History, Affiliations and Rankings
St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology is a college in the Southwestern Ontario counties of Essex and Chatham-Kent. The College’s roots can be traced to the Western Ontario Institute of Technology, founded in 1958 to supplement the then-Ryerson Institute in Toronto, now Ryerson University. With the advent of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, St. Clair was founded in 1966; the two institutions were merged a year later. The growth of the college has generally paralleled that of Windsor Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology was established on May 21, 1965.
The college has a number of student regulated governments that handle much of the student-related activities at the college. They are the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Student Athletic Association (SAA), and the Thames Students Inc. (TSI).
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
St. Clair College has three main campuses - Windsor Campus, Downtown Campus and Chatham Campus. The Downtown Windsor Campus includes the St.Clair Centre For the Arts, MediaPlex, TD Student Success Centre and Zekelman School of Business.
St. Clair College offers more than 100 diploma, certificate, degree and post-graduate certificate programs.
Accomplishments and Alumni
St. Clair College has established licensing agreements in Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with Ace Acumen Academy; a registered private career college. St. Clair College was ranked at #4 in Top 10 Research Colleges by Growth in Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges (2020).
Notable Alumni from St. Clair College include Rick Nicholls(Politician), Marta St?pie?(Model), Paul S. Morton(Baptist Pastor) and Jason Fabok(Comic Book Artist).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University provides students with the unique opportunity to gain a shared cultural understanding of various cultural and diverse populations by exploring and learning about their own culture in a way that allows a broader acceptance of others which is facilitated through a blend of delivery methods such as lectures, videos, discussion and cultural exploration projects. Focus is given to a variety of cultural topics such as multiculturalism, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and more specific focus on language, traditions and norms of various groups/populations.
The top companies that hire graduates from St. Clair College include Ford Motor Company, Walmart, Sutherland, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Valiant TMS.