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NorQuest College
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Edmonton, Alberta
School ID: 227
DLI#: O18795996622


Founded: 1965

Type: Public, College

Total Students: 19354+

At a Glance
  • Publicly-funded, community college founded in 1965 by the Government of Alberta.
  • Located in the downtown Edmonton, Alberta’s trendy and savvy capital city.
  • Truly international and diverse environment with students from 37 countries, speaking more than 78 languages
Popular Areas of Study

Business Administration


Early Childhood Learning


Energy and Environment

What NorQuest College Has to Offer
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit Eligible Programs
  • Co-op or Internship
  • Work While Studying
  • Accomodations Available
  • Conditional Offer Letter
Take Your Next Step Forward With NorQuest College

With the strength of a NorQuest College education, students have the skills and confidence to further their studies, begin new careers, provide better lives for their families, and make valuable contributions to society.

38+ Programs to Choose From

1-Year Undergraduate College Certificate

Accounting Technician Early Learning and Child Care
Administrative Professional Healthcare

2-Year Undergraduate College Diploma (Many with Co-op)

Business Administration Justice
Child and Youth Care Practical Nurse
Energy Management Pharmacy Technician

1-Year Postgraduate Certificate

Teaching English Mental Health Practitioner

Find the full list of programs and admission requirements

Certificate vs. Diploma

Are you wondering whether to choose a 1-year certificate or a 2-year diploma? Two main points of difference between the two are the time taken to earn it and the depth of the curriculum.

A certificate is usually completed in a year and helps students gain necessary skills for a career without years of schooling. A diploma has a more in-depth curriculum and is a cost-effective way to enter a professional career that doesn’t require a degree.


$13,520 CAD per year average

Cost of Living*

$12,960 CAD per year average

Language Requirements*


IELTS: 6.0 Overall (no individual band less than 5.5)


IELTS: 6.5 Overall (no individual band less than 6.0)


*Tuition fees, living costs, scholarships, and language requirements are subject to change and may vary by program. Please visit the Aptech study abroad website for the most up-to-date information.

In our newest Alumni spotlight, we reconnect with Augustpreet who has been featured in several of our AC Original videos! Ever since Graduating, August has become a vlogger on YouTube and has traveled to the Philippines and the US!

He's now passionate about wanting to become a motivational speaker and hopes new students at AC seize all the opportunities they've been given.

As one of our student workers, Mana loves interacting with her fellow peers and making new friends at clubs such as the Spanish Club.

She is hoping to one day own her own company and also enjoys playing the violin and ice skating when taking a break from her studies.

We chat with Hailey Yang who just got accepted into UBC! Currently, Hailey is a student worker at AC and loves interacting with her fellow staff and students.

She is also hoping to one day work in a legal office and believes that new students should try volunteering or becoming a student worker to better know the local culture and lifestyle.

We meet Elisa who came to Canada as his first time living abroad. When not studying, he loves playing soccer and is currently part of a local team.

He hopes new students embrace facing new adventures and have confidence when trying out new experiences!

We feature Huyen Trang who also goes by Jessie! As a current member of ACSA, Jessie enjoys connecting with people both in person and through social media.

She hopes her role in the student association as well as her studies in marketing and humanities help inspire her fellow peers and international students looking at studying abroad.