September is right around the corner, and we are just as excited as you to get back to school. As you likely anticipated, this September might look a little different. To make sure you are ready, check out our Frequently Asked Questions about the Fall 2020 semester for new and returning students.
 


Our Fall Re-entry Plan

Phase 1

Campus access strongly restricted. All curriculum delivered off-campus. All services delivered online or over the phone.

Phase 2

Campus access restricted. Curriculum delivered in flexible environment. Some labs and experiential learning take place on campus. Most services are delivered online or over the phone.

Phase 3

No restrictions on campus access. Most curriculum delivery able to return to campus. In-person campus services resume.

Phase 2

We’ve moved to Phase 2 or our re-entry plan on Aug. 1 in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester.
Please review the plan for what this means for you.


Most Asked Question

How is my program going to be delivered in the Fall semester?
That varies from program to program. Please click on your program, from the list here, and visit the Courses tab for delivery details. Students should also check their Lethbridge College email account for more program-specific information.

 

General

Will Lethbridge College be holding classes in Fall 2020?

Yes! All academic and trades programs will be offered this fall in a flexible learning environment which may involved on-campus work, online instruction or a blend of both. To see how your program will be delivered this fall, click on your program found on the list here and then visit the Courses tab for delivery details.

Will I be able to access the campus?

Yes, students who need access to the campus will have access for the Fall 2020 semester.

In preparation for this, the college moved into the second phase of its re-entry plan on Aug. 1. Some labs, trades programs and experiential learning situations will be delivered on-campus starting Aug. 24. In addition, students who need to access computers, internet or printing facilities will be able to use campus for these purposes. The computer lab currently available to students is found in TE1226.

Students and employees will need a Lethbridge College ID card to enter campus. ID cards will be scanned as students and employees enter. Watch for more information coming soon about designated entrances and the entry process.

To see the delivery plan for your program, click on your program, from the list here, and visit the Courses tab for details.

More information on accessing campus for Fall 2020 will be available in the coming weeks.

For more information on current campus access, see the college's COVID-19 information page.

    Will we be able to move back to in-person learning if restrictions are relaxed after the semester begins?

    Because we are committed to providing students a consistent education, the way we begin the semester will most likely be how we complete it. Decisions on the delivery of the Winter 2021 semester will be made at a later time.

    What does a flexible learning environment look like at Lethbridge College?

    The flexible learning environment at Lethbridge College includes a variety of teaching methods:  

    • on campus 

    • blended 

    • online 

    Here are some of terms you'll see as we describe delivery methods this fall:

    Blended – a blended course is intentionally designed to include continuum of both face to face/on-campus and online delivery. This includes both synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous learning strategies (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Communication, instruction and assessment components of a blended course provide consistent information but go further by enhancing and supplementing each other. Students may complete some of their lessons online and may also be required to come to campus.  

    Online – Online courses are instructor led.  Communications, teaching and assessment components are delivered solely online, and do not have any on-campus elements. They are taught through a learning management system and may be either synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) or asynchronous (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Students complete all their work online and are not required to come to campus. 

    On Campus –On-campus courses are connected to a learning management system.  However, the primary means of delivery is in a synchronous (on a set schedule), face to face classroom. Students will complete the majority, or all, of their work on-campus. 

    Asynchronous – Learning does not occur at the same time or same place. Instructor provides materials including online readings, recorded lectures or presentations, posted lecture notes, video content, assignments and exams for online completion. Students access the course materials within a flexible timeframe prescribed by the instructor.   

    Synchronous – Learning happens in real time. Student and instructors interact and engage with each other in a specific virtual space, through a specific online medium, at a specific time. This can include video conferencing, live chatting, and live-streaming lectures.   

    Experiential learning elements: This is the application of theory and academic content to real-world experiences – the what and how to do things. This can be done in a classroom, within the community, within a workplace environment or the virtual classroom. Examples could include group work, participation in class debates, mock trials, role-plays, lab experiments and creating prototypes. Experiential learning happens when students engage in an activity related to the roles they will fill as graduates and also through reflection. 

    Does a flexible learning environment meet my program requirements?

    Content presented in our flexible model will provide the same curriculum requirements as classroom-based learning, while using technology to enhance learning and ensure student and faculty safety from a distance.

    Since classes are now offered in a flexible format, will tuition be lowered?

    Though we may be delivering our programs in a different way, the cost to do so has not changed. Costs include and cover faculty, administration, equipment, infrastructure and maintenance, as well as ensuring our programming continues to be of the highest quality while reflecting the needs of industry. For these reasons, tuition will remain the same. We are currently reviewing our fees. Stay tuned for updates.

    Will I need to pay for parking on campus this fall? *NEW July 16

    Yes. As a publicly funded institution, Lethbridge College is expected to ensure services like parking are financially self-sustaining, but parking on our campus is available at rates favourable compared to those charged elsewhere in the community. 

    There are many options for paid parking and we recommend students consider how often and how long they’ll need to be on campus this fall to determine the best value for their situation before making a non-refundable purchase. Options include: 

    1. Purchase parking time in a student lot using a cashless option for your safety. The price is $2 for one hour; $4 for four hours; $8 for the day; $20 for one week; or $38.50 for two weeks. You can purchase time in one of three ways: 

    • using the HonkMobile app;  

    • using the tap/QR code signage being installed this summer in the front parking loop, in Lot O near the Physical Education (PE) building or in Lot B, near the Instructional Building (IB); 

    • or using Pay Pedestals also being installed this summer inside College Centre, PE and IB buildings.  

    1. Monthly, two-month, full-semester or full-year parking permits are available from the Lethbridge College Bookstore. Something to consider as you compare prices: A monthly permit is $77 plus GST, or about $4 a day if you park on campus 20 days in a month. An annual permit is $392 plus GST, which is about $2.60 a day if you’re on campus all 158 school days. 

    1. If you need to be on campus less than 45 minutes, you can park in the Front Loop if there’s space. HonkMobile rates in the loop are $1 for 15 minutes; $1.50 for 30 minutes or $2 for 45 minutes.

    What can I be doing now to be ready for Fall 2020?

    So you've applied, been accepted and you're looking forward to the fall. Here are some things you can do now to be ready for the fall term. Check back because we'll update these regularly:

    • Self-registration is now open for Fall 2020 so you can choose and self-register or make adjustments to your schedule. Download our Add/Drop Instructions, a useful guide to help you self-register and make adjustments to your schedule. To view your class schedule, use a computer, not your phone, to login to MyHorizon>>Web Advisor (the left column)>>Student Information>>Student Class Schedule Grid or Student Class Schedule. Select the term.
    • Keep your course list handy because you'll need it to shop books and supplies on The Bookstore website.
    • If you don’t already have a student ID card, please apply for your Selfie ID soon. If you have a card from last year, you don’t need a new one.
    • Start planning your workspace for when you’re learning online. Here are the recommended technology requirements. Watch this brief video for tips from Diane Fjordbotten from the Learning Café.
    • Financial bursaries are available for students who can demonstrate they are facing financial challenges, such as unforeseen loss of income or unanticipated expenses, due to the COVID-19 crisis. If you are in this situation, contact awards@lethbridgecollege.ca for application details regarding the LC Ready to Rise Fund.
    • Contact our Career and Academic Advisors for general questions about the program you’re in and whether it aligns with your goals or if you’re feeling overwhelmed about managing a full course load. Our advisers can help you develop an academic plan that works for you.
    • If you attended another post-secondary institution in the last 10 years and think you have completed courses that are required for your program at Lethbridge College, you should have received an email from our admissions office linking you to our Transfer Credit Application form. Complete this form by Aug. 1.  If you didn’t receive the email, the form and criteria for transfer credit evaluations are here.
    • If you have a documented disability, you have had past struggles with your learning, or you have mental health impacts or concerns that may affect your learning, please contact accessibilityservices@lethbridgecollege.ca as soon as possible to set up an appointment.
    • New students should sign up now for the free course called Get Ready: a refresher for new students. These self-paced, online modules will help you refresh the English, Math, and Science content you learned in high school. You’ll complete only the refreshers that relate to your program. Check your Lethbridge College email for a message with the subject line “Get Ready!” for details on how to access the course.
    Alberta’s K-12 schools are reopening this fall. Why isn’t the college?

    When Premier Jason Kenney announced the plan to reopen kindergarten through Grade 12 schools this fall, he pointed out only 14 per cent of Alberta’s COVID-19 cases have been in children and young adults under age 19. The Government of Alberta continues to encourage post-secondary institutions to limit in-person attendance on campus as much as possible. As a post-secondary institution, Lethbridge College caters to students who are primarily 18 or older. By limiting access to our campus to only employees and students “with purpose” (for students this means they live in Residence, require access to a computer, internet or printing, or are attending labs or other learning opportunities on campus), we can better protect the health and wellness of our entire college community. For more information on our re-entry plan, please visit our Relaunch Strategy page.

     

    Current Students

    Each program page has been updated with the delivery model for Fall 2020. Visit your program page then open the Courses tab for details.

     

    Message from Dr. Paula Burns, June 3, 2020

    A message from Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College President and CEO, sent on June 3, 2020:

    To our current and returning students,

    I am writing today to let you know that we are ready to welcome you back to college for Fall 2020 and to update you about our plans. This fall, we will have added additional services and resources to enhance the already comprehensive range of services available to students to support your academics, wellness, technology and financial needs at every step of your journey.

    We have carefully designed a phased approach to teaching for fall. 

    • We are currently in phase one – offering courses by connecting students with faculty using technology. Access to campus is limited however services are still available to support learners.
    • In phase two, we will offer the theory-based portion of courses using technology, but labs and experiential learning will occur on campus in ways that incorporate distancing and safety protocols. 
    • In phase three, campus will be open to everyone. 

    We hope to be in phase two at the start of classes in September but regardless what phase we are in we know the quality of programs will be maintained.  We have a flexible learning environment that leverages faculty expertise, the advanced use of technology and experiential learning opportunities. Currently, each program is developing a comprehensive plan that includes a range of well-developed learning activities. These learning activities will differ slightly depending on your program, but they will include a combination of virtual classes in “real time,” independent activities and experiential learning opportunities that will occur virtually and in some cases on campus. All on-campus labs will be conducted in small groups, following physical distancing and all other safety procedures recommended by Alberta Health Services.

    We are committed to providing students a consistent education, therefore, how we begin the semester will be how we complete it. If we start in phase two, we expect to continue that way through your final exams.

    The timing of these phases will depend on many factors. Our key priorities are your health and safety, physically and mentally, and our ongoing commitment to deliver you a high-quality education. 

    I strongly encourage you to frequently check your college email account and to visit our website for updates, starting with our FAQs.

    Read our FAQs about Fall 2020


    Please check back often as more information will be added as it becomes available. If you have questions you don’t see answered yet, please contact FAQ@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    Over the course of the summer, you will receive regular updates and program-specific information about what your dedicated faculty have prepared for you this coming fall to ensure that you continue to experience a high-quality education.

    Lethbridge College has always been more than bricks and mortar. We are a community committed to one another, and we are ready to support you as you continue your educational journey with us this fall. Thank you for being part of Lethbridge College and the Kodiaks family.

    Wishing you a safe and healthy summer,

    Paula

    Message from Dr. Samantha Lenci, June 16, 2020

    A message from Dr. Samantha Lenci, Lethbridge College Provost and Vice President Academic, sent on June 16, 2020:

    Hello,

    As Lethbridge College’s Provost and Vice President Academic, it’s my privilege to champion academic excellence at Lethbridge. I chair Dean’s Council, part of our college’s leadership structure which provides a broad, comprehensive approach to planning, coordination and program decisions for our institution. Our council’s focus for weeks now has been on planning for your return to our learning community for Fall 2020. 

    In Spring 2020, students experienced an upheaval no one could have predicted, navigating a shift in learning environment in mere days. I thank you for your perseverance under those truly extraordinary circumstances. In recent weeks, we’ve been focused on one thing — providing you a high-quality education in a flexible learning environment that engages and connects you with your faculty and your classmates.  

    As President Dr. Paula Burns shared in her email earlier this month, we’re currently planning for the likelihood that we will be in the second of three phases to re-enter campus this fall, offering the theory-based portion of courses using technology, but with labs and other experiential learning occurring on campus in ways that incorporate physical distancing and safety protocols. Ultimately, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our priority and we will follow provincial health recommendations. 

    So, what does this mean for you? It depends on your program. We have updated our Program pages with the delivery model you can expect, whether on-campus, online or a blend of both. 

    The start of the Fall 2020 term for most programs is now 12 weeks away. Some of you may be feeling anxious or unsure about continuing your program, whether you can afford it, and whether you’re ready to succeed in a flexible learning environment. 

    Your concerns are our concerns, too. So if you’re wondering: 

    1. My circumstances have changed. Should I continue with a full course load? Please email our Career and Academic Advisors, who can help you map out a new path to the credential you want on a schedule that works for you. Our advisors are also available by online chat, phone or video calls. 
    2. Who can I talk to about my program? Please reach out to your program area or your dean.  
    3. When can I register for classes? The majority of our programs have block registration to put you in the courses you need. That process has started and will continue this month. Watch your inbox for an email from registration@lethbridgecollege.ca, notifying you of when your program registration is complete and explaining next steps. For programs like General Studies and traditional online programs, the online self-registration system is open now.
    4. What if my question isn’t answered here? Please visit our FAQs for Fall 2020 for answers or to submit a question. 

    I know this feels like a lot. It’s OK to have questions and feel anxious about the future. Just know you don’t have to navigate this alone. We’re ready to help you along the way. 

    Check your Lethbridge College email account often and look for timely reminders and tasks at the bottom of these messages. Start checking off these tasks and before you know it, you’ll be ready for Fall 2020, too. 

    Remember, we’re here to support your success! 

    Dr. Samantha Lenci
    Provost and Vice President Academic
    Lethbridge College

     

     

    • If you don’t already have a Lethbridge College identification card, please submit your Selfie ID as soon as possible. You’ll need it to access campus this fall and it’s official proof you’re part of our learning community. If you’re ordering a replacement card, there’s a small fee. 
    • Watch your mail box — yes, good old snail mail — later this month for information on a new resource to help you succeed when learning online. 
    • Visit Student Awards and Financial Aid for timely information on student loans, federal COVID-related financial supports, and Lethbridge College's own emergency funding supports. 
    • Residence is ready to welcome those who have applied already and taking names for the waitlist. Email Residence Life for more information. 
    • If you are an international student, please complete our survey. A reminder email with the survey link was sent to you June 15.

     

    Where can I get support with learning remotely?

    Our Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) offers resources and tips to help you learn effectively, get to know the online teaching technologies we use, and take care of yourself while learning online. CTLI has launched a new website containing many tips for learning remotely.

    Canvas will be your go-to resource for your classes. Canvas is an online Learning Management System that allows your instructors to connect with you in a virtual environment with everything from announcements, discussion boards, content pages, web-lectures and assessment tools.

    For support, The Hive, an online learning community that is accessible from within all Canvas Courses, provides up-to-date information about important dates, events, resources and services. The Hive also provides live chat support and easy access to learning support from the Library, ITS Help Desk, the Learning Café, eLearning Café, Accessibility Services, Testing Services, Career and Academic Advising and Wellness Services, among others.

    Will I be able to use the library or the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation?

    Currently the Buchanan Library is not accessible on campus, however, all of its services are available online, including a live chat. Decisions about the in-person operation of the library for the Fall 2020 semester will be made closer to the beginning of the semester.

    Will I still get support from student services learning online?

    Yes! Even if you’re not physically on campus, you’re still part of the Lethbridge College community. Student supports are still available remotely, including academic advising, coaching, writing support, career advising, counselling and lots more.

    Check out the remote resources offered by the Library, ITS Help Desk, the Learning Café, eLearning Café, Accessibility Services, Testing Services, Career and Academic Advising and Wellness Services, among others.

    Is Lethbridge College currently offering support for Indigenous students?

    While access to our campus is currently restricted, the Indigenous Services team is available to answer any questions and provide support via email.

    To reach a member of our team, contact us at indigenous@lethbridgecollege.ca. If you have any inquiries regarding your Indigenous or Band Sponsorship, please contact sponsorship@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    Is the daycare open and accepting applications for fall?

    The campus daycare reopened July 2 serving the children of registered students and staff. Hours for July and August are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The daycare is accepting applications from registered students and staff for care this summer and fall. Visit the daycare webpage for application information and other details.

    Will I be able to come to campus to work if I want?

    We anticipate restrictions currently in place will remain active for the Fall 2020 semester.

    Under these restrictions, students do have access to campus - including a computer lab - with the following conditions:

    Students:

    • Access to campus is available only through the main Centre Core entrance.
    • Students must sign-in with Security in Centre Core.
    • Students must work in either Centre Core or a computer lab in TE1226. No more than 15 students are permitted in either area at one time and all students must follow proper social distancing protocols.

    Decisions on opening more of campus, including services such as the library, will be made later this summer, depending on health indicators and Alberta Health directives and advice.

    For more information on campus access, see the college's COVID-19 information page.

    What is the status of Food Services on campus?

    Food Services are currently unavailable on campus. However, the operation of our Food Court and the Garden Court Restaurant provide invaluable work-integrated learning experiences for students in our Culinary programs. As such, food services will be available starting Aug. 24 in the Food Court only. Hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays, except holidays. For the safety of staff and students, please follow the signage and maintain safe physical distances of two metres. You will enter and exit through designated doors and order from each counter. Seating is limited, and we encourage the use of cash-free payments (tap, debit and credit cards) to reduce contact. Watch for details coming soon about an online ordering system.

    The Garden Court Restaurant will reopen later this fall. Details will be posted on the website, and reservations will be required. Food deliveries for meetings or events on campus are suspended until further notice. All food must be picked up in the Food Court.

    Can I access the PE Building and work out in the Fitness Centre?

    No, the fitness centre – which includes the gym, squash and racquetball courts, and the Val Matteotti Gymnasium – will remain closed to everyone except Kodiaks student-athletes this fall.

    This decision prioritizes the health and safety of our entire campus community and aligns with our own re-entry strategy, which emphasizes keeping the number of people on-campus to a minimum.

    I am interested in studying abroad for a semester this year. Will I be able to go?

    Lethbridge College has made the decision to suspend all outgoing and incoming exchange programs for the Fall 2020 semester. Winter 2021 exchanges will be re-evaluated in August.

    Since classes are now offered in a flexible format, will I still have to pay fees? *NEW August 4

    Yes, student fees still apply. Although access to campus will be restricted to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus, fee-supported services continue. For example, the Technology Infrastructure fee supports upgrades and maintenance of our many technology systems, which are in higher demand now than ever, while the Kodiaks Athletics Fee supports student-athletes and their coaches who will resume training this fall in anticipation of competition resuming in January.

    What about my Lethbridge College Students’ Association fees?

    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA) will not hold on-campus events, intramural and in-person fitness activities or operate The Cave student lounge this fall. To reflect this, LCSA has reduced its student fee by 18 per cent for 2020-2021. The remainder of the fee, $4.05 per credit, will support the creation and delivery of social, fitness and advocacy events provided in a virtual format in the fall semester. The LCSA will continue its advocacy work on behalf of students on-campus, locally, provincially and federal. Watch your Lethbridge College email for the LCSA newsletter this fall, or join them on Facebook and Instagram.

    There is no change to the fee for enrolment in the LCSA Health and Dental Plan. An individual plan costs $283 a year for health and dental benefits. Please visit the LCSA Health and Dental Plan for details on enrolment, coverage and how to make claims. The plan now allows international students who are studying in their home countries to make claims for eligible services. This does not include travel benefits.  Details for international students in the plan can be found online.

     

    Information for Prospective Students

    Can I still take a campus tour?

    You can take a look at our campus with our online virtual tour! If you have questions, check out the live chat feature on our website or visit the Future Students page.

    I want to attend Lethbridge College in the fall; can I still apply?

    Yes! Lethbridge College is accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester until Sept. 8. Apply now

    Who can I talk to if I want to get more information about programs and options for Fall 2020?

    Our team is here and ready to chat with you online, answer your questions and help you get ready to start your educational journey! Our live chat is available Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST.

     

    Information for New Students

    Each program page has been updated with the delivery model for Fall 2020. Visit your program page then open the Courses tab for details.

    Message from Dr. Paula Burns, June 3,2020

    A message from Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College President and CEO, sent on June 3, 2020:

    Hello,

    I am Dr. Paula Burns, president and CEO of Lethbridge College. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to our learning community and provide you with some information about Fall 2020. I’m sure many of you are uncertain; maybe this is your first experience with post-secondary education. What should be a most exciting time may be overshadowed by the pandemic. But don’t be discouraged. We’re excited for you to join us this fall. 

    I want to update you about our plans for Fall 2020 and our plan to offer our full slate of programs. Whether you are looking to complete a credential, build confidence in your academic skills, start to earn transferable credits or complete upgrading, we are here to help. This fall, we will provide a comprehensive range of services to support your academics, wellness, technology and financial needs at every step of your journey.  

    At Lethbridge College we have carefully designed a phased approach to teaching for fall. 

    • We are currently in phase one – offering courses by connecting students with faculty using technology. Access to campus is limited however services are still available to support learners. 

    • In phase two, we will offer the theory-based portion of courses connecting you to faculty expertise using technology, but labs and experiential learning will occur on campus in ways that incorporate any required distancing and safety protocols.   

    • In phase three, campus will be open to everyone.   

    We hope to be in phase two at the start of classes in September but regardless what phase we are in we know that the quality of all programs will be maintained. We have a flexible learning environment that leverages faculty expertise, the advanced use of technology and experiential learning opportunities. Currently, each program is developing a comprehensive plan that includes a range of learning activities. These learning activities will differ slightly depending on your program, but they will include a combination of virtual classes in “real time,” independent activities and experiential learning opportunities that will occur virtually and in some cases on campus. All on-campus labs will be conducted in small groups, following physical distancing and all other safety procedures recommended by Alberta Health Services.  

    We are committed to providing students a consistent education, therefore, how we begin the semester will be how we will complete it. If we start in phase two, we expect to continue that way through your final exams.

    The timing of these phases will depend on many factors. Our key priorities are your health and safety, physically and mentally, and our ongoing commitment to deliver you a high-quality education.  

    Read our FAQs about Fall 2020

    I strongly encourage you to frequently check your college email account, if you already have one, and to visit our website for updates, starting with our FAQs. 

    Please check back often as more information will be added as it becomes available. If you have questions you don’t see answered yet, please contact communications@lethbridgecollege.ca. 

    Over the course of the summer, you will receive regular updates, information on resources available to you as a student of Lethbridge College and program-specific information about what your dedicated faculty have prepared for you this fall to ensure that you are prepared for your studies.  

    Lethbridge College has always been more than bricks and mortar. We are a community committed to one another, and we are ready to support you during your educational journey. We look forward to having you join Lethbridge College and our Kodiak family in September. 

    Wishing you a safe and healthy summer, 

    Paula 

    Paula Burns, PhD, MBA 
    President and CEO 
    Lethbridge College
     

    Message from Dr. Samantha Lenci, June 16, 2020

    A message from Dr. Samantha Lenci, Lethbridge College Provost and Vice President Academic, sent on June 16, 2020:

    Hello,

    I am Dr. Samantha Lenci, Provost and Vice President Academic, and it’s my privilege to champion academic excellence at Lethbridge College. I lead Dean’s Council, part of our college’s leadership structure which provides a broad, comprehensive approach to planning, coordination and program decisions for our institution. Our council’s focus for weeks now has been on planning for you to join our learning community in Fall 2020. 

    While we've become accustomed to living with uncertainty related to COVID-19, you can be certain of one thing: we're here to provide you a high quality education in a flexible learning environment that engages and connects you with your faculty and your classmates.  

    As President Dr. Paula Burns shared in her email earlier this month, we’re currently planning to be in the second of three phases to re-enter campus this fall, offering the theory-based instruction using technology, but with labs and other experiential on-campus learning incorporating physical distancing and safety protocols. Ultimately, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our priority and we will follow provincial health recommendations. 

    So, what does this mean for you?  It depends on your program. We have updated our Program pages with the delivery model you can expect, whether on-campus, online or a blend of both. 

    The start of the Fall 2020 term for most of you is now 12 weeks away. Some of you may be feeling anxious or unsure about whether you’ve chosen the right program, whether you can afford it, and whether you’re ready to succeed in a flexible learning environment. 

    Making sure you’re in the right program for you and have the resources and skills to succeed is important to us, too. If you’re wondering: 

    1. Am I in the right program for my interests and goals? Please email our Career and Academic Advisors, who can answer general program questions and suggest ways you can research careers that align with your goals and passions. Our advisors are also available by online chat, phone or video calls. 
    2. Who can I talk to about my specific program? Please reach out to your program area. When you visit your program page, you’ll see contact information. And watch for an email coming soon from your dean who will be happy to help you. 
    3. When can I register for classes? The majority of our programs have block registration to put you in the courses you need. That process has started and will continue this month. Watch your inbox for an email from registration@lethbridgecollege.ca, notifying you of when your program registration is complete and explaining next steps. For programs like General Studies and traditional online programs, the online self-registration system is open now. For students taking Academic Upgrading, you must contact a Career and Academic Advisor in order to register. Contact an advisor now.  
    4. What if my question isn’t answered here? Please visit our FAQs for Fall 2020 for answers or to submit a question. 

    I know this feels like a lot. It’s OK to have questions and feel anxious about the future. Just know you don’t have to navigate this alone. We’re ready to help you along the way.  

    Check your Lethbridge College email account often and look for timely reminders and tasks at the bottom of this message. Start checking off these tasks and before you know it, you’ll be ready for Fall 2020, too. 

    Remember, we’re here to support your success! 

    Dr. Samantha Lenci
    Provost and Vice President Academic
    Lethbridge College

     

     

    • Register for our second Family Orientation session happening online from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 19. This session focuses on the academic resources and the flexible learning environment that awaits you this fall and offers you a chance to questions. This is one in a series of three orientation sessions that began in May. Each one is different and free so attend all if you can.  
    • Complete your prearrival survey, also called a College Student Inventory, which was recently emailed to you. This self-assessment doesn't affect your acceptance to your program. It will help us get to know you and connect you to resources you may need.  
    • Submit your Selfie ID to get your official Lethbridge College student identification card, if you don’t already have one. You’ll need it to access campus and it’s official proof you’re part of our learning community.
    • Watch your mailbox — yes, good old snail mail — later this month for information on even more free activities you can do at your own pace to prepare for your college experience. Spoiler alert: We've developed new resources to help you Be Ready for college. 
    • Visit Student Awards and Financial Aid for timely information on student loans, federal COVID-related financial supports, and Lethbridge College's own emergency funding supports. If you haven't already, apply online for awards and scholarships. In light of all that you’re managing right now, we’ve extended the deadline for entrance students (attending the college for the first time) to apply until July 15. 
    • Residence is ready to welcome those who have applied already and taking names for the waitlist. Email Residence Life for more information.  
    • If you are an international student, please complete our survey. A reminder email with the survey link was sent to you June 15. 
    How will I get my student ID card?

    We offer a selfie ID service, which means you can submit your own digital photograph to use as your ID. Please submit your selfie ID information as soon as possible to give us time to send you your card.

    How will I buy my textbooks?

    Booklists are available now. Please order early to allow time for delivery. If you look up a course and there’s nothing listed, that means that course doesn’t require a textbook or other special supplies.

    I am an incoming student. Can I defer my offer of admission if I am unable to begin classes in September?

    If you encounter study permit restrictions, other significant barriers due to the pandemic or feel apprehensive about learning in a virtual environment, we are here to help. We’d love to have you join our community this fall and encourage you to contact us at admissions@lethbridgecollege.ca to discuss your options.

    What should I be doing now to be ready for Fall 2020?

    We'll be emailing you helpful tips and reminders regularly this summer. Please check your Lethbridge College email regularly for these important updates and messages. We'll also share the lists of to-dos and reminders here:

    Our June 16 list

    Booklists are available now. Please order early to allow time for delivery. If you look up a course and there’s nothing listed, that means that course doesn’t require a textbook or other special supplies.

     

     

    Should I be brushing up on my notes from high school in preparation for this fall?

    No need to dig through old notebooks or that textbook you forgot to return to your high school. Lethbridge College has you covered. Look in your Lethbridge College email for a message with the subject line “Get Ready!” It has details on how to access a free course called Get Ready: a refresher for new students. These self-paced, online modules will help you refresh the English, Math, and Science content you learned in high school. You’ll complete only the parts that relate to your program. Be ready and be confident this fall!

     

    Residence

    If I defer my place in residence for 2020-21, do I have to reapply for 2021-22?

    Applications for 2021-22 will open Nov. 1, 2020. Applications from 2020-21 will not be extended to next fall. Learn more on our website.

    Are you still accepting applications for residence for the Fall semester?

    Our residences are now full but we have started a waitlist. If a spot opens up, we will contact you directly. More information about our residences is available on our website.

    Can I cancel my space?

    If you wish to cancel your room, please email res.life@lethbridgecollege.ca. You can cancel without penalty until Aug.15.

    If residence is open, what measures will be in place to ensure health and safety?

    Temporary rules will be in place based on social distancing guidelines by Alberta Health Services (AHS) which will be announced by the res life office. Public spaces will be cleaned more frequently, and social halls will likely be closed, depending on AHS recommendations at the time. There will be temporary rooms set aside for quarantine purposes.

    Will I still be able to live on campus in the fall?

    Yes, residence is an essential service and will continue to operate in the fall.

    I’ve confirmed a spot in Residence. When can I move in?

    Move-in will take place between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4. For the safety of all students and staff, we need students to book a time slot to move into their unit. Select a time slot and read details of some restrictions and steps we’re taking to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 on this Residence Move-In Request Form. You can also make early and late move-in requests on this form.

     

    Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Awards

    Are there any scholarships or awards to help new students who've been affected by the pandemic?

    Yes! If you are enrolled full-time, have applied for a student loan and all other benefits including federal pandemic support programs, and you still find yourself in financial need due to unforeseen expenses, you may be eligible for a bursary. Make a one-on-one appointment with Student Awards and Financial Aid to review your situation, discuss potential opportunities and discuss next steps. Reach out by email awards@lethbridgecollege.ca, phone 403-320-3372 or 1-800-572-0103 ext. 3372, or even online chat. If you haven’t applied to the Canada Student Loan program, you should. Even if you don’t need to borrow money, your application will ensure you’re assessed for any grants for which you’re eligible. Grants affiliated with the loan program have been doubled this year.

    In addition, Lethbridge College has launched its Ready to Rise campaign that brings the community together to support its students. With a $1 million goal, the campaign will allow the college the ability to address its students’ most pressing needs, including mental health and wellness resources as well as additional financial support.

    Is there still time to apply for financial aid or scholarships and bursaries?

    Scholarship applications are closed, but you may be eligible for a bursary for financial need due to unforeseen expense. Contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at awards@lethbridgecollege.ca or by phone at 403-320-3372 or 1-800-572-0103 ext. 3372, to review your situation, discuss potential opportunities and discuss next steps.

    Do you have information about the government COVID-19 student funding?

    The COVID-19 Economic Response Plan provides supports to individuals and families experiencing hardship due to the pandemic:

    • Canada Emergency Response Benefit  (CERB) - for students who made at least $5,000 in the past 12 months who are having trouble finding work offers eligible applicants $2,000/month.
    • Canada Emergency Student Benefit and Support for Students (CESB) which supports current students and recent college and high school graduates is now available and offers individuals without dependents $1,250/month, and those with dependents $2,000/month.

    Our Student Awards and Financial Aid team is happy to chat with you about your options.

     

    Information for Trades students

    Are apprenticeship programs being offered in Fall 2020?

    Yes. Classes will start at the end of August. For up-to-date information on apprenticeship programs, visit Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) at tradesecrets.alberta.ca and watch your email for updates.

    I am in an apprenticeship or trades program. Will I need to come to campus?

    Yes, you will need to come to come to campus. All classes will be offered in a blended format. They will start with a virtual orientation, and some theory portions of your program will be taught online. However, all labs will be held on campus, so make sure you plan your accommodations knowing you will be on campus for much of your program.

    How should apprenticeship and trades students get their books and supplies?

    Apprenticeship and trades students should order all books, parking passes and supplies online at the college bookstore. Please order early to allow time for delivery.

    I’m an apprentice student who had my March-June course cancelled. Can I register for that course now?

    No. Registration for apprentices whose classes were cancelled in March is now closed. If you have any questions, email tradeslc@lethbridgecollege.ca or call 403-320-3411.

    I’m an apprentice student and would like to register for my fall courses. When can I do that?

    You can view registration dates for each program by visiting the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) website. And just a heads up: you can expect a call from one of our colleagues this summer to see if you have any questions or need any support. If you need to reach us before then, email tradeslc@lethbridgecollege.ca or call 403-320-3411.

     

    Information for International Students

    NOTE: The content below is not a substitute for legal health and immigration advice. It is for information purposes only and can change without notice. Please keep checking the web links provided below for up-to-date information on special measures put in place by Alberta Health Care / COVID-19 specific and Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) web page on IRCC Coronavirus Special Measures.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:international@lethbridgecollege.ca

    The alternative delivery of courses for the Fall 2020 intake is to help students receive high-quality education in a safe manner. Not all programs will continue with the current delivery method for the entire program duration. The delivery method is subject to change in consideration with provincial and federal government guidelines.

     

    New International Students

    Can I still submit a study permit application?

    Yes - the IRCC is currently accepting study permit applications. However, because of temporary closures or limited operating services and hours with Visa Application Centres (VACs) and other IRCC-related offices in Canada and other countries, processing times may be delayed because of COVID-19.

    The IRCC is currently only accepting online study permit applications for applications outside of Canada.

    If you have received a Letter of Acceptance from Lethbridge College, we strongly recommend that you apply for a study permit as soon as possible. Before applying for a study permit, you will need a Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) such as Lethbridge College (DLI #: O19391056756 – begins with the letter “O”, not zero).

    Can I still apply for the Fall 2020 semester?

    No. Applications for international students for the Fall 2020 semester are now closed.

    I was accepted into a program, but I do not have a valid study permit. Can I still start my program?

    A student who does not have an approved study permit may start their program outside of Canada through online learning. 

    If a student starts their studies without a study permit, it should not negatively affect their study permit application. However, students should be aware that their study permit approval and entry into Canada is NOT guaranteed. 

    Students should also be aware that under current IRCC guidelinesonline studies completed outside Canada for students without a valid study permit will NOT count towards PGWP eligibility, as a study permit is required to be eligible for student-related benefits. This may result in a shorter duration of your PGWP, dependent upon how much of your program is studied outside of Canada. 

    We strongly recommend that you apply for a study permit as soon as possible, of you have not done so already. IRCC is currently only accepting online applications for applications outside of Canada. However, processing times may be delayed due to COVID-19. Please visit the IRCC's website for updates and information regarding applications.
     

    Can I apply for the Winter 2021 semester?

    Yes. Applications for the Winter 2021 intake can be submitted now and the deadline to apply is Oct. 1, 2020. Please note there are only a limited number of programs available for the Winter intake. 

    For information about available intakes for programs, especially for the Winter and Spring intakes, please visit our International Services webpage.

    The preferred method to apply to Lethbridge College is online through ApplyAlberta. Please complete the BASIC account (do not complete a VERIFIED account). You will need a credit card (MasterCard or Visa) to pay the $90 non-refundable application fee.

    I was approved for a Study Permit and have a Port of Entry Letter/Letter of Introduction which will/have expired because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. What can I do?

    You must contact the IRCC using their web form.

    Are there any changes to the English Language Proficiency Requirements?

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lethbridge College will begin to temporarily accept the IELTS Indicator, the TOEFL Special Home Edition and the Duolingo English Test as alternative ways for international students to meet English language proficiency requirements. The new requirement are as follows:

    • IELTS Indicator – minimum scores are the same as the IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band below 6.0
    • TOEFL Special Home Edition – minimum scores are the same as the TOEFL iBT score of 80
    • Duolingo English Test – minimum score of 105 taken within the last two (2) years

    Click here for more information on English proficiency requirements.

    Will I still be able to travel to Canada for my studies?

    If you are an international student who has a valid study permit or was approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, you are exempt from travel restrictions.

    If you do decide to travel, you will need to prove that you are exempt from travel restrictions. You will need the following:

    • A valid study permit OR a port of entry letter of introduction that shows that you were approved for a study permit before or no March 18, 2020
    • You should also have the following:
      • a valid passport or travel document
      • a copy of a valid letter of acceptance from your school
      • proof of financial means/support for your stay in Canada
      • letters of references or any other documents the visa office told you to bring and
      • either a valid Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) OR Visitor visa (temporary resident visa)

    When you arrive in Canada, your health will be checked before leaving the airport and you must show that you have a plan to quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days after you first arrive in Canada. THIS IS MANDATORY – even if you do not have symptoms. If you do not have a plan, you should NOT be traveling to Canada. Visit the the IRCC website for more information.

     

    Current International Students

    What happens if I cannot finish my practicum or other Work Integrated Learning placement? Do I need to apply for an updated co-op work permit if the dates change?

    An extension to a co-op work permit is only required if the co-op work permit expires before the scheduled co-op semester finishes.

    Refer to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for information on work as a co-op student or intern.

    Will my online coursework affect eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program?

    If you are a student with a valid study permit or were approved for a study permit for a program starting in Fall and you cannot travel to Canada due to travel restrictions, you are still eligible for the PGWP program. You may begin your classes outside of Canada and complete up to 50 per cent of your program while outside Canada, if you cannot travel to Canada sooner.

    Visit the IRCC website on PGWP eligibility and distance learning.  

    For students WITHOUT a valid study permit for the Fall, under current IRCC guidelines, online studies completed outside Canada for students without a valid study permit will NOT count towards PGWP eligibility, as a study permit is required to be eligible for student-related benefits. This may result in a shorter duration of your PGWP, dependent upon how much of your program is studied outside of Canada.  
     
    We strongly recommend that you apply for a study permit as soon as possible, of you have not done so already. IRCC is currently only accepting online applications for applications outside of Canada. However, processing times may be delayed due to COVID-19. Please visit the IRCC's website for updates and information regarding applications. 
     

    My Study Permit will expire in the next few weeks, and I may not be able to retrieve all the required documents (transcript, etc.) for my application. What do I do?

    If you are an international student currently in Canada, you can apply online to extend your status online if they need to extend their status. Once you have applied to extend your status, you will be allowed to remain in Canada until a decision is made on the new application, even if your initial status expires while you are waiting for that decision. Do not travel to a port of entry (POE) to apply directly to a border services officer since immigration services are not considered essential travel and you will not receive these services.

    Will I need a letter from Lethbridge College regarding my online studies for the remainder of this semester?

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has advised that courses of study being delivered online on an exceptional basis due to COVID-19 will not affect PGWP eligibility.

    If a student is unable to complete full-time studies due to reasons related to COVID-19, a letter of explanation will be provided by the Registrar’s Office when applying for a study permit extension.

    When you request documents from the Registrar’s Office for extending your study permit or applying for your PGWP, they will provide a letter of explanation regarding part-time study and COVID-19. If you were required to study part-time, then you will require the letter and you can include it in your application; if you were not required to study part-time as a result of COVID-19 you can simply dispose of the letter and not include it with your application.

    The Registrar’s Office is available to assist students by email at registration@lethbridgecollege.ca and will provide the necessary documents electronically to accompany an application.

    How can I apply for an Alberta Health Care Number (AHCN)?

    You will need an AHCN if you need to visit a health care provider such as a doctor or a dentist. If you do not have an AHCN, refer to the AHCN website for information on health care coverage for international students and how to apply for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP).

    Winter 2020 was my final semester and I received an email that my credential will be mailed to me in June. I need to apply for my Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) before then. What should I do?

    Students do not require a parchment in order to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit Program. Once final grades are submitted to the Registrar’s Office, students can request a confirmation of graduation letter and transcripts, which will indicate graduation. These two documents submitted to the PGWP application will confirm successful completion of the program of study. Here is a list of the Registrar’s Office important dates and deadlines.

    Refer to IRCC’s webpage on work in Canada after you graduate: about the process.

    Keep checking Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on special measures to help international students, temporary and permanent residents, and applicants affected by COVID-19.

    Can I get an extension of my Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan Coverage?

    The Government Alberta has provided an extension of Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan Coverage for temporary residents, including international students, if they have expired legal entitlement documents (i.e. study permits). The Coverage will be extended to July 31, 2020 or until the public health emergency declaration in Alberta is lifted. Contact the AHCIP office to request a temporary extension.

    How will my program be delivered for the Fall 2020 semester?

    International students who are already in Canada with a valid study permit will follow the same program delivery format as domestic students. Theory-based education will continue in a flexible format, with labs and experiential learning being offered on-campus in redesigned formats that incorporate distancing and safety protocols. Work-Integrated Learning experiences will continue to occur off campus for many programs with appropriate distancing and safety protocols in place.

    International students OUTSIDE of CANADA enrolled in the following programs will be placed in special cohorts (groups) for the Fall 2020 term so that they are able to study outside of Canada.

    • General Studies
    • Business Administration
    • Practical Nursing
    • Computer Information Technology
    • Architectural Animation Technology
    • Interior Design Technology

    These programs will be adapted so that you can take courses that do not require you to be on-campus and can be successfully delivered using alternate methods. Courses that require on-campus or in-person requirements will be delayed as much as possible until you are able to travel to Canada.

    For international students OUTSIDE of Canada enrolled in a Trades program (including Wind Turbine Technician, Automotive Systems, Culinary Careers, Agricultural and Heavy Equipment), Lethbridge College is offering two options:

    1. Defer (delay) the start of their program to the Fall 2021 term
    2. Withdraw from the program and receive a full refund on their tuition deposit.

    Please contact international.admissions@lethbridgecollege.ca with which option you prefer and if you have questions or concerns.

    For international students OUTSIDE of Canada enrolled in one-year certificate programs (including Early Childhood Education, Health Care Aide, Virtual and Augmented Reality) who do not have a valid study permit, you will need to be sure that you DO NOT complete over 50% of your program by December 31, 2020 so that it does not affect your PGWP eligibility.

    If you have concerns about the number of courses that you can complete through distance learning without exceeding 50% of your program, please contact an advisor at advisor@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    For international students OUTSIDE of Canada in other programs not listed above, your programs will follow the same delivery format as those for students in Canada.

     

    Kodiaks

    Will Kodiaks Athletics take place in fall 2020?

    There will be no conference action for the Kodiaks this fall.

    The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) announced the cancellation of the fall 2020 sport season. Lethbridge College and the Kodiaks Athletics program fully endorse the ACAC’s decision and appreciate the conference’s commitment to putting the health and safety of our student-athletes first. We look forward to the ACAC’s planned resumption of competition beginning in January.

    As a teaching and learning institution, supporting student-athletes is part of our core business, so we are pleased to announce the Kodiaks will be able to resume training this fall. Teams can begin training on their usual schedules as long as they are following recommended health protocols.

    Kodiaks teams and student-athletes will have access to the PE Building, including the Val Matteotti Gymnasium and fitness centre. Kodiaks teams may also pursue exhibition games and competitions in the fall at the discretion of the Kodiaks administration team.

    Will student-athletes still receive their athletic scholarships for fall 2020?

    We will honour all athletic scholarships our student-athletes are eligible for. As a teaching and learning institution, support of student-athletes is part of our core business. With training, exhibition play and the planned resumption of the ACAC schedule in January, our Kodiaks are still balancing all the requirements asked of our student-athletes and it’s important we support them.

    How will a cancelled fall 2020 season affect the eligibility of student-athletes?

    Due to the uncertainties and adjustments surrounding the upcoming season, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced student-athletes participating in any ACAC-sponsored sport in 2020-21 will not be charged with a year of eligibility.

    Will Kodiaks teams and student-athletes be able to train in the fall?

    We are pleased to announce the Kodiaks will be able to resume training this fall. Teams can begin training on their usual schedules as long as they are following recommended health protocols. Kodiaks teams and student-athletes will have access to the PE Building, including the Val Matteotti Gymnasium and fitness centre. Kodiaks teams may also pursue exhibition games and competitions in the fall at the discretion of the Kodiaks administration team.

    What precautions are in place to ensure the safety of Kodiaks student-athletes?

    Kodiaks student-athletes will be the only ones with access to the Kodiaks PE Building, fitness centre and Val Matteotti Gymnasium, in order to limit their interactions with larger groups.

    In addition, the following precautions will be in place:

    • Access to the PE Building will be limited to the main PE Building exterior doors, with no access to the rest of campus.
    • A plan has been created for additional sanitization of commonly touched surfaces, including use of an electrostatic sprayer.
    • Cardio equipment will move to gym A to allow a minimum of three metres of distance. This will allow for additional spacing of strength training equipment in the fitness centre.
    • Practice times and workouts will be structured to ensure there will be no gathering of student-athletes.

     

    Fitness Centre

    Will the fitness centre re-open for students, employees or the public?

    No, the fitness centre – which includes the gym, squash and racquetball courts, and the Val Matteotti Gymnasium – will remain closed to everyone except Kodiaks student-athletes this fall.

    This decision prioritizes the health and safety of our entire campus community and aligns with our own re-entry strategy, which emphasizes keeping the number of people on-campus to a minimum.

    We appreciate this is not the decision many of our fitness centre users were hoping for, but this is the best way to ensure the health and safety of all employees and students who do need to be on campus, which is our primary responsibility.

    Can I get a refund if I already purchased a gym pass?

    Yes, pro-rated refunds will be issued to members of the public who had purchased gym memberships that went unused due to the pandemic-related closure. We are developing this process and will be in contact with those eligible for refunds in the coming weeks. We thank everyone for their patience with this process.

    When will the fitness centre re-open?

    The college will constantly re-evaluate its plans for re-opening the fitness centre throughout the coming weeks and months. Decisions will be based on our institutional priorities and where we are in our own re-entry strategy.

    We appreciate everyone – employees, students and members of the public – who use our facilities and contribute to our on-campus atmosphere. We want to thank all users for their commitment to Lethbridge College and we sincerely hope you’ll rejoin us as soon as it is safe to do so.

    How can I get my belongings out of my locker? *NEW July 21

    Anyone who still has possessions in a locker in Recreation Services can access their lockers by appointment on Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer. Email recreationservices@lethbridgecollege.ca to make an appointment.

    We will not be cleaning lockers out while we are closed and will give a grace period for people to either renew or clean out their lockers once we open again.

    Why can the Kodiaks use the fitness centre, but others can’t?

    As a teaching and learning institution, supporting student-athletes is part of our core business, so we have allowed our Kodiaks teams to resume training this fall. Keeping the fitness centre closed to others is part of our strategy to keep our student-athletes – as well as the rest of our campus community – safe and healthy.

     

    Be Fit for Life and Summer Camps

    Will the college be running summer camps this year? *NEW July 23

    Lethbridge College is providing a series of fun, skill-building and safe summer camp opportunities for children and teens in August. Run by the college’s Be Fit for Life Centre, available camps include mountain biking, dance and Totally U G!rl, as well as a duathlon training program for adults and teens.

    As the Lethbridge College campus is still closed to the public, all camps will take place either outdoors, in off-site venues or online. Register or learn more about the mountain biking, dance and Totally U G!rl at lethbridgecollege.ca/summercamps.

    To stay up-to-date on the latest offerings, subscribe to the Corporate and Continuing Education newsletter.

    Will the college be offering Be Fit for Life classes this summer or fall?

    The college will not be offering any in-person, indoor Be Fit for Life classes this summer or fall.

    Be Fit for Life is looking at options to potentially serve clients through online, outdoor or off-campus programming. To stay up-to-date on the latest offerings, subscribe to the Corporate and Continuing Education newsletter.

    We thank everyone for their commitment and support of Be Fit for Life over many years and we look forward to serving you again as soon as we can.

    Can I get a refund if a Be Fit for Life class I was registered for didn’t finish or start?

    Yes. Anyone who was taking part in a Be Fit for Life class that ended prematurely because of the COVID-19 pandemic will receive a discount code that can be used towards future classes, once in-person classes resume. The code will be emailed directly to those who were affected.

    Anyone who had registered for spring classes that never began will receive a full refund and will be contacted directly.

    When will Be Fit for Life classes resume?

    The college will re-evaluate its plans, in conjunction with guidance from the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, in the fall.

    We appreciate everyone – employees, students and members of the public – who use our facilities and contribute to our on-campus atmosphere. We want to thank all users for their commitment to Lethbridge College and we sincerely hope you’ll rejoin us as soon as it is safe to do so.

    Are scheduled certification classes run through Be Fit for Life still happening?

    Two previously scheduled certification classes – Occupational Fitness Testing and AFLCA certification – have received exemptions and will be able to continue as scheduled. We have made exemptions for these courses because of the educational outcomes attached to them. If you have further questions, please contact befitforlife@lethbridgecollege.ca.

     

     

    Do you have a question you don’t see here? Submit it to FAQ@lethbridgecollege.ca.