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Computer Information Technology

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Success in information technology includes programming skills and much more. Our two-year diploma program in Computer Information Technology gives you the grounding in business, communications and technology that you need in order to manage and build information systems. Accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), our intensive, integrated program will show you how information systems actually work. Working in small teams, you'll tackle hands-on projects ranging from trouble-shooting hardware to software development, networking, web development, e-commerce, and information systems management. You will balance these technology skills with course work in business and communications, and we'll give you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities in practical projects. You will work on web development for a not-for-profit organization and spend time in a workplace-based practicum with an organization of your choice. And, you finish the program with a real-life system project for a real-life client. Managing information has never been more important and information technology professionals have never been more in demand. With its comprehensive introduction to the industry and its opportunities, our diploma in Computer Information Technology won't just show you how to build an information system - it will show you how to build a career.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Academic Requirements: In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of the calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies): Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math).

Non-academic Requirements: Note: Due to workload in this program, students are encouraged to evaluate their external commitments or consult with an advisor about alternate program sequencing. Students who plan to continue their studies through various university programs may be required to take specific electives. Please see information under “Transfers” for specifics.  A number of physical education courses are allowed in recognition of the need to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Prospective students should be aware of the following job-related physical demands: standing or sitting for long periods of time, intense visual concentration, and some lifting and carrying.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. 

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.

Application Deadline
New students are accepted into the Computer Information Technology program for the Fall (September) term. Students wishing to commence in the Winter (January) term may take courses in a revised sequence based on course availability. This admission results in a five-term curriculum for the completion of the diploma.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,509.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,800.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,755.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Griffith University (Australia)

Updated January 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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