Ac­cred­ited Cour­ses avail­able at Cam­pus Al­berta Cen­tral

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Diane Thomas The Drumheller Mail mailphoto Diane Thomas

Cam­pus Al­berta Cen­tral’s (CAC) goal is for stu­dents, in the Drumheller area, to re­ceive fur­ther education, for cour­ses that are ac­cred­ited and trans­fer­able to univer­si­ties, while stay­ing within their own com­mu­nity. CAC is a joint ven­ture be­tween Olds Col­lege and Red Deer Col­lege that pro­vides post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties to com­mu­ni­ties through­out the cen­tral Al­berta re­gion.

Work­ing with the Red Deer Col­lege, pro­grams are avail­able from Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Busi­ness, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion to Man­age­ment cour­ses. There will also be Early Learn­ing Child­care and Unit Clerk Cer- tifi­cate pro­grams. CAC also has a new pro­gram, Prac­ti­cal Nurse and Health Care Aid start­ing in Fe­bru­ary 2017.

CAC works with Olds Col­lege and sev­eral of their cour­ses, start­ing Septem­ber 2016, are re­lated to tourism and ac­com­mo­da­tion cer­tifi­cate pro­grams. They also have Agri­cul­ture/Heavy Equip­ment Tech­ni­cian, Land An­a­lyst, Ru­ral Fi­nance & En­tre­pre­neur and Ve­teri­nary Med­i­cal Re­cep­tion­ist Cer­tifi­cate pro­grams.

“For ex­am­ple, CAC part­nered with Star­land County, at the gravel pit, teach­ing heavy duty equip­ment us­age and main­te­nance. Cour­ses are also done face-to-face and/or through we­bi­nars.” said Drumheller Com­mu­nity Learn­ing/CAC Site Man­ager Dana David­son.

CAC has part­nered with Drumheller Val­ley Sec­ondary School, the Health Care Aide Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram which is avail­able to grade eleven stu­dents want­ing to en­ter the health care field.

CAC has non-credit pro­grams, through the Adult Learn­ing Pro­gram. David­son has no­ticed that a lot more peo­ple are ac­quir­ing their Gen­eral Education Diploma (GED). This diploma pro­gram al­lows stu­dents to re­ceive fur­ther education at SAIT/NAIT or cour­ses of­fered at CAC.

CAC, on Cen­tre St., Drumheller, will be hav­ing an Open House on April 20, from 3:00 pm till 7:00 pm.

CAC (Cam­pus Al­berta Cen­tral) part­nered with Star­land County, at the gravel pit, teach­ing heavy duty equip­ment us­age and main­te­nance. Cour­ses are also done face-to-face

and/or through we­bi­nars.”

Dana David­son CAC Drumheller Site Man­ager

Cam­pus Al­berta Cen­tral staff mem­bers: (l-r) Shel­ley Le­cuyer and Dana David­son.

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