Established: 1913 (Former names of Lakeland College include the Vermilion School of Agriculture 1913-63; Vermilion Agriculture and Vocational College, 1963-70; Vermilion College, 1970-75; Lakeland College, 1975-present).
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Lakeland College offers over 50 fulltime and personalized for-credit programs leading to bachelor degrees, certificates, diplomas, and university transfers. The College has applied bachelor degrees in Emergency Services, Environmental Management, and Financial Services and certificate and diploma programs in Agricultural Sciences, Business, Computer Technology, Emergency Services, Environmental Sciences, Heavy Oil Operations, Health and Human Service, Interior Design, and Performing Arts. Many certificate and diploma options offer credit that may be applied towards a bachelor degree. Also, the College offers university-level courses and programs whose credits may be transferred towards an undergraduate degree at any major university in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Additionally, the College provides Trades, Technology, and Industrial Training in Automotive Service Technician, Carpentry, Electrical, Heavy Equipment Technician, Natural Gas Compression Technician, Parts Technician, Professional Transport Operator, and Welder. The College is also home to Alberta’s only accredited training for municipal fire services.
In 1975, Lakeland College became the first inter-provincial, regional college in Canada with the purpose of providing educational services to communities in northeastern Alberta and northwestern Saskatchewan. The College’s campuses are located in Lloydminster and Vermilion and its Learning Centre is in Strathcona County.