September 2022
September has arrived and school is back in session. Now that our kids are back into routine, we want to help you "Start a new chapter" in your career or education goals. Explore new possibilities and continue your story! Our catalogue is now available online!. We won't be offering a paper copy right now but if you have any questions feel free to send us an email to Also make sure to follow us on Facebook as we will be featuring our courses on there.
Welcome Norman!
We are happy to welcome Norman Leach as the new Manager for Extended Learning, Continuing Studies for Medicine Hat College

Norman is an award winning instructor and businessperson, three time bestselling author, and recognized volunteer. He has taught at multiple schools in Canada and abroad in both credit and Continuing Education programs. He is well known as a storyteller, bringing marketing, leadership and history to life.
Raised in Weyburn Saskatchewan he has lived in Tokyo and worked in Mexico City and speaks Japanese, French and Spanish. Norman is married to Maritza and has two daughters; Stephaine is studying space sciences at the Royal Military Colleges and fences on the Military Fencing Team and Chelsea just graduated from high school and is a Olympic style trap shooter.
Featured Courses
Medicine Hat
Medical Office Assistant (Starts Sep 14th)
This program prepares graduates to work in the fast-paced field of health professionals and perform administrative duties in medical offices and clinics, hospitals, health and chiropractic centres, insurance agencies, and private businesses. 
Basic Welding (Starts Sept 27th)
Become familiar with the most common welding jobs so that they can be done successfully and safely. Gain some independence and learn about basic maintenance you can perform yourself at home, on the farm, or on the job.

With water shortages worldwide and focus turning towards more environmental alternatives, rainwater harvesting becomes a vital skill in industry and home gardeners alike. Practical, real world, applicable knowledge to help you design a rainwater harvesting system that is perfect for your situation.  

Love numbers? If so, bookkeeping may be the career for you! Bookkeepers are responsible for handling the financial records of a company or organization, including recording financial transactions, organizing files and maintaining accounting software programs.

This program provides four days of training that function as a path to becoming an effective leader. By providing solutions to the challenges that supervisors and managers may encounter, the organization as whole is strengthened, increasing productivity and the bottom line.

Certificate programs starting this fall, see our website for more information:
Pre-Employment Carpentry (Starts Jan 30, 2023)
Pre-Employment Welding (Starts Apr 10, 2023)
Bookkeeping is a service that is in demand by corporate and small business, industry and non-profit groups alike. Bookkeepers are responsible for handling the financial records of a company or organization, including recording financial transactions, organizing files and maintaining accounting software programs.
Program at a Glance:
  • Offered at Medicine Hat and Brooks campuses
  • Delivered part-time, in-person
  • This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant which reimburses two-thirds of your employee's training costs.
Introduction to Bookkeeping (Starts October 3rd)
Introductory theory-based course designed for individuals who will be doing books for small businesses. Delivers the necessary theory and fundamental practices to pursue computerized bookkeeping projects.

Microsoft Office Training - We offer a variety of Microsoft Office training in-class, as well as online. Microsoft Office, which includes MS Word and MS Excel, is one of the most fundamental software programs used in professional settings. Email for more information for Continuing Studies programming for Brooks Campus.
Online Training
Upcoming Online Certificate Opportunities  

Power BI Certificate (Starts Sept 6)
Gain insights into your data using business intelligence software – Power Business Intelligence. Power BI is a widely used business analytics service offered by Microsoft. This certificate will enhance your skills in data analysis, giving you greater insight into your organization’s performance and allowing you to make more informed decisions. 

The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career.

At the end of this certificate, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take-home techniques to successfully manage and market your new business.

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success.

Online Safety Training
This 6 hour online Defensive Driving program is approved by the Alberta Government for reduction of 3 demerits points from an Alberta operator’s licence. A minimum mark of 80% must be obtained on the final exam to qualify for the demerit point reduction.
ESTS Electrical Worker training is based on industry Standards and Regulation, providing documentation tools in support of the Employer’s overall Occupational Health & Safety Management System and an Electrical Safety Program. Our online electrical training course is CSA Z462-18 and CSA Z1001-18 compliant.
This course is designed with the intent of educating the participant in the hazards associated with the use of electricity. On completion of the course the AWWOA will issue to the registered member 0.3 CEU’s. This course has been updated to meet 2018 Arc Flash regulations
This course is approved for use in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba meaning it meets their provincial regulatory training requirements. After completing this online training course, you can take the provincial licensing exam in any of these provinces.
Engaging, interactive online training to educate and enlighten your workforce, and help you comply with training requirements, including (but not limited to):
•    BC Bill 14
•    Ontario Bill 168
•    OHSA 2000
•    1977 Canadian Human Rights Act
•    Relevant laws and regulations from ALL PROVINCES

MHC Corporate Training

Interested in a Customized Training Delivery for your entire TEAM! Contact Corporate Training Officer – Wes Paterson, CMC at

September’s Corporate Training feature – Customized Team Building Activities

Team Building is a great way to initiate communication, resolve tensions, and build connection amongst the teams working within your organization. Sessions can be held for groups of all sizes with a wide range of options available. For more information, and to plan your next team building session or retreat - Contact Corporate Training Officer - Wes Paterson, CMC.
Canada Alberta Job Grant
NEW Exciting Changes to The Canada-Alberta Job Grant Program to Train 3 for the Price of 1
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employee(s) for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.
Operational program changes:
The following permanent operational changes will make the application process more efficient. These permanent changes are effective as of February 18, 2021.

1.   Training can start once the application is received by the CAJG.
2.   Employers may pay for training at any time; however, the training cannot start until all trainee(s) have signed the application and the application is received by the CAJG.
3.   Course information is no longer required to be listed on the training
provider’s website.
4.   Customized training is eligible.
5.   Revised list of eligible and ineligible training cost. Please see the Applicant Guide for the full list.

We don't know how long this funding program will last so Apply now to avoid disappointment.

Featured images on the left - Crescent Heights High School Team Building activity held in August 2022 at CHHS in preparation for the 2022/23 Year
MHC Conservatory

Registration for choir programs are now open. For more information visit our website here
  • Here Comes Treble (Ages 2.5-4)
  • Kinder Choir (Ages 5-7)
  • Children’s Choir (Ages 8-13)
  • MHC Community Chorus (Ages 18+)
Back to School Jokes

Q. How can you make seven even?
A. Take away the “s”.
Q. How did you find school today?
A. I simply hopped off the bus – and there it was.
Q. What school supply is always tired?
A. A knapsack!
Visit our website for all future Continuing Studies updates!