Open doors, open minds

Starting with rented space in a downtown high school and growing into a thriving institution that offers over 50 programs to more than 4,500 students each year, Lethbridge College has existed and expanded in response to the needs of the communities we serve. Our services extend far beyond that of our students; we’re a community-focused institution and we’re open for you. So whether you need to keep the kids entertained during the dog days of summer, want to hit the gym over the winter (and the trails in the spring), are looking for a delicious meal in a restaurant with a stunning coulee view, or just think a facility tour is a neat way to pass the time – our doors are open.

What's happening

There's always something going on at Lethbridge College. Here are some things we think might interest you:

Lethbridge College – part of your community

Community has always been a part of what we do, and we are proud to be a part of communities across southern Alberta. Through our Regional Stewardship department, we are making post-secondary education more accessible to learners throughout the region with campuses in Claresholm, Pincher Creek and Vulcan County. We offer programs and Continuing Education courses through a variety of educational delivery methods – including face-to-face, online and blended – and we have a broad range of support services designed to enhance learner success for both on- and off-campus learning.

Learn more about how we’re part of your community.

Quick answers

You have questions, we have answers. Whether you are looking for non-credit programming or community services, we have what you're looking for.

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Want to connect to wi-fi at Lethbridge College?

Follow these steps to connect to our secure wireless network.

Q: Want to connect to wi-fi on campus?

A: You can access the Guest@LC network, which is designed for guests, presenters and members of the public who are on campus.

To connect to Guest@LC

  1. Go to the Buchanan Library (CE1340) or the Help Desk (TE2208) to set up your username and password.
  2. On your device, navigate to the appropriate screen where a list of available wireless networks is shown.
  3. Select Guest@LC.
  4. Logging in:
    • On iOS devices, you will be prompted to enter your username and password.
    • On other devices, open a web browser. You will be redirected to a landing page where you can enter your username and password.
  5. Click Log In.
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Where do I park?

Head to one of our reserved parking lots for visitors – we’ve got plenty of room. 

Q:  I’d like to come to campus, but don’t know where to park. Can you help me? 

A:  Our spacious campus has ample parking, so wherever you are coming from, there’s a parking spot for you. 

Not sure where to park? Find your lot on the parking map

You’ll find daily paid visitor parking in lot O. Daily permits purchased here and in lot B are valid in any student lot. Rates are $2 for four hours and $4 for eight hours.  

There is also visitor parking in the front loop at the main entrance to the college. Parking here is available for a maximum of 45 minutes. Permits can be purchased at the parking metres in the loop. 

ProTip: Save time with the app HonkMobile – it allows you to pay and park in any of our student or daily paid lots. 

Map
Need help finding your way around the campus?

Check out our maps to get you where you need to go.  

Q:  Need help finding your way around the campus? 

A:  If you are new to campus or need help finding your way around, check out our maps to help you find your way. You can also see inside our campus with our virtual tours

 And you can always ask for help at our Information Desk in Centre Core. We are happy to help get you where you need to go.  

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What are the college’s hours?

Depends on the time of year. Check here for our usual hours of operation.

Q: What are the college’s hours of operations?

A: There’s no one answer – many departments have varying hours and summer often brings reduced hours as we enjoy the sun. Typically, most departments are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

PE Building

Regular hours

  • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer hours (end of May to end of August)

  • Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday hours

  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bookstore

Regular hours

  • Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Please note: If you have purchased an item online to pick up at the bookstore, you must do so between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Buchanan Library

Regular hours (September – April)

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.

Spring hours (April – June)

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Summer hours (July – August)

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED
Learning in an office.
What lifelong learning opportunities exist at the college?

Choose from over 350 Corporate and Continuing Education courses designed to train, entertain and enlighten.

Q:  What lifelong learning opportunities exist at the college for a non-traditional student? 

A:  No matter your learning goals, we’re here to help you invest in yourself.  

Choose from the following Continuing Education topics:  

Our courses are designed to educate, train and entertain. With almost 60 years of experience delivering adult education, we offer a wide breadth of learning opportunities delivered the way you need it. 

We know people have busy lives and often juggle work with their education. That’s why many of our courses are available to take completely online. Learn at your own pace, anytime, any place.  

When you enrol in a Corporate and Continuing Education class at Lethbridge College, you can expect: 

  • passionate instructors with real world experience  
  • official accreditation from a post-secondary institution  
  • flexible and tailored delivery models 

Contact us today to learn more.  

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Craving a meal at the Garden Court?

Book your table today

Q:  Want to check out the latest creations of the Lethbridge College Culinary students? 

A:  Make your reservation today for a meal at the Garden Court Restaurant. Just call 403-320-3230 and leave a message.  

Run by the students from the Culinary Careers diploma program, the Garden Court Restaurant offers a variety of menus throughout the year, including a lunch express, buffets, gala dinners and evening dining. 

Culinary students experience an authentic restaurant business environment as they overcome the challenges of day-to-day operations. They tackle everything from developing menus to costing, purchasing and preparing food items to customer service and human resource management. 

You, the diner, make this training experience possible simply by enjoying a delicious meal prepared with local ingredients in a beautiful setting. 

Garden Court schedule 

Click here to download a PDF version of the Garden Court schedule

September to December 2016 

Lunch Express 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Sept. 21, 22 and 28, 29 

October 5, 6 

Evening Dining 

5 – 8 p.m. 

Oct. 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, 27 

Wine Festival 

 

Nov. 4 

Evening Dining 

5 – 8 p.m. 

Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 

Student Testing 

 

Nov. 22, 23 

Buffets 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Nov. 29, 30 

Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15 

 

January to April 2017 

Lunch Express 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Jan. 18, 19 and 25, 26 

Feb. 1, 2 

Evening Dining 

5 – 8 p.m. 

Feb. 14, 15, 16 and 28 

March 1, 2 and 7, 8, 9, and 14, 15, 16 

Student Testing 

 

March 29, 30 

Buffets 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

April 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 

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Looking for equipment for sale?

Check out our surplus equipment – we might have equipment for sale that suits your needs.

Q: Looking for equipment for sale?   

A:  Then look to Lethbridge College.  When we have surplus equipment or equipment that has reached the end of its useful life here on campus, we offer it to the public for purchase. Check out our currently available items online.  And don’t forget the fine print: All items are sold as is with no guarantee or warranty. 

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Interested in becoming a Lethbridge College supplier? 

Browse our available tender opportunities and read full tender documents before placing your bid. 

Q: Would you like to become a Lethbridge College supplier?   

A: Browse through our currently available tender opportunities. Full tender documents can be found on the Alberta Purchasing Connection network or by contacting Procurement Services at purchasing@lethbridgecollege.ca. You can check out our current opportunities online

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Wondering where to work out?

The PE Building is the place to go to get on, or stay on, the path to health and fitness.  

Q: Do you have any fitness and workout opportunities for the community?

A: Open to the community as well as all students and staff, our modern facilities have something for people of all ages, interests and abilities. We also have classes offered by Be Fit For Life, which are open to the public as well.

The Val Matteotti gymnasium is comprised of three full-size gymnasiums and seats up to 2,000 people. It’s the heart of Recreation Services and is home to major collegiate and community sporting events throughout the year. We also have a fitness centre, two international squash courts, two interchangeable racquetball/squash courts, a fitness-testing centre, a dance studio and steam rooms.

All of this and more is available to you. So what are you waiting for? Get on the road to good health and purchase your monthly, semester or yearly membership today.

Our services

From classes to camps to special events, we offer a variety of options for the whole family, including personal training, nutrition and training, squash lessons, facility rentals, and holiday specials. Find out all of the Recreation Services details you need online.

Contact us

Hours

  • Regular hours
    • Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Holiday hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Spring and summer hours (end of May to end of August):
    • Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Can I rent the gym for my special event or a birthday party?

Yes! Recreation Services offers several facilities for rent by the public.  

Q:  Can I rent the gym or some other space on campus for my special event?  

A:  Yes! Recreation Services offers several facilities for rent. If you're hosting a tournament, conference, grad ceremony or other special event, we can accommodate you. 

Facilities that are available to rent include: 

  • Val Matteotti Gymnasium (a three court, full-size gymnasium with seating for 2,000) 
  • two international squash courts 
  • two interchangeable squash/racquetball courts 
  • dance studio 

We have hosted many national sports tournaments and conferences as well as graduation ceremonies. 

Birthday parties 

In addition, we have just what you need to host a fun, stress-free birthday party. Guests can get out of your house and into one of our gyms with unlimited access to floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, badminton and more. Choose your activities and we’ll bring the fun. 

After an hour in the gym, the party can move down the hall to the LCSA Cave for cake, presents or even a dance party. To book your party, contact us at 403-320-3202 ext. 5753 or request a booking.

To book space for your special event, contact us at 403-320-3286. 

Multiple choice
Looking to schedule a supervised or proctored test?

We can supervise various types of paper- and computer-based tests for a wide variety of community needs. 

Q: I need someone to supervise an exam, and was told the college could help. Who do I contact? 

A: Most exams written with Testing Services can be booked online. If you have questions, contact the team in Testing Services. Staff members there can supervise exams for professional associations for accreditation as well as for distance exams from other educational institutions, General Educational Development (GED) tests, Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and more.  

Professional accreditation

We provide students and members of the community with various types of exam services to accommodate a wide variety of paper- and computer-based testing, including: 

  • certification exams 
  • typing skills assessment 
  • TOWES (the Test of Workplace Essential Skills) 

To write one of these certifications exams, you must register with the professional association prior to writing your exam on the scheduled date(s); review the complete list of Testing Rules and Regulations before your exam date; and bring photo ID to your exam. 

Distance exams from other educational institutions

If you are taking courses from or applying to other post-secondary institutions, Testing Services can supervise your exam. We’re able to supervise both paper- and computer-based exams, but you will need to make arrangements with the college or university to release the exam to Testing Services. Once they’ve agreed to release the exam, you can book your appointment online or by contacting our office. 

Appointments must be booked at least one business day in advance and a photo ID is required at the time of testing. Please review the complete list of Testing Rules and Regulations prior to booking your appointment. 

GED

You may be eligible to write the General Educational Development (GED) tests if you are 18 years of age or older; have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months; and do not have a high school diploma. By completing and passing the GED tests at Lethbridge College, you will obtain your High School Equivalency Diploma in Alberta.  

There are five tests included in the GED: 

  • Language Arts: Reading 
  • Language Arts: Writing 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies 

For more information about the GED, visit ged.com or Alberta Education

CELPIP

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is a fully computer-delivered English language testing program. It measures competency in four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The CELPIP comes in three versions, two of which are offered at the college: 

  • The CELPIP-General measures all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada accepts it as proof of English language knowledge for those applying for permanent residency. 
  • The CELPIP-General LS measures two skills: listening and speaking. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada accepts it as proof of English language knowledge for those applying for Canadian citizenship. 

To view upcoming test dates at the college and to register, visit the CELPIP website at celpiptest.ca. If you have any questions about the CELPIP or want to register for the test, please contact Paragon Testing Enterprises. Email info@celpiptest.ca or call toll free (within North America): 1-800-958-5186.

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What’s happening on campus?

From Kodiaks games to special events, there is always something happening on our campus. Learn more here. 

Q:  Are there events on campus that I can attend? 

A:  Yes! A number of events that are held on campus are open to the public. Check our public events calendar.