Our primary role is to support you as you progress through the student lifecycle. Whether you are a current Lethbridge College student or are thinking about becoming one, we can help you develop your skills as a student and make the appropriate decisions to pursue your career and academic goals.
How can I schedule and appointment?
You can contact our office by calling 403-320-3202 ext. 4905
Thirty minute appointments are available Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Drop-in advising (first come, first served) is available on Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Like texting or messaging, you can chat with an advisor to ask quick, general advising questions.
Live Chat hours: Monday to Friday 9 – 11 a.m.
For more in-depth questions, please book an appointment.
How can Academic Advising help me?
Academic advisors are post-secondary professionals whose primary goal is to support you in reaching your academic and career goals. Our advisors use a developmental approach, meaning they teach you how to take responsibility of your own learning, including how to:
- create an academic plan
- complete your registration
- access support for students
Advisors can also help you navigate through your program options as well as college policies and practices.
How do I prepare for an advising appointment?
First off, there are a few things that you need to bring to your advising appointment:
- personal ID (your driver’s licence or Lethbridge College student ID)
- educational documents (such as transcripts, certificates, mid-term grades)
- a friend or family member
- The first appointment covers a great deal of information and a second set of ears can really help when you are talking about your options later.
- list of questions for your advisor
- a pen and something to write on
- any research you have already done
The following outlines what will happen at your first appointment.
- Your advisor will introduce him/herself.
- You will be taken to the advisor’s office from the waiting area.
- The advisor will ask you what information you are looking for and what they can do to help.
- If you are looking for a lot of information, the advisor will break the information into two appointments. This gives the advisor time to do research for you.
- Depending on what you already know about post-secondary education, the advisor will cover everything from career research activities to long-term planning for graduate studies.
- After you leave, the advisor will make detailed notes on your student file. When you return, the advisor will remember what you discussed in the past, or you can see a new advisor and he/she will be able to pick up where the other advisor left off.
How can Career Advising help me?
Group career advising sessions are available to current and prospective Lethbridge College students. These two-part sessions assist you in identifying your career goals and developing effective strategies for achieving career satisfaction and success. During the first session, you complete an online interest inventory. In your second session, you meet one-on-one with an advisor to go over your assessment and results and to look at your options.
Individual career advising sessions are also available in two-part sessions. The first session typically takes about 20 minutes as you complete a career assessment. A second session is scheduled for another day to review your results with an advisor, which typically takes an hour.
To check the dates and register for Career Advising sessions, please click here.
All career advising sessions are free. However, career assessments cost $15.75 including GST.
Career information and assessments
A career assessment is the first step in the career planning process. There are four online career information and assessments are available through Lethbridge College: