University Studies

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2016 Spring semester course offerings now available! 

Portage College is proud to offer University Studies at our Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, and St. Paul campuses.  At Portage, you can complete the first two years of a University Transfer program. We offer small class sizes and one-on-one attention from professors. Every course we offer transfers into a number of degree programs at universities across Alberta. Attend as a full-time or part-time student, depending on your individual needs. Working with a Student Advisor, you can build your program to suit the plans you have for your future.

Busy schedules and many commitments can make going to school challenging. University Studies provides much needed flexibility to learners by offering courses that are fully online, allowing you to study from home on your own schedule, as well as evening courses to accommodate work, parental, and other commitments. We are here to help you succeed!

For information on current and future university course offerings, see the links below:

Winter 2016 Course Schedule

Spring 2016 Course Schedule

*Course availabilty is based on enrollment. Please call for confirmation.

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Grade 12 students can take university courses FOR FREE. Speak to one of our friendly advisors for more information on how to take advantage of this opportunity:

Cold Lake Campus Elizabeth Merpaw (780) 639-7109 
Lac La Biche Campus Cindy Karikari (780) 623-5575
St. Paul Campus Lorna Steinke (780) 614-6328

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Admission Requirements 
English 30-1* and four core courses. Refer to the Admissions Charts to see entrance requirements.
*Other options are available for students with English 30-2. It is always encouraged to speak to an advisor for specific course requirements. 

Please refer to the following link for minimum technical requirements at our Moodlesite.

Degree Programs

We offer courses in five primary areas of study at the university level. Your Student Advisor is here to help you shape your course schedule to ensure you obtain the appropriate transferability into a degree program of your choice. We invite you to come in for a tour and meet our experienced faculty. Contact us now to plan your University education! 

Bachelor of Arts
Areas of study within a Bachelor of Arts degree are abundant. Major in Psychology, Sociology, English Literature, Criminology, History, Visual Arts, and much more! B.A.s are valuable degrees which open many doors to job opportunities in nearly every field.

Bachelor of Commerce
Gain expertise in a wide range of knowledge in the vast field of commerce. Bachelor of Commerce students typically narrow their focus into one area of study such as business economics, accounting or marketing, and graduates find employment in areas such as public and private business, banking, government, insurance, statistics and public policy.

Bachelor of Education
Is teaching your calling? Portage offers a number of courses that apply to a degree in Education to set you on your way to becoming a teacher in your community.

Bachelor of Science
Conduct lab experiments, crunch numbers, study matter and energy, or examine the properties of planet Earth. The possibilities are endless with a degree in Science. At the Lac La Biche and Cold Lake campuses, you will experience top of the line labs and one-on-one instruction from passionate instructors.

Bachelor of Social Work
You really can change the world. If helping others and making a positive impact on communities is the vision you have for your future, a degree in Social Work is the perfect fit for you. Social workers find employment everywhere from governmental positions to non-profit organizations; women's shelters to addiction centres; cultural support centres to schools. 

Career Potential
Taking University Studies allows for a great deal of flexibility. Students can be found in a wide array of fields including education, healthcare, social work, business, commerce, arts and technology. A University Studies program will also support working professionals who need a college degree for career advancement or enhancement.

Transferability
Transfer credit granted for completed coursework in relevant university programs.



Course List

  • ACCT106  - ACCOUNTING I
  • ACCT107  - ACCOUNTING II
  • ANTH103  - RACE & RACISM IN THE MODERN WORLD
  • ANTH110 - GENDER AGE & CULTURE
  • ANTH250 - NORTH AMERICAN ABORIGINALS
  • BIOL101 - INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY
  • BIOL102 - ORGANISMS IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT
  • BIOL208 - PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY
  • BIOL230 - HUMAN ANATOMY
  • BIOL231 - PHYSIOLOGY I
  • BIOL232 - PHYSIOLOGY II
  • BUSL261 - BUSINESS LAW
  • COMA200 - TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR TEACHING & LEARNING
  • DRMA101 - DRAMATIC PROCESS I
  • EASC101 - INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE: GEOLOGY & GEOMORPHOLOGY
  • EASC102  - INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE: ATMOSPHERE & BIOSPHERE
  • ECON186 - MICROECONOMICS
  • ECON187 - MACROECONOMICS
  • EDUC250 - INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF TEACHING
  • ENGL102 - INTRODUCTORY COMPOSITION
  • ENGL106 - INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA & TO POETRY
  • ENGL108 - INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL & THE SHORT STORY
  • ENGL388 - MYTH & FOLKLORE: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
  • FMST211  - HUMAN SEXUALITY
  • HEED105 - PERSONAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
  • HIST210 - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF CANADIAN HISTORY, 1500-1867
  • HIST211 - INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF CANADIAN HISTORY: CONFEDERATION TO THE PRESENT
  • MARK166 - MARKETING
  • MATH101 - TRANSITIONAL MATH
  • MATH117 - BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
  • MATH118 - BUSINESS STATISTICS
  • ORGB193 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
  • PHED200 - INTRODUCTION TO THE MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES TO CHILDREN
  • POLS101 - INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
  • POLS221 - CANADIAN POLITICAL REALITIES
  • PSYC102 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYC104 - INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYC105 - INDIVIDUAL & SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
  • PSYC241  - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYC275 - BRAIN & BEHAVIOUR
  • PSYC281 - PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR
  • PSYC285 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCI101 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
  • SOCI102  - SOCIAL PROBLEMS
  • SOCI224 - SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE AND CONFORMITY
  • SOCI225  - CRIMINOLOGY
  • STAT141 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS & RESEARCH METHODS