What is the Outlook?
- Ontario’s public colleges offer over 4500 programs, ranging from one-year diplomas to 4-year degrees in Applied Arts, Business, Health and Human Services, and Technology
- There are currently 29 colleges in major cities throughout Ontario
- Many of these programs offer collaborative, consecutive, or degree transfer options to University at a later time.
- Currently, record numbers of University graduates are applying to College programs to increase their employment opportunities
- There are many ways to ultimately complete a degree program through beginning in an apprenticeship
- Employment rates are currently at around 93% for Ontario College graduate
What is required of me?
- With the enormous amount of programs available, requirements vary greatly however; generally speaking, an OSSD is required thereby making the Grade 12 English credit crucial in most cases. Some programs may require senior Math and / or Science credits.
- Some programs are significantly more competitive than others including but not exclusively in the areas of Health, Human Services, and Media.
- College programs can be one, two, or three years in length. Collaborative college / university programs are typically completed over the span of four years.
How can I get more information?
Talk to your guidance counsellor, meet with College representatives when they visit your school or at a regional College Fair, and visit these important sites: