Algonquin College Viewbook 2014

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We offer the shortest distance between you and your dream job. At Algonquin College, we have programs and courses that meet current and future needs. We will get you to where you want to go.

Text of Algonquin College Viewbook 2014

  • GraduatinG from HiGH scHoolThinking about training for a great job? Wondering

    if you can afford college? Trying to figure out what

    career path to take?

    ParEnts/Guardians Concerned about the costs of college? Wondering

    how a degree/diploma translates to a job? Ready

    to begin the application process?

    currEnt studEnts Wondering how to make your credential even

    more valuable? Concerned about financing your

    education? Searching for important dates in

    the school year?

    collEGE/uniVErsitY Grads Determined to strengthen your academic

    credentials? Eager to improve your career

    prospects? Trying to gain a competitive

    advantage?

    rEturninG to Education Considering upgrading your skills? Thinking about

    the convenience of online learning? Wondering

    how to begin a second career?

    intErnational studEnts About to begin college and living in a country

    outside Canada? Wondering about Algonquins

    international partnerships/projects? Trying

    to learn English or another language?

    tEacHErs/counsEllorsNeed to know about campus tours? Trying to

    arrange a student presentation? Need more

    info about a specific program or course?

    manY BacKGrounds. manY PatHWaYs. manY Goals.

    connEctEd to WHErEYou Want to Go

    connEctEd in all dirEctions

    Applied learning responds closely to marketplace demands. Programs and courses are developed in concert with what employers need now and in the near future. Many of our students are hired soon after graduating.

    This Viewbook represents a collection of opportunities. Not only does it offer what you can learn, but how you can learn. From co-op engagements to graduate certificates to online programs, its important to know that you have options. There are many pathways to your future.

    For almost fifty years, Algonquin College has been growing. Were proud of where weve been, where we are, and where were going. In fact, we are connected in all directions.

    As you continue to discover new areas of interest, Algonquin College is connected with you every step of the way. Lifelong learning is more than just a slogan; its a way of life, an attitude, and one that will give you success and satisfaction.

    Front cover photo of Paramedic courtesy of the Ottawa Paramedic Service.

  • micHEllE ValBErGProfEssional

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  • many opportunities for hands-on learning.

    DREAMS

    Get on the pathway to a successful career.

    Great facilities and the latest technology.

    AlgONqUIN STUDeNT SATISFAcTION IS THe HIgHeST AmONg ONTARIOS lARgeST cOllegeS

    The provincial government requires all colleges to gather and report on five Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): student satisfaction, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction, graduate employment rate, and graduation rate. algonquin students are among the most satisfied in the province, rising 1.2% to 81.5% in 2013.

    81.5%

  • connEctEd tocarEEr PatHWaYs

    We offer the shortest distance between you and your dream job.

    At Algonquin College, we have programs and courses that meet current and future needs. From mobile learning to hands-on experience, from on-the-job placements to internships, we provide you with many pathways to success.

    Get connected via the Colleges business partnerships and a growing alumni network. Develop your portfolio. Enhance your resume and ultimately secure employment in your field.

    04 ThE ALGONqUIN ExPERIENCE

    06 lEarninG oPtions07 ThE DIGITAL COLLEGE

    08 OTTAWA CAMPUS

    10 PERTh CAMPUS

    12 PEMbROKE CAMPUS

    14 JAZAN CAMPUS

    16 financinG Your Education18 HoW to aPPlY19 IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS

    20 ALGONqUIN CONGRATULATES

    22 SChOOL OF ADVANCED TEChNOLOGY

    23 ALGONqUIN CENTRE FOR CONSTRUCTION ExCELLENCE

    24 SChOOL OF bUSINESS

    25 GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE

    26 SChOOL OF hEALTh AND COMMUNITY STUDIES

    27 SChOOL OF hOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

    28 SChOOL OF MEDIA AND DESIGN

    29 POLICE AND PUbLIC SAFETY INSTITUTE

    30 CENTRE FOR CONTINUING AND ONLINE LEARNING (CCOL)

    31 CAREER AND ACADEMIC ACCESS CENTRE

    32 ThE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

    33 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

    34 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

    35 hOUSING AND RESIDENCE

    36 VARSITY & AThLETICS

    39 PROGRAM INDEx 2014

    45 PROGRAM ChART 2014

    80 DEGREE PAThWAYS

    financinG 16 HoW to aPPlY 18oPtions 06

    TAbLE OF CONTENTS | 3

    APPLY

    CONFIRM

    Select up to 3 dierent programs at AlgonquinVisit ontariocolleges.ca to Apply

    Non-highly competitive programsOers arrive Feb 4th

    Visit ontariocolleges.ca to Confirm by May 1st

    Highly competitive programsOers will be mailed out by March 4th

    PAYNeed help with your tuition?We can help with OSAP, Scholarships and Bursaries

    July 15th fee deadline for students starting in the Fall

    445 Apprentices were trained in a new trade

    Graduates have jobs within 6 months of graduation.92% of employers are very satisfied with our graduateswho are ready to take on the work world, and aresought out by employers in every industry.

    Equal Consideration is Feb 1stApplications received on or before this date, and which meet the college and program eligibility requirements, are considered first

    Fall Application Process 1

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    GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR PASSION

    CONNECTED TO SUCCESS

    Have Questions? Talk to students & Sta. Make informed choices.

    Discover your interestsHigh school students,talk to your GuidanceCouncilor.

    Attend a PresentationIts the best way to learnabout our college and your options.

    Campus ToursCheck out thegreat facilitiesin our OttawaCampus residence.

    ParticipateACOV Jump Start Weeks (Pembroke) August 12-13, 2013Campus Advantage Days (Pembroke) August 28-30, 2013Fall Orientation Games Day (Pembroke) September 12, 2013Fall Open House (Perth) November 6, 2013Fall Open House (Ottawa) November 7, 2013Winter Open House (Ottawa) January 18, 2014Winter Open House (Perth) February 8, 2014March Break (Ottawa) March 10-14, 2014Spring Open House (Ottawa) April 5, 2014

    800 young people were placedin jobs through Job ConnectEmployment Services on thePembroke and Perth Campuses

    1,200 students improved their literacy and basic skills

    90%

    5,867 Graduates 2012

  • connEctEd in all dirEctions

    WEll GEt You to WHErE You Want to Go

    Its about building networks and friendships, leveraging technology, and speaking with alumni and industry leaders. Algonquin College creates a learning environment that extends in all directions, giving you every opportunity to succeed.

    For those returning to college, we offer practical training with opportunities to upgrade skills to take you farther in your career or pursue new challenges.

    The Algonquin Experience is about providing pathways for your passion, with our student services helping you every step of the way. A combination of hands-on learning and theory make you a valuable prospect for employers.

    You are exposed to different ways of working, gaining perspective on your career and on life.

    Perth

    Pembroke

    BrockvilleMidland

    Owen SoundKingston

    Belleville

    PeterboroughBarrie

    North BaySudbury

    St. Catharines

    Oshawa

    Kitchener

    Hamilton

    London

    Montreal

    Toronto

    Ottawa1 HOUR

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    4 HOURS4 | ThE ALGONqUIN ExPERIENCE

    algonquinconnected.com/tours

    Get your campus experience online with Virtual Tours of classrooms, labs and student-led demonstrations.

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    EXPEriEncE

    student commons building, ottawa campus

    algonquinconnected.com/degree

    BeST OF BOTH WORlDSGEt a dEGrEE at alGonQuin We offer specialized bachelors Degrees. These four-year programs give you the perfect combination of theoretical knowledge and applied learning.

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    WHATS A cO-cURRIcUlAR RecORD? Its a great way for you to record your college-affiliated volunteer and leadership involvement. Not only is the Record complementary to your academic transcript, but to your rsum as well.

  • tHE facilitiEs tHE camPusEstHE ProGrams tHE BEst

    alGonQuin is tHE larGEst collEGE in EastErn ontario

    That means you have options.

    Situated across beautiful campuses in ottawa, Pembroke and Perth, for over 45 years Algonquin has provided an extensive range of hands-on learning programs, offering degrees, graduate certificates, advanced diplomas, diplomas, and certificates.

    Algonquin recently opened a campus in the City of Jazan, Jazan Province, Saudi Arabia.

    Our Fourth Campus is the limitless, virtual territory of online studies and support. Mobile learning enhances your learning experience in and out of the classroom.

    AT A glANce

    gOINg mOBIleMobile Learning Programs at the College mean that all students are expected to have and use a mobile device within their program of study. by learning with no-cost, popular, industry-standard software, you have an advantage as you enter the work place. how do you know if your program is a mobile learning program?

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