Some programs at Lethbridge College require academic admission requirements. Full admission details can be found on each program page.

Please note: this page is a reflection of the requirements for the 2023-2024 academic year. Requirements are subject to change in subsequent years. A Recruitment team member can assist in planning for your future admission goals.

The following tables outline academic requirements by program area. The minimum grade required is 50% (unless otherwise stated) or successful completion of a higher-level course. In all cases, equivalencies to courses required for program admission will be considered.

Certificate Programs
 High School Requirement (or Equivalent) 
ProgramEnglishMathScienceHigh School DiplomaOther
Administrative Office Professional   X 
Agriculture and Heavy Equipment20-220-3   
Automotive Systems20-220-3   
Commercial Greenhouse10-210-3   
Early Childhood Education   X 
Educational Assistant   X 
General Arts & Science – Health Sciences   X 
Health Care Aide20-2 min 60%   If pass in all 5 Canadian GED Tests, English 20-2 is then not required
Medical Device Reprocessing   X 
Medical First Responder    18 years of age or older, and valid Heart & Stroke or Red Cross standard first aid certificate, and Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Police Cadet Training   X 
Unit Clerk Training   X 
Wind Turbine Technician   X 
Diploma Programs
 High School Requirement (or Equivalent) 
ProgramEnglishMathScienceHigh School DiplomaPost-Secondary Certificate
Agricultural Sciences 30-1 or 30-2 X 
Architectural Animation Technology 30-1 or 30-2 X 
Business Administration (all majors) 30-1 or 30-2 X 
Child and Youth Care   X 
Civil Engineering Technology 30-1 (50%) or 30-2 (60%)Physics 20 or Science 30X 
Computer Information Technology 30-1 or 30-2 X 
Correctional Studies   X 
Criminal Justice – Policing   X 
Culinary Arts 10-210-3  
Digital Communications & Media   X 
Early Childhood Education    Early Childhood Education Certificate (or equivalent)
Educational Assistant    Educational Assistant Certificate (or equivalent)
Engineering Design Technology 30-1 or 30-2Physics 20 or Science 30X 
Environmental Assessment & Restoration 30-1 or 30-2Biology 20 and Chemistry 20X 
Exercise Science  Biology 30X 
General Arts & Science   X 
Interior Design Technology 30-1 or 30-2 X 
Massage Therapy  Biology 30X 
Multimedia Production   X 
Natural Resource Compliance 30-1 or 30-2Biology 20X 
Practical Nurse30-1 (60%) or 30-2 (70%)20-1 (60%)Biology 30 (60%) or BIO 1160 (C-)XAdmissions is competitive and based on a points system for percentages in English, Math, and Biology. To calculate your point value, use this guide.
Renewable Resource Management 30-1 or 30-2Biology 20 and Chemistry 20X 
Surveying & Geospatial Engineering Technology 30-1 (50%) or 30-2 (60%)Physics 20 or Science 30X 
Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology30-1 (60%) or 30-2 (70%) Biology 30X 
Virtual & Augmented Reality   X 
Degree Programs
ProgramMathSciencePost-Secondary DiplomaOther
Bachelor of Agriculture ScienceMath 30-2Biology 30 and Chemistry 30Agriculture Science - Agronomy Diploma (or equivalent) with 2.0 GPA or higherAgriculture Science – Animal Science or Agriculture Business diploma will be eligible for entry following completion of the second year of the Agronomy diploma programming. A minimum GPA of 2.00 or equivalent is required for Admission.
Bachelor of Ecosystem Management  Environmental Assessment and Restoration diploma from Lethbridge College, the Renewable Resource Management diploma from Lethbridge College, or equivalent diploma from another post-secondary institution* A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for admission 
Bachelor of Nursing   Applications are submitted to the University of Lethbridge
Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree   Applications are submitted to the University of Lethbridge
Conservation Enforcement – Bachelor of Applied Science  Natural Resource Compliance Diploma from Lethbridge College, or equivalent diploma from another post-secondary institution* A minimum GPA of 2.00 or equivalent is required for admission 
Bachelor of Criminal Justice  Criminal Justice – Policing Diploma from Lethbridge College, or Correctional Studies Diploma from Lethbridge College, or equivalent diploma from another post-secondary institution* A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for admission 

*Transfer students with related credentials will be accepted into the program after being assessed on an individual basis to determine whether they are required to take bridging courses to meet degree outcomes.

Pre-Employment and Apprenticeship Programs
 High School Requirement (or Equivalent)
ProgramEnglishMathScienceOther
Agricultural Equipment Technician 20-220-3Science 10If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam, then High School courses are not required
Automotive Service Technician20-220-3Science 10If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam, then High School courses are not required
Baker Apprenticeship10-210-3 If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam OR All 5 Canadian GED Tests, then High School courses are not required
Carpenter10-210-3 If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam OR All 5 Canadian GED Tests, then High School courses are not required
Cook (WATS)10-210-3 If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam OR All 5 Canadian GED Tests, then High School courses are not required
Electrician Apprentice20-220-3Science 10If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam, then High School courses are not required
Electrician – Alternate Delivery20-220-3Science 10If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam, then High School courses are not required
Heavy Equipment Technician20-220-3Science 10If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam, then High School courses are not required
Parts Technician10-2  If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam OR All 5 Canadian GED Tests, then High School courses are not required
Plumber20-220-3Science 10If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam, then High School courses are not required
Plumber & Gasfitter (B) Apprenticeship20-220-3Science 10If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam, then High School courses are not required
Pre-Employment Electrician20-220-3Science 10Apprentice Entrance Exam OR Pass in All 5 Canadian GED Tests
Pre-Employment Plumber20-220-3Science 10Apprentice Entrance Exam OR Pass in All 5 Canadian GED Tests
Pre-Employment Powerline Technician20-220-3Science 10Apprentice Entrance Exam OR Pass in All 5 Canadian GED Tests
Pre-Employment Welder10-210-3 Apprentice Entrance Exam OR Pass in All 5 Canadian GED Tests
Welder Apprentice10-210-3 If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam OR All 5 Canadian GED Tests, then High School courses are not required
Welder – Wire Process Operator10-210-3 If pass the Apprentice Entrance Exam OR All 5 Canadian GED Tests, then High School courses are not required

If you are an apprentice, you can apply for apprenticeship and industry training through MyTradesecrets

Not yet apprenticed? Learn how to get started towards your apprenticeship on the Alberta Government’s website.

Pathway Programs

At Lethbridge College, we understand a career path doesn’t always progress in a straight line. So we’ve created different pathways to help you achieve your life and career goals in a way that works for you

ProgramRequirements
Academic UpgradingAdmission is based on academic background, skills assessment and advisement. Individuals applying to the Academic Upgrading program may be evaluated to measure their proficiency in English reading and writing and/or math skills for accurate placement in upgrading courses at Lethbridge College.
Open StudiesN/A
Pathway to English & Academic CultureAll students are given a placement test for all skill areas at the beginning of their studies; our programming follows the nationwide Canadian Language Benchmarks (language.ca) for assessments and therefore can ensure quality placement and accurate assessments throughout each semester. Students must be 18 years of age or older.
Placement Assessment Scores

If assessment is being completed in lieu of academic requirements, the following minimum placement scores will be required to fulfill admission requirements. These placement scores represent a passing grade of 50% for the listed courses. Programs requiring a higher completion grade for a specific course may have higher placement score requirements than those listed.

EnglishReadingWrite Placer
Grade 122516+
Grade 112465+
Grade 102414+
MathArithmeticQAS:
Grade 12260249
Grade 11 Math260245
Grade 10 Math245241

Canadian High School Equivalencies

Choose your province to see some of the high school courses commonly accepted for admission to Lethbridge College programs.

The information below is a guideline and does not include all of the courses acceptable for admission.

Alberta
LC Admission RequirementPrevious StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 10-1 English 10
English Language Arts 10-2  
English Language Arts 20-1 English 20
English Language Arts 20-2  
English Language Arts 30-1 English 30
English Language Arts 30-2 English 33
Math 10

Pure Math 10

Applied Math 10

Math 10

Math 13

Math 20-1Pure Math 20Math 20
Math 20-2Applied Math 20Math 23
Math 30-1Pure Math 30Math 30, Math 31
Math 30-2Applied Math 30Math 33
British Columbia
LC Admission RequirementCurrent StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 10-1 or 10-2Composition 10 or Creative Writing 10 or Literary Studies 10 or New Media 10 or Spoken Language 10 or English First Peoples 10 
English Language Arts 20-1Composition 11 or Creative Writing 11 or Literary Studies 11 or New Media 11 or Spoken Language 11 or English First Peoples 11English 11
English Language Arts 20-2Communications 11 
English Language Arts 30-1English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12English 12
English Language Arts 30-2Communications 12 
Math 10Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 
Math 20-1Pre-Calculus 11Principles Math 11
Math 20-2Foundations of Math 11Applications/Intro Math 11
Math 30-1Pre-Calculus 12Principles Math 12
Math 30-2Foundations of Math 12Applications of Math 12
Biology 20Life Sciences 11Biology 11
Biology 30Anatomy and Physiology 12Biology 12
Chemistry 20Chemistry 11 
Chemistry 30Chemistry 12 
Physics 20Physics 11 
Physics 30Physics 12 
Science 30Health Science 12 
Saskatchewan
LC Admission RequirementCurrent StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 10-1English Language Arts 10A and 10B 
English Language Arts 10-2English Language Arts 10A and 10B 
English Language Arts 20-1English Language Arts 20 
English Language Arts 20-2Communication Studies 20 
English Language Arts 30-1English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30 
English Language Arts 30-2n/a 
Math 10Foundations of Math and Pre-CalculusMath 10
Math 20-1Math 20Math 20
Math 20-2Math Foundations 20 
Math 30-1Pre-Calculus 30Math B30 and C30
Math 30-2Math Foundations 30Math A30
Biology 20Environmental Science 20 
Biology 30Biology 30 
Chemistry 20Physical Science 20 
Chemistry 30Chemistry 30 
Physics 20Physical Science 20 
Physics 30Physics 30 
Science 30n/a 
Manitoba
LC Admission RequirementCurrent Stream
English Language Arts 10-1English Language Arts 20F
English Language Arts 10-2 
English Language Arts 20-12 of English Language Arts (30S): Comprehensive/Literary/Transactional
English Language Arts 20-2 
English Language Arts 30-12 of English Language Arts 40S Comprehensive/Literary/Transactional or Eng 40G
English Language Arts 30-21 of English Language Arts 40S Comprehensive/Literary/Transactional or Eng 40G
Math 10Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 20S
Math 20-1Pre-Calculus (30S) or Math 30S
Math 20-2Applied or Consumer Math (30S) or Math 30G
Math 30-1Pre-Calculus (40S) or Math 40S
Math 30-2Applied or Consumer Math (40S) or Math 40G
Biology 20Biology 30S or 30G
Biology 30Biology 40S
Chemistry 20Chemistry 30S
Chemistry 30Chemistry 40S
Physics 20Physics 30S
Physics 30Physics 40S
Science 30n/a
Ontario
LC Admission RequirementCurrent StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 10-1English ENG2D 
English Language Arts 10-2English ENG2P 
English Language Arts 20-1English ENG3U 
English Language Arts 20-2English ENG3C 
English Language Arts 30-1English ENG4U or OAC classes such as Language & Literature or Studies in Literature 
English Language Arts 30-2English ENG4C or ENG4E 
Math 10Principles of Math MPM2D 
Math 20-1Functions MCR3UFunctions & Relations MCR3U
Math 20-2Functions & Applications MCF3M or MBF3CFunctions MCF3M
Math 30-1Advanced Functions MHF4U or MDM4UGeometry and Discrete Math MGA4U
Advanced Functions and Introductory
Calculus MCB4U
Math 30-2Math for College Technology MCT4C or Foundations for College Math MAP4C 
Biology 20Biology SBI3U or SBI3C 
Biology 30Biology SBI4U 
Chemistry 20Chemistry SCH3U 
Chemistry 30Chemistry SCH4U or SCH4C 
Physics 20Physics SPH3U or SPH3C 
Physics 30Physics SPH4U or SPH4C 
Science 30Science SNC4M 
Quebec
LC Admission RequirementCurrent StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 20-1English Language Arts 536 
English Language Arts 506
English Language Arts 516
English Language Arts 20-2n/a 
English Language Arts 30-1English Literature 603 or 604, CEGEP English Literature 603 Series 
English Language Arts 30-2n/a 
Math 10Math 406 – Science
Math 406 – Technical & Scientific
Math 404 – Cultural, Social & Technical
Math 436
Math 426
Math 20-1Geometry & Applications 111
Math 506 Science
Math 506 Technical and Scientific
Math 536
Math 20-2Applications Math 113
Math 504 – Cultural, Social and Technical

 

Math 526

Math 30-1Math 201 series: Calculus I (CEGEP) 
Math 30-2064-506 or 065-506 or 064-406 or 065-406 
Biology 20Biology 544General Biology 534
Biology 30Biology 101 Series (CEGEP) – Human Biology topic 
Chemistry 20Chemistry 504Chemistry 534
Chemistry 30Chemistry 202 series (CEGEP) 
Physics 20Physics 504Physics 534
Physics 30Physics 203 series (CEGEP) 
Science 30n/a 
Northwest Territories and Nunavut
LC Admission RequirementCurrent StreamPrevious StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 10-1English Language Arts 10-1  
English Language Arts 10-2English Language Arts 10-2  
English Language Arts 20-1English Language Arts 20-1 English 20
English Language Arts 20-2English Language Arts 20-2  
English Language Arts 30-1English Language Arts 30-1 English 30
English Language Arts 30-2English Language Arts 30-2 English 33
Math 10Math 10-1 or 10-2Pure Math 10
Applied Math 10
Math 10
Math 13
Math 20-1Math 20-1Pure Math 20Math 20
Math 20-2Math 20-2Applied Math 20Math 23
Math 30-1Math 30-1Pure Math 30Math 30
Math 30-2Math 30-2Applied Math 30Math 33
Biology 20Biology 20  
Biology 30Biology 30  
Chemistry 20Chemistry 20  
Chemistry 30Chemistry 30  
Physics 20Physics 20  
Physics 30Physics 30  
Science 30n/a  
New Brunswick
LC Admission RequirementCurrent StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 20-1English 111 or 112 
English Language Arts 20-2  
English Language Arts 30-1English 121 or 122 
English Language Arts 30-2English 123 
Math 10Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10Geometry, Measurement & Finance 10 and Number, Relations & Functions 10
Math 20-1Pre-Calculus 11Geometry & Applications in Math 111 or 112 and Functions & Relations 111 or 112
Math 20-2Foundations of Math 11 
Math 30-1Pre-Calculus A12 and Pre-Calculus B12Advanced Math w/ Intro Calculus 120
Trigonometry and 3‐Space 121
Trigonometry and 3‐Space 122
Math 30-2Foundations of Math 12 
Biology 20Biology 11 or 112 
Biology 30Biology 121 or 122 
Chemistry 20Chemistry 111 or 112 
Chemistry 30Chemistry 121 or 122 
Physics 20Physics 111 or 112 
Physics 30Physics 121 or 122 
Science 30n/a 
Nova Scotia
LC Admission RequirementCurrent StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 20-1English 11 or Advanced English 11 
English Language Arts 20-2  
English Language Arts 30-1English 12 or Advanced English 12 
English Language Arts 30-2English Communications 12 
Math 10Math 10Math 10, Math 10 Plus, Math Foundations 10
Math 20-1Pre-Calculus 11Advanced Math 11
Math 20-2Foundations of Math 11Math 11, Math Foundations 11
Math 30-1Mathematics 12, Advanced Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12Pre-Calculus 12, Advanced Math 12
Math 30-2Math 12Math 12, Math Foundations 12
Biology 20Biology 11 or Advanced Biology 11 
Biology 30Biology 12 
Chemistry 20Chemistry 11 or Advanced Chemistry 11 
Chemistry 30Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12 
Physics 20Physics 11 or Advanced Physics 11 
Physics 30Physics 12 or Advanced Physics 12 
Science 30n/a 
Prince Edward Island
LC Admission RequirementCurrent Stream
English Language Arts 20-1English 521A
English Language Arts 20-2 
English Language Arts 30-1Advanced English 611 or English 621A
English Language Arts 30-2English 631A
Math 10Math 421A – Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10
Math 20-1Math 521B – Pre-Calculus Math 11
Math 20-2Math 521A – Foundations of Math 11
Math 30-1Math 621B – Pre-Calculus Math 12 or Math 611
Math 30-2Math 631
Biology 20Biology 521A
Biology 30Biology 621A
Chemistry 20Chemistry 521A or Advanced Chem 511A
Chemistry 30Advanced Chemistry 611 or Chem 621A
Physics 20Physics 521A
Physics 30Physics 621A
Science 30n/a
Newfoundland and Labrador
LC Admission RequirementCurrent StreamPrevious Stream
English Language Arts 20-1English 2201 
English Language Arts 20-2  
English Language Arts 30-1Thematic Literature 3201 or Literary Heritage 3202 AND Language 3101 
English Language Arts 30-2Literary Heritage 3202 or Language 3101 
Math 10Math 1201Math 1204, Math 1206
Math 20-1Math 2200Math 2205
Math 20-2Math 2201Math 2204, Math 2206
Math 30-1Math 3204/3205, Math 3101, or Advanced Math 3201Math 3207, Math 3103, Math 3205
Math 30-2Math 3201Math 3204, Math 3206
Biology 20Biology 2201 
Biology 30Biology 3201 
Chemistry 20Chemistry 2202 
Chemistry 30Chemistry 3202 
Physics 20Physics 2204 
Physics 30Physics 3204 
Science 30n/a