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Lakeland College

Lakeland College is a board governed public college with the distinction of being Canada’s only interprovincial college. The Lakeland College advantage is teaching new skills, building relationships and promoting healthy lifestyles with children, youth and adults. The belief is “Put what you learn to work” and build it through field placements.

At Lakeland your studies broaden your knowledge and arm you with skills. Practicum in each semester let you put that knowledge and those skills to work in classrooms, day cares, youth centers, outreach centers and a variety of other settings. The college boasts of 2 unique and fabulous campuses which has a modern, urban sensibility as well as a countryside feel with green lawns, mature trees, and as much sky as you want.

  • Vermilion Campus – began in 1913 as the Vermilion School of Agriculture. Today the modern classrooms and computer labs support coursework in more than eight disciplines, including award-winning programs in interior design, trades and early learning and child care. Enrolment at Vermilion numbers nearly 2,000, with more than 500 of the students living on campus, which provides a true small-town college experience.
  • Lloydminster Campus – everything’s housed under one roof, creating a distinct sense of community togetherness. The plush new Bill Kondro wing, opened Sept. 2008, features a student lounge equipped with plasma TVs, a state-of-the-art computer lab and a high-tech demonstration site for the nursing school. Lakeland’s Lloydminster campus provides instruction to more than 500 students in seven disciplines. The basketball and volleyball teams play here, and there’s always something going on in the gym, at the theatre, or in the city just a few blocks away.

Human Services

Human service practitioners help everyday people in need. Professional practice in the human services is complex, challenging and very rewarding because it’s about making a real difference in people’s lives and building a better world. Study of Human Services prepares students to work in a range of human service roles with a focus on children and youth, families and/or community development.

Students will learn about social issues and problems and how they occur, as well as the theory, professional ethics and value base that is the foundation of human service practice. The qualification focuses on how best to help people deal with real life difficulties. It is the first step towards a professional career that is exciting and always changing.

The Vermilion campus programs focus on working with children and youth. This includes child and youth care, early learning and child care certificate and diploma and educational assistant. Class for 11 weeks and then a 4 week practicum each semester with blended-learning to our early learning and child and youth care programs. Most practicums will be off-site at schools, agencies and organizations. Some are local, and some are farther afield.

Human Services Program

Other Study Areas

Agricultural Sciences

  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Health Technology
  • Animal Science Technology
  • Crop Technology
  • General Agriculture
  • Veterinary Medical Assistant
  • Western Ranch & Cow Horse

Business

  • General Business Major
  • Accounting Major
  • Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment Major
  • Marketing Major
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Major
  • Accounting Technician
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Agribusiness

Continuing Education

  • Adult Development
  • Agriculture
  • Computer Skills
  • Fast Track Programming
  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • General Interest
  • Health, Wellness & Human Services
  • Online Learning
  • Performing Arts
  • Trades & Technology
  • Workshops & Seminars

Energy & Petroleum Technology

  • Heavy Oil Operations Technician
  • Heavy Oil Power Engineering
  • Gas Process Operator (GPO)
  • Production Field Operator (PFO)
  • Power Engineering
  • Petroleum Management Diploma

Interior Design

  • Interior Design Technology

Environmental Sciences

  • Bachelor of Applied Science:
    (Environmental Management)
  • Conservation & Restoration Ecology (CARE) Major
  • Environmental Conservation Reclamation Major
  • Environmental Monitoring & Protection Major
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Major
  • Renewable Energy & Conservation Certificate & Diploma

Fire & Emergency Services

  • Emergency Services Technology (EST)
  • Firefighter (NFPA Standard 1001)
  • All other etc courses

Health & Wellness

  • Esthetician
  • Health Care Aide
  • Pre-employment Hairstylist

Campus Life

  • Clubs – Clubs provide a great way to connect with old friends and make new ones, pursue your interests and expand your horizons. Lakeland had several clubs that students from both campuses can join.
  • Meal Options – Both campuses have cafeterias. You can drop in for coffee or a meal at the campus LC Cafe operated by Aramark Canada. Purchase a declining balance card or just use cash, debit, VISA or MasterCard.
  • Residence – Living on campus is an exciting opportunity to learn, grow and get the most of our College. Residence is convenient, full of opportunity and safe.
  • Recreation – Exercise facility, racquetball/squash courts and pool are available to the students.

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