Established in 1985 by the automotive industry to provide specialized education for future industry leaders. The Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) offers students an opportunity to gain industry specific knowledge and skills while completing an undergraduate business education. The ABSC offers Canada’s only Bachelor of Business degree – Automotive Management as well as an Automotive Business diploma. Our programs offer multiple paid co-op opportunities and the strongest industry partnerships leading to a job placement rate of over 90%.
The ABSC was created by the automotive industry over 30 years ago and is currently supported by the automotive industry. Our programs are designed to prepare student for professional careers within: Dealerships, Manufacturer Head Offices, the Aftermarket Parts & Service sector, as well as related sectors including marketing, media, and financing. As the auto industry evolves, so does the need for a skilled workforce in all areas of automotive organizations: sales, service, collision repairs, parts, accounting, marketing, I.T., human resources, and management.
Our programs prepare students for business professions specifically for the automotive industry that are transferrable to any industry. The main professional areas we prepare students for are marketing, finance, accounting, economics, human resources, sales, customer service, operations and other business related careers.
These strong relationships provide our students with unique opportunities including over $130,000 in scholarships and awards, industry leading guest speakers, networking, and experiential learning experiences (Georgian Auto Show, Student Aftermarket Conference, Industry Conferences, and Trips to visit industry organizations).
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Orientation is a year round program offering students the opportunity to participate in academic, community, and social events, including Shinerama, a large fundraiser for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
The Career Development Centre offers experienced career advisors to help you explore your interests, values, skills and personality, and will explain your test results. The Workplace Transition Consultant helps students prepare for co-op terms, internships, and graduate job searches. Students have access to on campus jobs, a job search tool specifically for Georgian students and Alumni, job search coaches, career fairs, Canada Career Week activities, current labour market information, graduate placement, and career assessment. Free faxing and photocopying is available to education, career, and job search activities.
Varsity: Golf, Badminton, Rugby, Volleyball, and Basketball
Intramural: A variety of ongoing sports including Baseball, Basketball (three on three), and Volleyball are all co-ed. Hockey is either three on three or five on five.
Georgian College has a large fitness centre with cardio equipment and free weights, an indoor climbing wall, women and men's whirlpools and steam rooms, an indoor running / jogging track, personal training, and fitness / group fitness classes.
Clubs include the International Students Association, the Drama Club, the Lesser Known Gems Film Club, Amnesty International, and the Grizzly Steps Dance Workshop. Any Georgian student and employee may start a club.
Residences have network Internet access. Georgian College owns and operated the Bits & Bytes Computer Store, which sells software, computers, printers, and accessories, with all profits being reinvested into the College.
All Georgian College students with disabilities are eligible for accommodations and support services. Once accepted to Georgian, we recommend that students meet with an accessibility advisor to learn about available accommodations and services (see section 2.16 of Admission policies). For further information on the process, please contact Student Success to make an appointment with an accessibility advisor. Accessibility advisors evaluate documentation, co-ordinate accommodations, access and supports, and provide referrals to adaptive technologists, counselling, learning strategists and tutoring. For information regarding accessibility standards and plans for Georgian College, visit our accessibility standards page.
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The Georgian International Centre is located at the Barrie Campus. Its primary mission is to develop international activities and relationships that serve the development needs of international partners. The Centre has been involved in international education for the past 14 years in a variety of projects with institutions, the Canadian International Development Agency, various banks, and several private sector companies. On some contracts, Georgian forms consortia with other colleges or training partners. Project work includes both student and staff exchanges, applied research, technology transfer, and a wide range of train the trainer and human resource development workshops. Are you an international student? We look forward to welcoming you to Georgian College and we invite you to join our college-wide Oientation events. Please take a look at these pages for event details. In addition, the International Centre offers a mandatory Pre-orientation event to help make your transition as easy as possible. Find out more about pre-orientation for international students.
Campus Tours are ongoing and by special request. Call us at (705)728-1968, ext. 1234 or email ABSC@GeorgianCollege.ca.
Services include (not available at all locations) counselling, special needs, Native education, health, housing, bookstore, placement, library, media centre, cafeterias, athletics, student newspaper, Students' Administrative Council, peer tutoring, International Centre, gourmet dining room, lecture theatres, dental health clinic, and child care centre. For more information visit here.
Modified on November 29, 2018