Lambton College

Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology | Sarnia, Ont. | Founded 1967

Lambton College students in the lab

Lambton College students partake in a lab exercise. (Lambton College)

Sarnia’s Lambton College recently underwent a dramatic revamp. In 2018, the college completed renovations on its Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bio-Industrial Technologies. The $14.2-million upgrade added a 7,000-sq.-foot training space. Lambton also opened the 60,000-sq.-foot NOVA Chemicals Health and Research Centre in 2019. It houses the college’s health science labs and simulation facilities.

Rounding out the campus makeover is a new athletics and fitness complex. It includes a double gymnasium that has seating for 1,241 fans and a VIP booth, a fitness studio that hosts live and digital classes, and athletic therapy and first aid rooms.

Lambton offers a range of degree, diploma and certificate programs. Areas of expertise include applied research technology, health, entrepreneurship and new sectors such as bio-industry and esports. The esports entrepreneurship and administration program at Lambton is the first of its kind in Canada, and it’s part of a college-wide initiative that includes the creation of a varsity esports team and a world-class gaming arena. The campus also has a massage clinic and a salon and spa, staffed by students in the esthetician, hairstylist and massage therapy programs.

Budding entrepreneurs should note that Lambton took home national titles at the Enactus National Exposition, a student entrepreneurial competition, in 2018 and 2019.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $7,151 $3,979-$6,736 $3,979-$6,632 $3,979-$7,338 Yes

Cool Options

  • Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant: This new program trains students to help people recover from injury, trauma, surgery and chronic health conditions. Students develop skills to work in both occupational and physical therapy.
  • Fire Science Technology: Students get more than 300 hours of practical experience and train at the Lambton College Fire School, the largest live-fuelled training centre in Canada.
  • Workplace Safety and Prevention: This program emphasizes the understanding of safety laws. Students learn to identify, evaluate and prevent workplace hazards.

Popular Programs

  • Chemical Production and Power Engineering Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pre-service Firefighter
  • Nursing
  • Child and Youth Care

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