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Lethbridge is one of only a few cities its size with two post-secondary institutions. Combined with our smaller size and safe environment, our city is an exceptional place for students from across Canada and around the world.

www.lethbridgecollege.ca
Toll-free: 1-800-572-0103
Phone: 403 320-3200

Lethbridge College has 50-year a tradition of meeting the educational and training needs of southern Albertans. Now, more than 6,200 students access Lethbridge College each year in over 70 career programs including: Business and Management, Media and Design, Engineering Technology, Justice Studies, Health Sciences, Human Services, Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Trades and Apprenticeships, Preparatory Studies and University Transfer.

Lethbridge College Full Load Equivalent Enrolments by Program Band
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Lethbridge College Full Load Equivalents by Program Band
Program Band 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Business (1) 592 694 483 359 359
Education 47 46 36 30 50
Health Sciences 563 617 687 694 632
Languages, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities 886 868 849 784 782
Legal & Security 480 492 485 518 569
Recreation 64 118 65 81 64
Physical, Natural & Applied Sciences 400 407 414 423 478
Preparatory & Basic Upgrading 434 443 436 455 442
Trades & Technologists 506 491 478 510 549
Total  3,972 4,177 3,934 3,853 3,926

Notes

(1)  Business program enrolment for the 2009/10 school year has been amended to reflect and extract the amount of enrolments in China (a program which has since been discontinued), to allow for a consistent comparison of the Business program over time.

Sources

Lethbridge College, Institutional Planning & Reporting, January 2016

Each College program has an advisory committee made up of business and industry representatives to guide curriculum development. The quality of Trades and Technologies programs at Lethbridge College is reflected in the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board’s recognition of four instructors as the best in southern Alberta for four years running. Now the College embarks on a new plan to build a new Trades wing, to add new technologies to the training of future tradespeople.

Lethbridge College Full Load Equivalent Enrolments by Credential
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Lethbridge College Full Load Equivalents by Credential
Program Band 2001-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Certificate 289 268 280 357 371
Certificate - Journeyman (Apprenticeship programs) 226 216 235 270 296
Certificate - Post Diploma 14 29 19 16 10
Degree - Applied 105 118 118 140 127
Diploma (1) 2,545 2,723 2,431 2,445 2,385
No Credential 503 512 505 503 493
University Transfer 290 311 346 322 243
Total  3,972 4,177 3,934 3,853 3,926

Notes

Diploma Program enrolment for the 2009/10 school year has been amended to reflect and extract the amount of enrolments in China (a program which has since been discontinued), to allow for a consistent comparison of the Business Program over time.

Sources

Lethbridge College, Institutional Planning & Reporting, January 2016

In today’s fast-paced world of work, the college provides opportunities for companies and industry to ensure their employees have the up-to-date skills and training they need.

  • Lethbridge College has been training wind turbine technicians for more than four years in partnership with turbine manufacturers. In 2008, the Wind Turbine Technician program received BZEE certification; Lethbridge College is now the lead college in North America for training instructors and students to this, the present world standard.
  • The College’s Aquaculture Centre of Excellence, one of the country’s foremost applied research facilities, is finding practical and environmentally friendly applications to address control of water weeds, water quality improvement, and disease control in fish. Ultimately, Lethbridge College, as the point of learning, will involve increasing numbers of partners and players and place sustainable water management at the top of the region’s agenda.
  • The Lethbridge Living Home project applies the knowledge and learning by the College, community, and industry partnerships. Recently opened to the public, the home incorporates ground-breaking sustainable building practices. It includes a community vision of improving residential home design, while promoting sustainability, reducing environmental impact, and enhancing quality of life.

www.uleth.ca
e-mail: inquiries@uleth.ca
Phone: 403 329-2200

The University of Lethbridge is Canada’s premier learning experience. The U of L is grounded in liberal education and committed to providing its students with small classes, a personal experience, and the most vital and engaging learning environment in the country. The U of L has also made a strong commitment to community-minded research, the development of centres of excellence and including students in research endeavours. Today, the U of L attracts more than 8,400 students from 60 countries on three campuses across Alberta (Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton) and has more than 25,000 alumni worldwide.

The U of L offers more than 150 degree/program options through six Faculties and Schools – Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Management and Graduate Studies – and offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in six areas of study.

Fast Facts

  • The U of L employs more than 1,800 people and has an economic impact of $199.8 million on the province.
  • In 2006, the U of L received an $8 million private investment to establish the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy, which will focus on the long-term challenges of demographic, economic and social issues related to changes in world population patterns.
  • In 2006, the U of L’s co-operative education program was nationally ranked as Canada’s leading co-op program for universities with 4,000 to 12,000 students.
  • In 2005/2006, the University of Lethbridge received more than $12 million in research funding.

The University of Lethbridge is home to...

  • A new sport and wellness facility enhances the fitness and recreational opportunities in southern Alberta and advances kinesiology and prevention-focused research.
  • The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience – the only research facility of its kind in Canada. In July 2006, the Centre added two major research tools with the installation of two MRI units that are among the most powerful in Alberta for research purposes.
  • The Canadian Centre for Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies - will allow the University to become a focal point for tackling challenges in materials, energy and the environment for which fluorine provides solutions, such as the oil and gas industry, manufacturing and steel and aluminum refining, to name a few.   
  • The Canadian Centre for the United Nations’ Water for Life program, promotes international commitments made on water and water-related issues. The U of L is also a key player in several research programs, including the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research and the Water Institute for Semi-arid Ecosystems.
  • The Centre for Culture and Community - serves as a resource for University of Lethbridge faculty and community partners engaged in cultural and community-based studies and creative activity.
  • The Centre for Oral History and Tradition - offers resources and training to students and researchers interested in making oral history part of their research process. 
  • The only baccalaureate program in addictions counselling in Canada. The School of Health Sciences offers this program in collaboration with Medicine Hat College.
  • The Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre – a first of its kind in North America – brings world-class satellite imagery to the province.

University of Lethbridge FLE Enrolments by Level & Faculty 2005-2015
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University of Lethbridge Annual FLE Enrolments by Faculty
Faculty/School 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Undergraduate
Arts & Science 3,645 3,513 3,461 3,333 3,260 3,246 3,230 3,011 2,927 2,873
Education 461 444 460 452 449 465 443 463 466 457
Fine Arts 511 539 560 538 561 600 577 576 557 550
Health Sciences 199 254 281 346 435 524 539 519 553 595
Management 1,510 1,536 1,489 1,436 1,456 1,425 1,299 1,427 1,443 1,415
Open Studies 192 232 250 191 200 189 199 195 193 194
Undergraduate Total 6,518 6,518 6,501 6,296 6,361 6,447 6,287 6,190 6,139 6,085
Graduate & Post Graduate
Arts & Science 190 207 217 222 293 344 332 373 423 425
Education 216 176 175 125 204 184 193 133 167 178
Fine Arts 2 - 1 - 4 10 15 15 15 15
Health Sciences 31 31 28 27 31 34 30 29 32 30
Management 16 16 15 19 20 30 37 33 29 26
Graduate Total 456 431 436 393 551 603 607 582 666 675
Grand Total 6,974 6,949 6,938 6,689 6,911 7,050 6,894 6,772 6,805 6,760

Notes

Summer and Fall FLEs extracted on January 15, Spring FLEs extracted on June 15.

Sources

University of Lethbridge, Department of Institutional Analysis, January 2016

University of Lethbridge Annual FTE Enrolments by Level
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University of Lethbridge Annual FTE Enrolments by Level
  Undergraduate      
School Year Arts &Science Education Fine Arts Health Sciences Management Open Studies Graduate Studies Grand Total
2005/06 4,462 535 604 233 1,825 271 372 8,302
2006/07 4,342 508 627 300 1,876 338 354 8,344
2007/08 4,294 540 655 318 1,850 347 369 8,372
2008/09 4,075 528 632 402 1,772 287 456 8,152
2009/10 4,021 520 664 516 1,812 284 601 8,418
2010/11 3,983 541 720 629 1,829 258 638 8,597
2011/12 4,092 517 686 643 1,698 310 618 8,563
2012/13 3,826 538 689 629 1,879 297 585 8,442
2013/14 3,753 543 678 644 1,867 296 656 8,436
2014/15 3,615 527 670 710 1,842 286 682 8,332

Notes

FTE = Full-time (Fall) + 1/4 Part-time Undergraduate (Fall & Summer) + 1/3 Part-time Graduate (Fall & Summer).

Sources

University of Lethbridge, Department of Institutional Analysis, 2015 School Year.

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