Lethbridge College offers enrolment in the following programs for international students.

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Careers

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.

September or January
Credential of Achievement
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Winter 2025
Open
Open
Careers

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

Positions

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Program Assistant

Industries

  • Commercial and Educational Offices
  • Legal and Dental Offices
  • Government Offices
  • Insurance and Real Estate Offices
September
Certificate
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers

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
Late August
Certificate
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers

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

  • Agriculture Research
  • Agri-business
  • Agri-services
  • Farm Finance
  • Farming
  • Ranching
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024 - Agriculture Business major
Open
Open
Fall 2024 - Animal Science major
Open
Open
Fall 2024 - Agronomy major
Open
Open
Careers

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    
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

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
Late August
Certificate
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers

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
September
Degree
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

Concentration Dependent

  • Agrologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Wildlife Biologist 
September
Bachelor of Ecosystem Management
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN exam to be licensed as a registered nurse. This will open career opportunities for you in a range of health care facilities, including:

  • Acute Care (Medical, Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatric, Maternity, etc.)
  • Continuing Care (Long Term Care, Supportive Living, etc.)
  • Critical Care (ICU, ER, OR, Labor & Delivery, NICU, etc.)
  • Community Health Nursing (Public Health, Primary Health Care, Home Care, etc.)
  • Medical Offices
  • Rural and Remote Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Research
  • Government Agencies
September
Bachelor of Nursing
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Careers

Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN exam to be licensed as a registered nurse. This will open career opportunities for you in a range of health care facilities, including:  

  • Acute Care (Medical, Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatric, Maternity, etc.)
  • Continuing Care (Long Term Care, Supportive Living, etc.)
  • Critical Care (ICU, ER, OR, Labor & Delivery, NICU, etc.)
  • Community Health Nursing (Public Health, Primary Health Care, Home Care, etc.)
  • Medical Offices
  • Rural and Remote Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Research
  • Government Agencies
September
Bachelor of Nursing
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Careers

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
  • Agriculture-Business
  • Banking
  • E-commerce
  • Energy Industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management
  • Running your own business
  • Sales
  • Start-up Business
  • Taxation
  • Technology

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

September or January
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024 - All majors
Open
Open
Winter 2025
Open
Open
Careers

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
September or January
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Winter 2025
Open
Open
Careers
  • 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 
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers
  • 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
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Closed
Waitlisting
Careers
  • 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.
September
Bachelor of Applied Science
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

Graduates of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice program will be prepared to enter career paths including the following:

  • Case Workers in Provincial and Federal Justice Organizations
  • Parole Officers
  • Probation Officers
  • Supervisors/Managers in Justice Organizations
  • Communications Officer
  • Victim Service Worker
  • Crisis Support Worker
  • Municipal, Provincial, and Federal Government Policy Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Business Planner
  • Continued Studies in Graduate School
September (on campus and online), January or May (online only)
Degree
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024 - On campus
Open
Open
Careers

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                                                           
  • Victim Services Worker
  • Youth Worker
Fall (September) term for on-campus and online study. Winter (January) or Spring (May) term for online study.
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024 - On campus
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers

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, as either a sworn public safety officer or as a civilian employee, with:

  • Emergency Services
  • Federal Enforcement Agencies such as Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services, Correctional Service Canada, CSIS
  • Municipal Police Services
  • Private Security and Investigation Agencies
  • Provincial Enforcement and Protection Services including Sheriffs
  • Provincial Police Services
  • Regional Police Services
Fall(September) term for on-campus and online study. Winter (January) or Spring (May) term for online study.
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024 - On campus
Open
Open
Careers

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:

  • Banquet chef
  • Banquet cook
  • Business owner
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Chef de partie
  • Entrepreneur
  • Food sales representative
  • Line cook
  • Prep cook
  • Sous chef
September and January
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Winter 2025
Open
Open
Careers

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
  • Freelance/Entrepreneur
  • Graphic and Information Design
  • Magazine/Newspaper Content Creator
  • Marketing and Advertising 
  • Media Production Company Owner
  • Media/Public Relations
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Radio Host/Producer/Scriptwriter
  • Social Media Content Manager
  • Story Editor
  • Video Editor
  • Video Producer/Director/Scriptwriter
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

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

  • Before and After School Programs
  • Child Care Centres
  • Day Homes
  • Early Learning Programs
  • Family Group Care Programs
  • Kindergartens
  • Out-of-school Care Programs
  • Parenting Centres
  • Preschool Programs
  • Recreational Facilities
September (on campus or online), January (internship), and May (online only)
Certificate (Year 1) / Diploma (Year 2)
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024 - Certificate - Year 1 - On Campus
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Winter 2025 - Certificate - Year 1 - On Campus
Open
Open
Careers

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
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers
  • 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
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers

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
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

Discover your Health Science vocation through Lethbridge College’s General Arts and Science – Health Sciences Certificate. Successful completion of this Certificate will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in:

  • Exercise Science
  • General Arts and Science
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA)
  • Practical Nurse
  • Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology
September
Certificate
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers

Start here, go anywhere! General Arts and Science 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.

September, January and May
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024 - Psychology and Sociology Major
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Spring 2024 - Psychology and Sociology Major
Closed
Closed
Fall 2024 - English Major
Open
Open
Fall 2024 - No Major
Open
Open
Spring 2024 - No Major
Closed
Closed
Winter 2025
Open
Open
Winter 2025 - Psychology and Sociology Major
Open
Open
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

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

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Health Care Agencies
  • Home Care
  • Hospice Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • Medical Clinics
  • Physician Offices
  • Private Health Care Providers
  • Respite Facilities
September
Certificate
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers

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
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

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
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

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

  • 2D/3D Animation
  • Front-end Development
  • Interactive Advertising/Marketing 
  • Interactive Narrative Design
  • Mobile App Development
  • Motion Graphics 
  • New Media E-Learning 
  • New Media Entrepreneurship/Freelance
  • Social Media 
  • User Experience Design
  • Web and Interactive Media Design
  • Web and Interactive Programming/Development
  • Web Game/Simulation Design/Development
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers
  • 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
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
September, January and May
Certificate of Completion
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Winter 2025
Open
Open
Careers

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.

September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Waitlisting
Waitlisting
Careers

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).

September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

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
September
Diploma
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024 - On Campus
Open
Open
Careers

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
September
Certificate
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Careers

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
September or January
Certificate
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International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Open
Winter 2025
Open
Open