Lethbridge, AlbertaLOCATION
Estd 1957Established Year

Lethbridge College is public college located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Established in 1957, it was the first publicly-funded community college in Canada. The college presently offers more than 50 career-training programs.

Why choose Lethbridge College?

  • Research Infosource Inc: ranked 39th among the top 50 Research Colleges in Canada
  • The first publicly-funded community college in Canada
  • The Hubbard Wildlife Collection of the college contains one of Canada’s largest collections of full-body taxidermy mammals
  • The college has research specializations in Aquaculture and Quantitative Public Opinion Studies
  • Lethbridge has an amount of $1,076,000 in research funding in 2012
  • Approximately 500 students are exposed to applied research projects each year
  • The Wind Turbine Technician program of the college was the first BZEE certified English program in Canada
  • It homes the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI)

Student satisfaction:

  • According to the survey made in the academic year of 2017-18, 78% students expressed their satisfaction with their experience at Lethbridge College.

  • 85% (9% higher than the national average) students are satisfied with the academic services like Learning Café, Buchanan Library, study areas, IT and Accessibility Services.
  • The areas of strength of the college as identified by the students are:
    • Knowledgeable faculty members
    • Safe campus
    • Appropriate schedule
    • Opportunity of intellectual growth
    • Practical experiences provided in the diploma programs

Statistical Highlights

Type of collegePublic
Total students5,416
Percentage of International Students2.51%
Annual Acceptance Rate54.16%
Basic tuition fee for Canadian students$ 1,500-17,250CAD
Basic tuition fee for international students$ 4,500-51,750CAD
Test scores acceptedTOEFL, IELTS Academic, Pearson (PTE)

Programs offered

  • Lethbridge College offers total 59 programs
  • The levels of the programs include:
Bachelor Programs5
Certificate Programs15
Diploma Programs25
Credential of Achievement program1
Certified ‘Journeyman’ Papers programs13
  • The fields of study includes:
    • Academic Upgrading and English as a Second Language
    • Agriculture and Related Technology
    • Business and Administration Studies
    • Clerical and Administrative Support
    • Communications, Journalism, and Related Studies
    • Computer and Information Technology
    • Education and Library Studies
    • Engineering, Architecture, and Related Studies
    • Engineering and Science Technologies
    • Environment, Forestry, and Related Studies
    • General Studies
    • Health Care, Medical Studies, and Technologies
    • Humanities and Languages
    • Personal, Home, and Food Studies
    • Physical Education and Recreation
    • Sciences
    • Social Sciences, Law, and Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Social, Community, and Protective Services
  • In addition, the college also offers continuing education and online learning programs

Campuses and Residential facilities

  • In addition to the main campus in Lethbridge, Lethbridge College has three regional campuses:
    • Claresholm campus: the only campus housed in a college-operated facility; offers a variety of continuing education courses
    • Pincher Creek campus
    • Vulcan County campus
  • The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) of the college includes the following services:
    • The Buchanan Library
    • Learning Services
    • Learning and Development
    • Digital Learning Team
    • Learning Experience Design Team
    • The Audio Visual Department
  • The college has its own e-learning café for assisting students academically

Accommodation facilities

Lethbridge College offers housing facilities to its students that have a total capacity of about 1000.

  • Kodiak House: 109 single suites with 15 barrier – free suites suitable for students with walking disabilities.
  • 30th Avenue Residence: Cottage styled units of 4 bedroom suites with a capacity to hold 208.
  • Cullen Residence: 34 townhouses with 12 single rooms each.
  • Cullen Residence (two – bedroom unit): 44 two-bedroom suites to be shared by students.
  • Cullen Residence (family unit): 8 family units to hold a family of up to four.

Lethbridge College Admission Process

Students must check all the information related to requirements and eligibility before applying for the college.


  • Transcripts and testimonials of the academic credentials
  • English language proficiency test score

English Language Requirement

As medium of instructions at Lethbridge is English, students are required to demonstrate a command over the language. Lethbridge College accepts the following tests as a proof of proficiency in the English language:

TestMinimum score required
80 – iBT
IELTS6.0 with no band below 5.5
Pearson (PTE)54

How, When and Where to Apply

  • Students must check the programs lists and choose the program they wish to apply for.
  • Students must fulfill course as well as country requirement before applying for the college.
  • All the applications should be made through the portal ApplyAlberta
  • Students must apply for the college during the following terms:
    • Fall (September to December)
    • Winter (January to April)
    • Spring (May to August)
  • Application fee for both the domestic and international applicants is $90 CAD.

Application Deadline

Students must apply for Lethbridge College for the different sessions before the following deadline:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Winter: October 1
  • Spring: February 1

What after you get admission?

After getting the confirmation of admission to the selected programs, the students willing to avail housing facilities need to start the application for the same

Expenses to be incurred at Lethbridge College

Given below is an estimate of the expenditures students may have to bear while studying at Lethbridge College.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees to be paid by the students of Lethbridge College vary according to the study programs.

ProgramFee for Domestic Students (in CAD)Fee for International Students (in CAD)
Certificate8,140 – 18,29721,860 – 55,797
Diploma3,541 – 6,78810,350 – 19,816
Bachelor4,604 – 7,57614,890 – 21,571

Student Accommodation Rates

The charges taken for the on-campus housing facilities are given below:

HouseFee per term
Kodiak House$3,645.00
Kodiak House, Barrier-free$3,445.00
30th Avenue 4 bedroom townhouse$2,890.00
Cullen Super-Single in 4 bedroom Town House$2,840.00
Cullen Single 4 bedroom Town-House$2,640.00
Cullen Two-Bedroom Suite$2,640.00
Family unit (2 bedrooms)$3,845.00

In addition to the housing rents, the students have to pay an application fee of $30.00, damage deposit of $350.00, and the incidental deposit of $200.00.

Financial aid offered by Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College offers a wide range of awards and scholarships to felicitate the deserving candidates.

Scholarships and awards:

TypeScholarship/Award NameAmount
Featured awardsAlvin Reinhard Fritz Architect Award$500
Clarence T. Yanosik Memorial Award$1,000
CropLife Canada – Alberta Council Legacy Award$1,000
Entrance awards1975 Canada Winter Games Annual Scholarship$350.00
Adult High School Equivalency Scholarship$500.00
Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Traveler's Award$1000.00
Graduating awardsAnnie Ediger Memorial Scholarship$500.00
Anthony Matlashewski Agriculture and Heavy Equipment Technician Scholarship$600.00
Art and Mary Jane Crooks Fund Award$575.00
Awards for international studentsLCSA International Student Continuing Award$1000.00
LCSA International Student Entrance Award$500.00
Meszaros International Continuing Award$5000.00
Awards for indigenous studentsBéchard Family Siksikaitsitapi Community Award$1000.00
Dr. Bill Harrison Memorial Scholarship$500.00
ENMAX PowerLine Tech Award$1000.00

Application deadline

  • Continuing students: March 1 to May 1
  • New/entrance students: March 1 to July 1
  • International students: Initially by June 1 and after one full year of studies at Lethbridge College, they may apply for continuing awards as well

Work while you study

  • Students enrolled in full time courses with total nine or more credits, are eligible to work both on-campus and off-campus
  • Students must have a valid study permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Work on-campus

  • Various on-campus work opportunities are offered by Lethbridge College
  • IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) does not restrict the number of hours a student is permitted to work on-campus
  • There might be some restrictions on the working hours according to the rules of some Lethbridge College employers

Work off-campus

  • Part-time off-campus working opportunity for the international students is granted by the IRCC
  • They are permitted to work for 20 hours/week during the regular academic year (September through April) and full-time during the break between semesters

Both on-campus and off-campus job postings can be checked at the portal of Student Employment and Professional Development

How to get a SIN?

  • SIN is mandatory in order to work on campus or off campus in Canada.
  • A social number is valid until the end of your stay or a maximum 5 years.
  • One can obtain SIN by going in person to Service Canada office along with the following

Documents required:

  1. Your Passport
  2. Your study permit
  3. Your off campus work permit/ co-op/internship program permit

Alumni network

Lethbridge College maintains a strong alumni network. The college has over 30,000 alumni worldwide.

The college provides benefits like insurance, discount offers from the college bookstore, professional development, library access, gym membership, camps and continuing education to its alumni members.

Some of the notable alumni are:

  • Troy Reeb: journalist
  • Dustin Molleken: Baseball pitcher
  • Glenda Warkentin: Actor
  • Kyle Yamada: soccer player
  • Gary Kelly: Politician
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