Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College | Brandon, Man. | Founded 1961

(Courtesy of Sandy Black/Assiniboine College)

Assiniboine Community College offers more than 50 certificate, diploma and post-graduate programs in disciplines that include agriculture, food and hospitality, business, health, human services, and trades and technology. It also delivers apprenticeship and English-language training. With two campuses in Brandon and two others in Dauphin and Winnipeg, Assiniboine provides comprehensive education throughout Manitoba. The college also partners with many First Nations communities and organizations across the province to deliver community-based education.

Assiniboine is expanding its facilities in Brandon. The Victoria Avenue East campus will be home to the new Centre for Creative Media, which will open in fall 2021. At the North Hill campus, the school continues to raise funds for the Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture; it will support applied research, and agricultural and food programming. The North Hill campus is also home to the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, developed around a beautiful 5,400-sq.-foot heritage building, and the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology.

Assiniboine has agreements with several high schools in Manitoba; students can receive credit toward a diploma and a certificate. In particular, the college has partnerships with two high schools whose students are eligible for the college’s comprehensive health-care aide program.

Size of school Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $3,290-$7,070 $2,350-$7,680 $3,290-$7,070 Yes

Cool Options

  • Digital Art & Design: Part of a new suite of creative media courses, this diploma program will debut in fall 2021. Students will learn how to use graphic design to create art with a purpose.
  • Culinary Arts/Hotel and Restaurant Management: Throughout the year, students host many community food and beverage events, which provide practical, hands-on learning opportunities. The programs also take advantage of crops grown on campus as part of the horticultural production and sustainable food systems programs.

Popular Programs

  • Practical Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Agribusiness
  • Comprehensive Health-Care Aide
  • Interactive Media Art

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