The City of Brantford is proud to be home to four post-secondary institutions.
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is the newest addition to downtown Brantford’s growing ‘academic district.’ Working in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga will provide Business Diploma and Human Resources Management Post-Graduate programs at the Laurier Brantford campus beginning in September 2012.
Consistently ranked among the very best of Ontario’s colleges for student, graduate and employer satisfaction as well as graduate employment, Conestoga provides a full range of education and training programs for approximately 55,000 students each year at campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford.
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Hamilton-based Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology has enjoyed growth in Brantford for over 30 years. The college offers unique and traditional programs in various faculties; among the many offered programs are the special Aboriginal programming and services as well as new post-graduate certificate programs such as Public Relations and Advanced Security Management. Many of these courses give students the option to stay extra years to complete either a post-grad certificate or a degree to go along with the graduate certificate, making Mohawk college a great choice with many options for advancement.
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Wilfrid Laurier Brantford has enjoyed continued growth and success since first opening its doors in Brantford in 1999. The campus has grown from having 39 students and only two full-time facility members to, in the 2007/08 school year, educating over 2,000 students. Laurier's main building is the beautifully restored Carnegie Library, and the university offers a range of courses from traditional to innovative disciplines. Vibrant university life is enhanced with the campus located in the heart of downtown Brantford, close to many funky coffee shops and other unique places that offer a range of culinary and entertainment delights.
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Nipissing University, in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, came to Brantford to offer a unique, concurrent education program where the students receive a B.A. from Laurier and a B.Ed. from Nipissing. Since its beginning in 2002, the program has grown from having roughly 30 students to an enrolment of over 420, with the competition to get into this program growing fierce. Approximately 800 students compete for one of the 120 spots in the program each year, with those who don't get accepted offered the chance to pursue a B.A. from Laurier Brantford. Along with their specialty partnerships, Nipissing also offers a Master of Education program and Additional Qualifications courses.
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