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Alberta Vocational and Technical Schools

Department of Education - Alberta

See Yourself in Alberta: Technical, Trade, and Vocational Schools

Home to a diverse arts and cultural community, Alberta, Canada boasts two of Canada's major cultural centers: Edmonton and Calgary. Both Edmonton and Calgary have incredible live theatre, visual arts, symphony, opera, and ballet performances happening all the time, making for a vibrant arts community. Leading the way in supporting economic growth, in addition to having one of the most competitive business tax programs in North America, Alberta has recently started a nine-step Action Plan to provide a supportive environment for growing companies and support a global business environment. According to Statistics Canada Alberta saw an average annual GDP growth of 3.4 percent from 1991 to 2011, making it a great place to start a career. Attending a trade school in Alberta means not only having access to the incredible arts scene, but being able to take part in one of these booming industries:

  • Information, Communications, and Technology. $10 billion in revenues in 2010
  • Agri-Foods. Shipments valued $12.2 billion in 2011
  • Energy Products. $31.6 billion worth of petrochemical and refined petroleum products in 2011
  • Forest Products. $4 billion worth of products in 2011
  • Industrial Machinery and Metal Fabrication. $13.7 billion in revenues in 2011
  • Source: Statistics Canada

Booming Growth in Alberta, Canada Means a Great Future for Trade School Grads

In 2012, Alberta’s population grew by 2.5% - the highest provincial rate of increase and much higher than the Canadian growth rate of 1.1%. According to Statistics Canada, this was due to strong growth in the natural increase (births minus deaths), and in net international and inter-provincial migration. Check out these top growing sectors of Alberta's economy, which are perfect for graduates of vocational, trade, or technical schools (Alberta GDP by industry 2011):

  • Energy. 27.6 percent
  • Finance and Real Estate. 14.1 percent
  • Business and Commercial Services. 9.5 percent
  • Construction. 8.6 percent
  • Retail and Wholesale. 8.1 percent

Whether you're looking to earn a diploma, a degree, or a certificate from one of Alberta's trade schools, you'll be primed to enter this burgeoning economy. Get started on those courses today, and you may start moving towards a future in fast growing province in Canada.

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Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
  • Offers over 60 exciting degree programs focused on today’s growing industries
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission  with flexible online programs
  • 7 programs of study including Criminal Justice, Accounting, Business, and more
  • Career-centered courses are built into the curriculum to help guide students
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Video Game Design and Development Diploma
  • Operates out of a modern, state-of-the-art studio space in the heart of downtown Toronto overlooking Dundas Square.
  • Provides students with access to industry-standard equipment and resources, such as green screens and cameras.
  • Offers specialized assistance services for international students, including housing support and peer tutoring.
  • A part of the RCC Institute of Technology group of schools.
  • Faculty and alumni are regular credited and involved in films at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
  • 2 campuses located in Dundas and Steeles in Toronto, Ontario.
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    Online Master of Social Work
    • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.
    • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
    • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
    • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
    • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
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    Master of Social Work
    • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
    • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
    • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
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    Executive MBA
    • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
    • Designated as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
    • Houses one of the largest library systems in the Pacific Northwest, with 3 libraries on the Pullman campus and a library at each regional campus.
    • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
    • Has 5 Washington campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.
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    Online Master of Healthcare Administration in Strategy and Innovation
    • A Seventh-day Adventist institution located in Orlando, Florida that specializes in allied health and nursing education.
    • Associated with Florida Hospital, and Adventist Health System which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
    • Has campus ministries that provide students with Christian educational experiences that include assembly programs, music, drama, and more.
    • Offers a growing number of programs at its Denver, Colorado campus.
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