Niagara College Courses
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:
- community services
- health sciences,
- arts and science
- global studies
- current events
- health and wellness
- forensic sciences
- 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:
- paramedic foundations
- pharmacy assistant training
- dental assistants and administration
- physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
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:
- autism and behavioral science
- early childhood education
- child and youth care
- special needs educational assistance
- recreation therapy,
- 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:
- computer or video gaming
- advanced cloud technologies
- computer software
- portfolio making
- graphic design
- 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:
- Accounting for Managerial Decisions
- AutoCAD Operator
- Counselling Skills for Human Services
- Criminal Psychology and Behaviour
- Dietary Food Service
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Floral Design
- General Arts and Science
- Food Service
- Home Inspection
- Language Interpreter
- Leadership Development Series
- Legal Office Assistant
- Management of Human Resources
- Manufacturing Leadership
- Medical Transcription
- Motorcycle Training.
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:
- project management,
- geotechnical analysis
- programmable logic control
- computer-aided drafting
- structural design
- microprocessor technology
- data communications
- energy conservation
- electrical power generation,
- 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
- electrical workers
- automotive service technician
- carpenter and machinist.
Students enrolled in the automotive field are eligible for co-op work terms that provide paid work opportunities along with academics.
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.