Established in 1967, Ontario’s Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is an important fixture of the Kitchener area. Close to half of adults in the Waterloo Region have participated in training and education at Conestoga, and more than half of health professionals in the region (excluding physicians) trained there. Conestoga offers a full range of degree, diploma, certificate, post-graduate, apprenticeship, upgrading, and preparatory programs, as well as established pathways between programs.
Conestoga is a member of Polytechnics Canada. A polytechnic is a skills-intensive, technology-based institute. It typically has close industry, emphasizes applied research and innovation, and offers four-year bachelor’s degrees. In keeping with its focus on industry-driven education, all degrees offered at Conestoga include co-op terms.
Its campuses and training centres are located in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Stratford, Cambridge, Brantford and Ingersoll. Suite and open-concept-style student residences are available near the Kitchener campus.
Conestoga has several specialized applied research centres focused on entrepreneurship, smart manufacturing, food processing technology and advancing seniors care, at the Research Institute for Aging. A unique “gold sniffer” research project is currently under way at Conestoga, in partnership with Kendall Technology. The project aims to develop a portable gold sensor to revolutionize Canada’s gold mining industry.
Conestoga has the only college-based engineering degree programs accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. In addition, its bachelor of applied health information science is the only four-year degree program accredited by the Canadian Health Information Management Association.
|Fall full-time enrolment||Tuition (f/t degree)||Tuition (f/t diploma)||Tuition (f/t certificate)||Students direct from high school||Residence spaces|
|11,326||$7,750 - $8,616||$4,010 - $4,720||$4,010 - $8,980||42%||516|
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