Inclusive. Student-centred. Relevant and Necessary. Catalyzing. Exciting. Confident. Progressive. Professional.
NorQuest College provides learning opportunities for all. With the strength of a NorQuest College education, our learners have the skills and confidence to further their studies, begin new careers, provide better lives for their families, and make valuable contributions to society.
At NorQuest, we have a unique ability to provide students with the skills Alberta needs in a supportive and inclusive environment. And with input from industry, business, and the public sector, we make learning relevant and rewarding.
We understand that our learners come with varying levels of education and we assist them at the times and places that meet their needs, whether that is in the classroom, via distance learning or continuing education. We help identify their strengths, work on their areas of need, and move them towards exciting learning paths and life-changing careers. Our post-secondary diploma and certificate programs offer careers in health, community studies, and business.
We also uniquely deliver to the increasing demands of our economy. Thanks to our workforce relevant programming, the average learner with a two-year diploma from NorQuest College will see an increase in earnings of $15,000 each year compared to someone with a high school diploma or equivalent. Over a working lifetime, this amounts to approximately $514,000 in higher income. In addition, our research shows that NorQuest College and our students added $421.7 million in income to the Edmonton region’s economy in 2011-2012.
Located on traditional lands referred to as Treaty 6 territory, we serve approximately 11,500 full-time, part-time, and continuing education students each year. As a regional steward, we provide access to adult education in Edmonton and the surrounding region. Our services reach from Drayton Valley in the southwest, to Whitecourt in the northwest, and to Wetaskiwin in the southeast, encompassing 26 communities. In all, three regional campuses complement our 2 Edmonton campuses.
We are proud to embrace diversity and honour inclusiveness.
- 57% of our students are born outside of Canada
- 72 languages spoken on campus
For more information on NorQuest College, download Talking NorQuest (492K pdf) and NorQuest by the Numbers (184K pdf).