Environmental Sciences

Renewable Energy & Conservation (Certificate/Diploma) - Important Dates

ACCREDITATION:Diploma and Certificate
Please note: Effective July 1, 2021 this program will be known as Sustainability Energy (certificate) and Sustainable Energy Technology (diploma)

Important registration notes:

  • You register for these courses once you have applied to the program through the Apply Alberta link.
  • You only apply once. Then you register for courses as many times as you need to complete your program. You register and pay through My Lakeland.
  • You must register at least 2 weeks before the start of the class to ensure you get your textbook(s) and materials on time.
  • If you are an international student you should register at least 1 month before the start of class

2021-2 Schedule

Certificate courses

Course Start - End Date Register Before
Registration Deadline
RC 200 Basic Energy Principles
RC 201 Energy and the Environment
Aug 30 to Oct 22, 2021 Aug 16, 2021  July 16, 2021
RC 202 Energy Audits and Conservation Practices
RC 204 Introduction to Wind Energy
Oct 25 to Dec 17, 2021 Oct 11, 2021  Sept 11, 2021
RC 200 Basic Energy Principles
RC 203 Global Impact of Climate Change
RC 205 Introduction to Solar Energy
Jan ​​​4 to ​Feb 25, 2022
Dec ​13, 2021  Nov 13, 2021
RC 205 Introduction to Solar Energy
RC 206 Geo Energy Exchange - Installation
RC 207 Introduction to Biofuels
Feb ​​28 to Apr 22, 2022
Feb 14, 2022  Jan 14, 2022
CO 255 Communications
RC 208 Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
Apr 25 to Jun ​17, 2022 Apr 11, 2022  March 11, 2022
Note: RC 200  is considered the prerequisite for RC 204, RC 205 and RC 206.

Diploma Courses

BA 215 Small Business Management 
RC 321 Solar Thermal Systems
Aug 30 to Oct 22, 2021 Aug 17, 2021  July 17, 2021
RC 323 Bio-energy and Biogas 
RC 326 Electrical Installation and Codes
Oct 25 to Dec 17, 2021
Oct 11, 2021  Sept 11, 2021
RC 210 Water Issues and Conservation Practice
RC 320 Small Wind Energy Systems
 Jan ​​​4 to ​Feb 25, 2022

Dec ​13, 2021  Nov 12, 2021
RC 324 Sustainable Building Design and Practices
RC 325 Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Feb ​​28 to Apr 22, 2022 Feb ​14, 2022  Jan 14, 2022
RC 322 Geo Energy Exchange - Design Principles
RC 430 Integration of Distributed Energy Systems
Apr 25 to Jun ​17, 2022 Apr 1​1, 2022  
RC 431 Renewable Energy On-site Lab 2021
Jun 20 to Jun 24, 2022
Jun 6, 2022
  1. Last day to drop course - 7 calendar days after the course start date.
  2. If you withdraw in the first week, you will receive a full refund less $200 per course administration fee.
  3. Last day to withdraw from the course with a W or to change from credit  to audit - 35 days after the course start date.
  4. Course schedule is subject to change owing to enrolment demand and other factors.
Academic Schedule and Term Dates
The academic schedule and the refund dates apply to most college programs commencing September 7. Please see the term dates for 2021/22 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.
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– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

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Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

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Business studies, Class of 2016.

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2nd year UT student, 2017-18

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Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

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Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

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Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

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Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

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Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

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Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

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Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

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– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
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– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

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HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

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Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

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Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
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– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
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– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

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Esthetician, Class of 2017.

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– Dustin Dinwoodie

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– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree