We know things look a little different this year, so here are some Frequently Asked Questions and answers to help you be ready for what happens next.


Our Re-entry Plan

Phase 1

Campus access strongly restricted. All curriculum delivered off-campus. All services delivered online or over the phone.

Phase 2

Campus access restricted. Curriculum delivered in flexible environment. Some labs and experiential learning take place on campus. Most services are delivered online or over the phone.

Phase 2+

Enhanced public health protocols are in effect with increased access to certain areas and services.

Phase 3

No restrictions on campus access. Most curriculum delivery able to return to campus. In-person campus services resume.

Phase 2 plus

We’ve moved to Phase 2+ of our re-entry plan as of Oct. 19 in preparation for the Winter 2021 semester.
Please review the plan for what this means for you.


 

 

Here's how we're responding to students' concerns about COVID-19

Lethbridge College surveyed students about how the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to online learning affected them. We heard concerns about academic success, engagement and interaction with instructors and fellow students, staying motivated and feeling isolated.

Here are some key results of the survey and how we’re responding to address students’ concerns.

 

 

Most Asked Questions

 

How will my program be delivered in the Winter 2021 semester?

We will continue with our current flexible learning environment, which includes online, on-campus and blended course delivery depending on the needs of each course. However, the success of our on-campus delivery this fall means we will be able to offer more in-person, on-campus options in Winter 2021. Like the fall, priority will be given to labs and experiential opportunities that are enhanced by in-person delivery. The college’s academic leaders are working with faculty to determine which classes will be held on-campus, and students will receive information about their specific programs in the coming weeks.

Can I apply now to attend Lethbridge College beginning in January 2021?

Yes! Lethbridge College is accepting applications for the Winter 2021 semester until Jan. 5. 

Apply now

Check program and seat availability here: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/admissions/how-to-apply/program-application-status

Applications for international students have now closed for Winter 2021.

Can I apply now to attend Lethbridge College beginning in May 2021?

Applications for the Spring 2021 semester opened on June 1, 2020.

The deadline for applications are as follows:

  • Domestic students: May 1, 2021
  • International students: February 1, 2021
  • International students (in Canada, with valid study permits): April 15, 2021

Please note that there are a limited number of programs available for the Spring intake.

Check program and seat availability here: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/admissions/how-to-apply/program-application-status

Can I apply now to attend Lethbridge College beginning in September 2021?

Applications for the Fall 2021 semester opened on October 1, 2020.

The deadline for applications are as follows:

  • Domestic students: September 7, 2021
  • International students: June 1, 2021
  • International students (in Canada, with valid study permits): August 15, 2021

Check program and seat availability here: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/admissions/how-to-apply/program-application-status

Is the Fitness Centre open?

Yes, the Fitness Centre and racquetball and squash courts have re-opened for students and employees of Lethbridge College. They remain closed to the public.

Workout blocks and court bookings must be made in advance through lcfitness.ca. In order to use the facilities, you must have a valid gym membership, completed an annual waiver form, completed a COVID-19 waiver form and booked a workout or court time.

Users will need a valid student or employee Fitness Centre membership.

  • Student memberships are available through lcfitness.ca.
  • Employee memberships are available through an online form.

See the next question in the FAQs for more information on using the Fitness Centre.

What do I need to know before using the Fitness Centre?

The Fitness Centre has re-opened to Lethbridge College students and employees. Please review the following information before using the facility.

The booking process

  • Book a 90 minute workout block or a racquetball or squash court (note: the courts are only open for single-person use) through lcfitness.ca. Workout blocks can be booked up to 10 minutes prior, however drop-ins are not allowed.
  • Ensure you have a valid gym membership, have filled out the annual waiver and have filled out the COVID-19 waiver form (prior to every workout – valid for 24 hours).
  • Bookings can be made up to three days in advance.
  • The user must clean all equipment they have used or touched.
  • The Fitness Centre will be closed for 30 minutes between each workout block to sanitize the facility.

Student memberships

Employee memberships

  • Employees must sign up for a free (taxable) membership before they can book a workout block (there will be approximately one day for processing before they can book in). The sign-up form is available online.
  • All employees interested in using the Fitness Centre need to re-sign up for a membership, even if they had one previously.
  • Employees not eligible for a free membership can purchase one through lcfitness.ca.

Entry/exit

  • Users are not able to enter through the PE Building entrance. They must use one of the college’s six controlled entry points and scan their student or employee ID card. The Centre Core entrance is the closest to the Fitness Centre.
  • You must scan your student or employee ID card at the Rec Services entrance.
  • You may enter the facility up to 10 minutes prior to your booked workout block.
  • You must leave the Fitness Centre by the end of your allotted workout block.

Amenities

  • Change rooms are open however participants are encouraged to come dressed for their activity if possible
  • Showers and steam rooms are not open
  • Lockers are not available for rent. You may bring your own lock and use a day-use locker.
  • Employee change rooms are not open.
  • Towel service is not available.
  • Small equipment will not be lent out. Users are encouraged to bring their own items (balls, bands, rollers, etc…)

Masks and physical distancing

  • Masks must be worn at all times in the building except during physical activity (moving between pieces of equipment, hallways, change rooms, washrooms, etc)
  • Physical distancing must always be maintained


If you have any other questions, please contact recreationservices@lethbridgecollege.ca

 

Academics and Student Support

Each program page has been updated with the delivery model for Fall 2020. Visit your program page then open the Courses tab for details.

 

Message from Dr. Paula Burns, Sept. 9, 2020

A message from Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College President and CEO, sent on Sept. 9, 2020:

Welcome to Lethbridge College, and welcome to an academic year like no other!

 

I’ll be honest with you... it feels a little strange to come back to campus after working from home for so many months. Things look different – there are directional signs everywhere, everyone is wearing masks, Centre Core isn’t packed with people, and some offices sit empty as many of our colleagues are still working from home. However, I still feel the excitement of the beginning of a new school year

 

As I walked up the steps to head to my own office the other day, I reflected on how we will be breaking new and exciting ground in the way we deliver education at Lethbridge College. Whether it’s virtual field trips, lab lessons being broadcast to small groups working in cohorts, or international experts speaking to campus thanks to Zoom and Teams, you’ll find so many examples of creativity, care and innovation as you make your way through this semester. And those who are on campus for labs or experiential classes will approach their hands-on learning in new ways – with care taken to ensure safety.

 

Our goal is to create the best experience possible for you in your learning journey with us, and we have worked together to find new and creative ways to support you in and outside the “classroom.” If you find you do need help at some point, please reach out and ask for it sooner rather than later – whether from an instructor, wellness services or student services. And be sure to connect with your fellow students regularly as well – for support, to offer your help when they need it, and just to say hello, since some of the greatest parts of the college experience are the people you meet along the way.

 

Good luck! We can’t wait to hear all about your experiences in the days, weeks and months ahead, and we are thrilled you have chosen to be a part of our community. 

Paula

I need help with something. Who should I contact?

We’ve created a Quick Reference Guide to Services for Students outlining:

  • the services available to you from 20 different service areas;
  • the many different ways you can contact with them;
  • and the role of key people in your academic centre so you know who to contact for various needs.

This guidebook is in PDF format so you can download and keep a copy on your device.

Will we be able to move back to in-person learning if restrictions are relaxed after the semester begins?

Because we are committed to providing students a consistent education, the way we begin the semester will most likely be how we complete it.

Alberta’s K-12 schools have fully re-opened. Why hasn’t the college?

The Government of Alberta continues to encourage post-secondary institutions to hold classes remotely and limit in-person attendance on campus as much as possible.

With the size of our student population, physical distancing and maintaining other in-person restrictions would be difficult and, in some cases, not possible if all students returned to campus.

For the safety of the community, Lethbridge College is taking a staged approach to returning to campus. We’re focusing in-person learning experiences on the concepts, skills and lab work that can’t be fully experienced, demonstrated or learned online. Other material can be successfully taught online and our instructors are working to deliver that material in engaging ways. This includes some synchronous instruction, which means students meet their instructor online in real time, to engage in discussion and activities with classmates.

This approach reduces the number of students and employees on campus, which reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19. As we’ve witnessed on campuses in other communities, these preventive measures matter.

This flexible approach also serves the needs of students from across Canada or overseas, who want to pursue their education from the safety of their own homes.

Our community of adult learners is well positioned for online learning. Classes are taught by faculty with real-world industry experience, who are supported by a team of education experts in curriculum design, technology and student engagement and experience.

Lethbridge College is known for its hands-on, experiential learning experiences and our commitment to those quality experiences has not waivered, whether on campus or online.

For more information on our re-entry plan, please visit our Relaunch Strategy page.

What does a flexible learning environment look like at Lethbridge College?

The flexible learning environment at Lethbridge College includes a variety of teaching methods:  

  • on campus 

  • blended 

  • online 

Here are some of terms you'll see as we describe delivery methods:

Blended – a blended course is intentionally designed to include continuum of both face to face/on-campus and online delivery. This includes both synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous learning strategies (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Communication, instruction and assessment components of a blended course provide consistent information but go further by enhancing and supplementing each other. Students may complete some of their lessons online and may also be required to come to campus.  

Online – 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. 

On Campus –On-campus courses are connected to a learning management system.  However, the primary means of delivery is in a synchronous (on a set schedule), face to face classroom. Students will complete the majority, or all, of their work on-campus. 

Asynchronous – 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.   

Synchronous – 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.   

Experiential learning elements: This is the application of theory and academic content to real-world experiences – the what and how to do things. This can be done in a classroom, within the community, within a workplace environment or the virtual classroom. Examples could include group work, participation in class debates, mock trials, role-plays, lab experiments and creating prototypes. Experiential learning happens when students engage in an activity related to the roles they will fill as graduates and also through reflection. 

Does a flexible learning environment meet my program requirements?

Content presented in our flexible model will provide the same curriculum requirements as classroom-based learning, while using technology to enhance learning and ensure student and faculty safety from a distance.

What are some things I need to remember as the semester goes on?

Here are some resources, links and technologies you may need to access throughout the semester:

  • Order your student ID card if you don’t already have one.
  • To check your course list and schedule, from a computer, log in to MyHorizon, using your Lethbridge College email and password. Look at the WebAdvisor menu along the left side of the page. Select Student Information. Select Student Class Schedule Grid or Student Class Schedule (the schedule can be viewed two different ways.) You’ll need to know what courses you’re taking in fall to order your books. Disregard the room numbers assigned to your courses. You aren’t expected to attend class on campus unless explicitly directed by your instructor. Your schedule can be accessed from a mobile device by downloading the Ellucian Go app. MyHorizon is also where you can find information about tuition and fees. Click on the Student Account Summary: Make a Payment link in the top left corner of MyHorizon.
  • For more information on your courses, log in to Canvas, Lethbridge College’s learning management system. This is where you can find specific information about your courses, including how to enter your digital classroom. Remember, if a class is being held synchronously, that means you should plan to attend at that specific time to engage with your instructor and classmates in real time. Canvas also has a mobile app.
  • While in Canvas, complete the quick and required COVID-19 Course. It will take less than 30 minutes, and will cover important information about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, information about wearing a mask on campus and procedures for visiting campus. The information will help keep you and the people around you safe, whether you are on campus or not.
  • You also have access to two optional, free courses that may help you succeed. Even with the fall semester underway, there is still a lot of value in these courses for students. The first, Get Ready: a refresher for new students, focuses on content you learned in English, Math, and Science – you only have to complete the ones related to your program. Please note this module is not for students in Academic Upgrading. The second is Set for Success: navigating learning at a distance, full of tips and trips for how to be successful while learning from home.

Other good information

Get your tech ready:

  • Our Information Technology Services (ITS) team is available, offering remote help by phone 403-320-3333, email or Teams chat from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.  
  • Find out about mobile apps, including Ellucian Go to access your course schedule and campus map from your phone. Other apps include Canvas, our Learning Management System, and My SSP, our app for mental health information and support. 
  • If you need printing services or to use a computer, you can access services through the designated computer lab in the IB Commons (the Instructional Building). 
  • You can get Office 365 for free on your own computer and phone.  
  • When on campus, connect to Students@LC wireless. Details on configuring your device is online

Contact our Career and Academic Advisors for general questions about the program you’re in and whether it aligns with your goals or if you’re feeling overwhelmed about managing a full course load. Our advisers can help you develop an academic plan that works for you.

If you have a documented disability, you have had past struggles with your learning, or you have mental health impacts or concerns that may affect your learning, please contact accessibilityservices@lethbridgecollege.ca as soon as possible to set up an appointment.

If you are concerned about how to pay for your education, remember you can apply for government student loans until 30 days before the end of the academic year. This year, almost all grants have been doubled in value in recognition of the financial impact of COVID-19. In Alberta, you can find out more at Alberta Student Aid. Students from other provinces should check with their own provincial student aid websites. For more helpful financial information, visit our Student Awards and Financial Aid webpage.

Review the college’s Student Rights and Code of Conduct Policy. This is good information about your rights and your responsibilities.  

Keep checking your Lethbridge College email regularly throughout the term. 

Plan your workspace for when you’re learning online. Watch this brief video for tips from Diane Fjordbotten from the Learning Café.

If you have a documented disability, you have had past struggles with your learning, or you have mental health impacts or concerns that may affect your learning, please contact accessibilityservices@lethbridgecollege.ca as soon as possible to set up an appointment.

I'm now realizing I need a little help brushing up or getting up-to-speed on tips for college. Help?

No problem! You have access to two optional, free courses that may help you succeed. Even with the fall semester underway, there is still a lot of value in these courses for students. The first, Get Ready: a refresher for new students, focuses on content you learned in English, Math, and Science – you only have to complete the ones related to your program. Please note this module is not for students in Academic Upgrading. The second is Set for Success: navigating learning at a distance, full of tips and trips for how to be successful while learning from home.

How do I get my student ID card?

We offer a selfie ID service, which means you can submit your own digital photograph to use as your ID. Please submit your selfie ID information as soon as possible to give us time to send you your card.

How do I buy my textbooks?

Order them online from the college Bookstore. Please order early to allow time for delivery. If you look up a course and there’s nothing listed, that means that course doesn’t require a textbook or other special supplies.

To order books, you'll need your course list, found in MyHorizon. Login from a computer (not your phone) using your college email and password. Your course list is found on the left menu under Student Information, then Student Class Schedule. Visit the Bookstore online, click on Textbooks, add your courses and your shopping list will populate.

The Bookstore is closed to walk-in traffic. Your order will be shipped or you can arrange pickup.

I am an incoming student. Can I defer my offer of admission if I am unable to begin classes at the start of the upcoming semester?

If you encounter study permit restrictions, other significant barriers due to the pandemic or feel apprehensive about learning in a virtual environment, we are here to help. We’d love to have you join our community and encourage you to contact us at admissions@lethbridgecollege.ca to discuss your options.

I am interested in studying abroad for a semester this year. Will I be able to go?

A decision regarding study aboard opportunities for the Winter 2021 semester will be decided during the Fall 2020 semester. Visit our International Experiences page for more information and updates.

 

 

How do I get support from Student Affairs or the Registrar's Office?

Whether you're on-campus or learning remotely, you’re still part of the Lethbridge College community. Student supports are available remotely, including academic advising, coaching, writing support, career advising, counselling and lots more.

Check out the remote resources offered by the Library, ITS Help Desk, the Learning Café, eLearning Café, Accessibility Services, Testing Services, Career and Academic Advising, Wellness Services, Admissions, Registration, and Student Awards and Financial Aid, among others.

Is Lethbridge College currently offering support for Indigenous students?

While access to our campus is currently restricted, the Indigenous Services team is available to answer any questions and provide support via email.

To reach a member of our team, contact us at indigenous@lethbridgecollege.ca. If you have any inquiries regarding your Indigenous or Band Sponsorship, please contact sponsorship@lethbridgecollege.ca.

You can contact the team by phone 403-320-3202 ext. 5731 or email indigenous@lethbridgecollege.ca.

My course timetable shows a room number assigned to my course. Is that where I should go?

Please disregard the classroom location noted with each course. You will attend these courses using technology, not attending on campus unless otherwise directed by your instructor. For programs requiring on-campus work in lab or clinical settings, details will be sent to you through your Lethbridge College email or shared through Canvas, our learning management software.

How do I attend my online classes?

Check Canvas, our learning management system, by signing in with your Lethbridge College email and password, for details on how to access your virtual classroom for each course, and your college email account for detailed instructions from your instructor. Remember, if your class is being offered online synchronously you should be logging in at that specific time in order to attend the class in real time with your classmates and instructor.

How do I see my schedule?

Go to Student Information in the menu on the left of MyHorizon. This is best viewed from a computer. If on a mobile device, download the Ellucian Go app on your phone to see your schedule. You may notice a room number attached to each of your courses. Please disregard the classroom location. You will attend these courses using technology, not attending on campus unless otherwise directed by your instructor. For programs requiring on-campus work in lab or clinical settings, details will be sent to you through your Lethbridge College email. Additional information about each course can also be found in Canvas, the college’s learning management system.  Remember, if you see plans for a synchronous class, that means you should plan to attend at that specific time to engage with your instructor and classmates in real time.

Can someone help me with my computer/logging in/accessing technology?

The Information Technology Services help desk is available to help students with their technology needs.

Please seek support first through one of these remote methods available to all students and employees:

Remote Help Desk hours:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday,  7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

If other methods have not resolved your issue, walk-in support hours and location are:

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays in TE2217, a classroom that allows more space for physical distancing as well as separate doors for entrance and exit. Please follow the signage and, again, please try to use remote help options first. TE2217 is expected to remain in use until Sept. 18.

  • As of Sept. 21, it’s anticipated in-person support will be provided by appointment only in TE2208.

Any changes to this schedule will be reflected on the ITS website. You can also find out about mobile apps, free Office 365 software and more on the ITS pages.

What are the technology requirements to be able to learn remotely?

The college's Information Technology Services department has put together a comprehensive list of the technology requirements you need to learn remotely. You can access the list here.

 

Information for Trades students

 

Where do I get the latest information about apprenticeship programs?

For up-to-date information on apprenticeship programs, visit Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) at tradesecrets.alberta.ca and watch your email for updates.

I am in an apprenticeship or trades program. Do I need to come to campus?

Yes, there are times where you do need to come to come to campus. All classes will be offered in a blended format. They will start with a virtual orientation, and some theory portions of your program will be taught online. However, all labs will be held on campus, so make sure you plan your accommodations knowing you will be on campus for much of your program.

How do apprenticeship and trades students get their books and supplies?

Apprenticeship and trades students should order all books, parking passes and supplies online at the college bookstore. Please order early to allow time for delivery.

I’m an apprentice student who had my March-June course cancelled. Can I register for that course now?

No. Registration for apprentices whose classes were cancelled in March is now closed. If you have any questions, email tradeslc@lethbridgecollege.ca or call 403-320-3411.

I’m an apprentice student and would like to register for courses. When can I do that?

You can view registration dates for each program by visiting the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) website. If you need to reach us, email tradeslc@lethbridgecollege.ca or call 403-320-3411.

 

Services and Facilities

 

Am I able to access the campus?

Yes, current students are able to access campus if they need to.

Anyone accessing campus must enter through one of six designated entrances. A map of designated entrances is available here. Students and employees will need a Lethbridge College ID card to enter campus. ID cards will be scanned as you enter the building. You need to scan your ID card every time you enter through a controlled entrance, even if you have already scanned in that day.

Students should only come to campus "with purpose" according to the college's re-entry guidelines. Examples of "with purpose" include students living in residence; students who require access to computer, internet or printing facilities (these services are available only in the IB Commons); students who have an appointment to access a campus service; or students who are attending labs, trades programs and experiential learning situations.

You are not expected on campus for classes unless explicitly directed by your instructor. To see the delivery plan for your program, click on your program, from the list here, and visit the Courses tab for details. Check Canvas, our learning management system, signing in with your Lethbridge College email and password, for details on how to access your virtual classroom for each course. If you need a service area, please visit their webpage for various modes of contact.

For more information on current campus access, see the college's COVID-19 information page.

    Am I able to come to campus to work if I want?

    While access to campus is restricted, students do have access to a campus work space - including a computer lab - with the following conditions:

    Students:

    • Students who need access to computers, internet or printing facilities will be able to use the computer lab in the IB Commons. The IB Commons is designated for solo use of technology, groups of more than one are not allowed. There is no eating in the IB Commons.
    • If you need a space to work, there are 15 socially distanced work spaces in Founders' Square.
    • Students and employees will need a Lethbridge College ID card to enter campus and must enter through one of six designated entrances. ID cards will be scanned as students and employees enter. 

    Other areas of campus are open as needed for specific classes, but the areas listed above are the only dedicated spaces for free study.

    For more information on campus access, see the college's COVID-19 information page.

    Can I come to campus to print something?

    Yes. Students who need to access to a printer are able to use the computer lab in the IB Commons (in the Instructional Building). To print, you will need to log in to our printing service (called PaperCut), and have your S-number and password. The instructions for printing from your personal device, or a college-owned computer and other details are found here.

     

    Do I need to wear a mask on-campus?

    Yes, non-medical masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are mandatory for all on-campus indoor public spaces, including hallways, washrooms and other common-use spaces.

    Personal protective equipment needs for students attending in-person labs or classes will be determined case by case. Employees will not need to wear masks in their offices as long as they can maintain physical distancing. We understand that not everyone is able to wear a mask or face covering, so we ask everyone to be kind to those unable to do so.

    The Government of Alberta has an information page dedicated to masks, including what to look for in a mask, how to properly wear them and details about proper hygiene.

    Re-usable masks are available for purchase at cost in the Lethbridge College Bookstore.

    According to Alberta Health Services, face shields should not be used as a substitute for a face mask. Face shields should only be worn when working in tight quarters where two-metre distancing cannot be maintained and wearing a mask would cause a safety issue. Face shields are designed to prevent splashes to the face and offer little to no protection when walking in open-air spaces. There have been some exceptions made for individuals who cannot wear a mask for medical or other reasons and a face shield has been used as an alternative. These are exceptions and should be discussed with OHS for advice and direction. Click here for information from Alberta Health Services on masks.

    Can I get food on campus?

    Food Services is now open from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The operation of our Food Court and the Garden Court Restaurant provide invaluable work-integrated learning experiences for students in our Culinary programs. For the safety of staff and students, please follow the signage and maintain safe physical distances of two metres. You will enter and exit through designated doors and order from each counter. Seating is limited, and we encourage the use of cash-free payments (tap, debit and credit cards) to reduce contact.

    For your convenience and to reduce time spent in lines, you can now order your lunch online using the Food Court App. Orders must be placed between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. You'll find a limited selection of popular lunch items online. Once you order, you'll receive a confirmation email with your order number. Have your order number with you and make your way immediately to the Food Court where you'll find an express pickup line (and quick exit route) available to you. 

    The Garden Court Restaurant is open for the fall, offering dates for lunch and dinner. Details are posted on the website, and reservations will be required.

    Food deliveries for meetings or events on campus are suspended until further notice. All food must be picked up in the Food Court.

    Can food delivery drivers access campus?

    For the safety of campus, delivery drivers should not enter the building. If you order food, you should plan to meet the driver at the entrance of the building where you are or where you plan to eat your meal. Delivery drivers should not stop at the College Centre front doors or elsewhere in the loop outside of designated parking spaces as the loop tends to get congested which could be a safety issue for buses, pedestrians and others being dropped off.

    Am I able to use the library or the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation?

    The Buchanan Library is not accessible on campus, however, all of its services are available online, including a live chat. Visit the Buchanan Library website to learn more about available online services or to contact library staff with additional questions.

    Where can I get support with learning remotely?

    Our Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) offers resources and tips to help you learn effectively, get to know the online teaching technologies we use, and take care of yourself while learning online. CTLI has launched a new website containing many tips for learning remotely.

    Canvas will be your go-to resource for your classes. Canvas is an online Learning Management System that allows your instructors to connect with you in a virtual environment with everything from announcements, discussion boards, content pages, web-lectures and assessment tools.

    For support, The Hive, an online learning community that is accessible from within all Canvas Courses, provides up-to-date information about important dates, events, resources and services. The Hive also provides live chat support and easy access to learning support from the Library, ITS Help Desk, the Learning Café, eLearning Café, Accessibility Services, Testing Services, Career and Academic Advising and Wellness Services, among others.

    Is the daycare open and accepting applications?

    The campus daycare is now accepting applications from students, staff and the public. Daycare hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit the daycare webpage for application information and other details.

    Should I be moving to Lethbridge?

    It depends what program you’re in. In some programs, there may be a few weeks or a few days of anticipated on-campus work. In others, the instructor may make arrangements so you don’t need to be on campus even when other classmates are. It all depends on what’s required to ensure you can meet course outcomes.  

    You should have received an email from your dean about what you can generally expect in your program this fall. More information on Winter 2021 will be available in the coming weeks. Details such as on-campus dates and commitments will be shared with you within the first few weeks of the term.  

    It may be that you can save money by arranging short-term accommodation as needed rather than moving to Lethbridge for the full semester. 

    Our on-campus Residence has a very limited number of spaces available for stays of a minimum three consecutive nights and maximum 14 consecutive nights. Rates are: 

    • $80 per day ($88.94 with tax) 

    • Weekly rates are available. Contact Residence Life for details. 

    Once you’re aware of the dates you need, you can contact res.life@lethbridgecollege.ca to ask about booking a short stay on campus. 

    As a service to students, Lethbridge College contacted hotels located relatively near campus to ask if student rates are available. The following list is not exhaustive, nor is it intended as an endorsement of any particular hotel. Other establishments may offer discounts also. We encourage students to contact the lodging of their choice, using their direct phone numbers, not their centralized, toll-free booking services, and ask if a student rate is available, when considering their options. 

    • Comfort Inn, 3226 Fairway Plaza Road Street South, Lethbridge, 403-320-8874

    • Holiday Inn Express Lethbridge Southeast, 217 41 Street South, Lethbridge, 403-942-5856 

    • Best Western Plus Service Inn and Suites, 209 41 Street South, Lethbridge, 403-329-6844 

    • Holiday Inn, 2375 Mayor Magrath Drive South, 403-380-5050 

    • Motel 6, 1142 Mayor Magrath Drive South, 403-328-4436 has kitchenettes 

    Am I able to live on campus?

    Yes, residence is an essential service and is continuing to operate. Learn more about Lethbridge College's Residence here.

    When can I apply for a Residence opening for the 2021-22 academic year?

    Applications for 2021-22 opened Nov. 1, 2020. Applications from 2020-21 will not be extended to next fall. Learn more on our website.

    Can I cancel my residence space?

    If you wish to cancel your room, please email res.life@lethbridgecollege.ca

    What measures are in place in residence to ensure health and safety?

    Temporary rules are in place based on social distancing guidelines by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Public spaces are being cleaned more frequently, and social halls are closed. Temporary rooms have been set aside for quarantine purposes. Additional measures for those in residence include:

    • No guests allowed in units. A guest is anyone who doesn’t live there, including parents, partners, neighbours and friends. 
    • Quiet hours are around the clock to accommodate students who are studying online in their units. 
    • Laundry facilities are limited to two students at a time, and students can use a sign-up sheet to reserve a time that works for them. 
    • Common areas such as the recreation centres have closed. 
    • Masks are needed in the hallways and elevator of Kodiak House, not needed inside the student’s own unit. 
    • Move-in was arranged by appointment and staggered over the week following Aug. 31. Each resident could bring only two helpers.  
    • Residence Life services are accessible by appointment, by phone (403-329-7218), email or video chat. 
    • Cleaning of high-touch areas is done daily. 
    Is the Fitness Centre open?

    Yes, the Fitness Centre and racquetball and squash courts have re-opened for students and employees of Lethbridge College. They remain closed to the public.

    Workout blocks and court bookings must be made in advance through lcfitness.ca. In order to use the facilities, you must have a valid gym membership, completed an annual waiver form, completed a COVID-19 waiver form and booked a workout or court time.

    Users will need a valid student or employee Fitness Centre membership.

    • Student memberships will be available through lcfitness.ca.
    • Employee memberships are available through an online form.

    See the next question in the FAQs for more information on using the Fitness Centre.

    What do I need to know before using the Fitness Centre?

    The Fitness Centre has re-opened to Lethbridge College students and employees. Please review the following information before using the facility.

    The booking process

    • Book a 90 minute workout block or a racquetball or squash court (note: the courts are only open for single-person use) through lcfitness.ca. Workout blocks can be booked up to 10 minutes prior, however drop-ins are not allowed.
    • Ensure you have a valid gym membership, have filled out the annual waiver and have filled out the COVID-19 waiver form (prior to every workout – valid for 24 hours).
    • Bookings can be made up to three days in advance.
    • The user must clean all equipment they have used or touched.
    • The Fitness Centre will be closed for 30 minutes between each workout block to sanitize the facility.

    Student memberships

    Employee memberships

    • Employees must sign up for a free (taxable) membership before they can book a workout block (there will be approximately one day for processing before they can book in). The sign-up form is available online.
    • All employees interested in using the Fitness Centre need to re-sign up for a membership, even if they had one previously.
    • Employees not eligible for a free membership can purchase one through lcfitness.ca.

    Entry/exit

    • Users are not able to enter through the PE Building entrance. They must use one of the college’s six controlled entry points and scan their student or employee ID card. The Centre Core entrance is the closest to the Fitness Centre.
    • You must scan your student or employee ID card at the Rec Services entrance.
    • You may enter the facility up to 10 minutes prior to your booked workout block.
    • You must leave the Fitness Centre by the end of your allotted workout block.

    Amenities

    • Change rooms are open however participants are encouraged to come dressed for their activity if possible
    • Showers and steam rooms are not open
    • Lockers are not available for rent. You may bring your own lock and use a day-use locker.
    • Employee change rooms are not open.
    • Towel service is not available.
    • Small equipment will not be lent out. Users are encouraged to bring their own items (balls, bands, rollers, etc…)

    Masks and physical distancing

    • Masks must be worn at all times in the building except during physical activity (moving between pieces of equipment, hallways, change rooms, washrooms, etc)
    • Physical distancing must always be maintained


    If you have any other questions, please contact recreationservices@lethbridgecollege.ca

     

    Financial

     

    Since classes are now offered in a flexible format, will tuition be lowered?

    Though we may be delivering our programs in a different way, the cost to do so has not changed. Costs include and cover faculty, administration, equipment, infrastructure and maintenance, as well as ensuring our programming continues to be of the highest quality while reflecting the needs of industry. For these reasons, tuition will remain the same.

    Student fees also still apply. Although access to campus will be restricted to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, fee-supported services continue. For example, the Technology Infrastructure fee supports upgrades and maintenance of our many technology systems, which are in higher demand now than ever, while the Kodiaks Athletics Fee supports student-athletes and their coaches who will resume training this fall in anticipation of competition resuming in January. For a breakdown of fees, please visit this page.

    Since classes are now offered in a flexible format, do I still have to pay fees?

    Yes, student fees still apply. Although access to campus will be restricted to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, fee-supported services continue. For example, the Technology Infrastructure fee supports upgrades and maintenance of our many technology systems, which are in higher demand now than ever, while the Kodiaks Athletics Fee supports student-athletes and their coaches who resumed training this fall in anticipation of competition resuming in January. For a breakdown of fees, please visit this page.

    What about my Lethbridge College Students’ Association fees?

    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA) will not hold on-campus events, intramural and in-person fitness activities or operate The Cave student lounge this fall. To reflect this, LCSA has reduced its student fee by 18 per cent for 2020-2021. The remainder of the fee, $4.05 per credit, will support the creation and delivery of social, fitness and advocacy events provided in a virtual format in the fall semester. The LCSA will continue its advocacy work on behalf of students on-campus, locally, provincially and federal. Watch your Lethbridge College email for the LCSA newsletter this fall, or join them on Facebook and Instagram.

    There is no change to the fee for enrolment in the LCSA Health and Dental Plan. An individual plan costs $283 a year for health and dental benefits. Please visit the LCSA Health and Dental Plan for details on enrolment, coverage and how to make claims. The plan now allows international students who are studying in their home countries to make claims for eligible services. This does not include travel benefits.  Details for international students in the plan can be found online.

    How do I find out what tuition or fees I need to pay?

    You can view this information in MyHorizon. Using a computer, not your phone, log in using your college email and password. Look for the Touchnet box in the upper left corner and click on Student Account Summary: Make a payment. There you’ll see your balances and recent account activity and you can make payments. In order to reduce contact, you can’t pay in person this fall, but there’s a wide range of other options for in-Canada and international payments available. See our Accounting Services for Students page for details. If you have questions about payments or your balance, contact payfees@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    Do I need to pay for parking on campus this fall?

    Yes. As a publicly funded institution, Lethbridge College is expected to ensure services like parking are financially self-sustaining, but parking on our campus is available at rates favourable compared to those charged elsewhere in the community. 

    There are many options for paid parking and we recommend students consider how often and how long they’ll need to be on campus to determine the best value for their situation before making a non-refundable purchase. Options include: 

    1. Purchase parking time in a student lot using a cashless option for your safety. The price is $2 for one hour; $4 for four hours; $8 for the day; $20 for one week; or $38.50 for two weeks. You can purchase time in one of three ways: 
    • using the HonkMobile app;  

    • using the tap/QR code signage being installed this summer in the front parking loop, in Lot O near the Physical Education (PE) building or in Lot B, near the Instructional Building (IB); 

    • or using Pay Pedestals also being installed this summer inside College Centre, PE and IB buildings.

    If you forget to use the Pay Pedestals or don't have your phone to use the app or the QR code posted in the parking lots, you can access HonkMobile at this link. Bookmark it on your browser just in case you ever need it. This will default to Lot B, but you can park in any labelled student or staff lot with purchase. 

    1. Monthly, two-month, full-semester or full-year parking permits are available from the Lethbridge College Bookstore. Something to consider as you compare prices: A monthly permit is $77 plus GST, or about $4 a day if you park on campus 20 days in a month. An annual permit is $392 plus GST, which is about $2.60 a day if you’re on campus all 158 school days. 
    2. If you need to be on campus less than 45 minutes, you can park in the Front Loop if there’s space. HonkMobile rates in the loop are $1 for 15 minutes; $1.50 for 30 minutes or $2 for 45 minutes. You can't stay for more than 45 minutes in the loop which is intended for guest parking.

    Are there any scholarships or awards to help new students who've been affected by the pandemic?

    Yes! If you are enrolled full-time, have applied for a student loan and all other benefits including federal pandemic support programs, and you still find yourself in financial need due to unforeseen expenses, you may be eligible for a bursary. Make a one-on-one appointment with Student Awards and Financial Aid to review your situation, discuss potential opportunities and discuss next steps. Reach out by email awards@lethbridgecollege.ca, phone 403-320-3372 or 1-800-572-0103 ext. 3372, or even online chat. If you haven’t applied to the Canada Student Loan program, you should. Even if you don’t need to borrow money, your application will ensure you’re assessed for any grants for which you’re eligible. Grants affiliated with the loan program have been doubled this year.

    In addition, Lethbridge College has launched its Ready to Rise campaign that brings the community together to support its students. With a $1 million goal, the campaign will allow the college the ability to address its students’ most pressing needs, including mental health and wellness resources as well as additional financial support.

    Is there still time to apply for financial aid?

    Yes, you can apply for government student loans until 30 days before the end of the academic year. If you don’t need a loan now to start the term, you can apply later if your circumstances change. This year, almost all grants have been doubled in value in recognition of the financial impact of COVID-19. In Alberta, you can find out more at Alberta Student Aid. Students from other provinces should check with their own provincial student aid websites.

    Is there still time to apply for scholarships and bursaries?

    Scholarship applications at Lethbridge College are closed, but you may be eligible for a bursary for financial need due to unforeseen expense. Contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at awards@lethbridgecollege.ca or by phone at 403-320-3372 or 1-800-572-0103 ext. 3372, to review your situation, discuss potential opportunities and discuss next steps.

    To be considered for a bursary you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled full-time in the study period at Lethbridge College that you are making your request

    • Be in good academic standing (minimum 1.5 GPA)

    • Have applied for all relevant and available benefits (student loans, CERB, CESB, etc)

    • Demonstrate that your current financial need is a direct result of unforeseeable expenses and that financial support is required to continue your studies at Lethbridge College.

    Funding is limited and completion of a bursary application does not a guarantee a student will receive any funds. Before applying for a bursary, it is highly recommended that you make a one-on-one appointment with the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office to review your current financial situation to discuss all potential opportunities and discuss next steps.

    There are other options for students:

    If you are an Alberta high school graduate, the application system for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship opened in August. It’s based on your average in five courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12. You can only apply and be awarded once.

    The college also maintains links to many external scholarships and awards, each with their own application deadlines. Take a look.

    A good source for information on various funding sources is the college’s Student Awards and Financial Aid.

     

    Do you have information about the government COVID-19 student funding?

    The COVID-19 Economic Response Plan provides supports to individuals and families experiencing hardship due to the pandemic:

    • Canada Emergency Response Benefit  (CERB) - This program has now ended, however, the Canadian Revenue Agency is continuing to accept and process retroactive applications for period 7 (August 30 to September 26, 2020). You can apply for period 7 through the CRA’s My Account or automated toll-free phone line at 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041. The CERB was available for students who made at least $5,000 in the past 12 months who are having trouble finding work offers.
    • Canada Emergency Student Benefit and Support for Students (CESB) closed to applications on September 30, 2020. You can no longer apply for this benefit. If you continue to need income support, go to the COVID-19 benefits page.

    Changes to the Canada Student Loans Program

    Changes were made to the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) to allow more students to qualify for support and be eligible for greater amounts.

    The changes include:

    • doubling the Canada Student Grants for all eligible full-time students to up to $6,000 and up to $3,600 for part-time students in 2020-21. The Canada Student Grants for Students with Permanent Disabilities and Students with Dependents would also be doubled.
    • broadening eligibility for student financial assistance by removing the expected student’s and spouse’s contributions in 2020-21.
    • raising the maximum weekly amount that can be provided to a student in 2020-21 from $210 to $350.

    Our Student Awards and Financial Aid team is happy to chat with you about your options.

     

    Information for Prospective Students

     

    Can I take a campus tour?

    You can take a look at our campus with our online virtual tour! If you have questions, check out the live chat feature on our website or visit the Future Students page.

    Can I apply now to attend Lethbridge College beginning in January 2021?

    Yes! Lethbridge College is accepting applications for the Winter 2021 semester until Jan. 5. 

    Apply now

    For international students, the application deadline for selected programs for the Winter (January) 2021 intake has been extended to Nov. 1, 2020. Check program and seat availability here: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/admissions/how-to-apply/program-application-status

    Who can I talk to if I want to get more information about programs and options?

    Our team is here and ready to chat with you online, answer your questions and help you get ready to start your educational journey! Our live chat is available Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST.

     

    Information for International Students

    NOTE: The content below is not a substitute for legal health and immigration advice. It is for information purposes only and can change without notice. Please keep checking the web links provided below for up-to-date information on special measures put in place by Alberta Health Care / COVID-19 specific and Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) web page on IRCC Coronavirus Special Measures.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:international@lethbridgecollege.ca

    The alternative delivery of courses for the Fall 2020 intake is to help students receive high-quality education in a safe manner. Not all programs will continue with the current delivery method for the entire program duration. The delivery method is subject to change in consideration with provincial and federal government guidelines.

     

    MOST ASKED: Will I be able to travel to Canada for my studies? *NEW Oct. 20

    As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, international students with a valid study permit or final study permit approval enrolled in a DLI with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan will be able to travel to Canada.

    If you have not done so already, please make sure that you have a submitted a study permit application for the winter semester. For more information please visit the IRCC website.

    Lethbridge College’s COVID-19 readiness plan has received approval and is one of the DLIs that is listed on the IRCC website (click here). 

    To support students who are planning to travel to Canada, Lethbridge College will issue letters of support. Please contact international@lethbridgecollege.ca if you have not received an email with instructions on how to request a letter of support.

    As part of the college's readiness plan, you will be REQUIRED to submit a 14-day quarantine plan to the college in order to receive your letter. You will also need to schedule regular check-ins with the International Student Support coordinator during quarantine. We are required to report any students who do not attend or respond to requests for check-ins to government agencies for non-compliance.

    You will also be required to download the ArriveCAN app at least 48 hours before departing to Canada and submit required information before boarding your flight. Please visit the IRCC website for more information.  

    In order to assist you with your preparations, download the COVID-19 Travel Guide (click here) which contains important information and resources for travel and quarantine plans. 

    Pre-Arrival Information

    We will begin to send you a series of communication to help you prepare for your arrival, so please continue to check your Lethbridge College email.

    If you have any issues with your Lethbridge College email/login information, please visit the ITS webpage or email helpdesk@lethbridgecollege.ca for assistance.

    For any questions or concerns, contact us at international@lethbridgecollege.ca.

     

    New International Students

     

    How do I get information about study permits?

    If you have received a Letter of Acceptance from Lethbridge College, we strongly recommend that you apply for a study permit as soon as possible. Before applying for a study permit, you will need a Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) such as Lethbridge College (DLI #: O19391056756 – begins with the letter “O”, not zero). Your study permit application must be submitted electronically.

    There is no guarantee that the study permit application will be approved.

    Students should also be aware that under current IRCC guidelinesonline studies completed outside Canada for students without a valid study permit will NOT count towards PGWP eligibility, as a study permit is required to be eligible for student-related benefits. This may result in a shorter duration of your PGWP, dependent upon how much of your program is studied outside of Canada. 

    Click here for more information about study permits.

    Can I apply for the Winter 2021 semester?

    Applications for international students have closed for Winter 2021. Check program and seat availability here: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/admissions/how-to-apply/program-application-status

    I was approved for a Study Permit and have a Port of Entry Letter/Letter of Introduction which will/have expired because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. What can I do?

    You must contact the IRCC using their web form.

    Are there any changes to the English Language Proficiency Requirements?

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lethbridge College will begin to temporarily accept the IELTS Indicator, the TOEFL Special Home Edition and the Duolingo English Test as alternative ways for international students to meet English language proficiency requirements. The new requirement are as follows:

    • IELTS Indicator – minimum scores are the same as the IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band below 6.0
    • TOEFL Special Home Edition – minimum scores are the same as the TOEFL iBT score of 80
    • Duolingo English Test – minimum score of 105 taken within the last two (2) years

    Click here for more information on English proficiency requirements.

     

    Current International Students

     

    How is my program being delivered for the Fall 2020 semester?

    International students who are already in Canada with a valid study permit are following the same program delivery format as domestic students. Theory-based education continues in a flexible format, with labs and experiential learning being offered on-campus in redesigned formats that incorporate distancing and safety protocols. Work-integrated Learning experiences will continue to occur off campus for many programs with appropriate distancing and safety protocols in place.

    International students OUTSIDE of CANADA enrolled in the following programs will be placed in special cohorts (groups) for the Fall 2020 term so that they are able to study outside of Canada.

    • General Studies
    • Business Administration
    • Practical Nursing
    • Computer Information Technology
    • Architectural Animation Technology
    • Interior Design Technology

    These programs will be adapted so that you can take courses that do not require you to be on-campus and can be successfully delivered using alternate methods. Courses that require on-campus or in-person requirements will be delayed as much as possible until you are able to travel to Canada.

    For international students OUTSIDE of Canada enrolled in a Trades program (including Wind Turbine Technician, Automotive Systems, Culinary Careers, Agricultural and Heavy Equipment), Lethbridge College is offering two options:

    1. Defer (delay) the start of their program to the Fall 2021 term
    2. Withdraw from the program and receive a full refund on their tuition deposit.

    Please contact international.admissions@lethbridgecollege.ca with which option you prefer and if you have questions or concerns.

    For international students OUTSIDE of Canada enrolled in one-year certificate programs (including Early Childhood Education, Health Care Aide, Virtual and Augmented Reality) who do not have a valid study permit, you will need to be sure that you DO NOT complete over 50% of your program by December 31, 2020 so that it does not affect your PGWP eligibility.

    If you have concerns about the number of courses that you can complete through distance learning without exceeding 50% of your program, please contact an advisor at advisor@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    For international students OUTSIDE of Canada in other programs not listed above, your programs will follow the same delivery format as those for students in Canada.

    What happens if I cannot finish my practicum or other Work-integrated Learning placement? Do I need to apply for an updated co-op work permit if the dates change?

    An extension to a co-op work permit is only required if the co-op work permit expires before the scheduled co-op semester finishes.

    Refer to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for information on work as a co-op student or intern.

    Will my online coursework affect eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program?

    If you are a student with a valid study permit or were approved for a study permit for a program starting in Fall and you cannot travel to Canada due to travel restrictions, you are still eligible for the PGWP program. You may begin your classes outside of Canada and complete up to 50 per cent of your program while outside Canada, if you cannot travel to Canada sooner.

    Visit the IRCC website on PGWP eligibility and distance learning.  

    For students WITHOUT a valid study permit for the Fall, under current IRCC guidelines, online studies completed outside Canada for students without a valid study permit will NOT count towards PGWP eligibility, as a study permit is required to be eligible for student-related benefits. This may result in a shorter duration of your PGWP, dependent upon how much of your program is studied outside of Canada.  
     
    We strongly recommend that you apply for a study permit as soon as possible, of you have not done so already. IRCC is currently only accepting online applications for applications outside of Canada. However, processing times may be delayed due to COVID-19. Please visit the IRCC's website for updates and information regarding applications. 
     

    My Study Permit will expire in the next few weeks, and I may not be able to retrieve all the required documents (transcript, etc.) for my application. What do I do?

    If you are an international student currently in Canada, you can apply online to extend your study permit. Once you have applied to extend your status, you will be allowed to remain in Canada until a decision is made on the new application, even if your initial status expires while you are waiting for that decision. Do not travel to a port of entry (POE) to apply directly to a border services officer since immigration services are not considered essential travel and you will not receive these services.

    Will I need a letter from Lethbridge College regarding my online studies for the remainder of this semester?

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has advised that courses of study being delivered online on an exceptional basis due to COVID-19 will not affect PGWP eligibility.

    If a student is unable to complete full-time studies due to reasons related to COVID-19, a letter of explanation will be provided by the Registrar’s Office when applying for a study permit extension.

    When you request documents from the Registrar’s Office for extending your study permit or applying for your PGWP, they will provide a letter of explanation regarding part-time study and COVID-19. If you were required to study part-time, then you will require the letter and you can include it in your application; if you were not required to study part-time as a result of COVID-19 you can simply dispose of the letter and not include it with your application.

    The Registrar’s Office is available to assist students by email at registration@lethbridgecollege.ca and will provide the necessary documents electronically to accompany an application.

    How can I apply for an Alberta Health Care Number (AHCN)?

    You will need an AHCN if you need to visit a health care provider such as a doctor or a dentist. If you do not have an AHCN, refer to the AHCN website for information on health care coverage for international students and how to apply for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP).

     

    Kodiaks

     

    Will Kodiaks Athletics take place in 2020-21?

    There will be no conference action for the Kodiaks this season.

    Lethbridge College, along with several other provincial post-secondary institutions, has made the collective decision to forgo competing in the 2021 ACAC winter season for basketball, volleyball and futsal.

    The group of institutions say it was a difficult decision, but the responsibility of post-secondary institutions to establish and maintain a safe environment for students, staff and faculty is the preeminent factor in all considerations and decision-making.

    The decision to participate in future ACAC competition will be evaluated on a semester-by-semester basis, leaving the possibility open for some sports to proceed in the spring.

    As a teaching and learning institution, supporting student-athletes is part of our core business, so the Kodiaks are able to train this season as long as they are following recommended health protocols.

    Kodiaks teams and student-athletes have access to the PE Building, including the Val Matteotti Gymnasium and fitness centre. Kodiaks teams may also pursue exhibition games and competitions at the discretion of the Kodiaks administration team.

    Will student-athletes still receive their athletic scholarships for 2020-21?

    We will honour all athletic scholarships our student-athletes are eligible for. As a teaching and learning institution, support of student-athletes is part of our core business. With training and exhibition play, our Kodiaks are still balancing all the requirements asked of our student-athletes and it’s important we support them.

    How will a cancelled ACAC season affect the eligibility of student-athletes?

    Due to the uncertainties and adjustments surrounding the upcoming season, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced student-athletes participating in any ACAC-sponsored sport in 2020-21 will not be charged with a year of eligibility.

    What precautions are in place to ensure the safety of Kodiaks student-athletes?

    The following precautions will be in place:

    • A plan has been created for additional sanitization of commonly touched surfaces, including use of an electrostatic sprayer.
    • Cardio equipment will move to gym A to allow a minimum of three metres of distance. This will allow for additional spacing of strength training equipment in the fitness centre.
    • Practice times and workouts will be structured to ensure there will be no gathering of student-athletes.

     

    Be Fit for Life

     

    Will the college be offering Be Fit for Life classes this fall? **NEW Nov. 16

    NOV. 16 UPDATE: Due to targeted public health measures announced by the Government of Alberta on Nov. 12, some Be Fit for Life classes are either moving online or are being postponed for two weeks. Be Fit for Life will be in touch directly with anyone affected.

    The college will not be offering any in-person, indoor Be Fit for Life fitness or yoga classes this fall. Be Fit for Life is running off-campus fitness, recreation and school programming.

    To stay up-to-date on the latest offerings, subscribe to the Corporate and Continuing Education newsletter.

    We thank everyone for their commitment and support of Be Fit for Life over many years and we look forward to serving you again as soon as we can.

    Will the college be offering Be Fit for Life classes in 2021?

    Yes, the Be Fit for Life Centre plans to resume indoor fitness and wellness classes starting in January, in accordance with public health guidelines in place at the time. A full list of classes is available online.

    Classes will resume in a reduced capacity based on Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services guidelines for distancing and sanitation standards.

    We appreciate everyone – employees, students and members of the public – who use our facilities and contribute to our on-campus atmosphere. We want to thank all users for their commitment to Lethbridge College and we sincerely hope you’ll rejoin as soon as we are back operational.

    Can I get a refund if a Be Fit for Life class I was registered for didn’t finish or start?

    Yes. Anyone who was taking part in a Be Fit for Life class that ended prematurely because of the COVID-19 pandemic will receive a discount code for the 2021 semester. The code will be emailed directly to those who were affected.

    Anyone who had registered for spring classes that never began received a full refund and were contacted directly.

    Are scheduled certification classes run through Be Fit for Life still happening?

    Two previously scheduled certification classes – Occupational Fitness Testing and AFLCA certification – have received exemptions and will be able to continue as scheduled. We have made exemptions for these courses because of the educational outcomes attached to them. If you have further questions, please contact befitforlife@lethbridgecollege.ca.

     

     

    Do you have a question you don’t see here? Submit it to FAQ@lethbridgecollege.ca.