Blue Quills First Nations College
Profile of Career College/Trade School
Blue Quills First Nations College established in 1971, is a locally controlled Indigenous non-profit educational institution. It is involved in training people of all cultures. The college is located over 240 acres of land near the city of St. Paul in Alberta, Canada. Blue Quills is a founding member of the First Nations Adult and Higher Education Consortium.
Blue Quills First Nations College offers diploma courses in subjects such as Aboriginal social work, business applications, Cree language, early childhood development, indigenous art, computers, management and teaching. It also provides bachelor degrees through its partnerships with colleges such as Maskwachees Cultural College, Athabasca University, University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.
There are around 30 full time teachers employed here. The student population consists of approximately 500 people from nearby towns. Class size is small which allows for individual attention to the needs of every student. Facilities include a computer lab and spacious classrooms. The college accepts donations in the form of cash, books, materials, equipment and the like.
Blue Quills First Nations College is accredited by the First Nations Accreditation Board. After completing a course from this college, students find employment in nearby towns such as Saddle Lake, Kehewin and Goodfish Lake. They work in diverse fields like social work, childcare, day care, health, administration, education, economic development and power engineering.
Aboriginal Social Work Diploma
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Education (University Transfer)
Bachelor of Social Work Access Program
Business Applications & Data Management Office Readiness
Cree Language Program (1 year)
Early Childhood Development Level I - Level II - Level III
Indigenous Artists Program
Information Technology Support Program
Leadership & Management
Oilfield Worker Preparation Training Program
University Diploma in Arts
Aboriginal and First Nation Studies
Child and Youth Care
Computer Networking and Internet Security
Instructor and Teacher Training
Management, Leadership and Training
Office Management and Administration
Oil, Gas and Energy
Social Services and Community Support
Visual Art and Design
Writing and Language Studies
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