The College is situated in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and Brooks Campus, which was once an area hospital, is situated 100 km west of Medicine Hat. The campus includes the Vera Bracken Library (Circulation, Audiovisual, Interlibrary Loan, Your Library Account, Wireless Internet Access, Campus ID Card , Faculty Resources), Parking (Gravel Parking, Open Parking, Plug-in Parking, “Pay And Display” Permits, Parking For People With Physical Disabilities), Facility Bookings, College Theatre (548-seat facility that provides the citizens of Medicine Hat and its surrounding areas a venue for theatre, dance, music, and community presentations.), Child Development Centre (daycare), Cafeteria, Bookstore (offers textbooks, general supplies, art supplies, software, MHC clothing, sundries, and parking permits), Be Fit for Life Centre, Alberta Sport Development Centre, and Student Residence. The MHC Student Residence is the on-campus housing accommodation of the College. It is among the lowest price in Alberta, which includes 75 townhouse units. Each unit can house four students. It also has three bungalow-type units which can house 3 students each. The building is a short walk's away to the College.
The College offers the following student services:
ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTRE
Academic Assessment , Exam Writing Centre, General Education Development , Peer Tutoring, Staff Tutoring , Study Skills Workshops;
It helps students plan their academic program; understand college policies and procedures; find and use campus resources; locate accurate, up-to-date information to assist students in achieving their goals; figure out options if academic difficulties should arise;
ACADEMIC TRANSITION PLAN, ADMISSIONS & REGISTRATION,
Free, confidential personal counselling services available to all MHC students; referrals to other community agencies; and liase with other campus services & supports when appropriate;
DISABILITIES SERVICES, EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES; FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS, HEALTH CENTRE; IT HELP DESK, L.E.A.R.N. - LIFELONG EDUCATION AND RESOURCE NETWORK; MENTORSHIP PROGRAM; OPEN LEARNING CENTRE; STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION; and
STUDENT CAREER SERVICES
Resume Samples, Internet Job Search, Career Fair, Career Workshops, Career Research, Career Development.
The Alberta Sport Development Network was created to help the athletes who reside outside Edmonton and Calgary. The Centre’s purpose is to meet the needs of the emerging athletes to help them compete at a much higher level. Its services include: Athlete Enhancement Program, Rural Outreach, Coaching Program, Winning Edge Seminar, Stay in School Partnership, and Granting Programs. Be Fit for Life Centre helps students live a much healthier and fitter life through Fitness Classes, Weightroom Introductions, Exercise Program Designs, Physical Fitness Evaluations, Rattler Runs, Courses & Workshops, Exercise programs & Testings, and AFLCA Certification.
Medicine Hat offers some of these programs for students: Administrative Office Management, Diploma; Apprenticeship Training Program, Brooks Campus Programs; Business Administration, Diploma; Carpentry (Apprenticeship), Apprenticeship; Child and Youth Care Counsellor, Diploma; Chiropractic (Pre-Professional Palmer College of Chiropractic, University Transfer; Commerce (Post Diploma) Athabasca University, Degree; Deaf and Blind Support Services Distributed Learning, Certificate; Dental Hygiene (Pre-Professional) University of Alberta, University Transfer; Dentistry (Pre-Professional) University of Alberta, University Transfer; Engineering (B.Sc) University of Alberta, University Transfer; English as a Second Language, Certificate; Fine Arts, University of Calgary, University Transfer; Global Tourism and Marketing, Diploma; Health Care Aide Update, Certificate; Management Studies (Diploma), Diploma; Medical Lab Science (BHSc) University of Calgary, University Transfer; Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional) University of Saskatchewan, University Transfer; Visual Communications (Post Diploma Certificate and Post Degree Certificate), Diploma.
Off Campus Housing is available to students, and Medicine Hat accepts listings of residence accommodations from landlords. Students can go to MHC’s website to view the Off Campus Housing list.
Medicine Hat is a city of nearly 57,000 people located in the southeastern part of the province of Alberta, Canada. The Medicine Hat landscape is dominated by the South Saskatchewan River valley. In addition to this major river, both the Seven Persons Creek and Ross Creek empty into the South Saskatchewan River within the City of Medicine Hat boundary. The presence of these water bodies provide for a dramatic valley landscape with numerous cliffs, and finger coulees throughout the City. Beyond the City and river valley the land is flat to slightly rolling and is characterized by short-grass vegetation.
Medicine Hat has a semiarid continental climate, with cold, dry winters and warm to hot summers. However, the winter cold is occasionally ameliorated by mild and dry chinook winds blowing from the west, and hot summer daytime temperatures are made tolerable by low humidity and rapid cooling in the evening hours.