Loyalist College

Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology | Belleville, Ont. | Founded 1967

Loyalist College student in the lab

A student of Loyalist College works in the lab. (Loyalist College)

Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology is located on more than 80 hectares in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, conveniently situated between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. It has more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in areas such as health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media studies and building sciences.

In June 2019, Loyalist announced that its Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis will become Canada’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) for natural products and cannabis. The TAC initiative will cultivate an environment where college and industry partnerships can thrive, while providing students with unparalleled opportunities for work-integrated learning.

Renovated in 2018, the Northumberland Wing of the Kente Building is where students in the health, human services, social development and public safety programs collaborate on integrated programming, projects and applied research. This innovative learning space houses simulation centres, high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art student spaces.

Trades and technology students receive hands-on training using the latest equipment at the Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, as Loyalist prepares graduates to meet the growing demand for workers in the skilled trades.

Loyalist’s main campus in Belleville has suite-style and townhouse residences. There is also a smaller campus in Bancroft.


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) $7,310 $4,023-$5,288 $4,023 $4,023 Yes

Cool Options

  • Cannabis Applied Science: Students learn lab techniques for the extraction and analysis of cannabis to increase its quality, consistency and safety.
  • Care of Vulnerable Populations: This program, which begins in May 2020, will enable students to work with vulnerable people, specifically the aged and the terminally ill and their families.
  • Photojournalism: Canada’s only multi-year photojournalism program gives graduates a competitive advantage as photojournalists, multimedia producers and editors, and digital publishing specialists.

Popular Programs

  • Biotechnology
  • Social Service Worker
  • Practical Nursing
  • Developmental Services Worker
  • Business

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