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 Bay of Quinte region, situated between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. It offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in areas such as health sciences, 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 will cultivate an environment where college and industry partnerships can thrive. Last year, the college entered separate partnerships with Northeastern University and MediPharm Labs. Both collaborations will offer students in cannabis-related programs more training and applied research opportunities.

In the Northumberland Wing (renovated in 2018) of the Kente Building, students in the health, human services, social development and public safety programs collaborate on integrated programming, projects and applied research. Trades and technology students receive hands-on training at the Bay of Quinte Skills Centre. Loyalist’s main campus in Belleville has suite-style and townhouse residences. Loyalist’s Bancroft campus will include distance and in-class learning for diploma and certificate programs for students on the campus and in the community. 


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) $7,471 $4,184-$5,449 $4,184 $4,184 Yes

Cool Options

  • Cannabis Applied Science: Focusing on eco-friendly technologies, this one-year certificate teaches students the kills, including lab techniques, safety protocols and use of analytical instruments, to develop cannabis products.
  • Survey Engineering Technician: This is the only specialized program for survey technicians in Ontario. Students learn to use instruments and software to conduct field measurements and analyze data.
  • Photojournalism: This two-year diploma teaches advanced techniques in digital photography, video and image processing.

Popular Programs

  • Biotechnology
  • Social Service Worker
  • Project Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Global Business Management

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