Georgian College

Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology | Barrie, Ont. | Founded 1967

Georgian College marine engineering student

Marine engineering, April 2019. GEORGIAN COLLEGE

Georgian College has the highest percentage of students enrolled in co-op of any college in Ontario, as well as the highest percentage of programs with mandatory co-ops, according to 2018 data from OCAS. All of the college’s programs emphasize practical, hands-on learning.

Georgian offers more than 130 degree, certificate, diploma, combined degree and diploma, apprenticeship, academic upgrading and university transfer programs. Its campuses are located in Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, Bracebridge, Orangeville, Orillia and Owen Sound. All are just a one- to two-hour drive to Toronto and a short distance from lakes, trails and ski hills. Student residences are available at three campuses.

Georgian recently introduced new programs, including combined degree-diploma programs in computer science and applied health science. A new offering at the college is the certificate in artificial intelligence, which trains students to design, create and implement AI systems that solve problems in various industries. A standalone nursing degree program is scheduled to begin in 2022.

The Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre at the college’s Barrie campus supports hands-on learning in programs such as electrical engineering, environmental sustainability and a new advanced diploma in mechatronics. The building houses the Alectra Centre for Research, Innovation and Commercialization, a hub for applied research.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $7,872-$8,825 $4,074-$19,034 $4,074-$11,701 $3,765-$10,897 Yes

Cool Options

  • Counselling Psychology: This degree program covers a range of counselling theories and techniques. It also includes an internship and field placement.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology—Mechatronics (Co-op): This three-year diploma covers the intersection of computers, electronics and mechanics. Students get hands-on training with automation stations in the new Magna Mechatronics Lab.
  • Automotive Business (Co-op): Prepare for work in the automotive industry with an eight-month co-op option. Multiple automotive partners offer awards to students who self-identify as female, Black or of Indigenous ancestry.

Popular Programs

  • Nursing
  • Social Service Worker
  • Police Foundations

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