First Nations Colleges
What are First Nations Colleges?
- First Nations (FN) Colleges provide an educational experience while fostering First Nations culture and traditions.
- These colleges deliver a range of learning opportunities, including credentialed and accreditedprograms, as well as provide services that meet the needs of their students, communities and the future.
|College Name||Location||Programming Focus||Transfer Agreements with Alberta post-secondary institutions|
|University nuhelot’ine tthaiyots’i nista meymakanak Blue Quills||St. Paul||Offers upgrading, Cree language, trades, business and leadership, diploma and certificate programs, as well as bachelors and masters degree programs (in collaboration with public post-secondary institutions)||Transfer Agreements|
|Maskwacis Cultural College||Maskwacis||Offers basic adult literacy programs, Cree language culture certificate, diplomas, and university transfer programs||Transfer Agreements|
|Old Sun Community College||Siksika||Offers basic adult upgrading, Blackfoot language certificate and diploma learning opportunities, as well as degree programs in collaboration with public post-secondary institutions.||Check with institution|
|Red Crow Community College||Cardston||Offers upgrading, Blackfoot language, and certificate and diploma programs||Transfer Agreements|
|Yellowhead Tribal College||Edmonton||Offers adult basic upgrading, a range of preparatory programs, and certificate and diploma programs in management, human services, health care, education, and information technology||Transfer Agreements|
Support for FN Colleges
- Alberta Advanced Education has provided grant funding to FN colleges since 2007.
- In 2015-16, the department provided $3.2 million to the five FN colleges to support programs and services that enhance access, increase retention, and improve learning outcomes for Aboriginal students.