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Newfoundland Colleges and Universities

Newfoundland has a small but effective higher education system. The Memorial University of Newfoundland offers the most comprehensive degree programs in the province. When it comes to career and technical training, College of the North Atlantic provides it all. There are also health-related programs available in the province through the regional health authorities and 25 private career colleges.  Fishery and marine technology training is also offered at the Fisheries and Marine Institute that is linked to MUN.

All career colleges in the province have licensed instructors as mandated by the Department of Education. There are more than 175 programs available for students to choose from that will prepare them for university education or employment. Programs are regulated and approved to ensure that students receive a recognized diploma.

Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Memorial University of Newfoundland was established in 1925. It is known for its programs like medicine, education, business, geology and engineering. With this, MUN is considered to be one of the top Canadian universities. MUN has a typical student enrollment of 17,500 every year. This makes it the largest university in Atlantic Canada. MUN delivers courses at its four main campuses with 1,100 faculty and 2,300 staff.

MUN is comprised of six faculties that offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The school also offers distance education, certificates and lifelong learning programs.  MUN’s business administration faculty is recognized as the one of the leading Canadian business programs. The following faculties and schools comprise MUN.

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
  • Marine Institute
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • School of Music
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Social Work

College of the North Atlantic

College of the North Atlantic is one of the largest educational and skills training centers in Atlantic Canada. The college was established in 1997, but its roots can be traced back more than 40 years. It has 17 campuses all throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. There is also a campus located in the Middle East state of Qatar. The estimated number of enrollees at the school reaches 20,000 every year. Prospective students have a lot of options at North Atlantic College. They may choose among the 100 full-time programs and 300 part-time courses.

The school’s campuses are located in Baie Verte, Bay St. George, Bonavista, Burin, Carbonear, Clarenville, Corner Brook, Gander, Grand Falls Windsor, Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Labrador West, Placentia, Port Aux Basques, Prince Philip Drive, Ridge Road, Seal Cove, St. Anthony and Duhali North, Qatar. Its main campus is in Bay St. George, and it consists of five main buildings. The following programs are offered at the college.

  • Academics
  • Applied Arts
  • Business
  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial  Trades
  • Information Technology
  • Tourism and Natural Resources

Western College

Western College was established in 1993 as a private career college. It provides students a modular system of training. It offers the following programs.

  •  Adult Basic Education
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting and Payroll Administration
  • Accounting and Computer Application
  • Computer Business Applications
  • Computer Business Applications Specialists
  • Information Systems Administration
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Primary Technician

Eastern College

Eastern College has been operating for 25 years in Atlantic Canada. It is a nationally-recognized institution with six major campuses. Its  St. John’s Campus is registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education. Eastern College offers accredited practical skills training programs that include the following.

  • Tourism
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Business and Accounting
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Veterinary Administrative Assistant
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Criminology
  • Esthetics
  • Massage Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Public Relations
  • Health, Wellness and Recreation
  • Interior Decorating
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Primary Technician
  • Information Technology
  • Office Administration

Keyin College

Keyin College was established in 1980, and it has become the leading private post-secondary college in the province. It has many campuses all over Newfoundland and Labrador. The school’s programs are focused on preparing students to compete in the ever-changing marketplace. Keyin College is comprised of seven departments that offer courses like carpentry, commercial driver training, hairstyling, plumbing, aquaculture, travel and tourism, business management, computer studies, criminology, adult basic education, career preparation, corporate training and therapeutic recreation. Faculties at the school include the following.

  • Faculty of Apprenticeship Trades
  • Faculty of Business and Applied Arts
  • Faculty of Health Care and Human Services
  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • Continuing Education Division
  • Independent Programs
  • Post Graduate Studies

Corona College

Corona College offers literacy and continuing education programs. Established in 1987, the college is committed to helping students through collaborative and visionary training. It is registered with the Department of Education as a private training institution. The school delivers courses covering areas like business, law, graphic design, mining, esthetics and health. Corona College offers courses in the following programs.

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Barton Reading and Spelling System
  • Professional Development
  • Safety Training

Academy Canada Career College

Academy Canada is the largest independent and nationally accredited career college in the province. It offers a variety of career programs that equip students with all the skills necessary for future employment. About 1,000 students enroll at Academy Canada every year. There are currently three campuses in the province with international partnerships in China. Recently, the college opened a distance learning program. Academy Canada Career College offers the following programs.

  • Academic Training
  • Applied Arts
  • Apprenticeship Trades
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Vocational Education

Centrac College of Business, Trades and Technology

Centrac College of Business, Training and Technology has been in operation since 1985. The college has more than a thousand student enrollees every year including those that come from other parts of Canada. The Provincial Apprenticeship Board has accredited all the school’s trade courses. The following programs are offered at Centrac.

  • Automotive Technician
  • Business Administration
  • Cabinet Making
  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Medical, Legal and Executive
  • Micro-Computer Maintenance Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Professional Truck Driver Training
  • Welding
  • Woodworking Technician

Carpenters Millwrights College

Carpenters Millwrights College was established in 1996 as a practical skills training college. It offers students programs and courses that will prepare them for jobs in the residential, commercial and industrial construction industries. In addition, the college offers scholarships and grants. Special considerations are given to students with exemplary academic achievements, financial need, and a history of community and volunteer activities. The following programs are offered at the college.

  • Carpentry
  • Scaffolding
  • Lather
  • Painter Decorator
  • Heavy Framework
  • Safety Courses
  • Industrial Mechanic
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