January classes to go ahead with most programs moving to online delivery for theory and lecture
December 22, 2021

Portage is monitoring the impacts linked to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. Out of an abundance of caution the college with be flipping most programs to online delivery until at least January 21. Classes resume January 4 with modifications to delivery. Students and staff are encouraged to work and study online when they can.

Onsite labs and a limited number of programs will continue to be in-person (see below for program details). Campuses will be open for students to collect textbooks and materials in preparation for the winter term. Those who come on campus will need to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative rapid test. It’s also important for those who are on campus to follow other health and safety measures, including wearing a mask and staying home when sick.

“We highly encourage people to find alternatives to coming on campus. With our current restrictions in place and our ability to pivot to online quickly, sticking with our January start date for winter term will lessen the impact to our students and their studies.” Said Nancy Broadbent, President and CEO of Portage College.

As the situation progresses, updated information can be found on the COVID-19 FAQ webpage, Moodle and the Portage Alert App.

Information by program as of Dec 22, 2021. Delivery will be reassessed by January 21, 2022.

  • 2nd Period Welding – In-person classes  
  • 3rd Period Electrical – Theory on-line with some labs in-person
  • Academic Foundations – In-person
  • Business – Theory on-line
  • Class 1 and Class 5 Driving – In-person, Class 5 theory on-line
  • College Prep – Theory on-line
  • Community Adult Learning Programs – On-line
  • Community Social Work – Theory on-line 
  • Culinary – In-person classes  
  • Educational Assistant and Early Learning and Childcare – Theory on-line
  • Fine Arts – Theory online and studio (art) classes in-person
  • GED – Testing in-person
  • Goodfish Lake Open Campus – In-person 
  • Hairstyling – Theory on-line 
  • Native Arts and Culture – Studio in-person
  • Natural Resources Technology – Theory on-line and in-person labs
  • Pathway Programs (Frog Lake, Saddle Lake and Cold Lake First Nations) – In-person
  • Power Engineering – Theory on-line, placements in-person 
  • Practical Nursing – Theory on-line and labs in-person
  • Pre-hospital – Theory on-line and labs in-person
  • University Transfer – Theory on-line and labs in-person

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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