Algonquin College

Main Campus 
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Based in Canada’s capital, the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario with 19,000 students on campus and 37,000 students online.

The mission of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is to transform hopes and dreams into skills and knowledge, leading to lifelong career success. Algonquin College does this by offering hands-on, digitally connected applied learning in over 185 programs. Based in Canada’s capital, the Ottawa Valley, and Saudi Arabia, Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario with 19,000 students on campus and 37,000 students online.

Campus Locations

  • Main Campus (Ottawa)
  • Perth Campus (Perth)
  • Pembroke Campus (Pembroke)
  • Kuwait City (Kuwait)

Algonquin College is renowned for their expertise in:

Algonquin College offers Bachelor's Degrees in:

  • Bachelor of Building Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Applied Business (e-Supply Chain Management) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Early Learning and Community Development (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology – Interactive Multimedia and Design (Partnership with Carleton University)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology – Photonics and Laser Technology (Partnership with Carleton University)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology – Network Technology (Partnership with Carleton University) 
  • Bachelor of Information Technology – Information Resource Management (Partnership with Carleton University)
  • Bachelor of Science - Nursing (Partnership with University of Ottawa)

Algonquin College's Close Industry partners

Institutional Data from 2015-2016 Reporting Year

***The student count is calculated by summing full-time enrollment, part-time enrollment, other-credit enrollment, and the number of apprentices pursuing training at the institution.***


Applied Research & Innovation Services

The Office of Applied Research and Innovation currently has five centres which focus on specific areas. Here is a description of our current research centres:

Design Centre – The Design Centre supports applied research projects in the area of User Experience (UX) design in collaboration with industry partners in the Ottawa hi-tech sector. Our goals are to develop new applied research capacity at the College for the benefit of students, faculty, staff and external partners, and to assist partners in the implementation, improvement, and commercialization of their products, services and processes via cutting-edge UX design.

Full-Spectra Centre (FSC) – The ‘Full Spectra Centre’ is the College’s second NSERC CCI-funded initiative. The FSC has a core focus on technologies and processes that harness wave-phenomena, especially, electromagnetic waves. The majority of FSC activities assist the development and commercialization of technologies in ICT and photonics. This includes ‘traditional’ ICT and photonics as well as emerging and inter-disciplinary technologies directed to ‘non-traditional’ market niches such as medical and security applications. The FSC was created in response to regional to industry trends and has to help catalyze innovation in partner companies.

Health & Wellness Research Centre – Algonquin College’s Health and Wellness Research Centre leverages the College’s existing educational and research strengths in Health and Community Studies to develop highly trained personnel and stimulate job creation and economic growth. Our goals are to enhance student training and preparedness for the workplace, further develop faculty skill-sets and assist entrepreneurs, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and large companies to develop products, processes and services within the Health and Wellness industries.

Construction Research – The Construction Research Centre has two main themes to help support the construction industry: To improve evidence-based decision making in building design and to develop collaboration tools to better connect people in the industry and improve process efficiency. The first theme includes the use of digital building sensors to measure how well a structure performs so that the information can be used to improve plans and designs. The final result of a build can be measured to see if it behaves as it was intended and different techniques and materials for a construction can be compared quantitatively to see which is the best and most efficient. The second theme focuses on connecting the participants in an extensive and diverse industry through mobile technology; large enterprises down to the individual contractor can be connected together to communicate design information and change orders in a fraction of the time traditional approaches take.

Applied Research at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke Campus) – Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (ACOV) has recently launched applied research initiatives through Algonquin College Research Enterprise (ACRE) with the goal of enhancing experiential learning opportunities for Algonquin College students and stimulating community growth within Renfrew County. ACRE has already procured up to seven applied research projects, and currently underway is a partnership with the Pikwakanagan First Nation Algonquin Way Cultural Centre (AWCC) located in Golden Lake, Ontario. These projects will be undertaken with the goal of assisting the AWCC in becoming a sustainable social enterprise, offering Algonquin College students “on-the-ground” experience, fostering cross-cultural understanding, and re-connecting Algonquin youth to their cultural traditions.

Applied Research at Algonquin College Heritage Institute (Perth Campus) – The Algonquin College Perth Heritage campus builds on the strengths of its small town setting. the Perth Heritage campus offers a high quality education in a friendly, rural community. Programs at the campus have been designed to fit the recognized labour market needs that are in demand locally, throughout Ontario and across Canada. Offerings such as Construction Carpentry – Advanced Housing, Carpentry and Millwork – Heritage, Masonry – Heritage and Traditional, Social Service Worker, Personal Support Worker, and Office Administration – Executive,  provide students with the opportunity to learn and grow, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that present themselves in today’s challenging markets.

The College is involved in a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technologies
  • Photonics
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Digital Media
  • Health Care and Self Care
  • Community Studies
  • Environmental Technologies and Water
  • Building Sciences and Construction
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Biotechnology
  • Marketing and Business
  • Design and User Experience
  • Heritage Carpentry and Masonry
  • Culinary and Food
  • Teaching and Learning

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International Activities and International Educational Partnerships

The International Education Centre (IEC) at Algonquin College welcomes students, visiting scholars, and partners in education from around the world. The IEC’s goals include internationalization of the college through projects and partnerships and involve students and faculty in overseas assignments. The IEC is actively involved in training with private and public institutions, organizations and governments around the world. Algonquin College has institutional partnerships in India, Montenegro, China, and Brazil, and new overseas campuses in Jazan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City, Kuwait.

The IEC also has a long history of international work and has delivered training to governments and private organizations around the world. The IEC commitment to international development is reflected in over 20 years of successful project activities in Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East and South America. Algonquin College maintains these our educational partnerships far beyond project completion, ensuring continued success and sustainability. Our success in international development, study abroad opportunities, international internships for graduates, teacher training for overseas clients, customized training and consulting services – comes from our team of dedicated IEC professionals, with a wide variety of backgrounds and skills.

Furthermore, the IEC has a comprehensive recruitment strategy that targets students from countries around the world. Algonquin College currently has more than 1200 students from over 80 countries studying English for Academic Programs and postsecondary programs at Algonquin College.

Top 5 countries of origin of International Students:

  1. China
  2. India
  3. Nigeria
  4. South Korea
  5. Saudi Arabia

Cheryl Jensen
President of Algonquin College
613-727-4723 (Ext. 7705)

Vice Presidents
Claude Brulé
Vice President Academic
613-727-4723 (Ext. 7703)

Duane McNair
Vice President Administration
613-727-4723 (Ext. 6370)

Laura Stanbra
Vice President Student Services
613-727-4723 (Ext. 6670)

Marc Fares
Vice President, Digital Technologies and Innovation
613-727-4723 (Ext. 5719)

Ernest Mulvey                                                                                 
Director, International Education Centre
613-727-4723 (Ext. 5017)

Scott Anderson
Executive Director, Communications, Marketing and External Relations
613-727-4723 (Ext. 2966)