Since opening our doors in 1967 in Welland and expanding into other parts of the Niagara region, we have grown to become a leader in applied education and training, and we’re consistently ranked among Ontario’s top colleges for student satisfaction.
With 9,000 full-time students, including more than 500 international students from more than 60 countries, the college offers over 100 post-secondary diploma, baccalaureate degrees and advanced level programs. The continuing education division attracts approximately 15,000 registrants to more than 600 courses each year. Niagara College employs 291 faculty, 89 administration staff and 224 support staff and has graduated more than 50,000 students.
In 1967, Niagara College’s Welland Campus was established in response to the provincial initiative to create many such institutions, providing career-oriented diploma and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs.
In 1998 Niagara College opened its Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. In 2004, Niagara College’s hospitality, tourism and culinary programs moved from the Maid of the Mist Campus to new facilities at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.
In 2008, Niagara College embarked on a $90 million campus redevelopment as part of the college’s overall master plan, which included significant improvements and additions to the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses. The redevelopment project was designed to increase capacity in programs that serve key industries in Niagara, including skilled trades, technology, winery and viticulture and hospitality and tourism, while providing much-needed improvements to aging facilities. The project was also a response to the college’s growth, including a 10.1 percent increase in total enrolment for the fall 2008 term - the largest increase among all Ontario colleges.
Niagara College features two modern campuses in the beautiful Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada.
Welland: With state of the art technology facilities and a community focus, this campus was recently the recipient of a Niagara Design Award, with its recent multi million dollar green sustainability additions and expansions.
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment – a UNESCO-designed World Biosphere Reserve – this beautiful campus features advanced learning facilities including a teaching brewery, winery and vineyard, greenhouse, restaurant spa.
Areas of specialization include:
+Bachelor of Applied Business (International Commerce and Global Development) degree program.
+ Food and wine sciences.
+ Teaching English as a second language.
+Applied health and community safety.
+ Supported by learning in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics.
+Bachelor of Applied Business - Hospitality Operations Management
Why Should Choose Niagara College ?
So many options:
certificate, diploma, apprenticeship and Bachelor’s Degree programs
credit, vocational and general interest courses
whether it’s intramural or varsity sports, clubs, student centres, volunteer opportunities and more, life at NC is a full-time experience
Hands on learning opportunities
Commited for your satisfaction and success:
- 81,1% of Niagaria’s student graduates gain employment within 6 months of graduation
- 94,3% of employers were very satisfied with the Niagara College grads that they hired.
- NC students have consistently given Niagara College top marks in student satisfaction among Ontario colleges
Two special campuses
Top college in Canada