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: fundamentals, experiential, spatial and application.

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 and be exposed to the latest tools including 3-D modeling, 360-degree video, game engine design and volumetric design.

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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:

fundamentals, experiential, spatial and application


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

1 industry-based practicum

focused on an area of expertise that appeals to you, helping organizations build VR/AR experiences




Credential / Accreditation



1 year

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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New students 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.

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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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Course Title Credits
Year 1
Term I
VXR-1150 Introduction to Immersive Technology 3
VXR-1160 Modeling for Extended Reality 3
VXR-1170 Game Engine Coding I 3
VXR-1180 Basic Image Capture 3
VXR-1190 Immersive Audio Design 3
  Credits 15
Term II
BUS-1177 Entrepreneurship 3
VXR-1161 Advanced Modeling for VXR 3
VXR-1165 Advanced Design for VXR 3
VXR-1171 Game Engine Coding II 3
VXR-1181 Advanced Media Capture 3
  Credits 15
Term III
VXR-1195 Industry Integration 3
  Credits 3
  Total Credits 33
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 a Head Mounted Display (HMD). They should check with instructors for specific HMD requirements.

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