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Niagara College

Niagara College

General Information

Niagara College serves over 9 000 full-time students on their 3 campuses in Southern Ontario at Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls.

Niagara College has a large number of programs, offered through their academic schools:

  • Canadian Food and Wine Institute
  • School of Academic, Liberal and Access Studies
  • School of Allied Health
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Community Studies
  • School of English Language Studies
  • School of Environment and Horticulture
  • School of Hospitality, Tourism and Sport
  • School of Justice and Fitness
  • School of Media 
  • School of Nursing and Personal Support Worker
  • School of Technology
  • School of Trades

The addresses for Niagara College campuses are:

Welland:
100 Niagara College Boulevard
Welland, Ontario L3C 7L3
(905) 735-2211

Niagara-on-the-Lake:
135 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
(905) 641-2252

www.niagaracollege.ca

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

At Niagara College the accessibility services office for students is called Accessibilty Services. Accessibility Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Niagara College, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Niagara College's Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

Niagara College requires documentation (PDF) to show proof of a disability. Students are not required to disclose your disability, but documentation should outline:

  • The functional limitations imposed by the disability on daily activities, and, if possible, how those limitations relate to participation in postsecondary studies
  • Typical symptoms one may experience
  • The impact of one's disability on learning, i.e. attention, concentration, learning ability, fatigue, absences, etc.
  • Any other special considerations.

We will provide students with our Functional Limitations Assessment form, which allows their health care practitioner to provide Accessibilty Services with the information needed to arrange the accommodations that will help best manage program requirements.

A list of eligible health care practitioners includes:

  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Neurologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Physician (family, specialist, psychiatrist)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist or Psychological Associate
  • Rheumatologist

Students that already have documentation on hand that does discloses their disability have the option to use the that if they prefer.

For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Niagara College's Accessibility Services directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

Each campus has a Health Centre which is staffed by a registered nurse, with doctor’s appointments available by booking in advance.

Counselling Services

Niagara College offers Counselling Services for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Library Services & Academic Support

The Library and Learning Commons at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses of Niagara College offers various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The Library & Learning Commons also offers services for students such as research guides, citation help, academic drop-in session, and accessible facilities, and resources for students with disabilities. The Peer Tutoring program at Niagara College offers academic support for students in a variety of courses for students at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses.

Academic Advising

At Niagara College, academic advisors can provide information about programs, help students adjust to the demands of college life, advise students who are on academic probation, and much more. 

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Niagara College's Financial Aid and Awards office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding the Niagara College's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Niagara College’s Residence Office offers apartment style accommodations for students at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses. Residence allocation operates on a lottery system with students being added to a waiting list if not initially accepted. Each apartment unit includes 2 private bedrooms, a shared washroom and a shared kitchenette. Building amenities include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study rooms
  • Common kitchens
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms in residence come furnished and include internet access and local telephone service. Residence rates vary depending on the year, and payment plans are available. Meal plans are optional and can be purchased separately if desired.

To access appropriate accommodations and support in residence, students with special requirements must complete a Request for Special Consideration form, during the residence application process.

Off-Campus Housing

Niagara College offers an off-campus living service where landlords can advertise rental properties available.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Niagara College offers campus maps information for each campus.

Niagara Transit

Niagara Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Niagara College do not receive a bus pass included in their tuition. Transit Bus Routes are provided for each of Niagara Transit buses. Niagara Transit conventional buses offer priority seating at the front of the bus for persons with disabilities.

Accessibility
Niagara Transit conventional buses offer priority seating at the front of the bus for persons with disabilities.

The Chair-a-Van provides curb-to-curb transportation by appointment only for persons who are unable to use conventional transit due to physical, visual and cognitive challenges. Persons who require an attendant to travel with them, are able to have the attendant to travel free of charge. More information about what the Chair-a-Van offers and the eligibility guidelines and application is provided on their website.

Academic Programs

Niagara College offers Full-Time Studies, Continuing Education, Apprenticeships and many other courses.

Contact Information

Welland Campus

Accessibility Services
(905) 735-2211 ext 7778/7635
Located in Room AH125

Health Centre
(905) 735-2211 ext 7778/7635
pmckee@niagaracollege.ca

Located in Room AH125

Counselling Services
(905) 735-2211 ext 7778/7635
Located in Room AH125

Library & Learning Commons
(905) 735-2211 ext 7767
library@niagaracollege.ca

Financial Aid and Awards
(905) 735-2211 ext 7618
finaid@niagaracollege.ca

Residence Office
(905) 732-9700
info.welland@niagararez.ca

 

Niagara-On-The-Lake

Disability Services
(905) 641-2252 ext 4408/4449
Located in Room W102

Health Centre
(905) 641-2252 ext 4449/4408
cphilbrick@niagaracollege.ca
Located in Room W102

Counselling Services
(905) 641-2252 ext 4408/4449
Located in Room W102

Library & Learning Commons
(905) 641-2252 ext 4413
library@niagaracollege.ca

Financial Aid and Award
(905) 641-2252 ext 4209
finaid@niagaracollege.ca

Residence Office
(905) 641-4435
info.notl@niagararez.ca

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Niagara College, and to determine if the services meet your needs.