General Information on Day
and Evening Programs
The Rehabilitation Services program at the Lethbridge Community College
has been developed to prepare graduates to be responsible for the support
and training of handicapped individuals and for the design and implementation
of individualized rehabilitation programs. Individuals whom graduates may
work with vary both in terms of their needs and their age. Graduates may
find themselves working with a range of persons from young children to
senior citizens in educational, vocational, residential or recreational
Students may choose to pursue their education full-time on campus or
through part-time evening courses. Evening courses are especially helpful
to students who are working in the Rehabilitation field or have family
commitments. RSP courses are offered through the evening option on a rotating
basis with availability subject to demand. It is also possible to
register for on-campus day classes as a part-time or Occasional student.
Students are required to complete a number of practicums.
Prospective students should be advised that every effort is made to provide
placements within the City of Lethbridge, however, some placements may
occur in outlying communities.
An orientation to the program is mandatory for all first-year students.
This orientation is usually scheduled prior to the first day of classes
in September. It is recommended that each student contact a faculty member
at least one week prior to the start of classes for the date, time, and
location of the orientation.
New full-time students are accepted into the Rehabilitation Services two-year
diploma program for the Fall term only. Normal application and selection
procedures as outlined in the L.C.C. calendar will be followed. Part-time
students may enroll in courses year round as courses are available.
Students may enroll in Lethbridge Community College courses in one of
Students with the stated academic entrance requirements may apply to the
RSP through the normal admissions process.
Students missing one or more of the stated academic entrance requirements
have the opportunity to apply as an Alternate Admission Applicant.
For a full description of Admission options available to students, please
see the Admissions
Information portion of the LCC Online Calendar.
Students may enroll in courses as Occasional Students.
Academic Entrance Requirements
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent,
with credit in Biology 30 or Science 30, English 30 and Social Studies
30 or 33. Official transcripts of all secondary and post secondary institutions
which the student has attended must be submitted prior to admission in
the Rehabilitation Services program.
Applicants may be required to take admission testing consisting of the
Computerized Placement Test or equivalent and are expected to achieve a
minimum 60th percentile in the Reading and Sentence Skills portions to
ensure they have the skills necessary to succeed in college-level courses.
If applying as an Occasional student, you are required to complete an L.C.C.
application form for admission and submit it with the application fee.
Transcripts are not required. Occasional students may:
Admission of Occasional students is automatic. However, Occasional students
must meet individual course prerequisite requirements before registering
in a course.
complete a maximum of four courses before applying to the program.
enroll in a maximum of two credit courses in any term.
be permitted to register in a maximum of four credit courses without special
permission from the registrar
Individuals who do not have the formal academic entrance requirements as
stated by the LCC Calendar can apply as Alternate Admission Applicants.
Official documents that verify academic history must be provided. Admission
tests as well as a personal interview may be required to provide basis
for acceptance as an Alternate Admission Applicant. Admission as an Alternate
Admission Applicant is not automatic. For a full description of Admission
options available to students, please see the Admissions
Information portion of the LCC Online Calendar.
Prior Learning Assessment
Those with extensive background in the Rehabilitation profession from work
experience, volunteering or other means may pursue Prior
Learning Assessment as a means of gaining credit toward their program.
This option allows students to receive academic credit for knowledge they
have acquired through experiences in non classroom settings. Credits accumulated
through PLA cannot exceed 75% of the credits required for graduation from
a program. Students may also gain credit through means of Advanced Credit
and Course Challenges, all of which are discussed in the Advanced
Credit portion of the LCC Online Calendar.
Applicants are required to volunteer for a minimum of 14 to 16 hours in
a rehabilitation setting and provide documentation of location and experience
Practicum agencies may require the student to submit criminal record
(CPIC) and Child Welfare Information (CWIS) checks prior to practicum placement.
Students are advised that it is necessary to have these checks completed
once a year.
Applicants to the full time, on-campus program are required to submit an
Immunization Report identifying immunization against common communicable
diseases prior to the beginning of classes and the first practicum. Applicants
are also required to undergo a medical examination and submit the physician's
report prior to the beginning of classes. Hepatitis B inoculation (first
of series) prior to entering the initial practicum setting is strongly
Most graduates are employed in community based residential, vocational
or day option settings. Graduates are also qualified to work as Rehabilitation
Aides in preschool and educational environments, institutional as well
as individualized in-home support situations. The primary client group
are individuals, from infant to seniors, who experience a learning difficulty/developmental
delay and/or physical disability. Further information is available on the
Opportunities portion of RSP Online.
A number of transfer agreements with other colleges and universities have
already been forged. Upon completion of the first year of the Rehabilitation
Services program here at LCC, students may go on to complete the second
year at a number of colleges throughout Alberta. Students may, upon completion
of their two-year Rehabilitation Services diploma, go on to complete a
related university degree. For example, the University of Calgary's Community
Rehabilitation program, awards students direct credit for their two year
college diploma. Further information is available on the Further
Education portion of RSP Online.
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||160 hours completed between May and August
* Note : Other acceptable options may be offered through Credit
Details available from Program Co-ordinator.
Rehabilitation Services Contact:
Debbie Baggs de Cabezas
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