Updated: April 06, 2020 10:30 AM

Update on Convocation 2020

Choosing a Program

NorQuest College helps learners from a wide variety of educational backgrounds further and complete their education across a range of foundational and workforce-relevant programs. Our flexible delivery options allow you to attend college full-time, part-time, or learn in your own community or home.

You have lots of options to help you choose the best program for you. ​Choose by:

  • subject interest
  • delivery method and time flexibility
  • length of program and outcome or credential
  • skills and abilities
  • further educational opportunities

Subject Interests

NorQuest College’s programs span many subject areas. Choose from:

Delivery Method and Time Flexibility

Flexibility is key for today’s adult learner. You have a busy life with work and family commitments, and you need programs that fit your schedule. Choose a delivery method that works best with your learning style.

Ways to Study
Full-time (FT) Students are registered in at least 60% of a program’s full course load by term.
Part-time (PT) Students are registered in fewer than 60% of a program’s full course load by term.
Full or part-time (FT/PT) Students can choose to study full or part-time in a program.
Open Studies Registration in credit and non-credit courses that do not lead to college program credentials. Registration in Open Studies should not exceed 30 credits.

Part-time study options

Most NorQuest College programs are designed to be taken full-time. See your program’s Course Listing page for the recommended enrolment path for a full-time student. You can also choose to study part-time. If you are planning to study part-time, consider the following:

  • many courses have prerequisites
  • not all courses (including field experience and practicums) are offered every term; you may delay your progress through the program if you do not follow the recommended enrolment path
  • some programs must be completed within a specified time period
  • some mandatory fees are charged on a per-term basis, so your overall costs may increase if you extend your program length
  • your eligibility for funding or student loans may be affected by your part-time status
Delivery Methods

Courses are delivered in a classroom setting, face-to-face instruction, with regularly scheduled class meetings. These can be delivered:

  • Daytime: Classes are delivered with daytime meeting schedules, Monday – Friday.
  • Evenings: Classes are delivered with evening meeting schedules, usually Monday – Thursday.
  • Weekends: Classes are delivered with weekend meeting schedules.
  • Evenings/weekends: Classes are delivered with a combination of evening and weekend meeting schedules.

Offered in an online setting. In-person meetings may be required for some programs to complete laboratory components. Online courses are offered two ways:

  • Real-time: Students follow a specific real time class schedule and must be available to log into organized online class meetings or video conferencing. Classes are often synced with an in-person delivery, which may be delivered during day, evening or weekend hours depending on the program or course. Learn more about real-time online courses
  • Anytime: Students are not required to participate in regularly scheduled class meetings although there is specific course start, end, and due dates for course work. Online learning is self-directed. Learn more about anytime online courses
Open Entry/Open Exit: Students will be assigned a start date depending on their registration date and will be given a set number of weeks to complete the class. Students can complete the courses before their specific end dates.

Uses a combination of in-person and online delivery. Online portions may include real-time and/or anytime components depending on the program and courses.

Delivery Location
Edmonton Campus
Drayton Valley Regional Campus
Wetaskiwin Regional Campus
Whitecourt Regional Campus

Other locations may be available.

Delivery Term Starts
Fall start (September)
Winter start (January)
Spring start (May)
Continuous (monthly intakes)

Program Length and Credential

Are you interested in a one- to two-year commitment that results in a diploma or a certificate? Or is time of the essence for you – you want to get in, get out, and get working? We have many options to fit your needs.

  • two-year diploma programs
  • one-year certificate programs
  • four-month certificate programs
  • short-term continuing education programs and courses (ranging from one day to several months)