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Lakeland College

All colleges say they are educating the leaders of tomorrow. At Lakeland College in Alberta, our students are leading today. Students have the opportunity to take charge and participate in shaping their own education at Lakeland.

How? Through career-relevant, student-run projects, operations and events.

  • Heavy Oil Power Engineering students generate heat and power for the Lloydminster campus, taking turns leading a team in the Energy Centre.
  • Agricultural Sciences students learn how to run a profitable agribusiness on the Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland, making six-figure decisions about acres of crops and hundreds of livestock.
  • From makeup to manicures, massages and microdermabrasion, Esthetician students satisfy their clients’ needs and build business skills in the student-run spa.
  • Enviro Club members research, select and plant the next crop of species for the on-campus green “living” roof.
  • University Transfer students plan and host a Math Fair for elementary students.
  • Firefighter students a lead team as the captain or battalion chief and battle the most realistic fire simulations in Western Canada.

Authentic learning experiences and valuable leadership skills are what Lakeland students gain from being in charge of their education. It sets them apart from others when they transition from our college to their future. To learn more about our programs at the Vermilion and Lloydminster campuses in eastern Alberta and our sign language programming at the Alberta School for the Deaf in Edmonton, visit the Lakeland College website.

Fast Facts

  • Our Crop Technology and Animal Science Technology students manage our on campus Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland featuring 1700 student-managed acres and hundreds of head of livestock.
  • Interior Design Technology students have excelled in National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) student design competitions, earning a minimum of an honourable mention every year for the past 12 years.
  • Lakeland’s Renewable Energy Learning Centre, a net-zero energy classroom and office building, is the centerpiece of the college’s renewable energy research.
  • Lakeland is the only post-secondary institution in Western Canada to create an integrated power plant featuring a once-through steam generator (OTSG) for heavy oil training.
  • Established in 1913, Lakeland is the third oldest post-secondary institution in Alberta.

Our research specialization:

  • Renewable energy monitoring and integration
  • Agriculture: commercial crop production
  • Agriculture: sheep and beef livestock production
  • Environmental Sciences: reclamation and remediation
  • Environmental Sciences: environmental monitoring




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Contribute to our Community

While students are the reason that any college exists, its facilities often become a focal point for community activities. Lakeland College is proud of the diverse range of facilities and resources that are available for both our students and the broader community, including the Alumni Hall Theatre, Vic Juba Community Theatre, residences, recreation centres, Aquatic Centre, Equine Centre, Alumni House, and W.J. Elliott Arboretum. Lakeland works closely with school divisions in the region and beyond to offer high school students career and technology studies courses and dual credit programming. Lakeland is also a major economic contributor to its region. Through the spending of Lakeland, its employees and its students plus the impact of increased productivity of former students employed in the regional workforce, the college adds $168 million to the local economy in a year.

Foster Student Success

Laura Cobb

Laura Cobb is $6,000 richer after placing first and third in student design competitions. “The wins are confirmation for me that I do have the skill set I need to be successful in this industry. It’s a huge confidence boost,” says Cobb, a 2015 graduate of Lakeland College’s Interior Design Technology program. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) announced the winners of its 2014-15 student kitchen design and charette competitions in the fall of 2015. Cobb placed first in the charette competition and third in the kitchen design competition, earning $5,000 and $1,000 scholarships respectively for her wins. The placements extend Lakeland’s winning streak in student design competitions to 12 years. Learn more.

Brianne Bors

Working in the real estate appraisal and assessment field is proving to be Brianne Bors’ award-winning dream job. In 2015, the Lakeland College alumnus was recognized as Candidate Member of the Year by the Canadian National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CNAREA) for her diligence and professionalism. Enjoying her work with Northern Lights Appraisal in Edmonton, Bors says her Lakeland College experience put her on the path to success in the real estate appraisal and assessment field. “The faculty and staff are very close and personal. It’s easy to talk with people, it’s easy to do well and know you are doing well.”

Grayden Kay

“I don’t think there is any better way to teach young people responsibility, teamwork and professionalism than the Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland. The SMF pushed me beyond my comfort zone and allowed me to grow as a professional, a leader and as a friend.”

Partner with Business and Community


In 2011 Lakeland College and New Holland Agriculture entered into a 10-year, multi-million dollar collaboration related to agricultural sciences programming and the college’s Student Managed Farm (SMF) at the Vermilion campus. The SMF was renamed Lakeland College Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland and New Holland became Lakeland’s official agricultural and utility equipment sponsor. As part of the agreement, New Holland consigns agricultural equipment to Lakeland on a rotating basis annually or other as agreed upon. New Holland also established a $100,000 endowment fund that supplies four annual student awards. The company is a major supporter of the Band in the Sand, an annual live concert organized by agribusiness students at the Vermilion campus. Money raised from the concert supports student agriculture clubs at the college.


The integration of the Regional Business Accelerator (RBA) into the college community on Lakeland College’s Lloydminster campus is an innovation of which Lakeland officials are particularly proud. This integration has enhanced the interaction amongst our business faculty, our business students, the innovation support system in our region and companies, particularly SMEs and individual entrepreneurs in our region. It is supporting Lakeland’s goal of exposing our diploma and applied degree students to an applied research experience. Through the relationships formed, companies will provide students with applied research opportunities and the students in turn will provide companies with valuable insights. While many post-secondary institutions support the entrepreneurial aspirations of their students, few provide entrepreneurial support to the community including students through a third party organization integrated into the campus community.

Support Indigenous Students

Through various service areas include Financial Aid and Awards and Students Services. Enrolment specialists are available to help prospective students through all stages of the application process. Once students are on campus, members of our Teaching and Learning Commons team assist students with various aspects of college life.

Date modified: 2018-11-26