Programs - 1st year online

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1st year business courses going online

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Lakeland is offering the 10 common 1st year business courses for our business diploma majors online. You have options:


If you have questions, contact Jessica, the business enrolment specialist. You can reach her by:
Course schedule
These are the 10 courses and the  semester when they will be offered:


  • AC 130 Accounting I
  • MA101 Business Mathematics
  • CU 248 Business Computer Applications
  • EC 111 Microeconomics
  • CO 131 Communications I


  • AC 230 Accounting II
  • EC 211 Macroeconomics
  • MK 170 Marketing Principles
  • CO 231 Communications II
  • BA 120 Organizational Behaviour
Also Note:
  1. This schedule allows you to complete either the first year of a diploma major or exit with a business administration certificate program.
  2. After you are accepted into the program, you'll meet with your academic advisor to register for courses and create your schedule. If you're planning part-time studies, you'll discuss your options then.
To see the complete course descriptions, go to the general business admin major courses page.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees are the same for full-time online and full-time face-to-face. Check the approximate costs on our fee calculator.
If you plan to take the courses part-time, you must still apply to the program.
  • After you're accepted, you'll meet with the academic advisor.
  • Estimated tuition and fees are approximately $550 per course.
Meet with the academic advisor
After you're accepted into the program, you'll meet with the business academic advisor.
This is particularly important if you'd like to mix online and face-to-face courses, or only take courses part-time.
What does online mean?
Online means you complete the work on your own time, with no scheduled lectures.
Can I take a mix of online and face to face classes during the year?
Yes, you'll talk with your academic advisor to determine what mix of face-to-face and online classes works best for you.
Will an instructor be available to ask questions and to get help?
Yes, each course has an instructor that is available to help you. You can email questions and set up appointments or virtual meetings with them during their office hours.
Do I have access to the library and other student supports and services?
Yes. You'll pay comprehensive fees that give you access to all of our supports and services.
Can I do this on a part-time basis – just a course or two per semester while working?
Yes. Again, your academic advisor will help you pick which courses and how many courses you want to take per semester.
I'm in the administrative professional program; can I take these online classes?
The 10 courses being offered online aren't part of this program. Two of the admin professional courses are already online.
I'm in the accounting technician program; can I take these online classes?
You can take a maximum of 7 of the online classes. The rest will have to be taken face-to-face. You can discuss your options​ and what's available with your academic advisor.
Am I eligible for a student loan if I take online courses?
If you are enrolled in 3 or more courses per semester you are eligible for a student loan. Contact our student services office in Lloydminster at 780 871 5700 or visit our  financial aid & awards pages.
I completed all 10 courses; can I receive anything for that learning?
Yes. You have the courses to continue into a 2nd year and earn a diploma. If this taste of business was enough, you can exit with a 1-year Business Administration Certificate. This is something else you can discuss with your academic advisor.
What are the fees for online courses?
The tuition and mandatory fees are the same for both face-to-face and online courses. Check the Fee Calculator for an estimate of your costs.
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