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Wind Turbine Technician
Established in 1957, Lethbridge College serves 6,500 full-time and part-time students in southern Alberta. To increase access for Aboriginal and rural students, programs are offered in learning centres outside Lethbridge. Students may take apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, applied degrees and a bachelor degree. Academic programs are offered in areas such as agriculture, business and management, design and technology, environmental studies, health care, human services and justice studies. Applied degrees are offered in correctional studies and conservation enforcement. A collaborative bachelor's degree in nursing is available through the University of Lethbridge. University transfer courses are offered in areas such as Canadian studies, cultural studies, sociology, english and physical education. Apprenticeship training prepares students for occupations such as automotive service technician, carpenter, cook, electrician, heavy equipment technician, parts technician and welder. When needed, students may take academic preparation and English as a Second Language programs before making the transition to certificate and diploma programs or apprenticeship training. Lethbridge College offers a broad range of student support services. Recreation facilities provide venues for athletic and intramural programs as well as community sports teams. An important community resource, Lethbridge College also provides educational, cultural and recreational opportunities to local residents.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, Vulcan
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of the calendar.
ALTERNATE ADMISSION: Alternate admission applicants must successfully complete the Alberta Apprenticeship first period Electrical pre-entrance exam with a minimum grade of 70%.
NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Students are to supply the following program-approved personal safety equipment: side impact hard hat with chin strap, cotton coveralls, steel-toed boots with ankle covered, safety glasses, and tight-fitting work gloves. Students are required to write the BZEE exam and are responsible for the exam fee. Students will also be responsible for the exam fee if writing the First Period Electrician Apprenticeship.
MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: This program requires applicants to be in good physical condition. Applicants must be able to perform physical duties such as climbing ladders of 60 to 125 meters in height, lifting items up to 22.5 kg (50 lbs.) in weight, working at heights and in confined spaces. Applicants may be required to provide a physician’s medical report at the request of the program to determine suitability for the industry.
MOBILE LEARNING PROGRAM: This is a Mobile Learning Program that requires students to supply their own device with required minimum specifications. Go to www.lethbridgecollege.ca/mobilelearning for additional information.
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.!div>
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.
Tuition $6,426.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,714.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $863.00 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.
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Updated May 30, 2017. 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.