Academic Year & Term Dates

Calendar is a word that's used a lot around a college campus. Even your friends might ask you what's on your calendar.
 
But if you're wondering about the first and last day of classes, when spring break is and the last day to withdraw from a course, then you need to check out terms dates and the academic year.

Term Dates shows the first and last day of classes for each semester. Some of our programs are a little different from the September through April scenario with extended practicums and field trips. In particular, fire and emergency services programs and apprenticeship programs.

The Academic Year, or schedule, includes much more than the first and last day of each semester, there are also a lot of other dates--such as holidays--listed. We've even included some of the key dates in this and the next academic years.

Notes:
  • The schedule and refund dates apply to most college programs that start in September. Please see the term dates for specific program start and end dates.
  • This schedule does not include apprenticeship programs, programs with major work experience or practicum components, and continuing education courses. See the apprenticeship intake schedule and the continuing education calendar for more details.
  • If you need more information, please check with registrar's office or your program head.
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Academic Year 2017-18
2017
September 4 – Labour Day
September 5 – Registration Day
September 6 - Classes begin
September 11 - Last day to add courses
September 25 - Last day to drop courses.  Last day to withdraw from college with full refund
October 9 - Thanksgiving Day - College Closed
November 6 - Last day to withdraw from Semester 1 courses with W grade or to change from credit to audit
November 11 (Sat) - Remembrance Day - College Closed (November 13)
November 13-14 - Fall break for students
December 15 – Last day Semester 1
December 16-January 7, 2018 - Christmas break for students
December 23 - January 2 - College Closed

2018
January 8 – First day Semester 2 - All fees due
January 15 - Last day to add Semester 2 courses
January 29 - Last day to drop Semester 2 courses.  
Last day to withdraw from college with full refund of Semester 2 fees
Last day to withdraw from full year courses with W grade or change from credit to audit
February 19 - Family Day - College Closed
February 17 - 25 - Reading week - spring mid term break for students in most programs
March 19 - Last day to withdraw from Semester 2 courses with W grade or change from credit to audit
March 30 - April 2 - Easter - College Closed
April 27 - Last day of Semester 2 for most programs
May 25 - Lloydminster Campus Convocation
June 1 - Vermilion Campus Convocation
Term Dates 2017-18

Program

Year of Study

Term Dates

Agricultural Sciences  Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Agribusiness Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Animal Health Technology
Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Year 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - May 11
Animal Science Technology Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Crop Technology Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
General Agriculture Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Western Ranch & Cow Horse Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Veterinary Medical Assistant Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - May 18
Business  Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Accounting Technician Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Business Admin: Appraisal & Assessment Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Business Admin: General Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
BCommerce BManagement
(University Transfer)
Year 3 & 4  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Business Admin: Marketing  Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27 
Business Admin: Accounting Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Business Admin: Small Business & Entrepreneurship  Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15  Jan 8 - April 27 
Environmental Sciences  Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Env Sc: Conservation & Restoration Ecology Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Env Sc: Conservation & Reclamation Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Env Sc: Monitoring & Protection Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Env Sc: Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
BApp Sc: Env Management Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27

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Year 2  May 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

                    program start Fall 20171

Year 2  May 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Renewable Energy & Conservation Sept 2016 to June 2017 (part-time, online). Check scheduled REC courses on the website
Energy and Petroleum Technology
 Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Heavy Oil Power Engineering Diploma
Year 1
Aug 14 - Dec 20
Jan 3 - April 30
Year 2 Practicum
May 7 - Aug 31, 2018

Year 2 Academic
Sept 5 - Dec 20
Jan 3 - May 11
Heavy Oil Operations Technician
Aug 14 - Dec 20
Jan 3 - April 30
Fire & Emergency Services
Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services  2017 Cohort
 January 13, 2017
 2018 Cohort
 January 19, 2018 (tentative)
Emergency Services Tech Class of 2017

March 6 - Nov 17, 2017

Practicum Nov 20, 2017- Feb 16, 2018
Class of 2018

March 5 - Nov 16, 2018

Practicum Nov 19, 2018 - Feb 15, 2019
 
Firefighter Training Program
 Blended  On line Jan 29 - April 20; On site April 23 - May 25, 2018
 Blended  On line April 16 - July 6; On site July 9 - Aug 10, 2018

P1

 April 2 - June 22, 2018

P2

 April 30 - July 20, 2018

P3

July 30 - Oct 19, 2018
Health & Wellness  Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
Esthetician Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
Hairstyling
Year 1
Sept 5 - Dec 21
Jan 8 - June 22
Health Care Aide  Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Human Services  Fall Semester 2017
 Winter Semester 2018
Child & Youth Care Year 1 & 2  Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Early Learning & Child Care Certificate  Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Early Learning & Child Care Diploma  Year 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Educational Assistant   Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27

Sign Language Interpretation 

Year 2
Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27
Interior Design Fall Semester 2017
Winter Semester 2018
 Interior Design  Year 1 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - April 27
 Year 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15 Jan 8 - June 22
Trades
Apprenticeship Programs
See the apprenticeship intake schedule.
Pre-employment Electrical 16 wks Aug 28 - Dec 15, 2017
Feb 26 - June 15, 2018
Pre-employment Welding 16 wks Aug 28 - Dec 15, 2017
Street Rod Technology
 Year 1
Sept 5 - Dec 15, 2017 Jan 8 - April 27, 2018
University Transfer Fall Semester 2017 Winter Semester 2018
University Transfer Year 1 & 2 Sept 5 - Dec 15
Jan 8 - April 27

1 The practicum is 8 months and term dates may vary within the year.
Tentative dates - Academic Year 2018-19
Tentative Dates for 2018-19:
September 4, 2018 – Registration Day
November 8-9, 2018 - Fall Break
December 14, 2018 – Last day Semester 1 
January 7, 2019 – First day Semester 2
February 16-24, 2019 – Spring Break
April 26, 2019 – Last day Semester 2
May 31, 2019 – Lloydminster Campus Convocation
June 7, 2019 – Vermilion Campus Convocation
Tentative Dates Academic Year 2019-20
Tentative Dates for 2019-20:
September 3, 2019 – Registration Day
November 11-12, 2019 – Fall Break
December 13, 2019 – Last day Semester 1
January 6, 2020 – First day Semester 2
February 15-23, 2020 – Spring Break
April 24, 2020 – Last day Semester 2
May 29, 2020 – Lloydminster Campus Convocation
June 5, 2020 – Vermilion Campus Convocation











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