Niagara College
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Tuition: $4,500.00  Students: 12,500
300 Woodlawn Road
Welland, ON      L3C 7L3
(905) 735-2211

Niagara College

Niagara College is an Applied Arts and Technology school in the Niagara part of Southern Ontario. It was established in 1967 during the creation of the Ontario college system. It was formed as part of a provincial need to create institutions that provide certificate courses and diplomas to the Ontario community. ... continued below

About Niagara College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The Welland Campus is home to automotive, public safety, health and community, communications and technology programs. In 2004, it relocated to a new facility on the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, which features a 100 seat dining room and a lab for wine tasters. The first commercial teaching winery in Canada – the Niagara College Teaching Winery is also housed here. Today, the campus boasts of its state-of-the-art facilities, its hospitality, tourism, and the environment “living labs.” Other facilities also include the Niagara College Greenhouse, Niagara College Teaching Winery and Store, Niagara Knights Athletics, Niagara Institute Dining Room, Niagara Waters Spa, and Niagara Research. Residences are also available in the Niagara-on-the-Lake. Some of the amenities here include: common kitchen, laundry rooms, lounges, movie lounge, front desk, maintenance, and housekeeping. For the residence in Welland, amenities include: common kitchen, laundry rooms, lounges, movie lounge, front desk, maintenance, and housekeeping.

Student Services and Student Life

Niagara College offers the following campus resources and services to its students. They include: Transit Info / U>PASS (Universal Bus Pass), Student Centres, Radio, Television, Newspaper, Peer Services - Tutoring, Part-Time Jobs, Parking, Niagara College Transfer Guide, International Student Services, Housing (Off-Campus) Information, Health Services (Health Centre), Food Services, First Nations Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Faculty Advisors, Enrollment & Registration Services, Counselling Services, Co-op Services, Child Care Centre, Centre for Students with Disabilities, Campus Security, Campus Residences, Campus Housing, Athletics and Recreation, Alumni Services Office, and Advanced Standing (Exemptions) / Transfer Credits.

The Student Administrative Council is made up of seven students from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus and seven from the Welland Campus. They are the voice of the students, and they provide students many services and activities to help make their stay more fulfilling and enjoyable. Some of its services include: Advocacy, Health and Dental Plan, SAC Cares Program, Food Bank, UPass, Copy and Fax Services, Off Campus Housing, Fundraisers, and College / Outside Resources. Students who wish to join clubs can also choose from among the following: The Niagara College Construction Club, Niagara PRIDE, ACE Niagara, Genesis, International Club, Niagara Students with Dependants, and Wine Tigers.

Notable Accomplishments

In 2008, the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) has placed the Niagara College number one in overall student satisfaction among all Ontario colleges for four consecutive years. According to the KPI survey, students rated the College 86.1% in terms of how satisfied they were with their education. This is the eighth year in a row that Niagara has been at or near the top in student satisfaction.

Welland Information

Welland is a city in the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. The city is notable for its large francophone population. Welland is one of few communities in southern Ontario where the percentage of Franco-Ontarians exceeds the overall provincial average.

Due to a large concentration of francophones in the city and resulting large degree of bilingualism, the city has been successful in bringing several call centres to Welland. Correspondingly, Canadian Tire Financial Services is presently Welland's largest employer, employing over 1,600 people in two centres.

Welland's electricity comes from the Sir Adam Beck hydroelectric generation plants at Niagara Falls via Welland Hydro. Thanks to the presence of the massive plant, power remained on in over half of Welland during the 2003 North America blackout until rolling blackouts began the next day in an effort to provide power to areas that hadn't had it for nearly 24 hours.


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