NorQuest College: Maclean's College Profile

NorQuest College

NorQuest College | Edmonton, Alta. | Founded 1965


NorQuest College Campus

NorQuest College’s mandate is inclusivity, diversity, and relevance. More than 60 per cent of its students are born outside Canada, and more than 70 languages are spoken on campus. NorQuest develops its more than 50 diploma and certificate programs in business, community studies, and health in consultation with industry, business, and the public sector. The college also offers foundational programming and professional development training. Approximately 10,000 students study at NorQuest’s seven campuses, with three in the Edmonton area and four regional campuses. The college does not offer on-campus housing.

A leader in health education, NorQuest has the largest health care aide program and one of the largest practical nurse programs in the country. Students have the opportunity to apply their learning at the Interdisciplinary Simulation Centre in Edmonton, where they rehearse treatment scenarios in simulated clinical practice environments. Students in regional and off-campus locations can also benefit from simulation technology with the help of “Stan in a Van,” a mobile simulation unit.

Applied research at NorQuest focuses on health, business and industry, as well as community and social innovation. One key research hub is the Centre for Intercultural Education, focused on finding practical solutions to intercultural problems like immigrant integration.

Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school
4,254 $4,615.50-$8,249 $3785.50-$6,860.30 15%

100 words from the president

NorQuest College has a unique ability to provide students with the skills Alberta needs in a supportive and inclusive environment. With input from industry, business, and the public sector, we make learning relevant and rewarding. Learners come with varying levels of education and we assist them at the times and places that meet their needs, whether that’s in the classroom, via distance learning or continuing education. We help identify their strengths, work on their areas of need, and move towards exciting learning paths and life-changing careers. Step forward with our diploma and certificate programs in health, community studies, and business.”

-President Jodi Abbott

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