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, carpentry, computer studies, health and community studies, marine training and tourism, and the college’s one-year post-graduate certificates are increasingly popular. Holland also offers degree pathways, which give graduates as much as two years of credit toward a degree with post-secondaries across Canada, in the U.S., and overseas.

Cooking students hone their skills at the Culinary Institute of Canada, housed in the Tourism and Culinary Centre on the 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 and two apartment-style residences. The college is also planning to build a new health and wellness centre. 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. The college recently opened its new Business Analytics Centre to support the growth of small and medium-sized businesses, allowing students from the project management and data analytics post-graduate certificate programs to collaborate on real-world projects.

Popular Programs

• Business Administration

• Culinary Arts

• Computer Information Systems

• Kinesiology

• Accounting Technology

School Size



• Diploma $4,450–$7,121

• Certificate $3,560–$20,067

• Post-Grad $4,450–$7,812

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

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

• Journalism and Communications Post-Graduate Certificate: In just one year, students learn about storytelling, creative non-fiction, interview techniques and more. The program involves a practicum and a project, such as a podcast episode, video documentary or magazine article.

• Project Management Post-Graduate Certificate: Students gain knowledge, skills and hands-on learning to manage projects across a wide variety of organizations, environments and cultures, and learn to expertly initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control projects.