Start HERE go anywhere. This is essence of what an education at St. Clair College is all about. It’s the place where students learn new things, expand their mind, experience college life, create lasting friendships and most importantly get the knowledge they need to start their career.
As one of Ontario’s premier post-secondary institutions, St. Clair College provides outstanding higher education for 9,000 full time students on three campuses in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. In addition, more than 8,000 people a year also come to College to take courses through our Continuing Education and Corporate Training offerings.
Students gain skills and knowledge in over 100 advanced diplomas, diplomas and graduate certificates focused in Engineering Technology and Skilled Trades, Business and Information Technology, Media Arts & Design, Community Studies and Health Sciences. In fact, St. Clair College is the largest post-secondary educator of healthcare students in the province.
St. Clair College – Largest Educator of Health Science Students in Province
St. Clair College is renowned for its excellence in allied health programs. In fact, the College educates the largest number of health science students of any post-secondary institution in the province.
To support the growing demand for highly trained health care professionals, the college opened a $32 million Centre for Applied Health Sciences facility in September 2011. The new Centre provides state-of-the-art learning labs for Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Medical Laboratory Science and Technician, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician and three unique offerings – Cardiovascular Technology, Ultrasound and Respiratory.
Labs for all programs contain the latest in health care simulation equipment. This includes numerous nursing labs with simulation mannequins including birthing simulators. St. Clair also offers a popular Veterinary Technician program, which is one of few in the province that provides a teaching hospital environment. The program is accredited by four individual associations including the College of Veterinarians of Ontario and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
Supporting “STEM” Education
Technology plays a major role in a wide range of industry sectors from information and engineering technology to manufacturing, sustainable energy, aerospace, pharmaceutical disciplines. The common link between each of these areas is the integration of science, technology, engineering and math. These subject areas form the core of programs in St. Clair College’s engineering technology and skilled trades offerings.
St. Clair College has established a number of outstanding facilities where hands-on labs reflect real-world technology environments. The Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing is a 100,000 sq. ft. facility that emulates the shop floor. CAD/CAM, Industrial Millwright, Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Robotics, Power Engineering Technology and Automotive Product Design have labs in this facility.
Students who enroll in and design/build programs such as Architectural Technology, Construction and Civil Engineering Technology receive hands-on experience working on projects that include Habitat for Humanity as well as other design/build projects in the community.
The Centre for Construction, Innovation and Production is a skilled trades lab facility that provides an ideal space for students studying in the electrical, plumbing and carpentry trades at the Windsor Campus. The Chatham campus also provides a Trades & Technology Centre equipped with outstanding facilities for students interested in careers in electronics and alternative energy. Programs such as Powerline Technician (only one of five in the province), and Electrical Engineering Technician are supported by the latest technology including solar panels, wind turbine, geothermal systems and Programmable Logic Control (PLC) labs.
The College’s support of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) has taken the forefront in recent years. St. Clair is an active partner in the growth of FIRST Robotics teams in eighteen high schools in Windsor-Essex and Chatham. The College was the first to offer $1,000 scholarships to any student who competes in the FIRST competition. And as a gold level sponsor of Skills Canada – Ontario, any student who competes in the annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition also receives a $1,000 tuition scholarship just for competing!
Business makes the world go round!
The Faculty of Business & Information Technology at St. Clair College specializes in Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources and International Business. Internships and work integrated learning helps students take their in-class studies and apply it to real-world scenarios. For students looking to earn a business degree, the College offers an advanced diploma from St. Clair and a Bachelor of Commerce from Nipissing University with all classes offered at the main College campus in Windsor.
The Faculty of Information Technology offers 4 unique programs that gives students a wide variety of career sectors to focus on. Computer Systems Networking offers a technician or technologist diploma. The three year program provides students with a comprehensive three month internship with local companies, often providing students with the opportunity for employment upon graduation.
Internet Applications and Web Development along with the newly launched Mobile Application Development program provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in the area of web and mobile applications.
Creative minds thrive here
St. Clair College is a leader in the education and training of professional animators, graphic designers, advertising specialists, performing artists, fashion designers, interior designers and 21st century journalists.
Our students have won numerous provincial awards in design, marketing, advertising and news reporting. In fact, students in the Advertising program have the distinction of having won more gold medals in the annual Advertising and Marketing Communications competition than any other college in Ontario.
The College’s commitment to Media Arts, Design can be seen in its downtown campuses at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts and the MediaPlex. The Centre for the Arts is home to our Graphic Design program with state-of-the-art Mac lab. The facility also boasts a1,200 seat professional theatre, the Chrysler Theatre, that is used by our Performing Arts students for their productions. Another significant contribution to the education of students in the downtown Windsor core is the MediaPlex facility that specializes in Convergence Journalism. To help prepare students for 21st century news reporting, this facility offers television, radio, web and print platforms where students learn to write and report for all media platforms. They produce a weekly newspaper, radio show, and live television news broadcast in conjunction with the local cable TV station.