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IATEC (Indigenous Access & Transition Education Certificate)


Program Start: 16 October 2017
Application Deadline: 31 August 2017
Location: Nipawin
Credit Granting Institution: First Nations University
Length: 8 months

Overview:

Take the next step towards a university degree!  Enroll in the Indigenous Access and Transition Education Certificate (IATEC) program offered in Nipawin starting October 2017.  This 8-month program offered in partnership with First Nations University of Canada will prepare you for success in post-secondary education. 

WHAT IS THE INDIGENOUS ACCESS AND TRANSITION EDUCATION CERTIFICATE (IATEC)?

  • IATEC is an eight-month program that will prepare you for success in postsecondary education in any area and will help you build on your existing skills and abilities through specialized student supports.
  • While you study, you will earn university credits transferable into many post-secondary programs.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL? 

  • Aboriginal & non-Aboriginal students
  • Mature students, and anyone wishing to improve their skills before entering university

WHERE IS IATEC BEING OFFERED?

  • Cumberland College, 503- 2nd St. E,  Nipawin  

WHEN IS IATEC BEING OFFERED? 

  • October 16, 2017 to June 2018

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING? 

  • Study with the same classmates over an 8 month period in a family-like setting with small classes 
  • Become prepared personally and emotionally for university with First Nations teachings and perspectives

Fall Semester*

AMTH 091 Mathematics I

INDG 104 Introduction to Indigenous Higher Learning

ISW 377 Introduction to Traditional Self Healing 

RDWT 120 Reading and Writing I 

Winter Semester*

AMTH 092 Mathematics II

BIOL 140 Human Biology or CHEM 100 

INDG 100 Introduction to Indigenous Studies 

ENGL 100 Critical Reading and Writing I

All IATEC courses are 3-credit university courses recognized through the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education.

Please note:  Students will be considered full-time if they enroll in all of the courses and the corresponding tutorial/study sessions.

Requirements:

The application process is a two-step process where students apply to both the U of R and Cumberland College.
 
1)  Students apply to the U of R by:
  • completing a paper application or an online application
  • submitting a copy of their high school and post-secondary transcripts to the U of R
  • paying the $100 application fee (one-time) to the U of R
2) Students are also asked to complete the Cumberland College Application Form (green apply button at the top of this page).  By completing the Cumberland College form, students are indicating an interest in the program and they will be sent program updates as they occur.
 
Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

Notes:

Funding
Students are responsible for obtaining their own funding.  Students will be considered full-time which is important for sponsors. Potential sources of funding include:

•First Nations (Band Office)
•Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment
•Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services for those eligible for EI
•Student Loans
 
*Start looking into funding options as soon as possible!  Students are encouraged to seek funding at the same time as they are completing the application process. 
 
Scholarships:
•Cumberland College awards over $110 000 annually in scholarships and bursaries
•The College also awards 25 - $2000 Entrance Scholarships (including 5 Alex Prytula University Entrance Scholarships for Indigenous students) - the deadline to apply is March 31 for the Alex Prytula Scholarships and April 30 for the regular entrance scholarships
 
Contacts:

Cumberland College:   

Advisors:

•Brenda Ives – Nipawin

 306.862.9847

 bives@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

   •Sherilyn Coates – Tisdale 

306.873.3845

scoates@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

•Lindsey Moskal – Melfort

306.752.8115

lmoskal@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

Co-ordination:

•Chris Filbey, Programmer – Nipawin

306.862.9849

cfilbey@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

•Brenda Mellon, Manager – Melfort

306.752.8105

bmellon@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

First Nations University of Canada

Retention Specialist:

Trina Joseph – Prince Albert

306.765.3333 ext. 7133

tjoseph@fnuniv.ca