Great Plains College is the product of the 2008 merger of Cypress Hills College and Prairie West College. It offers post-secondary certificate, diploma and degree programs, as well as skills and safety training, in six locations across western Saskatchewan. Great Plains houses the only indoor fall protection and rig rescue tower in the province. Its six-week heavy equipment operator program allows students to learn through field projects and state-of-the-art CAT simulation training.
Campuses are located in Swift Current, Kindersley, Warman, Biggar, Maple Creek and Rosetown. The approximately 20 programs offered include business, early childhood education, welding, and power engineering. The Swift Current campus offers the new Saskatchewan collaborative bachelor of science in nursing four-year degree.
Throughout the past 10 years, Great Plains’ varsity athletic teams have won three provincial championships, five Coach of the Year awards and celebrated 16 provincial all-star athletes.
Great Plains is one of seven regional colleges in Saskatchewan that broker courses created by other educational providers in the province. Saskatchewan’s regional colleges organize rather than create courses based on the needs of their respective regions.