Sault College has been ranked among the top 2 colleges in Ontario in student satisfaction for the past 5 years! We have also been voted the #1 College in Ontario in the overall quality of facilities in the province 3 years in a row. Each year, the College attracts and motivates an increasing number of students by offering a hands-on, supportive learning environment that prepares graduates for future success and the ability to make meaningful contributions to the provincial and global economy. We offer quality programming, qualified faculty, and an ambitious vision, and we are an organization filled with creative, hard-working, and dedicated staff and students learning in a space inspired by the beauty and opportunity of our Northern Ontario location. At our college, you’ll notice a big difference from the moment you walk through the door. You will be warmly welcomed by those who will greet you and we’ll want to know your name. When you visit us, we will also give you a customized tour that’s all about you – letting you see our impressive facilities and what we have to offer based on what you might like to study. And because we’re located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest fresh-water lakes on the planet between two massive forested eco-systems, you’ll see that Sault College epitomizes a learning environment that is unmatched for depth of knowledge and applied learning. Thank you for choosing Sault College, we can’t wait to meet you!
In the fall of 1965, the institution opened its doors as the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Vocational Centre, or OVC. The OVCs evolved into Ontario's community colleges. In 1967 the Ontario government established a system of Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology, more often known as community colleges. Community colleges enjoyed immediate public acceptance and support. The independent Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology emerged in 1973. Sault College has grown tremendously over the years, adding programs in all disciplines. We now respond to the postsecondary educational needs of more than 4,500 part-time and full-time students each year.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our guiding principles are based on the foundations of invitational education which include the belief that all people matter, are able and responsible, and should be treated accordingly (Purkey & Novak, 2008). We believe that we must put students first and that doing so in a purposeful way creates an invitational college which encourages diversity and inclusion, which in turn strengthens the fabric of our college and student life. As such we demonstrate leadership in eliminating barriers and implementing and promoting diversity through our academic policies, special initiatives, and proactive measures. We are committed to addressing and eliminating harassment and discrimination by working to create a college which practices inclusion in our classrooms, support services, and workplace.