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Humber College International Studies: Featuring the Polytechnic Style of Learning

International students have been choosing Canada as their go-to destination for further learning. This is because they get to experience outstanding quality education without breaking the bank.

One's involvement with the locals also offers unique encounters. Whether you choose to study in big cities or campuses with warm welcoming communities in the countryside, it will definitely shape your character.

Overall, Canada ranks as one of the best countries in the world in terms of education and way of life.

If you have read our previous articles, our featured colleges will tell you the highly standardized educational systems they have in the country for its local students, and more so, for their foreign learners. Today, we will feature another college that offers top-notch education through a unique learning style called the "polytechnic style of learning."

So, sit back and read along as we get to know this college and the benefits it offers for international students.

Humber College

Humber College, also known as Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, is a public College of Applied Arts and Technology located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

It was founded in 1967 and early 1970s. The growing variety and number of enrollees led Humber College to expand and offer Business and Technology programs in North and Lakeshore Campuses.

Humber College became Canada's largest institution offering programs to more than 27,000 full-time and 50,000 part-time students.

Presently, Humber College has three main campuses:

  • Humber North Campus

  • Lakeshore Campus

  • Humber Orangeville Campus

Let's take a closer.


Humber College North Campus

The campus is located adjacent to the Humber River in northwest Toronto. It offers full-time and part-time programs in the field of Business, Applied Technology, Health Sciences, Media Studies, Liberal Arts, and Hospitality and Tourism.

Humber North Campus also offers Funeral Service Education―one of the only two programs offered in the province.

Humber's North Campus hosts the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation. It is home to many applied research projects with partners across various sectors. It shapes Humber's skills in applied technology such as automation, robotics, systems integration, and interactive technology.

The campus has plenty of facilities you can enjoy such as an indoor pool, sauna, athletics facilities, and a fully functioning spa.

North Campus also has an Arboretum, with botanical gardens and natural areas that surround the Humber River. This site contains the most diverse ecosystem in Canada that claims over 1,700 species of plants and animals. This Arboretum serves as an outdoor classroom and a living laboratory for faculty and students.

Humber Lakeshore Campus

This campus is located along the shores of Lake Ontario in New Toronto. With approximately 7,200 full-time students and hosting about 400.

It has a park-like setting that consists of cottage buildings and a modern and recently renovated Lakeshore Teachers College.

Humber Orangeville Campus

The modern campus of Orangeville is located at the Alder Street Recreation Complex in Orangeville, Ontario. It has fully functional and wireless classrooms, an on-site fitness center with swimming pool and hockey rinks.

Being a public institution, Humber College is engaged in a polytechnic style of education.

Wondering what this learning method is all about? Let's explore more about this practical educational approach as we move along the different programs offered.

The Polytechnic Method of Learning

A polytechnic institute provides programs in technical domains, industrial arts, and applied science. This type of academy will help you achieve training with the use of practical skills and knowledge. This makes students well versed in the technicalities of the program.

Polytechnic style of education has four systems of principles:

Technology associated education

Programs offered are skill-intensive and technology-based. Polytechnics follow practical exposure especially in technology-related courses and engineering courses.

Experiential teaching methods

The faculty works directly with the students and develops a comprehensive curriculum that aligns with the changing needs of the industry. By incorporating various methods that include group discussions, applied research, and exposure to the industry, the faculty builds a foundation for students that would greatly assist in bridging the gap between the classroom and on-site setting.