Medicine Hat College is a public, board governed, comprehensive college serving southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. The college is located in the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and was founded in 1965. More than 40 diplomas and certificates are offered along with 25 university transfer programs, and numerous apprenticeship trades. There are also several opportunities for degree completion at MHC. Students are able to complete a bachelor's degree in nursing, education, and business, thanks to collaborative agreements with the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, respectively. Applied degrees are offered in Applied Arts (Visual Communications) and Applied Health Science (Paramedic). Graduates from diploma programs such as Criminal Justice may also complete degrees through Athabasca University. The college offers unique diploma programs such as Addictions Counseling. Two libraries serve the college. The Vera Bracken Library is located in the B wing on the Medicine Hat Campus and was built in 2003. There is also a library at the Brooks Campus. The Medicine Hat College varsity athletic teams are known as the "Rattlers" and compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.