Conestoga news

February 13, 2006 3:25 PM

Conestoga to Hold Open Houses Regarding Degree Programs

Conestoga College will hold two free evening community open houses to provide information to interested parents, prospective students and community members about Conestoga's unique, four-year baccalaureate program opportunities.

The events will be at the Doon campus in Kitchener on Tuesday, February 28 and at the campus in Guelph on Thursday, March 2. Starting time for each event is 7 p.m. Interested individuals and families can call 519-748-5220, ext. 3656 (763-9525, ext. 3656 in Guelph) to reserve a place.

Conestoga has four-year degree opportunities in technology, business and health studies. Currently available programs are in integrated advanced manufacturing technologies, teletronics (integrated computer and telecommunications technologies), architecture project and facility management, health informatics management and international business management.

These degree programs are project-driven, meaning that students learn university-level theory and then apply it directly to projects that form the core of each program. As well, all Conestoga degree programs feature co-operative education experiences that provide additional opportunities to blend theoretical knowledge and practical experience in actual employment settings.

Faculty in these programs combine solid and advanced educational credentials with considerable appropriate work experience in their fields and effective teaching skills. Conestoga keeps classes deliberately small (30 students maximum) to allow for productive communication not only between students and faculty, but also among students as they work in the project-based mode.

Each of Conestoga's degree programs admits new students in August, but now is the time to apply, as competition is keen.

CONTACT: Paul Osborne, 519-748-5220, ext. 3419,