University description (as per official university website)
Get to Know Niagara College!
Welcome to Niagara College. The recruitment team at Niagara College would like to make things easier for you to pursue your goals in life.
As a college, we offer more than 90 full-time programs and hundreds of part-time courses to help you pursue those goals.
We posted some links to help you get started. Theses links will provide you with more in-depth information about our college, our programs, up-coming events, and how you can visit us.
We have friendly and knowledgeable staff members, who can provide you with all the answers that you need, whether they are on the road or on campus.
We look forward to meeting you!
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Upcoming Events Calendar
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Our recruitment staff members are friendly and knowledgeable and can answer any questions or concerns that you may have about Niagara College or the Niagara Region.
They can provide you with all the useful information required to make such an important life decision.
A Brief History of Niagara College
Since opening its doors in 1967 in Welland and expanding into other parts of Niagara, Niagara College has grown to become a leader in education and training and one of the most enterprising colleges in Canada.
Niagara College is also recognized as a leader in student satisfaction. According to annual Key Performance Indicator surveys mandated by the province of Ontario, Niagara College has ranked number one among all Ontario colleges in student satisfaction for an unprecedented five consecutive years. The survey also gives Niagara College high marks in graduate employment rate, graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction.
In 2008, Niagara College was the fastest growing college in Ontario. Enrolment now totals over 7,500 full-time students and more than 15,000 Continuing Education registrants annually. The College offers 90 post-secondary diploma and post-graduate certificate programs, skills and apprenticeship training programs and two bachelor’s degree programs: International Commerce and Global Development and Hospitality Operations Management.
Niagara College operates from four campus locations. 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, a Niagara Regional Police training centre, and a Ball Hockey International complex.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus provides state-of-the-art facilities and “living labs” for our environmental, horticulture, hospitality and tourism, and business programs. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus is also home to the Centre for Advanced Visualization, which applies virtual reality technology to projects from around the world, as well as to the award-winning Niagara College Teaching Winery – the first commercial teaching winery in Canada, and the renowned Niagara Culinary Institute.
The Maid of the Mist Campus in Niagara Falls serves as a dedicated industry development and training resource for Niagara’s important hospitality and tourism sector. Niagara College’s Ontario Street satellite site is located within a Niagara Health System hospital and is home to the College’s Practical Nursing and Personal Support Worker programs.
In Fall 2008 Niagara College embarked upon an ambitious $90 million campus redevelopment project that includes the construction of an Applied Health Institute, a new state-of-the-art Technology Skills centre, classrooms and labs, student centre, athletic centre and learning commons at the Welland Campus and the construction of a Wine Visitor and Education Centre and an expanded Niagara Culinary Institute at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.
Vision and Mission Statement
Enriching lives and fulfilling dreams.
Providing outstanding applied education and training for a changing world.
Our values form the guiding principles of all that we do – for our students, our employers, our communities.
A priority on student success and satisfaction
Working as a community
Respect for diversity and inclusivity
Fostering and demonstrating entrepreneurship
Creating a culture of innovation in our programs, services, applied research, and our learning environments