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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.

Strong industry ties

An employment-connected credential equips students with skills that can be utilized in the industry. This allows the learners to develop the competency that would help them land the job.

Humber College possesses an excellent reputation in meeting labor market demands.

Applied research

Its main goal is to resolve issues faced by the industry and provide students with work-integrated learning.

Through this learning style, students learn how to take charge of complex scenarios and use new information to solve practical problems encountered during internships and field placements.

This provides relevant industry-related experiences that are useful for future employment opportunities. This also helps students discover the importance of system advancements.

Through the polytechnic method, Humber College will mold, prepare, and support you in the changing demands of your career.


Humber College has a solid reputation, with widespread industry partners in the community. It offers more than 200 programs that comprise a Bachelor's degree, Post-Graduate Certificate, and Apprenticeship programs.

New Programs

This 2021, Humber College announced new programs that will add to the wide selection of programs offered in Humber College. Below is the list of programs that you might be interested in:

  • Bachelor of Social Science in Addiction and Mental Health

  • Advertising- Art Direction

  • Business Insights and Analytics

  • Cloud Computing

  • Bachelor of Engineering – Information Systems in Engineering

  • Bachelor of Engineering – Mechatronics

  • Bachelor of Engineering – The Built Environment

  • Fundraising Management

  • Health Sector Regulatory Compliance

These courses offer 2 to 8 semesters depending on the program of your choice.

Health Sciences

Humber College boasts its state-of-the-art laboratories from equipment to laboratories. This is to provide students the closest real-life health care setting and prepare them for their careers.

Below are some of the programs offered under the Health Sciences and Wellness:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Fitness and Health Promotion

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

  • Paramedic

  • Workplace Health and Wellness


With over fifty business programs in Humber College, you can choose what suits your career goals. The programs are a blend of theoretical and practical skills. All programs are intended to have industry involvement to ensure that students meet the necessary experience they need for their future careers in business.

Some of the Business Programs offered are:

  • Accounting

  • Business Administration

  • Culinary Management

  • Hospitality Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Marketing Management

  • Paralegal Education

  • Tourism Management

Humber programs provide opportunities for students to apply what they have learned in class through work-integrated learning opportunities. Humber has a wide range of community and industry partners where learners can gain real-life experiences.

Student Life and Experiences

Humber College has a lot to offer. It allows students to find their place within the community while providing them with enriching learning activities.

Let's discover what some of these international students have to stay about Humber College:

“My experience in Humber has been great so far. My program which is in line with industry input ensures that what we learn in class is current and relevant. I've been on many student trips organized by Humber and made a lot of friends…I participated in a lot of co-curricular activities and became an orientation leader and an international student ambassador. The connections that I’ve made and the skills that I’ve learned here in Humber are of immense value to me. And I am grateful for that.”

- Hannah Lamberte, Funeral Director Class 1 student from the Philippines

“Canada has the biggest film industries in the world. Humber College has become my primary choice because the Bachelor of Film and Media Production had theoretical and practical courses. When the program started, I realized that the professors are very knowledgeable in the field and very supportive and helpful. I learned about every step of filmmaking and work on a lot of different projects… My one piece of advice to international students is not to be afraid of trying something new.”

- Liza Korotka, Film and Media Production graduate from Ukraine.

"The thing that appeals to me the most about Humber was the fact that it is situated in Toronto. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and has a great number of employment opportunities. I was able to secure an internship at the Humber International Center as Social Marketing Intern. So the purpose of the internship was to identify gaps and solutions for improvement. It was a great experience to implement what we study in the classroom. I am now working as a platform coordinator in Toronto which is a Marketing Communication Company. Studying at Humber has given me a lot of opportunities and I’m so grateful for that. I’ve become a more confident person than I was before.”

- Aman, Advertising Media Management and Marketing Management Alumnus from India

The feedback shows Humber College as a pro practical skill-development institution that targets its local labor demands, thus, ensuring their graduates a highly sought-after career.

Coming to Campus: What to expect?

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