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Portage College

Our programs uniquely prepare students by allocating more instructional hours for the application of concepts that the big schools simply don't have time for. 

Our small class sizes, individual attention, affordable tuition fees, flexible payment options, and additional instructional hours, all contribute to student success and employability post-graduation. 

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  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Development
  • Bookkeeping
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government & Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Payroll & Small Business Management
  • Sales & Real Estate
  • Supply Chain
  • Taxation and more!

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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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Lac La Biche Campus
9531 - 94 Ave.
Lac La Biche, Alberta T0A 2C0


Our students agree – “it’s a great learning environment where you’ll get a more personal experience”.

Did You Know: You must be a registered apprentice before you can apply to this program?

What makes us different?

Our programs uniquely prepare students by allocating more instructional hours for the application of concepts that the big schools simply don't have time for.

This program is offered face-to-face at the Cold Lake and Lac La Biche Campuses. Our small class sizes, individual attention, and additional instructional hours, all contribute to student success and employability post-graduation.

1 Year Certificate

This program will open the door to highly sought-after jobs and opportunities.

Take an additional year to earn your diploma in either Accounting or Management.

Accounting

Graduates are qualified to do bookkeeping at any business or start their own journey to become an accountant. The program focuses on financial, managerial and tax accounting.

2 Year Diploma

Culinary Arts Program Graduate

Andrea Gauthier

“I was looking forward to learning about international cuisine and how some of the dishes are created, cooked and presented. And because the class sizes were not too big, we were able to get the instruction and attention we needed to make our food even better.”


Business Administration Mgmt.

Graduates can work for larger companies, start their own business or go for their degree. The program focuses on the real-world application of core business theories, giving students the necessary tools to effectively manage people, finances, production and promotion.

2 Year Diploma

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Business Administration student
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Human Resource Mgmt.

This program will prepare you to write the national exam required to be a Certified Human Resources Professional. Graduates of Portage College's Business Administration Certificate can transfer directly and won’t need to relocate.

BBA in Management

A rotating combination of year 3 and 4 cohorts allow the degree to be offered continuously at both the Cold Lake and Lac La Biche campuses, eliminating “wait” times for diploma students in any year.

2 Year Degree (NAIT)

Brenda Robertson - BBA

 "I learned so many things relevant to my life as well as skills that I end up using every day. I received such a well-rounded education for the things I want to do".

"Portage College instructors helped me design the future I was looking for."

Samantha Walker-Dean
Business Accounting Student

Students who graduate from Portage College's Business Administration Certificate can transfer directly into the Northern Lakes College Human Resource Management Diploma.

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Affordable Tuition

Earn your BBA without the big city cost.

Business Administration

2 Year Diploma (Northern Lakes College)