Niagara College

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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School of Academic, Liberal and Access Studies

The School of Academic, Liberal and Access Studies offers courses that provide students with insights into careers in high-demand industries and also enhances their employability. Students who have not decided on their career path can apply under this school. This school aims to provide the necessary training and sufficient information to the students to help them choose their career path and also postgraduate courses through career counseling, work training, volunteering and opportunities to meet professionals from various departments.

The main areas of focus are:

  • list items community services
  • list items health sciences,
  • list items arts and science
  • list items technology
  • list items psychology
  • list items global studies
  • list items current events
  • list items counseling
  • list items health and wellness
  • list items history
  • list items  fitness
  • list items music\film
  • list items forensic sciences
  • list items english as a Second Language (ESL).
  • This school offers programs for students with disabilities and learning disorders and trains them for various entry positions in the industry.


    School of Allied Health

    The School of Allied Health offers courses that provide extensive training with the intent to prepare a job-ready health-care team member. The graduates get rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical industry. They will also be required to take care of people during the times of illness and injury.

    The school also offers a fully functional dental clinic for the students to gain and fine-tune their practical skills. They also provide a well-equipped hospital facility that includes a sterile product room and a simulated community pharmacy. Additionally, the school also conducts field placement for the students alongside academics to impart extensive hands-on experience. The dental courses offered by the school are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).

    The main areas of expertise are:

  • list items paramedic foundations
  • list items pharmacy assistant training
  • list items dental assistants and administration
  • list items physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
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    School of Community Services

    The School of Community Services offers courses that train students who are passionate about helping and uplifting the lives of other people. The graduates from the school are trained to engage with and support individuals with special needs and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The graduates get a rewarding career in changing the lives of other people.  The school has expert faculties who support students with both academic training and practical learning environment.

    The main areas of expertise are:

  • list items autism and behavioral science
  • list items early childhood education
  • list items child and youth care
  • list items special needs educational assistance
  • list items recreation therapy,
  • list items social services.
  • The school offers various diplomas, advanced diplomas, and graduate certificate courses. Field placements for hands-on experience and access to iBooks are available. The graduates are placed in various roles in settings like Children’s treatment center, long-term care facility, adult day program,  retirement home, Community or private agency supporting people with illness or disability, Mental health agency, and Home childcare.


    School of Justice and Fitness

    The School of Justice and Fitness provides a course that trains people in investigative skills, law enforcement, legal basics and working with troubled individuals. The courses also provide career paths to policing and fitness specialist. The school provides field placement opportunities to allow students to learn the skills practically. The laboratories are well-equipped for practical training.

    Some of the laboratories include simulated crime scene labs, athletic and fitness facilities, and the Justice Studies Simulation Centre.

    The school also offers opportunities for students to obtain additional industry-specific certifications along with the credentials. The sports fitness courses train graduates in culinary skills in a one-week extensive program. 


    School of English Language Studies

    The School of English Language Studies offers courses that train students whose first language is not English. The students are trained at the proficient level that helps them to pursue postgraduate courses or get a job in Canada. The course allows international students to gain English language experience that enables them to pursue postgraduate courses in Canada. The school offers a well-equipped Digital language lab.

    The main areas of focus are proficiency in reading, writing, grammar, speaking, and comprehension.


    School of Media

    The School of Media offers courses that train students in numerous fields including:

  • list items photography
  • list items computer or video gaming
  • list items advanced cloud technologies
  • list items computer software
  • list items acting
  • list items designing
  • list items portfolio making
  • list items graphic design
  • list items public relations skills.
  • The acting courses are recognized by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA). The graduates of the acting courses are offered with the status of ACTRA apprentice.

    The school provides well-equipped laboratories that include radio production training lab, digital radio broadcast studio, and full HD television studio, and the computer labs consist of dual full HD monitors.


    School of Nursing and Personal Support Worker

    The School of Nursing and Personal Support Worker offers courses that help students get positive and rewarding careers in the field of health care. The courses suit students whose passion lies in supporting other individuals during illnesses, both physical and psychological. The school also provides opportunities to get trained in advanced health care including mental health, gerontology, palliative care, and health care leadership.

    There are few graduate certificate courses offered by the school, especially for international students. The Nursing program offered at the school is approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The graduates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can appear for the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination. The successful candidates can then start their career as a Registered Practical Nurse.


    School of Part-Time Studies

    The School of Part-Time Studies offers more than 500 part-time courses to fit the needs of working professionals. The courses can be pursued both on-campus and online.

    The various areas of expertise that the courses deal with include:

  • list items Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • list items AutoCAD Operator
  • list items Baking
  • list items Bookkeeping
  • list items Counselling Skills for Human Services
  • list items Criminal Psychology and Behaviour
  • list items Dietary Food Service
  • list items Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • list items Floral Design
  • list items French
  • list items General Arts and Science
  • list items Healthcare
  • list items Home Inspection
  • list items Language Interpreter
  • list items Leadership Development Series
  • list items Legal Office Assistant
  • list items Management of Human Resources
  • list items Manufacturing Leadership
  • list items Medical Transcription
  • list items Motorcycle Training. 
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    School of Technology

    The School of Technology at NC offers courses that focus on areas like civil, electronics, electrical, mechanical engineering, photonics engineering, industrial automation, construction technology, and  renewable energies. The school focuses on fostering graduates who can design, construct and manage various buildings and structures using the new age advanced technologies.

    The areas of focus include:

  • list items project management,
  • list items geotechnical analysis
  • list items programmable logic control
  • list items computer-aided drafting
  • list items structural design
  • list items microprocessor technology
  • list items data communications
  • list items energy conservation
  • list items electrical power generation,
  • list items distribution
  • list items robotics
  • list items renewable energy systems.
  • The courses are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Canada. The college offers opportunities to get trained in the hi-tec design and manufacturing labs.

    Qualified graduates from the computer science field are allowed to apply for the certification, namely the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Graduates are offered opportunities to take up engineering technology co-op courses at NC to further continue the studies.


    School of Trades

    School of Trades at NC provides various apprenticeship, diploma and certificate courses in the field of trade. There are well-equipped labs and highly skilled faculties who provide extensive training to prepare students for the workforce. The fields of study offered are carpentry, renovation techniques, welding, and metal fabrication. An extensive apprenticeship program is offered in the field of hairstyling.

    The school offers a hairstyling salon for practicing styling skills.

    Graduates become eligible for careers as

  • list items electrical workers
  • list items welders
  • list items automotive service technician
  • list items carpenter and machinist.
  • Students enrolled in the automotive field are eligible for co-op work terms that provide paid work opportunities along with academics.


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    School of Business and Management

    The School of Business and Management offers courses that concentrate on human resources skills, accounting, international commerce, case research, business operations, and patient relations.   


    Canadian Food and wine institute

    Canadian Food and Wine institute offers courses that train the students in distilling, brewery, fermentation and food safety and regulation awareness skills. 


    School of Environment and Horticulture

    The School of Environment and Horticulture offers various graduate and diploma courses that provide expertise in fields like beekeeping, pollination services, distributed ecosystems, wetlands, water supplies, sustainable environment, and biodiversity. 


    School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports

    The School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports offer advanced diploma along with other diploma and graduate courses that provide advanced skills to the students. The main field of study is event management that includes planning and managing events, hospitality at restaurants and hotels and tourism operations.

    What courses are available in Niagara College?

    Niagara College Includes more than 130 diploma and graduate certificate programs, bachelor's degree programs, and programs for apprenticeship. It provides a range of part-time and full-time education choices, whether you're trying to advance your career or develop yourself. Our instructors have a passion for instructing and come from the business and industrial sectors.
    Is Niagara College provide work permit?

    Only once you begin your studies in Canada are you able to begin working. Prior to starting your studies, you cannot work. If the condition allowing you to work on- or off-campus is listed in your study permit, you are permitted to do so as an international student in Canada.
    Does Niagara College need Ielts?

    The IELTS Academic examinations are recognized by Niagara College. The IELTS General tests are not recognized for placement into English for Academic Purposes levels or for entry to academic programs. Please be aware that achieving the minimal score standards or exceeding them does not ensure admission to Niagara College.
    Is Niagara College good in Canada?

    According to total research funding figures for 2018, Niagara College has earned the top spot in the nation, according to Research Infosource Inc.'s annual report, "Top 50 Research Colleges." The ranking also illustrates NC's consistent position as a top research institution in Canada, as this is the fifth year in a row that NC has made the Top 10.