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Why Algonquin?

The world is your classroom at Algonquin College

Ask our students why they chose Algonquin College and they will be quick to tell you it’s the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time our students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world, and are sought out by employers in every industry.

Algonquin’s success in numbers*:

  • 90% of graduates have jobs within six months of graduation
  • 96% of graduates would recommend Algonquin to others
  • 92% of employers are happy with the quality of Algonquin College programs
  • 5,867 students graduated last year
  • 445 apprentices were trained in a new trade
  • 1,200 students improved their literacy and basic skills
  • 800 young people were placed in jobs through Job Connect/Employment Services on the Pembroke and Perth Campuses

If that’s not reason enough, our campuses in Ottawa, Perth, and Pembroke, Ontario, offer students three different lifestyle locations throughout the Ottawa Valley in which to pursue their college education.

*Key Performance Indicators, 2009

With over 170 programs, Algonquin is a big community college that proudly nurtures a friendly, small-college atmosphere. Located in the National Capital Region, our programs effectively combine theory and practice - the best way to prepare for your career.

Established in 1967, Algonquin is a Community College of the Province of Ontario and is internationally recognized for its:

Diverse programs and reputed schools: Algonquin offers ¬year bachelors degrees in applied studies, 1 to 3-year diploma programs at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. All program combine academic learning in the classroom with practicum or work placements to really prepare you for the job market.

Student-centered approach: Our many accomplishments are directly attributable to our one fundamental guiding principle: dedication to student success.

We offer quality and diverse programs, modern facilities, outstanding faculty and staff as well as strategic partnerships with businesses and government with one aim: ensuring students have access the education and skills training demanded by the marketplace and required to launch a rewarding career.

Focus on applied studies: The majority of our programs allow students the opportunity to learn from experience through field placement or co-op education placements, which allow you to take part in a paid work term as part of your program requirements. These placements provide valuable insight into the world of employment in your area of study and will be very helpful when looking for a job after graduation.