Dedication to student success is Algonquin College’s guiding principle and is demonstrated through the quality of its programs, staff, the continual expansion of its facilities, and by forging strategic partnerships. Every action since the College was established has been to ensure students have access to the education and skills training demanded by the marketplace to launch a rewarding career.
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967 and was named after the First Nations people who lived in the area. Algonquin was formed from the merger of the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology, established 1957, and the Ontario Vocational Centre, established 1965. The College celebrates over 50 years as a leader in post secondary education, and has undergone significant growth since its establishment and continues to grow today.
Why Algonquin College - Ottawa
- Campus: Algonquin is one of Canada's largest colleges yet is still small enough to nurture a friendly, student-oriented community atmosphere. Algonquin College - Ottawa is the largest Algonquin campus, located in Ottawa, Canada.
- Facilities: The International Education Centre is there to help students succeed academically while enjoying life at a welcoming, multicultural school located in the heart of Ottawa, Canada. The main Algonquin College campus has recently completed major expansion projects and the school offers state-of-the-art facilities that includes a library and collaborative work spaces.
- Location: Algonquin College is located in the Nation’s Capital and the Ottawa Valley. Ottawa’s population is over 1 million and offers many perks. Algonquin is only minutes away from hundreds of kilometers of bike and recreational pathways, parks and natural areas. Ottawa is home to the Rideau Canal, a ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site,’ for winter skating and summer boating and recreation. Algonquin is on a major transit hub which students and staff use to travel across Ottawa.
- Mission: Algonquin College's mission is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. The College aims to be a global leader in personalized, digitally connected, experiential learning. Algonquin's core values include: caring, learning, integrity, and respect.