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Parkland Regional College
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Tuition: $4,400  Students: 6,000
Address
200 Block, 9th Ave. East,
Melville, SK      S0A 2P0
306.728.4471

Parkland Regional College


Parkland College was established in 1973 as one of the four pilots in a province-wide initiative. Its first office was situated in Melville, and today, it has offices in Melville, Fort Qu’Appelle, Esterhazy, Yorkton, and Canora. Its vision is to be the “College of choice celebrating quality learning and service.” It aims to create an “innovative continuum of learning stimulating individual, community, and economic growth.” The values of Parkland include: Respect, Compassion, Quality of Education, Financial Accountability, Fairness, Life-Long Learning, Integrity, Leadership, and Partnerships. ... continued below

About Parkland Regional College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Parkland Campuses include: Canora Campus, Esterhazy Campus, Fort Qu’Appelle Campus, Kamsack Campus Kelvington Campus, Melville Campus, Preeceville Campus and Yorkton Campus. The College offers students vocational skills training and accredited educational training for Saskatchewan students. They offer them in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, the SIAST, and other regional campuses. It also has other reciprocal arrangements with Dumont Technical Institute, First Nations University of Canada, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.

Student Services and Student Life

The College offers services to students, which include: Career and Student Support Services (gives information and career assessments), Personal Counselling (available to all enrolled students in the College programs), Employment and Training Services, Career Services (labor market research, awareness of local and regional employment, related resources, portfolio building, and career and employability assessments), Workshops (provides literacy and thinking skills to help people perform their task well), Career/Employability Assessments (assessment tools such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills), Career Cruising and Personality Dimensions are utilized with individuals and groups to identify personal needs and strengths and to initiate personal career planning), Psycho Educational Assessments, Academic Assessments (determine the academic levels in mathematics, reading and writing for basic education placements, building and literacy programs), Literary Services, Scholarships, Learner Support Services, Tutor Support Services (Math, Spelling, Writing, and Reading), English as Second Language (listening, speaking, writing, reading, pronunciation, and vocabulary skill-building), Learning Disability Assessments, and Workplace Literary Services.

Academic Programs

Parkland offers career and support services; general interest, online training, SIAST and Institute programs, computer training, and adult basic education. Its program areas include Undergraduate, Graduate, Skills Training Courses, and Business Courses. For its undergraduate degrees, the College offers courses that are delivered through a variety of traditional and multimedia methods. They are delivered locally from the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan. Students have the chance to complete their pre-professional studies in only two years. Graduate Programs are offered at Parkland, including the Master of Adult Education. This program meets the needs of many areas of studies, such as private business, education, and health. The College is also offering new graduate-level degree programs from the University of Saskatchewan, such as the Master of Education in Educational Administration that concentrates on educational leadership research. This course will qualify graduates to work at a job where administrative roles are needed. Other graduate level programs that are on its conception stages are: Social Work, Business Administration, and Education. Skill training courses are also available to students, and many programs include a work placement component and industry recognized certifications if possible. The available full-time and part-time programs in the College include: Trades, Technology, Health, Education, and Business. For the Business Courses available at Parkland, training opportunities are offered through areas that involve Work-based Training, Specialized Computer Training, Safety Training, and Specific Industry Training.

Off-Campus Living

The College helps students find housing accommodations through its website. Its housing registry list includes available houses that students can rent near or within the vicinity of the College.

Melville Information

The City of Melville is a clean, safe and friendly community of approximately 4,600 residents which constitutes an excellent environment to retire or live and raise a young family. Melville is located in South Eastern Saskatchewan along Highway # 10. It was declared a city by the province in 1960.

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