St. lawrence college
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Brief Background 

The St. Lawrence College (SLC) is situated in three cities of Eastern Ontario. The first campus was founded in 1968 in Cornwell, the next two campuses were built in Kingston and Brockville in 1969 and 1970 respectively. St. Lawrence is a college of applied arts and technology whose motto is “Hello Future”. The president of the college is Glenn Vollebregt. The number of students present in St. Lawrence is 6700 in full-time and 20,000 in part-time. The college has 414 faculty members. St. Lawrence offers more than hundred programs on every campus which are full-time. The full-time programs in the college start every year in September. 

SLC has three campuses over three cities which implies diversification of education over the globe. The Brockville campus of SLC offers various courses and a supportive learning environment which allow the students to learn and develop new skills. Brockville is known to be a home for more than 350 thriving businesses which attract luxurious lifestyle and amenities. The city of Brockville attracts a lot of students as it has so much to offer to the new students. Cornwall campus is the first and oldest campus of SLC. This campus has fully furnished rooms which attract the students when they first join SLC Cornwall. SLC Kingston is situated near Lake Ontario Park.


The campus is huge, and the services that are provided by the campus are up-to-the mark. The infrastructure of the college is strong and diversified. Every campus has the basic utilities and infrastructure that a student would require for his/her needs. The campus has been designed extraordinarily well, through a proper planning of its every section. Currently, the utilities and services that are being provided in each campus are bookstores, food services and meal plan, Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Scruffy Salon, Essence Dining Room- Kingston, Hairstyling & Esthetics, Music theatre shows, Spark, Event and Banquet Services, School for Contemporary teaching & learning and St. Lawrence College employment service.                

Residing Options  

Kingston Campus Residence

This campus offers convenient, safe, secure, and affordable housing to the students with a bed residence for 600 students. Also, there are special suites available for the students who are special and disabled. The residence has everything that students look for when they move out. The rooms that the campus offer have both single and double occupancy rooms. The key features of this residence are common lounges and study areas, on-site laundry facilities, special rooms designed for physically challenged students, security, card-controlled access, and desk staff for 24 hours, and video surveillance throughout the area. 

There are suites offered for a decent living which have an apartment-sized refrigerator, sprinkler systems, optional cable, local telephone, outlets for small appliances and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. The cost for an Academic year to reside in this campus is $6546 for a double room and $7490 for a single room excluding the meal plan. 

Cornwall Campus Residence

SLC’s Cornwall Campus has a residence offering 44 rooms for students with a safe and secure environment. The rooms are adjoined with a shared bathroom, but each room has a private entrance. The security is present for 24 hours with video surveillance all over the residence. There is one large hall in the campus which allows the students to study in groups. The suite is available at a higher price which includes a single bed, wardrobe unit and desk. The cost for one academic year is $6546. There is also a meal plan which can be subscribed to by the students with a $200 deposit. The Cornwall campus also provides summer accommodation at a special price to the students joining summer internship in college. 

Brockville Residence

The Brockville Campus offers students a 59-bed residence which is affordable and safe for the students. There is a fireplace provided in each room which creates a great ambience for relaxation. The features of this campus residence are 29 double-occupancy rooms with large bathrooms, staffed desk for residence assistance, wheelchair accessible room, soccer and baseball fields and park-like campus for quiet hiking. The cost for one academic year is $6446 which, wherein the academic year is for eight months. The fees also includes the perks of cable, internet and local phone usage charges. Students are allowed to stay on-campus during the summer at a monthly rate. A meal plan is added as per the student’s wish. 

Financial Aid   

St. Lawrence College provides financial aid in the form of OSAP- Ontario Student Assistance Program. OSAP is of a basic type and provides loans and grants to the students. A student has to apply for OSAP which will help them in getting an access to various financial aid programs. The students can choose financial aid according to their circumstances. OSAP is completely open to  Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Foreign students can contact the Ministry of Education for receiving financial aid. The main aim of OSAP is to create equality amongst the students by giving them the opportunity to pursue post-secondary studies. There is an OSAP Aid estimator too on the website which helps in estimating the loan amount. 

The other type of financial aid that SLC provides to its students is Veterans’ Education and Training Benefit.. A financial office is situated in each of the campuses of SLC.
Another type of financial aid that the college provides to the students is Hardship Bursary. Bursary is a type of loan which is non-repayable. This specific type of financial aid is for the students who face financial hardships during their school/college year. The hardship bursary is specifically awarded on the basis of needs. The students are assessed on the basis of their academic performances. The bursary is provided for only one academic year of the course. 

Jobs and Placement 

St. Lawrence consists of several placement agency partners. The agency partners work with the management of college to ensure successful placement of every student. On-campus recruitment takes place every academic year which connects the students with the recruiters. Job opportunities are posted by the college on their website. The cooperative partners of the placement cell of SLC gives an overview of roles and responsibilities in order to begin with the student placement. 89.0% of SLC graduates found employment within six months of graduation. 88.6% of employers were satisfied with the quality of the educational preparation of St. Lawrence College graduates..


SLC’s Brockville campus is situated in one of the most beautiful and oldest communities in Ontario. This campus offers a creative environment for the students. This city has the eastern gateway to the 1000 Islands.

The nearest airport from SLC Brockville is Tackaberry Thousand Islands Regional Airport. There are restaurants and small cafes present near the campus. The shopping centres and pharmacies are also located at the campus which helps the students with basic necessities. 

SLC’s Kingston campus is situated in 100 Portsmouth Avenue in Ontario. This campus is the largest campus of all the three. The city has a captivating life with rich history and culture. The nightlife of the city is living and thriving. The lifestyle at Kingston is considered as luxurious with all the “big city” amenities available in the city. The nearest airport from Kingston is the Norman Manley International Airport which is located 19 km away from the campus. There are restaurants near Kingston Campus for refreshments,  namely Tim Horton, Essence dining room etc. The pharmacies and hospitals are also located nearby for emergency purposes. 

SLC’s Cornwall campus is situated on the right of the St. Lawrence River. This campus is considered the smallest of all the campus with a city giving small-town feel. The main perk of this university’s location is that everything is just located minutes away from it. Some of the recreational activities that are near to the campus include parks, bike trails, etc. 

The city of Cornwall is safe, beautiful and friendly. Students can spend their time hanging out with their friends in the large campus as well as outside the campus. The campus owns a newly renovated and attractive cafeteria.


Applied Arts

The area of study presents a wide range of programs which allow students to follow their passion. The programs provided under the areas of study are graduate certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas.
The certificate programs of one year are listed below:

  • General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes
  • General Arts and Science – General Studies Stream 
  • Media Arts Fundamentals 

The diploma programmes of two years are listed below:

  • General Arts and Science
  • Music and Digital Media 
  • Visual & Creative Arts – Fine Arts

The advanced diploma of three years are listed below:

  • Graphic Design 
  • Music Theatre – Performance
  • The graduate certificates of one year are listed below:
  • User Experience Design - Kingston

Community Services

This area of study focuses on creating a difference in the lives of families and individuals in the community. The programs offer advanced diploma and certificate programs. This area of study places emphasis on knowing people and helping them for their needs.
The certificate programs of one year offered are listed below:

  • General Arts and Science – Behavioural Psychology Stream 
  • General Arts and Science – Social Sciences Stream   
  • Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training  

The diploma programs of two years are listed below:

  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker 
  • Social Service Worker  

The advanced diploma programs of three years are listed below:

  • Behavioural Science 
  • Child and Youth Care  

The graduate certificate programs of one year offered are listed below:

  • Autism and Behavioural Science
  • Communicative Disorders Assistant
  • Therapeutic Recreation

Health Sciences

This area of study allows students to study in the best learning environment. Kingston has the best clinical lab on campus, and it focuses on creating a future medical professional with the help of a practical approach. The program has fitness and health promotion program which helps in motivating students towards their goals. 
The certificate programs of one year offered by the college are listed below:

  • Community integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) 
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician 
  • Personal Support Worker 
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees 
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas 
  • Veterinary Assistant 

The diploma programs of two years are listed below:

  • Environmental Technician
  • Fitness and Health Promotion 
  • Health Information Management 
  • Paramedic 
  • Practical Nursing  

The advanced diploma programs of three years are listed below:

  • Biotechnology Advanced 
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Veterinary Technology

Skilled Trades

The college offers construction-based studies in this area of study. The following are the programs offered by the institution: 
The certificate programs of one year are listed below:

  • Carpentry Techniques 
  • General Arts and Science – Pre-Trades Stream 
  • General Construction Carpentry Techniques 

The diploma programs of two years are listed below:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Esthetician 
  • Hairstyling 
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Motive Power Technician
  • Welding and Fabrication Technician

Computer and Engineering Technology

As the world is changing fast with technological developments, a proper technological study is required to lead growth in the economy. This program brings out the best in students with technical minds.
The certificate program of one year provided by the college is mentioned below:

  • General Arts and Science – Technology Stream 

The diploma programs of two years provided by the college are listed below:

  • Computer Networking and Technical Support 
  • Computer Systems Technician
  • Energy Systems Engineering Technician
  • Game – Programming 
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician
  • Wind Turbine Technician 

The advanced diploma programs of three years are listed below:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Programmer Analyst 
  • Energy Systems Engineering Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology 


This area of study includes training which is required by the students during their graduation studies. A well-paid job is offered when the student is highly skilled and has considerable work experience. St. Lawrence College offers the following apprenticeship training programs for those currently employed in a trade:

  • Automotive Service Technician 
  • Brick & Stone Masonry
  • Carpenter 
  • Cook 
  • Electrician - Construction & Maintenance 
  • General Machinist 
  • Hairstyling
  • Industrial Electrician 
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) 
  • Plumber 
  • Welder 

Hospitality and Culinary Arts

A student harbouring an interest in being a tourism leader or culinary professional can choose this area of study. This program has got world class top-hotel and casinos coming to pick SLC’s students. It is considered to be a dynamic program of the college. 
The certificate programs of one year offered in this area of study is provided below:

  • Culinary Skills – Chef Training 

The diploma programs of one year are listed below:

  • Culinary Management
  • Hospitality 
  • Tourism


There are about 23 diverse programs present in the college. The business classrooms are culturally diverse where students recognize the opportunities of working and living in a globalized society. The placement opportunities are high in this area of study as leading Canadian corporate professionals drop by during placements to hire the best candidate. The graduate employment rate of the business program is 86.5%. 
The certificate programs of one year are listed below:

  • Office Administration General 
  • Business Fundamentals 

The diploma programs of two years are listed below:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Business
  • Business Accounting 
  • Business Human Resources 
  • Business Marketing 
  • Law Clerk 
  • Office Administration Health Services 
  • Office Administration Legal
  • Office Administration Legal/Health Services

The advanced diploma programs of three years are listed below:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications Management 
  • Business Administration 
  • Business Administration Accounting 
  • Business Administration Human Resources
  • Business Administration Human Resources (Fast Track) 
  • Business Administration Marketing 

The graduate certificate programs of one year are listed below:

  • Business Analytics 
  • Digital Marketing Communications 
  • Health Care Administration International 
  • Supply Chain Management 

Fast-track Programs

These programs include behavioral science, business administration in human resources, environmental technician, social service worker, etc. Graduate certificate programs are provided within this area of study. Fast track programs are meant for those who already have a degree or a diploma in the given field.

Justice Studies

The programs in Justice Studies cover the areas of law enforcement, corrections, and criminal justice. The area of study provides diploma programmes.
The diploma programs of two years are listed below:

  • Community and Justice Services
  • Police Foundations 


Annual fees for Indians $16,000
Annual off-campus living $10,800
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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Discussion on St. Lawrence College
The St. Lawrence College (SLC) is situated in three cities of Eastern Ontario. The first campus was founded in 1968 in Cornwell, the next two campuses were built in Kingston and Brockville in 1969 and 1970 respectively. St. Lawrence is a college of applied arts and technology whose motto is “Hell... ... Read more

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