Register for Scheduled Courses

Requirements, registration & refunds and policies & procedures

Before you register, you should also know about our admission requirements, prerequisites, fees, refunds, transcripts and 
 
All of these are explained in one of the tiles below. The last tile has links to our full-time programs as well as to distance learning, client-hosted and corporate training.
 

Ready to register?

When you're ready to register for a scheduled course, you have two options:
  1. Use our interactive (fillable) pdf ETC student registration form
  2. Call the Registrar's office and work with Janet to complete registration.
Registration form
Once you fill in the form you may return it by email, fax or mail.
  • email firecourses@lakelandcollege.ca
  • mail Registrar's Office Attention: Janet Lakeland College 5707 College Drive Vermilion AB T9X 1K5
  • fax 780 853 8594
Call the Registrar's office
If you would like help or want to use a credit card to pay, please call Janet:
  • toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 8633
  • direct in Vermilion at 780 853 8633

Admission requirements
& prerequisites

Admission requirements & prerequisites

Admission requirements
 
You must be at least 18 years of age on or before the course or program start date.
 
Specific admission requirements can be found with each course and program information.
 
All academic and non-academic admission requirements, including physical fitness requirements, must be met.
 
Prerequisites
 
When identified, you'll need to provide documentation to verify completion of requirements. Most times documents must be supplied with your application form.


More on registration

More on registration

  • Registrations are accepted until classes start. However, we recommend that you apply early.
  •  We begin processing registration requests in early October.
  •  For most courses, acceptance is on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis. If different, it will be noted.
  •  Physical requirement sections of the application form must be completed and signed by an authorized individual. This person determines an individual’s fitness for fire service duty. This could be a fire chief, municipal secretary, public health nurse, safety nurse, safety supervisor or management member responsible for brigade staffing. You can't verify your own fitness levels.
  • Members of Alberta municipal fire departments must have the application form signed by their fire chief or designate.

Confirmation and Acceptance

Confirmation and Acceptance

You will receive:
  • a written confirmation of course registration
  • a student information package containing important information about college regulations, materials to bring and accommodation choices.
 
If a course is oversubscribed:
  • you will be placed on a waiting list
  • the waiting list is kept only for the current calendar year
  • new registration requests must be submitted for the next calendar year.

Paying fees

Paying fees

  • fees are effective for the date indicated
  • all fees are stated in Canadian dollars
  • international fee payers are normally subject to a 150 per cent surcharge
  • Lakeland College reserves the right to change fees as necessary.
  • fees are due at registration. Registrations without payment will not be processed.
  • you  will not be invoiced.
  • third-party sponsorship will only be accepted for registration fees of $200 or more. A student sponsored by an employer, for example, must submit a purchase order number and the sponsor’s contact details with the application form. If the purchase order number is not provided at the time of registration, we cannot guarantee the number will be quoted on the invoice.
  • we accept cash, cheque, money order, Interac, Visa or MasterCard. Cheques or money orders must be made payable to Lakeland College. For your protection, do not send cash through the mail.

Refunds

Refunds

  • Refunds are calculated by official date of withdrawal.
  • Refunds will be considered only when you provides written notification within the specified timelines to the Office of the Registrar.
  •  Unless otherwise stated, if you withdraw from a course at least one week before the course starts, you'll  receive a 100 per cent refund less a $50 administration fee.
  • No fees will be refunded after a class starts.
  • Fees will be fully refunded if a course is cancelled by the Emergency Training Centre

Attendance

Attendance

  • Classes typically start at 0800 hours (8 am). Exceptions may apply for specific courses and programs.
  • Classes may be held on statutory holidays.
  • Absences of more than four hours may result in suspension from the course

Accommodation
& meals

Accommodation & meals

You are responsible for making your own arrangements for meals and accommodations.
 
Accommodation is available at local hotels as well as Alumni House on campus. Residence accommodation is available between May and August.
 
There are many restaurants including fast food, sit down and deli options. The campus cafeteria is open from early morning to late afternoon, except during the summer when hours are reduced and the cafeteria is closed.
 

Academic Policies
& Procedures

Academic Policies & Procedures

Discipline

  • All students should conduct themselves in accordance with college policies, regulations and procedures.
  •  In cases where student misconduct occurs, discipline will be applied in a manner consistent with the Student Discipline Policy.
 

Student appeal process

Students receiving academic or non-academic disciplinary decisions/actions may appeal those decisions that have an adverse personal or academic impact.
 

Transcripts

A transcript is an official record of a student’s grades.
 
Transcripts are free, but there is a cost for expedited service. A transcript will not be released to a third party without written authorization from the student.See the transcripts page for more information.
 

Students with Special Needs

Lakeland College provides academic accommodation to students with disabilities. Within the limits of its resources, and having due regard for the rights and entitlements of other students and college staff who may be affected, the college will, where reasonable, remove barriers and provide opportunities to students with disabilities.
 
If you have a physical, sensory or learning disabilities, please contact the accessibility advisor well in advance of their course start date. We'll need time for assessment of necessary support services and employment goals.
 
Please arrange additional support, such as interpreters and technical assistance, before your course or programs starts.
 

Exams

All written examinations require a minimum passing score of 70%*.
 
Where applicable, a student can write a course examination only after successful completion of the practical components.
 
*Exceptions may apply for specific courses and programs.
 

Exam Rewrites

If you fail a written or online examination with a mark between 60%* and 69%,* you'll be allowed one rewrite for that course.
 
The application to rewrite is  online or contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633 or 8441.
 
The application must be made within 60 days of release of the test scores. The rewrite must be completed within 60 days of Lakeland accepting your rewrite request
 
*Exceptions may apply for specific courses and programs.
 

Equivalent Standing

Lakeland College recognizes prior education when it is a course prerequisite and necessary for course progression.
 
To receive equivalent standing for a Lakeland course, the equivalent course must be evaluated. You must have received a minimum grade of 70%.
 

Miscellaneous Fees

ETC replacement certificate  $40
 Examination rewrite  $145
Equivalent standing assessment - minimum $100
Rescheduled exam/late write  $160
Registration change  $50
Course extension  $100
Course cancellation *  $100
 
 * If a client-hosted course is cancelled by the host department after materials are sent, the host department will be billed.

Links to other programming

Links to other programming

EST, Firefighter Training & Applied Degree
You apply for these full-time pre-employment programs using applyalberta. It's the same for our applied business degree in emergency management. Learn more on our apply now page.
 
Distance learning -includes online, client hosted, correspondence
 
Corporate training - Municipal, industrial and business fire & emergency services training



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