Deciding where to pursue your certificate, diploma or degree is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. George Brown College helps you develop a great combination of technical skills needed to get the job done, and people skills, to ensure you can successfully communicate and connect with future clients and colleagues.
Here are some of the key benefits of studying at George Brown:
Get the skill-set that will get you the job
George Brown works closely with our many industry partners to ensure our programs are evolving to meet the needs of both students and employers.
Technical skills: our modern learning environments, state-of-the-art technology, field education opportunities [anchor link down to “Hands-on learning” section] and experienced faculty [anchor link down to “Instructors with industry experience”] help you develop and hone the techniques and practices needed to do the job.
People skills: communication, work ethic, team work, customer service and initiative—they’re attributes employers tell us they look for. We help you strengthen your skills in these areas both in class and in real-world settings by working alongside industry professionals in field education or applied research opportunities.
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Instructors with industry experience
Our faculty help sharpen technical skills and also develop the important people skills students need to succeed in the workplace. Many of our faculty have industry experience and pass that real-world knowledge on to their students.
George Brown takes prides in its modern learning facilities, equipped with state-of-art technology that simulates what students will experience in the working world.
We offer many opportunities for students to develop their skills in real-world settings. In 2013/2014, 80 per cent of our qualifying programs offered field education. We plan to make it 100 per cent by 2020.
Applied research is also a key priority and George Brown provides opportunities in which students work alongside industry partners to develop and test new products and practices.
Number one rated graduates*
We know what employers value most. George Brown College is seen by employers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to be the college graduates with the skills they most value, including productivity, customer service and teamwork.
We have a wide range of diploma, degree, apprenticeship and certificate programs to fit your needs. Whether you’re starting your post-secondary education, changing jobs or enhancing your education with post-graduate studies, we have a variety of programs for you to choose from. We provide full-time and part-time programs, continuing education and distance learning. We also offer start dates in the fall, winter and spring so we can accommodate your schedule.
George Brown College by the Numbers 2013/2014**
- 25,888 Full-time
- 3,279 Part-time
- 3,553 International
- 62,840 Continuing Education Registrants
- 142 Full-Time Programs
- 35 Diploma
- 31 Advanced Diploma
- 28 Graduate Certificate
- 27 Certificate
- 10 Apprentice
- 6 Degree
- 5 Pre-college
- 193 Continuing Education Certificates/Designations
For a more detailed breakdown of student, staff and program data visit our Fast Facts page.
*Number one-rated graduates: Northstar Research, GBC Employer Tracking Research, February 2011.
**George Brown College by the numbers: George Brown College Institutional Research & Planning. Department of Human Resources. All data shown refer to 2013/2014 fiscal year.