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Dedication to student success is Algonquin College’s guiding principle and is demonstrated through the quality of its programs, staff, the continual expansion of its facilities, and by forging strategic partnerships. Every action since the College was established has been to ensure students have access to the education and skills training demanded by the marketplace to launch a rewarding career. Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967 and was named after the First Nations people who lived in the area. Algonquin was formed from the merger of the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology, established 1957, and the Ontario Vocational Centre, established 1965. The College celebrates 45 years as a leader in post secondary education, and has undergone significant growth since its establishment and continues to grow today. All three Algonquin College Campuses have recently completed major expansion projects. The Perth and Pembroke Campuses have built all-new facilities, and the Ottawa Campus now features a new and innovative award-winning trades building, and a first-of-its-kind Student Commons building.

Areas of Expertise

As technology continues to play an important role in today's job market, Algonquin College integrates current technology into all aspects of our operations. Algonquin continues to be one of Ontario's leading institutions of advanced technology. We continue to provide programs that are consistent with today's industries, along with Bachelor Degrees, Collaborative Degrees, and Degree Pathways (Articulation/Transfer Agreements).

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Female only:Lowest: $2,300Highest: $7,360
Male only:Lowest: $2,300Highest: $7,360

All rooms are shared occupancy with roommates of the same gender designated by the Manager. The Deposit for the Academic Year 2016-2017 is $500.00. The total amount payable for the Academic Year 2016-2017 includes a mandatory non-refundable $60.00 Residence Life Activity Fee, which subsidizes events and activities organized by the Residence Life Staff and Residence Council. Academic Year 2016-2017 Payment Schedule Option (b) and (c) includes a non-refundable $150.00 administration fee. A mandatory meal plan of $2,100.00 is required for first year residents of the Academic Year 2016-2017. Additional Meal Plan options are also available. A mandatory meal plan of $1,050.00 is required for first year residents of the Winter Semester 2017. All payments made to the Residence for the Residence Meal Plans are subject to the cancellation policies of Algonquin College Food Services.

Off Campus Housing

The Students' Association operates a housing referral service to assist students in finding off-campus accommodations. Please see the website for more details.

Incoming Students

Orientation takes place the week prior to the start of classes. This gives the students an opportunity to get familiar with their surroundings. Student advisors are on hand to help with any questions or concerns and the new students are introduced to the services available to make their learning experience a positive and rewarding one.

Career Planning

Algonquin College provides academic advising services that help students to select a program that leads to their career and personal goals. Student services also provides a referral service by matching your resume with job postings and also submitting it on your behalf.


Algonquin's varsity teams, the Algonquin Thunders, compete in the Ontario College Athletics Association in basketball, rugby, curling, volleyball, and soccer. Also, Woodroffe Campus offers a fitness centre fully equipped with weight lifting equipment and the latest cardio machines including treadmills and rowers. The College has opened a new soccer facility with synthetic turf and seating for 300 spectators, a 6,000 square foot clubhouse, officials and coaches rooms, and a therapy clinic. The soccer facility can be used year round for competitive sports.


The Student Association offers campus activities throughout the year that are designed to promote camaraderie among students while encouraging school spirit and providing opportunity for social interaction.


The Student's Association provides a wide variety of clubs. They also provide funding for those who are interested in starting their own clubs.

Information Technology

With the increase in technology, Algonquin has continued to provide current services in online learning, blackboard, and our own ACSIS, which allows students to view their information, classes, grades, and more. There are over 80 computer labs available on campus. 24 hour labs are also available. Students are given a username, password, e-mail, and Internet access that can be utilized at the College, residence, or at home.


Ottawa is home to many national museums including the Museum of Civilization and the Museum of Science and Technology. Ottawa is also home to the prestigious National Art Gallery. The city hosts many festivals and celebrations each year and is a favourite destination for tourists. The city has a variety of rich cultural communities that reflect Canada's policy of diversity and tolerance.

Special Services

The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) provides educational support services to students with disabilities applying to or attending Algonquin College. Assistance is available for students who may have a learning disability, be blind or visually impaired, be hard of hearing or deaf/deafened, have multiple disabilities, have a mental health disability, have a head injury; and/or have a physical disability or be mobility impaired.

Affiliated Institutions

The College offers joint degree programs with Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. There are also numerous articulation agreements with many other Canadian universities including Lakehead University, McMaster University, Ryerson Polytechnic University, University of Lethbridge, Brock University, University of Guelph, Nipissing University, and others.

International Involvement

The International Education Centre ensures that Algonquin College plays a part in Canada's response to the global marketplace and the developing of world's needs for technical, managerial, and vocational training. More than 200 Algonquin staff worked in various countries around the world. In addition, there are international students from more than 70 countries studying at the College. Algonquin has a campus in India and offers programs in Montenegro and China.

Campus Tour

To book an Ottawa Campus Tour by phone call us at 613-727-4723 ext. 5482, to request a Perth Campus Tour by phone call us at 613-727-4723 ext. 5601, or to book a Pembroke Campus Tour by phone call us at 613-727-4723 ext. 2760.


The College offers professional counselling, student tutoring, peer support, and a fully staffed health clinic. The College also has an active Students' Association that supports club activities, a housing program, and an athletics program. The following is a partial list of services and facilities also available at Algonquin: Alumni Association, Centre for Canadian Heritage Trades and Technology, Dental Clinic, Distance Education, Early Learning Centre, Health Services, Horticulture Centre, Hospitality Centre, Information Technology Access Labs, Media Centre, Ombudsperson, Prior Learning Assessment, and Student Centre and Athletic Facilities.

Modified on June 27, 2018