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Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • Today’s business workplaces rely on skilled individuals to ensure that administrative tasks are handled efficiently and effectively, using current business technology. The Administrative Office Professional program prepares students for professional careers in various offices. Our small classes – taught by experienced instructors who have been in the positions you aspire to – simulate a real office environment. You’ll learn all the details it takes to keep the office running smoothly, from accounting and bookkeeping to office procedures, conference planning and records management. Not to mention you’ll be using the latest industry-standard software to complete your assignments. You’ll know everything you need to excel before you even walk into the office.
  • We can help you become an integral part of the business world in our Business Administration program. Your first year will allow you to acquire basic business skills, building a solid foundation of effective business principles. In your second year, you’ll tailor your education towards your career aspirations with one of four majors. If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, you can participate in an international exchange or continue your studies after graduation through the transfer agreements with institutions around the globe. Many of those transfers are for 2 + 2 programs, meaning you only need to put in an additional two years at university to earn your bachelor’s degree. Whatever direction you go in, you’ll be dressed for success with a Business Administration diploma.

    Accounting

    Put your appreciation for details and numbers to work in the accounting major. Through theoretical and practical application, you’ll develop the background needed to succeed in accounting positions and pursue an accounting designation.

    Management

    Prepare to lead the business world of tomorrow with a major in management. Through case studies, simulations and other engaging learning experiences, you’ll solve real business and organizational problems, gaining expertise in management, leadership and communication.

    Marketing

    Analyze the strategies that make a business successful as a marketing major. With a focus on practical application, we’ll ensure you’re ready for your career as a marketing professional. You’ll conduct group presentations, solve case studies, create marketing plans and even work with local businesses.

    General Business

    Have an entrepreneurial spirit? The general business major might be right for you. Ideal for those planning entrepreneurial careers, the major allows for significant flexibility in choosing courses; you can perfectly match your education to your career goals.
  • Unit clerks are essential to the flow of information in health care facilities, performing reception and administrative duties to keep them running efficiently. And after just 20 weeks in our Unit Clerk certificate program, you could be working as one.

    Our intensive, 20-week program is designed to give you a practical introduction to health care administration and a first-hand experience of the job itself. In the classroom, you’ll learn everything from medical terminology to health care billing. At the end of your studies, you’ll complete a 120-hour work-based practicum, supplementing the theory and knowledge gained in the classroom while acquiring vital hands-on experience.

    A career in health care is just a few months away. Apply to the Unit Clerk program today!

    Career opportunities

    With a certificate in Unit Clerk Training, you’ll be ready for entry-level positions in a variety of medical environments, including:

    • Doctor Offices
    • Health Care Agencies
    • Hospice Facilities
    • Hospitals
    • Long-Term Care Facilities
    • Medical Clinics
    • Private Health Care Providers
    • Respite Facilities

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • Design and drafting technologists prepare engineering and architectural plans as well as project specifications for commercial and residential buildings and other construction projects. Their work is essential to all aspects of engineering and construction – and our Engineering Design Technology program will provide you with both the theory and experience you need to succeed on the job.

    Through an immersive blend of theory and hands-on training, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of design and drafting fundamentals.

    You’ll learn how to design and draft drawings, plans and diagrams while using 3D computer-assisted drafting technology and 3D printing to help bring your ideas to life. In this program, you'll have opportunities to become a successful engineering technologist working as part of an engineering team preparing plans for all types of buildings, subdivisions and other infrastructure projects.
  • Interior design is about energizing an environment to maximize its potential, using the creative and practical space to create healthy, productive and exciting living and working environments. And we’ll show you just how to do that in our Interior Design Technology program, which is structured around the professional standards of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. In the classroom, our experienced instructors will stimulate your imagination while showing you how to develop creative yet practical solutions to the challenges you’ll face in your career. With our hands-on, practical approach to training, you’ll use laptops loaded with the latest industry-standard software, put classroom theory into practice during group projects and gain valuable experience working on real-world design projects throughout the region in a 120-hour community-based practicum.

    If you visualize a career in interior design, start in our Interior Design Technology program. Apply today!

    Career opportunities

    You’ll graduate with a comprehensive grounding in design theory and application, ready to let your imagination loose with design teams in a wide variety of fields:
    • Architectural Illustrator
    • Home Stager and Decorator
    • Interior Design Technologist
    • Kitchen and Bath Designer
    • Product Sales Representative
    • Residential and Commercial Space Planner

Culinary Arts Programs

  • Blend your passion for baked goods into a career you love in the Baker Apprenticeship. The Baker Apprenticeship is delivered through the provincial Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS). And as a baker in WATS, you’ll be earning dough while making dough – you’ll work full-time in the industry and attend class just one day a week. On campus, you’ll acquire new skills and expand your expertise in the art of baking. From preparing cakes, pastries and quick breads to becoming certified in Food Safe, you’ll cover it all. And you’ll gain organizational and management skills studying formula calculations to estimate baking requirements and daily menu planning. On the job, you’ll be able to immediately test out your newly acquired skills and expertise.
  • With the right combination of ingredients, training and skill, you can create magic in the kitchen. And your recipe for success can be found in the Cook – Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) program. From catering special banquets to preparing meals for large institutions to cooking up gourmet delights in an upscale restaurant, your Cook Apprenticeship prepares you for it all. This three-year apprenticeship takes place with your needs in mind. One day a week is spent here at the college, expanding your expertise and gaining technical training vital to your culinary future. For the rest of the week, you’ll be putting what you’ve learned into practice on the job. It’s the perfect blend that allows you to pursue your education while continuing to earn an income.
  • Our Culinary Careers program is as well-planned as a gourmet meal. As an appetizer, we’ll teach you about restaurant production methods before moving onto a second course in sweet and savoury techniques. For the main course, we’ll serve up a paid industry placement. Finishing off with dessert, you’ll be immersed in dining-room cuisine. While you’re with us, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to prepare real meals for real customers, create menus, work in teams and explore your creativity. During your paid industry placement, you’ll have the chance to wow employers with your culinary skills while earning some dough. And you won’t have to worry about struggling to find employment when you’ve completed the program; our grads have a perfect record of landing that important first job.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • You can become an essential part of a child’s early years, where learning through play is a vital part of development, in our Early Childhood Education programs. We have over 20 years of experience teaching Early Childhood Education, so you’ll be in good hands as you pursue a rewarding career fit for your nurturing personality and love of children.

    Offering both a one-year certificate and two-year diploma, our ECE programs are approved for licensing in most provinces and territories and have been designed for flexibility.

    The certificate can be taken on campus or online – whichever method suits your life – and can be followed by the fully online diploma. When it comes to hands-on experience, your practicum can be arranged near you. With this kind of flexibility, it’s easy to get started towards a rewarding career working with young children at any stage of development. Our blend of theory and practical application will arm you with the knowledge, experience and perspective you need to enter this in-demand field.

Engineering Programs

  • Civil engineering technologists are the minds that build society’s infrastructure, including roads, urban subdivisions and storm-water systems.

    In our TAC nationally-accredited Civil Engineering Technology program, we’ll help you turn your strong mathematical and science skills into the creative yet logical mind of a civil engineering technologist.

    Starting with a comprehensive introduction to engineering fundamentals in your first year and developing a practical understanding of engineering design in your second, you’ll become familiar with the latest tools and software in use throughout the industry, including computer-assisted drafting (CAD), architectural engineering and construction (AEC), and geographic information systems (GIS). Of course, it won’t all be theory and classroom lectures. You’ll use industry-standard computer applications to complete your projects and you’ll even have opportunities to interact with today’s engineering technology professionals. Applied research opportunities will bring your knowledge and hands-on experience together through projects that take you into the field, using data from real sites to develop your personal portfolio.
  • Design and drafting technologists prepare engineering and architectural plans as well as project specifications for commercial and residential buildings and other construction projects. Their work is essential to all aspects of engineering and construction – and our Engineering Design Technology program will provide you with both the theory and experience you need to succeed on the job.

    Through an immersive blend of theory and hands-on training, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of design and drafting fundamentals.

    You’ll learn how to design and draft drawings, plans and diagrams while using 3D computer-assisted drafting technology and 3D printing to help bring your ideas to life. In this program, you'll have opportunities to become a successful engineering technologist working as part of an engineering team preparing plans for all types of buildings, subdivisions and other infrastructure projects.
  • From the melting of the polar ice caps to the disappearing of the world’s wilderness, restoration and reclamation of the environment have become crucial to our way of life.

    Our two-year Environmental Assessment and Restoration program will put you at the forefront of saving our planet.

    You’ll be getting your feet wet and your hands dirty in this practical, hands-on program, which focuses on soil and water. Through a unique mix of science, law and technology, you’ll learn how to restore the resources our world depends on, improve water quality and reclaim abandoned industrial sites.

    What you learn in the classroom will be reinforced with practical application during hands-on labs and fieldtrips that take you out into your future office – nature. We’ll train you in using the latest techniques and applications, enhancing your employability and setting you up for success. Plus, if you want to further your education, you’ll be able to ladder directly into year three of our Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

  • Geomatics brings together surveying and mapping with widely popular technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS) and satellite image analysis. In our Geomatics Engineering Technology, you’ll get the 411 on these technologies and the latest data collection techniques as we prepare you for a career in this dynamic field.

    In our TAC nationally-accredited Geomatics Engineering Technology program, We’ll ensure you walk out of here with all of the knowledge and all of the skills you’ll need to enter the workforce.

    Your first year will give you a comprehensive introduction to engineering fundamentals. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll become familiar with surveying, mapping and data collection techniques. In your second year, you’ll hone your skills in collecting high-precision location data, as well as mapping and analyzing it using industry-standard software applications. You’ll even have the option to gain first-hand experience of the industry in an elective practicum.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • We’ve partnered with the University of Lethbridge to bring you a collaborative four-year bachelor degree in nursing.

    Often referred to as Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA), the bachelor program splits your time between the college and the university, preparing you for a career as a registered nurse.

    For your first two years, you’ll learn at Lethbridge College in small classes taught by experienced instructors. You’ll combine theory and practical learning to develop skills in clinical reasoning, innovative clinical practices and leadership. And you’ll be exposed to real-life situations through hands-on experience in our Simulated Patient Health Environment for Research and Education (SPHERE) lab. Course-related practicums in hospitals, community health care agencies and home care agencies will put you in the field working with diverse populations across all age groups. You’ll even participate in a 350-hour senior consolidation experience where you’ll work one-on-one with a registered nurse preceptor. When your education is complete, you’ll be more than ready to write the NCLEX-RN exam to obtain your registered nurse licence in Canada.
  • Lethbridge College in partnership with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) offers exciting Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs which are taught at Lethbridge College. As a first responder, you will care for the sick or injured before they arrive in the emergency room, playing a critical role in saving their lives. Not for the faint of heart, a career in Emergency Medical Services is challenging, yet rewarding.

    Medical First Responder (MFR)

    Pursue an exciting and rewarding career in the field of medical first response. Our Medical First Responder (MFR) program is a comprehensive program for people looking to work or volunteer in the area of first response as part of fire rescue services, police services, industrial sectors, safety and security, and the many other professions that require MFR expertise. MFR is a foundational step toward becoming an Primary Care Paramedic (PCP).

    Your future with EMS

    Upon successful completion of these rewarding programs, you will be ready to save lives in any corner of the province.
  • Lethbridge College in partnership with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) offers exciting Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs which are taught at Lethbridge College. As a first responder, you will care for the sick or injured before they arrive in the emergency room, playing a critical role in saving their lives. Not for the faint of heart, a career in Emergency Medical Services is challenging, yet rewarding.

    Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)

    This entry level medical program gives you the hands-on training you need to provide emergency medical services to the sick and injured. Utilizing a combination of simulation training, practicum placements in active treatment hospitals and training in advanced life support ambulance services, the Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program can get you started on the path to becoming an advanced care paramedic.

    Your future with EMS

    Upon successful completion of these rewarding programs, you will be ready to save lives in any corner of the province.

    Applications Open

    Application for the August intake opens Friday January 17th.
  • The rigorous two-year Exercise Science diploma program helps you muscle in on the science of physical activity. Using contemporary equipment (and lots of it), you’ll break a sweat during classroom assignments that involve indoor and outdoor activities. Along with all this, you’ll have plenty of practical opportunities to work with actual clients and present seminars. In the Exercise Science program, you’ll be on your way to a fast-paced career helping people of all ages and abilities maintain their physical well-being. In fact, after just one year of study you’ll have the opportunity to become a certified fitness leader with the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA). And after your second year? You’ll be prepared for certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) as recognized by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

    Ready to step up to your career in fitness? Apply to the Exercise Science program today!

    Career opportunities

    With two fitness leadership designations and a diploma in Exercise Science, you’ll be ready for work in a variety of capacities within the fitness industry, including:
    • Business Entrepreneur
    • Community Facilities
    • Fitness Clubs
    • Health/Resort Spas
    • Medical Clinics
    • Personal Fitness Care
    • Physiotherapy Clinics
    • Professional Corporations
    • Recreation Groups
    • Rehabilitation Agencies
    • Schools/Out Reach Programs
    • Senior Centres
    • Sport Organizations
    • Sport Teams
    • Travel Industry
  • Your caring heart and desire to help those who are struggling could be best suited to providing client-focused services and personal assistance with daily living activities – we’ll show you how in the Health Care Aide - Government of Alberta program. This 1-year certificate program delivers the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Provincial Curriculum (2019) that includes theory, lab and work-integrated learning experiences. The program will prepare you to become a valued member of the health care team. Health care aides work in collaboration with and under direct supervision of a regulated health care professional. Health care aides assist and support clients with a range of daily living activities to optimize their health and well-being. A variety of employment opportunities exist, including long-term care facilities, community settings, assisted living and acute care settings. In the classroom, you’ll develop an understanding of safe work practices, client support and hygiene, medication delivery and everything else you need to know to positively affect the lives of patients each day. During your work-based, practical experiences, you’ll put theory into practice, gaining the skills vital to your career as a health care aide.
  • Giving new meaning to hands-on work, massage therapy uses the body as a tool to administer therapeutic and relaxation massages. It’s a field that demands considerable personal commitment, professionalism, and physical and emotional stamina – but it’s immensely rewarding. Our 2,200 hour Massage Therapy program will immerse you in the field, focusing on the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for success as an RMT. Your classroom theory on how the body works and proper therapeutic techniques will be perfectly complemented by 700 hours of hands-on practicum experiences. In our on-campus student massage clinic, at independent businesses and in community settings, you’ll put into practice and improve upon your therapeutic massage skills, cultivate client-therapist relationships and develop essential business acumen.
  • Health-care facilities throughout the province and across the country rely on the precision work and attention to detail of medical device reprocessing technicians. These are the people who directly contribute to healthy hospital practices, sterilizing medical instruments and ensuring safe patient care. It’s a vital role in health care and we can prepare you to take your place in this career.

    You’ll get the education you need to succeed in this invigorating career in our Medical Device Reprocessing certificate program.

    In 26 weeks, you’ll learn the science behind and the techniques required for the precise skills of hospital instrument sterilization. A practicum at Chinook Regional Hospital or another approved site will hone your skills and give you a feel for what it takes to play an essential role in health care as a medical device reprocessing technician. That’s not all. Our program is built around the concepts required to shine in this detail-driven field and prepares you to write either the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management exam or the Canadian Standards Association exam to become a Certified Registered Central Service Technician.
  • One of the few therapeutic recreation programs in Canada that specializes in gerontology, the Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology diploma at Lethbridge College builds on your organizational skills and makes use of your ability to easily converse with people of all ages and backgrounds to prepare you for a meaningful career working with seniors. It’s also recognized by the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association and offers many direct transfers into degree programs, if you want to further your education. We’ll help you develop a foundation in therapeutic recreation, teaching you to plan and deliver innovative programs and services. This knowledge will be balanced with a thorough understanding of the sociological, physiological and psychological process of aging. But it won’t all be theory – we’ll make sure you get the hands-on learning you really need to succeed after graduation through practicum placements. You’ll put theory and knowledge into practice, gaining the skills necessary for immediate employment.

    Ready to make a difference in the lives of seniors? Apply today!

    Career opportunities

    Our program will put you in demand as an integral member of the health care team. You’ll be prepared for work in:
    • Community-based programs
    • Group homes
    • Hospital
    • Lodges
    • Long term care
    • Mental health programs
    • Rehabilitation programs
    • Seniors day programs
    • Senior centres
    • Supportive living

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • Sometimes life isn’t easy. There are families struggling with difficulties in their daily lives; maybe you even know a few. Your heart aches to reach out and help, it only you knew how.

    Imagine being able to enhance the development and lives of children, youth and families. With a diploma in Child and Youth Care, you can. The two-year diploma program provides you with the know-how to follow your heart and reach out to those who are struggling. You’ll learn how to make a difference through a blend of theory and hands-on exercises. And your theoretical knowledge will come to life during practicum experiences that put you in the middle of this rewarding career before you even graduate!

Legal, Policing Programs

  • If you possess strong communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills, good decision-making skills and want to make a difference in people’s lives then a career in Corrections may be for you. Professionals working within the Corrections field may find themselves working in a jail, federal penitentiary, half-way house or community corrections agency etc. Correctional professionals assist and supervise individuals involved with the justice system to ensure public safety. Our Correctional Studies program provides a solid foundation for you to launch your career. Our exceptional instructors have a wide range of academic credentials, with many also having relevant experience within the Corrections field. Students develop knowledge of theories that inform the field of corrections such as risk assessment & management, principles of behaviour change, conflict resolution skills, criminology and psychology. Our courses have an applied focus with many opportunities for you to practice and develop essential skills needed. Students may elect to enroll in a practicum elective that will provide an opportunity to learn first-hand about a correctional agency or facility. As an added bonus, all our courses are available through online learning on a full- or part-time basis to suit your lifestyle. And, should you choose to expand your knowledge of this challenging field, completion of the Correctional Studies diploma qualifies you for entry into the third year of our Bachelor of Applied Arts – Justice Studies program.
  • A career in public safety is about serving others and working collaboratively with multiple professionals to ensure that we live in safe, healthy and vibrant communities. Public Safety officers, whether they are a Police Officer, Community Peace Officer, Sherriff, or a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer etc., are essential services within our community. If you are interested in making a difference on a daily basis then consider a career in public safety.

    In our Criminal Justice – Policing program, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to promote peace, assist victims of crime, protect communities and enforce the law.

    For 50 years, we have been preparing students for careers in the public safety field. Our exceptional instructors have a wide range of academic credentials, with many also having relevant experience within the public safety field. Our program will prepare you for a rewarding career. As a student you will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills you develop in numerous simulated environments. You also have the opportunity to enroll in a practicum placement as one of your elective courses. As an added bonus, all our courses are available through online learning on a full- or part-time basis to suit your lifestyle. You can also choose to complete the program by completing some online courses and some courses on campus. And, should you choose to expand your knowledge of this challenging field, completion of the Criminal Justice – Policing diploma qualifies you for entry into the third year of our Bachelor of Applied Arts – Justice Studies program.
  • The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies takes your career in the justice system full circle. The first two years of this four-year degree program are completed by taking either the Correctional Studies, Criminal Justice – Policing, or Child and Youth Care diploma or through an accepted transfer program.

    Building on the fundamentals of the justice field, the program hones your critical thinking and research skills with a curriculum that meets or surpasses entry-level requirements for management and supervisory positions in municipal, provincial and federal jurisdictions.

    After completion of your diploma, you’ll take an additional two years to earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies. In year three, your focus will be on current and emerging issues in justice. And for your final year, you’ll gain valuable first-hand experience of the career opportunities that await during a directed field study at a justice agency of your choice. When you’re finished, you’ll be more than prepared to make a difference in your justice career – you will be the difference. Designed for individuals at any stage in their justice careers, all courses can be taken online or on campus, part-time or full-time to fit your busy schedule. And you can choose to complete your directed field study at your current justice organization or we can help you find a suitable placement. Making the most out of your challenging yet rewarding career has never been so convenient.
  • Formed in collaboration with the core police services of southern Alberta, the Police Cadet Training program brings you the most up-to-date training possible. Reinforcing crucial skills and knowledge such as report writing and investigative techniques, we’ll prepare you to begin your service. And upon completion of the program, your know-how will meet and exceed provincial standards, enhancing your ability to be a vital part of your force and to make a difference in your community.

    Be on target for your career goals, and apply for Police Cadet Training today!

    Your future

    You’ll be ready to hit the streets with your sharp skills once you graduate. You’ll be awarded a Credential of Academic Achievement in Police Cadet Training to take into your career as a police officer.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • If you’re itching to work on farm equipment, commercial vehicles or heavy machinery, the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician certificate can get you into a mechanic position in a hurry. This one-year program equips you with the knowledge, experience and hours needed to start working right away or continue on to an apprenticeship. It’s the best of both worlds. In 32 weeks – just two semesters – you’ll get training on everything you need to know to work on the steel giants of modern society, from suspensions and powertrains to fuel systems, mobile hydraulics and everything in between. You’ll even get a first-hand experience of what awaits after graduation during a two-week practicum in a repair facility, where you’ll work as a mechanic with qualified journeymen. Our modern shop facilities have the latest in diagnostic technologies and tools. And, you’ll test your skills working on a wide range of on and off-road vehicles and farm equipment. Move ahead in industry today by obtaining a Lethbridge College certificate in the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program.
  • Over four years, you’ll mix on-the-job training with technical experience in the Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program. Spending nearly 80 per cent of your time on the job, you’ll learn as you go from qualified technicians in the field. The remaining 20 per cent will be spent in our classrooms and shops, where you’ll learn how to maintain, diagnose and repair or overhaul equipment such as tractors, combines, sprayers and more. The agriculture industry is crucial to our food supply, and keeping farm equipment running is a necessity you’ll be able to provide as an agricultural equipment technician. Gaining all of the ag mechanic skills you need during your apprenticeship, you’ll work with your hands to diagnose electrical, mechanical and hydraulic problems – ensuring downtime is minimized and the harvest is maximized.
  • Plant your future in the Agriculture Sciences program and beef up your career with a major in either Plant and Soil Science or Animal Science. Our instructors, who have first-hand experience doing the same kind of work you want to do, will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for success in the agriculture industry. Your classroom will be the plant lab, field, computer lab and barn. Studying in the Cousins Science Centre – a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced facility – you’ll use research grade, industry-preferred equipment. You’ll also get the chance to work with real business models and gain insight into what it takes to flourish in the industry while touring the operations of some of the most progressive producers in the region, from the small specialty farmer to the large commercial operation.
  • Prepare yourself for an exciting and ever-changing industry in Lethbridge College’s new Architectural Animation Technology program. Architectural Animation technologist communicate spatial ideas and basic construction visualization techniques to a variety of industries in the world of architecture, interior design and digital environments within virtual worlds. You will become a necessary and creative asset to any residential, hospitality, institution, retail or landscape project, assisting clients and architects with code-compliant virtual space creation and extended reality 3 and 4 dimensional experiences. Our unique, two-year diploma program will give you specialized production knowledge and visual communication skills needed to succeed in the world of architecture. You’ll work on projects that simulate real world design problems and gain professional experience in both commercial and residential architectural design communication. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to demonstrate your digital rendering and animation skills, and you’ll know how to contribute to community-based design projects.
  • If you’re already working in the automotive industry, the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program will give your career as a mechanic an added boost.

    Developing your confidence through theory and skill, the four-year apprenticeship mixes on-the-job work with technical experience and theory.

    You’ll spend 80 per cent of your time with a qualified service technician in the shop. For the remaining time, you’ll be in our classrooms and shops, learning from skilled instructors and training on the same industry-standard equipment you’ll use on the job. When you graduate, you’ll have the confidence to advise customers on work to be performed, general vehicle condition and repair requirements. You’ll have the theory behind the mechanics as well as the hands-on experience employers are looking for.
  • North Americans rely on their vehicles to get them where they need to go and when their favourite ride needs a tune up, they turn to automotive mechanics.

    Our one-year Automotive Systems program prepares you for this always in-demand career with a curriculum designed in consultation with industry members.

    Working in small labs with lots of hands-on practice, you’ll develop your understanding of automotive technology. From simple components to advanced computerized vehicle systems – you’ll learn it all, gaining practical insight into cars and trucks and what makes them tick. In our modern shops, you’ll become familiar with the latest equipment and electronic diagnostic technology in the automotive industry. Using these state-of-the-art tools, you’ll work on a variety of vehicles from shop units to customer cars and even your own ride.
  • Carpenters shape the world – from major construction projects like bridges and buildings to the small finishing touches a new homeowner can be proud of. You can further your opportunities in this fundamental trade with a Carpenter Apprenticeship.

    Carpentry incorporates everything from framing to concrete work, and the Carpenter Apprenticeship program prepares you for it all.

    Offered through Competency Based Apprenticeship Training (CBAT), the Carpenter Apprenticeship mixes on-the-job training with technical theory, splitting your time between the field and specialized courses. In our state-of-the-art shops, you’ll work with the latest industry-standard equipment and learn from instructors as they share the tips, techniques and practical experiences they learned on the job. You’ll gain skills in reading blueprints, joining materials, coordinating projects and much more. Combining your attention to detail with the skills and experience you develop during your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready for the diverse career options ahead.
  • Our three-month Commercial Vehicle Enforcement credential is comprised of the same courses used to train CVE officers – so whether you’re looking to make an entry into a rewarding career or you’re a seasoned professional in the transportation industry, our credential will bring you up to speed on the latest regulations and industry standards. You will gain the knowledge to a play an important role in road safety. And you can choose to take only the courses you need or take them all and earn your certificate.
  • You won’t be bored on the job as an electrician. Depending on the direction your career follows, you can expect work conditions to vary with each job, especially in construction. From working outdoors on scaffolding to indoor jobs in clean comfort – the changes can be dramatic. But the training you receive in the Electrician Apprenticeship program will prepare you to succeed on any job, whether you specialize in commercial, industrial, maintenance or construction. You’ll get the best education for your investment in small classes taught by experienced instructors who maintain close ties to the industry and stay on top of the latest trends. Classes are limited to a maximum of 16 apprentices, meaning you’ll benefit from a low student-to-instructor ratio that enhances your learning. And you’ll learn in our modern facilities, which are well-equipped and impeccably maintained. When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll know the ins and outs of electrical work, from reading electrical drawings to splicing wire to testing circuits for integrity. And you’ll have the real-world experience needed to be successful in the workforce.
  • You won’t be bored on the job as an electrician. Depending on the direction your career follows, you can expect work conditions to vary with each job, especially in construction. From working outdoors on scaffolding to indoor jobs in clean comfort – the changes can be dramatic. But the training you receive in the Electrician  Alternate Delivery Apprenticeship program will prepare you to succeed on any job, whether you specialize in commercial, industrial, maintenance or construction. You’ll get the best education for your investment in small classes taught by experienced instructors who maintain close ties to the industry and stay on top of the latest trends. Classes are limited to a maximum of 16 apprentices, meaning you’ll benefit from a low student-to-instructor ratio that enhances your learning. And you’ll learn in our modern facilities, which are well-equipped and impeccably maintained. When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll know the ins and outs of electrical work, from reading electrical drawings to splicing wire to testing circuits for integrity. And you’ll have the real-world experience needed to be successful in the workforce.
  • From the melting of the polar ice caps to the disappearing of the world’s wilderness, restoration and reclamation of the environment have become crucial to our way of life.

    Our two-year Environmental Assessment and Restoration program will put you at the forefront of saving our planet.

    You’ll be getting your feet wet and your hands dirty in this practical, hands-on program, which focuses on soil and water. Through a unique mix of science, law and technology, you’ll learn how to restore the resources our world depends on, improve water quality and reclaim abandoned industrial sites.

    What you learn in the classroom will be reinforced with practical application during hands-on labs and fieldtrips that take you out into your future office – nature. We’ll train you in using the latest techniques and applications, enhancing your employability and setting you up for success. Plus, if you want to further your education, you’ll be able to ladder directly into year three of our Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

  • You’ll take mechanics to the next level in our Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program. Mixing technical experience with on-the-job training, you’ll spend the majority of your time learning from a qualified heavy equipment technician and the rest in specialized courses taught by experienced instructors. Over four years, you’ll learn how to interpret work orders and technical manuals; maintain, diagnose, adjust, repair or replace equipment; and test repaired components for optimal performance. You’ll gain all the mechanic skills and abilities required to enter this dynamic career – whether you find yourself working for a fleet company that follows a regular preventative maintenance schedule, a dealership where your focus will be specialized or on a construction site contributing to a specific project.
  • Focusing on the core of conservation enforcement – “bears and bad guys,” as one instructor explains – the Natural Resource Compliance program turns the outdoor activities you enjoy into a career you’ll love. You’ll put in two fast-paced years learning about natural resources and how to detect and investigate natural resource violations through a mixture of lectures, labs and fieldtrips that give you a first-hand look at what it takes to be at the core of this vital industry. Whether you’re looking to head directly into year three of our Conservation Enforcement – Bachelor of Applied Science program or want an opportunity to get a job and gain some experience before taking your education to the next level, the Natural Resource Compliance program is the perfect place to start. With our blend of academic and practical learning, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to begin upholding the law and protecting the resources of our beautiful landscape and creatures.

    If you’re thinking of a career in conservation enforcement, start in the Natural Resource Compliance program. Apply today!

    Career opportunities

    When you finish the Natural Resource Compliance program, you’ll be ready to begin your career in conservation enforcement as a:
    • Conservation Officer
    • Environmental Investigator/Inspector
    • Fish and Wildlife Officer
    • Fishery Officer
    • Municipal Police Officer
    • Park Patrol Officer
    • Park Ranger
    • Pollution Control Officer
    • Resource Management Officer
    • RCMP Officer
    • Wildlife Investigator
  • Becoming a master of parts management in any industry requires a special skillset that involves organization, customer service and material identification. Of course, hands-on experience is also vital. You’ll find all this and more in our Parts Technician – Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) program. Over three years, you’ll attend class just one day a week, usually from mid-day to early evening. The rest of the week? You’ll be getting hands-on, quality training on the job – and earning a paycheque while you do so. In the classroom, we’ll train you in the subjects that’ll advance your career like human relations and material identification. On the job, you’ll develop expertise in identifying and cataloguing parts, preparing statements, submitting bills and receiving payments. When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll have the knowledge of parts for the automotive sector, hardware supplies, machinery divisions and more, as well as the skills to be the go-to person for wholesale groups, retail businesses and warehouse distributors.

    Find the career fit for you in the Parts Technician – WATS program. Apply today!

    Career opportunities

    When you finish your apprenticeship training, you’ll be an expert in parts management. You’ll find employment in wholesale groups, retail businesses and warehouse distributors in positions such as:
    • receiving clerk
    • driver
    • parts clerk
    • parts department manager
    • sales representative
    • store manager
  • In our Plumber Apprenticeship program, you'll learn the ins and outs of the trade and discover how to keep water, waste and gas flowing to or from homes and businesses. Your innovative, problem-solving skills will help prepare you for whichever direction your career takes you – whether you are employed by a construction contractor or a plumbing repair shop, or you decide to work for yourself. Over four years, you’ll spend 80 per cent of your apprenticeship learning on the job while working side by side with skilled plumbers. For the remaining 20 per cent, you’ll be in our state-of-the-art trades and technologies facilities expanding your knowledge and using industry-standard equipment to develop new skills.

    A career in an essential trade is waiting – apply to the Plumber Apprenticeship today!

    Career opportunities

    You’ll have all the skills you need when you finish your apprenticeship to find employment through:
    • commercial and residential construction companies
    • renovation companies
    • plumbing repair shops
    • self-employment
  • In our Plumber and Gasfitter (B) Apprenticeship program, you'll learn the ins and outs of the trade and discover how to keep water, waste and gas flowing to or from homes and businesses. Your innovative, problem-solving skills will help prepare you for whichever direction your career takes you – whether you are employed by a construction contractor or a plumbing repair shop, or you decide to work for yourself. Over four years, you’ll spend 80 per cent of your apprenticeship learning on the job while working side by side with skilled plumbers. For the remaining 20 per cent, you’ll be in our state-of-the-art trades and technologies facilities expanding your knowledge and using industry-standard equipment to develop new skills.

    A career in an essential trade is waiting – apply to the Plumber and Gasfitter (B) Apprenticeship today!

    Career opportunities

    You’ll have all the skills you need when you finish your apprenticeship to find employment through:
    • commercial and residential construction companies
    • renovation companies
    • plumbing repair shops
    • self-employment
  • Forget boring classroom lectures. You’ll be trekking out into fields, forests and rivers to study animals and their environment in the Renewable Resource Management program. Focused on biology, this intensive two-year diploma primarily deals with fish and wildlife, and learning how to preserve their habitat for generations to come. And, if you want to continue your education, the program ladders directly into our Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

    You’ll be fully engaged in small classes taught by enthusiastic instructors who are recognized experts in the field.

    Textbook theory will come to life as you get up close and personal with the Hubbard Collection – one of Canada’s largest collections of full body taxidermy animals – right on campus. Of course, we’ll also get you out into the fields, forests, mountains, lakes and rivers that will one day be your office. Extensive field exercises will put you in the thick of things, where you’ll gain practical experience assessing fish populations, monitoring the movements of wildlife, interpreting grazing patterns and so much more.
  • You won’t be stuck behind a desk when you get involved in a Welder Apprenticeship – you’ll build a solid career that can take you to a variety of industries and a variety of environments. From outdoor construction sites to indoor jobs in production and repair shops, the Welder Apprenticeship prepares you for it all, splitting your time between the job and the classroom. You’ll spend about 80 per cent of your time learning on the job with a qualified welder, honing your craft on actual projects. For the remaining 20 per cent, you’ll be in the classroom developing essential theory and knowledge, and in our state-of-the-art shops using the latest industry equipment to gain new skills.

    Train for an in-demand career – apply to the Welder Apprenticeship today!

    Career opportunities

    As a welder, you’ll find yourself in demand in a variety of capacities. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to work in:
    • vessel or structural steel assembly
    • commercial construction
    • steel fabrication
    • heavy equipment repair
    • pipeline construction
    • industrial construction
  • You won’t be stuck behind a desk when you get involved in a Welder  Wire Process Operator Apprenticeship. You’ll build a solid career that can take you to a variety of industries and a variety of environments. From outdoor construction sites to indoor jobs in production and repair shops, the Welder  Wire Process Operator Apprenticeship prepares you for it all, splitting your time between the job and the classroom. You’ll spend about 80 per cent of your time learning on the job with a qualified welder, honing your craft on actual projects. For the remaining 20 per cent, you’ll be in the classroom developing essential theory and knowledge, and in our state-of-the-art shops using the latest industry equipment to gain new skills.

    Train for an in-demand career and apply to the Welder  Wire Process Operator Apprenticeship today!

    Career opportunities

    As a welder, you’ll find yourself in demand in a variety of capacities. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to work in:
    • vessel or structural steel assembly
    • commercial construction
    • steel fabrication
    • heavy equipment repair
    • pipeline construction
    • industrial construction
  • Harnessing wind to create power is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world. You can be at the forefront of this industry in less than a year with our Wind Turbine Technician certificate program. This nationally recognized program is designed to meet the international certification standard, preparing you to write the competency exams as well as the first period electrician apprenticeship provincial exam. Forget boring lectures. In our program, you’ll be fully immersed as you learn from instructors who have experience in the wind turbine industry and who stay up to date on the latest developments. And you’ll gain practical experience as you work on actual wind turbine components in our shop and scale the training tower that’s located right on campus. That’s not all. Our program is heavily focused on safety – as part of your training, you’ll earn numerous safety certificates to add to your resume. You’ll even use an indoor rescue training platform in our new state-of-the-art shop. With this level of training, it’s no surprise many of our grads are hired within days of graduation.

    Shift your career with the future of power – apply to the Wind Turbine Technician program today!

    Career opportunities

    Once certified, your skills will be extremely marketable in this burgeoning industry; many of our students are hired within day of graduation. You’ll have multiple future career pathways as a:
    • Apprentice electrician
    • Blade repair technician
    • Wind turbine construction
    • Wind turbine maintenance
    • Wind turbine manufacturing
    • Wind Turbine Technician

Technology, Networking Programs

  • Civil engineering technologists are the minds that build society’s infrastructure, including roads, urban subdivisions and storm-water systems.

    In our TAC nationally-accredited Civil Engineering Technology program, we’ll help you turn your strong mathematical and science skills into the creative yet logical mind of a civil engineering technologist.

    Starting with a comprehensive introduction to engineering fundamentals in your first year and developing a practical understanding of engineering design in your second, you’ll become familiar with the latest tools and software in use throughout the industry, including computer-assisted drafting (CAD), architectural engineering and construction (AEC), and geographic information systems (GIS). Of course, it won’t all be theory and classroom lectures. You’ll use industry-standard computer applications to complete your projects and you’ll even have opportunities to interact with today’s engineering technology professionals. Applied research opportunities will bring your knowledge and hands-on experience together through projects that take you into the field, using data from real sites to develop your personal portfolio.
  • Our Computer Information Technology program won’t just show you how to build an information system – it’ll show you how to build a career. You’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to the IT industry in a program that has been accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society.

    Through a mix of classroom theory, hands-on projects and workplace experience, you’ll prepare for the opportunities that await after graduation.

    You won’t just be learning from a textbook. You’ll be busy developing your technological skills through projects that put you in the middle of multiple development environments. These tech skills will be balanced with coursework in business and communications, so you can understand how best to serve the companies who will rely on your tech talents. And you’ll put it all into practice to impress your supervisors during a 200-hour practicum placement at a workplace of your choosing.
  • As the ways we share and digest information and entertainment change, so do the traditional mediums we rely on. But in the evolving world of media and communications, one thing is certain: no matter how it is delivered, content is key. The importance of social media has grown and communications jobs have blossomed.  What we are finding now is journalism, corporate communications, radio, video, photography and graphic production are crossing over more than ever before. Thus, we have developed the next evolution of the program to recognize industry needs. You’ll learn how to create that content in this two-year Digital Communications and Media program. Reflecting the evolution of the industry, our program incorporates cutting-edge industry trends and the latest equipment and tools into the classroom to ensure your education remains relevant tomorrow. In the DCM program, you will choose your assignments across the varied areas of journalism, communications, audio, visuals and production to create your own unique career path. This 'choose your own adventure' model will allow you to become a multi-faceted media and communications professional, while practicing relevant industry skills. Through a mix of teaching methods, you will be trained to conduct research, create compelling content, meet deadlines and present it all through the most current delivery methods. At the end of your coursework, you will enhance your acquired skills through a 150-hour practicum experience working with professional industry mentors.
  • Multimedia content creators are the masters behind those moments of magic you experience on a variety of devices every day. And if you have the kind of mind that moves quickly from the mystifying experience itself to figuring out how it could have been done, the Multimedia Production program can prepare you to become one of those masters. In this digital design, interactive technology-based program, you’ll learn how to blend audio, video, animation, graphics and text in a digital environment to create those these memorable design experiences. We’ll prepare you for the industry, ensuring your skill development in new media technologies is complemented by essential business skills in identifying and developing commercially viable ideas, pitching those ideas, and planning and managing projects. During a practicum in your final semester, it’ll all come together as you gain valuable first-hand experience in the industry before you even graduate.
  • Lethbridge College will get you ready for a career in the latest emerging technology-virtual and augmented reality. After completing this one year certificate, it will open up career opportunities in many industries including education, journalism, healthcare, engineering, and architecture. Enhance your technical expertise and convert ideas from your imagination into exciting and relevant Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) content. With a balance of technical and entrepreneurial skill-building, Lethbridge College’s Virtual and Augmented Reality Certificate program focuses on 4 areas of study: fundamentals, experiential, spatial and application. You will spend the first term learning Extended Reality fundamentals and be exposed to the latest tools including 3-D modeling, 360-degree video, game engine design and volumetric design. You will build practical projects and be given opportunities to build entrepreneurial skills on your own, and by working with a team of VR/AR specialist. You will spend the final term of the program in an industry-based practicum focused on an area of expertise that appeals to you, helping organizations build VR/AR experiences, as well as design quality content that clients can actually use.

    The fields of virtual and augmented reality are expanding as sectors and entrepreneurs discover new uses for this technology.

    Imagine this:
    • Creating a virtual home or office space so your client can have a walkthrough before committing hammer to nail
    • Creating life-like training experiences so healthcare professionals or first responders can practice life-saving skills in a risk-free environment
    • Working as a journalist in a humanitarian crisis and providing an immersive storytelling experience, giving the audience a first-hand view of a war being waged a half-world away
    • You’ll unleash the power and potential of VR and AR.

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The College Leadership Council is a senior decision-making body responsible for the overall operations of the college, including financial and operational results, as well as administrative policy development, approval and renewal. CLC provides institutionally-focused and diverse perspectives to contribute to strategy development and support the implementation of the Comprehensive Institutional Plan and the achievement of performance measures.

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