Georgian College



Georgian College is one of 24 publicly funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario. Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, Georgian prepares students to become not only job seekers, but also job creators. Georgian works together with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum as well as quality work placements and co-op experiences. Established in 1967, known for attracting the best partnerships with local and international employers and for providing industry with highly skilled graduates to sustain and grow their operations, our Mission is to inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education. With more than 125 career-focused programs across seven locations in Central Ontario (Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay), Georgian serves 11,000 full-time students and 28,000 Part-time Studies registrants annually.

Areas of Expertise

ACADEMICS •More than 125 career-focused programs offering Diplomas, Certificates and Graduate certificates •University Partnership Centre at Georgian offers 15 degree programs (college degrees, university undergraduate and graduate degrees with partner institutions) and more than 575 articulation and transfer agreements with 54 institutions around the world, a wide variety of part-time studies options, academic upgrading, apprenticeship training, academic areas, aboriginal Studies, automotive business, business and management, community safety, computer studies, design and visual arts, engineering and environmental technologies, health, wellness and sciences, hospitality, tourism and recreation, human services, liberal arts, marine studies, skilled trades. •Five highest enrolment programs in 2014-15: ◦Electrical Engineering Technology ◦Nursing (diploma and degree programs) ◦Police Foundations ◦Pre-Health Sciences ◦Social Service Worker Niche programs: ◦Anishnaabemowin Language Programming ◦Automotive Business/Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management) [New title effective September 2016: Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management)] ◦Golf Facilities Management/Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management) [New title effective September 2016: Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management)] ◦Marine Engineering Technician (Co-op)/Marine Technology – Navigation (Co-op)/Marine ◦Engineering Management New programs offered in the last two years: ◦Acupuncture ◦Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership) [New title effective September 2016: Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership)] ◦Bachelor of Interior Design (New title effective September 2016: Honours Bachelor of Interior Design) ◦Denturism ◦Digital Video ◦Hairstyling ◦Marine Engineering Management ◦Medical Skin Care Therapies

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:700 bedsLowest: $3,920Highest: $5,120

Georgian Green - student residence, apartment complex. $475.00 per month, meals not included, kitchen provided. Georgian College - student residence, two bedroom suite. $640.00 per month, meals not included, Internet access, and TV in your room available.

Off Campus Housing

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Homestay:Lowest: $650Highest: $650

Homestay - live with a Canadian family, experience Canadian culture. $650.00 per month, includes three meals per day.

Incoming Students

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.

Career Planning

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.


Intramural: 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.

Information Technology

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.


The Georgian Eye is the campus newspaper, published monthly and distributed across campus. Student submissions are welcome.

Special Services

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.

Affiliated Institutions

Athabasca University, Cape Breton University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Griffith University, Lakehead University, Laurentian University, Loughborough University, Memorial University of Newfoundland - Fisheries and Marine Institute, Nippising University, Northwood University, Royal Roads University, Ryerson University, Southern New Hampshire University, Thompson Rivers University, Trent University, University of Calgary, University of Guelph, University of Lethbridge, University of New Brunswick, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Western Ontario, University of Western Sydney, University of Windsor, and York University.

International Involvement

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 Tour

Campus Tours are ongoing and by special request. Call Campus Connections at (705) 722-1560. more at:


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.

Modified on August 02, 2016