Established: 1965 (Originally known as the Alberta Vocational College)
Number of Students
Upwards of 10,300
NorQuest College has over 50 career-oriented programs, specializing in Business, Health Care, Industry, and Services, leading to applied degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Programs are nationally recognized and credits earned are transferable to many post-secondary institutions. Notable offerings by the College include the Health-Care Aide (HCA) program, the largest such program in Alberta, and the Practical Nurse program, which is the largest in Canada. The College also offers academic upgrading and basic adult education courses and programs including adult literacy and English as a Second Language.
Graduates of NorQuest College have a high degree of success with upwards of 97 percent finding work with 6 months of graduation, and satisfaction of graduates with their overall educational experience is 10 percent above Alberta’s average, 87 percent compared to 77 percent. The College has campuses in Stony Plain and Westaskiwin with regional centres in Drayton Valley, Edson, Hinton, Westlock, and Whitecourt.