Canada
Georgian College
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Georgian College was established in 1967 as part of the College System of Ontario. The institute, regarded as Ontario's premier co-op college, provides a transformative experience by allowing all students to experience real-world opportunities through practical, hands-on learning. Today, the college provides approximately 130 programmes in a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as certifications, diplomas, undergraduate and graduate degrees. The college also provides degree-diploma programmes in collaboration with Lakehead University. The college provides both on-campus and online education.
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Cost of attendance

Tuition at Georgian College ranges from 16,000 to 30,000 CAD (9.44 to 17.71 lakh INR) depending on the course.

Accommodation

The main campus in Barrie has 524 students in an eight-story facility with electronic locks on all entrances. The annual cost of housing on campus is roughly 14,000 CAD. In fully equipped accommodations, the Orillia campus residences house 192 students and the Owen house campus town living style accomodation houses 62 students. The typical off-campus cost of living in Canada for a student ranges from 15,000 CAD to 20,000 CAD, depending on lifestyle and preferences. This varies from province to province in Canada.

Acceptance rate

The institution has 13000 students enrolled, including 4,500 international students from 85 countries, spread across seven campuses, the largest of which is in Barrie. The college has lightly selective admission criteria, with an acceptance rate of 81 percent.

Campus

Georgian College is divided into seven academic campuses. The main campus is the largest and features a Georgian Store, an Indigenous Resource Centre, a library, student housing, an Advanced Technology Centre, a theatre, sports facilities, study lounges, videoconferencing classrooms, a café, and eateries. Residences are available on the campuses of Orillia and Owen Sound, in addition to all college amenities. Classrooms, labs, a cafeteria, Business and Career Services, an Indigenous Resource Centre, a library, a Recreational Boating Centre of Excellence, and research facilities are available on the Midland site. Among other things, the Muskoka site contains a large carpentry shop, instructional areas, a paint and finishing room, a nursing simulation lab, computer labs, and multimedia classrooms. Modern academic and administrative facilities are also available on the Orangeville campus.

Accredition

The Canadian Association for Co-operative Education has accredited twelve of its co-op education programmes (CAFCE). Three of its health programmes have received excellent accreditation. The Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician programmes in Canada have been accredited by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) bestowed the CCAC Certification of Good Animal Practice upon the college (GAP).

Jobs and Placement

Georgian College features a career centre for its students and aids them in finding appropriate placements through online and offline tools. The centre gives information on job postings and volunteer opportunities, as well as working to improve employability skills through resume writing, mock interviews, and career coaching. The college works with industry to complete placements through online fairs and interviews. The college boasts that around 90% of its graduates are employed within six months of graduation. In Canada, the average Georgian College income is $81,003 per year, or $41.54 per hour.

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