FOR POST-SECONDARY COURSES
Lethbridge Community College recognizes post-secondary courses
completed at other institutions for the purpose of meeting LCC graduation
requirements. The recognition of these courses is called advance
than 7 years old will only be considered for Advance Credit upon
the recommendation from the appropriate LCC administrator. In the
case of Nursing, this period is 5 years.
is contingent upon the applicants admission and registration
into a specific LCC program.
of grades from the other institutions must be forwarded to the LCC
Registrars office prior to Advance Credit assessment. Credits
awarded through Advance Credit assessment are not counted in the
LCC residency requirements. Only courses in which students have
earned a passing grade will be evaluated for Advance Credit. LCC
will accept the definition of passing grade as defined by the institution
designating the grade.
Students at Lethbridge Community College may use substitute courses
to replace required program courses in order to meet program graduation
requirements. LCC students may meet graduation criteria for programs
by earning credit under several policies. Flexibility for meeting
graduation requirements is provided for in the Prior Learning Assessment,
Challenge, and Advance Credit policies.
Credit policy will increase this flexibility. In order to qualify
for an LCC credential, students must complete at least 25% of the
credit requirements for the credential through enrolment in LCC
refer to courses completed at LCC and appearing on an LCC transcript.
Substitute courses will have similar content/curriculum to the required
course for which the request for substitution is being made. More
than one substitute course may be combined to replace a required
completed courses (courses in which students have earned passing
grades) will be considered for course substitution. Substitute courses
will be recorded on the student's academic record (transcript).
Approval for course substitution is in the purview of the Centre
complete an Application for Course Substitution (available in the
Registrar's Office) indicating the grade achieved in the course
they wish to use as a substitute.
LCC recognizes prior learning through the assignment of credits
for skills, knowledge or competencies acquired through work, informal
education, self studies or volunteer activities. Credits accumulated
through Prior Learning Assessment cannot exceed 75% of the credits
required for graduation from a program.
will be assessed using any or all of the following methods:
assessment: a portfolio is a file or folder of information documenting
students past experiences. The information contained in
the portfolio serves as evidence of learning relevant to the LCC
curricula being reviewed for credit.
tests: paper and pencil or computerized tests used to assess theoretical
background relevant to the LCC curricula being reviewed for credit.
- Skills assessment:
demonstration of skills within a prescribed environment (laboratory
or practicum setting) for the express purpose of assessing the
students ability to meet outcome skills of an LCC program
and obtain relevant LCC credit.
- Review of
employer based training: review of private sector sponsored training
programs to compare the privately-offered courses with those offered
by LCC. Academic credit is granted when those courses are found
to be highly compatible.
- Prior learning
Credits will be assigned by the LCC Centre Team Leader in consultation
with the Registrar.
CREDIT FOR STUDENTS' COUNCIL EXPERIENCE
LCC will issue academic credits to students for involvement in Student
Government commensurate with their level of responsibility. Student
Government includes participation in the LCC Students Association
by serving on the LCCSA Executive or Student Council
Academic credit may be awarded to eligible students for Student
Government as follows:
SGV 103/203 1 credit
SGV 102/202 2 credits
SGV 104/204 2 credits
earn a maximum of 4 credits per year. Student Government credits
will not be considered for eligibility for student loans or contribute
to the course load requirements for involvement in Student Council.
Student Government courses may be used as elective credits in a
specific program at the approval of the appropriate LCC administrator.
participation in Student Government will be the responsibilities
of the Vice President Student and Enrolment Services, the LCCSA
President (Executive Vice President in the evaluation of the President),
and a faculty member appointed by the Faculty Association.
CREDIT FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
LCC will award academic credit to individual students who participate
on LCC intercollegiate teams commensurate with their level of participation.
The College recognizes that such experience can contribute to the
development of the individual. Participation is limited to those
students who are selected to play on one of the LCC intercollegiate
may be awarded to eligible students as follows upon recommendation
by the Director of Athletics:
ATH 102/202 2 credits
ATH 103/203 3 credits
A student may
earn a maximum of 3 credits per year. Intercollegiate Athletics
credits will not be considered for eligibility for student loans
nor contribute to the course load requirements for eligibility for
participation on an LCC intercollegiate team.
Athletics credits may be used for determining eligibility for graduation
at the discretion of the Centre Team Leader.