College of the North Atlantic
|College of the North Atlantic - CNA|
|Motto||So much more.|
|President||Ann Marie Vaughan |
|Students||7,939 full time, 1,510 part-time, 11,754 continuing education|
|Undergraduates||Diploma and Certificate|
|Location||Headquarters: Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada|
|Colours||Light Blue & blue|
|Mascot||Nanook the Polar Bear|
|Affiliations||CCAA, ACCC, AUCC, CBIE|
The headquarters for College of the North Atlantic and the Bay St. George campus are located in Stephenville, on the west coast of the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. They are Newfoundland and Labrador’s public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back more than 40 years. Today they have 17 campus locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and one in the Middle East State of Qatar. The College of the North Atlantic offers nearly 100 full-time program offerings and more than 300 part-time courses for some 20,000 students each year.
Mission and Vision
The college mission is to improve accessibility to quality programs and enhanced services to support the success of students and communities.
The vision of College of the North Atlantic is of lifelong learners who are educated and highly skilled, able to meet the demands of the labour market and contribute to the social, economic, and cultural well-being of their communities.
After 1963, District Vocational Schools (DVS) opened in Labrador City; Happy Valley-Goose Bay; St. Anthony; Corner Brook; Stephenville Crossing; Port aux Basques; Baie Verte; Springdale; Grand Falls - Windsor; Lewisporte; Gander; Bonavista; Clarenville; Burin; Placentia; Carbonear; and Seal Cove. A College of Trades and Technology opened in St. John's and a Heavy Equipment School opened in Stephenville. In 1967, an Adult Upgrading Centre opened in Stephenville. In 1977, the Bay St. George Community College was established in Stephenville encompassing the District Vocational School in Stephenville Crossing, the Adult Upgrading Centre and the Heavy Equipment School.
In 1987, two Institutes and five Community Colleges are formed from the former District Vocational Schools, the College of Trades and Technology and the Bay St. George Community College. These Colleges are: Cabot Institute; Fisher Technical College; Avalon Community College; Eastern Community College; Central Newfoundland Community College; Labrador Community College and Western Community College. In 1991, the Fisher Technical College was renamed the Fisher Institute of Applied Arts and Technology and the Western Community College was renamed Western College of Applied Arts and Technology. In 1992, five Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Continuing Education are formed from the two Institutes and five Community Colleges. These Colleges are: Cabot College; Eastern College; Central Newfoundland Community College; Westviking College and Labrador College.
In 1997, College of the North Atlantic was formed from the province's five community colleges. The province's community colleges were administered and operated independently before merging.
College of the North Atlantic has 17 campus locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and one in the Middle East State of Qatar. In alphabetical order, CNA campus locations are in the following locations:
|Baie Verte||Baie Verte|
|Bay St. George/
|Corner Brook||Corner Brook|
|Grand Falls-Windsor||Grand Falls-Windsor|
|Happy Valley-Goose Bay||Happy Valley – Goose Bay|
|Labrador West||Labrador West|
|Port Aux Basques||Port aux Basques|
|Prince Phillip Drive||St. John's|
|Ridge Road||St. John's|
|Seal Cove||Conception Bay South|
|St. Anthony||St. Anthony|
|Qatar||Duhail North, Doha|
- Applied Arts
- Business Studies
- Health Sciences
- Engineering Technology
- Industrial Trades
- Information Technology
- Tourism and Natural Resources
The Bay St. George campus consists of five main buildings. These buildings include a residence with a capacity of 170 students and dining facilities.
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