Lethbridge College opened in 1957 and is Canada’s first publicly-funded college. More than 4,000 students are enrolled in over 50 career-training programs, applied degree programs and apprenticeships, ranging from environmental science to justice studies to agriculture, business, engineering and more. The college offers nationally-recognized and nationally-accredited programs taught by instructors with proven careers in the fields they teach. Whether students’ goals are to gain instant employability upon graduation or to transfer credentials to a degree-granting institution, we provide them with a vibrant, high-tech place to get started. Well-established trades training and apprenticeship courses (9 apprenticeship and 4 pre-employment programs) are turning out tradespeople such as automotive systems specialists, electricians, welders, carpenters, heavy-duty mechanics and chefs. The college offers hands-on training, flexible learning possibilities and applied research opportunities. Students can choose from the familiar classroom-based courses, opt for online courses, or decide on a mix of classroom and online learning. The institution is also focused on creating an inclusive environment for First Nations, Métis, Inuit and international students. Welcome to your future at Lethbridge College.
- Our 30,000+ alumni are living and working in every province and territory in Canada as well as in countries around the world.
- Founded in 1957 by educators who saw the need for young people to have access to quality post-secondary education, we are Canada’s first publicly funded community college.
- Our Hubbard Wildlife Collection contains one of Canada’s largest collections of full-body taxidermy mammals – including grizzly, cougar, bison, bobcat and more – most of which are native to Alberta.
- A student in our Heavy Equipment Technician program won gold at the 2015 Skills Canada competition, being described as “the best of the best.”
- Students in our Wind Turbine Technician program, which was the first BZEE certified English program in Canada, train on an actual tower right on campus.
- Quantitative Public Opinion Studies