Georgian College
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Tuition: $4,000.00  Students: 11,000
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON      L4M 3X9

Georgian College

The Georgian College was founded in 1967 as a public, non-denominational school in Barrie, Ontario. It was established during the creation of Ontario’s college system. ... continued below

About Georgian College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Georgian is home to the CAI (Canadian Automotive Institute) which offers diploma courses in Automotive Marketing and (Bilingual Automotive Marketing). Georgian has seven campuses.

Barrie Campus is situated on the north-eastern part of Barrie, and its recent construction is the new Student and Athletic Centre with a café and lounge, climbing wall, fitness centre, and tournament-sized gym.

The Orilla Campus is located at the southern part of Orillia, with on site facilities that include a weight room, gym, and racquetball court. It is a small community of students, so there is a friendly atmosphere everywhere.

The Owen Sound Campus has a newly-renovated $8.5 million Great Lakes International Marine Training Centre. It is the most technologically-advanced training centre in Canada which is used to train students in the Marine Engineering Technology and Marine Technology Navigation programs.

Midland Campus is in North Simcoe, with a dynamic College of Applied Arts and Technology program.

Muskoka Campus is in Bracebridge Ontario, with some full-time programs that include Carpentry Techniques, Pre-Health Sciences, Personal Support Worker, and Office Administration.

Colingwood Campus is situated on Hurontario Street, Collingwood. It also includes Carpentry Techniques, Office Administration and Personal Support Worker Programs.

Orangeville Campus is on Centennial Road Orangeville. Some of its full-time programs include Addictions: Treatment and Prevention, Office Administration, Personal Support Worker, and Practical Nursing.

Georgian also offers students housing accommodations at the Barrie Campus. Students can gain quick access to the Athletic Centre and the Student Life Centre when they live here.

Student Services and Student Life

The College offers the following services: Student Success (counselling services to Georgian and Laurentian students), Security, Parking, Housing, Health Insurance, Food (TLC Barrie – The Last Class, Barrie, The First Class, Barrie, The Den, Orillia, TLC OS – The Last Class, Owen Sound), Employment (part-time employment for students at the Fitness Centre), and Campus Stores (The Bookstore, Bits and Bytes, and Bear Essentials).

The Georgian students are represented by has the Students’ Administrative Council (Barrie, Midland, Orillia, and Owen Sound). There are also clubs students can join. The list includes: CASO – Canadian Aviation Students Organization, G.E.A.R. (Georgian Students for Environmental Awareness & Research), GAA – Georgian Advertising Association, Georgian Christian Fellowship, Georgian Foodlocker, Georgian Global Students’ Association, Georgian Wellness Community, Grizzly Dance Club, H&T Society- Bryan Hunt/John Cunningham, International Students Association, JibFest, LGBTQA, LSA@G – Laurentian Students Association at Georgian, MMA- Mixed Martial Arts Club, Muskoka & District Chef’s Association, RATS, and Snowboard Club.

The following sports are available to the athletic varsity team of the college: Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball, Badminton, Rugby, Cross-Country Running, Golf, and Indoor Soccer. Students can also join the non-varsity activities offered by the campus. Students can also choose other alternatives, such as Intramural activities, Tri-Campus, Athletic Clubs, Trips and Special Events. They can also take advantage of the fitness centres and other facilities available in the campus.

Academic Programs

The school gives diverse academic programs, which include a 2 and 3 year diploma programs, certificate programs in continuing education, university and applied degrees, international students, and transfer and articulation agreements. Other programs include: Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Health Sciences, Design and Visual Arts, General Studies, Engineering Technology, Transportation Studies, Business and Computer Studies.

Off-Campus Living

The College offers a third party service to maintain their off-campus housing listings. They have a list of appropriate landlords and renters at their website.

Barrie Information

Barrie is a city of 128,430 residents and the 35th largest municipality in Canada. Barrie is a dynamic and growing city located very close to the big city life of Toronto, yet in the middle of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. It is a perfect balance of all the things that are great about big cities combined with the scenery and safety of small towns.

Barrie's waterfront is at the heart of its tourism industry, with events like the Kempenfest Arts and crafts festival attracting more than 300,000 people. Recreational activities include skiing at nearby Horseshoe Valley, Snow Valley, Mount St.Louis Moonstone, and Blue Mountain as well as boating in Kempenfelt Bay.

Barrie has hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. The proximity to the Great Lakes does help moderate temperatures somewhat. Barrie is located in Ontario's snowbelt region, where lake-effect snowfalls throughout the winter provide an average 238 centimetres (95 inches) of snowfall annually. As a result, there are numerous winter recreation activities and facilities in the surrounding area, including skiing and snowboarding resorts, snowmobile trails and ice fishing.


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