Lakeland College

Founded 1913 | Vermilion, AB

Alberta’s first agricultural college is home to a 3,700-acre student-managed farm 20 minutes from campus with commercial and purebred beef, dairy cattle, horses and, as of January of 2023, nearly 200 bison. Students analyze in-house production and sustainability data and apply the latest technology, working in the Agriculture Technology Centre, which opened in 2021. The renovated WHT Mead building opened in the fall of 2022, serving hundreds of agricultural sciences, environmental sciences and human services students. 

At the Lloydminster campus, the state-of-the-art Energy Centre includes a steam lab and high-pressure boilers and turbines, giving students a taste of the work conducted by power engineers. New for the 2023-24 academic year: a renewable resource reclamation program in the environmental sciences diploma, which integrates environmental sciences and renewable energy.

The school’s older Vermilion campus has an ambience suited to the country. With a provincial park and wetlands nearby, environmental sciences students can put their education into action. The Emergency Training Centre includes a fire tower, dangerous goods and vehicle extraction pads and an industrial complex for comprehensive practical training. Lakeland’s award-winning interior design technology program and early childhood education program are also based out of the Vermilion campus.

Lakeland offers more than 50 programs that lead to certificates, diplomas, applied degrees, degree-completion options and apprenticeship training.

Popular Programs

• University Transfer

• Business Administration Diploma

• Animal Science Technology Diploma

• Early Childhood Education

• Animal Health Technology

School Size



• Degree $3,747-$7,515

• Diploma $6,207-$22,184

• Certificate $6,421-$21,021

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Sustainable Energy Technology: Students dive into the evolving field of renewable energy. Offered online, this course meets the demand for hands-on training.

• Animal Science Technology: Choosing from majors that include beef, dairy, equine, bison and livestock, students graduate with real-world experience and hands-on learning with animals.

• Emergency Services Technology: In this full-time diploma, the only of its kind in Canada, students train to become first responders. They start with core firefighter training, then either build more fire service qualifications or take emergency medical training.