Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College | Brandon, Man. | Founded 1961

Assiniboine student in Early Childhood Education program.

Assiniboine student in Early Childhood Education program. (Assiniboine Community 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 campuses in Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipeg, Assiniboine provides comprehensive educational opportunities throughout Manitoba. The college also partners with many First Nations communities and organizations across the province to deliver community-based education.

Assiniboine is expanding at the North Hill campus in Brandon; the project will continue over several years. The initiative began in 2007 with the opening of the state-of-the-art Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, developed around a beautiful 5,400-sq.-foot heritage building. Since then, the construction of the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology in 2010 and a sustainable greenhouse in 2013 has followed.

Assiniboine has agreements with several high schools in Manitoba, allowing students to 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.

Brandon University offers accommodation to Assiniboine students. Good bus connections serve the college’s campuses.


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) $4,537 $4,451 $4,204 Yes

Cool Options

  • Police Studies: An intensive eight-month preparation program for those who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement. It is designed to provide candidates with exposure to the many aspects of modern policing.
  • Culinary Arts/Hotel and Restaurant Management: Students host many community food and beverage events throughout the year, 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 Arts

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