Medicine Hat College: Maclean's College Profile

Medicine Hat College

Medicine Hat College | Medicine Hat, Alta. | Founded 1965


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Medicine Hat College students study in Canada’s sunniest city, with 2,512 annual hours of sunshine and very little rain. The college offers certificate and diploma programs, degrees, apprenticeship training, adult learning programs and university transfer options. The vast majority of students attend its main campus in Medicine Hat, while the remainder attend the Brooks campus, about 110 km west. Townhouse-style student residences are available at both campuses.

The college offers more than 35 certificate and diploma programs, including global tourism, addictions counselling, information technology, and social work. Medicine Hat also has more than 10 degree programs, including commerce, education, and nursing, and apprenticeship programs such as welding, plumbing and carpentry.

Research facilities at Medicine Hat include a Stratasys Fortus 400mc 3D printer. 3D printing technology is one of the major applied research projects currently under way at Medicine Hat, alongside others including renewable energy, and pharmaceutical and endocrine disruptors in natural waters in southeast Alberta. 

Medicine Hat emphasizes a global focus in its programming. Students who want to study abroad, whether short or long term, have the opportunity to do so via the college’s International Mobility Program. The college has more than 300 international students, mostly from China, South Korea, India and Japan.

The college’s Rattlers athletes compete in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball, and golf at the Alberta College Athletic Conference.

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