Great Plains College
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Tuition: $4,000.00  Students: 1,500
701 Dominion Street
Biggar, SK      S0K 0MO
(306) 948-3363

Great Plains College

The Great Plains College was established in 1973. The College is the result of a merging between Cypress Hills College and Prairie West College, and their initial goal was to expand and enhance the services and programs that are offered to students who attend campuses across the communities of western Saskatchewan. Today, it is emerging as Saskatchewan's fastest growing post-secondary institution. Great Plains College’s mission is to “provide education and skills training that meets the needs of the communities and employers it serves.” ... continued below

About Great Plains College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Great Plains College has the following campuses: Biggar, Gravelbourg, Kindersley, Macklin, Maple Creek (Leader Counselling Centre), Outlook, Rosetown, Shauvanon, Swift Current, and Warman. Swift Current and Warman both offer student accommodations.

Student Services and Student Life

Great Plains offers the following services to students: ADMISSION & REGISTRATIONS (Full-time and Part-time Credit Programming, University, Basic Education, ETC and Personal & Professional Development); CAREER SERVICES (Course selection, Timetables, Transfer credits and Recognition of Prior Learning, Admission requirements, etc. , Interest & values inventories and testing, Access to on-line resources, Resume, Labour Market Information, Cover letters, Interviews, Portfolios);ACADEMIC SUPPORTS (Great Plains College linking students to employment; tutoring in workplace literacy and workplace essential skills; GED preparation; English as a second language; student transition planning to further training and employment; job search strategies; study skills strategies; job coaching and job mentoring); FINANCIAL OPTIONS (Personal, Financial Institutions, Government Programs, Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries); SCHOLARSHIPS; and COUNSELLING (Academic advising, Career planning, Job search techniques, Recognition of prior learning, Academic Requirements, Pre-assessment of learning disabilities, Tutoring, Referrals to appropriate agencies and/or academic resources, Identification of funding options, Assistance with form completion, Budgeting assistance).

The Great Plains College SunDogs is the Varsity team of the College. Student-athletes are encouraged to join and compete against other men / women’s basketball and volleyball college teams. Intramural sports such as Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, and Floor Hockey are also organized by the students at Swift Current Campus.

Academic Programs

The College offers the Energy Training Centre, Personal and Professional Development, and Post-Secondary programs, which include: Office Administration Certificate, Certified Bookkeeper Program, Office Administration Certificate, Business Certificate - Unplugged - 2010-11, Business Certificate - Unplugged, Office Administration Certificate 2010-11, Office Administration Certificate, Business Certificate - Unplugged - 2010-11, Business Certificate - Unplugged]; HEALTH SERVICES [Practical Nursing, Continuing Care Assistant Program, Continuing Care Assistant Program, Practical Nursing]; UNIVERSITY [Agriculture (Bachelor of Science), Arts (Bachelor), Business Admin (Bachelor), Chiropractic (Pre-Professional), Dentistry (Pre-Professional), Education - Elementary (Bachelor), Education - Secondary (Bachelor), Human Justice(Bachelor of Arts), Journalism (Bachelor of Arts), Justice Studies (Bachelor of Arts), Kinesiology (Bachelor), Laws (Bachelor), Medicine(Pre-Professional), Nutrition (Pre-Professional), Optometry (Pre-Professional), Pharmacy (Pre-Professional), Physical Therapy (Pre-Professional), Police Studies (Bachelor of Arts), Science (Bachelor), Social Work (Bachelor), Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional), Masters of Business Administration in Community Economic Development]; COMMUNITY SERVICES [Early Childhood Education Certificate, Youth Care Worker Certificate Program, Youth Care Worker Diploma, Early Childhood Education Certificate, Educational Assistant Certificate Program, Educational Assistant Certificate Program, Youth Care Worker Certificate Program]; TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & MEDIA; and APPRENTICESHIP.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College offers entrance scholarships, including the Centennial Merit Entrance Scholarships, Early Entrance Awards for Grade 11 students, and Athletic Leadership Scholarships.


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