History, Affiliations and Rankings
Situated in Ontario, Canada, St. Lawrence College was founded nearly half a century ago with a view towards providing Applied Arts and Technology education to the close-knit community around Eastern Ontario. Some vocational schools existed in Ontario prior to the establishment of the college system in 1967. Many of these institutions were founded in the postwar years to aid veterans in their reintegration into civilian life. To help young people, tech wings were installed in Ontario high schools by the late 1950s. Premier William Davis, known as the "Father of the Ontario College System," responded to the growing need for technical education by establishing schools of applied arts and technology to prepare people for careers a decade later. The college is also affiliated with the CCAA (California Collegiate Athletic Association), ACCC (Academic Computing and Communications Centre), AUCC (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada), and CBIE (Canadian Bureau of International Education). Today, the College continues to grow to suit the requirements of students seeking skills that will lead to a higher quality of life after more than 50 years of existence. St. Lawrence College still combines all the benefits of world-class quality education with the advantages of small-town life and personal attention to detail, with contemporary, spacious facilities in three lively eastern Ontario locations and an established track record of excellence.
Campus, Courses and Infrastructure
The university boasts of three campuses which are spread out in three beautiful cities of Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston and within proximity to major cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Students may study and socialise in newly refurbished facilities on college campuses, which feature student lounges and meeting areas, as well as freshly renovated libraries with quiet study space and state-of-the-art group study rooms with SMART boards. The campuses also have new state-of-the-art healthcare simulation facilities with high-fidelity manikins, as well as being positioned in the middle of the scenic Thousand Islands, close to the St. Lawrence River, hiking trails, and outdoor leisure areas. It offers full-time, part-time and online courses and confers bachelor’s degrees along with certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs. The disciplines of study range from Marketing, Business and Management and Behavioral Science to Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Science and Supply Chain Management. In its efforts to build world-class amenities, the university has successfully incorporated Hello Future Capital Project in its Kingston campus which is a $42 million campus expansion project and also comprised of the construction of a brand new Centre for Behavioral Studies. It also has a sizeable international community and for students aiming to apply for any program here, the university requires a strong academic record, additional work experience as well as English language proficiency.
Accomplishments and Alumni
SLC's devoted staff assists students in achieving their educational objectives by providing ongoing assistance and support. Having said that, the KPI (Key Performance Indicators) Annual Results for April 2017 show that nearly 100% were satisfied with the quality of St. Lawrence College graduates' educational preparation, 86.5% of SLC graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation, 84.5% of graduates were satisfied with the usefulness of their St. Lawrence College education in achieving their goals after graduation, and 80% of students were satisfied with their St. Lawrence education in achieving their goals after graduation. William A. Barclay (New York State Assemblyman), George Stade (Literary Critic, Novelist, and Professor), Dabn Buckley (Publisher of Marvel Comics), Jamie Baker (Hockey Player), and Derric Pitts (Chief Astronomer) are just a few of the well-known alumni of St Lawrence College.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Since St. Lawrence College recognises the value that foreign students bring to society, it has hired a staff of dedicated International Student Advisors who provide assistance to students from pre-departure through graduation. A student's completion of higher education at St. Lawrence College is the first step toward a successful profession in Canada or anywhere in the globe. St Lawrence College has a fantastic record of graduate employment, with a rate of employment of 95%. The college's ethnic variety includes whites (78%) and non-resident aliens (8.5%), with the remainder hailing from other countries. Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Walmart, Empire Life, and the City of Kingston are among the top employers at St. Lawrence College.