NorQuest College is a public funded community college located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The college offers many full-time or part time courses, certifications and diplomas in various fields. Within Canada, the college offers one 90of the largest and highly rated practical nursing programs.
|Type of College||Public Funded|
|Number of Bachelors courses offered||508|
|Number of Masters courses offered||31|
|Number of Postgraduate programs of specialization||786|
|Number of Full time/ Part time credit students||10,689|
|Number of Non Credit students||6903|
The college has six campuses namely- Drayton Valley campus, Westmount Campus, Edmonton Downtown campus, Wetaskiwin Campus, Whitecourt campus and Correctional campuses.
Edmonton Downtown Campus: offers various courses separately across 5 buildings in its campus.
At Whitecourt campus of NorQuest college, only certificate and diploma programs are offered in several range of subjects including-
Students at Whitecourt Campus are provided with various services such as student advising, financial advising, online tutorial services, etc.
NorQuest College does not provide on-campus housing facilities for its students. However, there are many options for off-campus housing and residential accommodations via NorQuest College’s official website. This is to assist students find a suitable residence for themselves.
A multitude of academic programs are offered through all the campuses of NorQuest College, Edmonton.
NorQuest College is flexible in teaching the adult learners. The various schedules that it offers to its students are:
|Days||Offered on the weekdays (Monday to Friday) with day time meeting schedules|
|Evenings||Offered on the weekdays (Monday to Friday) with evening time meeting schedules.|
|Weekends||Offered with evening time meeting schedules|
|Evening/ Weekends||Offered in a combination of evening and weekend meeting schedules|
|Real Time||A specific real time schedule is prepared and the students are required to log in at that time in online class meetings or video conferencing.|
|Anytime||Students are not required to log in at a particular time and attend the classes. However, there will be a proper start and end time of the classes. These classes are self directed.|
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To apply for a credit program at NorQuest College, you can choose online mode of application and can even apply via mail or an e-mail. The international students need to use NorQuest College’s Designated Learning Institution number 018795996622 on their applications.
|Fall||June 30, 2018|
|Winter||October 15, 2018|
|Spring||February 28, 2019|
The tuition fee is charged based on the number of courses a person has opted for and the delivery method of one’s course.
The following table gives a detailed idea of the fee for Academic Upgrading Program per semester:
|FEE||ACADEMIC UPGRADING||FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING|
|CDN FEE||INT’L FEE||CDN FEE||INT’L FEE|
|PROGRAMS AND SUPPLY FEE||180||180||varies||varies|
|STUDENT’S ASSOCIATION FEE||62.50||62.50||39.50||39.50|
|REGISTRARIAL SERVICES FEE||25.00||25.00||25.00||25.00|
|HEALTH & DENTAL FEE||386||386||--||--|
|BOOK RENTAL (INCLUDING GST)||304.29||304.29||--||--|
|NON TUITION FEE||1127.79||1127.79||varies||varies|
The following table gives a detailed idea of the fee for Employment Certificate Program per semester:
|FEE||APPRENTICESHIP PREP||DAY HOME PROVIDER||TRANSIT TO EMPLOYMENT|
|PROGRAM & SUPPLY FEE||488||488||732||732||1,001||1,001|
|STUDENT ASSOC. FEE||102||102||187||187||164.50||164.50|
|REGISTRARS SERVICE FEE||50||50||75||75||75||75|
|HEALTH & DENTAL FEE||386||386||386||386||386||386|
The college also offers scholarships and bursaries to the star students to fund their education at NorQuest College. Some of the scholarships and bursaries are described in the table below:
|Scholarship/ Award/ Bursaries||Parameters||Value|
|BILL THOMPSON MEMORIAL h||Nomination by two instructors/ counselors||$500|
|ALL WEATHER WINDOWS ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AWARD||Enrolment in English as a second language course||$1000|
|CHINESE FREEMASONS ENTRANCE BURSARY||Enrolment in English as a second language course||$1000|
|COMPASS CONSULTING BURSARY||Statement of marks showing academic standing of 75%/B/3.0 or higher||$500|
|JEFF KLAUS AWARD||Full-time enrolment in ESL and having completed one full term in college||$1000|
|JIM CARTER INGENIOUS STUDENT AWARD||Awarded to the ingenious students seeking financial help||$750|
|LAURIE HINES MEMORIAL AWARD||Full-time enrolment in ESL or LINC and seeking financial aid||$500|
Other scholarships include:
1. Laughing Dog Photography English as a Second Language Bursary
2. Lesley Hirsch Memorial Award
3. NorQuest College Students with Disabilities Award
4. Northlands – Outstanding Student Award
5. Rachel’s Hope Bursary CEASE - Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation
At NorQuest college, both current students and alumni can avail employment and career related services. The services include-
NorQuest College has a rich and vast alumni network spread across the globe. Some of its many prominent alumni include:
1. Doreen Thunder- Contributing member of Engineering Services Department.
2. Kristen Davis- She is working at Peggy Yelland & Associates Inc.
3. Michelle Woite- Operating room nurse at University of Alberta hospital
4. Rdina Chehayeb- Financial Educator with World Financial Group
5. Victoria Knight- Full time employee at Edmonton’s Cross Cancer Institute.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$11,664 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$11,664 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Two-bedroom Suite||$6,502 / Year|
|Bachelor Suite||$7,980 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Language Programs||Languages Canada|
based on 5 students ratings
Couldn't get into the RN program because it was way too competitive so I decided to start small and then do a bridge program to become an rn, I found out about this collage through a friend who was already going here before me, this was the only collage I applied too, my marks were good but not up to the competitive average for rn nursing
It's really good and easy and straight forward and I love the hands on stuff
Close to home and good facilities. I have been told really great things about instructors and classes as well as class sizes, however, I have been warned away due to administration errors and the office of the registrar.
Good curriculum but taught in the wrong order. There needs to be a more logical sequence of classes and pre-requisites to enter into the program to lessen the load for some semesters as they're very theory heavy and lab heavy.
Program length it's a nice building smaller classrooms. You can get a job very easily. There is a lot of support when you enter the field and many times they provide extra training for you. So your skills can be top notch.
I like the course even though the teachers can be intense. Like if you do something wrong in the lab they might not pass you which I find unfair if they don't correct you and tell you how are you suppose to learn and become better.
I opted for this school because the course is self-directed as long as I follow the schedule I do all my work from home while I also hold 2 jobs: one of which already in the field of study. This college also allows my employer to pay the tuition.
Great so far. Easy to follow and lots of information to learn. I work as a health care aid and I am in school to become certified and I am learning something new every day whether a new practice technique or new vocabulary.
Only school to offer the licensed practical nurse program in my city. Otherwise I wouldn't have gone to this college as the program itself is horribly run and unorganized. It has been an extremely frustrating experience.
I enjoy the curriculum and the variety of courses offered. I feel I have learned a lot and most have been interesting courses, with the expecting of NFDN 2001 which was boring and not necessary in my opinion.
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