Collège de l’Île is the only French-language post-secondary school on Prince Edward Island, and its graduates are in high demand. French speakers are needed in the education and health care sectors throughout the province, and bilingual nurses and resident care workers are particularly sought after. The school’s small size allows the college to offer a more personal approach to its students.
Collège de l’Île has two campuses, one in Wellington and one in Charlottetown, where two of the island’s biggest francophone populations live. The college’s campus in Charlottetown is right next to Holland College’s Prince of Wales campus. The schools’ students share facilities like the gym and cafeteria and can also mix and match certain courses that are offered in both official languages.
Strategic partnerships exist with other off-island community colleges, too: Collège de l’Île’s practical nursing program was developed with Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, and graduates receive diplomas from both institutions. Programming is also offered at the campus in Wellington and through a training centre in DeBlois; language training is offered at satellite locations across the island.
In addition to certificate and diploma programs, the school offers an online French-as-a-second-language program, conversational French courses through night school and tutoring. Customized courses and workshops are available in French for businesses, community organizations and individuals.
• Practical Nursing
• Youth Worker
• Early Childhood Educator
• Resident Care Worker
• Business Administration
• Diploma: $3,582-$7,149
• Certificate: $5,419-$6,717
• Business Administration: Students pick up essential management skills while focusing on accounting.
• Youth Worker: Students apply skills to practical settings, learn life coaching and provide one-on-one mentorship.
• Early Childhood Educator: Through interactive projects, classroom discussion, and internships, students prepare to teach children aged 0-12 and support their social, emotional, and creative development.