Lakeland College is a board-governed public college operating under the authority of the Post Secondary Learning Act of Alberta. The College has campuses in Lloydminster and Vermilion and serves communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The College awards certificates, diplomas, applied degrees, and baccalaureate degrees designed to meet the needs of both learners and the communities served by the College. Lakeland College programs offer learning opportunities in academic upgrading, agriculture and the environment, business, fire and public safety, health and human services, tourism, apprenticeship and technology and university transfer.
Lakeland offers continuing education credit and non-credit programs and courses as an extension of mandated programs, performing arts courses and individual instruction through the Conservatory of Music and Drama, and customized workforce development training for business and industry in Alberta, Canada and internationally.
Through a unique partnership agreement between the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments, Lakeland College provides training and educational opportunities for Saskatchewan residents. Adult basic education and career training are provided under an Alberta/Saskatchewan Memorandum of Agreement.
The fire emergency training centre (fire etc.) offers integrated emergency response training, at the provincial, national, and international levels, including firefighter, disaster management, risk management, loss prevention, and emergency services training. Through a partnership agreement, fire etc. administers accreditation for municipal fire service training in the Province of Alberta, on behalf of the Alberta Fire Commissioner.
Lakeland College demonstrates its commitment to partnerships by working cooperatively with community organizations, business and industry, and other educational institutions. The College promotes community economic development by providing workforce training and development, and conducting or sponsoring applied research. The College actively pursues applied research and innovation activities that complement teaching and learning, and advance innovation-based rural community economic development. The focus of applied research is primarily in the agriculture, environment, petroleum, emergency services, and manufacturing sectors.
The College extends its services not only to our learners, but also to the communities served. Our facilities are both specialized and unique, including the Strathcona County Learning Centre, two community theatres, a student-managed farm, and a comprehensive fire school. The residential campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster offer environments that help learners realize their individual potential by providing a safe, people-centred learning environment. The College supports the cultural fabric of the communities served by facilitating college athletics, offering recreational fitness and leisure activities, providing conference and daycare services, and promoting the performing arts.
Lakeland College is committed to maximizing learner access to high quality and affordable lifelong learning opportunities that respond to the diverse needs of learners, communities, cultures and traditions. Lakeland's commitment to the collaborative principles of Campus Alberta is demonstrated through partnerships within the post secondary system that strengthen our programming and service capacity.
Approved Board of Governors - April 26, 2006
Approved Minister of Advanced Education - June 5, 2006
About Lakeland College
Established in 1913, Lakeland College has campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster and a learning centre in Strathcona County.
Lakeland College is a board-governed public college operating under the authority of the Post Secondary Learning Act of Alberta. Through a unique partnership agreement between the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments, Lakeland College is Canada’s only interprovincial college serving both Alberta and Saskatchewan residents.
Lakeland College offers full-time, part-time and continuing education programs in environmental sciences, tourism, fire and emergency services, health and human services, trades and technology, business, academic upgrading, university studies, agricultural sciences, interior design technology and performing arts.
The college also is home to many community use facilities including conference services, recreation facilities and theatres on the Vermilion and Lloydminster campuses as well as a bull and heifer test station on the Vermilion campus.
The Vermilion campus also features a farm with dairy, swine, sheep and beef operations that are all part of the living laboratory for agricultural students. The crop technology students operate 800-acre Student Managed Farm. Lakeland College is also the centre for Alberta’s pesticides applicator certification program.
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