Founded in Welland in 1967 and located in the Heart of the Niagara Region – just minutes from one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations – Niagara College offers more than 130 innovative programs between its state-of-the-art campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Together its campuses provide unique living laboratories and top notch facilities that deliver hands-on applied learning opportunities, world-class applied research, and smaller class sizes in an intimate and friendly environment.
At Niagara College, more than 9,000 full-time students study in diploma, graduate certificate, apprenticeship and Bachelor’s Degree programs. It also welcomes more than 15,000 Part-Time Studies registrants each year, who study in 600 plus credit, vocational and general interest programs. NC offers programs that provide real-world experience and are taught by passionate faculty committed to student success, resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind educational experience.
A vibrant culture and community are important to students’ academic success. Niagara College has a long history of athletic excellence. NC intercollegiate athletics program has won seven national championships and thirty-five provincial championships. Gymnasiums and Fitness Centres are designed to ensure that all students have the ability to participate in a variety of recreational, fitness, and athletic activities.
The bookstores at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses are open year-round to students and the general public, offering textbooks, supplies, computer accessories, trade and reference books, clothing, gift-ware and more.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus is located between Glendale Avenue and the Queen Elizabeth Way, a transportation corridor that exists between Toronto and the United States and offers daily GO Bus service to Toronto. This 125-acre campus features ecological lagoons, wetland systems, landscaped gardens and a 40-acre on-campus teaching vineyard.
Recognized for its commitment to sustainability and naturalization, the Welland Campus is located in a friendly, residential community in the heart of the Niagara Region. The campus is home to the NC Teaching Hair Salon, the Walker Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Centre, NC Research and Innovation, a new Green Automotive Technology lab and the Rankin Technology Centre.
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