College of the North Atlantic
|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||Cyan & Orange & Magenta & Green & Yellow & Red|
|Mascot||Nanuk the Polar Bear|
|Affiliations||CiCan, AUCC, CBIE|
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.
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.
College of the North Atlantic (CNA) continues to have the lowest tuition fees of any post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada. They offer an impressive world-class, nationally accredited range of programming that meets the highest demands of industry; transferability opportunities that promote continuing education at home and abroad; research and development leadership in community and regional innovation; and precedent-setting international partnerships.
Through their Office of Applied Research they explore ways to apply new knowledge to promote sustainable economic activity. With researchers and facilities located at several campuses, and connected by a modern communication network, CNA responds to industry and community needs across the province.
Mission and vision
By March 31st, 2017 College of the North Atlantic will have begun to transform into a seamless and connected one-college system capable of delivering the highest quality programs and supporting the success of learners, industry and communities.
The vision of College of the North Atlantic is of a community of life-long learners who are driving the social and economic growth of Newfoundland and Labrador and who contribute to their community through their knowledge, skills, and innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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
- Grand Falls - Windsor
- Seal Cove
College of Trades and Technology opens in St. John’s. Heavy Equipment School opens in Stephenville.
Adult Upgrading Centre opens in Stephenville.
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.
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
- Western Community College
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.
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
- Labrador College
College of the North Atlantic is formed from the five previous Colleges.
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|
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The Bay St. George campus consists of five main buildings. These buildings include a residence with a capacity of 170 students and dining facilities.
- Higher education in Newfoundland and Labrador
- List of universities in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Canadian Interuniversity Sport
- Canadian government scientific research organizations
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- Canadian industrial research and development organizations
- http://assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/statutes/C22-1.htm College Act
- "College of the North Atlantic - About our College". www.cna.nl.ca. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
- College of the North Atlantic Website
- College of the North Atlantic - Qatar Website
- College of the North Atlantic, Distributed Learning Service Website
- College of the North Atlantic, Online Newspaper
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