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.
See the Courses tab below for details on program delivery.
- All of our services to students remain available virtually.
- See the minimum technology requirements required to participate in online elements of this program.
- Visit our Student Awards and Financial Aid page for information about COVID-related supports and Lethbridge College's own emergency funding for students.
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!
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
For current application status, terms being processed and application deadlines visit the Program Application Status page.
Online courses are instructor led. Communications, teaching and assessment components are delivered solely online, and do not have any on-campus elements. They are taught through a learning management system and may be either synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) or asynchronous (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Students complete all their work online and are not required to come to campus.
Learning does not occur at the same time or same place. Instructor provides materials including online readings, recorded lectures or presentations, posted lecture notes, video content, assignments and exams for online completion. Students access the course materials within a flexible timeframe prescribed by the instructor.
Learning happens in real time. Student and instructors interact and engage with each other in a specific virtual space, through a specific online medium, at a specific time. This can include video conferencing, live chatting, and live-streaming lectures.
Your learning experience will be largely online, both synchronously (at a specific time with other students and the instructor) and asynchronously (you can access materials within a flexible timeframe prescribed by your instructor). The online teaching will, where possible and depending on the chosen pathway, be supported by on campus teaching where it is essential to learning outcomes and which can be provided safely. Some lab attendance may be required. Our faculty and instructors will provide you with quality learning experiences that will help build relationships, develop a sense of community wherever you are located, and give you the academic foundations you need for your life ahead. You will also connect with our committed staff, who will support you through academic advice, health and wellbeing, volunteer opportunities, career information, learning assistance, financial aid, and so many other ways. We remain connected and accessible in this new learning environment. Our Indigenous Services team offers a “Circle of Services” to assist Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) students in their journey of pursuing a post-secondary education. The Indigenous Services Team can assist you in accessing available student supports including cultural supports and guidance. Please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. As well, you can contact the Centre of Arts and Applied Science office through an email to Marcia Black Water or by phone at 403-320-3202 ext. 5731.
Note: In the General Interest stream for Term 2 (winter term), students will select a minimum of four courses for twelve 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.
Note: Students will take:
CJP-1159 (Ethics and Critical Thought) or COR-1152 (Fundamentals of Corrections)
CJP-1183 (Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice) or CJP-1185 (Diverse Populations in Public Safety)
The following courses have a lab component requirement:
- BIO-1167 Botany
- BIO-1172 Ecology
- RRM-1197 Spatial Information Techniques
Note: Students will take CAP-1158 (Communication Process) or COM-1162 (Interpersonal Relationships & Communic.).
Students are accepted into the General Arts and Science – 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.
Prior to admission into one of the following diploma programs, students must meet specific diploma entrance requirements. Furthermore, because of the variety of diploma programs, students need to be aware of any specific academic and non-academic diploma program requirements. Students should meet with a Career and Academic Advisor for additional information on academic and non-academic program requirements.
Additional diploma program academic requirements:
- Business Administration - Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math)
- Computer Information Technology - 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
- 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.
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a General Arts and Science, Indigenous Career Pathways certificate.
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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.
- Tuition for international students is $9,640. The cost of additional fees, books and supplies is the same for all students.
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.