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St. Clair College was found in 1966 and is located over three campuses in the Southwestern Ontario counties of Essex and Chatham-Kent, Canada. It is an English-language institution focused on studies related to Applied Arts and Technology.

Why should you choose St. Clair College?

The goal is student satisfaction which St. Clair has achieved well with being at the position of 126 in Canada as stated by Webometrics in Canadian Universities. Mentioned are few features of St. Claire which distinguishes it from other universities.

Ranking and Standings

  • Ranked 126th in Canadian Universities by Webometrics.
  • Scored 80.2% in student satisfaction (as compared to the Ontario average of 76.5%).
  • Ranked in the top 5 colleges for student satisfaction among Ontario colleges in 2017 by Time Higher Education.

Key Features

  • Has 20 university transfer agreements within Canada and internationally.
  • Partnered with 16 institutions in 9 countries.
  • Has three well-known campuses with various programs and hundreds of career opportunities.
  • Supportive faculty along with one-on-one tutoring facility after-classes.
  • Small class sizes allow students to receive personalized attention from professors.
  •  Around 85% of the students graduating from the college get the job within 6 months of the degree completion.
  • Around 90% employers are satisfied with the knowledge base of the students at the college.
  • Average salary package goes around CAD 34,276.


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Campus and Residence

St. Clair college has three campuses i.e. Windsor, Chatham and Wallaceburg. It also provides residential facilities at Windsor and Chatham campuses.

The Windsor campus

It offers programs in Business and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Engineering Technology, Skilled Trades, and Community Studies. Around 6,500 full-time and 14,000 part-time students study at the Windsor campus with over 80+ programs running successfully.

Two new academic buildings established recently are: –

  1. The Centre for Applied Health Sciences – It has all the learning labs for the Health Science programs
  2. The Centre for Construction Innovation & Production – Supports the skilled trades programs
  • St. Clair understands, health is important, one may find Sportsflex and Saints Athletic club for the students to stay fit.
  • Windsor campus St. Clair College Centre For the Arts where over 800 students study in in programs related to Media, Art & Design; Hospitality Management; and Justice Studies.
  • Close to the Centre For the Arts is the MediaPlex, a unique facility with a central news station, a large studio and A/V editing suite. It caters to the Convergence Journalism, Public Relations and Travel and Tourism programs.
  • The College has a high-end restaurant called Eatery 101 which provides work experience to students in the Culinary Management and Hospitality Management programs. The College also has several other dining options including Tim Hortons and Subway.

The Chatham Campus

It has around 1,300 students on-campus. It offers programs in the areas of health sciences, community studies, business and technology. The campus features the HealthPlex with fitness and gym facilities along with elevated walking track for the students who want to work-out.

The Wallaceburg Campus

  • It caters to students interested in a career in manufacturing and specializes in metal cutting programs.
  • The campus is also equipped with a library, health services including a dental clinic, deaf and interpreting services.


The Windsor and Chatham campuses of St. Clair college have residence facilities. The residences are near the campus giving students easy access to campus facilities and cutting down on travel time. Both residences are available for the 8 months of the academic year.

The Windsor Campus Residence

Windsor residence has 204 two-bedroom suites that can accommodate 408 students.

Apart from general requirements, other facilities available at the residence are: –

  • Common kitchen
  • Security
  • Laundry facility
  • Housekeeping
  • Common lounge areas including game rooms, movie lounges and study lounges

The Chatham Campus Residence

Chatham residence has 12 four-bedroom units that can accommodate 48 students.

Each apartment at the Chatham residence is equipped with

  • Bedroom – double bed, desk, chair, lamp, WiFi internet, cable television, closet
  • Kitchen – fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher, and microwave
  • Living room with flat-screen LCD TV
  • Bathroom

Programs Offered

The College offers 115 full-time programs in applied arts and technology along with 50 + part-time online courses and 30+ continuing education courses and programs.

Study Areas

  1. Business & Information Technology
  2. Community Studies
  3. Engineering Technologies
  4. Health Sciences
  5. Justice Studies
  6. Media, Art and Design
  7. Skilled Trades

The number of full-time programs offered at: –

  • Windsor Campus Program – 88
  • Chatham Campus Programs – 25

Credentials Offered

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Choose Your Schedule

Students are given the liberty to apply for classes as per their schedule and study plan. Some of the groups in which programs can be filtered in, are given below

All you need to know about the Application Process

The international students except the pre-requisites for all the programs, must appear for English Proficiency test if their first language is not English. Other factors and application process are mentioned.


The requirements are based on the program a student is interested in. Apart from that, some common requirements maybe

  • High school diploma or equivalent along with transcripts.
  • Students must appear for English-language proficiency test as well.

Students can prove their proficiency by taking one of the below-mentioned tests and obtaining the minimum indicated score:

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Requirements for Domestic Students

  • Applicants who started High School in Ontario in September 1999 or later (OSS)

OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) along with most of the credits at the College, University (U), Open or equivalent (O) and College/University. OR Mature Student status (do not have OSSD or equivalent).

  • Applicants who started High School in Ontario prior to September 1999 (OSIS)

OSSD having a majority of credits at General or Advanced or maybe equivalent. Mature Student status (do not have OSSD or equivalent).

  • Mature Students

The mature students need to write an Admission Test for Maths and/or English for all the programs except the oversubscribed courses.

  • GED Holders

The GED holder is equivalent to Grade 12 English and Grade 11 Mathematics at the general level. The students must complete the program specific subjects for admission.

How to Apply? (International Students)

  • Fill the International Student Application Form available at the official website of St. Clair College.
  • Send the required documents – Application form, High School diploma and transcripts, English Proficiency test score report etc. to
  • Pay the Application fee CAD 125 through the College’s international payment platform – WU® GlobalPay for Students.
  • If selected, Letter of Acceptance will be issued.
  • Pay the tuition fee in the LOA and the college will send the receipt in return.
  • Apply for Student Visa.
  • If the students get the Visa, they may send the Notice of Arrival to the college.

How to Apply? (Domestic Students)

Apply online at the official website of the college. Given is the procedure to apply from among 26 public listed colleges.

  • Log in to the account created by the student.
  • Fill personal details and educational history.
  • Add the required programs.
  • Request transcripts.
  • Pay the Application fee of CAD 95.
  • Keep a regular check by Logging in to see and confirm offers for admission after the

English Proficiency for Domestic Applicants

The college accepts scores of St. Clair College EAP Program, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, MELAB and CAEL.

For the given programs

  • Diploma/Certificate Programs
  • Collaborative Nursing Programs
  • Pharmacy Technician Program

Cost and Expenditure

The tuition fee of the college is different for domestic and international students. Also, accommodation charge is available for the students for the on-campus stay.

Tuition Fee

The basic tuition fee for full-time students applicable to

  • Canadian students – CAD 2851.48 per year
  • Canadian Continuing Education – 2695.60.
  • International students – CAD 10,850 per year

Part time fee is assessed on a contract hour basis.

Some of the programs in the areas of business and management, engineering technologies, health services and justice studies cost higher than the abovementioned fees for international students. Depending on the program, the costs range between CAD14,057.38 (Music Theatre Performance) and CAD23,863.02 (Hairstylist).

Residence Fee

Meal plans

Students can purchase meal plans at the Campus Eats cafeteria. The meal plans range from CAD 300, CAD 600, and CAD 900. Students can purchase a plan according to their requirement.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The college spent CAD 400,000 on the scholarship program awarding 600 scholarships to the students. The College also provides several scholarships to its non-Canadian students. These scholarships are provided by the St. Clair College Foundation Board in collaboration with the companies, organizations and individuals.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must be enrolled in a full-time program and must maintain a satisfactory academic standing, i.e. a minimum of 2.0 GPA.

Given are the schools based on which foundation scholarships are awarded

  • School of Business and Information Technology
  • School of Community Studies
  • School of Engineering Technologies
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Media, Art & Design
  • School of Nursing – Windsor
  • School of Skilled Trades
  • Open to all St. Clair College students
  • Athletics
  • Chatham Campus

Financial Aid and Awards

St. Clair offers various scholarships and bursaries to the deserving students. Apart from the school-based scholarships, there are more scholarships offered to the students.

  • Entrance scholarships
  • External scholarships/bursaries
  • First Generation/ Indigenous students bursary
  • Internal scholarships
  • OSAP
  • Skills scholarships and more

Students must submit one common application to be considered for all or any of these scholarships. Additional requirements such as essays may be attached to certain scholarships. Complete details on these scholarships including eligibility requirements can be found on the official website of the college.

Work While You Study

The college hires full-time students for on-campus jobs. The applications are available at the college departments who are looking forward to work study students.

Work study opportunity for tutoring Services – The students will be paid according to the decided amount. They may reap the benefits like:

  • Highest student paid job on campus
  • Making self-regulated schedule
  • Paid training

Students may review the job description and may send their resume at Windsor and Chatham

Alumni Network

The College has a strong alumni network and organizes several alumni events throughout the year. Some of the College’s notable alumni are mentioned below:

  • Toni Savoni – Windsor Operations Site Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Robin Greenall – Chief Librarian/CEO, Essex County Library
  • Adriano Ciotoli – Founder, WindsorEats
  • Matt Boismier – Art Director/Visual Development Artist, Vancouver, British Columbia

After graduation, alumni can take assistance from the St. Clair College Employment Centre which offers Employment for Ontario programs and services. Through this service, alumni can get connected to potential employers or find training, skills and experience.

Benefits to Alumni

  • Alumni can take advantage of discounted rates for Community Memberships to athletic facilities at the South and Chatham Campuses, these memberships are offered for Aquatics, the SportsPlex and the HealthPlex.
  • Get special rates for Johnson Preferred Service Home-Auto Insurance Plan.
  • Gets borrowing privileges from the college.
  • Get special discounts for night stay at the residence.
  • Scholarships are available for 2nd generation St. Clair students.


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