Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology

Founded 1967 | Greater Sudbury, ON

The Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology is the largest college in northern Ontario. Of its 5,000 full- and part-time students, more than 600 are Indigenous and 1,500 international. The main campus is in Sudbury, while two satellite sites are in Espanola and on Manitoulin Island. 

The college offers more than 90 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate programs, in fields such as community services, creative arts and design, environmental monitoring, health sciences, law and justice, and business.

Cambrian has received national recognition for its programs in skilled trades and information technology. The college has introduced several new programs in recent years, including media communications, massage therapy, game design and cybersecurity. Cambrian’s applied research strengths are in Indigenous education and the mining sector. Its new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Lab features state-of-the-art equipment for BEV prototyping and testing of electric powertrains and batteries. 

Cambrian is a national leader in Indigenous education and has created new spaces on campus to promote Indigenous culture. The Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services offers social and cultural support and teachings for Indigenous students, along with campus-wide ceremonies. Cambrian was the first Ontario college to work with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba.

The college also features the Glenn Crombie Centre for Accessibility, Counselling and Wellness, providing a range of services for students who require special accommodations, counselling or assistive technology.

Popular Programs

• General Business

• Electrical Engineering Technology—Industrial Maintenance

• Developmental Services Worker

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing

• Practical Nursing

School Size



• Degree $7,562

• Diploma $3,935-$8,616

• Certificate $3,935

• Post-Grad $5,056-$13,402

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Introduced in September of 2022, this stand-alone degree program provides students with more than 1,000 hours of clinical experience in health care settings and a clear pathway to earn a B.Sc.N in as little as two years.

• Mining Engineering Technician: Students get demonstrations in the Sudbury Basin, a major site for mining. This is Ontario’s only advanced diploma in this area.

• Computer Programming—Internet of Things: Students gain the skillset needed to design smart devices for homes, workplaces and other settings.