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CONTENTS Why Go North 4 Our Campuses Lac La Biche 6 Cold Lake 8 St. Paul 10 Boyle 12 Student Life 14 Athletics 17 Recreation 17 Living on Campus 18 Funding Options 20


Our Programs University Studies 23 Business 24 Accounting Technician 25 Office Administration 26 Business Administration 27

Environmental Studies 28 Natural Resources Technology 29

Food Sciences 30 Baking 31 Culinary Arts 32 Institutional Cook 33 Health and Wellness 34 Emergency Medical Responder 35 Emergency Medical Technician 36 Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic 37 Practical Nurse 38 Human Services 39 Community Social Work 40 Early Learning & Child Care 41 Educational Assistant 42


Arts and Culture 43 Aboriginal Arts 44 Artisan Entrepreuneur 45 Trades and Technical 46 Apprenticeship Electrician 47 Heavy Equipment Operator 48 Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician 49 Power Engineering 50 Apprenticeship Steamfitter-Pipefitter 51 Apprenticeship Welding 52 Pre-Employment Welding 53 Academic Upgrading 54 Continuing Education 56 Deny the ordinary


There are 280 post-secondary institutions across Canada – 26 of which are in Alberta. Deciding which one is right for you can be an intimidating task – which is why we’ve come up with a list of our favourite #PortagePerks to help you on your educational journey:


1. We offer flexible learning options. You can learn online, in class, part-time or full-time.

2. Living in the North means you have access to additional scholarships and bursaries. For example, the Northern Alberta Development Council provides over $800,000 in bursaries to university and college students training in northern Alberta.


3. All of our campuses are no more than a 10 minute drive from a beach, golf course or an electrical outlet (you know, to plug in your car when it’s cold).

4. We regularly work with industry to develop strong curriculums that employers want.

5. 86% of our grads find employment in their field within 6 months and 100% of employers would hire another Portage College graduate.

6. Enjoy canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing, star-gazing, camping or hiking?

Portage is the place for you. There is an abundance of outdoor activities and adventures right at your doorstep.

7. Northern Alberta is a prime location to see the aurora borealis. 8. We promise small class sizes. Our teacher to student ratio is 1:14. 9. Free admission to all Voyageur Men’s Hockey home games! 4

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Fort McMurray


Lac La Biche


Cold Lake St. Paul





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LAC LA BICHE Where? Lac La Biche is located 220 km northeast of Edmonton on the southern shore of Lac La Biche Lake.

What programs? •

Aboriginal Arts

Academic Upgrading

Accounting Technician

Apprenticeship Steamfitter-Pipefitter

Apprenticeship Welding

Artisan Entrepreneurship

Business Administration

Community Social Work

Early Learning & Childcare

Educational Assistant

Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic

Natural Resources Technology

Office Administration

Open Studies

Power Engineering

Practical Nurse (blended delivery)

Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician

Pre-Employment Welding

University Programs

What’s there to do for fun? •

Head to the beach after class. There’s over 100 in the region!

Did we mention the golf course is only 11 km away?

Take a dip in the Portage Pool.

Cheer on the Voyageurs Men’s Hockey team at the Bold Center.

Embrace the winter - try snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling or participate in the annual Polar Bear swim.


Attend one of the many festivals.

Join the local theatre company!

Give archery a shot with the Lakeland Archers.

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COLD LAKE Where? The City of Cold Lake is situated in Alberta’s “Lakeland” district, 300 km northeast of Edmonton, near the Alberta-Saskatchewan provincial border.

What programs? •

Academic Upgrading

Accounting Technician

Apprenticeship Electrician

Business Administration

Community Social Work

Early Learning & Child Care

Educational Assistant

Office Administration

Open Studies

Power Engineering

Practical Nurse

University Programs

What’s there to do for fun? •

Go fishing at the Marina or Cold Lake Provincial Park.

Cool off with a swim at Kinosoo Beach.

Catch a concert at the Energy Centre.

Hit the slopes at Kinosoo Ridge.

Go on an adventure: hike, canoe, or check out the one-of-a-kind shops on mainstreet.


Join (or start) a student club!

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ST. PAUL Where?

Located approximately 200 km from Edmonton, St. Paul has all the services you could want, such as shopping centres, numerous sports and recreational centres, swimming pool facilities, bowling alley and an 18 hole golf course. St. Paul is also home to our multi-million dollar Food Sciences Centre.

What programs? •

Academic Upgrading


Culinary Arts

Educational Assistant

Early Learning & Childcare

Institutional Cook

Practical Nurse (blended delivery)

Pre-Employment Cooking

University Programs

What’s there to do for fun? •

Visit the world’s first UFO Landing Pad.

Go glow bowling at Parellel Lanes.

Catch a movie at the Elite Theatre.

Get outside! Grab your golf clubs and hit the links in the summer or break out your cross-country skis in the winter.

Attend one of the many cultural events at the St. Paul People’s Museum or Visual Arts Centre.


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BOYLE Where?

The Village of Boyle is located 160 km north of Edmonton on Highway 63.

What programs? •

Heavy Equipment Operator

What’s there to do for fun? • • •

Enjoy brunch with your classmates. Join a recreational hockey team at the Boyle Arena. Plan a day trip to Long Lake Provincial Park and spend the day swimming, water skiing, biking or hiking. Head to Long Lake Ski Hill and spend a Saturday snowboarding or downhill skiing.

Additional community Campuses offering Academic Upgrading are located in Frog Lake, Goodfish Lake and Saddle Lake.


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Life in Northern Alberta When it comes to college, academics are the reason why you’re here – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while you study! Our unique campus locations have a ton of fun things for students to do during off hours. Outdoor activities are abundant in Northern Alberta and there is no shortage of camping, boating, skiing, snow-shoeing, golfing, fishing, ice fishing, swimming, and hiking opportunities as a student at Portage. Pay a visit to Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park to experience the jewel of Lac La Biche. Attend the Visual Arts Centre or hit up the Parallel Lanes for a night of bowling in St. Paul. Spend a day browsing through one-of-a-kind shops in Cold Lake, known as the retail hub of the Lakeland. There are also fantastic annual community events at every campus location, such as the Lac La Biche Winter Festival of Speed, the Maple Flag event in Cold Lake which hosts international Air Forces, and the Hillbilly Jam in St. Paul, an outdoor music festival.

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Create change. Share your voice. Make a difference. Every student at Portage College is an automatic member of the Students’ Association (SAPC), but there are great opportunities to get involved in the inner-workings of Portage by joining the Students’ Association Executive Council. The SAPC represents all Portage students and works towards a greater student experience for all. Plan fun events and develop cool initiatives to get students excited! Be a part of the planning, and make decisions that affect Portage students – from how to use allotted SAPC funds on what matters to students, to liaising with other post-secondary institutions. If you are passionate about student government, politics, event planning, advocacy, or higher education, getting involved in the Students’ Association is sure to provide you with fantastic experiences you can apply to your future aspirations.

Student Ambassador Program Be an Ambassador for Portage College and earn volunteer credit while doing it! The Student Ambassador program is always looking for positive, energetic and passionate students who are excited to proudly represent Portage College. Some of the many opportunities to become involved include: • • • • •

Promote Portage College in the community at info sessions, high school visits or other events Host campus tours for prospective students or community groups Participate in Public Relations media projects such as producing or starring in student testimonials Assist at Portage College events, fundraisers, appreciation dinners, career fairs, and more Be creative by sharing ideas about how to promote Portage College in your community

20 hours of time invested in the Student Ambassador program will earn you a Certificate of Recognition signed by the President of Portage College! You will also be eligible for exclusive scholarships and bursaries for student leaders. Join our program and leave your mark on Portage College.

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ATHLETICS Portage College boasts three different ACAC athletic teams: • Men’s Hockey • Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Curling • Men’s and Women’s Golf Voyageur athletes are known for being dedicated and hardworking. Portage College is always trying to expand our sports and recreation to give every student a chance to play. If you’re interested in participating in Portage College Athletics, contact: Jim Knight, Manager of Recreation and Athletics

RECREATION If organized sports aren’t your thing, don’t worry. We have plenty of recreation activities available for you to enjoy. In addition to free fitness classes and workout facilities at our Lac La Biche and Cold Lake campuses, check out our rockclimbing wall, ping pong tables and other fun activities for students. And don’t forget, students get free admission to all Voyageur Men’s Hockey home games at the Bold Center in Lac La Biche. So come on down and cheer them on.

BE FIT FOR LIFE The Be Fit For Life Network has been Alberta’s source for active living since 1982. The Network is comprised of nine regional centres focusing on providing services, programs and resources to promote the benefits of active living and physical activity. The Network is also associated with the Alberta Active Living Partners Network and the Provincial Fitness Unit. The Network is funded by the Alberta Sport Connection.


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Living on campus has many advantages. Our Residence Team coordinates student housing and does a fabulous job of making your college experience safe, supportive and fun. Here are just a few benefits of living on campus: • • •

Easy access to campus facilities and resources Walking distance from the College Neighbours with similar interests and hobbies

Lac La Biche We offer housing for single students and families at our Lac La Biche campus. Our on-campus Residence Hall, attached to the main campus building on two floors, offers students self-contained rooms designed for two students to share. Each room includes two beds and two desks, a kitchenette with a twoburner stove top and fridge, table and chairs, and a full bathroom. Common lounges in Residence have microwaves, vacuums, laundry and TVs with cable. Singles townhouses are also on campus, and a short walk to the main building. Fully furnished townhouses are shared by four students, each with their own bedroom. There are two bathrooms, a living room, dining room andfull kitchen. Each unit has cable TV provided at no cost to the student. Laundry access is also available.


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A total of 50 units of two, three and four bedroom townhouse accommodations are available for families. All family townhouses are furnished. Due to high demand, only students who reside further than 75 km from Lac La Biche will be considered for family housing.

St. Paul Our modern two-bedroom dorms at the St. Paul Campus can house single students or small families and include a full-size kitchen and bathroom. Laundry is available onsite.

Boyle With 40 single person rooms, our Boyle facility is maintained to the highest possible standards to accommodate both students and general public in a camp style living environment. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV and an individual fridge. At this time, campus residence is not available at our Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Saddle Lake or Goodfish campuses.

How do I apply for housing?

What should I pack?

Complete a student accommodation form and submit it with your application form. Once you receive written notification of acceptance into your program, you will be required to provide the security deposit within two weeks to hold your accomodation space. Full time students pay rent monthly.

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Family applicants must also include rental references. Upon review of applications, family applicants will be contacted to set up an appointment for an interview to determine eligibility. All accepted students will receive a letter of confirmation.


Alarm clock Bed linens (single bed) Cooking pots & pans (one each) Cooking utensils Cup/mug/glass/plate/bowl/silverware (one each) Dish rag/tea towel Extension cord Hangers Laundry bag Laundry detergent Mattress pad (single bed) School supplies (pens, paper, stapler etc.) Slippers or inside shoes Toiletry items Towels

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT HOUSING? Our Housing and Campus Supervision staff are onsite and available to assist you. For additional information check our website or call 780-623-5573 or toll free at 1-866-623-5551 ext. 5573.

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FUNDING OPTIONS STUDENT AID ALBERTA Student loans are available for those in full-time studies or part-time studies and applicants must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in an approved program of study in order to qualify for the funding. Full-time applications are assessed for Canada Student Loans and Alberta Student Loans. Both the federal and provincial governments offer a variety of grant funding that is nonrepayable and intended for students with higher financial need. Please note: Academic Upgrading enrolled students do not qualify for Student Aid Alberta. These loan applications are available in print or on-line at studentaid. and can take up to six weeks to process.


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Academic Upgrading students will apply for this type funding. Tuition, fees, books and living allowance may be available to those who qualify. Funding can take 6-8 weeks to process.

Individuals who are Treaty Status may qualify for funding through their Band. Programs funded vary with each Band as does the application deadline. We recommend students contact their Band Education Counsellor or Social Development department for further information.

NOTE: Academic Upgrading students who are Treaty Status living on reserve may qualify for tuition, fees and books with a living allowance provided by their Band.

MÉTIS SETTLEMENT GENERAL COUNCIL Registered members of Métis Settlements may be eligible for sponsorship through the Strategic Training Incentive fund (STI). Funding is available for most programs offered at Portage College; however students need to contact their Settlement Office for more information.

RUPERTSLAND INSTITUTE / MÉTIS NATION OF ALBERTA (MNA) FUNDING Individuals who are nonland based Métis members should contact their nearest zone office (Zone 1 for Lac La Biche) or the Rupertsland Institute Coordinator to discuss funding for training to employment programs which include degree programs, diploma or technology programs, certificates, trades, and some upgrading.

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & BURSARIES Portage College offers over $300,000 in awards, scholarships and bursaries every year! To qualify, students must be enrolled in, or have successfully graduated from a program and fulfil specific requirements. Visit our website for a full list of scholarships and awards and the requirements.

High school students entering directly into a Portage College postsecondary program, without breaks in high school study

Enrolled in a program full time

Must be coming to school the same year as completing high school with no other post-secondary or upgrading in between

Must be attending a program of at least eight weeks in length


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UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS Start a Bachelor of Arts, Science, Education, Social Work or Commerce degree at Portage College. A variety of first and second year university courses are offered in a number of delivery modalities. We offer small class sizes and one-on-one attention from university professors to ensure students are successful in reaching their goals. Attend lectures face to face in a classroom, or experience blended modality, meaning combinations of course delivery methods including video conferencing, Blackboard Collaborate, Moodle, and E-campus. Attend as a full-time or part-time student, depending on your individual needs. • • •

Full-time or part-time Individual course credit for transfer Offered at our Cold Lake, Lac La Biche and St. Paul campuses


English 30-1* and four core courses

* Other options are available for students with English 30-2. You are always encouraged to speak to an advisor for specific course requirements.

Please note: We always recommend speaking directly with a Student Advisor to plan your postsecondary journey to ensure you receive the transferability you require to reach your longterm goals.


Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Science

TRANSFERABILITY: • • • • • • • •

University of Alberta University of Calgary Athabasca University MacEwan University University of Lethbridge King’s University College Mount Royal University Concordia University of Edmonton


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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN In less than one year, receive extensive training in the most current software applications that will get you the job you want in the world of business. Learn manual and computerized accounting, communications and financial math, along with instruction in accounting projects, basic management principles, and office and reception duties. Take your career anywhere businesses operate with in-demand and highly portable skills. This 35-week program includes a three-week practicum placement so you can get valuable work experience. • • •

Full-time Certificate Offered at our Lac La Biche and Cold Lake campuses

COURSES: ACCT105 ─ Payroll ACCT108 ─ Accounting Projects ACCT116 ─ Intro to Accounting I


ACCT117 ─ Intro to Accounting II

Grade 11 or equivalent with credit in: • English 20, 20-1, 20-2, or 23; • Math 20 (Applied or Pure), 20-1, 20-2 or 23 OR successful completion of basic skills tests (Nelson Denny and Business Math)

BUSI113 ─ Job Search

BUSI101 ─ Office Essentials BUSI121 ─ Integrated Projects I BUSI122 ─ Integrated Projects II BUSI140 ─ Business Practicum

TRANSFERABILITY: Courses are accepted by the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) within the CIB professional development program.

COMA101 ─ Word Processing - Introductory COMA102 ─ Word Processing - Intermediate COMA103 ─ Word Processing - Advanced COMA111 ─ Spreadsheets - Introductory COMA112 ─ Spreadsheets - Intermediate


Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk Bookkeeper Accounting Clerk

COMA113 ─ Spreadsheets - Advanced COMA115 ─ Database - Introductory COMA116 ─ Database - Intermediate COMA145 ─ Intro to Operating System Software COMM123 ─ Business Communications I COMM124 ─ Business Communications II KEYB136 ─ Keyboarding MATH117 ─ Business Mathematics

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATION The Office Administration program will prepare you for immediate employment in a constantly changing technological and office environment. Obtain the knowledge and skills you need to qualify for administrative support positions in business, government, and industry. Attain knowledge in computer systems that employers look for. Come away with skills in accounting, filing, reception, telephone, mail, and interpersonal and teamwork relations. The program includes a three-week placement to get on-the-job experience before entering the workforce. • • •

Full-time Certificate Offered at our Cold Lake and Lac La Biche campuses

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Grade 11 or equivalent with credit in: • English 20, 20-1 or 20-2 or 23; • Math 10-C, 10-3, or Math 10 (Applied or Pure); Math 13, Math 24, at least 60% in Math 10-Prep; • OR successful completion of basic skills admission tests (Nelson Denny and Business Math)

TRANSFERABILITY: Graduates will be accepted into Year II of Office Administration programs at Grande Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, Lethbridge Community College, Bow Valley College.



Receptionist Administration Assistant Bookkeeper Executive Assistant

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COURSES: ACCT101 ─ Accounting BUSI107 ─ Document Formatting I BUSI108 ─ Document Formatting II BUSI113 ─ Job Search BUSI115 ─ Human Relations for Business BUSI121 ─ Integrated Projects I BUSI122 ─ Integrated Projects II BUSI142 ─ Business Practicum COMA101 ─ Word Processing - Introductory COMA102 ─ Word Processing - Intermediate COMA103 ─ Word Processing - Advanced COMA111 ─ Spreadsheets - Introductory COMA112 ─ Spreadsheets - Intermediate COMA113 ─ Spreadsheets - Advanced COMA115 ─ Database - Introductory COMA116 ─ Database - Intermediate COMA145 ─ Intro to Operating System Software COMM123 ─ Business Communications I COMM124 ─ Business Communications II KEYB136 ─ Keyboarding MATH115 ─ Business Math OFFR100 ─ Office Management

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION In the Business Administration diploma course of study, apply theoretical concepts to real world business situations, master computer applications using Microsoft Office Suite software, and develop time management and interpersonal skills. Build a strong foundation of the fundamental principles of business before continuing into the second year of study in Accounting or Management. • • •

Full-time Certificate (1 year) or Diploma (2 years with option of majoring in Accounting, Human Resources or Management) Offered at our Lac La Biche and Cold Lake campuses

COURSES: ACCT211 ─ Management Accounting ACCT212 ─ Computerized Accounting ACCT215 ─ Financial Accounting I ACCT220 ─ Tax


ACCT225 ─ Financial Accounting II

Grade 12 or equivalent with: • English 30, 30-1, 30-2, or 33; and • Math 30 (Applied or Pure), 30-1, 30-2, or 33; or • Successful completion of basic skills tests (Nelson Denny and Business Math)

BUSI221 ─ Human Resource Management


BUSI226 ─ Leadership Development

The following post-secondary institutions offer full credit for first year: Keyano College, SAIT, Red Deer College and Lakeland College.

COMM2110 ─ Comm. & Info Management

Some transfer credit is also available through: Athabasca University, Concordia University College, King’s University College, NAIT, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Chartered Accountants of Canada.

BUSI211 ─ Intro to Electronic Commerce BUSI222 ─ Operations Management BUSI223 ─ Small Business Management BUSI225 ─ Strategic Management CMIS200 ─ Comp. Management Info Systems FINA211 ─ Business Finance MATH118 ─ Business Statistics


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NATURAL RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY The NRT program emphasizes the importance of stewardship of the natural resources that grow and live among us. Students learn about the importance of cooperative planning and management of environmental resources with communities and organizations. Graduates with an education in environmental sustainability are in high demand across Canada. • • •

Full-time Diploma (2 years) Offered at the Lac La Biche Campus

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Alberta high school diploma with at least: • English 30-1*, English 30, or 60% in English 30-2 or 33; • Biology 30* (recommended), or 60% in Biology 20 • Chemistry 30*, or 60% in Chemistry 20 • Math 30-1*, Math 30-2, Pure Math 30, Math 30, or 60% in Applied Math 30 or Math 33 *Transfer to universities may be affected for students entering the diploma without English 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Math 30-1.

COURSES: EASC101 ─ Introduction to Earth Sciences:

Geology and Geomorphology

NRES105 ─ Communications NRES106 ─ Introduction to Soils NRES107 ─ Water and Wetlands NRES108 ─ Field Botany NRES109 ─ Mapping and Navigation NRES110 ─ Weeds and Weed Control NRES111 ─ GPS/GIS and Aerial Photo Interpretation NRES112 ─ Introductory Fish and Wildlife NRES113 ─ Forest Land Management

TRANSFERABILITY: Graduates of the Natural Resources Technology diploma may be accepted into year three of the Bachelor of Applied Science: Environmental Management degree program at Lakeland College. Students who complete Organic and Inorganic Chemistry courses may also be accepted into year three of the Bachelor of Applied Science: Reclamation/Remediation degree program at Lakeland College.


Forest Technician Environmental Field Technician

NRES114 ─ Industry Certifications NRES115 ─ Fisheries NRES120 ─ Work Experience BIOL208 ─ Principles of Ecology NRES205 ─ Petroleum Land Management NRES206 ─ Soil Conservation NRES207 ─ Environmental Law NRES208 ─ Global Issues NRES210 ─ Reclamation NRES202 ─ Environmental Planning NRES203 ─ Wildlife Techniques NRES204 ─ GPS Site Assessment NRES214 ─ Statistics and Data Management

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BAKING A bakers job varies depending on employment. For example, if a baker is employed by a small local bakery then most of the work would be done as part of a close-knit team to produce a variety of baked goods. In a large industrial-scale bakery, it woud be more typical for many bakers to work cooperatively in order to produce mass quantities of baked goods. Bakers prepare pastries, bake different types of bread and rolls and other sweet goods, and prepare batters for different types of muffins, cookies and cakes. With the latest technology and techniques, our Baking program uses hands-on education to teach you the preparing, baking, and decorating of breads, cakes and pastries. • • •

Full-time Certificate (1 year) Offered at the Food Sciences Centre in our St. Paul Campus

COURSES: BAKE005 ─ Bakery Fundamentals BAKE010 ─ Product Making IA BAKE015 ─ Baking Theory I BAKE020 ─ Product Making IB BAKE025 ─ Product Making IC BAKE030 ─ Baking Theory 2 BAKE035 ─ Product Making 2A


BAKE040 ─ The Baking Professional

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BAKE050 ─ Professional Experience

Grade 10 English: 10-1 or 10-2 Grade 10 Math: 10, 10-3, 13, Applied, Pure, 10C, * We recommend that students register as apprentices

BAKE045 ─ Product Making 2B

TRANSFERABILITY: Students who successfully complete the Baking Certificate can choose to write the journeyman baker exam. To become a certified journeyman baker, students must complete additional required employment hours.


Industrial Baker Pastry Chef Camp Cook/Catering

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CULINARY ARTS It’s true that there are different paths to take you to a career in culinary. But none are as productive and worthwhile as attending our Culinary Arts Diploma program. We will provide you with all the specialized skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the growing food services industry. Our program will give you a solid foundation in international and regional foods as well as courses in culinary management, nutrition, and even an introduction to food processing. • • •

Full-time Diploma (2 years) Offered at the Food Sciences Centre in our St. Paul Campus


English 10-2 Math 10-3 or Entrance Exam (CAAT-C) or GED (pass mark in all five tests)


Executive chef Sous chef Instructor Restaurant owner

COURSES: CULA183 ─ Kitchen Introduction CULA184 ─ Fundamental Stocks, Soups & Sauces CULA185 ─ Fundamental Fruits, Vegetables & Starches CULA186 ─ Fundamental Proteins CULA187 ─ Culinary Math CULA188 ─ Introduction to Baking CULA189 ─ Breakfast & Lunch CULA190 ─ Cold Kitchen CULA192 ─ Advanced Fruits, Vegetables & Starches CULA193 ─ Meats & Poultry CULA194 ─ Fish & Seafood CULA195 ─ Baking & Pastries CULA196 ─ Pantry & Cheeses CULA197 ─ Balanced Nutrition CULA198 ─ Kitchen Management CULA199 ─ Practicum CULA200 ─ Garde Manger & Buffet CULA201 ─ Front of the House CULA202 ─ Computer Skills CULA203 ─ Menu Design CULA204 ─ Regional Foods CULA205 ─ Intro to Food Processing CULA206 ─ Culinary Management CULA207 ─ International Cuisine CULA208 ─ Food, Wine & Beverage CULA209 ─ Advance Baking CULA210 ─ Dining Cuisine CULA211 ─ Exam Preparation


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INSTITUTIONAL COOK Our program will prepare you to work in commercial and institutional kitchens. You will learn everything there is to know about large quantity food production and the use of bulk cooking methods with specialized equipment. You’ll also be taught office and management skills of a working kitchen. Just two semesters will get you an Institutional Cook certificate and eligibility to write your first-year apprenticeship. In addition to all of this, you also receive certificates in National Food Safety, WHMIS and First Aid. • • •

Full-time Certificate (1 year) Offered at the Food Sciences Centre in our St. Paul Campus


Successful Trades Exam A or Math 10-3 and English 10-2 or GED (pass mark in all five tests)

COURSES: CULA139 ─ Value Added Products CULA140 ─ Cooking Fundamentals CULA141 ─ Trade Calculations 1 CULA149 ─ Breakfast, Beverages & Dairy Products CULA158 ─ Meat Portioning 1 CULA159 ─ Stocks, Soups & Sauces 1 CULA160 ─ Bakeshop 1 CULA161 ─ Pantry 1 CULA162 ─ Entremetier 1


CULA163 ─ Meat Cooking I CULA164 ─ Practicum

You may continue your training to achieve a Journeyman certificate.


Camp Cook Caterer Line Cook in large kitchens, such as hospitals, senior housing, hotels and more

CULA174 ─ Institutional Nutrition CULA175 ─ Institutional Bake Shop CULA176 ─ Institutional Soup & Sauces* CULA177 ─ Institutional Vegetables & Sauces* CULA178 ─ Institutional Meats* CULA179 ─ Institutional Management CULA180 ─ Practical Application CULA181 ─ Practicum * theory

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER The 16-week EMR program is designed to provide entry level pre-hospital training for individuals wishing to start a career in industrial or emergency medical services (EMS). The program is offered online so you can remain in your home community for much of the training period. You are required to attend an onsite orientation, followed by paced, online learning with instructional support. During these weeks you will attend a total of 12 days of onsite lab sessions. During the final lab session you will perform a final simulation evaluation and a written exam. You will also complete a professional driving course for EMS providers and a placement. • •

Certificate (16 weeks) Offered online with labs scheduled in Lac La Biche



Emergency Medical Responder

COURSES: EMRC100 ─ EMR Theory EMRC101 ─ EMR Practical

Minimum: • English 10 • 18 years of age

EMRP ─ EMR Placement EMS250 ─ Professional Driving

Recommended: • 50% in English 30-1, 30-2 or 30-33 • Chemistry 30 or Biology 30 or other 30 level science, Math 20 Applied or Pure or Math 23 Note: Mature student without Biology 30 can write Biology Entrance Exam Must Have: • Valid CPR certificate for Health Care Provider or Level C issued within six months of program start date • Standard First Aid Certificate within one year of start date • Valid Class 5 drivers licence For full admission requirements, please visit


DID YOU KNOW ALL OF OUR HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS ARE HANDS ON? You’ll use state-of-the-art manequins and computer simulated scenarios to get the hands-on training you need in our EMR, EMT, Paramedic and Practical Nurse programs.

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN There’s no doubt about it, EMT is an exciting career. EMTs are often the first responders in the event of an accident or a life threatening situation. If you want to become part of a dynamic, challenging team then take a look at the two training formats offered at Portage.



You’ll start with a five-day onsite week followed by two weeks of online instruction working from home. You’ll then return for 12 weeks of classroom and lab instruction prior to field placement for a total of 26 weeks of training.

ONLINE: The 37-week online format offers you a unique alternative to the onsite delivery allowing you to remain in your home community for the majority of the training period. You will attend a total of 10 onsite training weeks in addition to the field placements. • •

Certificate Offered at our Lac La Biche Campus

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Educational: • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent with: Minimum 50% English 30-1, or English 30-2, or English 30/33, Chemistry 30 or Biology 30 or other 30 level Science, Math 20-1, or Math 20-2 or Math 20 (Applied or Pure) or Math 23 • Mature student without Biology 30 can write Biology Entrance Exam • If student has equivalency diploma, must write CAAT C with a stanine of 5 in all areas, (omit Science and Number Operations) • EMR certificate • CPR certificate for Health Care Provider or Level C issued within six months of course start date Documents: • Unrestricted EMR ACP registration or a signed waiver agreeing to have an ACP registration by the end of the Didactic portion of the course • Proof of registration for the next ACP EMR examination • Completed medical form • Personal resume and research assignment. For full admission requirements, please visit


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Emergency Medical Technician

COURSES: EMS250 ─ Professional Driving EMTA101 ─ EMT Theory EMTA102 ─ EMT Practical EMTA110 ─ Ambulance Practicum EMTA111 ─ Clinical Placement

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PARAMEDIC The Paramedic program at Portage is a two-year intensive learning experience. Included in the program is 10 weeks of mandatory onsite training in addition to hundreds of hours of hands-on practicum learning. At the end of two years, you will have spent more than 900 hours training with certified ambulance crews and almost 300 hours in a hospital setting. • •

Diploma (2 years) Offered online with labs at our Lac La Biche Campus

COURSES: BIOL230 ─ Anatomy I BIOL231 ─ Physiology I BIOL232 ─ Physiology II


COMM135 ─ Communications for

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EMS250 ─ Professional Driving

18 years of age Unrestricted EMT ACP registration or a signed waiver agreeing to have an ACP registration by the end of the Didactic portion of the course Grade 12 with minimum 50% in English 30-1 or 30-2 (30 or 33), Chemistry 30 or Biology 30 or other 30 level science, Math 20 or 23, Math 20-1 or 20-2, Math 20 (Applied or Pure).

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Health Professionals

EMTP203 ─ Intermediate Skills EMTP211 ─ Intro to Pharmacology EMTP221 ─ Physical Examination &

History Gathering

EMTP226 ─ Obstetrics EMTP227 ─ Professional Paramedic


EMTP202 ─ Advanced Paramedic Skills

Students who complete the Paramedic program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Administration at Athabasca University and the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at SAIT.

EMTP222 ─ Emergency Diagnosis & Treatment

The following three courses transfer to and from Portage College University Programs; BIOL230 - Anatomy I, BIOL231 - Physiology I and BIOL232 - Physiology II.

EMTP246 ─ Intermediate Paramedic

EMTP212 ─ Advanced Pharmacology EMTP241 ─ Aeromedical/Survival Courses EMTP242 ─ Clinical Placement

Ambulance Placement

EMTP248 ─ Final Paramedic Ambulance Placement



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PRACTICAL NURSE Compassion will always be at the heart of nursing, but the profession is about so much more. Licensed Practical Nurses are taking a more active role in the delivery of healthcare. There has never been a more opportune and exciting time to become an LPN. Our two-year diploma program delivered either onsite or blended will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work in a wide variety of health care settings. Once you graduate from the program you will be eligible to write the national licensing examination administered through the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. The Practical Nurse Blended Delivery offers students a unique alternative to traditional face-to-face on-campus programs by providing multi-modal instruction. Instruction can include Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate and video conferences combined with face-to-face instruction. • • •

Diploma Blended delivery at Lac La Biche and St. Paul Onsite delivery in Cold Lake

COURSES: BIOL230 ─ Anatomy I BIOL231/2 ─ Physiology I/II COMM135 ─ Communications for

Health Professionals

ENGL102 ─ Intro Composition HEED105 ─ Health Education NPRT155 ─ Nursing Practice I: Cont. Care NURS148 ─ Nursing Foundations I:

Intro to Nursing


NURS149 ─ Nursing Foundations II:

A minimum of the following: • 60% in English 30 (30-1) or 70% in English 33 (30-2) • 50% in Math 20-1 or Math 20 or Math 20 Pure OR • 60% in Math 20 Applied or Math 20-2 or Math 23 • 60% in Biology 30

NURS150 ─ Applied Pharmacology

Please check our website for a full list of requirements.

NPRT215 ─ Nursing Practice 3: Acute Care


NPRT220 ─ Nursing Practice 4: Focused

Diploma will be considered for admission to Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration program at MacEwan University. A post LPN degree in nursing program is available through Athabasca University.

NURS200 ─ Nursing Foundations 3:

The following Portage College courses are transferable to and from University Studies; BIOL230 - Anatomy I, BIOL231/2 – Physiology I/II, ENGL102 - Intro Composition, HEED105 - Health Education, PSYC104 Intro Psychology and SOCI101 - Intro to Sociology.

Basic Nursing

NURS152 ─ Health Assessment PSYC104 ─ Intro Pyschology NPRT210 ─ Nursing Practice 2: Acute Care

NPRT225 ─ Nursing Practice 5: Consolidated

Medical Surgery

NURS202 ─ Nursing Foundations 4: Trans. to Practical Nurse Graduate

NURS203 ─ Nursing Foundations 5: Maternity NURS204 ─ Nursing Foundations 6:

Mental Health


NURS205 ─ Nursing Foundations 7: Pediatrics

Licensed Practical Nurse

NURS206 ─ Nursing Foundations 8: Community Nursing

SOCI101 ─ Intro to Sociology 38

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COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORK Social Workers are here to make a difference. From individuals and families to larger social groups and communities, Social Work is all about improving quality of life. If you’re someone who enjoys helping people or seeing positive change happen, a career in Social Work is exactly what you’re looking for. • • •

Full or part-time Diploma (2 years) Offered at our Cold Lake and Lac La Biche campuses

COURSES: ANTH250 ─ North American Aboriginals ELEC100 ─ Elective


ENGL102 ─ Intro Composition

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PSYC104 ─ Intro Psychology

Grade 12 Diploma with 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 Three academic/professional letters of reference within the last five years Signed student agreement declaring at least two years freedom from alcohol and substance abuse Criminal Record Check Waiver Form

PSYC102 ─ Developmental Psychology SOCI101 ─ Intro Sociology SOCW110 ─ Practicum SOCW131 ─ Intro to Social Work


SOCW132 ─ Social Work Practice

Graduates are eligible to become a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers. Portage College also offers a transfer agreement with the University of Calgary and Athabasca University for a Bachelor of Social Work program.

ELEC200 ─ Elective


SOCW217 ─ Social Policy

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SOCW219 ─ Community Development

Social Worker Counsellor Agency Worker

SOCW133 ─ Social Work Interviewing PSYC285 ─ Abnormal Psychology SOCW210 ─ Practicum SOCW215 ─ Group Work SOCW218 ─ Rural & Northern Practice SOCW231 ─ Family Dynamics SOCW232 ─ Selected Issues in Social Work SOCW235 ─ Addictions SOCW238 ─ Social Work Research Methods


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EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE The Early Learning and Childcare Certificate and Diploma program at Portage College will provide any student with the opportunity to work with children from birth to age 12 in institutions or children’s programs. Students will gain the knowledge and skills in working with children in a variety of capacities— growth and development, disabilities and exceptionalities, family structure, health and wellness, behavioural strategies, language, literacy and more. In both years, students are exposed to practical experience in an early learning and childcare environment. This program is designed to be accessible, right from your home or office. • •

Certificate (1 year) or Diploma (2 years) Offered online

COURSES: ECDE100 ─ Human Development I ECDE103 ─ Field Practicum I / Integration ECDE111 ─ Guiding Behaviour ELCC107 ─ Infants & Toddlers


Grade 12 or equivalent with: - English 30-1 or 30-2 or 33 - Math 10 Applied or Pure or Math 13 or Math 10 or Math 10C or Math 10-3 - A score of 12.9 on Nelson Denny Test (if less than 60% in English 30/33 or English 30-1 or 30-2) Criminal record check with vulnerable sector search

ELCC114 ─ Learning through Play ELCC122 ─ Roles & Responsibilities for ELCC ELCC130 ─ School Aged Care ELCC132 ─ Observing & Recording Skills & Applications ELCC133 ─ Field Practicum II ENGL100 ─ Written Communication RSER101 ─ Developmental Disabilities RSER103 ─ Interpersonal Competence


ECDE210 ─ Child Health

With the ELCC Diploma, 60 block credit hours can be transferred to Athabasca University’s BPA program.

ECEA206 ─ Sociology of the Family


Early Childcare Caregivers Instructional Assistant in schools and care programs

ECEA201 ─ Early Childhood Foundation ECEA209 ─ Children with Exceptionalities ELCC203 ─ Field Practicum I ELCC211 ─ Developmentally Appropriate Guidance ELCC212 ─ ELCC Curriculum ELCC215 ─ Intro to Daycare Administration ELCC222 ─ Language Growth & Development ELCC233 ─ Field Practicum II RSER201 ─ Advanced Studies in

Developmental Disabilities

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EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT The Educational Assistant Certificate and Diploma program is designed for individuals who have a passion and drive to work in the education system. The first-year Certificate program prepares students to work in the classroom assisting teachers and students one-on-one in the delivery and development of effective educational experiences for school-aged children. The second year diploma program prepares students to further expand their knowledge and expertise working with students in a K-12 classroom setting. In both years students will gain the skills and knowledge in the areas of child growth and development, learning strategies, interpersonal skills and professionalism. Practical hands-on experience is offered to students in both years of study. These programs can be accessed from anywhere and provide learners with an option that caters to a busy schedule.


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EDAS112 ─ Introductory Language & Literacy for

Certificate (1 year) or Diploma (2 years) Offered online

ECDE100 ─ Human Development I ECDE103 ─ Field Practicum I / Integration ECDE111 ─ Guiding Behaviour ECDE123 ─ Field Practicum II / Integration

Education Assistants


EDAS113 ─ Introductory Math Learning

ENGL100 ─ Written Communication

Grade 12 or equivalent with: - English 30-1 or 30-2 or 33 - Math 10 Applied or Pure or Math 13 or Math 10 or Math 10c or Math 10-3 Criminal record check with vulnerable sector search

TRANSFERABILITY: With the Eductional Assistant Diploma, 30 block credit hours can be transferred to Athabasca University’s BPA program.

EDAS122 ─ Roles & Responsibilities of the EA RSER101 ─ Development Disabilities RSER102 ─ Observation & Assessment RSER103 ─ Interpersonal Competence RSER122 ─ Program Design ECDE210 ─ Child Health ECEA201 ─ Early Childhood Foundation ECEA206 ─ Sociology of the Family ECEA209 ─ Children with Exceptionalities


EDAS203 ─ Field Practicum I

Educational Assistant

EDAS211 ─ Advanced Behavioural Guidance for the EA

EDAS212 ─ Advanced Language &

Literacy Development

EDAS213 ─ Advanced Curriculum in Math EDAS223 ─ Field Practicum II RSER201 ─ Advanced Studies in


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ABORIGINAL ARTS Inspire your creativity and find your passion in the Aboriginal Arts Certificate program. This one-year certificate will provide you with the unique opportunity to study Aboriginal art and other types of media in a studio environment. Traditional and contemporary art practices are taught with historical significance such as: beading, carving, footwear, sewing, hide tanning and digital art. You will have the opportunity to explore different types of media and develop skills in producing and marketing art. • • •

Full-time Certificate (1 year) Offered at our Lac La Biche Campus


English Language 10-1 or 10-2 Placement evaluation (CAAT-C) Score of Stanine 4 or greater Interview Strong interest in Native Arts and Culture Computer literacy is recommended

COURSES: NATA090 ─ Communications & Computer Basics NATA110 ─ Hide Tanning I NATA112 ─ Sewing I NATA114 ─ Carving I NATA116 ─ Beadwork I NATA118 ─ Footwear I NATA120 ─ Decorative Arts I NATA122 ─ Nature Crafts I NATA166 ─ Visual Arts I NATA167 ─ Visual Arts II NATA168 ─ Visual Arts III


NATA169 ─ Visual Arts IV

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NATA171 ─ Art Expose

NATA170 ─ Digital Art

Freelance artist Aboriginal art instructor or facilitator


NATS119 ─ Native Studies

DID YOU KNOW OUR ABORIGINAL ARTS STUDENTS HOST AN ART EXPOSÉ EVERY YEAR? The exposé provides students with the opportunity to showcase and promote their work to their family, friends and the general public.


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ARTISAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP Inspiring advance teachings and artistic ability, the Artisan Entrepreneur Diploma program will take an artist to the next level. After successful completion of the Aboriginal Art Certificate program in year one, artists have the opportunity to enroll in the diploma program. Advance practices in traditional and contemporary art forms are taught in an environment that is geared towards students becoming their own independent artisan. You will develop skills in hide tanning, painting, drawing, carving, sewing, beadwork, footwear and decorative arts throughout the entirety of the program. The Artisan Entrepreneur program teaches students the entrepreneurial skills needed to become a successful and independent artisan or the skills needed to work in the field of Aboriginal or visual arts. • • •

Full-time Diploma (2 years) Offered at our Lac La Biche Campus


Successful completion of the Aboriginal Arts Certificate High school diploma English 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 High school transcripts Interview with Coordinator

COURSES: NATA111 ─ Hide Tanning II NATA113 ─ Sewing II NATA115 ─ Carving II NATA117 ─ Beadwork II NATA119 ─ Footwear II NATA121 ─ Decorative Arts II NATA123 ─ Nature Crafts II NATA173 ─ Visual Arts V - 2D VISA105 ─ Studio I VISA106 ─ Studio II NATS154 ─ Care & Collections NATA142 ─ Intro to Marketing Arts & Crafts ECOM100 ─ Creating an Online Business COMA141 ─ Computers COMM100 ─ Communication for Artists


NATA172 ─ Art Expose

Self employed artisan Aboriginal art instructor or facilitator Museum curator

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APPRENTICESHIP ELECTRICIAN In our Electrician program, you will learn to install, maintain, repair and operate electrical wiring and devices safely. Upon successful completion of your 4th Period training, you are awarded an Electrician Certificate. Once you pass your Provincial exam, you will receive your Journeyman Certification. • • •

Certificate Periods 1-4 offered Offered at our Cold Lake Campus

COURSES: Period 1 ELEC105 ─ Circuit Fundamentals


Recommended requirements: English 30-2, Math30-3, Physics 30, Chemistry 30 or Science 30 Minimum requirements: English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10 or Entrance Exam Category A Registered in Alberta as an Apprentice with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training

Note: Once accepted, mandatory fees and tuition are paid, a seat will be held.

ELEC110 ─ Standard Workplace Safety &

EMF Sources

ELEC115 ─ Lab Fundamentals ELEC120 ─ Code Part 1 & Drawings ELEC125 ─ Lab/Shop Period 2 ELEC205 ─ AC Current & Circuit Properties ELEC210 ─ RLC Circuits ELEC215 ─ Code Plans & Diagrams


ELEC220 ─ Heating & Cooling Systems

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ELEC230 ─ Lab/Shop

Residential Construction and Maintenance contractors Manufacturers Resource companies

ELEC225 ─ Magnetic Controls & Switching Circuits Period 3 ELEC310 ─ 3 Phase Principals ELEC315 ─ 3 Phase Motor Principles ELEC320 ─ Transformers ELEC325 ─ Code ELEC330 ─ Lab/Shop Period 4 ELEC410 ─ Machines ELEC420 ─ Control & Switching/PLC ELEC425 ─ Fire Alarm Systems ELEC430 ─ Applications of Electronics ELEC435 ─ Canadian Electrical Code,

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR You’ll begin the program by completing 40 hours of simulation equipment training and your safety tickets such as Construction Safety (CSTS), H2S Alive, Roadbuilders Safety (RSTS), First Aid and more. Practical training follows on heavy equipment such as excavators, dozers, graders. Theory in soils, surveying, service and maintenance will be taught. Upon successful completion of the training, you will receive your HEO certification. • • •

Full-time Certificate Offered at our Boyle Campus


English 10-1 or 10-2 Math 10 or Math 13 Science 10, Science 14 or CAAT testing Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence Program area interview

COURSES: CONT155 ─ Pipeline Safety CONT159 ─ Roadbuilders Safety DIAW101 ─ Diversity Awareness FAID070 ─ Standard First Aid/CPR/AED HEO110 ─ Basic Soil & Environment Awareness HEO112 ─ Surveying & Mapping HEO114 ─ Equipment Simulator Training HEO116 ─ Personal Management & Finance HEO118 ─ Heavy Equipment General Safety


HEO120 ─ Heavy Equipment Service & Maintenance

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HEO124 ─ Heavy Equipment Operation ─ Motor Grader

Heavy Equipment Operator Loader Operator Excavator Operator

HEO122 ─ Heavy Equipment Machine ─ Basic Operations HEO126 ─ Heavy Equipment ─ Dozer Crawler HEO128 ─ Heavy Equipment Operation ─ Excavator HEO130 ─ Additional Machine Awareness

Rock Truck, Packer, Skid Steer

SAFE070 ─ Transportation of Dangerous Goods SAFE071 ─ WHMIS SAFE072 ─ H2S Alive SAFE077 ─ Flagperson Training SAFE078 ─ Ground Disturbance


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PRE-EMPLOYMENT HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN This is a unique 16-week Heavy Equipment Technician program in which you train to maintain, repair and overhaul heavy, industrial equipment components such as suspensions, fifth wheel and pintle hitches, electrical and lighting systems, as well as hydraulic and air brake systems. The course offers you flexibility in your learning with blended delivery options to best meet your needs. The first 12 weeks of theory can be completed at our campus or online. • • •

16-week program 12 weeks online or on campus followed by 4 weeks on campus in Lac La Biche Upon successful completion you will have the opportunity to arrange to challenge the Apprenticeship Heavy Equipment Technician Period 1 exam.

COURSES: DIAW101 ─ Diversity Awareness DIAW102 ─ Diversity in the Workplace ENTREP ─ Entrepreneurship & Workplace Skills HETA101 ─ Standard Workplace Safety

materials and tools

HETA102 ─ Suspension, wheels & systems HETA103 ─ Hydraulics 1 & Hydraulic


HETA105 ─ Air brakes

Recommended requirements: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30 and a related career and technology studies courses Minimum requirements: English 20-2, Math20-3, Science 10 or Entrance Exam

brake systems

HETA104 ─ Electrical 1 & Electronics 1 HETA106 ─ Lab/Practical SAFE071 ─ WHMIS

Note: Once accepted, mandatory fees and tuition are paid, a seat will be held.


Shop helper/Service Technician Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician Heavy Equipment, Construction and Agriculture related industries

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POWER ENGINEERING Learn about boilers, steam and gas turbines, generators, pumps, compressors, pressure vessels and more and play a critical role in the safe, efficient operations of plants and facilities. This is an intense program with exceptional practicums in the oil and gas industry, leading to an abundance of career opportunities. Students successfully completing 4th Class may be selected into 3rd Class. • • • •

4th Class (25 weeks, including 160-hour field placement) 3rd Class (52 weeks, including 960-hour field placement) Offered at our Lac La Biche Campus 4th Class offered in Cold Lake

COURSES: 4th Class PENG112A ─ 4th Class Power Engineering Lab A PENG112B ─ 4th Class Power Engineering Lab B


PENG113A ─ 4th Class Power Engineering Theory A

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PENG114 ─ 4th Class Field Placement

High school diploma or equivalent 65% in English, Math and Physics or Science Recommended to carry on to 3rd, 2nd and 1st Class Power Engineering: 65% in any English 30, any Math 30 and Physics 30

Note: Program acceptance will include a selection process based on high school marks, other related certification, work experience, and an interview.



Power Engineer Plant Operator Building Control Operator Oil Field Operator

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PENG113B ─ 4th Class Power Engineering Theory B

Upon successful completion of 4th Class selections will be determined into 3rd Class 3rd Class PENG200 ─ Applied Science PENG202 ─ Plant Services PENG204 ─ Steam Generation PENG206 ─ Prime Movers & Auxiliaries PENG220 ─ 3rd Class Field Placement

APPRENTICESHIP STEAMFITTER PIPEFITTER The Steamfitter-Pipefitter program is offered in three periods. The program provides a combination of hands-on experience in the state-ofthe art shop, as well as hours of theory with experienced instructors. You’ll learn lay out, assemble, fabrication, maintenance and repair of water, steam, chemical or fuel pipe systems. • •

Certificate (8 weeks per period, 3 periods) Offered at our Lac La Biche Campus


Recommended requirements: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30, Chemistry 30 or Science 30 Minimum requirements: English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10 or Entrance Exam Category A Registered in Alberta as a Steamfitter-Pipefitter

Note: Once accepted, mandatory fees and tuition are paid, a seat will be held.

COURSES: Period 1 STE170 ─ Safety, Equipment & Materials STE171 ─ Heating and Practical Applications STE173 ─ Welding STE174 ─ Blueprints, Math and Science STE177 ─ Lab/Shop Period 2 STE270 ─ Low Temperature Heating Systems STE271 ─ Rigging & Material Handling STE274 ─ Piping, Math & Science STE276 ─ Blueprint Reading, Sketching & Drawing STE277 ─ Lab/Shop


Period 3

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STE372 ─ Process Piping & Specialty Systems

Pipeline Construction contractors and sub-contractors Thermal or steam generating plants Utility Companies Oil refineries Gas Plants Pulp Mills Chemical Plants

STE370 ─ Refridgeration & Controls STE375 ─ Blueprint Reading, Sketching & Drawing STE376 ─ Power & Heating Plants STE377 ─ Pipe Fabrication, Math and Science STE378 ─ Lab/Shop

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APPRENTICESHIP WELDER As an Apprentice Welder you will learn all about Gas Tungsten, Gas Metal Arc, Flux Core, Metal Core, Shielded Core, as well as welding practices and processes including grinding, braising and fusing of metals. You can expect great career opportunities working on various metal projects like beams, girders, vessels, piping and other metal components to make metal parts used in construction and manufacturing plants as well as repair welding of parts, tools, machines and equipment. • •

Certificate (8 weeks per period, 3 periods) Offered at our Lac La Biche Campus


Recommended requirements: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20, Chemistry 20 or Science 20 Minimum requirements: English 10-2, Math 10-3, or Entrance Exam Category A and a pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests

COURSES: Period 1 WELD160 ─ Welding Technology & Properties of Metals WELD161 ─ Cutting Lab WELD162 ─ FCAW Lab WELD170 ─ Workplace Safety & Tools WELD172 ─ Trades Math WELD177 ─ GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, SAW Theory Period 2 WELD265 ─ SMAW Lab

Note: Once accepted, mandatory fees and tuition are paid, a seat will be held.

WELD270 ─ SMAW One


WELD274 ─ SMAW Two

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Vessel or structural steel assembly Pipeline construction Commercial construction Steel fabrication Heavy Equipment Repair Experienced Welders advance in positions such as: Welder Inspector, Welding Foreman or Supervisor and Plant Supervisor

WELD271 ─ GTAW One WELD275 ─ GTAW Lab WELD278 ─ Pattern Development & Estimating Period 3 WELD365 ─ Cut Project WELD366 ─ Welds on Mild Steel Plate & Pipe WELD370 ─ SMAW Three WELD373 ─ Trade Science WELD374 ─ SMAW Lab WELD375 ─ GTAW Lab WELD376 ─ Drawing Interpretation


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PRE-EMPLOYMENT WELDING This is a Competency Based Apprenticeship Training (CBAT) program designed to provide an understanding of the theory and hands-on skills, if you are planning on a career in welding. With little or no previous experience, you will progress in the required core courses. To improve your employability additional courses taken are Construction Safety Training System (CSTS), H2S Alive, TDG, WHMIS, Standard First Aid, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Power Activated Tools, Aerial Platform Operation, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety and Rigging Basics. • • •

16-week program Upon successful completion you will have the opportunity to challenge the Apprenticeship Welder Period 1 exam. Offered at the Lac La Biche Campus


Recommended requirements: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20 Minimum requirements: English 10-2, Math 10-3 or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests or Entrance Exam A Note: Once accepted, mandatory fees and tuition are paid, a seat will be held.

COURSES: CONT120 ─ Construction Safety Training

Systems (CSTS)

EQOP152 ─ Aerial Platform Operations FAID070 ─ Standard First Aid/Level B CPR PWELD160 ─ Welding Technology & Properties of Metals PWELD161 ─ Cutting Lab PWELD162 ─ FCAW Lab PWELD170 ─ Workplace Safety & Tools PWELD172 ─ Trades Math PWELD177 ─ GMAW, FCAW, MCAW and SAW Theory PWELD178 ─ GMAW Lab SAFE070 ─ Transportation of Dangerous

Goods (TGD)



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SAFE073 ─ Confined Space Entry

SAFE072 ─ H2S Alive

Welder’s Helper Apprentice Welder


SAFE085 ─ Fall Protection


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ACADEMICS FOR CAREERS & EDUCATION Achieve success and start building your career through academic upgrading. Prepare for post-secondary or apprenticeship programs by acquiring the pre-requisites needed for applying or improving your employability chances. Upgrading isn’t about the past, it’s about your future.


Interview with advisor CAAT B Testing for Academic Foundations Written composition, Math placement assessment

PROGRAM PATHS: Academic Foundations Academic Foundations provides adult learners with the opportunity to expand their learning potential in a variety of courses (math, sciences, social studies, English and computers). The program is adapted for students from all different educational and personal backgrounds. Taught in an environment that is supportive and engaging, students have the opportunity to build their learning potential. Once students have successfully completed their first stage of upgrading, they will have the opportunity to continue their education in College Preparation.

College Preparation and UCEP

Lac La Biche September 26 , 2015 October 24, 2015 December 5, 2016 January 30, 2016 April 30, 2016 June 4, 2016

Cold Lake November 14, 2015 February 13, 2016 April 2, 2016 May 21, 2016 June 18, 2016

To book a testing date please call the Administrative Support in the department of Education and Cultural Arts at (780) 623-5518.

Students enrolled in College Preparation are looking to upgrade Alberta high school courses for the purpose of enrolling into a post-secondary program or to improve their employability chances. College Preparation will advance students to the next level of education and provide the necessary qualifications for a future career. Note: a variety of College Preparation courses are now delivered online. Check our website for more detailed information on course availability.

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ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION! We are committed to providing a comprehensive selection of quality short courses and programs. Let us be a part of your training to enhance your business and employment opportunities or leisure activities. Some of our individual and customized group training initiatives include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Airbrakes ARGO Level 1 and 2 Bear Awareness and Safety Chainsaw Safety - ENFORM or WTA Concussion Management Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) Defensive Driving Driver Training Class 5 Fall Protection OSSA I and III First Aid, Emergency / CPR Flag Person Forestry Crew Worker GPS Basics H2S Alive OSSA Radio Operator (Aeronautical) Potable and Wastewater Systems Management Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) Skid Steer Operation Snowmobile Safety Spill Responder TDG / WHMIS Truck Transport Class Wildland Firefighter – Firetack Crew Member

And many more! Contact our friendly staff at 780-623-5631 or toll-free at 1-866-623-5551 to learn more.

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APPLICATION PROCESS: STEP 1: INTEREST Interested in a program? Check the admissions requirements on our website or speak to one of our Student Advisors.

STEP 2: APPLY Apply online at or complete an application form and submit by mail, fax or in-person at any of our campuses.

STEP 3: TRANSCRIPTS Online applicati0n: Your transcripts will be automatically sent to us. Paper application: Arrange to have the necessary transcripts sent to us.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS: STEP 1: RESEARCH Find thousands of trades and occupations listed on the Province of Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training website, commonly referred to as Trade Secrets (

STEP 2: FIND AN EMPLOYER Search for job postings using the newspaper and online advertisements. Be persistent. Ask everyone you know working in a trades related career about employment possibilities that would be of interest to you.

STEP 3: APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATION AND CONTRACT Once you have found employment, download an application form from the Trade Secrets website. This form must be completed and signed by both you and your employer.

STEP 4: FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION Yes, you will earn a wage while you are completing your apprenticeship training ─ but you may need a financial boost to help cover the full cost. To find out if you are eligible for financial assistance, visit the Trade Secrets website.


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