Medicine Hat College

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Coordinates: 50°1′3.38″N 110°41′3.39″W / 50.0176056°N 110.6842750°W / 50.0176056; -110.6842750

Medicine Hat College
Motto Scienta Mentem Sustinet (Latin: "Knowledge Sustains the Mind")
Type Public degree-granting community college
Established 1965
President Dr. Denise Henning
Students 2,500 full-time
Location Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Campus Urban Medicine Hat Brooks
Colours gold     ; black     ; red     
Medicine Hat College Logo.svg

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.[1] 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.


The Medicine Hat College varsity athletic teams are known as the "Rattlers" and compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Sports include: basketball, volleyball, soccer, and golf.


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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  1. ^ Medicine Hat College. "About Library Services". Archived from the original on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

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