Prairie College is a private, interdenominational Christian college in Three Hills, Alberta. With a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual discipleship, combined with a genuine and welcoming community, the school offers a formative life-changing experience.
With 300 students from all corners of the globe, 30 programs, and a network of 17,000 alumni, this dynamic campus community is globally-minded and driven to meet the greatest needs of the world.
To help establish God’s kingdom by equipping and mentoring individuals through biblically integrated education for life and careers that will meet the greatest needs of the world for the glory of God.
We Take Your Career Seriously
We'll partner with you to develop the mindset, skills and knowledge you need for the vocation of your choice (whether it's in a corporation, a small business or a ministry).
Our programs are designed to further your faith, hone your discernment , and establish a Biblical grounding for your destiny.
Every year, Prairie students travel to over 20 countries in transformative and intensive internships that meet the greatest needs of the world.
Rest assures that your education is transferable, quality-tested and recognized by the Province of Alberta and the U.S. Department of Education, through the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
Whether you aspire to ministry, a corporate career, or life as an entrepreneur, Prairie has you covered with a variety of program, all soaked-not sprinkled-with the Bible. Check out our Programs: https://prairie.edu/programs/
Through unique partnerships students can earn a Bachelor of Arts & Masters of Divinity in a shortened time.
Learn to work effectively with people of other cultures by developing skills to study, understand and communicate the message of Christ.
Global Social Justice:
Investigate the root causes of social injustice and engage cross-culturally in the active promotion of social justice principles to resolve wrongs.
Business that builds the Kingdom. A program built for spiritual transformation and real-life business results.
Our Sports Management program is for people who have a passion for sport and a heart for serving their communities as leaders.
A leadership incubator in the Canadian Rockies. Take on real leadership, become an excellent instructor, and lead adventures.
A leadership incubator in the Canadian Rockies. Develop your leadership skills and learn outdoor adventure skills.
Turn your passion for photography, videography and design into your career. Find your own creative voice and impact the world.
You have a voice; let it be heard. One year in our musicianship program will develop your vocal and instrumental skills, ground you in scripture and give you new ways to express your faith.
Songwriting & Recording:
A two-year program designed to train and assist you in writing your songs. The program culminates with you recording your own songs in a professional studio.
Worship Leading & Music:
You are a leader and you are musically gifted. Our program prepares you for a career in Worship Ministry.
Primary Care Paramedic:
Working as a paramedic is a rewarding and challenging career. You will provide prehospital medical care for sick and injured people.
You want to care for people and have a successful career. Our two year diploma will open doors to a variety of careers in nursing and beyond.
Whether you are flying small charters through the Canadian Rockies, piloting airliners over North America, or flying for a mission organization through the plains of Africa, our flight training will help you excel as a mature, skilled, and competent commercial pilot.
Pastoral Counselling and Specialized Ministries
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Business, Marketing and Sales
Arts - Creative
Medical science, paramedical
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.)
Trades and Apprenticeships
Medical and Health
Humanities and Languages
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Music Performance, General
Basic Entrance Requirements
Min. average of 60% in five Grade 12 subjects (including English)
English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Program Specific Entrance Requirements
Music & Worship
North American Application: $50 CAD fee
International Application: $250 CAD fee
Online Education Application: $50 CAD fee
Our Students Say
"I chose the Encounter program because I wanted to take the foundational Bible classes to expand my knowledge of God's work in the past, present, and future. I have had an overwhelming experience of growth in my faith that has been rich and meaningful. These classes have given me the knowledge that I wanted as well as a passion to continue my pursuit of learning about God and the Bible for the rest of my life." - Maxine, Encounter Graduate
" Explore taught me a lot about having a good attitude in those situation where you are just really uncomfortable, physically and sometimes mentally. It can be so hard to be mentally present and positive in those situations! Explore helped me to prepare me for those times through the leaders who exemplified and encouraged a good attitude. This may sound like a small thing, but being overseas, it's been huge for me. There is almost nothing that feels normal here, so having mental strength to feel super uncomfortable, and still be okay, is huge." - Naomi, Outdoor Leadership Student
" There's no doubt that Prairie gave me practical media tools to be able to my job, as well, and to do it well. However, I found that there was so much more that Prairie equipped me with, things that have nothing to do with the job description. I have learned to love my co-workers with a love that is unexplainable apart from God and His great mercy in my life. I have learned to be generous, kind, diligent, honest, and sacrificial... those are things that Prairie instilled in me, whether directly or indirectly, and it has shaped my professional testimony." - Alicia, Digital Media Graduate