Welcome from the Dean
Welcome from the Dean
A Pattern in his Path
The journey of Shayne Dahl, alumnus of Academic Upgrading and General Studies (2004) to PhD and postdoctoral success represents the path from Lethbridge College to an Advanced degree. See the feature article in the Fall 2021 edition of Wider Horizons.
Nurturing the New Buffalo
Marcia Black Water, Indigenous Coordinator for CBAS, contributed to an article entitled “Nurturing the New Buffalo” about the Indigenous Career Pathways program published on Sept 24 in a special Truth and Reconciliation edition of the Globe and Mail.
Schools & Programs
Schools & Programs
School of Academic Upgrading
Whether you need to complete high school equivalency courses or upgrade your marks, our Upgrading courses can help you change directions or choose a new path to professional success. Many Upgrading courses are accepted in place of high school courses for admission at Alberta’s universities, colleges and technical institutes, as well as most colleges and universities in the United States.
School of Business
The objective of the School of Business is to provide future business professionals with basic skills and knowledge, as well as the advanced concepts required to work in or run your own business or manage diverse office environments. With a variety of majors available, our program gives you hands-on skills and principles to succeed.
School of Liberal Arts & Life Sciences
The School of Liberal Arts and Life Sciences offers both general and specialty courses that are designed to maximize choice of both subject and career destination. Students can build their own personal curriculum from an eclectic mix of courses; pursue majors in English, Psychology-Sociology or Exercise Science; or explore future career pathways from an Indigenous perspective.
English Language Centre
The English Language Centre’s Pathway to English and Academic Culture (PEAC) allows you to learn English in a Languages Canada-approved program and meet most Lethbridge College post-secondary program language requirements. Admission to PEAC may also qualify you to gain a conditional offer of acceptance to a post-secondary program. Learn English and be ready with PEAC!
Programming is provided at Lethbridge Correctional Center to incarcerated individuals in three educational streams – Academic Studies, Personal Development and Job Employment Training. Each stream focuses on a different aspect of inmate education, with a universal goal of providing high quality courses that develop skills to transition successfully back into society.
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Be Fit For Life
Be Fit For Life is one of nine centers within the Be Fit for Life Network who work together, alongside many partners to inspire, educate and support Albertans to lead healthy, physically active lifestyles. Be Fit For Life Coordinators are experts in physical activity, working across sectors in their unique communities, setting the stage for collaboration and alignment of services to support the development of physical literacy.
In the News
In the News
CBAS instructor named to Hockey Canada’s Under 17 Challenge
Joshua Hoetmer is the team Mental Performance Consultant for the Hockey Canada 2021 Capital City Challenge. The Ottawa experience brings real world connections for our Sport Psychology instructor and students in Exercise Science and General Arts and Sciences.
Hockey Canada announced the 66 players, Coaches and Officials who were selected from across Canada to wear the Maple Leaf at the Capital City Challenge, a four-team tournament featuring three men’s under-17 teams and Canada’s National Women’s Team, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Ottawa. Joshua is uniquely positioned to provide important perspective for both athletes and students on the rigors of training and competition while balancing an education.
Women Building Futures LC Collaboration
ACU instructors Sarah Yavitu, Joyce Shigehiro and Lee Nemeth were involved in teaching upgrading math and science to a group of women in a program called Women Building Futures. It is an introduction to the trades, which gives a little taste of all the trades opportunities. The great thing about this program is the students get hands on experience with all the different trades that the college has to offer. ACU instructor role is teaching trades math and science to help students with the trade of choice and to pass their entrance apprentice exam. Also, the program helps them by getting their foot in the door, helping them with their resume and connections in the community. In addition, we as ACU instructors had the privilege of working and collaborating with people from varying programs within the college. This was a great way to connect and to be involved in cross-curricular collaboration within the college community while working with Women Building Futures.
Business Student Completes Industry Placement with Lethbridge Chamber
Kelson Burns, an accounting student in the School of Business, completes his Industry Placement with the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce this semester. The Chamber received funding this summer for two student employees. Burns has had the opportunity to assist with event planning, participated in coordination and meetings with members, developed online content, and gained valuable experience in accounting during this work integrated learning (WIL) experience.
Burns said, “My favorite part of working with the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce is getting the opportunity to attend and assist with organizing our events. These events attract a wide range of influencers in our city from politicians to entrepreneurs. There is no doubt in my mind that the connections I have made at the events will pay dividends going forward.”
Sparking Interest in Literacy – Author Visits a Tool to Enhance Learning, Motivation, and Connection
Dr. Amy Hodgson-Bright
This project presented three classes of creative writing students at Lethbridge College with the opportunity to connect with 10 professional authors from across North America to learn about the publishing industry, to form a writing community of their own, and to improve their creative writing. Some of these authors included Deb Caletti, National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor recipient; Sydney Smith, winner of the Governor General’s Award; Victoria Jamieson, National Book Award finalist; Heather Smith, winner of the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award; and Kat Leyh, recipient of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book.
For many students, this represented the first time they were able to meet and talk frankly with working authors. Students were able to gain real advice about how to query publishers with their writing and learned from other writers about how to self-publish their work.
In 2023, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Exchange Grant will again support inviting authors to speak virtually to creative writing students at Lethbridge College. This second level of support will increase student involvement in author visits and lay a foundation for student participation in a mentoring program at an academic/creative writing conference.
Business Administration program CPA recognition
The Lethbridge College Business Administration program is once again excited to share it has maintained recognition with the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA).
The annual CPA reporting and evaluation process is significant. Our result is always good news for a number of reasons including the reassurance that our Business program, in particular Accounting, is doing what it should be doing, including preparing our students for success and further education including pursuing Canada’s only accounting designation – CPA.
Courses that receive transfer recognition with CPA: Acc1170, Acc1175, Acc2250, Acc2251, Acc2271, Acc2273, Bus1166, Bus2292, Ecn1180, Ecn2253, Sts2250, and Tax2251. With these courses our Business grads are well positioned to pursue the CPA designation.