Thinking about school?

1. Research your options

To maximize your time with a prospective student advisor, please be prepared to discuss the following questions:
  • What program do I want to take?
  • Do I meet the admission requirements?
  • Will I require upgrading?
  • How long is the program?
  • How can I apply?
  • How much will it cost and how will I pay for it?
  • Will I need additional support [accessibility services, accommodations] to complete the program?
  • How much will I have to study?
  • What responsibilities will be expected of me in my chosen occupation?
  • Will I have to move to gain the type of employment I want?

2. Visit CAREERinsite

Understanding your interests, skills, values, and competencies is an important step in figuring out your future career goals. There are numerous options to assist you with exploring your interests and getting to know yourself better. An excellent resource is CAREERinsite. This is a free, online career planning tool through the Government of Alberta’s ALIS website.

CAREERinsite offers self-assessments and guides individuals through the career planning process and can be accessed at In addition to the CAREERinsite tool, the ALIS website provides information on education & training, job search, succeeding at work, and much more.

3. Determine your next steps

You've done your homework and completed Career Cruising. Now what?

You're ready for school:
If you know what MHC program you would like to take, please call 403.529.3819 to book an academic advising appointment.

You're ready for school, but need more information about MHC:
If you are ready for school but would like to learn more about program options at MHC, please call 403.529.3819 to meet with a prospective student advisor. 

You're still not sure:
If it is not the right time for you to pursue a program at MHC, there are many community supports available for exploring the labour market or making a change in employment. Please see below for more information.

Being Human Services
222 South Railway Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB
Phone: 403.580.3338

YMCA Employment Centre
770 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB
Phone: 403.529.4733

Saamis Employment & Training Association
919 Tractor Avenue SE
Medicine Hat, AB
Phone: 403.504.4056

Medicine Hat Alberta Works Centre
Lower Level Room #5 Provincial Building
346-3 Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB
Phone: 403.529.3683

County of 40 Mile Community Resource Center
116 North Railway Ave West
Bow Island, AB
Phone: 403-545-6222

Second Location:
Main Street Foremost, AB
Phone: 403-867-3077

YMCA Employment Centre
Medicine Hat College
Brooks Campus RM#197A
200 Horticulture Station Road E
Brooks, AB
Phone: 403.362.1483

Brooks Alberta Works Centre
200, 600 Cassils Road East
Brooks, AB
Phone: 403-362-1278
Fax: 403-793-6595

Big Country Community Adult Learning Council
113 - 2 Avenue West Box 667
Oyen, AB
Phone: 403.664.2060
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Contact Us

The Employment & Career Centre is located on the main floor of the Centre Core building, beside Financial Aid.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Andrea Aarden, Career Advisor
Tel: 403-529-3999
Fax: 403-504-2202

Shelly Drefs, Career Services Assistant
Tel: 403-504-2208
Fax: 403-504-2202