About Holland College

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About Holland College

Based in pristine island province of Prince Edward Island, Holland College has more than 65 full-time career training programs to help you reach your goals. Whether you are graduating from high school, want to upgrade your skills or plan to make a career change, Holland College is the place to be. When students were asked why they chose Holland College for their career training, their top three answers were, employment opportunities, the college offered their program of choice and the college’s emphasis on skills oriented training. The College was Founded in 1969 and has a strength of 2,248 full-time students. Apart from these, there are 179 part-time students, 3,000 continuing education students, 1,075 full-time adult education students, 406 part-time adult education students and 610 language training students. Approximately 36% of the college students are from off-Island. 31% of the new students indicate they are interested in university in the future. More than $185,000 is available to students in scholarships, bursaries and awards. The college has More than 140 articulation agreements with a worldwide network of partner universities.


International Students

Almost one-third of students at Holland College, come from off-island. And Here’s why!

  • Safe and welcoming environment – Prince Edward Island is well known its hospitality and friendliness. It is a place where people still take time to talk to strangers, and our crime rate is the lowest in Canada.
  • So much to choose from – Holland College offers more than 70 credentials in a wide variety of areas in 13 campuses and centres across the province.
  • Academic reputation – Holland College is a publicly funded post-secondary institution with ISO 9001:2008 certification, and many of the programs are nationally accredited.
  • Employment – Almost all of their graduates are finding jobs! In fact, 93 per cent of the Class of 2013 were employed within one year of graduation.
  • Smaller class sizes – Students enjoy smaller classes, where they get to know their classmates and their instructors.
  • Student Life – The College makes sure our students receive the best education in their chosen field while enjoying the best college experience.
  • Affordability – The tuition is affordable, and much less expensive than many U.S. and international schools. And 18 of the programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Education for the processing of the Title IV William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans.
  • Degree pathways – The College has over 160 program-specific agreements in place with universities and colleges across Canada, the U.S., and overseas. This means you can earn your diploma here and then earn your university degree in as little as two additional years
  • Athletics – The varsity athletics teams, the Hurricanes, are winning regional and national titles. We also offer club level sports and a variety of recreational and intramural sports.
  • Skills-oriented training – Holland College is an internationally recognized leader in hands-on, skills based training.


Programs at Holland College

Applied Sciences

  • Bioscience Technology
  • Environmental Applied Science Technology
  • Wildlife Conservation Technology


  • Accounting Technology
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Administration
  • Marketing And Advertising Management
  • Medical Support Services
  • OSH Business Management


Computer Studies

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems Distance Program
  • Computer Networking Technology

The Culinary Institute of Canada

  • Culinary Arts
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Pastry Arts


Engineering Technology

  • Architectural Technology
  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Electronics Engineering Technology

Health and Community Studies

  • Advanced Care Paramedicine
  • Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Childhood Care And Education
  • Human Services
  • Practical Nursing
  • Primary Care Paramedicine
  • Resident Care Worker


Marine Training Centre

  • Commercial Diving
  • Dynamic Positioning
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Navigation
  • Marine Training Centre
  • Power Engineering
  • Simulation Bridge/Engine and associated courses
  • STCW

Policing/Law Enforcement and Firefighting – Atlantic Police Academy

  • Basic Firefighting
  • Conservation Enforcement
  • Correctional Officer
  • Police Science (Cadet)
  • Sheriff and Public Safety Officer


School of Performing Arts

  • Dance Performance
  • Music Performance
  • Performing Arts Foundation
  • Theatre Performance

School of Visual Arts and Journalism

  • Fundamental Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Video Game Art and Animation


Sport and Leisure

  • Golf Club Management
  • Professional Golf Management
  • Sport and Leisure Management


  • International Hospitality Management
  • Tourism and Travel Management


Trades and Industrial Technology

  • Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Diving
  • Construction Electrical
  • Electromechanical Technology
  • Energy Systems Engineering Technology
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology
  • Heritage Retrofit Carpentry
  • Industrial Electrical Technology
  • Plumbing
  • Power Engineering
  • Precision Machinist
  • Steamfitting / Pipefitting
  • Welding Fabrication
  • Welding Level 1
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Wood Manufacturing Cabinetmaking