Medicine Hat College serves 2,600 students in southeastern Alberta across two campuses in Medicine Hat and Brooks. The college offers more than 40 certificate, diploma, degree, trades and university studies programs.

To ensure students can access the skills and training they need to build successful careers while learning in a comfortable, safe and modern environment, Alberta’s government is investing $1.2 million to upgrade the T-Wing on the second floor of the Medicine Hat campus.

“We know how important it is to put funding into local communities, and especially to ensure Albertans in rural communities have high-quality education opportunities close to home. Upgrading and modernizing this space will ensure all students have access to their entire campus.”

Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Advanced Education

This funding supports planning, design and construction linking the second-floor areas with a new corridor. This, along with reconfiguring the classrooms affected by the construction, will modernize the space and make it accessible for all students.

“This funding demonstrates our government's commitment to ensuring access to quality education and skills training across the province, providing opportunities for students to fully participate in the workforce and bring the next level of prosperity and development to our region.”

Justin Wright, MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat

“Medicine Hat College celebrates its role as a comprehensive community college focused on serving southeast Alberta. We are grateful for the province’s support as we create pathways to high-demand careers and support access to programs and spaces on our campuses.”

Kevin Shufflebotham, president, Medicine Hat College

Quick facts

  • Budget 2023 investments at Medicine Hat College:
    • $2.1 million to create 96 new seats in the practical nurse program
    • $1.2 million for second-floor construction, design and planning
    • Total: $ 3.3 million
  • Budget 2023 investments in southern Alberta (Medicine Hat College, Lethbridge College, University of Lethbridge):
    • Targeted enrolment expansion: $3.9 million to create 169 new seats in high-demand programs
    • Tech talent funding: $2.1 million to create 135 seats in high-demand technology programs
    • Internationally educated nurses:
      • $2.4 million to create 100 new seats in a collaborative bridging program for internationally educated nurses at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College
      • $2.6 million to create 108 new seats in the practical nurse diploma program at Lethbridge College and Bow Valley College
    • Apprenticeship funding: $2.7 million to support seats for apprentices
    • Capital maintenance and renewal funding: $10.9 million to update campus facilities and improve student experiences
    • Total: $22.5 million