Students at Medicine Hat College study in Canada’s sunniest city, with 2,512 annual hours of rays. The college offers certificate and diploma programs, degrees, apprenticeship training and adult learning programs. The majority of students attend the campus in Medicine Hat, while the remainder attend the Brooks campus, about 110 km to the west. Townhouse-style student residences are available at both campuses.
The college offers more than 35 certificate and diploma programs, including environmental reclamation, addiction counselling, information technology, and social work. Several degree programs are also available including business administration, education and nursing, as well as apprenticeship programs such as welding, plumbing and carpentry.
Research facilities at Medicine Hat include a 3D printer, which is part of one of the major applied research projects currently under way.
Medicine Hat has a global focus in its programming. Students who want to study abroad—whether short or long term—have the opportunity through the college’s international mobility program. The college has more than 300 international students, mostly from China, South Korea, India and Japan.
The college has a number of athletic teams—all known as the Rattlers—who compete in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball and golf.
|Size of school||Tuition (degree)||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Residence Offerings|
|Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students)||$3,510-$5,382||$2,808-$6,084||$2,984-$5,148||Yes|
• Addictions Counselling: A diploma program that teaches intervention skills while preparing students with knowledge of a range of dependencies.
• Environmental Reclamation Technician: Participants in this diploma learn about reclamation technologies, environmental assessment and monitoring, surveying and mapping and environmental law.
• Built Environment Engineering Technology: A multidisciplinary program focusing on mechanical engineering technology, civil engineering technology and building design. Students will rotate through trades labs to get practical, hands-on experience.
• Business Administration
• Criminal Justice
• Visual Communications