Holland College

Holland College | Charlottetown, P.E.I. | Founded 1969

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P.E.I.’s Holland College takes its educational philosophy from its namesake, Samuel Holland, an 18th-century surveyor who had a passion for progress and new technology. The college offers 60 diploma and certificate programs on nine campuses and centres across the province. Program areas include applied sciences, business, carpentry, computer studies, health and community studies, marine training, tourism and more.

Cooking students hone their skills at the Culinary Institute of Canada, housed in the Tourism and Culinary Centre on the historic Charlottetown waterfront. Next door is Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, a research facility for food-product development. The school’s bioscience technology program received the 2020 Gold Program Excellence Award from Colleges and Institutes Canada.

The main campus, the Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown, features the Florence Simmons Performance Hall, the Centre for Community Engagement—home of the Holland Hurricanes varsity sports teams—and two apartment-style 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, also in Summerside, offers programs in firefighting, conservation enforcement, corrections, police science, and sheriff and public safety. The academy has two residences on the Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown and another at the police academy.


Size of school Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Post-graduate Residence offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $2,907-$9,393 $3,725-$30,706 $3,903-$6,844 Yes

Cool Options

  • Heritage Retrofit Carpentry: Students learn to preserve historic properties by restoring them to structural standards and making them more energy efficient.
  • Wind Turbine Technology: With a basis in math and physics, students gain an understanding of turbine and hydraulic systems.
  • The Culinary Institute of Canada: The CIC offers programs in culinary arts, inter­­national hospitality management and pastry arts. Its youth team placed 4th in the 2020 IKA/Culinary Olympics, the highest rank ever for a Canadian junior national team.

Popular Programs

  • Sport and Leisure Management
  • Business Administration
  • Culinary Arts
  • Practical Nursing
  • Tourism and Travel Management

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