Academic Year & Term Dates

Calendar is a word that's used a lot around a college campus. Even your friends might ask you what's on your calendar.
 
But if you're wondering about the first and last day of classes, when spring break is and the last day to withdraw from a course, then you need to check out terms dates and the academic year.

Term Dates shows the first and last day of classes for each semester. Some of our programs are a little different from the September through April scenario with extended practicums and field trips. In particular, fire and emergency services programs and apprenticeship programs.

The Academic Year, or schedule, includes much more than the first and last day of each semester, there are also a lot of other dates--such as holidays--listed. We've even included some of the key dates in this and the next academic years.

Notes:
  • The schedule and refund dates apply to most college programs that start in September. Please see the term dates for specific program start and end dates.
  • This schedule does not include apprenticeship programs, programs with major work experience or practicum components, and continuing education courses. See the apprenticeship intake schedule and the continuing education calendar for more details.
  • If you need more information, please check with registrar's office or your program head.
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Academic Year 2018-19
2018
Sep 3 – Labour Day
Sep 4 – Registration Day. Fees are due.
Sep 5 - Semester 1 classes begin
Sep 10 - Last day to add courses
Sep 24 - Last day to drop courses.  Last day to withdraw from college with full refund.
Oct 8 - Thanksgiving Day. College closed.
Nov 5 - Last day to withdraw from Semester 1 courses with W grade or to change from credit to audit
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day. College is closed Nov 12 in lieu.
Nov 12-13 - Fall break for students
Dec 14 – Last day Semester 1
Dec 17 - Jan 6 - Christmas break for most programs.
Dec 22 - Jan 2 - College closed

2019
Jan 7 – Semester 2 classes begin. Fees are due.
Jan 14 - Last day to add Semester 2 courses
Jan 28 - Last day to drop Semester 2 courses. Last day to withdraw from college with 100% refund of Semester 2 fees. Last day to withdraw from full year courses with a W grade or change from a credit to audit
Feb 18 - Family Day. College closed.
Feb 16 - 24 - Reading Week. Spring Break for students in most programs*
March 19 - Last day to withdraw from Semester 2 courses with W grade or change from credit to audit.
April 19 - 22 - Easter. College closed for Good Friday through to Easter Monday inclusive.
April 26 - Last day of Semester 2 for most programs
May 31 - Lloydminster Campus Convocation
June 7 - Vermilion Campus Convocation

* Apprenticeship, online, HOOT, HOPE, EST, health care aide programs either don't have a spring break or it is scheduled at a different date. Please see the important dates page for each program.
Term Dates 2017-18

Program

Year of Study

Term Dates

Agricultural Sciences  Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Agribusiness Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Animal Health Technology
Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Year 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - May 11
Animal Science Technology Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Crop Technology Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
General Agriculture Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Western Ranch & Cow Horse Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Veterinary Medical Assistant Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - May 18
Business  Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Accounting Technician Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Business Admin: Appraisal & Assessment Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Business Admin: General Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
BCommerce BManagement
(University Transfer)
Year 3 & 4  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Business Admin: Marketing  Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27 
Business Admin: Accounting Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Business Admin: Small Business & Entrepreneurship  Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15  Jan 8 - April 27 
Environmental Sciences  Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Env Sc: Conservation & Restoration Ecology Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Env Sc: Conservation & Reclamation Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Env Sc: Monitoring & Protection Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Env Sc: Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
BApp Sc: Env Management Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27

                    program start Fall 20161

Year 2  May 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

                    program start Fall 20171

Year 2  May 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Renewable Energy & Conservation Sept 2016 to June 2017 (part-time, online). Check scheduled REC courses on the website
Energy and Petroleum Technology
 Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Heavy Oil Power Engineering Diploma
Year 1
Aug 14 - Dec 20
Jan 3 - April 30
Year 2 Practicum
May 7 - Aug 31, 2018

Year 2 Academic
Sept 5 - Dec 20
Jan 3 - May 11
Heavy Oil Operations Technician
Aug 14 - Dec 20
Jan 3 - April 30
Fire & Emergency Services
Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services  2017 Cohort
 January 13, 2017
 2018 Cohort
 January 19, 2018 (tentative)
Emergency Services Tech Class of 2017

March 6 - Nov 17, 2017

Practicum Nov 20, 2017- Feb 16, 2018
Class of 2018

March 5 - Nov 16, 2018

Practicum Nov 19, 2018 - Feb 15, 2019
 
Firefighter Training Program
 Blended  On line Jan 29 - April 20; On site April 23 - May 25, 2018
 Blended  On line April 16 - July 6; On site July 9 - Aug 10, 2018

P1

 April 2 - June 22, 2018

P2

 April 30 - July 20, 2018

P3

July 30 - Oct 19, 2018
Health & Wellness  Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Esthetician Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Hairstyling
Year 1
Sept 5 - Dec 21
Jan 8 - June 22
Health Care Aide  Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Human Services  Fall Semester 2017
 Winter Semester 2018
Child & Youth Care Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Early Learning & Child Care Certificate  Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Early Learning & Child Care Diploma  Year 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Educational Assistant   Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27

Sign Language Interpretation 

Year 2
Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Interior Design Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
 Interior Design  Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
 Year 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - June 22
Trades
Apprenticeship Programs
See the apprenticeship intake schedule.
Pre-employment Electrical 16 weeks Aug 28 - Dec 15, 2017
Feb 26 - June 15, 2018
Pre-employment Welding 16 weeks Aug 28 - Dec 15, 2017
Street Rod Technology
 Year 1
Sept 5 - Dec 15, 2017 Jan 8 - April 27, 2018
University Transfer Fall Semester 2017 Winter Semester 2018
University Transfer Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27

1 The practicum is 8 months and term dates may vary within the year.
Academic Year 2018-19
2018
September 3 - Labour Day
September 4 - Registration Day, Fees Due
September 5 - Classes begin for Semester 1
September 10 - Last day to add courses
September 24 - Last day to drop courses. Last day to withdraw from college with full refund.
October 8 - Thanksgiving Day. College closed
November 5 - Last day to withdraw from Semester 1 courses with “W” grade or to change from “credit” to “audit.”
November 11 - Remembrance Day. College closed (November 12)
November 12 - 13 - Fall Break for Students
December 14 - Last day of Semester 1
December 17 - January 6 - Christmas Break for students
December 22 - January 2- College closed

2019
January 7- Classes Begin for Semester 2. Fees Due
January 14 - Last day to add Semester 2 courses
January 28 - Last day to drop Semester 2 courses. Last day to withdraw from college with 100% refund of Semester 2 fees. Last day to withdraw from full year courses with “W” grade or change from credit to audit.
February 18 - Family Day. College closed
February 16-24 - Reading Week. Spring Break for students in most programs*
March 18 - Last day to withdraw from Semester 2 courses with “W” grade or to change from “credit” to “audit”.
April 19–22-  Easter. College closed
April 26 - Last day of Semester 2 for most programs
May 31, 2019 - Lloydminster Campus Convocation
June 7, 2019 - Vermilion Campus Convocation

Term Dates 2018-19

Program

Year of Study

Term Dates

Agricultural Sciences Fall Semester 2018
Winter Semester 2019
Agribusiness Year 1 & 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Animal Health Technology Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Year 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - May 10
Animal Health Technology online -    TBA  
Animal Science Technology Year 1 & 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Crop Technology Year 1 & 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
General Agriculture Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Western Ranch & Cow Horse Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Veterinary Medical Assistant Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - May 17
Business  Fall Semester 2018
Winter Semester 2019
Accounting Technician Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Administrative Professional Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - May 10
Business Admin: Appraisal & Assessment Year 1 & 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Business Admin: General Year 1 & 2  Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
BCommerce BManagement
(University Transfer)
Year 3 & 4  Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Business Admin: Marketing  Year 1 & 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26 
Business Admin: Accounting Year 1 & 2  Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Business Admin: Small Business & Entrepreneurship  Year 1 & 2  Sept 4 - Dec 14  Jan 7 - April 26 
Environmental Sciences  Fall Semester 2018
Winter Semester 2019
Env Sc: Conservation & Restoration Ecology Year 1 & 2  Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Env Sc: Conservation & Reclamation Year 1 & 2  Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Env Sc: Monitoring & Protection Year 1 & 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Env Sc: Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Year 1 & 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
BApp Sc: Env Management Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
program start Fall 20171 Year 2  May 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
program start Fall 20181 Year 2  May 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
Renewable Energy & Conservation Aug 2018 to June 2019 (part-time, online). Check scheduled REC courses on the website
Energy and Petroleum Technology Fall Semester 2018 Winter Semester 2019
Heavy Oil Power Engineering Diploma Year 1  Aug 13 - Dec 21 Jan 3 - April 30
Practicum May 1 - Aug 31, 2018
Year 2 Sept 4 - Dec 21 Jan 3 - May 10
Practicum May 13 - Aug 31, 2019
Heavy Oil Operations Technician Aug 13 - Dec 19 Jan 3 - April 29
Second Class Power Engineering Sept 4 - Dec 19 Jan 7 - May 9
Fire & Emergency Services
Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services
Check important dates for your cohort
Emergency Services Tech Class of 2018 March 5 - Nov 16, 2018

Practicum Nov 19, 2018 - Feb 15, 2019
Class of 2019 March 4 - Nov 14, 2019
Practicum Nov 16, 2019 - Feb 14, 2020
 
Firefighter Training Program
 P1 2018 April 3 - June 22, 2018
 P2 2018 April 30 - July 20, 2018
 P3 2018 July 30 - Oct 19, 2018
Blended 2018 - E1 Online Jan 29 - April 20; On-site April 23 - May 25, 2018   
P1 2019 April 29 - July 19, 2019
P2 2019 July 8 - Sept 27, 2019
P3 2019 Aug 6 - Oct 25, 2019
Blended 2019 - E1 Online Jan 28 - Apr 19; On-site April23 - May 24, 2019
Health & Wellness  Fall Semester 2018
Winter Semester 2019
Esthetician Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
Hairstyling
Year 1
Sept 4 - Dec 20
Jan 7 - June 21
Health Care Aide
Lloydminster2  Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14
Jan 7 - April 26
Wainwright 2 Year 1 Sept 14 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 22
Human Services  Fall Semester 2018
 Winter Semester 2019
American Sign Language & Deaf Culture Studies  Sept 2018 - June 2020. See important dates page for details
Child & Youth Care 3 Year 1 & 2  Sept 4 - Dec 14
Jan 7 - April 26
Early Learning & Child Care Certificate 3  Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14
Jan 7 - April 26
Early Learning & Child Care Diploma 3  Year 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14
Jan 7 - April 26
Educational Assistant 3  Year 1 Sept 4 - Dec 14
Jan 7 - April 26

Sign Language Interpretation 

Year 1
Sept 4 - Dec 14
Jan 7 - April 26
Interior Design Fall Semester 2018
Winter Semester 2019
 Interior Design  Year 1  Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
 Year 2  Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - June 21
Trades
Apprenticeship Programs See the apprenticeship intake schedule.
Pre-employment Electrical 16 weeks Aug 27 - Dec 14, 2018
Pre-employment Welding 16 weeks Aug 27 - Dec 14, 2018
Street Rod Technology
 Year 1
Sept 4 - Dec 14, 2018 Jan 7 - April 26, 2019
University Transfer Fall Semester 2018 Winter Semester 2019
University Transfer Year 1 & 2 Sept 4 - Dec 14 Jan 7 - April 26
 University Transfer - pre-U of A ATEP    Sept 4 - Dec 14  Jan 7 - Jun 28
1 The practicum is 8 months and term dates may vary within the year.
2 Courses are offered on weekends. Includes 2 practicums that are full-time
3 These programs are also offered online
Academic Year 2019-20
2019
September 2, 2019 - Labour Day 
September 3, 2019 – Registration Day, fees due
September 4, 2019 - Classes begin for semester 1
September 11, 2019 - Last day to add courses
September 23, 2019 - Last day to drop courses. Last day to withdraw from college with full refund.
October 14, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day - College closed
November 11, 2019 - Remembrance Day - College closed
November 11-12, 2019 – Fall Break for students
December 13, 2019 – Last day Semester 1
December 14 - January 5, 2020 - Christmas break for students
December 21 - January 5, 2020 College closed
 
2020
January 6, 2020 – First day Semester 2
January 16, 2020 - Last day to add semester 2 courses
January 27, 2020 - Last day to drop semester 2 courses. Last day to withdraw from college with 100% refund of semester 2 fees. 
February 15-23, 2020 – Spring Break for students in most programs *
February 17, 2020 - Family Day - College closed
March 16, 2020 - Last day to withdraw from semester 2 courses with "W" grade or change from credit to audit.
April 10 - 13, 2020 - Easter - College closed
April 24, 2020 – Last day Semester 2 for most programs *
May 29, 2020 – Lloydminster Campus Convocation
June 5, 2020 – Vermilion Campus Convocation

*This Academic Schedule and refund dates apply to most college programs commencing on September 3.  Please see the “Term Dates for 2019/20” for specific program start and end dates. This schedule does not include apprenticeship programs, programs with major work experience or practicum components, and continuing education courses.  Please check with the Office of the Registrar or your program head for further information.


Term Dates 2019-20

Program

Year of Study

Term Dates

Agricultural Sciences Fall Semester 2019
Winter Semester 2020
Agribusiness Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Animal Health Technology Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Year 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - May 8
Animal Health Technology online -    TBA  
Animal Science Technology Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Crop Technology Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
General Agriculture Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Western Ranch & Cow Horse Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Veterinary Medical Assistant Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - May 15
Business  Fall Semester 2019
Winter Semester 2020
Accounting Technician Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Administrative Professional Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - May 8
Business Admin: Appraisal & Assessment Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Business Admin: General Year 1 & 2  Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
BCommerce BManagement
(University Transfer)
Year 3 & 4  Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Business Admin: Marketing  Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24 
Business Admin: Accounting Year 1 & 2  Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Business Admin: Small Business & Entrepreneurship  Year 1 & 2  Sept 3 - Dec 13  Jan 6 - April 24 
Environmental Sciences  Fall Semester 2019
Winter Semester 2020
Env Sc: Conservation & Restoration Ecology Year 1 & 2  Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Env Sc: Conservation & Reclamation Year 1 & 2  Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Env Sc: Monitoring & Protection Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Env Sc: Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
BApp Sc: Env Management Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
program start Fall 20171 Year 2  May 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
program start Fall 20181 Year 2  May 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Renewable Energy & Conservation Aug 27 - Dec 13, 2019 
 Jan 6 - June 19/26, 2020  Check scheduled REC courses on the website
Energy and Petroleum Technology Fall Semester 2019 Winter Semester 2020
Heavy Oil Power Engineering Diploma Year 1  Aug 12 - Dec 20 Jan 6 - April 30
Practicum May 1 - Aug 31, 2019
Year 2 Sept 3 - Dec 20 Jan 6 - May 8
Practicum May 11 - Aug 31, 2020
Heavy Oil Operations Technician Aug 12 - Dec 20 Jan 6 - April 30
Second Class Power Engineering Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - June 19
Fire & Emergency Services
Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services
Check important dates for your cohort
Emergency Services Tech Class of 2019 March 4 - Nov 14, 2019
Practicum Nov 16, 2019 - Feb 14, 2020
Class of 2020 TBA March 2020 - Nov 2020
Practicum TBA Nov 2020 - Feb 2021
 
Firefighter Training Program
P1 2019  
 P2 2019  
 P3 2019
Blended 2019- E1 Online Jan 28 - April 19; On-site April 23 - May 24, 2019 
2020 TBA
Health & Wellness  Fall Semester 2019
Winter Semester 2020
Esthetician Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Hairstyling
Year 1
Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - June 19
Health Care Aide
Lloydminster2  Year 1 Sept 6 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24
Human Services  Fall Semester 2019
 Winter Semester 2020
American Sign Language & Deaf Culture Studies Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Animal Assisted Wellness online  Sept 2019 to June 2020  
Child & Youth Care 3 Year 1 & 2  Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24
Community Mental Health online  Sept 2019 - June 2020  
Early Learning & Child Care Certificate 3  Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24
Early Learning & Child Care Diploma 3  Year 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24
Educational Assistant 3  Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24

Sign Language Interpretation 

Year 2
Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24
Interior Design Fall Semester 2019
Winter Semester 2020
 Interior Design  Year 1  Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
 Year 2  Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - June 19
Trades
Apprenticeship Programs See the apprenticeship intake schedule.
Pre-employment Electrical 16 weeks Aug 26 - Dec 13, 2019
Pre-employment Instrument & Control Technician 16 weeks Aug 26 - Dec 13, 2019
Pre-employment Welding 16 weeks Aug 26 - Dec 13, 2019
Street Rod Technology
 Year 1
Sept 3 - Dec 13, 2019 Jan 6 - April 24, 2020
University Transfer Fall Semester 2019 Winter Semester 2020
University Transfer Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
 University Transfer - pre-U of A ATEP    Sept 3 - Dec 13  Jan 6 - Jun 26
1 The practicum is 8 months and term dates may vary within the year.
2 Courses are offered on weekends. Includes 2 practicums that are full-time
3 These programs are also offered online. See important dates for each program for specific dates.









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– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

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Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

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– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

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– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

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– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

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Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

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The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

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I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

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Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

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– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

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– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

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They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

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