Education x Post-Secondary
At Lethbridge College, our job is to ensure you are equipped for yours. Whether on campus or online, our programs are focused on giving you the knowledge and experience you need to excel in your future career. Explore our programs and services below, or reach out if you have questions.
Lethbridge College is located on the traditional land of the Blackfoot Confederacy and is home to many Indigenous peoples, including members of the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani First Nations, as well as many Métis and Inuit people. We proudly carry the Blackfoot name Ohkotoki’aahkkoiyiiniimaan (Stone Pipe).
Categories: Education, Business x Finance, Skills, Trades, Manufacturing x Transporting, Science, Technology, Mathematics, Human x Social Services, Health Sciences, Engineering x Architecture, Indigenous, International
Meet the Speakers
Why Lethbridge College?
Good question – and there are so many good answers.
To start with, our job is to equip you for yours – and we work hard to help our students succeed. The campus is a warm, friendly fun place to study, live and learn, and there is always something happening.
We teach the right stuff, with courses and programs that are hands-on, engaging, immersive and good at preparing you for the actual workforce. We have great facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment and, whenever possible, a lot of that southern Alberta sunshine. We hire instructors who are outstanding teachers but also have real-world experience in the fields they teach. And our students and staff contribute to projects that strengthen our campus and improve lives in our community.
Ready for the next step?
Choose from over 50 career-training programs, applied degrees and apprenticeships, or speak with an Academic Advisor to help with your pursuit of career and academic goals.
Programs of study
Choose from more than 60 career-training certificate and diploma programs, applied degrees and apprenticeships, many of which are nationally recognized and nationally accredited.
At Accessibility Services, we work with you to identify and establish supports for academic success.
We want to assure you that Accessibility Services is still open, albeit virtually. Our staff are still available to assist you with accommodations & funding inquiries and technology & strategies support. Our office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. If you are seeking information about accommodations, services and/or funding for future semesters, please email email@example.com. Appointments will be conducted through Skype or Microsoft Office Teams. We hope you are staying safe and healthy in this difficult time and we look forward to seeing you in the very near future.
We provide flexible, innovative and collaborative support for the success of diverse learners while advancing a culture of universal teaching and learning. We are able to support prospective and current students with disabilities, including:
- learning disabilities (e.g. math, reading, writing, processing)
- developmental disabilities (e.g. fetal alcohol effect and autism spectrum)
- sensory impairments (e.g. deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind/partially sighted)
- physical disabilities
- mental health impacts
- chronic medical conditions
- temporary mobility issues (e.g. broken arm)
We know you’re unique. That’s why we work with you to create your own pathway to academic success. Our key supports include:
- disability advising
- review of disability-related history and potential challenges
- disability-related funding applications
- requests for academic accommodations, including:
- referrals to campus services (e.g. academic strategists, peer tutoring, technology training, personal counselling) or community agencies
- accommodated testing
- additional support (e.g. interpreters, educational care attendants, documentation for service animals)
For more information on services for students with disabilities, please contact us.
Our primary role is to support international students.
Whether you are coming to Lethbridge College to study in one of our academic programs or for English language training, we can help get you where you want to go. We also facilitate international experiences for students and staff as well as international partnerships for interested institutions and agencies.
Study at Lethbridge College
Lethbridge College is a home away from home for international students from over 40 countries each year (over the past decade, we have hosted students from 132 countries). There are many reasons why students from near and far choose Lethbridge College. We can help you answer the question, “Why Lethbridge College?“, take the right steps to becoming a Lethbridge College student, and support you during your time here. Your future awaits.
Experience the world
International Services is not only for international students – if you are a current domestic student or staff member, we can also help you experience the world. Through international partnerships with institutions and organizations worldwide, we can help you arrange to study, teach, or volunteer abroad. Check out the opportunities that await you.
Partner with us
We are proud to partner with institutions around the world. Collaborative partnerships and exchange agreements create a diverse campus and provide students and staff with international opportunities. Our international student recruitment agency partners help connect their clients (our future students) to Lethbridge College programs. Consider becoming a partner of Lethbridge College.
It’s your Neighbourhood!
Welcome to Residence Life, your home away from home. Your residences are located on both sides of our beautiful campus and offer the convenience of walking to class every day!
Your experience while you are part of the neighborhood will be one that you won’t forget! Programs, events and activities planned throughout the school year will make you feel like you’re a part of the Kodiaks family and #WEAREALLKODIAKS!!!
The entire Residence life team will be there for you 100% of the way as you work towards achieving your goals!
COME CHECK OUT YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD!
Short-Term Housing:Short-term accommodation is available in Residence. Please contact our office at 403-329-7218 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Student Awards and Financial Aid
Learn about student loans, awards, scholarships, and budgeting.
At Lethbridge College, we are ready to help make your post-secondary experience more accessible. An investment in your education is truly an investment in yourself. It’s a big commitment and now is the time to ensure your finances are in order. If you’re looking for some guidance as you plan your future here, we can provide you with plenty of sound financial advice.
Funding your future
There are a few different ways to access additional funds to help pay for your post-secondary education:
Government Student loans (for Canadian/Permanent Resident post-secondary students & apprentices)
See our Lethbridge College short introduction to student loans video
There are many upsides to borrowing from the government
- These loans are interest free until you complete/leave your studies.
- You are assessed automatically for grants (based on family income).
- Due to Covid for the current year (20-21) most government grants are double their typical value.
- When you repay, the interest is tax deductible.
- And, if you need support, you can apply for Repayment Assistance.
Government student loans beat out any bank’s line of credit for all these reasons (especially if you qualify for grants, which are essentially free money!). And in Alberta, students don’t even have to report parental income, though making that choice does cost you any grant money for which you may have been eligible.
Alberta Student Aid has posted a video of ‘how to apply‘. It’s a good starting point.
And the National Student Loans Service Centre has released a short video on the national side of loans (students are assessed both federally and provincially)
Your health and well-being are our priority.
Wellness Services prioritizes safety and access for our college community, with that we have increasing the number of modalities in how you can access our services to: secure virtual, over the phone and limited face to face appointments.
If you are on campus and you or someone you are supporting requires physical or mental first aid during regular business hours (8-4), please call 403 320 3289 and we will come to you.
If you have an imminent emergency please call 9-911 and security at 3206.
To book an appointment please call 403 320 3289 or email email@example.com for the following:
- Doctors and psychiatrists will be providing a majority of appointments over a secure virtual platform and over the phone. Under AHS recommendations we are limiting access to face to face appointments.
- To speak with a nurse about any health-related concerns or need for support.
- If you are concerned about a student’s wellbeing please fill out this form, which will be sent directly to the Student Support Specialist who will connect with the student.
Shepell Student Support Program can be accessed by calling 1 855 649 8641 and/or download the mySSP app.
- Our onsite counsellors are providing counselling through virtual, phone and limited face to face.
To access Wellness Services please note the new entrance.
To decrease the number of clients in the department, please arrive to your appointment 5 minutes early, no earlier.
Your health and well-being are our priority.
We provide services to the Lethbridge College community through a team of registered nurses, doctors, psychiatrists and counsellor. Our services are available to all students and employees, as well as their families.