We’ll give you 10 good reasons:
1. Small classes, exceptional faculty
Smaller classes mean higher faculty-student interactions and more time gaining hands-on experience working with industry tools and equipment in labs. At Loyalist, you’ll receive individual attention from instructors who will guide you in achieving positive outcomes and acquiring the skills you need to launch and grow your career.
2. Future-focused experiential learning opportunities
At Loyalist, learning goes beyond the classroom. Enrich your education with work placements, field trips, trade shows, work-integrated learning, guest speakers and fun-filled community events. With extensive industry experience, our faculty members have insight into the latest trends, technologies and business practices. They can open doors to valuable workplace connections, industry events, local and international placement opportunities, and, quite possibly, to your next job (high five!).
3. Hands-on learning in first-class facilities with innovative simulation technologies
Get access to the latest tools and technologies, learning resources and realistic practice environments that prepare you to be confident and effective in the workplace. Gain hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art technology in our biosciences labs and skilled trades workshops in The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, engage in interactive education in our newly renovated third floor Northumberland Wing, and bring learning to life in our fully integrated Digital Media Centre.
4. We’re here for you
Come feel the difference of learning in a close-knit College atmosphere. At Loyalist, we’re committed to your success. With our range of student services, we’re here to support you – personally, academically and professionally:
5. Wide open spaces and a friendly community
Loyalist’s campus is located on more than 200 acres in the scenic Bay of Quinte region – one of Ontario’s hottest tourist destinations! Here, you’ll enjoy a vibrant and friendly community that boasts small-town warmth while offering big-city amenities. The College is also perfectly positioned between the cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
6. A vibrant campus experience
At Loyalist, there are many opportunities to get involved, make friends and build memories. With a range of unique on-campus activities, we encourage you to find your passion, refine your skills and make valuable connections.
7. Over a million dollars in student financial support annually
A college education is a smart investment in your future. At Loyalist, we’ll do everything we can to make sure cost isn’t a barrier to your studies. Loyalist provides more than a million dollars each year through awards, bursaries, scholarships and on-campus employment initiative opportunities to help students succeed.
8. Flexible learning options
The College offers more than 70 full-time programs, as well as part-time learning, distance and continuing education. Our programs range from apprenticeships to diplomas, degrees and post-graduate studies.
In addition, Loyalist respects learning that happens outside the classroom – whether it’s through work experience, volunteering, self-taught skills or other non-credentialed learning. Through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR), You may be eligible to receive graded credits or challenge certain course requirements.
9. Turn your diploma into a degree with more than 100 transfer agreements
Build on your Loyalist credentials with a second diploma or university degree. We offer high-quality transferable credits through more than 100 university agreements across Canada and beyond. We also recognize credits from other colleges and universities, enabling you to complete your studies at Loyalist and gain real-world experiences and valuable employer connections.
10. Our grads get great jobs
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), released on May 12, 2021 by Colleges Ontario, show that an outstanding 88.8 percent of 2018-19 Loyalist College graduates found employment within six months of graduation, compared with an average rate of 85.5 percent for Ontario colleges across the province.
Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of individuals in our communities.
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