Lethbridge College announced Tuesday it will close its satellite campuses in Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek.
Lethbridge College will continue to offer and expand programming at its rural campuses in Claresholm and the Crowsnest Pass. The college announced the official opening of its Vulcan County Campus in June 2012.
Students at the Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek campuses will be able to finish any courses they are enrolled in but the college will no longer take registration for courses at those sites.
An operational review of Lethbridge College’s rural campuses has been ongoing with a staff restructuring plan announced in mid-January. The goal of the review and restructuring plan is to improve the effectiveness of the college’s programming and services across its region.
“We are absolutely committed to both communities and plan to continue delivering programming where applicable,” vice-president academic and chief learning officer Peter Leclaire said. “Lethbridge College just needs to move forward in a more sustainable manner.”
Leclaire said the college will continue to work with Livingstone Range School Division to meet student needs.