Studying in Chatham-Kent
St. Clair College, Chatham Campus
St. Clair College's Chatham Campus offers diploma and degree programs in business, technology, health services, and community services. The approximately 1,300 students on campus enjoy a supportive and positive learning environment, with access to experienced faculty and hands-on training. Students can also participate in many extra-curricular activities on campus and keep fit at the state-of-the-art Health Plex gym facility.
University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
The University of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus offers diploma and certificate programs in agriculture, horticulture, veterinary technology, and environmental management. Classes incorporate innovative research and practical experience, and are taught by faculty from both Ridgetown and Guelph campuses. All first-year students are guaranteed residence if they meet the registration deadline.
Nearby Universities & Colleges
The following institutions are located within an hour and a half of Chatham-Kent:
Ontariolearn.com offers a comprehensive list of online college courses and programs for interested students. Contact North's staff in Wallaceburg will guide students through online opportunities and help them select and apply for courses and programs. Students can also contact schools directly to learn more about distance education options; a list of accredited universities and colleges in Ontario can be found here.
The following sites can help you choose a program and school, and will also assist with the application process:
Current Students and Recent Graduates
Current students in Chatham-Kent have access to a number of resources on campus, but there are also community services and organisations in Chatham-Kent that are open to students. It is never too early to start thinking about life after graduation. Volunteering is a great way to network and learn new skills, and the United Way of Chatham-Kent’s Volunteer Centre can help you find a placement. There are a number of job boards that provide local employment listings, such as the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Community Jobs and Municipal Jobs boards. The municipality also offers career counselling through its Employment Resource Centres.