Are you searching for the list of best colleges in Alberta, Canada? Do you want to pursue a job-oriented diploma, certificate or Bachelor’s Degree program from a top college in Alberta? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best colleges in Alberta, Canada.
In this post, readers will find the following details – list of top-rated colleges in Canada, type of the college, location/city, programs offered by the college & additional information. In short, after going through this post, readers will be able to find an ideal college.
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Students from Alberta, other parts of Canada as well as international students will benefit from this post. The main aim of this post is to simplify your college-selection and admission process. The colleges listed in this post fare well in areas such as – affordability, quality of education, quality of faculty, job placement and other such parameters.
Let us check out the list of best colleges in Alberta now. Here it is –
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List of top colleges in Alberta, Canada
|Name of the college
|Type of the college
|Bow Valley College
|Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
|Alberta Bible College
|Rocky Mountain College
|Victory Bible College
|Alberta University of the Arts
|Alberta Ballet School
|CFI Flight Academy
|Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
|CPA Western School of Business
|St. Stephen’s College
|Taylor College and Seminary
|Lac La Biche
|Medicine Hat College
|Red Deer Polytechnic
|Rosebud School of the Arts
|Peace River Bible Institute
|Northern Lakes College
|Montair Aviation – Alberta
|Synergy Flight Training Inc. – Spruce Grove
|Cypress College – Taber
|Lakeland College (Alberta)
Different types of colleges in Alberta
Colleges in Alberta, Canada can be classified into the following main types – public colleges, for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges. This classification has been made on the basis of ‘ownership’ of the college. In this post, I’ve included all these different types of colleges. The type of each college has been mentioned against its name in the table provided above.
College vs University in Canada
In Canada, colleges generally offer 1-, 2- or 3-years long diploma and certificate programs. On the other hand, Universities in Canada offer 4 years long Bachelor’s Degree programs as well as other advanced Degree programs (like Master’s Degree). However, colleges in Canada too are known to offer 4-year long Bachelor’s Degree programs now.
Courses/Programs offered by colleges in Alberta
Colleges in Alberta, Canada is known to offer the following types of courses or programs –
- Certificate courses
- Diploma courses
- Bachelor’s Degree courses
Depending upon the type of the program and the college, the duration of the program could be anywhere between 1 to 3 years. In case of Bachelor’s Degree program, the duration of the program is 4 years.
Is college education affordable?
When compared to a university, college education in Alberta is much more affordable. Students may make use of financial aid (such as grants, scholarships or student loans) to ease finance-related issues/problems.
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