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Medicine Hat College hosts virtual open house

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November 12, 2020

Those thinking about pursuing a post-secondary education at Medicine Hat College (MHC) will soon be able to tour the campus, gain first-hand insight into their program of interest, and get a sense of the overall college experience, all from the comfort of their own home.

On Wednesday, November 18, MHC is hosting its first ever Virtual Open House, offering a personalized experience for participants to get the information they’re looking for and answers to any questions they may have.

Landon Heilman, student recruitment coordinator, says the college hopes to foster a sense of connection and familiarity for prospective students, parents, and community members by hosting the event.

“This is an opportunity for those thinking about attending Medicine Hat College to connect with recruiters, program faculty, staff, and current students in an online format and learn everything they need to know about being a student here in 2021.

“Participants are able to choose individual sessions to attend based on what their interests are. Sessions are being offered on every aspect of life at Medicine Hat College, from academic programs to Rattlers athletics to the student experience.”

All of MHC’s programs will be represented throughout the event and participants will have the opportunity to speak directly with program coordinators and faculty.

A session on Coulee Collegiate will also be offered for those interested in the options available for high school upgrading, whether in-person or by distance learning.

Virtual guided tours will allow viewers to take a look inside and explore campus facilities and residences.

Athletes interested in joining the Rattlers athletics program will have an opportunity to engage in a Q and A session to find out more about becoming a Rattler, what the teams are doing now, and the hopes for upcoming seasons.

A panel of current students will give prospective learners and parents an opportunity to engage in conversation around what the student experience is like, how virtual education has been this year, what the students like most about the college, why they chose MHC over other institutions and more.

Heilman adds that the general information session will allow participants to ask additional questions ensuring they have all the information they need to make their decision.

“Most of the sessions will occur in a Q and A format, so we really encourage people to bring their questions forward and take full advantage of the opportunity to connect directly with current students and representatives of MHC.”

The Open House is inclusive to both MHC campuses, in Medicine Hat and Brooks, with information and virtual tours available for each location.

Those interested in attending the Virtual Open House can register at

Once registered, participants will receive an email with details as to how to join and tips and tricks to find the sessions that suit their preferences.

Participants will also receive an application discount code, reducing the fee for applying to MHC from $75 down to $40.