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. Designed to better prepare Indigenous students for the Lethbridge College programs of their choice, the Indigenous Career Pathways program seamlessly pulls together academic learning and cultural awareness.

In your first semester, you’ll engage in a curriculum that further develops your academic skills and includes coursework in Canadian Indigenous culture and college success. Your second semester will focus on courses from a distinct program stream or, if you’re still unsure of your path, you can opt to take courses from multiple program areas as you prepare for admission into the program of your choice.

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Career Opportunities

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

Visit ALIS website for more career information.

8 months

is all it takes to earn your certificate

Indigenous elders/grandparents

can provide cultural and spiritual support

5 themes

identified within our Niitsitapi Indigenous Strategy for making Indigenous education a priority

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Certificate

Duration

8 months

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

Students are accepted into the General Studies, Indigenous Career Pathways 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.

Academic Requirements

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

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Delivery Formats

The Indigenous Career Pathways program is available through on-campus delivery.

Fall 2021 – Health Guidelines

If there are changes to Alberta Health Services guidelines, this program will move to an online synchronous format during scheduled class times.

On-Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus in accordance with AHS guidelines. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on-campus in Lethbridge.

Courses

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Course Title Credits
Year 1
Term I
COL-1130 Achieving College Success 3
INS-1150 Exploring Indigenous Perspectives 3
LAR-1130 College Reading and Writing 3
PSY-1140 Psychology and Life 3
  Credits 12
Term II
Select 1 of the following streams: 12
Agriculture Sciences
 
Business Administration
 
Child and Youth Care
 
Computer Information Technology
 
Criminal Justice Policing/Correctional Studies
 
Early Childhood Education
 
Environmental Assessment & Restoration/Natural Resource Compliance/Renewable Resource Management
 
General Studies (University Transfer)
 
Multimedia Production
 
General Interest
 
  Credits 12
  Total Credits 24
Agriculture Sciences
Course Title Credits
BUS-1166 Business Law 3
COM-1162 Interpersonal Relationships and Communications 3
ENG-1150 Composition 3
SOL-1150 Agriculture Soils 3
Total Credits 12
Business Administration
Course Title Credits
BUS-1170 Introduction to Management 3
BUS-1177 Entrepreneurship 3
ENG-1168 Business Communication 3
MKT-1188 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total Credits 12
Child and Youth Care
Course Title Credits
CYC-1194 Activity Leadership 3
ENG-1150 Composition 3
HSP-1151 Family Systems and Development 3
PSY-1170 Human Development Across the Lifespan 3
Total Credits 12
Computer Information Technology
Course Title Credits
BUS-1170 Introduction to Management 3
CIT-1152 Computer Hardware Maintenance 3
CIT-1163 Database Management Systems 3
MKT-1188 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total Credits 12
Criminal Justice Policing/Correctional Studies
Course Title Credits
Select 1 of the following: 3
Ethics and Critical Thought  
Fundamentals of Corrections  
CJP-1160 Introduction to Criminal Justice System 3
Select 1 of the following: 3
Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice  
Diverse Populations in Public Safety  
SOC-1160 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Credits 12
Early Childhood Education
Course Title Credits
ECE-1151 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECE-1154 Guiding Children's Behavior 3
ECE-1155 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ENG-1150 Composition 3
Total Credits 12
Environmental Assessment & Restoration/Natural Resource Compliance/Renewable Resource Management
Course Title Credits
BIO-1167 Botany 1 3
BIO-1172 Ecology 1 3
ENG-1155 Scientific and Technical Writing 3
RRM-1197 Spatial Information Techniques 1 3
Total Credits 12
General Studies (University Transfer)
Course Title Credits
ENG-1150 Composition 3
INS-1155 Introduction to Indigenous Studies 3
PSY-1160 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC-1160 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Credits 12
Multimedia Production
Course Title Credits
BUS-1124 Service-Based Small Business Management 3
Select 1 of the following: 3
Communication Process  
Interpersonal Relationships and Communications  
CMM-1185 The Principles of Animation 3
WRI-1150 Writing for Interactive Media 3
Total Credits 12
General Interest

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.

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$2,673.00
$939.00
$1,100.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$9,873.00
$939.00
$1,100.00
Notes

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.

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Scholarships

With just one online application, you can apply for all the Lethbridge College awards and scholarships for which you qualify, including these featured scholarships:

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