Your Health and Safety
My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.
While not mandatory, masks are recommended on-campus. Masks remain mandatory when accessing Wellness Services.
Get vaccinated and boosted.
Numbers provided by the Government of Alberta show vaccinations and boosters are the best course to avoiding severe COVID-19 outcomes.
Stay home if you feel sick.
If you're feeling unwell, complete a self-assessment from Alberta Health Services. Get tested for COVID-19 if recommended by the self-assessment. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must follow all mandated isolation requirements. If you are not eligible for testing, or test negative, you must still stay home until your symptoms have passed.
Lethbridge College is committed keeping our entire community healthy and safe; and supporting all efforts to offer classes in-person. Teams and protocols are in place to review new information and take steps to enhance campus safety should circumstances change.
Most Asked Questions
Classes are being delivered in-person as much as possible during the 2021-22 academic year.
With strict mask policies and other mitigation efforts in place, Lethbridge College is confident it can move forward with in-person learning, which has been identified as the preferred method of teaching and learning.
However, two years of this pandemic have shown the need to be flexible and adaptable. While our plans are to remain in an on-campus learning environment for the rest of the semester, we also know plans can change on very short notice, depending on the state of the pandemic. Lethbridge College will continue to evaluate available data, communicate with students and employees, and make changes if they are in the best interest of the Lethbridge College community.
Reach out to your instructor if you have additional questions.
Lethbridge College is aligned with public health measures introduced by the Government of Alberta.
The campus is open and Lethbridge College is delivering classes in-person as much as possible. Anyone visiting campus for a specific service is encouraged to first check ahead by accessing the services' hours and delivery methods through the Lethbridge College website.
Masks are recommended but not required in all indoor public spaces at Lethbridge College.
See the COVID-19 information page for more information on campus operations.
Applications for the Spring 2022 semester (beginning in May) are open now!
- Domestic student application deadline: May 3
- International student application deadline: Now closed
- International student (applicants with study permits in Canada) application deadline: April 15
Applications for the Fall 2022 semester (beginning in September) are open now!
- Domestic student application deadline: Sept. 6
- International student application deadline: June 1
- International student (applicants with study permits in Canada) application deadline: Aug. 15
Get more information about future application windows on our website.
Check program and seat availability right here.
Here's how we're responding to students' concerns about COVID-19
Lethbridge College is continuing to survey 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 as well as resources for learning online.
View the survey result to see how we’re responding to address students’ concerns.
View our guides to Isolation resources
Health and wellness
Vaccinations and boosters are strongly encouraged for all members of the Lethbridge College community, as Alberta’s statistics continue to show that vaccinations and boosters are the best course to avoiding severe COVID-19 outcomes.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and or negative testing are no longer required at Lethbridge College. The Pandemic Response Program, in place from September 2021 to February 2022, achieved its goal of getting the vast majority of our community vaccinated, with 94 per cent of the college's on-campus community self-declaring they are vaccinated. With this in mind and aligning with updated regulations announced by the province, Lethbridge College has ended its Pandemic Response Program.
Yes, masks are required in all indoor public spaces on the Lethbridge College campus. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Labs and workshops
- Computer commons
- Buchanan Library
- Study spaces
- Meeting rooms
- Service areas
- Hallways, stairways, elevators
- Sharing a vehicle when driving for college purposes
Much more information on the college's mask requirement is available on:
Stay home if you are not feeling well and go home if you get sick while on-campus.
Students should notify their instructors that they will be absent. All members of the Lethbridge College community will be supported during their absences.
If you are feeling unwell, complete a self-assessment from Alberta Health Services and get tested for COVID-19 if recommended by the self-assessment. Free COVID-19 rapid tests kits are available through the Government of Alberta.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you must follow all mandated isolation requirements.
If you are not eligible for testing, or test negative, you must still stay home until your symptoms have passed.
More information is available on:
Enhanced cleaning protocols for high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces remain in place.
Everyone should complete a daily screening for symptoms before coming to campus.
The college has a Rapid Response Team (RRT) in place to respond to and assess positive COVID-19 cases on campus.
All people attending the Lethbridge College campus are urged to show respect for those around them. Your comfort level may not be the same as the comfort level of your classmate, colleague or other community member. Compassion for others is key, and each individual should find their own comfort level and be courteous to those whose comfort levels may not match their own.
Individuals should continue to take care of their own health and wellness by making healthy decisions that are best for them and those around them, continuing to practice good hygiene (including hand hygiene and covering their coughs with a sleeve or a tissue) and very importantly, staying home if they don’t feel well.
All students have access to free, remote, 24/7 mental health and well-being supports through LifeWorks Counselling Services.
To access this support:
- Call 1-855-649-8641 (or 001-416-380-6578 if outside Canada or the USA - call charges apply)
- Download the free My SSP app from your device's App store
- Real-time chat and telephonic consults are available 24/7 via the app.
- After downloading the app, ensure your profile is up to date and that you have allowed push notifications as a way of staying in touch with relevant support
- Visit mystudentsupport.com
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can call the Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta at 403-327-7905 or 1-888-787-2880.
Academics and Student Support
Program pages contain up-to-date course delivery information. Visit your program page then open the Courses tab for details.
Begin here with the
Here are some other resources available to you:
- Accessibility Services
- Academic accommodations for students with disabilities and mental health conditions.
- Contact: 403-320-3202 ext. 5400
- Learning Café
- Academic support, including foundational skills, content tutoring and learning strategies.
- Contact: 403-382-6952
- Career and Academic Advising
- Academic advice for those considering withdrawal or at risk of failing.
- Contact: 403-320-3200 (option #2 from the menu)
- Student Awards and Financial Aid
- Emergency funding and student loan support.
- Contact: 403-320-3372
- Lethbridge College Students' Assocation
- Social support through clubs, recreation and events, Student Food Bank and mywellnessplan.ca.
- Contact: 403·320-3373
- Indigenous Services
- Cultural support that helps you connect with Elders, Kaahsinnooniks, leaders and role models. Join us in the Niitsitapi Gathering Place in AN1501.
- Contact: 403-320-3202 ext. 5731
- Wellness Services
- Wellness Services is available to students, staff and their families.
- To make an appointment with a Health Care team member, please call 403·320·3289 or visit room CE1380.
- Registered Nurses - Available for health concerns and questions, first aid services and more.
- Physician Clinics - Daily clinics, by appointment or drop in as available.
- Psychiatrist - Available without referral once a week to address mental health problems.
- Student Support Program
- Onsite and Offsite Counselling - Available through Lifeworks by calling 1-855-649-8641.
- Lifeworks Crisis line and other supports are available 24/7/365 by visiting mystudentsupport.com, calling 1·855-649-8641 or downloading the mySSP app.
The Indigenous Services team is available to answer any questions and provide support via email or by stopping by the Niitsitapi Gathering Place (AN1501).
You can contact the team by phone 403-320-3202 ext. 5731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 create your card for pickup or delivery.
No problem! You have access to two optional, free courses that may help you succeed. 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 ideal for online-based students. Set for Success: navigating learning at a distance, full of tips and tricks for how to be successful while learning from home.
The Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk is available to help students and employees with their technology needs.
Please seek support first through one of these remote methods:
- Phone at ext. 3333 (or 403-320-3333 from an external phone)
- Email at email@example.com
- Contact us using Teams Chat
Remote Help Desk hours:
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closing hours will extend to 5 p.m. in mid-August.
If other methods have not resolved your issue, walk-in support hours and location are:
- Walk-in Hours by Appointment:
- Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Appointments can be booked for support in TE2208. Call ahead or book an appointment online.
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.
There are two ways to check your schedule:
- On a computer:
- Go to Student Information in the menu on the left of MyHorizon.
- On a mobile device:
- Download the Ellucian Go app on your phone.
You should see a listing of all the courses you are currently registered in, the times and days the classes are scheduled, and a room location where the class will be held. Online classes will not usually list a time or date as the online sections (designated with a D01 rather than a C01) are delivered asynchronously.
Additional information about each course can also be found in Canvas, the college’s learning management system.
If you don’t see any classes listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they can help you through the registration process.
Students are encouraged to place their textbook orders online. The book list for Winter 2021 is now available on the Lethbridge College Bookstore webpage. Please order early to allow time for delivery.
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.
More information on ordering textbooks is available here. The Bookstore is open in Centre Core for in-person inquiries.
Flexible learning options are available at Lethbridge College. Use this guide to learn more about the terms and delivery methods you may see this year.
Any content delivered in our flexible model will provide the same curriculum requirements as classroom-based learning.
The flexible learning environment at Lethbridge College includes a variety of teaching methods:
- on campus
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.
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.
If you encounter study permit restrictions, other significant barriers due to the pandemic or feel apprehensive about returning to campus, we are here to help. We’d love to have you join our community and encourage you to contact us at email@example.com to discuss your options.
Information for Prospective Students
Yes! Lethbridge College is excited to open its doors for campus tours again. Whether you are a future student, a new student or a returning student, we’re ready for you to join us on a personalized guided trip around our vibrant campus. Masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 72 hours are required on-campus during your tour.
Begin with a look at our Future Students page, which is filled with resources to get you started.
Our team is here and ready to chat with you online, to 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 Trades students
Yes, all trades and apprenticeship programming will continue in-person, as scheduled following the same safety measures that have worked to keep the Lethbridge College community safe throughout this pandemic.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or call 403-320-3411.
Services and Facilities
Masks are recommended but not mandatory in all on-campus spaces, unless otherwise noted.
Enhanced cleaning protocols remain in place, while the college is following Government of Alberta guidelines when it comes to public health guidelines and safety measures.
Everyone attending the Lethbridge College campus is urged to use respect for those around them. Your comfort level may not be the same as others. Compassion is key, and each individual should find their own comfort level and be courteous to those whose comfort levels may not match their own.
Individuals should continue to take care of their own health and wellness – make healthy decisions that are best for them and those around them, continue to practice good hygiene and very importantly, stay home if they don’t feel well.
Students can access computers, network connections and printers in the Buchanan Library (CE1340) and IB Commons (IB1112).
Yes. Students who need to access to a printer are able to use the Buchanan Library (CE1340) and IB Commons (IB1112). 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.
Yes! Stop by the Food Court or Culinary Market for breakfast, lunch or snacks from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
For your convenience and to reduce time spent in lines, you can now order your lunch online using the Food Court App. The app can only be used while on-campus. 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 available to you.
Yes, the Lethbridge College Bookstore is open.
The Bookstore is located in Centre Core and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
More information is available at lethbridgecollegebookstore.ca.
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.
The Hands on Early Learning Centre is now accepting applications from students, staff and the public. Daycare hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit the Hands on Early Learning Centre webpage for application information and other details.
Yes, Lethbridge College's Residence Life is accepting applications for upcoming semesters, however spots are limited so apply as soon as possible.
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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. For 2020 to 2023, 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.
Scholarship applications at Lethbridge College open March 1 of each year, but you may be eligible for a bursary for financial need due to unforeseen emergencies. Contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (maximum student loans, etc)
- Demonstrate 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 web page.
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. For information on travel measures for Canada, visit the Travel section of the Government of Canada website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: email@example.com.
In-person classes have resumed at Lethbridge College.
With strict mask policies and other mitigation efforts, Lethbridge College is confident it can move forward with in-person learning, which has been identified as the preferred method of teaching and learning.
For support and information on travel to Canada for the Winter 2022 semester, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students with a valid study permit or final study permit approval enrolled in a DLI with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan are eligible to travel to Canada. Lethbridge College’s COVID-19 readiness plan has received approval and is one of the DLIs that is listed on the IRCC website.
For information on current travel measures, exemptions for fully-vaccinated travelers, testing and quarantine, visit the Government of Canada website.
Lethbridge College will continue to issue letters of support to students who are planning to travel to Canada who are enrolled in online classes for the Winter 2022 semester. Check your Lethbridge College email for communications or contact email@example.com for more information.
If you have any issues with your Lethbridge College email/login information, visit the ITS webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
For any questions or concerns, contact us at email@example.com.
New International Students
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.
Studies or courses that are completed online and outside of Canada between May 1, 2020 until Dec.31, 2021 will count towards the length of a PGWP. Any time spent outside Canada AFTER Dec. 31, 2021 will NOT count.
Students will still need to meet all other PGWP eligibility requirements.
For more information regarding this PGWP update, click here. For eligibility requirements and information regarding the PGWP program, click here.
You can also contact our International advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for Spring 2022 are still being accepted. The deadline to apply for the Spring semester is February 1, 2022. There are only a limited number of programs available for the Spring 2022 intake. To check program and seat availability, click here.
Applications for the Fall 2022 intake opened on Oct. 1, 2021.
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
These temporary measures will NOT be available for the Fall 2022 intake.
Click here for more information on English proficiency requirements.
Current International Students
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.
IRCC has recently updated the eligibility requirements for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program for students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. International students are still eligible for the PGWP program if they complete their entire program online from abroad.
Studies or courses that are completed online and outside of Canada between May 2020 until December 31, 2021 will count towards the length of a PGWP. Any time spent outside Canada AFTER December 31, 2021 will NOT count.
Students will still need to meet all other PGWP eligibility requirements.
For more information regarding this PGWP update, click here. For eligibility requirements and information regarding the PGWP program, click here.
You can also contact our International advisor at email@example.com.
It is recommended that you apply for an extension of your study permit two to three months BEFORE your expiry date. If your study permit will expire within the next couple of months, please submit your application for extension as soon as possible.
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.
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).
The Fitness Centre, Val Matteotti Gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, dance studio and other amenities are currently available to all Lethbridge College students and employees, along with community members.
All workout blocks, court rentals in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium and squash and racquetball courts must be booked in advance through lcfitness.ca – there will be no drop-in times available. All users must also fill out a COVID-19 waiver on lcfitness.ca prior to every use of the Recreation Services facilities.
The top goal of Lethbridge College’s Recreation Services team is to keep all users healthy and safe, so enhanced cleaning of all areas will continue between workout blocks. Masks are recommended but not mandatory while moving around the facility.
To learn more or to book workout times or court rentals, visit lcfitness.ca or call 403-382-6903.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks have returned to Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) action for the 2021-22 season.
Fans are permitted for Kodiaks games.
Learn more about the Kodiaks at gokodiaks.ca.