Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) offer programs in Applied Arts, Business, Health and Human Services, and Technology.
Colleges in Ontario offer a comprehensive program of career-oriented, postsecondary education and training to assist students in finding and keeping employment.
Admission requirements vary from college to college and program to program.
Students who do not have a diploma (or GED), but will be 19 years or older by the program start date, may be considered for admission as a mature student.
Obtain up-to-date information directly from the college admission offices or their websites:
Certificate programs require the completion of two semesters (or one year) of study, as approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Regular diploma programs require the completion of at least four semesters (or two years) of study, as approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. An advanced diploma is granted after six semesters (three years) of study.
Four-year college degree programs offer the best of both worlds: a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and the practical skills to apply this knowledge in the real world.
Graduate Certificate programs require a university degree or a college certificate or diploma for admission, building on knowledge and experience gained through previous postsecondary study.
Collaborative programs are offered jointly by a college and a partnering university. Students may earn either one or two credentials-one from the college and/or one from the university.
Co-op programs include scheduled periods of employment in related industries within the academic year. These placements are typically paid positions and may be a requirement for graduation.
See all Co-op programs with required co-op components
An apprenticeship enables you to learn a skilled trade on the job, under the supervision of an experienced tradesperson. The classroom component of apprenticeship training may be taken through an Ontario college apprenticeship program.
For more information on colleges in Ontario, visit Ontario Colleges.