College of the North Atlantic

Founded 1997 | Stephenville, NL

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is one of the largest post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada, with 17 campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador. Residence space is available at the Bay St. George, Burin and Happy Valley-Goose Bay campuses.

Students can choose from more than 100 diploma, certificate and continuing education programs and over 350 course offerings, and can access courses and programs online. Areas of study include applied arts and tourism, business and IT, engineering technology, industrial trades, health sciences and natural resources programming. The college has introduced microcredentials in digital fluency and cybersecurity.

CNA provides block training for apprentices, enabling them to advance through their programs and write Red Seal certification examinations. Applied research at CNA focuses on mining industry operations and processes, technology adoption for business optimization, advanced manufacturing technology and business process optimization.

The college’s international development projects and education partnerships include initiatives in South America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. CNA has partnered with four universities in China, where more than 430 students are enrolled in programs.

Popular Programs

• Office/Business Administration

• Comprehensive Arts & Sciences

• Early Childhood Education

• Practical Nurse

• Civil Engineering Technology

School Size



• Degree: $3,484

• Diploma: $1,742

• Certificate: $1,742

• Post-Grad: $1,742

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Agriculture Technician (Co-op): Students in this diploma program learn agricultural techniques related to the care of livestock and plants, as well as how to operate farm equipment safely.

• Accelerated Software Development: Through theoretical, practical and collaborative training, students learn to innovate and implement solutions in a variety of fields.

• Television and Film Creation Pre & Post Production: Students learn sound and picture editing, colour grading, compositing and sound effects creation.