Medicine Hat College
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|Motto||Scienta Mentem Sustinet (Latin: "Knowledge Sustains the Mind")|
|Type||Public degree-granting community college|
|President||Dr. Denise Henning|
|Location||Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada|
|Campus||Urban Medicine Hat Brooks|
|Colours||gold ; black ; red|
|Affiliations||ACCC, CCAA, CCAA, AACTI, CBIE|
Medicine Hat College is a public, board governed, comprehensive community college serving southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. The college is located in the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and was founded in 1965. Almost 2,500 students attend the main campus; another 200 attend Brooks Campus, located 100 km west of Medicine Hat in Brooks.
More than 30 diplomas and certificates are offered along with 25 university transfer programs. There are also several opportunities for degree completion at MHC. Students are able to complete a bachelor's degree in nursing and education, thanks to collaborative agreements with the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, respectively. Applied degrees are also offered in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership, Applied Arts (Visual Communications)and Applied Health Science (Paramedic). Graduates from diploma programs such as Police and Security may also complete degrees through Athabasca University. The college offers unique diploma programs such as Addictions Counseling, Technical Illustrator, Paramedic, and Global Tourism and Marketing.
Two libraries serve the college. The Vera Bracken Library is located in the B wing on the Medicine Hat Campus and was built in 2003. There is also a library at the Brooks Campus. The libraries have 100,000 print and non-print resources, 17,000 e-books, and over 20,000 online periodicals. The college is a member of The Alberta Library, the Southern Alberta Information Network, the Canadian Library Association, and the Library Association of Alberta.
In 2013, the Alberta Auditor General uncovered a scandal at the college that led to the removal of the college president, Ralph Weeks. The Auditor General's office reported the college's failure to implement academic standards for its offshore programs in China. The report also highlighted the $325,000 spent by the college staff for 34 undocumented international trips.
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All facts, unless otherwise stated, are from Medicine Hat College's web site:
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