College of the North Atlantic

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Coordinates: 48°32′59.46″N 58°34′35.62″W / 48.5498500°N 58.5765611°W / 48.5498500; -58.5765611

College of the North Atlantic - CNA
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Motto Indispensable
Type Public college
Established 1997
President Bob Gardiner (Interim)
Students 7,939 full time, 1,510 part-time, 11,754 continuing education
Undergraduates Diploma and Certificate
Location Headquarters: Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Campus 17 urban/suburban
Colours Cyan      & Orange      & Magenta      & Green      & Yellow      & Red     
Mascot Nanuk the Polar Bear
Affiliations CiCan, AUCC, CBIE
Website http://www.cna.nl.ca

College of the North Atlantic is one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back 50 years. This college has 17 campus locations throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, various partner universities in China and operate a technical education college for the State of Qatar in the Middle East. The enabling legislation is the College Act.[1]

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. College of the North Atlantic offers nearly 100 full-time program offerings and more than 300 part-time courses for some 25,000 students each year.

History[edit]

1963
District Vocational Schools (DVS) open around the province. Over the next few years DVS open 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
  • Seal Cove

College of Trades and Technology opens in St. John’s. Heavy Equipment School opens in Stephenville.

1967
Adult Upgrading Centre opens in Stephenville.

1977
Bay St. George Community College established in Stephenville encompassing the District Vocational School in Stephenville Crossing, the Adult Upgrading Centre and the Heavy Equipment School.

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:

  1. Cabot Institute
  2. Fisher Technical College
  3. Avalon Community College
  4. Eastern Community College
  5. Central Newfoundland Community College
  6. Labrador Community College
  7. Western Community College

1991
The Fisher Technical College is renamed the Fisher Institute of Applied Arts and Technology. Western Community College is renamed Western College of Applied Arts and Technology.

1992
Five Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Continuing Education are formed from the two Institutes and five Community Colleges. These Colleges are:

  1. Cabot College
  2. Eastern College
  3. Central Newfoundland Community College
  4. Westviking College
  5. Labrador College

1997
College of the North Atlantic is formed from the five previous Colleges.[2]

Campuses[edit]

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:

Campus Location Coords
Baie Verte Baie Verte 49°56′31.49″N 56°11′06.51″W / 49.9420806°N 56.1851417°W / 49.9420806; -56.1851417
Bay St. George/  
Headquarters
Stephenville   48°33′53.90″N 58°34′07.41″W / 48.5649722°N 58.5687250°W / 48.5649722; -58.5687250
Bonavista Bonavista 48°39′05.29″N 55°06′48.85″W / 48.6514694°N 55.1135694°W / 48.6514694; -55.1135694
Burin Burin 47°05′02.82″N 55°11′53.97″W / 47.0841167°N 55.1983250°W / 47.0841167; -55.1983250
Carbonear Carbonear 47°44′05.18″N 53°06′48.58″W / 47.7347722°N 53.1134944°W / 47.7347722; -53.1134944
Clarenville Clarenville 47°06′01.37″N 55°45′39.24″W / 47.1003806°N 55.7609000°W / 47.1003806; -55.7609000  
Corner Brook Corner Brook 48°57′02.65″N 57°57′01.80″W / 48.9507361°N 57.9505000°W / 48.9507361; -57.9505000
Gander Gander 48°57′24.25″N 54°36′31.21″W / 48.9567361°N 54.6086694°W / 48.9567361; -54.6086694
Grand Falls-Windsor Grand Falls-Windsor 48°56′22.71″N 55°39′41.36″W / 48.9396417°N 55.6614889°W / 48.9396417; -55.6614889
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Happy Valley-Goose Bay 53°19′09.25″N 60°25′32.83″W / 53.3192361°N 60.4257861°W / 53.3192361; -60.4257861
Labrador West Labrador West 52°56′18.51″N 66°54′48.67″W / 52.9384750°N 66.9135194°W / 52.9384750; -66.9135194
Placentia Placentia 47°14′11.49″N 53°58′20.30″W / 47.2365250°N 53.9723056°W / 47.2365250; -53.9723056
Port Aux Basques Port aux Basques 47°33′57.65″N 59°08′49.73″W / 47.5660139°N 59.1471472°W / 47.5660139; -59.1471472
Prince Phillip Drive St. John's 47°35′13.77″N 52°43′14.23″W / 47.5871583°N 52.7206194°W / 47.5871583; -52.7206194
Ridge Road St. John's 47°35′17.07″N 52°44′03.67″W / 47.5880750°N 52.7343528°W / 47.5880750; -52.7343528
Seal Cove Conception Bay South 47°27′58.13″N 53°05′00.79″W / 47.4661472°N 53.0835528°W / 47.4661472; -53.0835528
St. Anthony St. Anthony 51°22′18.84″N 55°35′49.66″W / 51.3719000°N 55.5971278°W / 51.3719000; -55.5971278
Qatar Duhail North, Doha 25°21′37.82″N 51°28′54.77″E / 25.3605056°N 51.4818806°E / 25.3605056; 51.4818806

Facilities[edit]

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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