Welcome to Lethbridge College

Whether you are a high school student, transferring from another institution or joining us from the workforce, orientation is for you. As you navigate your way through your first year, all of us here at Lethbridge College are here to support you on your journey.

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Register for New Student Orientation (NSO) on Sept. 6 and continue checking this page and your Lethbridge College email for updates and information about your program orientation, student supports, finding your class schedule, advice from current students and more!

What is New Student Orientation?

NSO is the main introduction and welcome to Lethbridge College for new students. We will help ease the transition to college life by introducing you to  support services, informing you about your rights and responsibilities, helping you navigate campus, and building connections with other students, faculty and staff at Lethbridge College. You will experience an overabundance of welcome from all of us, and we will feed you lunch!

What to Expect from on campus orientation:

  1. Pick up your swag bag in Centre Core
  2. Attend your program orientation and learn important information to help you succeed.
  3. Take a campus tour
  4. Grab a complimentary BBQ lunch with Lethbridge College Students' Association in the CAVE (CE 1300) from 11-1. 

* Programs that have orientations online or on campus  before or after this date will receive a swag bag at the time their orientation.

Register here

Be ready to learn!

You’ll save yourself some stress and have more time for fun during your first week at college if you take care of these tasks before your first day of class. Work your way through these tasks and the orientation modules in the hive and be ready to enjoy your time on campus.

Complete the New Student Orientation module

Available in the Hive to complete before the first day of class, the NSO module provides helpful information to make your transition to Lethbridge College as smooth as possible. After completing this module, you’ll know:

  • tried and tested tips to navigate your first term from experienced students who have been in your shoes before
  • how Lethbridge College may differ from your previous educational experiences
  • common hurdles and how to avoid or overcome them
  • our Lethbridge College support services and how they can help you
  • all about the technology you’ll use regularly
  • how to excel both in the classroom and outside

Check out the New Student Orientation module in The Hive.

 

Stay Informed

NSO is an exciting time for new students and we want to ensure you have a successful week of classes!

Join us for New Student orientation lunch from 11:00 – 1:00 MST in the CAVE. Watch the schedule below for updates on Program Orientations and NSO Day activities.

NSO Day Sept. 6
NSO Day Sept. 6

NSO kicks off with a BBQ in The Cave (CE1300).

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NSO Day Sept.6. NSO kicks off with a BBQ in The Cave (CE1300). Check the program orientation schedule to find yours and keep checking back as we update activities for the day and the first week of classes. Not sure where to go? Find the Welcome Students table in Centre Core.

Not sure where to go? Check the campus map.

Program Orientation
Program Orientation

A full schedule of program orientations.

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Program Date Time Campus Location Virtual Link
Ag/Heavy Equipment Technician, Automotive Systems, Parts Apprenticeship, Automotive Apprenticeship, Heavy Duty Apprenticeship, Agricultural Apprenticeship August 29 8:00 am – 10:00 am TT1943  
Academic Upgrading Sept. 6 10:00 am – 11:00 am IB1144  
Bachelor of Nursing After Degree Sept. 6 8:30 am – 9:30 am CE1365 EC Fredericks Theatre  
Bachelor of Nursing Sept. 6 10:00 am – 11:00 am CE1365 EC Fredericks Theatre  
Business Administration, Administrative Office Professional (AOP) Sept. 6 9:00 am – 10:30 am AOP continues 10:30 am – 11:00 am.
AOP must attend both sessions
IB Commons
TE1230
 
Child and Youth Care Sept. 6 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mandatory attendance for first year students
AN1805  
Computer Information Technology Sept. 6 10:00 am – 11:00 am IB2145  
Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Design Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology Sept. 6 10:00-12:00 pm TT1939 and TT1940  
Culinary Arts Diploma Sept. 6 9:00am – 1:30 pm AN1804  
Digital Communications Media Sept. 6 11:00 am – 12:00 pm TE3225  
General Arts and Science Sept. 6 10:00 am – 11:00 am IB Theatres  
General Arts and Science - Indigenous Career Pathways Sept. 6 10:00- 11:00 am IB2144  
General Arts and Science Psychology/Sociology/ English Sept. 6 9:00 am – 10:00 am IB Theatres  
Early Childhood Education CERT MAIN Sept. 6 9:00 am – 12:00 pm AN1513  
Educational Assistant Sept. 6 1:00 – 2:00 pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
AN1513 in person and zoom

Zoom only
Link

Link
Exercise Science Sept. 6 9:00 am – 10:30 am PE2409  
Health Care Aide & Unit Clerk - Allied Health Sept. 6 9:30 am – 11:00 am CB1005 (Westwinds Theatre)  
Massage Therapy Sept. 6 10:30 am – 12 pm TE1235  
Medical Device Reprocessing Sept. 6 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Link
Multi Media Production Sept. 6 10:00 am – 11:00 am TE3217  
Practical Nurse Sept. 6 12:00 pm-1:00 pm IB Theatres  
Practical Nurse Refresher Sept. 6 3:00 – 4:00 pm   Link
Practical Nurse Refresher Sept. 6 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Link
School of Justice Studies (Policing, Corrections, Justice Studies Degree) Sept. 6 1:00 – 2:00 pm IB Theatres Link
School of Spatial Design Technologies (Interior design, Architectural Animation, Virtual and Augmented Reality) Sept. 6 10:00 am – 11:30 am TT2902 Link
Renewable Resource Management, Environmental Assessment & Restoration, Natural Resource Compliance Sept. 6 10:00 am -1:00 pm CB3013 and CB3039  
Wind Turbine Technician Sept. 6 8:00 am -10:00 am TT1922  
Agriculture Sciences Sept. 7 10:00 am -12:00 pm CB1005 Westwinds Theatre  
Therapeutic Recreation Gerontology Sept. 14 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm RC1009  
GAS-110 Oct. 24 8:00 am -9:00 am TR1845  
LCSA
LCSA

Get to know your Lethbridge College Student's Association.

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Get to know your Lethbridge College Student's Association.

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Classroom Navigation
Classroom Navigation

Visit us in Centre Core for help locating your classrooms.

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We are here to help on your first day. Visit us in Centre Core for help locating your classrooms.

Online Learners
Online Learners

Connect to LC from wherever you are - including our student services.

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As of Jan. 18, all students will move to Self Service. Watch your email for more information. In the meantime, be sure to bookmark the online academic calendar.

Don't forget to access your online NSO resources:

 

Sept. 5 - 8 Schedule
Sept. 5 - 8 Schedule

A schedule of events for the week of NSO.

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All times listed are MST

September 5

Limited services open we will have the Information Kiosk in Centre core open 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

September 6

Program Orientation (refer to the program orientation schedule)
Check in/Registration 7:30 am – 2:00 pm Centre Core
Free BBQ in the Cave 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Campus tours 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Centre Core

September 7

Program Orientation (refer to the program orientation schedule)
First day of classes
Free Breakfast first come first served in the Cave 9 am until food runs out

September 8

Teepee raising 11:00 – 2:00 pm Front of College
Thirsty Thursday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm the Cave

International Student Service Schedule
International Student Service Schedule

International Student Services schedule of events.

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Thursday, September 1st

Orientation to the Land: Exploring Your New Home (On-Campus)

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A unique learning opportunity where you will learn about the significance of this land and explore the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
**Participants will receive a certificate of completion

To learn more about Blackfoot Culture, check these resources available through the Buchanan Library

Register Here


Friday, September 2nd

International Students meet up (Online)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

An opportunity to connect online, answer your questions and do a recap of the information we have shared up to this point.

Come meet the International Services team!

Register Here


Tuesday, September 6th

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will introduce you to your program, classes, other students, and a BBQ with the Lethbridge College Student Association.

Register Here


Tuesday, September 6th

International Student Info Session (On-Campus & Online)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                  

We will review important information, guidelines and best practices for international students.

This session will be facilitated by:
Chiye Kinjo, RISIA, Manager of International Services
Abi Adhikari, RCIC, Career & Academic Advisor – International Focus

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Friday, September 9th

International Welcome Celebration (On-Campus)

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

It is finally Friday, let’s wrap up the week with some games, prizes and snacks!

We will have a couple of surprises for you including the possibility to win a Lethbridge College gym membership for an academic year!

Register Here

 

Advice from Current Students

Nicky Jensen (LCSA representative)

Hello, my name is Niculina Jensen, and you can call me Nicky. I am a second-year Practical Nurse (PN) Student as well as the Lethbridge College Student Association (LCSA) Vice President (VP) of Operations & Finance here at Lethbridge College. I have been a student here at the college since 2018, and since then I have finished the Health Care Aide Program (2019), Upgraded my learning so that I could enter the PN program (2020-2021), and finished my first year as a PN student (2021-2022). Studying in college can have its ups and downs, however, there are so many resources to help you through your journey while you are completing your program or classes that you are taking.

 My one piece of advice for students would be: Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are struggling with something. It is better to ask for help and get the necessary help you need to get what you need to accomplish done than try to figure it out on your own and not get the result you were hoping for. The instructors, library, LCSA, and all parts of the college have tricks, tools, and things you would need to help you succeed.

To be successful sometimes having that support and tools can help you. All you have to do is just ask and you will be directed to where you need to go, explained what it is that you need explaining, and supported in the way that you need to be supported.

Chiane Shade (Student ambassador)

I encourage new students to engage in conversation with the class, build relationships with their instructors and to always keep the instructors in the loop with what’s going on. Instructors understand that life happens, we do have lives outside of school. Informing your instructors if you are struggling, need help, need reassurance, need support, or just have class inquiries, clarifying to your instructor on important issues around your life, because it does tie into your studies. Instructors will do anything possible to help support their students succeed, that is what they are there for.

I would absolutely get to know the learning café, what supports they have for students and their academics. My main thing with school is always always always do your chapter readings. This way you are up to date on information, you’re getting all the context of the course and you are prepared to ask questions and engage in class. Get into habit of routine studies, being structured, and organized. Have fun and soak up what Lethbridge College has to offer you!