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.

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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Contact Information

5707 College Drive
Vermilion, Alberta
T9X 1K5

Telephone: 800-661-6490