A focus on innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit and an unparalleled student experience — these are the things that set Niagara College apart.
With more than 9,000 full-time students studying at specialized campuses in the heart of Niagara, NC is a leader in applied education and one of Ontario’s most enterprising colleges. “Our focus is on providing unique hands-on experiences in specialized learning environments; innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities; and a robust college life filled with opportunities outside the classroom,” said NC president Dan Patterson. “These are the elements that create an unparalleled experience.”
Central to NC’s approach are on-campus learning enterprises — businesses that serve the public — including Canada’s first teaching winery and brewery, a restaurant, spa, greenhouse and dental clinic.
“Our students produce, market, sell and provide products and services in a realworld setting, gaining the experience and knowledge that gives them an important edge in the world of work,” added Patterson.
As one of Canada’s top 10 research colleges according to an annual study by Research InfoSource, NC provides students from a range of program areas the opportunity to be a part of applied research teams. Students gain valuable experience while helping companies innovate and bring new products to market. For Mechanical Engineering Technology student Stephanie Bucknall, working with industry on design projects provided experience in 3D design, and an opportunity to learn the art of business relationships — something she wouldn’t have gained otherwise.
“Applied research opportunities have added tremendous value to my education,” she said. “Some days it’s experimenting, some days its meeting with an industry partner to solve a problem. It’s such a well-rounded experience.”
It all takes place in learning environments that are second to none. Set on 100 acres of green space, the Welland Campus is home to programs in technology, skilled trades, broadcasting,
communications, health and community, policing and public safety, and automotive, as well as the Niagara Centre YMCA, the Children’s Safety Village, and a Niagara Regional Police training centre.
Nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment — a UN-designated World Biosphere Reserve — the Niagara-on-the- Lake Campus provides state-of-the-art facilities and ‘living labs’ for environmental, horticulture, hospitality and tourism, and business programs and is also home to the Wine Visitor + Education Centre, the Niagara College Teaching Winery and the Niagara
College Teaching Brewery.
See the Niagara College difference for yourself. Learn more, or book a tour at www.niagaracollege.ca.
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