Trades and Technology

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Start training for a rewarding career right here at Portage College.   We offer Apprenticeship Electrician, Apprenticeship Steamfitter-Pipefitter, Apprenticeship Welder, Heavy Equipment Operator, Pre-Employment Cooking, Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician and Pre-Employment Welding, as well as, Power Engineering.  New to the college this year is our Hairstyling program.

Size is everything!  What that means is a much more personal training experience for you to do extraordinary things.
Start, complete or get more certification with us.

*For more information about getting registered as an apprentice, be sure to check tradesecrets.alberta.ca online.*

Apprenticeship Electrician

We offer all four periods of Apprentice Electrician training. Periods 1-3 are each 8 weeks of training. Period 4 training is 12 weeks in length. To apply for this Alberta Post-Secondary training you will need to be a registered as an Apprentice Electrician with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

Let's Get Wired!

Apprenticeship Steamfitter-Pipefitter

We offer all three periods in Apprenticeship Steamfitter-Pipefitter. Each training period is eight weeks in length. To apply into this program you must be registered as an apprentice with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

Let's start planning!

Apprenticeship Welder

We offer all three periods of Apprenticeship Welder training. Each training period is eight weeks in length. To apply into this program you must be registered as an apprentice with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

Let's strike a spark!

CWB Welding Test Centre

Portage College is an approved welding test centre for the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB)

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Hairstyling Salon and Program

The Hairstyling program is 1500 hours of theory and practical, as well as, hands on experience in our Hairstyling Salon. Two intakes each academic year--you have the option to start in the fall or in the spring.

Let's Get Creative!

Heavy Equipment Operator

This is a 16 week program offers quality training at our Boyle Campus. Upon successful completion you'll receive a program certificate as well as many safety certification tickets.

Let's get on track!

Power Engineering

Power Engineers are skilled workers who operate and maintain equipment in a power plant. Portage offers 4th and 3rd Class technical training.

Time to power up!

Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician

Offering quality, blended pre-employment training, with online theory and practical trainingl in our HET lab. Upon successful completion you'll receive a program certificate.

Let`s fix you up!

Pre-Employment Welding

This program is for anyone interested in obtaining training and employment in the welding field. It provides 16 weeks of theory and practical in the classroom and shop.

Let`s burn it up!

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