Conestoga College Canada Campus, Popular Courses, Alumni

Conestoga College Canada Campus- The Conestoga College Canada has six campuses in and around Canada namely, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Stratford, Cambridge, and Ingersoll. The main Conestoga College Canada Campus is located at Doon/Kitchener which is home to the central administration offices and offers majority of the courses available at Conestoga. The other regional campuses have selected programs. Hence, students wishing to pursue specific programs will be accommodated in these locations. The main Doon campus was extended in 2011, thereby providing students and faculty easy access to the college from the main Kitchener highway. Subsequently, students in the Engineering and Information Technology Departments will have quicker and greater access to facilities in the community.

Each of the campuses features excellent dining services, recreational and fitness centers, student support centers, apprenticeship centers, etc. Conestoga College sports teams are called “Condor.” These teams compete against Varsity level teams in various championships. Students can participate in sports as well as intramural activities and get a chance to showcase their skills and talents. These types of activities allow students to develop an all-round personality. The college also provides students with multiple opportunities to improve their communication skills. For instance, students pursuing journalism programs contribute articles and editorials to Spoke-On-Line, which is the online version of the official newspaper of the college. These student reporters are also entrusted with the responsibility of production of the weekly publication. This gives students a hands-on experience. In terms of accommodation facilities, the college offers students on-campus housing facilities at the Conestoga Residence and Conference Center which is located near the main Conestoga College Canada Campus. The college provides accommodation facilities ranging from single rooms, shared rooms and suites to more than 500 students.

The highlight of each of these campuses is that they feature internship or apprenticeship centers where students can gain practical skills. These skills are extremely crucial for career growth. Furthermore, students get an opportunity to practice what they have learnt under the guidance of their professors and faculty members. These centers also help to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Finally, they offer students with multiple opportunities and world-class facilities to transfer and practice their skills learnt in the classrooms under protected environments. The excellent internship opportunities offered by each of the college campuses attract several international students.

Popular Courses

Conestoga College Canada offers nearly 120 full-time programs, 37 apprenticeship programs, 7 four-year degree programs, 3 collaborative degree programs, 25 post-graduate certificates and more than 100 part-time programs. Nevertheless, the most popular courses are:

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science and IT
  • Engineering
  • Applied and Pure Sciences
  • Health and Medicine
  • Architecture and Construction 

Undergraduate Courses

The college offers various career-based undergraduate courses. Students can choose from a variety of full-time programs, part-time programs, accelerated programs, degree programs, graduate certificate programs, trades and apprenticeship programs, etc. Here is a list of some full-time undergraduate courses offered by the college:

  • Accounting, Audit and Information Technology
  • International Business Management
  • Health Informatics Management
  • Community and Criminal Justice
  • Architecture – Project and Facility Management
  • Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • Integrated Telecommunications and Computer Technologies
  • Bartending
  • Business Insurance
  • Business Marketing
  • Culinary Fundamentals
  • Culinary Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Foundations
  • Retail operations
  • Architecture Construction Engineering Technology
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Programmer Analyst
  • Digital Media
  • Process Quality Engineering
  • Visual Merchandising Arts

Postgraduate Courses

The college offers students various postgraduate courses with a strong focus on applied research. Furthermore, there are specific courses that are especially available for international students. Some of the postgraduate courses offered by the Conestoga College, Canada are:

  • Accounting and Information Technology
  • Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Advanced Police Studies
  • Career Development Practitioner
  • Computer Application Development
  • Early Childhood Education Resource Teacher
  • Environmental Engineering Application
  • Event Management
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Management for Health Care
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Media Sales
  • New Media Convergence
  • Professional Auditing Practice
  • Videography-Broadcast Journalism
  • Woodworking Manufacturing Management

Alumni of Conestoga College, Canada

Students who have graduated from Conestoga College, Canada have made a mark in their respective fields. Some of the notable alumni of the college are:

  • Barry Greenwald, the award-winning filmmaker
  • Brenda Irwing, sports journalist with CBC television
  • Brenda Halloran, Mayor of Waterloo
  • Will Ferguson, Cabinet member and politician in Ontario
  • Jonny Staub, the famous radio and television personality

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