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Sault College



Sault College is a post-secondary educational institution which has been meeting the diverse needs of thousands of students every year since 1965. The college has built a firm reputation for delivering reliable and valuable programmes of study, while pursuing its vision for providing empowering and transformative learning experiences. Sault College is the largest provider of apprenticeship courses and training across the Northern Ontario area.

The college offers a large variety of learning pathways leading to opportunities for higher education, with a range of certificates, diplomas, and degrees to suit all students. The college boasts impressive sports and athletics facilities, offering a comprehensive array of competitive opportunities across a number of sports in addition to quality recreational options for all students.

Sault College is the perfect location for international students looking to experience university campus life and the North American continent. The city of Sault Ste. Marie is located amongst the Great Lakes, providing a background of stunning waterscapes and landscapes for students to explore. The city is home to over 70,000 people and a wide range of shopping, entertainment, and cultural amenities – while maintaining a welcoming and peaceful small-town feel.

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What's new

What's new

Covid-19 has had a profound and wide-ranging effect on the function of the global community, and in particular has resulted in a major challenge to the provision of quality post-secondary education. Sault College has been proactive in exploring new and innovative opportunities to offer its students fantastic value and consistency during these difficult times.

The college has a strong focus on the wellbeing and experiences of its students and, as a result, has established a number of new, bespoke support initiatives in collaboration with the college's Students' Union. These include the Student Relief fund, which provides additional assistance to those who are struggling to cover their living and learning costs due to exceptional circumstances. To date, this fund has issued hundreds of thousands of CAD in support of hundreds of students. In addition to this, the college oversaw the re-opening of the Student Food Bank to ensure that all students have the essential supplies needed to succeed in their studies.

Sault College regularly carries out a wide range of logistical, maintenance and administrative work to ensure that the campus is as safe as possible for all students, staff, and visitors. As a result of these initiatives and day-to-day improvements, the college continues to offer a safe and secure environment where students may pursue their goals.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Sault College has a growing number of passionate students coming through its doors every year, attracted by its continued success in equipping the leaders of tomorrow with valuable certificates and diplomas. In addition, the college's recent track record for ranking highly in teaching quality ensures that students know they are getting the highest standard of mentorship from teachers who care about the success of their students.

The college places a strong focus on cultivating an inclusive, hands-on learning environment that allows students to fully immerse themselves into their chosen area of study or training. Through practical experience and with excellent facilities and supportive staff, students are able to learn at the forefront of their field, and graduate from their program with a wealth of real-world experience.

The college offers a syllabus of quality programming which covers many essential and growing industries and academic fields. In order to deliver outstanding learning quality, these programs are delivered by dedicated, hard-working staff who have a wealth of experience and prioritise the progression of their students. As a result, graduates of Sault College will be well prepared to go on and make meaningful contributions to their society and economy.

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Department structure

Department structure

Sault College is a modern learning institution that reflects the diverse and ever-changing needs of its contemporary student population. It offers a wide range of course structures, including:

  • Certificate Programs
  • Professional Development Courses
  • General Interest Courses
  • Graduate Studies

These courses are offered across a spectrum of subject areas, including Aviation, Engineering Technology, Media and Design, Business Studies and Information Technology, as well as more vocational options such as Skilled Trades, Culinary Studies and Transportation.

The college organizes its courses to suit every lifestyle, financial or personal situation. There are multiple entry points throughout the academic year, giving flexibility to students plans for upcoming work and study. As a result, all students at Sault College are able to learn at their own pace, wherever they wish, through a range of distance, independent, and online learning programs. Students are also able to learn part-time allowing them to gain new knowledge or enhance existing skills while maintaining other commitments.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

In order to apply for full-time or part-time study at Sault College and be successfully admitted, students will need to satisfy a number of entry criteria and provide relevant documentation to support their achievements and abilities.

Firstly, students will require the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma as issued in Ontario, at the level of college preparation or higher. A number of programs at the college may require additional academic experience, and prospective students should familiarize themselves with the entry requirements before submitting their application. Students must also be a minimum of 18 years of age by the conclusion of their first semester of study at the college.

In order to undertake a post-diploma program at Sault College, applicants will need to demonstrate achievement of both a high school diploma and a college or university qualification.

For students who completed their education in a language other than English, their application must be accompanied by both the original certification documents and an official, notarized translation. If English isn't the first language of the applicant, evidence of English language competency must be provided within the application. There are many accepted assessment providers for this, and the minimum required scores can be found on the college website. The proficiency level will depend on the type of program being applied to.

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The Sault College main campus is located in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, in the centre of three of North America's Great Lakes. Nestled between open waters and wide ranging forests, the college is a haven for outdoor activities, sports and exploration.

The college campus is a home-away-from-home for any student looking to find a fulfilling academic lifestyle, which is well complemented by extra-curricular activities and a welcoming local community. Sault Ste. Marie is a warm and vibrant city, and is home to everything a student needs on a day-to-day basis. For further travel, the city is ideally placed just a short distance from the United States border and the Canadian capital city of Toronto.

Students living on-campus at Sault College will find themselves spoilt for choice when it comes to quality accommodation, with a range of single, premium single, and double rooms available. These rooms are excellent value for money, located close to the action, and allow students to quickly make new and lasting friendships. The campus community is always active, with many student groups and organisations, and a rich program of events and activities for every interest.

Sault College is one of the major players in regional athletics and sports, and students at the college will have access to a fantastic array of professional and recreational facilities. The college fields competitive teams across a range of team and solo sports, but even students who are just looking to stay healthy, have fun and make friends will find themselves in great company.

The college has been built over the years with learning excellence and students' satisfaction as its main priorities. It is well equipped, with specialized study areas, modern classrooms with state-of-the-art digital technology, free high-speed WiFi throughout the college, and a comprehensive student library.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Sault College believes that access to education should be available to students from all walks of life, and economic backgrounds. The college understands the financial significance of studying away from home, and has established a program of Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards to support the ongoing success of its students. The program aims to provide high-achieving, determined or struggling students with a variety of financial assistance packages so that they can achieve their educational goals.

Students will be able to apply for a number of bursaries and scholarships during their time at college. Scholarships are typically awarded to students on the basis of past or potential academic achievement. In order to be eligible for many scholarships, applicants will need to sustain a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (accumulated). The college also offers a number of needs-based bursaries to students with difficult financial circumstances.

There are a number of awards which all students are automatically considered for on application. These are typically granted in the case of exceptional achievement or circumstance. All other awards require an application which must be submitted in accordance with each award's individual deadline, set out in the online Student Portal service. Some awards may require submission of additional documents. Applications are submitted online.

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