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 doesn't include apprenticeship programs, programs with major work experience or practicum components, and continuing education courses. See the apprenticeship intake schedule and individual continuing education courses for more details.
  • If you need more information, please check with registrar's office or your program head.
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Academic Year 2019-20
Please note:
  • This schedule and refund dates apply to most college programs that start in September. 
  • See the Term Dates 2019-20 tab for specific program start and end dates.
  • T​hese term dates don't include apprenticeship programs, continuing education or any other program with major work experience or practicums.
2019
Sep 2 - Labour Day 
Sep 3 – Registration Day, fees due
Sep 4 - Classes begin for semester 1
Sep 11 - Last day to add courses
Sep 23 - Last day to drop courses. Last day to withdraw from college with full refund.
Oct 14 - Thanksgiving Day - College closed
Nov 4 - Last day to withdraw from semester 1 with W grade or change from credit to audit
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day - College closed
Nov 11-12 – Fall Break for students
Dec 13 – Last day Semester 1. Last day for exams.
Dec 14 - Jan 5 - Christmas break for students
Dec 24 - Jan 2 - College closed
 
2020
Jan 3 - College reopens
Jan 6 – First day Semester 2
Jan 13 - Last day to add semester 2 classes
Jan 27 - Last day to drop semester 2 courses. Last day to withdraw from college with 100% refund of semester 2 fees. 
Feb 15-23 – Spring Break for students in most programs 1
Feb 17 - Family Day - College closed
Mar 16 - Last day to withdraw from semester 2 courses with W grade or change from credit to audit.
Apr 10 - 13 - Easter - College closed
Apr 24 – Last day Semester 2 for most programs 2
May 28 – Lloydminster Campus Convocation - POSTPONED until May 17, 2021 
June 4 – Vermilion Campus Convocation - POSTPONED until June 4, 2021
 
1 Not all programs have spring break.
2 HOOT, HOPE, 2nd Class Power Engineering, hairstylist and BEd (ATEP) end later. Some programs also have practicums that extend into May (AHT, VMA, admin professional, interior design, HOPE,
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 Science Technology (all majors)
Year 1 & 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13 Jan 6 - April 24
Crop Technology Year 1 & 2 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 BManagment
(University Transfer)
Year 3 & 4  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 & Petroleum Technology Fall Semester 2019 Winter Semester 2020
Heavy Oil Petroleum Engineering (HOPE)
Year 1
Aug 12 - Dec 2
Dec 3 - April 20
Practicum is either Dec 9 - Feb 2 or Feb 3 - March 13
Practicum 2 May 4 - August 31, 2020
Year 2 Sept 3 - Dec 20 Jan 6 - May 8
Heavy Oil Operations Technician (HOOT)
Year 1
 Aug 12 - Dec 2
Dec 3 - April 20
Practicum Dec 9 - Feb 2 or Feb 3 - March 13
2nd Class Power Engineering
Year 1
Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - June 19
Fire & Emergency Services
Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services
Check important dates for applied emergency services degree
Emergency Services Technology (EST)
Class of 2019
March 4 - Nov 14, 2019
Practicum Nov 16 - Feb 14, 2020
Class of 2020
March 2 - Nov 12, 2020
Practicum Nov 14 - Feb 12, 2021
Firefighter Training Program
Blended E1 2019
Online Jan 28 - April 19
Onsite April 23 - May 24
P1
Apr 29 - Jul 19, 2019

P2
Cancelled

P3
Aug 6 - Oct 25, 2019

Blended E1 2020
Online Jan 27 to Apr 17
Onsite April 20 - May 22
P1
April 20 - July 10, 2020

P2
May 3 - July 24, 2020

P3
July 27 - Oct 16, 2020

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 Wellness3
online
Sept 2019 - June 2020
Child & Youth Care 4 Year 1 & 2  Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24
Community Mental Health 3
online
Sept 2019 - June 2020
Early Learning & Child Care Certificate 4 Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24
Early Learning & Child Care Diploma4 Year 2 Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24
Educational Assistant 4 Year 1 Sept 3 - Dec 13
Jan 6 - April 24

Sign Language Interpretation 5

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 Program is offered online. We recommend only taking 2 courses per online term (3 per year), so it will take you longer than 1 year to complete the program.
4 These programs are also offered online. See important dates for each program for specific dates.
5 Years 1 and 2 are offered in alternating years.
Academic Year 2020-21
2020
Aug 31 -  Registration day, fees due
Sep 1 – Classes begin for semester 1
Sep 7 -  Labour Day
Sep 8 - Last day to add courses
Sep 21 - Last day to drop courses. Last day to withdraw from college with full refund.
Oct 12 -  College closed 
Nov 2 - Last day to withdraw from semester 1 with W grade or change from credit to audit
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day - College closed
Dec 11 – Last day Semester 1
Dec 12 - Jan 4 - Christmas break for students
Dec 24 - Jan 5 - College closed
 
2021
Jan 5 – First day Semester 2, fees due
Jan 11 - Last day to add semester 2 classes
Jan 25 - Last day to drop semester 2 courses. Last day to withdraw from college with 100% refund of semester 2 fees. 
Feb 13 - 21 – Spring Break for students in most programs 1
Feb 15 - Family Day - College closed
Mar 15 - Last day to withdraw from semester 2 courses with W grade or change from credit to audit.
Apr 2 - 5 - Easter - College closed
Apr 23 – Last day Semester 2 for most programs 2
May 27 – Lloydminster Campus Convocation 
June 3 – Vermilion Campus Convocation
 
1 Not all programs have spring break.
HOOT, HOPE, 2nd Class Power Engineering, hairstylist and BEd (ATEP) end later. Some programs also have practicums that extend into May (AHT, VMA, admin professional, interior design, HOPE,

Term Dates 2020-21

Program

Year of Study

Term Dates

Agricultural Sciences Fall Semester 2020
Winter Semester 2021
Agribusiness Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Animal Health Technology Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Year 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - May 7
Animal Science Technology - all majors Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Crop Technology Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
General Agriculture Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Veterinary Medical Assistant Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - May 14
Business Fall Semester 2020
Winter Semester 2021
Accounting Technician Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Administrative Professional Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - May 7
Business Admin: Appraisal & Assessment Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Business Admin: General Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
BCommerce BManagement
(University Transfer)
Year 3 &4 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Business Admin: Accounting Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Business Admin: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Environmental Sciences Fall Semester 2020
Winter Semester 2021
Env Sc:Conservation & Restoration Ecology Year 1 & 2 ​Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Env Sc:Conservation & Reclamation Year 1 & 2 ​Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Env Sc:Water Conservation & Management Year 1 & 2 ​Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Env Sc:Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Year 1 & 2 ​Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
BApp Sc: Env Management 1
Year 1 ​Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Year 2 May 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020
Renewable Energy & Conservation August 2020 - June 2021 (part-time, online). Check scheduled REC courses on the website
Energy and Petroleum Technology Fall Semester 2020 Winter Semester 2021


Heavy Oil Power Engineering (HOPE)

Year 1
Aug 12 - Dec 3
Dec 4 - Apr 30
Practicum 1
May 1 - Aug 27, 2020
Year 2
Aug 28 - Dec 17
Jan 4 - May 4
 Practicum 2
May 3 - Aug 31, 2021
Heavy Oil Operations Technician (HOOT) - same schedule as HOPE Year 1
Second Class Power Engineering Aug 31 - Dec 15 Jan 4 - May 4
Fire & Emergency Services
Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services3 (2021) Year 1 January 2021
Emergency Services Technician (2021) Year 1 Mar 1, 2021 - Feb 11, 2022
Fire Fighter Training (2020) P3 Jul 27 - Oct 16, 2020  
Fire Fighter Training (2021) P1 Apr 19 - Jul 9, 2021
Fire Fighter Training Blended (2020)

Online Jan 27 - Apr 17, 2020 On-site Aug 17 - Sep 25, 2020
Fire Fighter Training Blended (2021)

Online May 10 - Jul 30, 2021 ​On-site Aug 3 - Sep 3, 2021
Health & Wellness Fall Semester 2020
Winter Semester 2021
Clinical Esthetician Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Jun 11
Esthetician Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23
Hairstyling
Year 1
Aug 31 - Dec 11
Jan ​5 - Jun 18
Human Services Fall Semester 2020
Winter Semester 2021
American Sign Language & Deaf Culture Studies Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Jun 25
Animal Assisted Wellness3 September 2020 - June 2021 (part-time, online). Check the AAW schedule on the website
Child & Youth Care4 Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11
​Jan 5 - Apr 23
Community Mental Health3 September  2020 - June 2021 (part-time, online). Check the CMH Schedule on the website
Early Learning & Child Care Certificate4 Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11
​Jan 5 - Apr 23
Early Learning & Child Care Diploma4 Year 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11
​Jan 5 - Apr 23
Educational Assistant4 Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11
​Jan 5 - Apr 23

Sign Language Interpretation

Year 1
Aug 31 - Dec 11
​Jan 5 - Apr 23
Interior Design Fall Semester 2020
Winter Semester 2021
Interior Design Technology Year 1 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Apr 23

Year 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - Jun 18
Trades
Apprenticeship Programs See the apprenticeship intake schedule.
Pre-employment Electrical 16 weeks ​Sep 21 - Dec 18
Pre-employment Welding 16 weeks Sep 21 - Dec 18
University Transfer Fall Semester 2020 Winter Semester 2021
University Transfer Year 1 & 2 Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - April 23
University Transfer - pre-U of A ATEP
Aug 31 - Dec 11 Jan 5 - June 25
 
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 Program is offered online. We recommend only taking 2 courses per online term (3 per year), so it will take you longer than 1 year to complete the program.See the program's important dates page for the exact course dates.
4 These programs are also offered online. See important dates for each program for specific dates.
5 Years 1 and 2 are offered in alternating years
Academic Year 2021-22
2021
Sep 7 -  Registration day, fees due
Sep 8 – Classes begin for semester 1
Sep 15 - Last day to add courses
Sep 27 - Last day to drop courses. Last day to withdraw from college with full refund.
Oct 11 -  College closed 
Nov 8 - Last day to withdraw from semester 1 with W grade or change from credit to audit
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day - College closed
Nov 11-12 - Fall break for students
Dec 17 – Last day Semester 1
Dec 18 - Jan 10 - Christmas break for students
Dec 24 - Jan 3 - College closed
 
2022
Jan 11 – First day Semester 2, fees due
Jan 18 - Last day to add semester 2 classes
Jan 31 - 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.
Feb 12-20 – Spring Break for students in most programs 1
Feb 14 - Family Day - College closed
Mar 21 - Last day to withdraw from semester 2 courses with W grade or change from credit to audit.
Apr 15-18 - Easter - College closed
Apr 29 – Last day Semester 2 for most programs 2
May 26 – Lloydminster Campus Convocation 
June 2 – Vermilion Campus Convocation
 
1 Not all programs have spring break.
HOOT, HOPE, 2nd Class Power Engineering, hairstylist and BEd (ATEP) end later. Some programs also have practicums that extend into May (AHT, VMA, admin professional, interior design, HOPE,







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Business studies, Class of 2016.

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University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
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Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
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Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
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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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Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

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Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

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Esthetician, Class of 2016.

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University Transfer, Class of 2016.

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– 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.

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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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