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Welcome to Lethbridge College. We’re delighted that you’re 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 May 2019 post-secondary programs has closed effective December 19th, 2018 due to the high demand.  If you would like to speak to someone regarding availability for other intakes, please email  Note:  Applications to our English as a Second Language program will still be accepted.

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Lethbridge is a safe, vibrant community of more than 95,000 people. It's 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're 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. They 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.


As a Designated Learning Institution (DLI # O19391056756 – begins with the letter “O”, not zero), Lethbridge College is able to offer all of its programs to international students. All of our credit academic programs (including Pathway to English and Academic Culture) 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 or find out more about English language training.

Note: Non-credit programs are not designated.

Program costs

International tuition fees and overall program cost estimates are listed in the tables below. These rates are based on 2017-18 rates and are subject to change for the 2018-19 year upon annual review in May. All tuition rates are approved by the Alberta Ministry of Education.

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Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences


Tuition fee estimate

Overall cost estimate

(includes all fees)

Agriculture Business Risk Management



Agriculture Sciences – Animal Science



Agriculture Sciences – Plant and Soil Science



College and University Preparation



English as a Second Language

$3,114 (per semester)

$3,610 (per semester)

Exercise Science



General Studies

$16,074 $20,868

General Studies – Canadian Studies



General Studies – Cultural Studies



General Studies – English



General Studies – Indigenous Career Pathways



General Studies – Psychology and Sociology




Centre for Applied Management


Tuition fee estimate

Overall cost estimate

(includes all fees)

Administrative Office Professional



Agriculture and Heavy Equipment Technician



Automotive Systems



Business Administration – Accounting



Business Administration – General Business



Business Administration – Management



Business Administration – Marketing



Computer Information Technology



Culinary Careers



Wind Turbine Technician




Centre for Health and Wellness


Tuition fee estimate

Overall cost estimate

(includes all fees)

Health Care Aide



Massage Therapy



Medical Device Reprocessing



Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree

$11,016 $14,898

Practical Nursing



Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology



Unit Clerk Training




Centre for Justice and Human Services


Tuition fee estimate

Overall cost estimate

(includes all fees)

Child and Youth Care



Commercial Vehicle Enforcement



Correctional Studies



Criminal Justice – Policing



Early Childhood Education certificate



Early Childhood Education diploma

$17,517 $23,686

Educational Assistant certificate



Educational Assistant diploma

$18,282 $25,585

Justice Studies – Bachelor of Applied Arts




Centre for Technologies, Environment and Design


Tuition fee estimate

Overall cost estimate

(includes all fees)

Civil Engineering Technology



Conservation Enforcement – Bachelor of Applied Science



Digital Communications and Media



Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science



Engineering Design and Drafting Technology



Environmental Assessment and Restoration



Geomatics Engineering Technology



Interior Design Technology



Multimedia Production



Natural Resource Compliance



Renewable Resource Management




Other fees per year

Other Lethbridge College fees

$390 – 1,114 (depending on program)

Students’ association fee

$104 – 193 (depending on program)

Health plan fee

$276 (charged unless you opt out by showing alternative coverage)

Books and supplies

$102 – 4,226 (depending on program)

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132 different countries


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