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Coordinates: 44°24′44.29″N 79°39′40.08″W / 44.4123028°N 79.6611333°W / 44.4123028; -79.6611333

Georgian College
Georgian College Logo
Motto Your college, your future
Established 1967
Type Public
Religious affiliation non-denominational
President Brian Tamblyn
Students 10000 full time 27000 part time
Undergraduates pre-university students; technical
Postgraduates not available
Location Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Campus urban
Colours blue      & green     ;
Mascot Growler Grizzly
Athletics Grizzlies
Affiliations CCAA, ACCC, AUCC, CBIE

Georgian College is an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology. Its primary campus is in Barrie, Ontario, with satellite campuses in Orillia, Midland, Collingwood, Bracebridge,Port Colborne, Orangeville, and Owen Sound.

The Georgian College University Partnership Centre (UPC) offers degree and graduate studies through partnerships with select universities, offering its own degrees in niche areas as well as graduate level certificate programs. More information available at the UPC website [1].

It operates the Canadian Institute for International Studies in Chandigarh, India, in partnership with Laurentian University. Many Laurentian University students who study at Georgian College participate in the annual Laurentian Model Parliament [2].



The college was established during the formation of Ontario’s college system in 1967. Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology were established on May 21, 1965 when the Ontario system of public community colleges was created.


Georgian College offers a wide range of programs in Business and Computer Studies, Transportation Studies, Engineering Technology, General Studies, Design and Visual Arts, Health Sciences and Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism and Post-graduate Studies.
Georgian College offers a wide variety of academic programs:


The College joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members. [1]

Barrie Campus

The main Campus is located on a wooded 140 acre (570,000 m²) site on the north-east edge of Barrie. The campus serves almost 6,000 full-time students and over 28,000 part-time students. The Barrie Campus is the only campus that offers a full on-campus residence. The residence houses approximately 525 students, which includes 16 live-in residence life staff.

Buildings and Features

A recent addition to the campus is a new Student and Athletic Centre with a tournament-sized gym, a fitness centre, climbing wall, café and lounge with a patio. A renovation of the engineering technology building as just added.

Orillia Campus

The Orillia Campus is located in a wooded area just off Highway 11 at the southern end of Orillia. On-site facilities include a 150-seat theatre, racquetball court, gym and weight room. With just over 1,000 students on the campus, it is easy for newcomers to become acquainted with staff and faculty, and students are enthusiastic about the warm and friendly atmosphere they encounter.

The programs at the Orillia Campus are primarily in the Health Sciences and Human Services field, including the popular Veterinary Technician and Dental Hygiene program. Other programs include Police Foundations, Law and Security Administration, Child and Youth worker, plus several post-graduate programs.

Owen Sound Campus

Georgian College campus in Owen Sound as seen from main road

Owen Sound campus offers a total of 14 full-time programs and a variety of continuing education (part time) courses. Full-time courses at the campus include: Art and Design Fundamentals (AADF) Business (Co-op) (BUSG) Carpentry Techniques (CART) Culinary Skills - Chef Training (CULS) Early Childhood Education (ECED) General Arts and Science - 1 year (GASC) Marine Engineering Technology - (Co-op) (MTCY) Marine Technology - Navigation (Co-op) (MNAV) Office Administration - General (OFAG) Office Administration - Executive (OFAE) Personal Support Worker (PSWR) Police Foundations (PFPR) Practical Nursing (PNRS) Pre Health Sciences (PRHS) [2]

The most notable feature of the campus is the renovated Great Lakes International Marine Training Centre. The 20,000 square foot training centre recently underwent an $8.5 million renovation, which makes it the most technologically advanced marine training centre in the country. The GLIMTC will be used to certify professionals already in the marine industry and to train students in the Marine Engineering Technology and Marine Technology-Navigation programs. The graduates from this program have an average annual starting salary of more than $60,000. More information can be found on the college's marine website. [3] [3]

Midland Campus

Midland campus is a dynamic regional campus of Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, dedicated to providing quality education and training opportunities to North Simcoe.

Full-Time Programs offered at the Midland campus include: Mechanical Techniques - Marine Engine Mechanic (MTME) Mechanical Techniques - Small Engine Mechanic (MTSE)

649 Prospect Blvd. Midland Ontario L4R 4L3 Phone (705)526-3666 Fax (705)526-5124

Muskoka Campus

The Muskoka campus is located in Bracebridge Ontario, 100 km north of Barrie just off Hwy #11 in the beautiful cottage country of Muskoka.

Full-time programs offered at the Muskoka campus include: Carpentry Techniques (CART) Office Administration - General (OFAG) Personal Support Worker (PSWR) Pre Health Sciences (PRHS)

111 Wellington Street Bracebridge Ontario P1L 1E2 Phone (705) 646-7629 Fax (705)646-2120

Collingwood Campus

Full-time programs offered at the Collingwood campus include: Office Administration - General (OFAG) Personal Support Worker (PSWR)

44 Hurontario Street Collingwood Ontario L9Y 2L6 Phone (705)445-2961 Fax (705)445-1218

Contact the Collingwood Campus of Georgian College for more information or to register! 705-445-2961 or e-mail

Orangeville Campus

Full-time programs offered at the Orangeville campus include: Addictions: Treatment and Prevention (ADTP) Office Administration - General (OFAG) Personal Support Worker (PSWR) Practical Nursing (PNRS)

22 Centennial Road Orangeville Ontario L9W 1P8 Phone (519)940-0331 Fax (519)941-0905

Canadian Automotive Institute

Georgian College is also home to the CAI (Canadian Automotive Institute), the only one of its kind in Canada. The CAI offers diploma courses in Automotive Marketing and Automotive Marketing (Bilingual). In addition to these programs, the CAI also offers a bachelor degree in Automotive Management. Students of the CAI hold North America's largest outdoor Auto Show every year in the first semester starting in September.

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