Business, Arts and Sciences

Welcome from the Dean

Dr Kevin Smith

As Lethbridge College’s Dean of the Centre for Business, Arts and Sciences (CBAS), I am pleased to welcome you to our webpage. Whether you are a current or prospective student, a family member or part of our local, national or global community, we are glad you are here.

While CBAS continues to grow and evolve, many of our programs (or their precursors) have been around since Lethbridge College opened in 1957. We offer a diverse variety of qualifications, including certificate and diploma programs, in a wide range of subjects and disciplines. Each year, more than 1,000 students register in a CBAS program or cluster of courses, which are taught by more than 100 experienced and qualified faculty members.

Our programs enhance the professional and personal development of our students to help them achieve their goals, at a time and way that works for them. Whether you are looking to earn your high school equivalency, master English as a second language, or obtain a qualification that enhances future opportunities and provides a springboard for further study or career aspirations, Lethbridge College is the ideal institution to get your start. Our programs and courses are recognized by many institutions for credit and transfer.

Every CBAS student is valued as an individual. We are proud to help our students attain their academic goals and achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for success in their chosen field.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our key contacts for more information. I hope to see you on campus soon!

Dr. Kevin Smith
Dean

Centre Spotlight

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

Academic Upgrading

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.

Kelly Oikawa
Interim Chair
Kelly Oikawa
Candice Crapo
Administrative Assistant
Candice Crapo
School of Business

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.

James Reimer
Interim Chair
James Reimer
Program Assistant
Suzanne Mead
Liberal Arts

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.

Interim Chair, General Arts and Science
Brent Cottle
Jeff Hamilton
Interim Chair, Exercise Science
Jeff Hamilton
Marcia Black Water
Indigenous Coordinator
Marcia Black Water
Candice Crapo
Administrative Assistant
Candice Crapo
English Language Centre

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!

Melanie Dunne
Program Assistant
Melanie Dunne
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Lakeshore Campus

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.

Please address enquiries to
lakeshore@lethbridgecollege.ca

Be Fit For Life

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.

Caylee Vogel
Program Administrator – Fitness & Recreation
Caylee Vogel

In the News

Youth Hockey

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.

WBF

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.

Chamber of commerce

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.”

Literacy

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.

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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.

Key Contacts

Kate Galbraith
Senior Administrative Assistant
Kate Galbraith
Marda Schindeler
Associate Dean
Marda Schindeler