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Distance Education

Looking to learn from the comfort of home? We have several distance and blended learning options for you to consider.

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate

Working with children can be a rewarding and fulfilling career. If you have a high interest in working with children then obtaining the Early Learning and Child Care Certificate is the right fit for you.

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Early Learning & Child Care Diploma

The Early Learning and Child Care Diploma prepares the student to work in a supervisory capacity in children's programs at the early childhood level (ages 0-12).

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Portage College has a new program that makes it easy for businesses to provide high-quality training for their employees-no matter how many employees they have or where they're located. Portage College has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated employee training courses.

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Educational Assistant Certificate

The Educational Assistant program prepares the student to work in formal school settings, assisting teachers in the development and delivery of effective educational experiences for school aged children.

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Educational Assistant Diploma

The Educational Assistant Diploma program enables the student to enhance their knowledge and skills in children's programming with a focus on in-depth study of school-age (ECS to Grade 12) educational programs.

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Human Resource Management through Northern Lakes College

The Human Resource Management Diploma allows you to specialize in the human resource field. This program is offered on a part-time basis. It benefits those who wish to continue to build upon the concepts developed from the Business Administration Certificate.


Office Administration

The Office Administration Certificate is a 35-week program preparing you for immediate employment in a constantly changing environment. You will obtain the knowledge and skills required to gain employment in administrative support positions. The Office Administration Certificate is now delivered online. Students will still receive live instruction with instructor-led classes.


Parenting Time and Contact: Navigating Options

Learn about child custody and parenting plans, navigating the court process , and other out of court options in Alberta, Canada

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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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