Welcome to Lethbridge College!
There are a number of "to-do's" that you'll need to take care of before the first day of classes.
We encourage you to avoid the lineups and look after these tasks either by visiting the campus or online. Be sure to check your Lethbridge College email on myHorizon. Please review important tasks below.
Not sure where to get started? Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Lethbridge College closes for the holiday break at 4:30p.m. on Dec. 23. The college will be open at 8a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
The first day of classes is Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
This list below is a guide for several steps you should take to prepare for your semester. Keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive, but it does outline a number of tasks that are required as you transition to Lethbridge College.
Remember that it is important that you log into your college email account at myHorizon and carefully read all materials you receive from Lethbridge College.
Mature student information session
If you have been out of a full-time school setting for at least one year, you can take advantage of the optional mature student information session Jan. 6, 2017. Get information and strategies to help you transition to Lethbridge College. Advance registration required:
Plan to attend your classes as outlined in your schedule. General Studies is the only program that requires advance registration for attendance.
If your program is not listed below, you will receive information directly from your program. Be sure to check your Lethbridge College email for important information and to access the other links on the New Student Orientation page to assist you with completing your other items on your “to-do” list (i.e. purchase text books, student identification, etc.)
Your program chair will contact you personally
Administrative Office Profession
Jan. 9, 9:30-10:50am, AN 1718
Jan. 9, 8:30-9:30am, IB 2110
Computer Information Technology
Jan. 13, 11am, IB 2132
Child and Youth Care
College and University Preparation
Eng 0080, Jan. 9, 12:45pm, AN 2739
Math 0075, Jan. 9, 10am, IB 2111
Phy 0085, Jan. 9, 8am, AN 2739
Eng 0070, Jan. 9, 8:30am, AN 1750
Bio 0085, Jan. 11, 4pm, TE 2217
Chem 0085, Jan. 9, 10:30am, AN 1717
Sci 0075, Jan. 10, 2pm, AN 1510
Criminal Justice - Policing
Justice Studies – Bachelor of Applied Arts
Jan. 13, 2 pm, CE 1365
Jan. 4, 10:30-11am, AN 1612
Early Childhood Education
Jan 16, 1 pm, TE 1202
Jan. 12, 11am-12:30pm, IB 2144
Please Register Below
Health Care Aide
Jan. 9, 9am, TE 2231
Unit Clerk Training
Jan. 10, 11am, TE 2230
Wind Turbine Technician
Jan. 9, 10-10:30am, AN 1723
General Studies Orientation Registration
Career Advising and Academic Advising
How can I schedule an appointment?
Office: PA1130 (across from the Bookstore)
Phone: 403.320.3202 ext. 4905
Thirty-minute appointments are available Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Drop-in appointments are available Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NOTE: All advising will be drop-in between December 12 and January 16 due to the volume of students who will need our help. Live Chat
Quick question? Use Live Chat to ask quick, general advising questions.
Live Chat hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 11 a.m.
For more in-depth questions, please book an appointment. How can an academic advisor help me?
Academic advisors are post-secondary professionals whose primary goal is to support you in reaching your academic and career goals. Our advisors use a developmental approach, meaning they teach you how to take responsibility of your own learning, including how to:
create an academic plan
complete your registration
access support for students
Advisors can also help you navigate through your program options, and college policies and practices.
How can a career advisor help me?
Group career advising sessions are available to current and prospective Lethbridge College students. These two-part sessions assist you in identifying your career goals and developing effective strategies for achieving career satisfaction and success. During the first session, you complete an online interest inventory. In your second session, you meet one-on-one with an advisor to go over your assessment and results and to look at your options.
Individual career advising sessions are also available in two-part sessions. The first session typically takes about 20 minutes as you complete a career assessment. A second session is scheduled for another day to review your results with an advisor, which typically takes an hour.
All career advising sessions are free. However, career assessments cost $15.75 including GST.
Accessibility Services works with prospective and enrolled students who identify challenges and request academic accommodations. Challenges may include learning disabilities, ADHD, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, mental health disorders and chronic medical conditions.
Before you register in classes, you may want to meet with Accessibility Services to:
arrange for accommodated entrance testing
discuss the range of supports and accommodations available for your prospective program and courses
get advice on course load
Once registered in classes, Accessibility Services can work with you to:
create an ‘Academic Resource Plan’ with services and academic accommodations (eg. exam accommodations, note-taking support, academic strategy support, access to alternative formats, etc.)
complete funding applications for disability grants to cover your disability-related service and equipment costs
provide ongoing disability advising
Please contact the
Accessibility Services office to make an appointment. Also, if you have documentation of your disability, (e.g. doctor’s diagnosis, psychologist’s report, etc.) please bring that along to your first appointment.
Phone: 403-320-3202 ext. 5400
Toll free: 1-800-572-0103
Hours: 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bookstore: textbook, parking pass, and gym pass purchases
Textbooks may be purchased online. Be sure to review all instructions when purchasing your textbooks. Photo ID and order number are required.
Please note, if you are a distance student purchasing textbooks please be sure to you select the correct term. Online orders are available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).
Buchanan Library: Student ID card
Instructions for requesting an ID card online:
Students can obtain their student card at the Buchanan Library.
The Library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, and from noon to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Government issued photo identification is required.
Campus tour hours
Individual and group campus tours are offered.
Monday to Friday at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Advance bookings are required. Please call 403.320-3322 or toll free 1.800.572.0103 ext. 3322 or
complete this form online to book your tour.
Lethbridge College closes for the holiday break at noon on Dec. 24. The college will be open at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. The first day of classes is Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
Student Career & Professional Development
403.320.3202 ext. 5347
Career and Employment Services include:
Career preparation strategies;
Extensive database of employers and employment opportunities;
Graduate summaries listing skills acquired in each Lethbridge College program;
Resources and assistance with career planning and the job search.
Health & Counselling Services
Lethbridge College Health and Counseling Services is here to provide effective care for students, staff and their families.
Our health care team of registered nurses, doctors, counsellor, and psychiatrist are here to collectively and positively influence your health and wellness.
Open: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room: CE 1380
For more information on services:
Lethbridge College offers all Lethbridge College students access to free counselling and other worklife services through the Student Support Program (SSP). This program provides students with a wide range of in-depth counselling services, including face-to-face counselling on campus.
How to access the SSP (to book an appointment or for information, immediate counselling, etc.)
Call the Shepell·fgi Care Access Centre toll free at 1-855-649-8641.
Log in athttp://www.mystudentsupport.com and use the "Call Now" or "Chat Now" icons.
Download the “MyEAP” app and use the Chat function.
Students will be able to access immediate, confidential help from Shepell·fgi’s SSP 24-hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Counselling sessions can take place on-site in face-to-face appointments with a counselor or can be scheduled with Shepell·fgi counsellors in the community.
In addition to face-to-face counseling session, students can access online, video or telephone counseling.
Students also have access to a wide variety of health and wellness services including: financial support services, health coaching, legal advice, nutritional services, parenting support, and more.
To access any of the services offered, start by calling
1-855-649-8641 or visiting . Simply provide the college name (Lethbridge College) and that you are a college student, for full access to the SSP services and all of the additional resources. mystudentsupport.com
Important add/drop/withdraw and tuition deadlines
All tuition and related fees must be paid by the last day of the Add/Drop period each term. This deadline for the 2017 winter term (January to April) is Jan. 16, 2017.
Extended drop ends: Jan. 27
Last day to withdraw from a course: March 17
Mobile Devices, Email (Office365) and apps
Email is the primary method of contact for student communication. All student email is on Office 365. You’ll find guides on setting up accounts on iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android and other apps including the Lethbridge College mobile app “Ellucian GO” to access general information, class schedules, final grades, and more on the link below.
Students also have access to download the latest version of Microsoft Office on their laptops and mobile devices for free. More information about this can be found online.
All Lethbridge College students now have access to Lynda.com, a valuable online resource with a library of over 4,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts.
Please go to
lethbridgecollege.ca/Lynda for more information about Lynda.com and how to sign up.
For primary student support with: Canvas, myhorizon, email ,wifi access, password resets and print issues please contact the Buchanan Library online or at 403-320-3352.
Please see the ITS Help Desk webpage for additional information about Office 365, email, wi-fi access, printing, and passwords:
Registration, and how to find your class schedule
For most students, registration is automatic. Once you have accepted your offer of admission to a program, registration personnel will register you into your core courses. An email will be sent to your college email account to let you know when this has been completed. You can check your email and schedule by logging into
myHorizon from our website.
The following exceptions apply:
Upgrading students must register with an advisor.
ESL students will be registered by the ESL program.
General Studies (no major) and Distance Learning students will be emailed instructions on how to register online
You can make changes to your schedule (add/drop classes) in these four ways.
instructions on How to Add/Drop online
In person: Submit an Add/Drop form to the registration staff in the Registrar’s Office (PA1130)
By phone: Call 403.320.3323
With an academic advisor: Advisors can help you with choosing classes, working out a schedule and lots more. Any student who wishes to register in an upgrading course must work with an advisor.
To find your class schedule, log onto
myHorizon , click on “Web Advisor” on the left side of the screen, click on “Student Information”, and you will find “student class schedule” listed below.
The role of Student Experience is to raise awareness of services available to you at Lethbridge College. We also promote activities to support your successful transition to and through college life starting with New Student Orientation. In collaboration with other departments, a variety of activities are designed to provide helpful services and programs to enhance your overall experience as a student.
Students can stay up-to-date about on-campus activities that support their success by checking out the Student Activities Calendar found on
MyHorizon under Student Life.
Student Loans and awards
Students on government student loans will be ‘coded’ so that they will not be de-registered from classes. This demonstrates to
Accounting Services that your fees are on their way even though they may not arrive by the deadline. When we confirm a loan and request an amount be remitted directly to the college we email the student.
Please check your college email account for this important information or send any questions to
email@example.com, stop by the Financial Aid desk by the front doors or call 403 320 3372.
Students may apply for loans at any time during the academic study period up until the last month of studies, so if you didn’t apply and find yourself in need it’s not too late until the end of March (or the month before you have a break in studies).
More information is available at:
The application for our annual awards program is open to continuing and graduating student from March 1 to May 1. Applications are electronic and are featured on the college homepage during that period. Students starting new programs are considered to be “entrance’ students and have until July 1 to apply for awards. (Students who started their programs in January are considered “entrance” students so be sure to select the appropriate option.) We advertise this application period through the myHorizon portal, Canvas, email, on the hallway monitors and on the e-sign on Scenic Drive. Successful applicants are notified by regular mail so be sure that your contact information is current.
More information is available at:
All tuition and related fees must be paid by the last day of the Add/Drop period each term. This date for the 2017 winter term (January to April) is Jan. 16, 2017.
Funded/sponsored students must provide Financial Services (CE2310) a copy of funding approval from your provider prior to the deadline to remain registered.
Questions about account balances should be directed to:
Payment methods are:
Cash / Cheque
Visa / MasterCard / Interac
On-Line bill payment/internet banking: All major banks have Lethbridge College set up as a potential bill payment. It’s just like paying your phone or utility bill. Your account number is your student id# without the “s.”
WebAdvisor with Visa or Mastercard: Go to the MyHorizon homepage → Web Advisor Tab → Student Information → Pay on My Account.
Students may also use student loans or grants to pay their fees. Questions about student loans should be directed to
Important note: Students who have not paid in full by the deadline will have all registrations cancelled.
For more information, stop by our office located at
PA1130 (across from the bookstore) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.