College


 Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

WHAT KINDS OF PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED?

Colleges offer programs in Applied Arts, Business, Health and Human Services, and Technology

WHAT'S THE JOB MARKET LIKE FOR GRADUATES?

Employment rates are approximately 93% provincially.

HOW MANY COLLEGES ARE THERE AND WHERE ARE THEY?

There are 29 colleges in major cities throughout Ontario:

  • Algonquin College (Ottawa)
  • Le College Boreal (Sudbury)
  • Cambrian College (Sudbury)
  • Canadore College (North Bay)
  • Centennial College (Scarborough)
  • College d'Alfred (Alfred)
  • Conestoga College (Kitchener)
  • CondederationCollege (Etobicoke)
  • Kemptville College (Kemptville)
  • La Citecollegiale(Ottawa)
  • Lambton College (Sarnia)
  • Loyalist College (Belleville)
  • Mohawk College (Hamilton/Brantford)
  • The Michener Institute (Toronto)
  • Niagara College (Welland)
  • Northern College (Timmins)
  • Ridgetown College (Ridgetown)
  • St. Clair College (Windsor)
  • St. Lawrence College (Kingston)
  • Sault College (Sault Ste. Marie)
  • Seneca College (North York)
  • Sheridan College (Oakville)
  • Sir Sanford Fleming College (Peterborough)

WHAT'S THE LENGTH OF PROGRAMS?

College programs can be one, two or three years. Collaborative college/university programs are usually four years.

WHAT'S THE APPROXIMATE COST FOR A YEAR?

The approximate cost for one year of study if a student moves away from home is $10,500 (includes tuition, student fees, residence, meals, textbooks, personal (costs)

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?

Depends on the program, but generally speaking, an Ontario Secondary School diploma is required with grade 12 English at the "C" or "U" level for all programs. Some programs also require senior Mathematics and Science "C", "U/C" or "U". Admission decisions are usually based on the grades but sometimes questionnaires and attendance at information sessions are considered.

How does a student apply?

Applicants to OntarioCollgesapply through OCAS (Ontario College Application Services). Application forms are submitted through secondary guidance offices.

WHAT TYPE OF PROGRAMS ARE THERE?

Colleges have Applied Degrees, Diplomas and Certificate programs.

ARE SOME PROGRAMS MORE COMPETITIVE THAN OTHERS?

Yes, particularly in the areas of Health, Human Services, and Media.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

  • Contact your school's guidance department
  • Contact the colleges, or visit the website of the Ontario College Application Services at www.ocas.on.ca

Jobs

Actors, Media Announcers 5135
Administrative Officers 1221
Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors 2271
Air Traffic Controllers 2272
Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors 7315
Announcers and Other Performers 5231
Athletes, Coaches, Referees 5252
Athletes, Coaches, Referees and Related Occupations 5252
Automotive Service Technicians 7321
Bookkeepers 1231
Central Control and Process Operators in Manufacturing and Processing 9231
Chefs 6241
Chemical Technologists and Technicians 2211
Clerical Supervisors 1211
Community and Social Service Workers 4212
Community Program Planners 2153
Computer and Information Systems Professionals 0213
Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile) 7311
Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers 7219
Contractors, Operators and Supervisors in Agriculture, Horticulture and Aquaculture 8252
Cooks 6242
Correctional Officers 6462
Crane Operators, Drillers and Blasters 7371
Creative Designers and Craftspersons 5244
Customer Service Representatives 1453
Customs and Immigration Officers 1228
Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists 3222
Drafting Technologists and Technicians 2253
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists & Technicians 2241
Electrical Trades and Telecommunications Occupations 7246
Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment) 2242
Employment Counselors 4213
Environmental Contractors 4161
Ergonomists 4161
Executive Assistants 1222
Firefighters 6262
Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/Women 8262
Gas Fitters 7253
Graphic Designers and Illustrators 5241
Human Resources Officers 1223
Human Resources Specialists 1121
Immigration Workers 1228
Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities 4215
Insurance Agents and Brokers 6231
Interior Designers 5242
Laser Technicians 2241
Librarians, Archive, and Museum Technicians 5111
Licensed Practical Nurses 3233
Loan Officers 1232
Logging and Forestry Supervisors 8211
Logging Machinery Operators 8241
Massage Therapists 3235
Media Consultants 5124
Medical Laboratory Technicians 3212
Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists' Assistants 3211
Medical Radiation Technologists 3215
Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental) 3211
Metal Forming, Shaping, and Erecting Trades 7263
Nuclear Medical Technicians 3215
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Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) 3235
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Paralegal, Social Services Workers and Occupations in Education and Religion 4211
Paralegals 4211
Paramedics 3234
Photographers 5221
Photographers, Graphics Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and the Performing Arts 5221
Police Officers (Except Commissioned) 6261
Printing Press Operators, Commercial Divers and Other Trades and Related Occupations 7381
Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation and Sport 5254
Property Administrators 1224
Public Relations Officers 5124
Purchasing Agents and Officers 1225
Real Estate Agents and Salespersons 6232
Recreational Facilities Managers 0721
Retail and Wholesale Buyers 6233
Sales and Service Supervisors 6211
Secretaries, Recorders, and Transcriptionists 1241
Stationary Engineers and Power Station and System Operators 7351
Supervisors, Assembly and Fabrication 9221
Supervisors, Logging and Forestry 8211
Supervisors, Processing Occupations 9213
Supervisors, Railway, and Motor Transportation Occupations 7221
Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers & Milliners 7342
Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping 2253
Technical Occupations in Civil, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering 2253
Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care 3221
Technical Occupations in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2242
Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries 5211
Technical Occupations in Life Sciences 2221
Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade 6221
Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers 7246
Train Crew Operating Occupations 2275
Transportation Officers and Controllers 1215
Underground Miners, Oil and Gas Drillers and Related Workers 8614
Upholsterers, Tailors, Shoe Repairers, Jewellers and Related Occupations 7341
Writers, Journalists 5121