Weaving rich cultural heritage with high quality education, the Indigenous Career Pathways program allows you to enhance your opportunities for success while sampling a variety of Lethbridge College’s program offerings.

 

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Everything you need to know to be successful.

Overview

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Designed to better prepare Indigenous students for the Lethbridge College programs of their choice, Indigenous Career Pathways program seamlessly pulls together academic learning and cultural awareness. You’ll be engaged in a curriculum that further develops your academic skills and includes coursework in Canadian Indigenous culture and college success.

In your second semester you’ll focus on courses from a distinct program stream or, if you’re still unsure of your path, you can opt for the general interest stream and take courses from multiple program areas. And did we mention how you’ll be guaranteed admission into the program of your choice after successful completion of this program?

Start on the path to your success, and apply to the Indigenous Career Pathways program today!

Your future

You’ll be prepared for full-time studies in your choice of a Lethbridge College program, including:

  • Agriculture Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Studies
  • Digital Communications and Media
  • Multimedia Production
  • Natural Resource Compliance
  • Criminal Justice – Policing
  • Correctional Studies
Starts In: September
Status: Now accepting applications.
Next Intake: Fall (September) 2018
Application Deadlines:

  • Domestic for Fall 2018: September 4, 2018
  • International for Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

For a full list of dates and deadlines, click here.

Duration: 8 months
Credential: Certificate
Delivery Format
Blended (classroom + online)
Learning Environment

Note: In the General Interest stream for Term II (winter semester), students will select a minimum of four courses for 12 credits from any of the streams. For example, the selection could be one course from four different streams, two courses from two different streams, etc. A total of 12-credits is required for Term 2 (Winter).

Year 1 Term I
Course Code Course Name Credits
COL-1130
3.00
LAR-1130
3.00
NAT-1150
3.00
PSY-1140
3.00

The following courses are also available through online learning:

  • COL-1130 Achieving College Success
  • LAR-1130 College Reading and Writing
Year 1 Term II (Agiculture Science)
Course Code Course Name Credits
AGR-1168
3.00
AGR-1164
3.00
MKT-1152
3.00
PLT-1155
3.00
Year 1 Term II (Business Administration)
Course Code Course Name Credits
BUS-1170
3.00
BUS-1177
3.00
ENG-1168
3.00
MKT-1188
3.00
Year 1 Term II (Child and Youth Care)
Course Code Course Name Credits
CYC-1194
3.00
ENG-1150
3.00
HSP-1151
3.00
PSY-1170
3.00

The following courses are also available through online learning:

  • ENG-1150 Composition
  • HSP-1151 Family Systems and Development
  • PSY-1170 Human Development Across the Lifespan
Year 1 Term II (Computer Information Technology)
Course Code Course Name Credits
BUS-1170
3.00
CIT-1152
3.00
CIT-1163
3.00
MKT-1188
3.00
Year 1 Term II (Early Childhood Education)
Course Code Course Name Credits
ECE-1151
3.00
ECE-1154
3.00
ECE-1155
3.00
ENG-1150
3.00

The following courses are also available through online learning:

  • ECE-1151 Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • ECE-1154 Guiding Children's Behaviour
  • ENG-1150 Composition

Note: ECE-1155 Intro to Early Childhood Education is only available through online learning

Year 1 Term II (General Studies - University Transfer)
Course Code Course Name Credits
ENG-1150
3.00
NAT-1155
3.00
PSY-1160
3.00
SOC-1160
3.00

The following courses are also available through online learning:

  • ENG-1150 Composition
  • PSY-1160 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC-1160 Introduction to Sociology
Year 1 Term II (Digital Communications and Media)
Course Code Course Name Credits
DCM-1153
3.00
DCM-1154
3.00
DCM-1157
3.00
DCM-1159
3.00
Year 1 Term II (Multimedia Production)
Course Code Course Name Credits
BUS-1124
3.00
CAP-1158
3.00
COM-1162
3.00
CMM-1185
3.00
WRI-1150
3.00

Note: Students will take CAP-1158 (Communication Process) or COM-1162 (Interpersonal Relationships & Communic.).


The following courses are also available through online learning:

  • COM-1162 Interpersonal Relationships & Communic.
Year 1 Term II (Criminal Justice - Policing / Correctional Studies)
Course Code Course Name Credits
CJP-1159
3.00
CJP-1160
3.00
CJP-1185
3.00
SOC-1160
3.00

The following courses are also available through online learning:

  • CJP-1159 Ethics and Critical Thought
  • CJP-1160 Introduction to Criminal Justice System
  • CJP-1185 Diverse Populations in Public Safety
  • SOC-1160 Introduction to Sociology
Year 1 Term II (Environmental Assessment & Restoration/Natural Resource Compliance/Renewable Resource Management)
Course Code Course Name Credits
BIO-1167
3.00
BIO-1172
3.00
ENG-1155
3.00
RRM-1197
3.00

The following courses have a lab component requirement:

  • BIO-1167 Botany
  • BIO-1172 Ecology
  • RRM-1197 Spatial Information Techniques

Admissions

Students are accepted into the General Studies Indigenous Career Pathways program for the Fall (September) term.

General admission requirements

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

Academic requirements

Prior to admission into one of the following diploma programs, students must meet specific diploma entrance requirements:

  • Computer Information Technology - Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math)
  • Business Administration - Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math)
  • Environmental Assessment and Restoration - Grade 11 biology, Grade 11 chemistry, and Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math
  • Renewable Resource Management - Grade 11 biology, Grade 11 chemistry, and Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math
  • Natural Resource Compliance - Grade 11 biology, and Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math). Competitive program entry requirement.

Prior learning assessment (PLA)

If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for prior learning assessment.


Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the Academic Upgrading program to upgrade their academic skills.

Academic Year Tuition Fees Books & Supplies
Year 1 $2,423.00 $812.00 $1,000.00

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  • Tuition for international students is assessed at three times that of domestic students. The cost of additional fees, books and supplies is the same for all students.
  • 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.
  • 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.

A sampling of our programs

Enhance your opportunities for success and sample a variety of our programs while being immersed in an educational experience that fosters cultural awareness.

The transition from high school to post-secondary can be daunting – you might have heard stories about lecture halls that seat a thousand, hallways crowded with unfamiliar faces and classes filled with 50, 80 or 100 students, most of whom are strangers. You may not even know exactly what you want to take yet or where you want to go in life.

You won’t find that at Lethbridge College. With small class sizes and teachers who know your name, you can quickly feel at home on campus.

And if you don’t feel ready to enter a full-time post-secondary program, the Indigenous Career Pathways program could be right for you. You’ll be able to enhance your opportunities for success and sample a variety of our programs while being immersed in an educational experience that fosters cultural awareness. Choose to take courses from Agriculture Sciences, Business Administration, Child and Youth Care, Digital Communications and Media, Criminal Justice and more.

When you successfully complete the Career Pathways program, you’ll be awarded a certificate of achievement and you’ll earn a guaranteed placement in the related diploma program.

Education: the “new buffalo”