Wetaskiwin campus

Small community experience. Big career impacts.

Accessible to rural students

NorQuest College’s Wetaskiwin campus provides a unique opportunity for rural students to receive the same high-quality education NorQuest is known for, but in a local, close-knit environment where everyone is welcome—and where we know our students by name.

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    Free parking

  • A group of students in class

    Small class sizes

  • A nursing student practicing an ultrasound on another students wrist

    Sophisticated labs

From upgrading to starting your career

At our Wetaskiwin campus, you can build upon your career. Start by upgrading or completing high school courses you need to enter your program. Then receive job-ready training as you complete your Health Care Aide certificate or Practical Nurse diploma.

In person, online real-time and online anytime

Upgrade or complete your high school courses at our Wetaskiwin campus. This offering is taught by dedicated and committed teachers. Receive more one-on-one assistance and support than you would in an online or larger classroom setting.

Funding is currently available for Academic Upgrading students. Learn more here.

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Online with in-person labs

Make caring your career and graduate in only 12 months. During this online program, you can study from the comfort of your home while receiving hands-on training in our health care aide lab—conveniently located in our Wetaskiwin campus.

Once you graduate, you can find employment working in retirement homes, continuing care facilities, hospitals, and more.

Bursary funding is currently available for Health Care Aide students. Learn more here.

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In person or online with in-person labs

Practical Nurses are essential to Alberta’s health care system. Our popular and highly recognized Practical Nurse diploma prepares you for a rewarding career providing quality care to patients. Gain hands-on training through labs and graduate with 680 hours (approximately four months) of work experience through clinical placements.

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In person

Designed for adults with mild developmental disabilities, our Transitions to Employment program provides essential employment preparation training to improve skills and increase confidence. Students graduate with 450 hours (almost three months) of work experience and can complete the program in only 10 months.

Funding is currently available for Transitions to Employment students. Learn more here.

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I am part of a community that I belong to, which helps me learn effectively. The instructors here are very hands-on with their students, they are open to give and take feedback, and they always respond quickly.

Seldawn Parsons, Practical Nurse student, Wetaskiwin campus

Student services

When our students succeed, our campus and community also succeed. We provide wraparound services to support our students from the classroom to their careers.

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    Student and career advising

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    Testing and assessment services

  • A group of female students studying together

    Academic coaching services (online and in person)

Removing barriers for Indigenous students

When you first walk into our Wetaskiwin campus, you might notice the sign that reads “Tatawâw.” This is a Cree word that means you are welcome, there is room for everyone.

We are committed to creating a safe place of learning, growth, and inclusion for all students while addressing some of the common barriers many Indigenous students experience, such as:

  • Waiving application fees and tuition deposits for Indigenous students
  • Having an onsite Elder available for one-on-one counselling, ceremonies, and cultural guidance
  • Creating a dedicated, on-campus smudging area for students to use at any time during operational hours

I feel more supported here than in other schools I have been to. I also like the connection I have with the Elder here on campus since I met with her a few times, and she supported me culturally and emotionally.

— Wacey Crane, Transitions to Employment student

Start your career journey in Wetaskiwin

We meet you where you’re at and welcome students at all stages of life. Fill out the form below if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with a student advisor to create your academic plan, get help applying, or even book a campus tour.