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Welcome to Lethbridge College. We are delighted that you are considering Lethbridge College for your post-secondary education experience. These next few pages provide all the information you need to become a Lethbridge College student.


The intake of international applications for Fall (September) 2020 post-secondary programs will close effective June 1, 2020. Applications for Winter (January) 2021 are being accepted (applications opened on February 1, 2020; closed on October 1, 2020) and applications for Spring (May) 2021 will be accepted starting June 1, 2020 (closing February 1, 2021).


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Lethbridge

Lethbridge is a safe, vibrant community of more than 100,000 people. Lethbridge is currently the third-largest city in Alberta. It is large enough to provide many amenities found in larger centres – upscale shopping, dining, and live local entertainment – but small enough to remain a safe, secure place to live.

Set against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the location puts you in the heart of a four-season playground. Running and hiking trails, parks, and nature reserves are all within minutes of our campus while the mountains are just a short two-hour drive away.

For a closer look at Lethbridge and its amenities, visit the City of Lethbridge and Explore Southwest Alberta.

What is a coulee?

You are going to hear this word a lot while in Lethbridge. It refers to a steep-sided, V-shaped valley or ravine. Coulees are distinct formations created by glacial erosion or continued wind and water erosion. Coulees offer many beautiful walking paths and distinct views, and they are home to local wildlife like the whitetail deer.

What is a Chinook?

This is yet another word unique to southern Alberta. A Chinook is a warm, west wind that predominates the weather patterns of the region. It is the result of westerly winds from the Pacific Ocean losing moisture over the Rocky Mountains. The winds descend as warm, dry gusts onto the prairies.

Chinook is a Blackfoot word that means "snow eater." With warm wind comes increased temperatures and a Chinook is often a welcome reprieve from the snow and ice of winter.


Programs

As a Designated Learning Institution (DLI # O19391056756 – begins with the letter “O”, not zero), Lethbridge College is able to offer programs to international students. Our for-credit academic programs are designated and open to international students. You are required to get a study permit for any program that is more than six months in duration. Browse our programs and find the right fit for your future.

Note: Non-credit programs are not designated.

Program costs

International tuition fee estimates, overall program cost estimates, and available semester intakes are listed in the tables below. These rates are based on 2020-21 rates and are subject to change for the 2021-22 year upon annual review in May. All tuition rates are approved by the Alberta Ministry of Education.

Detailed breakdown of all estimated program and related fees found here

Centre for Applied Arts & Sciences (CAAS)

  Program Length Available Semester Intakes

Administrative Office Professional

One year

No available intakes for current fiscal year (2020-21)

Business Administration (Majors: Accounting, General Business, Management, Marketing)

Two years September, January, May

Exercise Science

Two years September

General Arts and Sciences (Majors: English, Psychology and Sociology)

Two years September, January, May

Pathway to English and Academic Culture

As required September, January, May

Detailed breakdown of all estimated program and related fees found here

Centre for Trades (CTRA)

  Program Length Available Semester Intakes

Agriculture and Heavy Equipment Technician

One year September

Automotive Systems

One year September

Culinary Careers

Two years September, January

Wind Turbine Technician

One year September, January

Detailed breakdown of all estimated program and related fees found here

Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW)

 

Program Length Available Semester Intakes

Bachelor of Nursing (NESA)*

Four years September

Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree (BNAD)**

Two years September

Health Care Aide

One year September

Massage Therapy

Two years September

Practical Nurse

Two years September

Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology

Two years September

Detailed breakdown of all estimated program and related fees found here

Centre for Justice & Human Services (CJHS)

  Program Length Available Semester Intakes

Child and Youth Care

Two years September

Correctional Studies

Two years September

Criminal Justice – Policing

Two years September, January

Early Childhood Education certificate

One year September

Justice Studies – Bachelor of Applied Arts***

Two years September, January

Detailed breakdown of all estimated program and related fees found here

Centre for Technology, Environment & Design (CTED)

 

Program Length Available Semester Intakes

Agriculture Sciences (Majors: Agrigulture Business, Agronomy, Animal Science)

Two years September

Architectural Animation Technology

Two years September

Civil Engineering Technology

Two years September

Computer Information Technology

Two years September

Conservation Enforcement – Bachelor of Applied Science***

Two years September

Digital Communications and Media

Two years September

Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science***

Two years September

Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

Two years September

Environmental Assessment and Restoration

Two years September

Geomatics Engineering Technology

Two years September

Interior Design Technology

Two years September

Multimedia Production

Two years September

Natural Resource Compliance

Two years September

Renewable Resource Management

Two years September

Virtual and Augmented Reality

One year September

Detailed breakdown of all estimated program and related fees found here

*Submit application directly to University of Lethbridge. Years 1 and 2 delivered at Lethbridge College. Years 3 and 4 delivered at University of Lethbridge.
**Submit application directly to University of Lethbridge. Year 1 delivered at Lethbridge College.Terms 3 - 6 delivered at University of Lethbridge. Applicants must have a completed baccalaureate degree from an institution recognized by University of Lethbridge.
***Degree programs require a 2-year diploma in a closely-related field typically transferring from a Canadian college or university.

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132 different countries

 

In the past decade, Lethbridge College has welcomed students from 132 different countries.

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