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Intro to Immersive Technology

Course number : TECH-221    Section number : C01
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Course Description
Introduction to Immersive Technology is a unique and intensive 3-week program intended for individuals serious about getting up to speed fast on this area of explosive growth across a variety of industries.  This non-credit course is designed to allow participants to earn 3 credits toward the Lethbridge College Virtual and Augmented Reality Certificate program recently approved by Alberta Advanced Education and launching in fall 2019. 

The set-up of multiple VR platforms, use of immersive technology for various applications and build, as well as exploration of an immersive environment is included in the course.  Students will meet, interact and learn best practices with industry professionals in Virtual Reality.  The course will also identify historic milestones of immersive technology and industry terminology.


  • Define and understand relevant terminology while identifying key historical advances in immersive technology.
  • Effectively configure and operate mobile, desktop and stand-alone VR systems.
  • Develop a basic web-based virtual reality experience for use on a virtual reality device.
  • Research Industry applications to make informed decisions on program project projects.
  • Evaluate physical limitations and user considerations for a variety of immersive software development platforms in order to understand and identify the software selection process appropriate for the end user.

Delivery Format

This course takes an innovative approach to delivery that combines multiple formats to maximize the learning experience. Portions of this course are taught in Virtual Reality, online both synchronous and asynchronous, and one full day onsite at Lethbridge College for hands-on training with professional hardware.

Dates/Times Time Hours Format Method Topic
Week 1
23-Apr 6:30PM-9:30PM 3 VR/Online Synchronous History/Terms
25-Apr 6:30PM-9:30PM 3 VR/Online Synchronous Guest Speaker
26-Apr 6:30PM-7:15PM 0.75 VR/Online Synchronous Class Discussion
27-Apr 8:00AM-5:00PM 8 In Person Synchronous Hands-On Hardware
During week Anytime 5 VR/Online Asynchronous Group/Individual Work
Week 2
30-Apr 6:30PM-9:30PM 3 VR/Online Synchronous  Amazon Sumerian
02-May 6:30PM-9:30PM 3 VR/Online Synchronous  Amazon Sumerian
04-May 6:30PM-7:15PM 0.75 VR/Online Synchronous  Class Discussion
During week Anytime 6 VR/Online Asynchronous Group/Individual Work
Week 3
07-May 6:30PM-9:30PM 3 VR/Online Synchronous Best Use Cases VR/AR
09-May 6:30PM-9:30PM 3 VR/Online Synchronous Practical & Ethical 
10-May 6:30PM-7:15PM 0.75 VR/Online Synchronous Class Discussion
11-May 6:30PM-7:15PM 0.75 VR/Online Synchronous Share Class Projects
During week Anytime 8 VR/Online Asynchronous Group/Individual Work
TOTAL HOURS 48 hours

Each participante must purchase their own headset. The recommended headset is the Oculus Go, but the following headsets are acceptable as well; Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Windows Mixed Reality.



Course work will require the use of a personal computer (desktop or laptop) to complete assignments.

Members of the VR/AR Association receive a $200 discount. Please contact the VR/AR Association at for special discount code before registering. 

Not a VR/AR Association member? Sign up for a membership now OR sign up for the Immersive Technology Series (Intro to Immersive Technology and Image Capture courses) and receive a significant discount. 

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accomodations for onsite training at Lethbridge College.  

Class Details

12 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Tue, Thu, Fri.  
  Weekly - Sat.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Technologies (TE)
  Online Course.

Instructor : Michael McCready 



Registration Closes On
Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/23/2019 - 5/10/2019 Weekly - Tue, Thu, Fri 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Online, Online Course  Map Michael McCready  ClassRoom
4/27/2019 - 4/27/2019 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lethbridge, Technologies (TE)  Map Michael McCready  ClassRoom
5/4/2019 - 5/11/2019 Weekly - Sat 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Online, Online Course  Map Michael McCready  ClassRoom