Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology
Living and learning at Niagara College
Niagara College is a leader in student satisfaction, having earned the number-one ranking in this category for seven of the last eight years, according to provincial Key Performance Indicator surveys. Niagara College also earns high marks in graduate employment rate, graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction.
Niagara College operates from two main campuses in the heart of Niagara. The Welland Campus, set on 100 acres of green space, is home to programs in technology, skilled trades, broadcasting, communications, health and community, policing and public safety, and automotive. The Welland Campus is also home to the Niagara Centre YMCA, the Children's Safety Village and a Niagara Regional Police training centre.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus provides state-of-the-art facilities and "living labs" for its environmental, horticulture, hospitality and tourism, and business programs. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus is also home to the Wine Visitor + Education Centre, the award-winning Niagara College Teaching Winery - the first commercial teaching winery in Canada, and the Niagara College Teaching Brewery, all of which are part of Niagara College's Canadian Food and Wine Institute.
Take a virtual tour of Niagara College's campuses at http://www.niagaracollege.ca/virtualtour/
Niagara College also offers an emphasis on applied research, and provides students with opportunities to participate in projects that help local businesses and community organizations become more innovative, solve problems or develop new products. These real-world projects allow students to take the skills and knowledge they have learned in the classroom to a new level.
Niagara by the Numbers
See how Niagara stacks up with these fast facts and figures:
- 9,000 full-time students, 15,000 continuing education students annually.
- Over 1,200 international students from more than 65 countries.
- More than 100 post-secondary diploma, graduate certificate and apprenticeship programs.
- 2 Bachelor's Degree programs: International Commerce and Global Development, and Hospitality Operations Management.
- $2.4 million available in financial aid.
Niagara College, Niagara
Niagara College's campuses sit in the heart of Niagara - a world-famous address that offers easy access to a wide range of shopping, entertainment, amateur and professional sport, sightseeing, cycling, festivals and more. Toronto is just 90 minutes away, and Buffalo is 30 minutes away. With nearby Lake Ontario and Lake Erie joined by the Niagara River, the region offers beaches and the magnificent Niagara Falls.
Niagara Student Life
Niagara College's Student Administrative Council (SAC) offers a wide range of events, activities and clubs that enhance campus life and create opportunities to explore new interests and meet new friends. SAC also runs student centres at each campus - The Armoury at Niagara-on-the-Lake and The Core at Welland. The student centres offer food and beverage service and play host to pub nights and other activities throughout the year.
Niagara College also offers recreational athletics programs that support wellness and active lifestyles, and a well-established varsity athletics program - the Niagara College Knights.
Niagara Student Housing
Niagara College's Welland Campus residence offers 117 double suites, while the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus residence offers 101 double suites. Each double suite is equipped with a bathroom and kitchenette (table, chairs, refrigerator and microwave). Each bedroom contains a double bed, desk and work area, drawer and closet space, as well as cable TV, internet, phone and light housekeeping.
Furnished lounges with TV, pool table and games, study rooms and social areas are also provided.
Niagara College can also help you with off-campus housing with online housing boards.
Niagara Student Services
Niagara College is committed to the success of its students from day one through to graduation. It offers a wide range of services designed to help you achieve your goals and realize your dreams. Student services include:
- Employment Support
- Health Services
- First Nation Student Services
- Career Planning and Advisement
- Centre for Students with Disabilities
- Co-op Services
More Niagara College Information
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