Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology: Maclean's College Profile

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology | Greater Sudbury, Ont. | Founded 1967


Cambrian College Students

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology students study in Sudbury, Ont.—Canada’s happiest city, according to Statistics Canada. Cambrian graduates have much to be happy about. According to the most recent provincial key performance indicators, they are ranked No. 1 in Ontario by employers. Cambrian offers more than 80 certificate, diploma, trades and apprenticeship programs, academic upgrading, and continuing education programs in Sudbury, Espanol and Little Current. The main Sudbury campus has dorm and apartment-style student residences.

Among Cambrian’s strongest programs are music performance, paramedic, graphic design, mining engineering technology and public relations. Graduates of the paramedic program have enjoyed a 100 per cent pass rate on the practical exam they must take to become registered paramedics. Mining students have the benefit of studying in the region of the Sudbury basin—one of the richest mineral deposits in the world, and an industry hotspot. Applied research and innovation at Cambrian College centres around mining supply and services, health services, communications and digital technologies, and tourism. 

Students of Cambrian’s Power Engineering Techniques and Technician programs have access to the only registered 2nd-class power plant located inside an Ontario college for training purposes. Cambrian also had the first outdoor power-line training field at any college in Ontario, which power-line technician students repair and maintain.

Cambrian students have a strong record of success in provincial and national Skills Canada competitions, a series of competitions for trades and technologies students and apprentices. In 2015, 10 students competed and five earned medals, including three gold.

Cambrian’s Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Support employs elders who conduct spiritual ceremonies at the Sacred Arbour. The centre offers many academic, social and cultural programs for Aboriginal students.

Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t degree) Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school Residence spaces
5,232 $9,389.70 $3,655.48 - $7,803.00 $3,655.48 - $4,332.00 50% 677

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