Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology

Founded 1967 | Belleville, ON

Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology is located on more than 80 hectares in the Bay of Quinte region, situated between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. It offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in areas such as health sciences, human studies, public safety, community services, media studies, building sciences and the skilled trades.

Loyalist recently introduced its Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis, Canada’s only technology access centre (TAC) for natural products and cannabis (TACs are federally designated centres that conduct applied research projects for Canadian businesses). Loyalist offers internship opportunities on some applied research projects with support from Mitacs, a national non-profit research organization.

On Loyalist’s campus in Belleville, the Northumberland wing of the Kente Building is dedicated to experiential learning. The space houses simulation centres and state-of-the-art classrooms. Trades and technology students receive hands-on training at the Bay of Quinte Skills Centre. The Bancroft campus offers both distance and in-class learning for diploma and certificate programs. There is also a campus in North York and satellite locations in Port Hope and Tyendinaga.

Popular Programs

• Biotechnology/Biotechnology—Advanced

• Business

• Cyber Security

• Social Services Worker

• Project Management

School Size



• Degree: $7,816

• Diploma: $4,184-$5,449

• Certificate: $4,184-$13,275

• Post-Grad: $4,184

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Electromechanical Engineering Technician—Mechatronics: Students learn in a new mechatronics lab and complete a microcredential.

• Nursing: Graduates receive a bachelor of science and are eligible to become registered nurses in Canada and the U.S.

• Survey Engineering Technician: Courses centre on astronomy, highway technology, property law and community planning.