Lethbridge College

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Lethbridge College
Lethbridge College logo
Type Public degree granting community college
Established 1957
President Dr. Paula Burns
Students 4,200
Undergraduates available
Location Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Campus Urban/suburban Lethbridge, Fort Macleod and Taber.
Nickname Kodiaks
Mascot Kodi the Kodiak
Website www.lethbridgecollege.ca

Lethbridge College, formerly Lethbridge Community College, was opened in 1957 as the first public community college in Canada. Over 4,000 students attend the Lethbridge, Alberta, institution.

Lethbridge College is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network.


Lethbridge Junior College opened in 1957 as the first public community college in Canada.[1] On 14 February 2007, the college's executive council voted to change the name of the college to "Lethbridge College".[2]


Lethbridge College has campuses in Lethbridge, Claresholm, Vulcan County and the Crowsnest Pass.


Lethbridge College offers preparatory studies, vocational training, and university transfer programs in 50 career fields, leading to one-year certificates, two-year diplomas, apprenticeships, and bachelor's degrees. Lethbridge College provides applied bachelor's degrees while other bachelor's degrees are available in collaboration with the University of Alberta, Athabasca University, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge.


Lethbridge College competes in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. The college fields men's and women's teams in basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross country running.]. The mascot is Kodi the Kodiak.

The men’s cross country team won the 2006 ACAC Championship, and the National Championship. The women's team also won National titles in 2003 and 2004. The women’s basketball team won their second ACAC gold medal in 4 years, defeating defending champion Mount Royal College 67–59. They won the bronze medal at the 2006 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association National Championships in Cornwall, Ontario, where they defeated the Okanagan Lakers 79–77.


Lethbridge College has an on-campus newspaper: The Endeavour is operated by second-year students in the Digital Communications & Media program. The students also annually sell and create ads, create all of the content, produce and publish Expressions Magazine.

The campus radio station, CRLC The Kodiak is operated by LC Broadcast Journalism students.


  1. ^ Sanderson, Kay (1999). 200 Remarkable Alberta Women. Calgary: Famous Five Foundation. p. 54. 
  2. ^ "Name of college officially changed to Lethbridge College", Lethbridge Herald, pp. A3, 2007-02-15 

All facts, unless otherwise stated, are from Lethbridge College's web site:

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Coordinates: 49°39′44″N 112°48′33″W / 49.66222°N 112.80917°W / 49.66222; -112.80917 (Lethbridge College)