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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 Winter (January) 2020 post-secondary programs has closed effective October 1, 2019. Applications for Spring (May) 2020 are now being accepted (very limited program options) and applications for Fall (September) 2020 will be accepted starting November 1, 2019. Note:  Applications to our Pathway to English and Academic Studies program (formerly known as ESL) are still be accepted for Winter 2020.


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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'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. 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 all of its programs to international students. All of our 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 or find out more about English language training.

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 2019-20 rates and are subject to change for the 2020-21 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

Tuition fee
(estimate)

Overall cost
(estimate)

Available semester intakes

Academic Upgrading (college and university preparation)

Semester-based
(as required)

$4,500/year $6,800/year September, January, May

Administrative Office Professional

One year $8,700 $11,900 September, January

Business Administration – Accounting

Two years $22,300 $27,300 September, January, May

Business Administration – General Business

Two years $22,000 $26,800 September, January, May

Business Administration – Management

Two years $22,300 $27,400 September, January, May

Business Administration – Marketing

Two years $22,300 $27,200 September, January, May

Exercise Science

Two years

$17,100

$22,000

September

General Studies

Two years $16,100 $20,800 September, January, May

General Studies – English

Two years

$16,100

$20,200

September, January, May

General Studies – Psychology and Sociology

Two years

$16,100

$21,100

September, January, May

Pathway to English and Academic Culture (formerly known as ESL)

Semester-based
(as required)
$9,600/year $10,800/year September, January, May

 

Centre for Trades (CTRA)

  Program Length

Tuition fee
(estimate)

Overall cost
(estimate)

Available semester intakes

Agriculture and Heavy Equipment Technician

One year

$14,700

$16,900

September

Automotive Systems

One year

$13,900

$16,000

September

Culinary Careers

Two years

$16,400

$20,100

September, January

Wind Turbine Technician

One year

$19,300

$21,900

September, January

 

Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW)

 

Program Length

Tuition fee
(estimate)

Overall cost
(estimate)

Available semester intakes

Bachelor of Nursing (NESA)*

Four years $27,600 $33,600 September

Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree (BNAD)**

Two years $11,000 $15,000 September

Health Care Aide

One year

$13,300

$14,400

September

Massage Therapy

Two years

$26,900

$32,100

September

Practical Nursing

Two years

$25,400

$31,900

September

Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology

Two years

$18,100

$22,800

September

 

Centre for Justice & Human Services (CJHS)

  Program Length

Tuition fee
(estimate)

Overall cost
(estimate)

Available semester intakes

Child and Youth Care

Two years

$20,200

$24,700

September, January

Correctional Studies

Two years

$20,800

$24,900

September, January

Criminal Justice – Policing

Two years

$23,500

$28,000

September, January

Early Childhood Education certificate

One year

$8,600

$11,500

September, January, May (online only)

Early Childhood Education diploma

Two years $16,400 $22,200 September, January, May (online only)

Justice Studies – Bachelor of Applied Arts***

Two years

$27,200

$31,100

September, January

 

Centre for Technology, Environment & Design (CTED)

 

Program Length

Tuition fee
(estimate)

Overall cost
(estimate)

Available semester intakes

Agricultural Enterprise Management

Two years $25,800 $33,300 September

Agriculture Sciences – Animal Science

Two years $22,200 $27,200 September

Agriculture Sciences – Plant and Soil Science

Two years $22,200 $27,500 September

Architectural Animation Technology

Two years $28,700 $33,200 September

Civil Engineering Technology

Two years

$29,000

$36,100

September

Computer Information Technology

Two years $20,200 $25,600 September

Conservation Enforcement – Bachelor of Applied Science***

Two years

$27,300

$31,700

September

Digital Communications and Media

Two years

$33,100

$38,900

September

Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science***

Two years

$37,800

$43,100

September

Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

Two years

$29,000

$36,500

September

Environmental Assessment and Restoration

Two years

$24,800

$29,800

September

Geomatics Engineering Technology

Two years

$28,000

$34,100

September

Interior Design Technology

Two years

$16,400

$23,000

September

Multimedia Production

Two years

$17,800

$21,400

September

Natural Resource Compliance

Two years

$23,800

$28,700

September

Renewable Resource Management

Two years

$24,200

$29,300

September

Virtual and Augmented Reality

One year $31,800 $34,200 September

Detailed breakdown of all estimated program and related fees found here

*The pricing listed is for years 1 and 2 only. Years 3 and 4 fees are determined by the University of Lethbridge.
**Applicants must have a completed baccalaureate degree from an institution recognized by the University of Lethbridge.
**The pricing listed is for years 3 and 4 only. You must complete an approved diploma before entering into this program.

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132 different countries

 

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

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