Sault College

Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology | Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. | Founded 1972

Sault College students in a greenhouse

Students of Sault College work in the greenhouse on campus. (Sault College)w

Sault College is in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, in the middle of three Great Lakes, including Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. In this setting, students in the natural environment programs attend a field camp at the beginning of their semester with direct access to the lakes, as well as the St. Lawrence and boreal forests to the north.

The college offers certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate certificates, and is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in northern Ontario. Its programs include general arts and science, continuing education, business, culinary and hospitality, natural environment and outdoor studies, engineering technology and aviation.

The Institute of Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship (iE3) helps businesses and entrepreneurs create clean technologies and commercialize new products and services. The institute is an interdisciplinary initiative supported by the natural environment program and the information and communications technology program.

Sault’s aviation program for commercial pilot training has 10 Zlin and two Piper Seminole airplanes in a hangar near the campus and state-of-the-art flight simulators.


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) $6,037 $2,648-$8,523 $2,648-$2,716 $3,025-$6,076 Yes

Cool Options

  • Aviation Technology—Flight: Students train with flight simulators and a fleet of aircraft; graduates receive a commercial pilot’s licence.
  • Robotics and Automation: Students learn professional automation skills in a new lab with a simulated manufacturing environment.
  • Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician: Study in the Lake Superior region’s parks. Students learn natural resource management, field identification, ecotourism and outdoor recreation.

Popular Programs

  • Aviation Technology—Flight
  • Project Management
  • Practical Nursing
  • Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Police Foundations

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