Cumberland Regional College
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Tuition: $4,400.00  Students: 300
503 - 2nd St. E.
Nipawin, SK      S0E 1E0

Cumberland Regional College

The creation of Cumberland Regional College began in the summer of 1974 in response to the Department of Continuing Education’s need to establish “a rational and coherent system of post-school learning in Saskatchewan.” That same year, four community college developers were tasked to establish four project college development areas, and their success gave way for the province to embrace the college system and create more of them. Cumberland was a by-product of these prior developments, and it began as a northeast Saskatchewan community college. Its mission is to “provide excellent lifelong learning opportunities today that prepare ... ... continued below

About Cumberland Regional College

... individuals and communities for tomorrow.” And the College strives to be: Accountable, Collaborative, Ethical, Inclusive, Innovative, and Responsive in all its endeavors.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Cumberland consists of four campuses: Melfort Campus, Nipawin Campus, Hudson Bay Campus, and Tisdale Campus. The 1990’s was a year of expansion for the College, consisting of an agreement with Saskatchewan Communications Network to oversee four receiving sites in the region. Major renovations also took place at the Melfort Unit Comprehensive Collegiate for the Community Education and Adult Education programs. Its Multimedia Career Resource Centres include access to multimedia career resources and online programs, pamphlets and brochures on educational programs and career opportunities, up-to-date information on employment prospects and labour-market trends, and calendars from many educational institutions across Canada.

Student Services and Student Life

CRC offers the following student services: Personal, academic, financial and career counseling; tutorial assistance and study skills workshops; admission and registration assistance; sponsoring agency advocacy; access to computer labs, internet access; assistance with preparing a resume or improving interview skills; interest tests to help determine course of study; entrance testing for various academic programs; and exam invigilation. Students can also access the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) services and equipment in the school’s Learning Centres in Tisdale, Nipawin, and Hudson Bay. They include features such as: High speed internet, Computer access, and email; videoconferencing facilities in the Melfort, Nipawin, Hudson Bay, & Tisdale areas; electronic whiteboards at Nipawin, Hudson Bay, Tisdale, and Melfort; Web Conferencing and Content Management Systems for online courses; study or discussion groups; study skills workshops; academic and career counselling; and tutorial support.

Academic Programs

There is a wide range of credit and non-credit courses that are given via distance education and classroom instruction by Cumberland. Some of its offerings are technical training courses, such as offering from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Saskatchewan, and 1st/2nd year courses in the Universities of Regina. Some of its other programs include University Courses, GED Training, Adult Basic Education, Agriculture, Professional Development, Trades and Industrial, Safety Training, Computer Training, and General Interest. The College also offers 28 online instructional courses, including Finance, Family Services, Computers, Business, and the Arts.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Cumberland Regional College is giving $20,000 in Centennial Merit Entrance Scholarships to 20 students who are entering College. Applicants must be high school students from the Cumberland College region and must be enrolled full-time in a university or technical program at Cumberland Collection. Other available scholarships and bursaries can be found on CRC's website.

Nipawin Information

Nipawin is a town located in north-east Saskatchewan, Canada on the Saskatchewan River. Industries in the area include agriculture, tourism, vegetable oil processing, honey production and lumber.

The town lies between Codette Lake, created by the Francois-Finlay Hydro Dam and Tobin Lake, created by the E.B. Campbell Hydro Dam. Nipawin has become a tourist destination featuring camping, boating, golfing, hunting and fishing. Nipawin hosts two annual fishing events: The Great Northern Pike Festival, a summer-long event offering prizes for catching tagged fish, and the Saskatchewan Premier's Walleye Cup, a weekend fishing derby.


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