Lakeland College

Founded 1913 | Vermilion, AB

Alberta’s first agricultural college is home to a 3,000-acre student-managed farm with commercial and purebred beef, dairy cattle, horses and bison. Students anaylze 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 will open this fall, 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 shift work conducted by power engineers. 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 seven-storey fire tower, dangerous goods and vehicle extraction pads and an industrial complex for comprehensive practical training. Lakeland’s international award-winning interior design technology program and early childhood education program are based out of the Vermilion campus as well.

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

• Animal Health Technology Diploma

• Environmental Sciences Diploma

School Size



• Degree: $6,613-$7,183

• Diploma: $5,930-$8,428

• Certificate: $6,118.50-$12,376

• Post-Grad: $6,463

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Interior Design Technology Diploma: Students master the principles of design and space planning while developing a practical range of skills in drafting and rendering as well as materials sourcing, finishes and construction.

• Animal Science Technology, Livestock Major: This one-of-a-kind diploma offers classes and labs in bison production, preparing students to manage commercial-sized bison, beef, crop, dairy and equine enterprises.

• Agricultural Sustainability: Students prepare for the challenges of global food production and habitat management by gaining a thorough understanding of agricultural production practices alongside foundational plant, soil and livestock sciences.