Collège de l’Île is the only French-language post-secondary school on Prince Edward Island, and its graduates are in high demand. French speakers are needed in the education and health-care sectors throughout the province, and bilingual nurses and resident care workers are particularly sought after.
The college’s campus in Charlottetown—the city that is home to 62 per cent of the island’s francophone population—is adjacent to Holland College’s Prince of Wales campus. Students share access to a gym and cafeteria, and can mix and match certain courses offered in both official languages.
Strategic partnerships exist with other off-island community colleges, too: Collège de l’Île’s practical nursing program was developed with Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, and graduates receive diplomas from both institutions. Regular programming is also offered at the campus in Wellington and through a training centre in DeBlois; language training is offered at satellite locations across the island.
In addition to its certificate and diploma programs, Collège de l’Île offers conversational French courses through night school, an online French-as-a-second-language program, and tutoring. Customized courses and workshops are available in French to businesses, community organizations and individuals. The school’s small size allows the college to offer a more personal approach to its students.
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- Bilingual Administrative Assistant: Students gain experience using a range of business software while developing skills in managing a modern workplace. The program includes a five-week practicum.
- Business Administration: This new two-year program teaches students essential management skills while offering a focus on accounting. Students are prepared to work in a range of businesses as well as government offices.
- Youth Worker: Students put their skills to use in practical settings and, in their second year, learn life coaching and provide one-on-one mentorship to youth in need.
- Practical Nursing
- Youth Worker
- Early Childhood Educator
- Resident Care Worker
- Business Administration