Create your own success story with the one-year Virtual and Augmented Reality program, learning skills you can apply in any sector that values design and the creation of immersive environments. With a balance of technical and entrepreneurial skill-building, the Virtual Reality program focuses on four areas of study: production fundamentals, experiential design, spatial media, and industry application. Our Virtual and Augmented Reality Certificate is offered both through fully online and in-person delivery methods.

In this one-year program, you’ll enhance your technical expertise and convert your imaginative ideas into exciting and relevant virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) content. You’ll learn the fundamentals of extended reality design and be exposed to the latest tools including 3D asset creation, spatial media production, sound design, real-time game engines and coding.

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Career Opportunities

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

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4 areas of focus:

XR production techniques, experiential design, spatial media, and industry application


the first full day VR/AR conference, Merging Realities, gives students the opportunity to network with industry leaders in VR/AR

1 industry-focused capstone

to amplify your skills by designing and producing a showcase XR experience




Credential / Accreditation



1 year

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024


This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the Virtual and Augmented Reality certificate program for the Fall (September) term.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Virtual and Augmented Reality certificate.

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Delivery Formats

The Virtual and Augmented Reality program is available through the following delivery methods.

Hyflex – AAT, IDT, VR Programs

All lectures for this program occur in a digital environment while labs are divided into face-to-face and online learning cohorts. Face-to-face labs are delivered through video conference to online learning cohorts.


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Year 1
Term I
VXR-1150Introduction to Immersive Technology3
VXR-1160Art and Design for Extended Reality3
VXR-1170Fundamentals of Coding3
VXR-1180Spatial Media Production3
VXR-1190Immersive Audio Design3
Term II
VXR-1161Asset Production for XR3
VXR-1165Advanced Design for VXR3
VXR-1171Coding for Immersive Experiences3
VXR-1181Advanced Media Capture3
Term III
VXR-1195XR Industry Capstone3
 Total Credits33

Practicum Experience Requirements

There is a required practicum component to this program. Lethbridge College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

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Tuition and Fees

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Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

Students will be required to purchase the following:

  • a Head Mounted Display (HMD); students should check with instructors for specific HMD requirements 
  • an external USB 3.0 SSD hard disk drive 
  • a gaming PC

Contact the department for more specific equipment information.

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