Sign In   |   Careers   |   Contact Us   |   Cumberland College Privacy Policy
logo
News & Events

Cumberland College adds more certification programs for local learners

Opportunities to gain certification close to home continue to grow. Cumberland College has added the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate and He...

Holiday Hours

The Cumberland College campuses will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021 and reopening Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Wishing you and yours a wonderf...

Mandatory Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Cumberland College has committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors. To reduce tra...

IATEC (Indigenous Access & Transition Education Certificate)


Program Start: 5 January 2022 - In Session
Location: James Smith Cree Nation
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 at James Smith Cree Nation starting January 2022.  This 8-month program offered in partnership with First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) 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 post-secondary 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? 

  • Students with a Grade 12 standing
  • Mature students, and anyone wishing to improve their skills before entering university

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

Winter Semester*

  • PMTH091 - Intermediate Algebra I
  • INDG104 - Introduction to Indigenous Higher   Learning
  • ISW377 - Introduction to Social Work
  • RDWT120 - Reading and Writing I

Spring/Summer Semester*

  • PMTH092 - Intermediate Algebra II
  • BIOL140 - Human Biology and LAB
  • INDG100 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • ENGL100 – Introduction to English

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.

An Information Session is planned for November 17, 2021 starting at 1 pm at the James Smith Training Centre.  Anyone interested in learning more about the program is encouraged to attend!

 

Requirements:

To become a student at Cumberland College and FNUC you must first apply to the University of Regina. The IATEC program application deadline is Dec 16, 2021.

Application Process:

  • Apply online to the U of R or by completing a paper application.
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable $100 application fee.
  • Provide supporting documents, like official high school transcripts. Transcripts must be forwarded directly from the Ministry of Education or other educational institutions.
  • Complete the Cumberland College Application Form (green apply button at the top of this page) to indicate interest in the program and to receive program updates.

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 $100 000 annually in scholarships and bursaries
 
Contacts:

Cumberland College Advisors:

Nipawin: Gene Mak  (P) 306.862.9847   gmak@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

Tisdale: Brandy Wicks (P) 306.873.3845 bwicks@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca 

Melfort:  Lindsey Moskal (P) 306.752.8115  lmoskal@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

IATEC Coordinator:

Sabrina Lebel  (P) 306.752.8109 slebel@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

 

First Nations University of Canada

Prince Albert: Trina Joseph, Community Based Programs Coordinator (P) 306.765.3333 ext. 7133  tjoseph@firstnationsuniversity.ca

 


Note: You will need Adobe Reader installed to view pdf documents.
x
This website is using cookies. More info. That's Fine