Grande Prairie Regional College
10726 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 4C4
780-539-2911 888-539-4772 Fax: 780-539-2854
Grande Prairie Regional College offers students high quality education and training programs, while located in a picturesque setting in the heart of Grande Prairie, Alberta.
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Profile Last Updated: February 07, 2007
Grande Prairie is the chief city in the northwestern part of the province of Alberta, in Western Canada. It is located on the southern edge of the Peace River Country (part of the Peace Region or simply "The Peace," as it is locally known). The Peace encompasses much of northwestern Alberta and northeast British Columbia. The city of Grande Prairie is one of Canada's fastest growing cities and offers students high quality education.
Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC), established in 1966, is the primary post-secondary institution in the city. The present college campus was built in 1974 and expanded later in the early 1990s. GPRC is a public community college in northwest Alberta, with its main campus in Grande Prairie and regional centres in Grande Cache, Hinton, Slave Lake and several communities in the Peace Region. GPRC is a public, board-governed community college and operates under the Alberta Colleges Act.
Hitting the Books and the Outdoors
More than 2,000 students pursue university studies and career and academic upgrading programs at GPRC annually. There have been up to 6,000 students registered in training programs and continuing education classes each year. The College is situated on a picturesque lake and is adjacent to outdoor trails that are well-suited for walking, cycling, cross-country skiing and much more. There is a wide assortment of accredited programs in Academic Upgrading, Arts, Business, Fine Arts, Health and Fitness, Human Services, Science, Technology, and University Transfer leading to applied degrees, bachelor degrees, certificates, collaborative degree completion, diplomas, and the High School GED Certificate. The College also offers pre-professional studies in Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine. Pre-professional programs are designed to enable students to attain the necessary pre-requisites to enter the professional versions of the aforementioned programs at numerous Canadian universities. In addition to the accredited programs, GPRC’s Workforce Development Department provides a large assortment of credit and non-credit personal and professional development courses and programs designed to meet the employment training needs of communities, businesses, and lifelong learners.
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