Special guests and staff line up to cut the ribbon on the grand opening in the shop


Official Opening of Energy Park Site

On April 18, 2018, Lakeland officially opened it's Energy Park Site.
Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt with college president, academic VP, dean of trades, staff and students in the carpentry lab.


Trades Centre Getting Repairs

Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt stopped by the Vermilion campus with some good news for Friday the 13th - the Trades Centre will be getting repairs.
Staff and guests on stage auctioning off live auction items


6th Annual President’s Gala Raises Over $72,000

It’s the best year yet for Lakeland College’s sixth annual President’s Gala – presented by Eagle Builders.
Ryan James with trophy


Enviro Grad Knows Plants

For the 2nd year Ryan James has won an international plant identification competition. He credits Lakeland for helping him discover his passion for plants.
Alberta top 70 employer 2018 log and Lakeland College logo with Leading Learning tag line


Lakeland repeats as a Top 70 Alberta employer

In 2017 Lakeland College was judged as one of Alberta's top 70 employers. We repeated that designation for 2018.
Iain Bushell in uniform in front of Scottish Fire & Rescue Service logo


Class of ’97 alum appointed deputy chief in Scotland

EST alumnus Iain Bushell has moved to Scotland as deputy chief officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in Glasgow.
Fashion Show on a budget contestants Hailey Alexander and Varun Mehandru on the runway


Making a fashion statement with $33.33

Their challenge is interview attire for just $33.33. Ten students strutted their outfits in the Business Club's annual Fashion Show on a Budget.
exterior view of the Animal Health Clinic on a snowy afternoon


Animal Health Clinic takes shape

There's a new student-managed opportunity coming this fall with the Animal Health Clinic. AHT and VMA students will have space to run an animal care clinic.

An educational pathway to suit your needs


Prepare yourself for the workplace in just months with a 1-year certificate.

You’ll find options across most of our schools. They vary from accounting technician to Street Rod Technologies.

Some options are less than year, such as the 12-week Firefighter Training and 16-week Pre-Employment trades programs.
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Launch your career with one of our 2-year diplomas.

You’ll build skills and knowledge as you take on student-managed projects, connect with industry through field trips and practicums, and lay the foundation for your future with hands-on, relevant learning inside and outside conventional classrooms.

Explore all your options.
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Start your degree at Lakeland!

You’ll take university courses. Then transfer to a degree granting university. A first step with smaller classes and instructors who know your name.

Whether local or from a small high school, we’re a great transition to a larger institution in a bigger city. You’ll be ready to make the leap.
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Apprenticeship &

Advance in your chosen trade by training at Lakeland!

Technical training is Alberta apprenticeship’s curriculum. But it comes with the Lakeland advantage – our instructors, our labs, our services and supports.

We also offer Pre-Employment programs. A 16-week way to try-a-trade that prepares you to challenge 1st period exams.
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Boost your skills and work force readiness by staying an extra year for a double major.

This route is a common one in Agriculture, Business and Environment.

In Human Services, stay an extra year and expand your career options.
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Take the 2 + 2 route, and In 4 years you could have both a diploma and degree.

Transfer agreements with universities across Western Canada and beyond mean you can double your credentials. Your diploma courses provide credits towards a university degree.

Check further study options in your program.
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Fire & Emergency Services

Live ready is an unofficial motto of Lakeland’s Emergency Training Centre (ETC).

Set your career in motion, or add to your professional credentials, with courses and programs at ETC.

Our live-fire training field offers you an intense learning experience whether you’re here for a 2-day course or 9 months of training.
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Continuing Education &
Professional Development

Whether you want to upgrade your work credentials, develop a new hobby or investigate a subject you’ve always had an interest in, our Continuing Education department can help.

There are many just for fun, personal, and professional development options.
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If you can’t come to us, connect with us online!

Renewable Energy & Conservation is exclusively online. Most Human Services programs are available face-to-face and online. Early Learning & Child Care and Educational Assistant are offered online in French.

Then there's Continuing Education and Professional Development courses.
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Dual Credit

Get an early start on post-secondary courses or get a taste of a particular career or trade at Lakeland.

High school students in specific school divisions can:
• take a variety of career & technology studies (CTS) courses.
• get credit for a high school & post-secondary course with dual credit.

Check out your options.
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En ligne

Deux programmes en français sont disponibles en ligne:
• Aide-élève spécialisé
• Éducation à la petite enfance
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For International Students

International is more than the programs we offer to students from around the world.

There are also programs for our current students, and alumni, to study abroad.

Check out our i\International site to learn more.
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Visit Lakeland.

Don't take our word for it...We can talk all day about how great Lakeland's programs are, how tight the communities are, and all the rest. But we're biased. You need to see the place for yourself - and see yourself in it.
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Lakeland by the Numbers

  • dairy cow info graphic milk quality award
  • 13 real estate appraisal and assessment students took a field trip to Vietnam in 2017.
  • number of exams hosted by continuing education
  • Energy Centre lab can supply up 75% of campus electricity and 94% of heating.
  • Rob Baron award winning instructor
  • Fire & Emergency Services Facts & Stats
  • 1,000 disposal nail files used at esthetician clinics
  • over 6,000 km travelled for field trips by interior design technology students
  • 1.5 tons of saw dust collected from stationary tools in the carpentry lab annually.
  • more than 900 hours of practicum hours by education degree students
  • Women's volleyball win provincial and national gold in 2017
  • Applied Research buildings at centre
  • Top 70 employer in Alberta 2018
  • residence life events participation