Niagara College

Niagara College: Enriching lives and fulfilling dreams

An established leader in applied education, Niagara College is known as one of the most enterprising colleges in Canada. It strives to fulfill its mission of ‘enriching lives and fulfilling dreams’ by offering students an education like no other: hands-on, real-wold learning experiences they need to succeed – both in the classroom and beyond.

A leader in student satisfaction, NC consistently ranks among the top tier of Ontario colleges in this area, according to Key Performance Indicator surveys mandated by the province of Ontario. The survey also gives NC high marks in graduate employment rate, graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

Niagara College recently transformed its campuses through a $65 million campus redevelopment, that modernized learning environments, created new, modern common spaces and expanded the college’s capacity for research and innovation.

  • 13,000 students (estimated enrolment for Fall 2019)
  • More than 125 programs, including post-secondary diploma, graduate certificate, apprenticeship, and bachelor degree programs. Visit for full list.

Life at Niagara

Niagara College operates from specialized campuses located in the heart of the vibrant Niagara region – 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.

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. It is home to a new, state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing innovation centre, applied health institute, as well as a 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, the Niagara College Teaching Brewery, and the Niagara College Teaching Distillery, all of which are part of Niagara College's Canadian Food and Wine Institute.

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Learning Enterprises

Learning environments come in many trailblazing forms at Niagara College. On-campus learning enterprises are a living laboratory for NC students, offering unparalleled opportunities to apply skills learned in the classroom in environments that are open to the public for business. Funds from the enterprises, in turn, are directed to support student learning.

NC’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute is not only home to Benchmark teaching restaurant, but Canada's first and only commercial Teaching Winery, first Teaching Brewery as well as the first Teaching Distillery, which opened in 2018.

Niagara College also features the NC Greenhouse, NC Teaching Spa, and the NC Dental Clinic.

The College’s hairstyling students learn at an on-campus salon, while the on-campus apiaries are always buzzing with activity for Commercial Beekeeping students.

On-campus learning doesn’t get more ‘real world’ than this!

Student Life

Niagara College's Student Administrative Council offers a wide range of events, activities and clubs that enhance campus life and create opportunities to explore new interests and meet new friends. NC 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 and Recreation programs that support wellness and active lifestyles, and a well-established varsity athletics program – the Niagara College Knights from Athletics and Recreation, fitness facilities, to student clubs and activities, Niagara College’s vibrant and friendly culture offers students endless opportunities to get involved in student life.

NC has an entire department dedicated to helping our students get involved, both on campus and in the community! Check out the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership.

The college rewards student leadership, volunteering and involvement (on and off-campus) through its Co-Curricular Record. The CCR officially documents students’ validated co-curricular involvement during their time at the College.

Research and Innovation

Students can gain valuable work experience by connecting with businesses in their field through NC Research & Innovation. The College’s R&I Division collaborates with local businesses to conduct innovative research projects in various specializations.

Be World Ready

Students from around the world are drawn to Niagara College. The college welcomes more than 3,000 international students from more than 100 different countries to its Niagara campuses each year.

The College also offers its students a global experience are offered a global experience with a ‘Be World Ready’ focus. A number of work abroad and study abroad experiences, as well as shorter-term International field studies are available for students and staff in all program areas.


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. New for 2019! Quad rooms are available in a limited number.

Furnished lounges with TV, pool table and games, study rooms and social areas are also provided.

Niagara College can also students with off-campus housing through online housing boards.

Employment and Entrepreneurial Support

NC’s Community Employment Services office helps connect job seekers with employers and offers support services and resources for job seekers, as well as for co-op opportunities.

Niagara Student Services

Committed to the success of its students from day one to graduation, NC offers a wide range of services including:

And much more! View for complete student services information.

Campus Locations

Welland 100 Niagara College Boulevard Welland, ON, L3C7L3 Tel:905.735.2211
Niagara-on-the-Lake 135 Taylor Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S1J0 Tel:905.641.2252

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