Great Plains College

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Coordinates: 50°6′50.85″N 106°57′46.34″W / 50.1141250°N 106.9628722°W / 50.1141250; -106.9628722

Great Plains College
Motto "Education with Energy"
Established 1973 (as Cypress Hills Regional College), 2008 (as Great Plains College after merger with Prairie West College)
Type Public, post-secondary, regional college
Endowment $192,000
President Dr. David Keast
Students 661 FLE
Colours blue      & White     
Sports SunDogs Athletics; men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball
Affiliations ACCC, Lakeland College, SIAST, University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina.
Website http://www.greatplainscollege.ca/

Great Plains College is a regional college in Saskatchewan that provides post-secondary education in the western part of the province. It currently offers 18 post-secondary certificate, diploma and degree programs — as well as university programming, skills and safety training, adult basic education and English language training - through campuses in Swift Current, Kindersley and Warman as well as program centres in Biggar, Maple Creek and Rosetown. Great Plains College was formed via a 2008 merger between Cypress Hills Regional College and Prairie West Regional College.

Programs[edit]

The college provides certificate, diploma and degree programs in a variety of fields and trades. Post-secondary offerings in 2013-14 include Bachelor of Social Work; Boom Truck, Crane & Hoist Operator; Business; Continuing Care Assistant; Early Childhood Education; Educational Assistant; Electrician; Health, Safety and Environmental Processes; Heavy Equipment Operator; Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development; Office Administration, Power Engineering (Fourth Class and Third Class); Practical Nursing; Safety, Health and Environmental Management; Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Welding; and Youth Care Worker.

A limited number of university courses are also offered at the College in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina.

Campuses[edit]

Great Plains College has campuses in Swift Current, Warman, and Kindersley, along with program centres in Maple Creek, Biggar and Rosetown. Swift Current Campus is home to the only indoor fall protection and rig rescue tower in the province, SunDogs Athletics - the only competitive athletics program in Saskatchewan's regional college system, and a recently completed $13.5 million renovation and expansion.

History[edit]

Cypress Hills College and Prairie West College announced March 4, 2008 their intention to merge the two institutions into a new college to be called Great Plains College.[1] The goal of the merger is to enhance and expand the programs and services for students who attend campuses in communities across western Saskatchewan from Warman to Maple Creek.[1]

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