Health-focused college for Drumheller inches closer to reality

February 4, 2011

After a year of work toward creating a post-secondary school in the central Alberta town of Drumheller, Hope College has now officially been registered as a non-profit institution. The college will submit a proposal to the Rural Alberta Development Fund before March 17, with a response expected within a month stating if it is accepted. Hope College will focus on the health field, with plans involving 3 different start-up diploma courses: licensed practical nursing, physical therapy assistant, and business administration. Plans are to build programs to the degree level once student enrolment grows over the first 5 years of the school's life, says the project manager for the college. The opening of Hope College is planned for fall 2012. Drumheller Mail