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St. Lawrence College
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Tuition: $3,000  Students: 6,700
100 Portsmouth
Kingston, ON      K7L 5A6

St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College is a publicly-funded college, which was established in 1967 as part of Ontario’s initiative to create institutions that will provide certificate courses, diplomas, and continuing education programs in the communities that they are located in. It belongs to the College of Applied Arts and Technology, which is a type of college in Ontario that offers limited number of degree programs in two, three, or four year periods. ... continued below

About St. Lawrence College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The college has many campuses, and they include the Brockville Campus, Cornwall Campus, and the Kingston Campus. Brockville Campus has recently added new residences and made further developments in recent years. The Cornwall Campus has a beautiful park setting, with a backdrop of the St. Lawrence River. Kingston Campus is the largest facility, which boasts of state of the art technology and athletic facilities. The campus also offers housing accommodations in its three campuses. St. Lawrence College Residences offer the following amenities: bookstore, suites suitable for disabled students; on campus health centre at Kingston, and access to a doctor's office at Brockville and Cornwall; intramural and varsity sports; good access by bus to shopping centres and downtown; fully furnished suites (single or double rooms); easy access to public transit; common areas for group study and social activities; close to hiking trails and conservation areas; and access to college computer labs, library, dining services, and meal plans.

Student Services and Student Life

The College offers the following services to its students: Athletics & Recreation, Chaplain, Counselling, Disability Services, First Generation Students, Hairstyling And Esthetics, Health Insurance, Prior Learning, Tutoring, and Writing & Math.

The college’s leading voice for college students is the College Student Alliance (CSA). It is a non-profit member-driven association that represents the interests of 140,000 full-time students, and student council organizations at all the colleges across Ontario. They advocate on issues, such as student accessibility, financial aid, and tuition fees.

Academic Programs

The college offers students the following baccalaureate degree programs: Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Behavioural Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), Bachelor of Business Administration, and Business Degree Bridge - Start with the Bridge at St. Lawrence College.

The regular programs that the College offers are: APPLIED ARTS [Arts and Science – Certificate, Arts and Science – Diploma, Career/College Preparatory Program (Adult Upgrading), English as a Second Language (ESL) / English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Journalism, Music & Digital Media (formerly Digital Arts for Musicians), Music Theatre – Performance, Post-Secondary Prep Programs, Visual & Creative Arts - Fine Arts]; BUSINESS COMMUNITY SERVICES [Advertising, Advertising - Integrated Marketing Communications, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration - Part-time, Business, Business - Human Resource, Business Administration, Business Administration – Marketing, Business Degree Bridge, Graphic Design, International Business Management, Office Administration - General (Fast Track), Office Administration – Legal]; COMPUTER AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY [Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Networking and Technical Support, Computer Programmer Analyst, Control Engineering Technician (Instrumentation Engineering), Control Engineering Technology (Instrumentation Engineering), Energy Systems Engineering Technician, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, Game Development Technician, Pre-Technology, Wind Turbine Technician, and Wind Turbine Technician / Industrial Electrician Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship]; GRAPHIC DESIGN , HEALTH AND SCIENCE [Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Biotechnology Technologist, Environmental Technician, Fitness and Health Promotion, Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Science, Personal Support Worker, Practical Nurse, Pre-Health Science for BScN, Veterinary Assistant, and Veterinary Technology]; HOSPITALITY, JUSTICE STUDIES, and SKILLED TRADE & APPRENTICESHIPS [Assistant Cook-Basic, Automotive Service, Brick and Stone Masonry, Carpentry, Carpenter General, Cook Advanced,Culinary Management Culinary Management/Cook Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship, Culinary Skills - Chef Training, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrician: Construction & Maintenance, Esthetician, Fabricating and Welding, General Machinist,Hairstylist,Mechanical Engineering Technician - Machining (Millwright), Motive Power Technician – Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship, Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Pre-Technology, and Welding & Fabrication Technician Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship]

Notable Accomplishments

The annual result for the April 2009 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) indicate the following statistics: “78.8% of students were satisfied with the overall quality of services, programming and resources available to them at SLC; 86.5% of graduates were satisfied with the usefulness of their SLC education in achieving their goals after graduation; 91.6% of SLC graduates found employment within six months of graduation; 98.6% of employers were satisfied with the quality of the educational preparation of St. Lawrence College graduates.”

Kingston Information

Kingston, Ontario, is a Canadian city located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin. Kingston has developed a thriving artistic and entertainment life. The city hosts several festivals during the year, including the Limestone City Blues Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Fanfayr, the Kingston Buskers' Rendezvous, Kingston Sheep Dog Trials, Kingston Jazz Festival, Canada DanceSport, Reelout Queer Film Festival, Feb Fest, the Limestone Classic, the Chilifest.

Music and theatre is alive and well in the limestone city, thanks to Kingston's Grand Theatre (Kingston), Domino Theatre , Theatre Kingston and The Wellington Street Theatre, and other small groups that dot the downtown area. The Kingston Symphony Orchestra performs at The Grand Theatre, as do several amateur and semi-professional theatre groups.

Kingston's economy relies heavily on public sector institutions and establishments. The most important sectors are related to health care, education, government, tourism and culture, manufacturing, and research and development.



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