Medicine Hat College

Founded 1965 | Medicine Hat, AB

Students at Medicine Hat College study in Canada’s sunniest city, which receives 2,512 hours of rays each year. While most students attend the Medicine Hat campus, the college also has a campus in Brooks, a community of roughly 14,000 located just over 100 kilometres west of Medicine Hat. Townhouse-style student residences are available at both campuses.

The college offers 40-plus certificate, diploma, degree, trades and university programs in areas like environmental reclamation, information technology, speech pathology, social work, education and nursing. Welding, plumbing and carpentry apprenticeship programs are also available. Medicine Hat recently introduced diplomas in sustainable innovation and service dog and canine studies management. The school also expanded its facilities to include a new Indigenous gathering space, fitness centre and simulation labs. Research facilities at the college include a 3D printer, driving simulators and high-fidelity mannequins for students training to be first responders.

Medicine Hat offers programming with a global focus, such as the Intercultural Awareness Certificate, which may include a study-abroad component. The college itself hosts many international students, most of whom come from India, the Philippines, Jamaica, Brazil, Japan and South Korea.

The college is also known for its athletic teams—known as the Rattlers—that compete in basketball, cross-country running, soccer, volleyball and golf.

Popular Programs

• University Studies: Bachelor of Nursing

• Business Administration Diploma

• Practical Nurse Diploma

• University Studies: Bachelor of Education

• Social Work Diploma

School Size



• Degree $4,537-$6,218

• Diploma $4,537-$5,182

• Certificate $5,293-$6,046

• Post-Grad $4,023-$4,668

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Sustainable Innovation Diploma (Business & Science Majors): Students develop, implement and lead sustainable innovation strategies aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

• Service Dog and Canine Studies Management: Students gain on-the-job training and develop the necessary skills for owning and operating a variety of canine facilities. Students also learn to train dogs that assist people with disabilities, PTSD, diabetes or hearing loss.

• Advanced or Intermediate Accounting Post-Diploma Certificate: Stand-alone certificates build on previous knowledge of accounting theory and application, providing a bridge for students pursuing CPA designation and completion of a business degree. Both certifications include a work-integrated learning course to provide hands-on learning opportunities.