Holland College

Founded 1969 | Charlottetown, PE

P.E.I.’s Holland College takes its educational philosophy from the school’s namesake, Samuel Holland, an 18th-century surveyor who had a passion for progress and new technology. The college offers 60 diploma and certificate programs on nine campuses and centres across the province. Program areas include applied sciences, business, carpentry, computer studies, health and community studies, marine training and tourism.

Cooking students hone their skills at the Culinary Institute of Canada, housed in the Tourism and Culinary Centre on the historic Charlottetown waterfront. Next door is Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, a research facility for food-product development. The school’s bioscience technology program received the 2020 Gold Program Excellence Award from Colleges and Institutes Canada.

The main Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown features the Florence Simmons Performance Hall, the Centre for Community Engagement—home of the Holland Hurricanes varsity sports teams—and two apartment-style residences. The college is planning to build a new health and wellness centre at this campus, including a health clinic staffed with nurse practitioners. The Summerside Waterfront campus houses most of the college’s trades and industrial technology programs, along with the Marine Training Centre and the Atlantic Police Academy. In the fall of 2022, the college will open a new Business Analytics Centre, allowing students and local businesses to collaborate on projects.

Popular Programs

• Business Administration

• Culinary Arts

• Practical Nursing

• Human Services

• Accounting Technology

School Size



• Diploma:$3,293-$10,943

• Certificate: $3,472-$30,329

• Post-Grad: $3,986-$16,562

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Heritage Retrofit Carpentry: Students learn to preserve historic properties by restoring them to structural standards and making them more energy efficient.

• Advanced Care Paramedicine: Building on skills as primary care paramedics, students participate in clinical and ambulance rotations across Atlantic Canada.

• The Culinary Institute of Canada: The CIC offers programs in culinary arts, international hospitality management and pastry arts. Its youth team placed fourth in the 2020 IKA/Culinary Olympics, the highest rank ever for a Canadian junior national team.