canada for Harley-Davidson®

producing highly-skilled and

motorcycles. In this 15-week

capable graduates. The program

program, we provide qual-

features a working farm with

ity training to produce the

a variety of large animals, and

finest technicians for authorized

companion animals on-site,

Harley-Davidson® retailers

providing students with

across Canada. Our modern

systems, four-stroke tuning and

hands-on experience treating

facilities are combined with

top end diagnosis, inspection

and caring for live patients of

top-quality instruction and

and reconditioning procedures,

all sizes. Students also have

current curriculum.

transmissions, crankshaft repair

veterinary facilities in addition

Harley-Davidson® Technician.

National Examination (VTNE) in order to become registered as

receive training in motorcycle

Graduates of this program may have the opportunity to chal-

to completing rotations in the

to write the Veterinary Technician

land your first job. Our students

and more. Possible Careers:

Canada. Graduates are eligible

This popular program gives

charging, starting and ignition

in veterinary clinics and related

practicum at a facility within

off-road, and dual sport bikes. you the required experience to

the opportunity to spend time

on-site clinic and a six-week

ent brands and models of street,

lenge the Alberta Apprentice 

15 week program 6,611.80


ship and Industry Training (AIT) exams for first and second year Motorcycle Mechanic. Possible Careers: Motorcycle mechanic, small engine repair.

Veterinary Technologists in the province of Alberta.


Possible Careers: Animal health technologist/technician, registered veterinary technologist.

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2 year program


4,439.38 – 5,121.09 per year

1 year program 4,243.96




Possible Careers: Technician

Students gain advanced tech-

Through theoretical and

equipment technician (comple-

nical knowledge and hands-on

practical training, this program

tion of apprenticeship hours and

skills from the perspective of

prepares students to enter into

AIT exams required).

a heavy equipment technician

the Power Engineering field

in order to service Caterpillar

at the Fourth Class and Third

equipment. Graduates are

Class levels. Industrial develop-

equipped to work anywhere

ment continues to expand

Finning has opportunities –

the responsibilities of Power

more than 45 locations across

Engineers. Alberta legislation

Alberta, British Columbia,

requires employees assuming

Yukon, Saskatchewan and the

responsibilities in heating and

Northwest Territories.

with Finning Canada, heavy

2 year program

Fully funded by Finning Canada

FV School of Trades, Agriculture and Environment


power plants to be certified. GPRC is currently the only Possible Careers:

post-secondary institution in

Work in oil and gas industry,

Canada to offer this unique,

pulp and paper facilities, large

globally-recognized training.

medical facilities, hotel or

Throughout the program,

residential complexes.

students have the opportunity to challenge the Heavy Equipment


4th Class – 7 months 3rd Class – 5 months

3,974.84 – 6,573.92


Technician apprenticeship examinations and can achieve journeyperson status after the specified time-on-the-job requirements are met.



Hart MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC CERTIFICATE GRADUATE Brett Hart completed his Motorcycle Mechanic Certificate from GPRC Fairview in 2006. Since graduating with top marks, Hart landed a Head Technician role at Blackfoot Motorsports. Hart has competed in the biennial Yamaha Technician Grand Prix competition since 2012. In 2018 he achieved the Canadian Champion title and travelled to Japan to compete against head technicians from all over the world and became the first Canadian to earn the World Champion title in the Sports Model Class.


Make a Difference. School of Health, Wellness and Career Studies HEALTH CARE AIDE CERTIFICATE

Nursing Education BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING GPRC offers the University Baccalaureate Nursing program. Students obtain a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BScN) from a top university with all courses being completed at GPRC.

science of nursing is developed through a variety of methods. You will gain practical experiences in nursing laboratories, acute care, and community agencies in

providing basic health services and

program prepares students to

support with daily living activities

be registered as a Licensed

for clients who have medical

Practical Nurse. Graduates of

conditions or major functional

this program are eligible to write

limitations. HCA’s work under the

the Canadian Practical Nurse

direct or indirect supervision of a

Registration Exam (CPNRE).

regulated health professional, such

The program is approved by the

as a nurse.

Education Standards Advisory

Possible Careers:

Licensed Practical Nurses of

Continuing care, home care,

Alberta (CLPNA).

acute care hospitals, private family care, personal care, and group-

Possible Careers: Acute care

home settings.

hospitals, continuing care centres, community health settings,


the region.

4 year program

GPRC's Practical Nursing

Committee with the College of

In this program, the art and


vital role in the workforce,

1 year program 5,760.00


and primary care settings. 


5,495.57 for year 1 at GPRC

2 year program


2,759.15 (Winter term only – Estimate from Jan. 5, 2022 to May 2, 2022)

If interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Practical Nursing programs, please be aware of application deadlines. Visit for more information.


School of Health, Wellness and Career Studies

of Alberta Collaborative

Health Care Aides (HCA) play a


Collaborative Programs BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – ACCOUNTING A partnership with SAIT to provide students with the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration with an Accounting major, on our Grande Prairie Campus. The program is designed to align with the requirements needed to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or Professional Education Program (PEP) programs. Possible Careers: Chartered professional accountant, bookkeeper, auditing clerk, accounts payable clerk.  

4 year program


See SAIT site for tuition and fee info

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – MANAGEMENT The Bachelor of Business Administration (Management Major) is a post-diploma degree program preparing students for a successful career in a variety fields, in both industry and public practice. Possible Careers: Business development advisor, business owner, management consultant, operations manager, project manager.  


4 year program See SAIT site for tuition and fee info


Business and Commerce BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA The one-year certificate program introduces students to basic business functions and serves as a foundation for all diploma programs. Diploma students major in their second year, choosing routes in Accounting, Accounting and Investment Management, Financial Services, Management, or Marketing. Graduates are well prepared to step directly into the workforce or to pursue additional education by applying to transfer credit towards university degrees at a number of different institutions across Alberta and British Columbia. Possible Careers: Accounting assistant, management trainee, not-for-profit coordinator, manager, social media coordinator, entrepreneur, event planner, loan officer, insurance agent. 

1 or 2 year program

3,982.94 per year at GPRC

Online (first year available)


BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, UNIVERSITY TRANSFER A BComm is an excellent base for many professional designations including CPA, CPHR, CFP, RPP, and more. GPRC offers up to two years of course work towards a BComm from the University of Alberta or Athabasca University, as well as the Bachelor of Management degree at the University of Lethbridge. Transfers to other institutions, such as the University of Calgary or MacEwan University, are also possible. Possible Careers: Accountant, investor relations, investment banking, trading, asset management, marketing, stakeholder engagement, human resource management.  

Up to 2 years at GPRC (4 years total)


3,982.94 per year at GPRC


OFFICE ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE Choose from three specialized one-year certificates. All include Microsoft Office Certification. All specializations include a practicum component, providing students with valuable workplace experience before they enter the workforce. Specializations include Basic Bookkeeping, General, and Legal Office. Possible Careers: Administrative assistant, bookkeeping assistant, accounting technician, receptionist.


1 year program


Certificate and diploma programs available online


Careers with Youth EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA Early Learning and Child Care will prepare you for a career working with children ages 0-8 in addition to working with their families. A commitment to this rewarding profession will have long-term benefits to young children, their families, and the communities where they live and work. Certificate graduates qualify for certification as Child Development Workers through Alberta Children and Youth Services while diploma graduates qualify as Child Development Supervisors. Possible Careers: Work at child care centres, family day homes, nursery schools, kindergartens, inclusive child care programs, and out of school programs as a child care worker or supervisor.



1 year certificate, 2 year diploma program

4,220.66 – 4,604.27 per year

Certificate and diploma programs available online


EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE This program prepares graduates to work in educational settings under the direction of a teacher, providing support to students who require assistance in developmental, behavioural, and/or learning tasks. Graduates of the Educational Assistant program are prepared to work with children in the school system from Kindergarten to Grade 12, in both resource rooms and classrooms. This program also offers the opportunity for those currently employed as Educational Assistants to continue working in the field while obtaining certification. Possible Careers: Educational assistant in Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms, early intervention worker, daycare worker, employee with Head Start and preschool programs, and private educational support.  

1 year program





Sherk PHYSIOTHERAPIST – ADVENTURE PHYSIOTHERAPY Brian grew up in Valleyview, AB., and has passion for sports. He graduated from Hillside High School in 2005 and enrolled in GPRC’s two-year Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology University Transfer program. While at GPRC Brian continued to pursue his love of athletics and joined the badminton and cross-country running teams. Brian transferred to the University of Alberta in the fall of 2007 completing his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and then continued his studies with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy graduating in 2011. “My two years at GPRC helped to shape my life in profound ways. The staff and fellow students ignited an interest in the combination of human health and science that led me to a profession in physiotherapy. My success and continued interest in the science of human movement and health I owe to the GPRC community.”


Physical Education and Kinesiology BACHELOR OF KINESIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY TRANSFER If you have a passion for exercise, sport performance or human movement, Kinesiology may be the program for you. Study a wide variety of courses from anatomy and physiology to coaching, psychology of sport and exercise, and nutrition. GPRC students may complete two years, studying aspects of physical activity, exercise, fitness, health, and sport, working towards the Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. Possible Careers: Kinesiologist, employment with sport and recreation programs and facilities, coaching. Upon completion of this program, students may pursue further training in rehabilitation medicine including physical therapy and chiropractic.

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1 to 2 years at GPRC (4 years total) 3,982.94 per year while at GPRC




If you have an interest in the

Use your passion to learn about

sciences and a desire to under-

movement, dance, and physical

stand how human movement can

literacy and apply it to youth.

be optimized then the Bachelor

Educate and inspire youth about

of Science in Kinesiology may be

how sport, fitness, and nutrition

the program for you. Students

lead to maintaining an active,

focus on understanding how the

healthy lifestyle. This two-year

biological and physical sciences

transfer program is part of a five-

relate to human movement.

year University of Alberta

KINESIOLOGY DIPLOMA The Kinesiology Diploma builds the foundation for further education within the field by offering the same courses as the Bachelor of Kinesiology, University Transfer program. At the end of two years of successful studies, students are awarded a GPRC diploma. Possible Careers: Introductory careers in recreation and sports

combined degree.

environments, therapeutic assist-

You may complete up to two years, studying aspects of physical

Possible Careers: Elementary

activity, exercise, fitness, health,

or secondary school teacher,

and sport working towards the

employment in sport and recrea-

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

tion facilities, and coaching.

at the University of Alberta.

ant in a variety of contexts and coaching.


Possible Careers: Kinesiologist,


2 years at GPRC (5 years total)

and equipment design, research.

3,892.40 per year while at GPRC


GP 

ergonomics, functional assessment

2 years

3,982.94 per year while at GPRC

Upon completion of this program, students may move into further training and careers in rehabilitation medicine including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic.

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1 to 2 years at GPRC (4 years total)


3,982.94 per year while at GPRC


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RECREATION, SPORT AND TOURISM, UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Does the world of recreation and leisure intrigue you? Recreation, sport and tourism studies is a broad field which includes study in mountain history, fitness and active living programs, as well as arts, culture, and heritage. As a GPRC student, you can complete one year towards the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Alberta. Possible Careers: Recreation and sport management, outdoor pursuits, tourism, special populations/recreation therapy.  


1 year at GPRC (4 years total) 3,982.94 per year while at GPRC

PERSONAL TRAINER DIPLOMA Are you interested in physical fitness, fitness evaluation, the promotion of health and wellness, and leadership? The trend towards healthier lifestyles and recognizing the need for personalized fitness programs has created a growing demand for qualified and Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) certified personal trainers. Students will receive specialized training in one or more certifications, and be given the opportunity to gain valuable experience by completing a supervised practicum in this growing industry. Possible Careers: Personal Training at private fitness centres, public recreation facilities, or start your own business. Work with various populations in the following areas: Active living, strength and conditioning, physical activity and sport performance.

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2 years 3,982.94 per year while at GPRC


Make an Impact.

School of Arts, Science and Upgrading Collaborative Programs Pre-Professional Studies Some university programs require students to complete general courses before being admitted to a professional programs at GPRC provide the necessary courses for admission to professional programs at universities in Alberta and across Canada. If you are interested in the following areas, you can obtain the required courses at GPRC. ARTS Journalism, Law, Social Work,

degree at GPRC's Grande Prairie campus. Typically students complete two years as a GPRC student and two years as a student of a top Alberta university taking courses at GPRC to complete their degree. BACHELOR OF EDUCATION, TEACHER EDUCATION NORTH GPRC offers the Teacher Education North (TEN) program in collaboration with the University of Alberta. The program graduates qualified elementary teachers who are uniquely prepared to teach in northern communities through focusing on rural and Indigenous education. Many instructors are long-time residents of the region, bringing a regional perspective to their teaching. Possible Careers: Elementary teacher, school administration, instructional designer.

Criminology. 

4 year program

3,982.94 per year while at GPRC


SCIENCE Science, Chiropractic , Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietician, Forest


Business Management, Medicine,

Complete a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from the University of Calgary

Medical Laboratory, Occupational

without leaving Grande Prairie. Complete two years of appropriate course work

Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy,

available through GPRC. Students would apply to complete the 3rd and 4th year

Radiation Therapy, Rehabilitation

of the BSW program online.

Medicine, Veterinary Medicine. Possible Careers: Mental health therapist, addictions counsellor, community outreach coordinator, group home worker, life skills coach.


1 – 2 years at GPRC (4 years total)

3,722.40 per year while at GPRC

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School of Arts, Science and Upgrading

more specialized program. Pre-

Collaborative programs allow students to finish all four years of a Bachelor’s


Arts Liberal Arts studies encompass


academic discovery, integration,

If you are interested in teaching at an elementary or high school level, you can start your Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree at GPRC. We offer transfer programs to the University of Alberta or the University of Lethbridge. Up to two years of a four-year degree can be completed at GPRC, preparing you to apply to the second or third year of the BEd degree at the University of Alberta. Alternatively, up to one year of GPRC credit can be applied to the Combined


become creative and critical thinkers and communicators through d eveloping their abilities to reason, write, and speak effectively.


BEd programs at the University of Lethbridge. 

application, and teaching. Students

1– 2 years at GPRC (4 years total)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) students can

3,982.94 per year while at GPRC

complete one to two years of an Arts

Depending on major/minor selected

program at GPRC before transferring

A French Bachelor of Education program also offered in collaboration with the University of Alberta's Campus St. Jean is available.

to a university. Possible Careers: Lawyer,


archaeologist, historian, journalist, psychologist, social worker.

Students can also work towards a combined degree in science and education that culminates in acquiring a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in science and education, as well as a Bachelor of Education degree. This program can be completed at the University of Alberta or the University of Lethbridge. 

1 year at GPRC (5 year program)

3,861.90 per year while at GPRC


Some general courses available

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1 – 2 years at GPRC (4 years total) 3,722.40 per year while at GPRC

Experience GPRC through a visit to campus to find out if an Arts


program is right for you.

This Certificate of Achievement is open to all students who are passionate about the French language and culture and wish to enhance their competence

Email to

in written and oral French. It is designed to help students achieve a functional

book a visit.

bilingualism level while fulfilling their career ambitions. Courses taken toward completion of the Certificate are University transfer courses.  27

Cost varies depending on student status (full or part-time)


Fine Arts DIPLOMA IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE You can participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with drama in musical theatre and visual arts while obtaining a solid foundation. The basics of musicianship at GPRC includes history, music theory, aural skills, and individual lessons allowing you to develop the discipline, inspiration, and excellence that lead to success. With opportunities to specialize in an instrument, including piano, percussion or voice, you can begin studies without extensive prior experience, with later options of transferring into a Bachelor’s stream. At GPRC, students perform in the Collins Recital Hall with the Steinway concert grand piano and can participate in the GPRC Concert Choir. The Concert Choir has toured internationally, performing at Carnegie Hall, NYC with a 500-voice ensemble. If you are interested in Music Technology you can choose to focus on developing skills in our state of the art recording studio. Possible Careers: Performer, freelance musician, entrepreneur-private music instructor, songwriter, recording artist, recording arts technician and music therapist.  

2 year program


3,982.94 – 4,381.23 per year while at GPRC

BACHELOR OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Complete one or two years of a Bachelor of Music, or a Bachelor of Arts music major/minor. With all the benefits of the GPRC Diploma in Music, these transfer programs are designed to prepare students for entrance into the third year of a four-year program at several different universities in Alberta. This program is also a pathway to graduate studies. Talk to an Academic Advisor to discuss your options. Possible Careers: Performer, freelance musician, entrepreneur-private music instructor, songwriter, and recording artist.

 

Up to 2 years at GPRC (4 years total)


4,381.23 per year while at GPRC




You can complete up to two years of your combined degree at GPRC, with the

Students who wish to pursue a

ability to transfer to several Alberta institutions to simultaneously finish a Bachelor

Bachelor of Fine Arts may consider

of Music and a Bachelor of Education degree. With all the opportunities available

enrolling in this program, which offers

within our Diploma in Music, you will have a great start to your future career.

both hands-on and lecture-based training designed to prepare students

Possible Careers: Elementary or high school teacher, performer, freelance

for advanced studies at a university

musician, entrepreneur-private music instructor, songwriter, and recording artist.

or art institute. This program is also a pathway to graduate studies

 

Up to 2 years at GPRC (5 years total)


3,982.94 per year while at GPRC

(Masters Degree in Fine Arts). Possible Careers: Art director, art educator, art historian, art therapist,

DIPLOMA OF VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN Explore visual arts through drawing, visual fundamentals, painting, sculpture and design. You will have access to various studios, a bright, well-equipped woodshop, welding equipment, a kiln, computer labs, as well as audio and

fine artist, graphic designer, curator as well as other gallery and museum positions.

video-editing suites. Students also have multiple exhibition opportunities at professional venues in the region. A portfolio is not required for admission as our program offers a solid foundation


for professional practice through lectures and hands-on learning. This diploma can transfer into a four-year degree at several distinguished art-focused institutions.  Possible Careers: Fine artist, craft artist, graphic designer, arts management, and gallery assistant. BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS,  


2 year program 3,982.94 per year while at GPRC


Up to 2 years at GPRC depending on transfer institution (4 years total) 3,982.94 per year while at GPRC


Computer Science




Computer professionals need strong problem-solving capacities in addition


to being observant, detail-oriented and tenacious in pursuing solutions. The

Students who begin their studies at

Computer Systems Technology (CST) program offers opportunities to integrate

GPRC are highly successful upon

extensive software development and hardware skills. Facilities include a circuit

transfer to universities in Alberta and

design and robotics lab, data communications and networking lab as well as six general access computer labs. Students choose between a one-year certificate or a two-year diploma. Students who complete the diploma may transfer into year three of a four-year degree at a number of different institutions in Alberta. Possible Careers: Game programmer, computer programmer, systems analyst, network administrator, IT support, database administrator.

across North America, as a result of our dedicated instructors and small class sizes. Majors and minors may be selected from more than 100 program options. Students enrolled in GPRC’s University Transfer Program can prepare themselves to complete studies in fields such as:

 

1 or 2 year program


3,982.94 per year while at GPRC

• Chemistry • Animal Health • Biological Sciences • Forestry


• Geophysics • Human Ecology

Designed for students who wish to be more applications-oriented, this program

• Immunology and Infection

is focused on the use of computers in business, education and other application

• Cell Biology

areas for processing, utilization, and management of information. Students can complete one to two years of a Computer Science degree before transferring to one of several Alberta institutions to complete their program.

• Mathematics • Neuroscience • Palaeontology • Pharmacology • Psychology • Statistics

Possible Careers: Data scientist, software tester, web developer, systems analyst, business analyst,

2 years at GPRC (4 years total)

Science Geology

• Environmental and

software engineer. 

• Earth and Atmospheric

Conservation Sciences


• Nutrition and Food Science • Sustainable Agricultural Systems

3,982.94 per year while at GPRC


Up to 2 years at GPRC (4 years total)

3,982.94 per year while at GPRC

Book an Experience GPRC campus visit to learn more about our Science programs. Email



Dr. Jeleena

Neufeld VETERINARIAN – ALL PAWS VETERINARY CLINIC, WHITEHORSE, YUKON Originally from Dawson Creek, B.C., Jeleena Neufeld enrolled in GPRC’s Bachelor of Science – University Transfer program and after two years was accepted directly into the veterinary program at the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Most students need to complete a full four-year degree before being accepted into the veterinary program. Jeleena’s GPRC experience included taking music courses which allowed her to pursue her passion for the Fine Arts while she achieved the high-quality science courses she needed. “Grande Prairie Regional College allowed me to gain a solid core foundation for my future studies at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The devoted and knowledgeable faculty supported my goals and helped me achieve excellence. Small class sizes allowed a personal connection between students and professors, in turn fostering aca31

demic success.”


Now. NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN? ALIS is a great resource providing information for career planning, Admission Requirements

post-secondary education and training, educational funding, work search, labour market trends, and workplace issues.

CHOOSING A CAREER • What types of work do you want to

do? (Physical labour, mental analysis work, indoor or outdoor). • What type of a schedule do you want?

(Shift work, on-call). • How long are you willing to train for? • What are the requirements?



Requirements. Careers, Trades and Upgrading Programs Normally, students enrolling directly from high school require an Alberta High School diploma or equivalent. For additional information, including admission as a mature student, see program details in the Academic Calendar online at Grade 10 English and Math

Program Name GP = Grande Prairie Campus FV = Fairview Campus

Grade 11 Math1

Grade 11 English

Grade 12 English

Grade 12 Math

Additional requirements and competitive selection information Applicant must be 18 years old or older in the semester they enter the program.

Academic Upgrading


Animal Health Technology


Business Administration


Computer Systems Technology


Early Learning and Child Care


50% in English 30-1 or 60% in English 30-2 or suitable score on admission assessment; police information check.

Educational Assistant


60% in English 30-2 or 50% in English 30-1 or pre-admission assessment; Standard First Aid and CPR certificate; police information check.

Harley-Davidson® Technician FV

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High school diploma with Chemistry 30, Biology 30 and one of Math 30-1 (50%) or Math 30-2 (65%). Applicants must have 40 hours of documented work experience in the field. 60% in Math 20-1 or 20-2, or 50% in Math 30-1 or 30-2.

50% in Math 30-1 and English 30-1.

Mature students lacking the educational requirements may also be admitted with a successful supplementary interview, or an

exceptional resume. English 20-1 or English 20-2 or equivalent with a minimum score Health Care Aide


of 60%, OR English 30-1 or English 30-2 or equivalent with a

minimum score of 55% OR Deemed equivalent by completion of ACCUPLACER (assessment placement test). English 30-1. See program details in the Academic Calendar



online at for more information and additional requirements.


Grade 10 English and Math

Program Name GP = Grande Prairie Campus FV = Fairview Campus

Grade 11 Math1

Grade 11 English

Grade 12 English

Grade 12 Math

Additional requirements and competitive selection information Plus Grade 10 Science; Mature students lacking the educational

Motorcycle Mechanic


requirements may also be admitted with a successful supplementary interview, or an exceptional resume. English 30-1 and Music 30 or equivalents;

Music, Performance


MU1000 or equivalent (or music theory placement); performance audition.

Office Administration


Personal Trainer


Power Engineering


Practical nursing


ThinkBIG Service Technician FV

50% in English 30-1 or 30-2; 50% in Math 20-1 or 20-2 or 20-3.

A career investigation report is required for 4th class. 3rd class requires 4th class certificate (ABSA). One of English 30-1 (65%) or English 30-2 (75%). Biology 30 (65%). One of Math 30-1 (50%), Math 30-2 (60%), Math 20-1 (60%), Math 20-2 (70%). High School diploma preferred. Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. DAT Exam and Physical Demands Assessment are required after application. English 30-1. No portfolio required for first year. Admission to

Visual Arts and Design


the second year requires successful completion of the first year; a portfolio and letter of intent may be required.

Note 1: Grade 11 Math requirements: Generally, Math 24 does not fulfill the requirements. The academic levels listed above are subject to change from year to year. GPRC reserves the right to suspend or cancel programs, or make other changes deemed necessary.


University Transfer Programs Classification of Alberta Education Courses: Grade 12-level subjects required for admission have been grouped according to classification of Alberta Education courses. Students may contact the Admissions Office for further information on out-of-province and out-of-country equivalencies:



• Aboriginal Studies 30

• Applied Graphic Arts 35

• Social Studies 30-1

• Art 30

Instrumental or

• Chemistry 30

• 30-Level Language

• Art 31

General), 5 credits

• Computing Science-

other than English

GROUP C (SCIENCES) • Music 30 (Choral,

• Communication Technology

Advanced, 5 credit

• Biology 30

• Music 35

Advanced Level CTS

• Musical Theatre 35

(5 credits)

• Dance 35

• Performing Arts 35

• Math 30-1 or Math 30-2

• Drama 30

• Technical Theatre 35

• Mathematics 31

• Theatre Arts 35

• Physics 30 • Science 30

Required Courses: Admission requirements for GPRC university transfer programs are based upon transfer to the University of Alberta. An overall average of 60% in five Grade 12 subjects is required. If planning to transfer to a university other than U of A, be sure to inquire specifically about admission requirements for that institution.

Program Name

B. Arts

B. Arts (Faculté Saint-Jean)

B. Arts in Recreation, Sport and Tourism

B. Commerce1

Comments and Recommended Courses

Required Courses

Eng 30-1

Four subjects chosen from Aboriginal Studies 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, a Fine Arts (only one fine arts subject may be presented), Math 30-1 or Math 30-2, Math 31, Physics 30, Science 30, Social Studies 30-1, 30-level language other than English.

For Psychology, Math 30-1 or Math 30-2. For Economics and Mathematics, Math 30-1 and Math 31.

Fr 30, 31, Lang et Lit 30, Français 30 or Fr. Lang Arts 30

Eng 30-1

Group A or B

Group C

Group A or C

Eng 30-1

Group A or C

Group A or B

Group C (Biology 30 recommended)

Group A, C or PE 30 or REC advanced level CTS

Only one language other than English accepted.

Math 30-1

Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 or Science 30

Group A, B or C

Group C (Science) is recommended to ensure appropriate prerequisite for the Science requirements of B. Commerce program for U of C.

Eng 30-1

Group A

Social 30 and Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 recommended.

Note 1: The University of Alberta does not admit students directly into year one of Bachelor of Commerce. Students are required to complete a pre-professional year of study with a competitive GPA to be considered for admission to year two of this degree program. Students can complete this pre-professional year of study at GPRC.


Program Name

B. Education2

B. Education (Faculté Saint-Jean)

B. Fine Arts

B. Kinesiology

Comments and Recommended Courses

Required Courses

Eng 30-1

Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 (Elementary), Group A or C (Secondary)

Group A or C

Group A or C

Group A, B, or C

Fr 30, 31, Lang et Lit 30, Français 30 or Fr. Lang Arts 30

Eng 30-1

Group A or B

Group C

Group A or C

Eng 30-1

Group A or C

Group A or C

Group A or C

Group A, B, or C

Eng 30-1

Group A or C

Group A or C

Group C

Group B, C, or PE 30 or REC advanced level CTS

Any four of Aboriginal Studies 30, Social 30, a 30-level language other than English, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Math 30-1 or Math 30-2, Math 31, Science 30, one approved Fine Arts Subject (Music 30 preferred).

B. Music

Eng 30-1

B. Science (General)

Eng 30-1

Math 30-1

Group C

Group C

Group A, B or C

B. Science (Faculté Saint-Jean)

Fr 30, 31, Lang et Lit 30, Français 30, or Fr. Lang. Arts 30

Eng 30-1

Math 30-1

Group C

Group C

Eng 30-1

Biology 30 or PE 30 or REC advanced level CTS

Chemistry 30

Math 30-1

Physics 30

Eng 30-1

Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Math 31

Biology 30

Chemistry 30 or Science 30

Group A, B, or C (Including PE30)

Eng 30-1

Math 30-1

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Physics 30

Eng 30-1

Math 30-1

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Group A, B or C

B. Science in Kinesiology

B. Science in Nursing


Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry

Math 30-1 required for majors/ minors in Math and Sciences.

Only one Fine Art accepted. More than one language other than English may be accepted. Biology 30 is recommended. Only one language other than English will be accepted.

Audition, theory, and aural skills placement assessment. Science 30 is not accepted for admission.

Minimum of 60% is required in all subjects, as well as a minimum overall average of 65%. Completion of CASPer test is required for applicants.


Dental Hygiene, Medical Lab Science, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy/ Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine

Note 2: Although not an admission requirement, students pursuing the elementary route must ensure they present the prerequisites of Math 30-1 or 30-2 for the math courses required in the program. Other prerequisites may be required for certain majors/minors. Discuss with an advisor at





Through personalized advising and instruction, the CAFL program equips students with the essential knowledge and in-demand skills required by

Academic Upgrading

employers and opens doors to You must be at least 18 years old when

Academic Upgrading offers:

you plan to attend the program. English

• Pre-high school and high school equiva-

and/or Mathematics placement assessments may be necessary to properly place you in your courses. Funding is available through:

lency courses

pathways. Upon completion of the CAFL program, students may be eligible to enrol in any number of

Earn prerequisites/training for:

career-oriented certificates or diplomas

• Entry into apprenticeship programs

offered at GPRC or other educational

• Entry into college or university programs


at GPRC or other educational institutes

future educational and career

• Better job opportunities


If you arrive at GPRC without a high school diploma, you can complete missing courses and then apply for a Certificate of Achievement in Grade 12 Equivalency. A minimum of two required Grade 12 equivalent subjects must be taken at GPRC. For more information on obtaining a certificate of Grade 12 Equivalency, contact Academic Upgrading.


Ways to

Experience GPRC. GPRC Events GPRC hosts many opportunities to experience what we offer. Email for upcoming events or visit Experience GPRC - Wolves Athletics, Campus Life, and Resources

Past events include campus tours, custom class visits, workshops, trades camps, open houses, skills competitions, and more. We can also book you an appointment for academic advising and answer your questions about financial aid. Feel free to bring a friend or family member.




Join the

Pack. Wolves Athletics • Basketball • Cross-Country Running • Soccer • Volleyball • Indoor Track

Wolves athletes have access to GPRC's high performance training centre. All GPRC students get free admission to Wolves Games. Apply to work at home games, tournaments, and sports camps to make some extra cash.



Well. Recreation and Fitness

In addition to fitness and recreation workshops, special events, and intramural sports leagues, GPRC students have access to all on-campus fitness and recreation facilities, including: FAIRVIEW • Fitness Centre (swimming pool attached) • Squash courts • Strength training • 3-Hole Golf Course GRANDE PRAIRIE Climbing gym • Fitness centre • High Performance Training Centre (specific times) •


Student Mental Health Services GPRC Mental Health Services offers short-term counselling for GPRC



students, free of charge. Licensed professional counsellors

The RBC Centre for Student Wellbeing represents RBC's and GPRC’s commitment to

provide a safe and confidential

mental health and well-being by providing resources to help students feel welcome,

environment to support students’

valued, confident, safe, and supported. These resources are aimed at empowering

mental health, or to assist with referrals

students to support one another while providing mentorship and professional

to community service providers

development opportunities.

when appropriate. GPRC also partners with St. John Ambulance to host therapy dogs on both campuses throughout the year.

Student Ambassadors Join a team of dedicated and ambitious student leaders. Strive to achieve your personal, professional, and educational goals with a team of like-minded peers. Members of the team attend two days of training, multiple professional development workshops and courses, and volunteer for campus events like Puppy Days, Campus Tours, and social gatherings for students.



Boudreau STUDENT AMBASSADOR Wesli Boudreau is a Nursing alumna who joined the Student Ambassadors to meet new people and get involved in campus life. As a Student Ambassador she led and organized “Crush Your Semester” during Stress Less week. She and her fellow students got to smash various household items in the parking lot to relieve stress during midterms and have a lot of fun. “GPRC’s Student Ambassador program gave me the opportunity to build my leadership abilities while I started my nursing degree.”



Experiences. Circle Of Indigenous Students

Indigenous Coordinator


This is an elected student executive,

The Indigenous Coordinator works to

The Elder provides cultural and spiritual

responsible for carrying the voice of the

help students overcome obstacles that

support, a sense of home and connection

Indigenous student body. We achieve this

they may encounter on their educational

for students, as well as, opportunities to

by championing Indigenous culture and

journey. They are here to help students

increase cultural awareness at GPRC. Our

ensuring Indigenous ways of knowing are

navigate and weave together the world of

Elder is available for opportunities

upheld and honoured at GPRC.

an Indigenous person with the life of

to share knowledge, teachings, guidance

a student.

and ceremony with the GPRC community.

On-Campus Friendship Centre

The Circle is led by students who offer activities such as: • Community partnerships • Sharing/talking circles

The On-Campus Friendship Centre

• Annual celebrations

is a partnership between GPRC and

• Monthly gatherings

the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre.

• Ceremony • Opportunities to discuss current events

Through the Outreach Worker on campus, we strive to provide a smooth transition for students entering GPRC and the urban community.




"Attending an institution that is committed to the support of Indigenous people in post-secondary has been incredible. The On-Campus Friendship Centre is a testament to the great work being done within GPRC. The ability to smudge on campus, to seek advice from our elder, and to see my identity reflected in the curriculum, the artwork, and the building’s structure allows me to stay grounded in my culture while pursuing my educational goals."


Wolves, Athletics, Campus Life and Resources

STUDENT (2021)


Services. Learning Commons

Students’ Association

Academic Success Centre – Provides

The Students’ Association (SAGPRC) is

tutoring in a variety of subject areas free

comprised of current GPRC students who

of cost.

are elected by the student body. SAGPRC strives to engage students through guest

Accessibility Supports – Provides

speakers, awareness weeks, family events

support for students with diagnosed

and more in addition to advocating for

disabilities that may affect learning.

students to various groups throughout the

Students who suspect they have an

institution and at the provincial level.

undiagnosed learning disability are encouraged to contact the ASDS office

SAGPRC provides several services to

at (780) 539-2017 or email

support students, including: • Awards and bursaries

Research Consultation – Assists students with the research process.

• Photocopying and faxing services • Student health and dental plan • Student handbook • Student discount list

Testing Services – The Testing Centre books and supervises both GPRC and non-GPRC exams. If you require a proctor for a non-GPRC exam, please contact please contact


• Used textbook sales • Student clubs


Assistance. GPRC distributes over $500,000 in financial aid to our students each year. GPRC's Financial Aid team can help with applying for student loans, scholarships, bursaries, and other funding options. Email to find out more. It is good practice for future students to prepare a “Scholarship Portfolio” as the following information is often asked when applying for awards, scholarships and bursaries: • Extra curricular and community involvement • Your education and career goals • Your academic records

(transcripts, statement of grades, test scores) • Your personal accomplishments • Letters of reference that speak to community

involvement and extra-curricular activities

Having this information prepared will save time. It is as easy as having a folder on a computer and saving copies of supplementary documents.

Fund Your Future


Research and

Innovation. Bring Your Education to the Next Level Engage in applied learning to boost your resume and deepen your learning experience. GPRC Research and Innovation can help you find applied learning opportunities, including internships, work-integrated learning, funded project opportunities, and more. Successful applicants can connect to: • Paid research assistantship positions • Student entrepreneurship competitions • Faculty-mentored, student-directed projects • Student research awards and grants • Internships, work placements, and visiting scholarship opportunities • Opportunities to present and publish scholarly work

What is student research?

• PURE AND APPLIED Cross-disciplinary, independent research, instructor-led initiatives • CREATIVE WORKS Publishing literary work, composing or performing music, exhibiting visual art • ENTREPRENEURSHIP Commercializing a product, pop-up business idea testing, marketing project for local business • INNOVATION Collaborating with innovators to design new tools or processes, prototyping and practical experimentation

Get in touch with GPRC Research and Innovation to discover how research can become part of your education. Current opportunities available at 47


Life on

What are the units like?


Units and bedrooms vary based on the

Student Housing

dressers, closets, desks and study chairs.

are available.

unit type. All units are furnished with kitchen table, chairs, fridge, freezer, and stove. All bedrooms contain twin beds, On-site, coin operated laundry facilities

residence provides students a safe, carefree lifestyle with plenty of transitional support. Included in rent are all utilities, Wi-Fi and TV services.

What do I need to bring? You will need to bring bedding for a twin bed, towels, personal items, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, food, toiletries,

Fairview Rates

and kitchen items. Bring anything you

Housing Style


Dormitory (Non-Cooking)


Dormitory (Cooking)


Apartment (3 Person Unit)


Townhouse (4 Person Units)


Family (1 or 2 bedroom)

Contact us for pricing

might need for cooking, preparing, and eating food. This varies in non-cooking units on our Fairview campus. Contact us for more details.

How are rooms assigned? On our Grande Prairie campus, you can apply to live in residence anytime of the year. Applications for the next academic Fall/Winter semester that are received

Grande Prairie Rates Housing Style


Townhouses (4 person units)


Family Units


prior to March 31, are randomly drawn and rooms are assigned after that time. Applications received after March 31, are added in the order they are received. Be sure to coordinate with friends and

Rates are based on 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change.

indicate on your application if you wish to live with someone in particular. On our Fairview campus, rooms are assigned

View the residence photo gallery and apply online.

to align program date requirements on a first-come, first-served basis. 48

Wolves, Athletics, Campus Life and Resources

GPRC has competitively priced housing in both Grande Prairie and Fairview. Living in


Education. Continuing Education offers non-credit courses with added flexibility and shortterm options. They develop training on a range of topics including but not limited to: safety training, business training, computer training, general interest courses, online courses, professional driver training, and more.

Professional Driver Training Class 1 Driver Training All new Class 1 drivers are required to

Experience and Equivalency Class 1

license with two (2) or more years of experience driving Class 3 commercial vehicles may be eligible to take the

• Entrepreneurship Certificate • Blue Seal Certificate

Price: $3,750

• Hours of Service and Fatigue Management • In truck one-on-one instruction**

(6 additional hours)

have been expanded to include the new

tion please visit: or contact us (780) 539-2975. Price: $9,450


• Administrative Professional Certificate • Human Resources Certificate

Class 3 Driver Training

• Cargo Securement

components of MELT. For more informa-

Non-Credit Certificates • Management Essentials Certificate

Transportation legislation and obtain their

strate their competency in all the training

Price: $2,950

MELT Program.

• Silver curriculum plus:

All new drivers are required to demon-

(16 hours)

Experience and Equivalency Class 1


training requirements.

• In Truck one-on-one instruction**

Drivers who have held a Class 3 driver’s

(MELT) to comply with Alberta

Driver Training knowledge and road tests

• Air Brake Endorsement • Oilfield Driver Awareness


take Mandatory Entry Level Training

commercial driver’s license. The Class 1


Price: $3,950

Continuing Education

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