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General Studies Indigenous Career Pathways

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Get started on the path to help you realize your career goals with our one-year General Studies, Indigenous Career Pathways program. This program prepares Indigenous students to enter select Lethbridge College programs. It engages learners in a curriculum that combines required post-secondary courses with selected Lethbridge College program courses. The curriculum is designed to assist students to further develop their writing and information literacy skills, ensuring students have the skills necessary for success in post-secondary studies. This program will also foster cultural awareness through a set curriculum that includes coursework in Indigenous culture and college success. Students entering this program will be provided with additional supports from Indigenous Services and will work with Career and Academic Advising in completing Academic Success Plans. This is a 24-credit, 8-month (two terms) college program serving Indigenous students who want to enhance their opportunities for success, and sample from a variety of program offerings. The curriculum consists of a total of eight courses preparing students for success and admission into their choice of Lethbridge College programs identified in this certificate. In the first term, students will work as part of a cohort with courses focusing on further enhancing students' abilities in writing, college success, psychology and life, and Indigenous ways of knowing. In the second term, students will focus on courses from one of a number of distinct pathways associated with a diploma program or enroll in a general interest collection of courses in which they can experience topics from multiple program areas. Students who successfully complete the program with a minimum GPA of 1.5 will be awarded a Lethbridge College certificate and will be awarded guaranteed placement (NOTE: some programs have a competitive entry requirement) in the related diploma program for the following fall term provided the diploma program admission requirements are met and students declare their chosen career pathway diploma program by October 15 in Term 1 of this certificate. It is strongly recommended that students contact Career and Academic Advising for change of program information.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • 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: Students must meet specific diploma entrance requirements, including for Computer Information Technology diploma or Business Administration diploma:

  • Math 30-2 or higher 

Distance Delivery Options

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

Application Deadline

Students are accepted into the General Studies – Indigenous Career Pathways program for the Fall (September ) term.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $2,423.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,000.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $812.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta 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: Not available

Updated August 16, 2018. 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.
The Government of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

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