Algonquin provides its students with extensive program offerings, passionate teachers, student support systems, and technology integrated into all aspects of learning — all the resources they need to succeed in school and beyond. Located in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley (Ontario), our students not only benefit from a quality education, but also a quality of life second to none.
Our Co-operative education offerings give you valuable insight into the world of employment in your area of study, and our Apprenticeship courses give you the opportunity to learn a skilled trade through on-the-job training.
You’ll find many opportunities to stay active and have fun at Algonquin. We have men’s and women’s varsity teams in basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf and curling. Our teams have been Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) provincial finalists or champions in all sports in the last few years, and Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) National Champions in men’s soccer in the 2002–03 season.
If you’d prefer to play recreationally, we have a selection of intramural sports for all levels. Algonquin students also have access to the Fitness Zone, a 20,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility featuring workout equipment, personal trainers, dry saunas and everything you need to help keep your body and mind going strong!
Learning from experience is about seeking out new opportunities for personal growth. One of the best ways is through participation and leadership in extra-curricular activities. Get involved with the Students’ Association (SA),an elected group of students who represent your interests at Algonquin. The SA organizes athletic activities and events, manages campus pubs, and oversees special-interest clubs and associations.
Algonquin College Student Employment Services helps students find employment and assists employers in connecting to qualified candidates. The Student Employment Services staff also assist students and graduates with resumé writing, interview preparation, researching company information and any other employment search questions.
The CSD provides a variety of support services to students with disabilities in the College environment. We provide assistance in many areas including Residence attendant care, academic and testing accommodations, learning support services including adaptive technology , note taking, transcription services and assistance with preparation for classes and exams.
Algonquin offers food choices to suit all tastes and great value for money. Several meal plan options are available, according to your appetite and how much time you plan to spend on campus. Using an easy and secure debit card system, you choose what you want to eat from any of our six dining facilities, each with its own signature menu items.
Off campus, nearby College Square has several dining options, as well as plenty of shops to keep you busy.
Security Services provides services to ensure the security and protection of staff, students and College assets on a 24hr/day basis. Services and consultation in areas related to emergency response, criminal investigations, key control, risk assessments, electronic security systems design and application, crime prevention awareness and training and crisis intervention constitute the framework for the delivery of this diverse program within the College community.
Staying healthy is one of the keys to enjoying your time at Algonquin. At Health Services, a full-time doctor is on staff to administer blood tests, flu shots, vaccinations, nutrition counselling, and anything else you need to stay healthy!