In 2018, Algonquin College expanded its Ottawa campus with the opening of the new $45-million DARE (Discovery, Applied Research and Entrepreneurship) district and a multi-million-dollar welding lab. The DARE district includes the college’s new library and learning centre, an Indigenous commons, new training and test facilities, and applied research centres in areas ranging from cybersecurity and energy to data analytics. Algonquin offers collaborative degrees, where classes are taught at the college but degrees conferred by the University of Ottawa or Carleton. It also has advanced diplomas, certificates, and trade and apprenticeship programs.
Part of the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence, Algonquin is a leader in health care technology. Examples of their leading-edge facilities include experiential classrooms in health centres both on- and offsite, and the 2018 opening of the Ottawa Hospital’s digital health lab on campus. Algonquin also has a reputation for work-integrated learning opportunities, including co-operative education, and clinical and field placements.
The Pembroke campus has a beautiful natural setting on the banks of the Ottawa River, which is perfect for programs like outdoor adventure naturalist and forestry technician. The Perth campus is anchored by the Heritage Institute, which develops skills in heritage conservation, preservation and restoration.
|Size of school||Tuition (degree)||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Tuition (post-grad)||Residence offerings|
|Large (10,000 full-time students or more)||$6,985-$8,477||$1,512-$1,880||$1,512-$1,880||$2,713-$7,393||Yes|
• Indigenous Cook Pre-Apprenticeship program: Participants learn the typical skills expected from a cook and receive opportunities to prepare traditional Indigenous meals, including game meat such as beaver and moose.
• Public Safety: A new honours degree offering a unique combination of security and emergency management.
• Urban Forestry: A certificate program combining arboriculture science with practical tree care skills. Students develop tree identification and safe climbing skills.
• Computer Programmer
• Police Foundations
• Practical Nursing
• Early Childhood Education