Find your area of interest

Knowing what you love and excel at today can turn your ambition into a career tomorrow. Lethbridge College offers more than 60 certificate, diploma and degree programs to get you there.  Download the area of interest brochure to help with your decision making process.

 

Programs of study

Choose from more than 60 career-training certificate and diploma programs, applied degrees and apprenticeships, many of which are nationally recognized and nationally accredited.

Programs List A-Z

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Title Credential Starts In
Academic UpgradingCareers

Academic Upgrading courses can lead to many opportunities. Our students have continued into certificate, diploma and degree programs. They have entered professional and apprenticeship programs and have moved on to successful careers. You’ll also find that our courses offer a good foundation for beginning employment.

Credential of Achievement September or January
Administrative Office ProfessionalCareers

Our graduates enjoy close to a 100 percent employment rate! You can look forward to work in a wide range of office environments and roles including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Commercial Offices
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Educational Offices
  • Executive Secretary
  • Financial Offices
  • Government Offices
  • Legal Offices
  • Medical Offices
  • Office Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Virtual Assistant
Certificate September
Agricultural and Heavy Equipment TechnicianCareers

Upon completion of the program, you'll be able to write exams for the first two years of Agricultural Equipment Technician or Heavy Equipment Technician. You'll also be eligible to enter the Alberta Apprenticeship program.  No matter which road you take, you'll be ready to begin a career in many diverse fields, including:

  • Agricultural Equipment Service
  • Construction Equipment Service
  • Heavy Equipment Service
  • Journeyman Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Mining Equipment Service
  • Mobile Repair Service
  • Oilfield Equipment Service
  • Service Manager/Shop Foreman             
  • Trucking Equipment Service
Certificate Late August
Agricultural Equipment TechnicianCareers

When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready for your future in agriculture in positions such as:

  • technician
  • sales representative
  • service representative
  • manager

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/0322/   Agricultural Equipment Technician

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers Late August
Agriculture SciencesCareers

Graduates of our Agriculture Sciences program work in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Agricultural research
  • Agri-business
  • Agri-services
  • Farm finance
  • Farming
  • Ranching
Diploma September
Architectural Animation TechnologyCareers

Our diploma program will prepare you to work with design teams in a wide variety of fields:

  • Architectural animation communications specialist
  • Architectural Illustrator
  • BIM draftsperson
  • CAD designer
  • Digital environmental artist
  • Immersive Artist
  • Three-dimensional designer
  • Three-dimensional modelling and texture artist    
Diploma September
Automotive Service TechnicianCareers

After completing your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready for work in:

  • service facilities
  • automotive shops
  • specialty repair shops
  • car and truck dealerships
  • organizations with vehicle fleets

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/009/   Automotive Service Technician

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers Late August
Automotive SystemsCareers

Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be awarded a total of 600 hours of experience credit and be prepared to write first- and second-year Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship exams. Wherever your future takes you, you'll be able to drive away from Lethbridge College and into positions such as:

  • Apprentice Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Systems Certificate Instructor
  • Equipment Salesperson
  • Journeyman Automotive Service Technician
  • Mobile Repair Service Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Shop Foreman
  • Shop Owner
Certificate Late August
Bachelor of Agriculture ScienceCareers

Your degree will prepare you for a career in a wide range of fields, including:

Primary Production (food production systems)

Farm equipment technicians

Agronomy sales (crop inputs)

Agronomy consulting

Environmental assessment

Research

Degree September
Bachelor of Ecosystem ManagementCareers

Concentration Dependent

  • Agrologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
Bachelor of Ecosystem Management September
Bachelor of NursingCareers

Graduates of the program will be well positioned to work as registered nurses and be leaders and advocates in health care in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Acute Care (Medical, Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatric, Maternity, etc.)
  • Continuing Care (Long Term Care, Supportive Living, etc.)
  • Critical Care (ICU, ER, OR)
  • Community Health Nursing (Public Health, Primary Health Care, Home Care, etc.)
  • Medical Offices
  • Rural and Remote Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Research
  • Government Agencies
Bachelor of Nursing September
Bachelor of Nursing - After DegreeCareers

Graduates of the program will be well positioned to work as registered nurses and be leaders and advocates in health care in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Acute Care (Medical, Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatric, Maternity, etc.)
  • Continuing Care (Long Term Care, Supportive Living, etc.)
  • Critical Care (ICU, ER, OR)
  • Community Health Nursing (Public Health, Primary Health Care, Home Care, etc.)
  • Medical Offices
  • Rural and Remote Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Research
  • Government Agencies
Bachelor of Nursing September
Baker ApprenticeshipCareers

In just three short years, you’ll be ready to write the Red Seal exam and pursue your career in:

  • specialty bakeries
  • restaurants
  • hospitals
  • institutions
  • catering companies
  • camps and hotels
  • supermarkets

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/024/   Baker

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers August
Business AdministrationCareers

A variety of opportunities will await you once you graduate. You'll have the option to continue your studies, obtain a professional designation or immediately pursue your career in fields such as: 

  • Accounting                                                                                         
  • Advertising                                                                                         
  • Agri-Business
  • Banking                                                                                              
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality & Service
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management

The Business Administration program is also excellent preparation for further post-secondary education.

Diploma September or January
CarpenterCareers

You’ll have plenty of options available to you following the completion of your apprenticeship. Keep your career goals in mind as you find employment as a(n):

  • apprentice carpenter
  • journeyman carpenter
  • foreman
  • subcontractor
  • construction superintendent
  • contractor

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/002/   Carpenter

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers Late August
Child and Youth CareCareers

When you graduate, you'll be ready to work with children, youth and families in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Drop-in Centres
  • Family Support
  • Foster Care Work
  • Group Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Independent Living Programs                                                            
  • Recreation & Community Centres
  • Residential and Treatment Programs
  • Safe Consumption Sites
  • Schools                                                                                              
  • Women’s Emergency Centres                                                           
  • Young Offender Centres
Diploma September or January
Civil Engineering TechnologyCareers
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Inspector                                                                      
  • Construction Manager                                                                       
  • Geo-Technologist
  • Government / Municipality Engineering
  • Consulting
  • Infrastructure Designer
  • Materials Testing Technologist
  • Roadway Designer
  • Structural Designer                                                                            
  • Quality Assurance / Control Technologist 
Diploma September
Commercial Vehicle EnforcementCareers

The need for qualified commercial vehicle enforcement officers is great and your certificate will increase your chances of employment with commercial vehicle agencies across Canada, such as:

  • Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch
  • Saskatchewan Highway Transport Patrol

Please check with your local jurisdictions for their hiring requirements and qualifications.

Certificate Summer
Computer Information TechnologyCareers
  • Business and Systems Analyst
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Database Designer/Developer
  • GIS Developer
  • Information Systems Project Manager
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Network Analyst/Technician
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Testing Specialist
  • Web Developer and Administrator
Diploma September
Conservation Enforcement - Bachelor of Applied ScienceCareers
  • Conservation Officer
  • Environmental Investigator/Inspector
  • Fish and Wildlife Officer
  • Fishery Officer
  • Municipal Police Officer                                                                     
  • Park Patrol Officer                                                                             
  • Park Ranger
  • Park Warden
  • Pollution Control Officer
  • RCMP Officer
  • Resource Management Officer
  • Wildlife Investigator

Employability

  • Natural Resource Law Enforcement Officer positions have specific physical requirements such as vision, hearing and physical fitness. The specific requirements differ with each agency. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm that they meet the requirements of the agencies with which they hope to work.
  • Persons with a criminal record may have difficulty competing for jobs as Conservation Enforcement Officers in Canada.
  • Employers often require that students hold a valid Standard First Aid or Wilderness First Aid Certificate and/or a CPR Certificate to be eligible for seasonal and/ or permanent employment. Students are encouraged to obtain these certificates either prior to entering the program or during the first term.
  • A number of workshops and short courses sponsored by various agencies are available on evenings and weekends. Students are encouraged to attend these sessions to enhance their credentials for employment.
Bachelor of Applied Science September
CookCareers

In just three short years, you’ll be ready to write the Red Seal exam and pursue your career in:

  • restaurants
  • clubs
  • institutions
  • hotels
  • bases and camps

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/018/   Cook

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers August
Correctional StudiesCareers

At the end of the program, you'll be prepared for work throughout the criminal justice system in positions such as:

  • Federal Correctional Officer                                                               
  • Halfway House Counsellor                                                                 
  • Provincial Correctional Officer                                                           
  • Youth Worker
  • Victim Services Worker            
Diploma September and January (on campus or online), and May (online only)
Criminal Justice - PolicingCareers

You'll leave our program with a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and a valuable range of practical skills and abilities. You'll be ready to do justice with:

  • Emergency Services
  • Federal Enforcement Agencies such as Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services, Correctional Service Canada, CSIS
  • Municipal Police Services
  • Regional Police Services
  • Provincial Enforcement and Protection Services                                                       
  • Provincial Police Services
  • Private Security and Investigation Agencies
Diploma September and January (on campus or online), and May (online only)
Culinary CareersCareers

Lethbridge College graduates are employed throughout Canada and abroad in a variety of culinary opportunities including fine restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, catering companies, flight kitchens, hospitals, care facilities, and convention centres. Opportunities also exist to own and operate your own restaurant or branch out into marketing and product development.

Recent graduates have found employment in the following roles: 

  • Baker
  • Banquet chef
  • Banquet cook
  • Business owner
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Chef de partie
  • Corporate chef
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive chef
  • Food and Beverage manager
  • Food sales representative
  • Instructor
  • Line cook
  • Prep cook
  • Sous chef
Diploma August, January
Digital Communications and MediaCareers

Your diploma in Digital Communications and Media will prepare you for a wide range of positions working independently or as part of an organization. These careers include:

  • Digital/Broadcast Journalist
  • Graphic and Information Design
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Magazine/Newspaper Content Creator
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Media Production Company Owner
  • Media/Public Relations
  • Radio Host/Producer/Scriptwriter
  • Social Media Content Manager
  • Story Editor
  • Video Editor
  • Video Producer/Director/Scriptwriter
Diploma September
Early Childhood EducationCareers

When you graduate from either ECE program, your in-demand skills will open up opportunities in:

  • Child Care Centres
  • Early Learning Programs
  • Kindergartens
  • Preschool Programs
  • Family Group Care Programs
  • Before and After School Programs
  • Parenting Centres
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Out-of-school Care Programs
  • Day Homes
Certificate (Year 1) / Diploma (Year 2) September and January (on campus or online), and May (online only)
Educational AssistantCareers

When you complete the certificate or the diploma program, your expertise will be in high demand. You'll be able to find employment opportunities in:

  • Elementary, Middle and High Schools
  • Kindergartens and Preschools
  • Alternative and Outreach Schools
  • Before and After School Programs
  • Private Agencies who Support Families with Children/youth with Disabilities or Behaviour Challenges
  • Early Intervention Programs for Children at Risk
  • School Lunch Programs
  • Respite Care for Families
  • Recreation and Community Centres
  • Summer Camps and Summer Recreation Programs
Certificate (Year 1) / Diploma (Year 2) September, January and May
Electrician ApprenticeshipCareers

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared for such positions as:

  • journeyman electrician
  • supervisor
  • estimator
  • electrical inspector
  • business owner

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/003/   Electrician

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Electrician – Alternate DeliveryCareers

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared for such positions as:

  • journeyman electrician
  • supervisor
  • estimator
  • electrical inspector
  • business owner

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/003/   Electrician

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Emergency Medical Services – Medical First ResponderCareers

Upon successful completion of these rewarding programs, you will be ready to save lives in any corner of the province in settings such as:

  • provincial, private and industrial ambulance services
  • emergency service departments
  • large industrial job sites
  • other health care related environments
Certificate January
Emergency Medical Services – Primary Care ParamedicCareers

Upon successful completion of these rewarding programs, you will be ready to save lives in any corner of the province in settings such as:

  • provincial, private and industrial ambulance services
  • emergency service departments
  • large industrial job sites
  • other health care related environments
August or January
Engineering Design TechnologyCareers

An Engineering Design Technology diploma will prepare you for design technologist positions in a high demand field where graduates are employed in areas that include:

  • Architectural Technologist
  • Building Designer
  • Building Inspector
  • CAD Technologist                                                                              
  • Engineering Design Technologist
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Infrastructure Designer
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mapping/Survey Technologist
  • Mechanical Design Technologist
  • Process Design Technologist
  • Structural Technologist
Diploma September
Environmental Assessment and RestorationCareers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Environmental Assessment Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Technologist
  • Environmental Investigator
  • Pollution Prevention Officer
  • Reclamation Technologist
  • Soils Technologist
  • Water Survey Technologist                                                                
  • Watershed Management Coordinator
  • Water Quality Technologist
Diploma September
Exercise ScienceCareers

With a diploma in Exercise Science, you'll be ready to work in a variety of capacities in the health and wellness industry, for completing two industry certifications, or to continue your studies in a degree program:

  • Business Entrepreneur
  • Community Facilities
  • Fitness Clubs
  • Health/Resort Spas
  • Medical Clinics
  • Personal Fitness Care
  • Physiotherapy Clinics
  • Recreation Groups
  • Rehabilitation Agencies
  • Schools/Outreach Programs
  • Senior Centres
  • Sport Organizations
Diploma September
General Arts and ScienceCareers

Start here, go anywhere! General Studies provides the learner with foundational skills that transfer easily to a wide variety of careers and academic programs ranging from social scientists to teachers, from business entrepreneurs to nurses, and much, much more.

Diploma September, January and May
General Studies - Indigenous Career PathwaysCareers

After successful completion of the ICP program, you’ll be ready to pursue your career aspirations in the Lethbridge College program of your choice, including:

  • Agriculture Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Studies
  • Digital Communications and Media
  • Multimedia Production
  • Natural Resource Compliance
  • Criminal Justice – Policing
  • Correctional Studies
Certificate September
Geomatics Engineering TechnologyCareers
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Geographic Information Systems Technologist
  • Land Planning & Mapping
  • Mapping Technologist
  • Natural Resources Technologist
  • Precision Agriculture Analyst
  • Survey Assistant
  • Survey Party Chief
  • Survey Plan Checker
Diploma September
Health Care Aide - Government of AlbertaCareers

Your certificate in the Health Care Aide - Government of Alberta program will prepare you for a wide range of employment opportunities, including:

  • Physician Offices
  • Health Care Agencies
  • Hospice Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • Medical Clinics
  • Private Health Care Providers
  • Home Care
  • Respite Facilities
Certificate September
Heavy Equipment TechnicianCareers

Once you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be able to start your career in industries that use heavy equipment such as:

  • mining
  • forestry
  • construction
  • landscaping
  • agriculture
  • transportation
  • manufacturing

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/0191/   Heavy Equipment Technician

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Interior Design TechnologyCareers

Our diploma program in Interior Design Technology will prepare you to work with design teams in a wide variety of fields.

  • Interior Design Technologist
  • Home Stager and Decorator
  • Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • Product Sales Representative
  • Residential and Commercial Space Planner
Diploma September
Justice Studies - Bachelor of Applied ArtsCareers

When you graduate, you'll have the academic and practical background to work in a variety of advanced positions, including:

  • Case Workers in Provincial and Federal Justice Organizations
  • Criminal, Intelligence, and Criminal Analysis 
  • Intelligence Surveillance Officers 
  • Parole Officers
  • Probation Officers
  • Supervisors/Managers in Justice Organizations
Bachelor of Applied Arts September and January (on campus or online), and May (online only)
Massage TherapyCareers

You will be prepared to work as a massage therapist in a growing number of fields, including:

  • Massage Clinics and Spas
  • Private Health Care Providers
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Chiropractic Clinics
  • Independent Practitioners
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
Diploma September
Medical Device ReprocessingCareers

As a trained Medical Device Reprocessing Technician, you can work in a variety of medical environments, including:

  • Day Procedure Facilities
  • Hospital Central Processing Facilities
  • Hospital Operating Rooms                                                                 
  • Private Health-Care Providers
  • Surgical Centers
Certificate September
Multimedia ProductionCareers

Our Multimedia Production diploma will prepare you for entry-level positions in a wide range of fields, including:

  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Freelancer
  • Front-end Developer
  • Interactive Advertising/Marketing Specialist
  • Interactive Narrative Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Motion Graphics Specialist
  • New Media E-Learning Specialist
  • New Media Entrepreneur
  • Social Media Strategist
  • User Experience Designer
  • Web and Interactive Media Designer
  • Web and Interactive Programmer/Developer
  • Web Game/Simulation Designer/Developer
Diploma September
Natural Resource ComplianceCareers
  • Conservation Officer
  • Environmental Investigator/Inspector
  • Fish and Wildlife Officer
  • Fishery Officer
  • Municipal Police Officer
  • Park Patrol Officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Pollution Control Officer
  • Resource Management Officer
  • RCMP Officer
  • Wildlife Investigator
Diploma September
Parts TechnicianCareers

When you finish your apprenticeship training, you’ll be an expert in parts management. You’ll find employment in wholesale groups, retail businesses and warehouse distributors in positions such as:

  • receiving clerk
  • driver
  • parts clerk
  • parts department manager
  • sales representative
  • store manager

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/0271/   Parts Technician

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Pathway to English and Academic CultureCareers

After successful completion of the PEAC program, you’ll be ready to pursue your career aspirations in the Lethbridge College program of your choice, including:

  • Business Administration
  • Culinary Careers
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Environmental Assessment and Restoration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Bachelor of Nursing
Certificate of Completion September, January and May
PlumberCareers

You’ll have all the skills you need when you finish your apprenticeship to find employment through:

  • commercial and residential construction companies
  • renovation companies
  • plumbing repair shops
  • self-employment

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/0084/  - Gasfitter Class B

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/006/ - Plumber

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Plumber and Gasfitter (B) ApprenticeshipCareers

You’ll have all the skills you need when you finish your apprenticeship to find employment through:

  • commercial and residential construction companies
  • renovation companies
  • plumbing repair shops
  • self-employment

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/0084/  - Gasfitter Class B

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/006/ - Plumber

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Police Cadet TrainingCareers
You'll be ready to hit the streets with your sharp skills once you graduate. You'll be awarded a Credential of Academic Achievement in Police Cadet Training to take into your career as a police officer. 
Certificate Flexible – fall, winter or spring depending on agency requirements
Practical NurseCareers

Upon successful completion of your diploma and passing the Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam, career opportunities exist in a variety of health care settings such as acute care, long-term care, and community agencies.

Practical Nurses are part of an inter-professional collaborative health care team and play a primary role in providing safe, competent and ethical care to the public.

Diploma September
Practical Nurse RefresherCareers

Upon successful completion of your certificate and registration with College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, career opportunities exist in a variety of health care settings such as acute care, long-term care, and community agencies. Practical Nurses are part of an inter-professional collaborative health care team and play a primary role in providing safe, competent and ethical care to the public.

Certificate September & March
Pre-Employment ElectricianCareers

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared for such positions as:

journeyman electrician
supervisor
estimator
electrical inspector
business owner

September or January
Pre-Employment PlumberCareers

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared for such positions as:

  • journeyman plumber
  • supervisor
  • estimator
  • business owner
September or January
Pre-Employment Powerline TechnicianCareers

As a journeyperson in the Powerline industry, you will have opportunities in;

  • Overhead distribution installation.
  • Underground distribution installation.
  • Maintenance of existing powerlines and service areas.
  • Local, provincial, and national powerline industry service providers.

For more information please visit the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website at:

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/021/

September and February
Pre-Employment WelderCareers

As a welder, you’ll find yourself in demand in a variety of capacities. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to work in:

  • vessel or structural steel assembly
  • commercial construction
  • steel fabrication
  • heavy equipment repair
  • pipeline construction
  • industrial construction
September or January
Renewable Resource ManagementCareers

Our diploma program will prepare you for work in a wide variety of environmental and natural resource management career opportunities, including employment as:

  • Biological Technician
  • Environmental Technician
  • Field Research Technician
  • Resource Management Technician

Employment is found with government agencies, private environmental organizations, environmental (non-governmental) consulting firms, and natural resource industries (oil, gas, mining, and forestry).

Diploma September
Therapeutic Recreation - GerontologyCareers

Your diploma in Therapeutic Recreation Gerontology will prepare you to work in many settings, including:

  • Community-based programs
  • Group homes
  • Hospitals
  • Lodges
  • Long term care
  • Mental health programs
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Seniors day programs
  • Senior centers
  • Supportive living
Diploma September
Unit ClerkCareers

Your certificate for Unit Clerk will prepare you for positions in a variety of medical environments, including:

  • Doctor Offices
  • Health Care Agencies
  • Hospice Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care Facilities                                                                  
  • Medical Clinics                                                                                   
  • Private Health Care Providers                                                           
  • Respite Facilities
Certificate September
Virtual and Augmented RealityCareers

Your certificate in Virtual and Augmented Reality will prepare you for a wide range of positions working independently or as part of an organization. These careers include:

  • Interactive media developer
  • Junior software developer
  • Virtual and augmented reality content creator
  • Virtual and augmented reality developer
  • Virtual and augmented reality specialist
Certificate September
Welder ApprenticeshipCareers

As a welder, you’ll find yourself in demand in a variety of capacities. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to work in:

  • vessel or structural steel assembly
  • commercial construction
  • steel fabrication
  • heavy equipment repair
  • pipeline construction
  • industrial construction

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/012/    Welder

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/0121/  Welder - Wire Process Operator

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Welder – Wire Process OperatorCareers

As a welder, you’ll find yourself in demand in a variety of capacities. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to work in:

  • vessel or structural steel assembly
  • commercial construction
  • steel fabrication
  • heavy equipment repair
  • pipeline construction
  • industrial construction

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/012/    Welder

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/0121/  Welder - Wire Process Operator

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
Wind Turbine TechnicianCareers

Once certified, your skills will be extremely marketable in this burgeoning industry; many of our students are hired within days of graduation. You'll have multiple future career pathways as a:

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Blade Repair Technician
  • Wind Turbine Construction
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing
  • Wind Turbine Technician
Diploma September or January
Online Programs

Are you looking for an online program? Experience the community of Lethbridge College from the comfort of your own home. These programs are delivered fully online or with the option of participating in an online cohort. Learning will occur both synchronously (in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronously (does not occur at the same time or same place). Lectures and labs happen in a digital environment and may use Hyflex video conferences, allowing students to attend classes remotely.

Architectural Animation Technology
Correctional Studies
Criminal Justice - Policing
Early Childhood Education
Educational Assistant
Interior Design Technology
Justice Studies - Bachelor of Applied Arts
Medical Device Reprocessing
Practical Nurse Refresher
Therapeutic Recreation - Gerontology
Virtual and Augment Reality

Program list by area of interest

Academic Upgrading

At Lethbridge College, our community of students comes from all backgrounds and experiences, so we’ve created a variety of different pathways to achieve their life and career goals. Some of our most inspiring grads came to the college for upgrading. While you are here, you’re not on your own – we are ready to help you get started.

Academic Upgrading

Agriculture

If you’re ready to start growing your future in agriculture, Lethbridge College is the best place to be for an industry-leading education. You’ll get to work with a wide variety of different producers, from the small specialty farmer to the large commercial operation, all of whom can give you insights into what it really takes to flourish in this vital industry.

Agriculture Sciences
Bachelor of Agriculture Science

Apprenticeships and Trades

With Alberta’s population now topping four million, the demand for skilled trades people has never been greater. If you are good at building and repairing items of all shapes and sizes and want to help make the economy of the province and country run smoothly, then look to one of Lethbridge College’s apprenticeship and trades training programs.

Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician
Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprenticeship
Automotive Systems
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship
Carpenter Apprenticeship
Electrician Apprenticeship
Electrician – Alternate Delivery Apprenticeship
Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship
Parts Technician Apprenticeship
Plumber Apprenticeship
Welder Apprenticeship
Welder – Wire Process Operator
Wind Turbine Technician

Pre-Employment Trades Training

Pre-Employment Electrician
Pre-Employment Plumber
Pre-Employment Powerline Technician
Pre-Employment Welder

Business

As a student in our business programs, you’ll benefit from experiential learning in a supportive environment. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a smooth transition to work or university with the knowledge and experience needed to take on the fast-paced, competitive business world.

Business Administration
Administrative Office Professional

Culinary

Are you passionate about food or preparing it for others to enjoy? Then you are ready to take the first step towards a career in the food service and hospitality industry. Lethbridge College’s Culinary programs will have you quickly on your journey to a career as a chef, cook, baker, restaurant manager or another rewarding and challenging position in the culinary world.

Cook Apprenticeship
Baker Apprenticeship
Culinary Careers

Engineering Technologies

Our nationally accredited engineering technologies programs provide opportunities for you to work on actual designs and applied research initiatives, creating projects that have real-life applications. Be ready for a well-designed future.

Engineering Design Technology
Geomatics Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering Technology

Environmental Sciences

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and the environment? Make the forests, mountaintops and fields your future workplace.  Explore our Environmental Sciences programs and learn from the field and lab.

Conservation Enforcement
Bachelor of Ecosystem Management
Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Natural Resource Compliance
Renewable Resource Management

Exercise Science

Turn your passion for a healthy, active lifestyle into a career you love. In the Exercise Science program, you’ll be on your way to a fast-paced career helping people of all ages and abilities maintain their physical well-being.

Exercise Science

General Arts and Science

Starting here can lead to many destinations. Our two-year program can lead to a variety of jobs after graduation as well as easy transfers to other post-secondaries institutions where you can continue your education. Our graduates earn university degrees and embark on successful careers in counselling, social work, education, law, political science, medical professions and more.  

General Arts and Science
Indigenous Career Pathways

Health and Wellness

While the jobs in the health industry are varied, the people who choose these careers all have something in common — the desire to help others. Whatever the position, the essential training needed to succeed in these in-demand careers starts at Lethbridge College.

Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing – After Degree
Health Care Aide
Massage Therapy
Medical Device Reprocessing
Medical First Responder
Practical Nurse
Practical Nurse Refresher
Primary Care Paramedic
Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology
Unit Clerk

Human Services

Choose a career that makes a difference. As a human services professional, you’ll support and improve the lives of children, youth, families and communities every day. Get the hands-on learning you need to ensure you have the skills necessary to support people in effective and respectful ways.

Early Childhood Education
Educational Assistant
Child and Youth Care

Justice Studies

If you’re looking for a challenging but rewarding career where you can make a difference in your community, start with an education at Lethbridge College in our Justice Studies programs. Designed to fit with your busy life, our Justice Studies programs are flexible with part-time and full-time completion options and online courses.

Criminal Justice – Policing
Correctional Studies
Justice Studies – Bachelor of Applied Arts

 

Media and Information Technologies

Are you creative? Are you an early adopter of technology? Do you stay on top of the latest news? Turn your talents and interests into a rewarding career in Lethbridge College’s Media and Information Technologies programs.

Digital Communications & Media
Computer Information Technology
Multimedia Production

Spatial Design Technologies

Choose from one of our three high-tech, hands-on programs that will give you the real-life experience you need to succeed in a rewarding career.

Architectural Animation Technology
Interior Design Technology
Virtual and Augmented Reality