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Still time to apply for winter programs at Georgian

The perfect gift this holiday season: education.  No need to wait until next fall to start learning. Georgian College offers many winter programs and it’s not too late to apply now and begin in January. In some cases, you can even fast-track your program!

Traditionally, the academic year begins in September, but Georgian saw its highest full-time spring enrolment numbers ever in 2011, indicating a growing demand for program intakes at multiple points throughout the year.

To support flexibility and to accommodate the diverse and changing needs of prospective students, Georgian now offers programs in a variety of disciplines that will start in January.

A wide range of programs are offered in many locations. 

Providing flexibility and accommodating the diverse and changing needs of prospective students of all ages is key. Georgian offers a large number of programs in a variety of disciplines starting this January. Areas of study include Automotive, Business and Management Studies, Culinary, Community Studies, Design and Visual Arts, Health and Wellness, Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation, Human Services and Public Safety and Security, Liberal Arts and Engineering Technology.

“In today’s competitive environment, many employers demand a specialized post-secondary education from applicants. Georgian graduates enter the job market with an edge to getting the career they want,” said Linda Love, Vice President Academic of Georgian College.

“Many potential students who are thinking about attending college are discovering that they can become job-ready faster by starting classes in January. They don’t need to wait until the traditional fall start to get on track.


By offering full-time and part-time programs, as well as continuing education courses throughout the year, Georgian allows students across the region to study what they want, how they want and when they want. This flexibility allows anyone, regardless of obligations such as family or work, to obtain the education they desire.

By beginning studies in January, students can become trained and enter the workplace sooner.  Students are encouraged to apply soon to avoid disappointment – popular programs fill up fast. Most winter programs will begin Jan. 9.

To learn more about the programs being offered at Georgian College this January, call 705-722-1560 or visit

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