P.E.I.’s Holland College takes its name and educational philosophy from its namesake, Samuel Holland, an 18th-century surveyor with a well-known passion for progress and new technology. The foyer of the college’s Centre for Applied Science and Technology features a collection of artifacts from his life.
Cooking students hone their skills at the Canadian Culinary Institute, housed in the Culinary and Tourism Centre on the historic Charlottetown waterfront. Next door is Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, a special research facility for food-product development, one of the school’s several science and technology research areas.
The college offers 65 diploma and certificate programs on 11 campuses and centres across the province. Program areas include applied sciences, business, computer studies, health and community studies, marine training, law enforcement and firefighting at the Atlantic Police Academy, and more.
The college’s main campus, the Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown, features the Florence Simmons Performance Hall, the Centre for Community Engagement—home of the Holland College Hurricanes varsity sports teams—and two residences. The Summerside Waterfront Campus houses most of the college’s trades and industrial technology programs along with the marine training centre. The Atlantic Police Academy, which is located in Summerside, has its own student residence.
|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)||$4,618-$12,086||$4,896-$31,539||$8,436||Yes|
• Aircraft Turbine Technician: The college designed the one-year program in consultation with the aerospace industry, emphasizing practical training using a variety of turbine engines.
• Plumbing and Pipefitting: This program teaches two trades at once, with students learning how to install and service plumbing fixtures and appliances, as well as how to install, alter and maintain piping systems.
• Bioscience Technology: The only program of its kind in the region, this two-year offering encourages students to develop and hone their laboratory and scientific research skills.
• Business Administration
• Sport and Leisure Management
• Culinary Arts
• Practical Nursing
• Welding Fabrication