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                                       GEORGIAN COLLEGE


Georgian College is one of 24 publicly funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario. Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, Georgian prepares students to become not only job seekers, but also job creators. Georgian works together with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum as well as quality work placements and co-op experiences.

With more than 125 career-focused programs across seven locations in Central Ontario (Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay), Georgian serves 11,000 full-time students and 28,000 Continuing Education registrants annually.

Georgian quick facts

·         Established in 1967

·         Mission: To inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education

·         Georgian was Ontario’s first co-op education college and today is a recognized leader in student work experience

·         Partnerships with 6,200 co-op employers

·         More than 4,100 Georgian students gain experience in paid co-ops every year

·         Known for attracting the best partnerships with local and international employers and for providing industry with highly skilled graduates to sustain and grow their operations

·         More than 125 career-focused programs, 11,000 full-time students (including 1,100 international students from more than 50 countries) and 28,000 part-time registrations

·         62,000 alumni

·         One-of-a-kind University Partnership Centre: offers college degrees as well as university undergraduate and graduate degrees with partner institutions

·         1,500 students, 18 degree programs

·         More than 550 articulation and transfer agreements with 48 institutions around the world


Seven campuses: Barrie, Midland, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay (Collingwood), plus University Partnership Centre, Kempenfelt Conference Centre and three Employment Services locations

·         Georgian continues to be a leader in graduate employment – 2014-15 Key Performance Indicators reveal 88.3 per cent of Georgian graduates found employment within six months of graduation, an increase of 1.4 per cent from last year and well above the provincial average of 84 per cent

·         Other KPI highlights:

o    Scored 79.7 per cent in graduate satisfaction

o    Scored 89.6 per cent in employer satisfaction

o    Scored 64.9 per cent in graduation rate

o    Scored 77.7 in student satisfaction and engagement

·         Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers seven times, one of Canada’s Greenest Employers five years in a row

·         More than $1-million raised annually in support of awards and scholarships

·         Offers academic upgrading, apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, as well as university undergraduate and graduate degrees, college degrees and graduate certificate programs

·         Academic areas:

o    Aboriginal Studies

o    Academic Preparation

o    Automotive Business

o    Business and Management

o    Community Safety

o    Computer Studies

o    Design and Visual Arts

o    Engineering and Environmental Technologies

o    Entrepreneurship

o    Health, Wellness and Sciences

o    Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

o    Human Services

o    Liberal Arts

o    Marine Studies

o    Skilled Trades

·         On-campus residences in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound and a variety of off-campus housing options

·         Aboriginal Resource Centres at Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses

·         Approximately 2,600 staff and faculty (full-time and part-time)

·         Power of Education fundraising campaign: $65-million cumulative goal for strategic priorities including a Student Service Centre, entrepreneurship, technology, collaborative learning spaces and awards and scholarships

·         Board of Governors consists of 12 appointees from a cross-section of communities, as well as the President and CEO, one student, one faculty member, one support staff member and one administrative staff member

·         Annual regional economic impact of $188 million, provincially $306 million (based on 2013 figures)

·         Annual budget: $180 million



Georgian College is committed to continually improving access to all college premises, facilities and services at all campuses. The information on this site focuses on Georgian College’s overall accessibility plan.

The aim of Georgian’s annual Accessibility Plan is to identify, remove and prevent barriers to persons with disabilities and establish priorities for future accommodations.

We welcome and appreciate comments on how Georgian provides services to people with disabilities.

Upon request, when transportation is being provided by the college for school trips or other school sanctioned events, accessible alternatives will be provided to staff and students with disabilities. Staff and students requiring these services will work with the faculty or department responsible for the trip to make arrangements and must provide as much advance notice as possible when requesting these services.

Georgian College is committed to continually improving access to all college premises, facilities, services and public information with the goal of achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities studying, visiting and working at the college. Information available to the public is provided in alternate formats upon request through Campus Safety and Security at 705.728.1968, ext. 1356.


Campus Safety and Security


Georgian College is committed to ensuring the safety and security of students, staff and the general public at our seven campus locations. We ask you to be vigilant both on and off campus.

Safety tips

·         Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you.

·         Trust your gut, leave uncomfortable situations.

·         Walk in pairs or groups when travelling across campus.

·         Do not wear earphones when travelling in public.

·         Walk only on well-lit, regularly travelled sidewalks and walkways.

·         Avoid shortcuts. Keep far away from shrubbery or bushes.

·         When walking to your vehicle, have your keys ready in hand.

·         When you get to your vehicle, lock your doors and leave immediately.

·         Do not walk and talk, or walk and text, on your phone.

·         Park near your last class or office. If you have to park far away, return mid-day and move your vehicle closer to the building.

·         Do not study or work alone at night.

·         Do not walk around campus alone at night.

·         Do not walk to your car alone at night.

·         Familiarize yourself with the location of emergency phones.

·         If using the Athletic Centre, avoid showering if there is no one else in the locker room.

·         If, while waiting for an elevator, you find yourself alone with a stranger, let them go first and wait for its return. If you are on an elevator with someone who makes you uneasy, get off at the next floor. Always stand near the control panel where you have access to the alarm and floor buttons.

·         If you suspect someone is following you, do not run blindly – head toward a well-lit area, and do whatever you can to attract attention and summon assistance. If you cannot reach a safe place before your potential attacker catches up, stop and face them head on. Do not give them the advantage of grabbing you from behind.

Security escorts are also available at the Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound Campus.

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