Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
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Tuition: $2,700.00  Students: 4,100
1400 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, ON      P3A 3V8
(705) 566-8101

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology

Cambrian College was established in 1967 during the time when Ontario College was being created. It is one of the 24 colleges of applied arts and technology in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. It provides career-oriented education that uses both practical hands-on experience and theoretical applications to broaden the skills of the students. In addition, the College is in partnership with universities, training institutes, school boards, and other local and national institutions to help give the students added academic opportunities to share their skills, resources, and expertise. ... continued below

About Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Cambrian college has over 4,400 full-time students enrolled in a number of programs, such as Communication And Creative Arts, Trades, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Business, Technology, Apprenticeship Skills, Applied Arts, and Health Sciences. The Wabnode Institute is their centre for the advancement of Aboriginal education. Other facilities in the campus include: the Athletics Centre, Bookstore, Conference/Meeting Facilities, eDome, the Enterprise Centre, Fontaine Bleue Dining Room, Health and Wellness Clinic, Sustainable Energy Centre, SkyTech, Travel Lab, and Test Centre. Cambrian also has NORCAT - Northern Centre for Advanced Technology and Sustainable Energy Centre.

The Barrydowne campus is the residence complex of Cambrian. It offers two styles of residences: Townhouse or Dormitory. These residential buildings are only a 2-minute walk to the campus. They also offer laundry equipment, security, and mail services available at the Laamanen Centre. Students will also enjoy the 10-minute walk to the pharmacies, grocery stores, fast-food places, banks, a shopping mall and other stores, restaurants, video rental outlets, and postal services.

Student Services and Student Life

Cambrian College offers the following services: Tutorial Services/Learning Centre, Travel Lab, The Glenn Crombie Centre for Disability Services, Sustainable Energy Centre, Student Centre, Safety and Security, Residence, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, Parking, Library, Health and Wellness Clinic, Food Services, Financial Assistance, Employment Services, Counselling, Computer Services, Child Care Services, Cambrian Native Students' Association, Cambrian Athletics, and Bookstore.

The Students’ Administrative Council (SAC) promotes charitable, recreational, economic, educational, social, political, and artistic activities to broaden and enrich the students’ college life. It is the student body of Cambrian that protects the collective and separate rights of the students. They also provide services, including political lobbying, student handbooks, frosh kits, food bank, faxing and photocopying, entertainment, academic grievance representation, and bursaries.

The Cambrian College Golden Shield is the varsity team of Cambrian, and they compete at the Provincial level in the Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA) and also at the National level in the Canadian College’s Athletics Association (CCAA) league. Some of the sports they compete in include: Women's Fastball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Badminton, Cross Country Running, Men's and Women's Volleyball, and Men's Basketball. For those into recreation, they can also try Basketball, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Ice Hockey Beach Volleyball, Slow Pitch, Floor Hockey, and Touch Football.

Academic Programs

Cambrian College offers the following full-time programs: Skill/Trades Training, Law and Justice, Hospitality and Tourism, Health Sciences and Emergency Services, Graduate Certificate Programs, Degree Programs, Computer and Engineering Technology, Community services, Communication and Creative Arts, Business, Anishnaabe Studies, and Access and Academic Development.

Off-Campus Living

Students who wish to live outside the campus (within Greater Sudbury area) can visit This online housing service provides various listings of available room / board opportunities, houses, and apartments.

Sudbury Information

Sudbury is the largest city in Northern Ontario in population, and the 24th largest metropolitan area in Canada. In land area, it is now the largest city in Ontario and the seventh largest municipality in Canada. Sudbury has lent its mining heritage to two major tourist attractions: Science North, an interactive science museum built atop an ancient earthquake fault on the shore of Lake Ramsey, and Dynamic Earth, an earth sciences exhibition which is also home to the Big Nickel, one of Sudbury's most famous landmarks.

Sudbury was one of the first Canadian cities to plan and implement its own digital telecommunications strategy. Beginning in 1996, the city began constructing a fibre optic network which saw over 400 kilometres of cable laid down to serve the city's business and citizen populations. In November 2005, the city was named one of the world's "Smart 21 Communities" by the Intelligent Community Forum, a worldwide project to honour technological innovation.


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