About Us

Since 1967, Cambrian College has been the leading post-secondary institution in Northern Ontario.

Our College has a vibrant community of more than 11 000 learners, with over 4100 students in 80 full-time programs, and over 7000 students in almost 900 part-time courses and programs across three campus locations in northern Ontario: Sudbury, Espanola, and Little Current / Manitoulin Island.

Discover the range of services and facilities we offer to support students and prepare them for success in today's competitive workplaces.

Explore everything we have to offer and see Cambrian for yourself.

Strategic Plan 2015-19

Our new five-year strategic plan sets out to define Cambrian as a college of distinction, united to transform future generations. Our vision is to imagine the impossible, to inspire one another, and to innovate in ways we have yet to fully explore.

We are focused on transforming the learning experience to provide continuous access to flexible and customizable learning experiences. We are motivated to enhance the learner experience and to fully embrace the power of collaboration in a supportive learning community.

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Planning and Institutional Research

Cambrian’s Planning and Institutional Research team provide leadership and support in the areas of research, planning, student learning outcomes, and quality assurance to support the College’s mission, effectiveness and student success.

Specific functions include:

  • Academic planning support and outcomes assessment
  • Government reporting (Multi-Year Accountability Agreement, Strategic Mandate Agreement, College Business Plan, College Annual Plan, Key Performance Indicators)
  • Quality assurance audits and management
  • Survey development, facilitation, analysis, and reporting
  • Support for enrolment planning and forecasting
  • New program planning/development.
  • Program management processes
  • Performance metrics development, monitoring, and analysis (college scorecard, divisional and program scorecards)
  • Inter-college comparisons and benchmarking
  • Environmental scans and market analyses
  • Research, data analysis, and report generation
  • Proposal review and development for fund acquisition
  • Community outreach and labour market analysis

Cambrian Research Ethics

Cambrian College will promote and facilitate the use of research in the College community in order to contribute to the development and application of knowledge, to critically examine practices and keep current with merging knowledge relevant to education, and to promote professional practice. The College is committed to ensuring that all research meets the highest scientific and ethical standards.

Celebrating Excellence

At Cambrian College we celebrate excellence. Cambrian has several prestigious awards that honour students, alumni, and staff who represent the best our school has to offer. These awards are given to those who proudly rise to the top, serving the Cambrian community, as well as the communities in which they live.

The Glenn Crombie Centre for Student Support

The Glenn Crombie Centre for Student Support at Cambrian College is a state-of-the-art facility that is entirely accessible. Our multi-service complex has TTY phones, personal care rooms, computer labs, testing rooms and washroom facilities.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

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Learn how to tell dynamic and convincing 2D and 3D animated stories on screen from our talented professors who have worked on audience favourites like Tarzan, 9, and the ... [+]

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Learn how to tell dynamic and convincing 2D and 3D animated stories on screen from our talented professors who have worked on audience favourites like Tarzan, 9, and the Tom and Jerry Show.

Our program is based on the curriculum of Sheridan's renowned Animation program at the diploma level. You'll gain a working knowledge of traditional, 2D, and 3D methods of animation while becoming proficient with the 12 principles of animation. You'll develop strong and dynamic storytelling, drawing, and animation skills that are brought to life on screen through a series of projects and an eventual final film. When you graduate, you will be able to showcase convincing performances through both traditional and digital animation alongside a final production-ready portfolio.... [-]

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Imagine a career working in a laboratory environment extracting valuable metals from raw materials, working on environmental sustainability, developing new and improved f ... [+]

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Imagine a career working in a laboratory environment extracting valuable metals from raw materials, working on environmental sustainability, developing new and improved fuels, or developing the next generation of medications. Chemical engineering is a broad field that delves into all of these areas and more.

Cambrian's Chemical Engineering Technology program is the only one of its kind in Ontario and is designed to develop the skill sets you will need to work in any of these exciting fields. It couples fundamental theory with the necessary hands-on, practical laboratory training required for employment in various chemical industries and environmental sectors. You will work independently and in groups to build the self-directed study and teamwork skills you will need within various workplace settings.... [-]

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Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and beco ... [+]

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Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and become a professional visual communication designer. The Graphic Design curriculum is career-focused and rigorous, with attention given to both traditional skills and new technologies. In addition, you will develop skills in critical thinking, creativity and concept driven work, allowing you to be agile in the evolving and demanding industry of professional communication.

Using current industry software in the College's state-of-the-art graphic design labs, you will learn how to creatively develop ideas and manipulate space, type, images, and colour to take your work from concept sketch to strategically-designed printed, web-based, or digital form. Projects provide you with applied experience in branding, identity (logos & trademarks) and environmental design, website design/development, print-production, advertising design, illustration, photography, typography and much more.... [-]

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Diploma

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Take our general accounting stream to gain the skills and hands-on experience to land entry-level accounting positions within non-profits, corporations, and other for-pro ... [+]

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Take our general accounting stream to gain the skills and hands-on experience to land entry-level accounting positions within non-profits, corporations, and other for-profit organizations.

Following the first year of common curriculum shared by all accounting and business students, you will be immersed in accounting principles and practices and have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a work placement.

This program will be delivered through both traditional classroom and online learning.

This program has been designed to accommodate students who want to continue their studies towards a degree or get entry into professional accounting programs such as the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) or the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation. As a graduate, you may opt to take one additional year in Cambrian's Business Administration - Accounting program to enhance your skills and obtain advanced standings into the ACAF and/or degree programs. In order to enter into the ACAF certificate or the CAFM designation programs, you must achieve a 60% average or more in certain courses and an overall average of 65% in Cambrian's Business – Accounting program.... [-]

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As a student in Early Childhood Education at Cambrian College, you will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the field of early learning ... [+]

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As a student in Early Childhood Education at Cambrian College, you will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the field of early learning and childcare. Your studies will blend the theory of child growth and development with practical application experiences in the field. Through Interactive classroom experiences, you will design, plan, implement, and evaluate play-based learning for young children from birth to twelve years of age.

The program will prepare you to work with and support the diverse needs of the children and families you will encounter in your future work. You will build a foundation of understanding that children learn through play. This learning approach combined with a culturally-relevant environment will reflect that children are curious, capable, and competent.... [-]

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Interested in the world of business but not sure which career path to take? In just two years, Cambrian’s Business program will expose you to the areas of finance, entrep ... [+]

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Interested in the world of business but not sure which career path to take? In just two years, Cambrian’s Business program will expose you to the areas of finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, accounting, personnel management, new business development, and organizational planning. Launch your career or continue into the third year of Cambrian’s Business Administration program when you graduate.

Program Highlights Flexible learning options (traditional classrooms, online options, and virtual classes) Opportunities for experiential learning through clubs and competitions Common first and second year with other Business programs allows graduates to seamlessly transition into the third year to earn an advanced diploma Exposure to all key business functions including finance, accounting, human resources, business development, and more This is a Northern College’s Collaborative Delivery program ... [-]
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With Cambrian's Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) accredited program, you'll prepare to challenge TSSA exams for Natural Gas Technician and Oil Burner Techn ... [+]

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With Cambrian's Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) accredited program, you'll prepare to challenge TSSA exams for Natural Gas Technician and Oil Burner Technician certifications. Theory and practical lab training are combined to develop a solid understanding of heating systems (natural gas, propane, and fuel oil) as well as air conditioning, refrigeration principles, sheet metal fabrication, and heat loss/heat gain design considerations. You'll also be introduced to the skills required for the installation, service, and troubleshooting of residential and light commercial heating and cooling applications.

Program Highlights 2 years – 4 semesters Program accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) One of only 2 colleges in Ontario to offer Oil Burner Technician training Hands-on training in the College's state-of-the-art HVAC labs After the first year, you will be certified to work at entry-level industry positions after successfully challenging the: Gas Technician 3 TSSA exam Oil Burner Technician 3 TSSA exam Gas Pipe Fitter TSSA exam (Optional) Upon completion of the second year and successfully challenging the Gas Technician 2 and Oil Burner Technician 2 TSSA exams you'll be fully certified enter the workforce as a Heating Systems Technician ... [-]
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After learning the basic fundamentals of trades practices, diesel engines, fuel systems, power trains, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, steering and brake systems i ... [+]

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After learning the basic fundamentals of trades practices, diesel engines, fuel systems, power trains, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, steering and brake systems in first year, you will be introduced to diesel engine construction and classification, power trains, traction controls and wheel final drives, electrical and electronics, and air conditioning. Courses will also include an emphasis on shop safety, basic hand and power tools, fasteners, measuring instruments, starting aid, and starting methods used in the trade.

Program Highlights 2 years – 4 semesters Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship option Work on off-road heavy equipment such as loaders, bulldozers, trucks, and various components like engines, transmissions, brake systems, fuel systems, hydraulic systems found in our heavy equipment shop Develop the ability to work service and maintain the various electronic control systems and components found on heavy equipment 4D Learning Opportunities ... [-]
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The mining industry is dynamic and ever-changing, and Cambrian's Mining Engineering Technician program will challenge you to explore why and how things work and to find i ... [+]

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The mining industry is dynamic and ever-changing, and Cambrian's Mining Engineering Technician program will challenge you to explore why and how things work and to find innovative solutions to problems.

As you learn and live in one of the mining centres of the world, you will prepare to become part of mining engineering teams responsible for a wide range of projects involving surveying, drafting, design, environmental studies, industrial geological and geophysical fieldwork, ventilation, ground control, and supervision.

Industry-experienced faculty members will guide your progress and understanding through examples gained from industry experience, field trips in the renowned Sudbury basin, and hands-on demonstrations. You will benefit from a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including activities at an active mine site to gain a broad understanding of the various aspects of mining engineering as well as communication and leadership skills.... [-]

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Gain in-depth networking and infrastructure skills to configure the information technology environment in all sizes and types of organizations. You will learn how to inst ... [+]

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Gain in-depth networking and infrastructure skills to configure the information technology environment in all sizes and types of organizations. You will learn how to install, manage, and troubleshoot networks and internetworks; and local and remote servers.

Plus, you'll learn from faculty like Bob Vachon – one of our Profs who literally helped write the Cisco Systems book on networking.

Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

Program Highlights 2 year – 4 semesters Cambrian is an authorized Cisco Systems Networking Academy and Microsoft IT Academy Courses cover programming, server administration, LANs and WANs, client service, and more Graduates can enter directly into the third year of Cambrian's Computer Systems Technology program Admission Requirements ... [-]
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Graduate Certificate

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You will gain the skills to extract meaningful insights from very large and complex data sets to support business decision‐making. You will learn how to collect, curate, ... [+]

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You will gain the skills to extract meaningful insights from very large and complex data sets to support business decision‐making. You will learn how to collect, curate, manipulate, encode, and store data sets so they can be analyzed and mined in such a way that they can be reused and repurposed to solve challenges and predict trends in any size and type of business. Key areas of study include database design and management, business analytics, market research, data mining, and decision‐making through analytics.

Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.... [-]

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If you're interested in pursuing a career in global business management, this intensive program will enable you to explore key areas of global management, including globa ... [+]

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If you're interested in pursuing a career in global business management, this intensive program will enable you to explore key areas of global management, including global marketing, finance, and supply chains. You will develop the core skills required to effectively manage the aspects of global business activities for an organization and gain hands-on experience during placement in the third semester.

As a graduate, you may pursue additional certification towards a Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) designation as a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).

Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.... [-]

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Enhance your IT and business analysis skills, and be prepared to take advantage of career opportunities.

This intensive program is designed to meet industry demand for IT business analysts and will give you the skills and techniques to create and manage organizational process change. You will gain a solid understanding of how to gather, document, and communicate stakeholder requirements and how to recommend solutions, evaluate solutions, and provide quality assurance.

Beyond the BA body of knowledge, you will also take courses to build skills in data modeling, business intelligence, project management, and budgeting for capital projects. The program ends with an eight-week placement in the third semester.... [-]

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Learn to build native applications for mobile devices, as well as cross-platform web applications. You’ll use a variety of technologies and programming languages to gain ... [+]

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Learn to build native applications for mobile devices, as well as cross-platform web applications. You’ll use a variety of technologies and programming languages to gain the skills to develop and design unique user experiences that meet client needs. Business-focused courses and placement will complement your technical abilities by giving you the key skills and practical experience to manage and execute projects.

Program Highlights 1 year – 3 semesters Placement in the third semester Focused on development for Android and iOS devices, as well as mobile web development Project management and entrepreneurship courses enhance your business savvy Fieldwork/Placement

Semester three is an unpaid, practical experience. This exposure to the working world enables students to put into practice their recently obtained skills and knowledge.... [-]

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Project Management has become a sought after skillset across industries as businesses and organizations continue to look for efficiencies and overall effectiveness in ord ... [+]

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Project Management has become a sought after skillset across industries as businesses and organizations continue to look for efficiencies and overall effectiveness in order to successfully compete in domestic and global markets. Cambrian College’s one-year (two semesters) graduate certificate program will provide you with the essential theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and techniques to successfully plan, implement, manage and evaluate projects. The curriculum is closely aligned to, but not affiliated with, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.... [-]

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