Timmins Campus

Algoma U at Timmins is a unique learning opportunity, which provides diploma-to-degree and university transfer students with the opportunity to accelerate their career path and put them on the path to professional success, while living at home. This flexibility makes our University education both accessible and affordable!

Our courses are offered at the Timmins Campus of Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, helping students in Northern Ontario complete their educational wishes without having to move and uproot their families for an extended period of time. Below you can explore all of the many opportunities available to our Timmins students. Come take a closer look!

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Contact Information
Main Phone: 705-235-3211 ext.2175
Toll Free: 1-888-ALGOMA-U
(1-888-254-6628)
Email: Timmins@algomau.ca

Get Fit

Our students have full FREE access to the Northern College Fitness Centre which includes saunas, lockers, newly updated weight room, cardio machines & squash courts.  

 

Pub Nights

Check out the campus pub to relax and hangout with friends.  There are frequent events for all students to enjoy!

 

Get Involved

Algoma U at Timmins students often participate and raise funds for local annual events such as the Pride Parade, Take Back the Night & Coldest Night of the Year.

 

Unwind & Destress

Often times the Algoma University Student Union (AUSU) & Social Work Club together offer a variety of activities and opportunities for students to connect.  Paint & Sip, pizza nights, Kamiskotia Ski Day & exam kits are just a few examples.

 

Residence life

Looking for a place to stay?  Algoma students are treated just like Northern College students and are able to stay on campus, literally steps away from your classrooms.  For more information go to: http://www.northernc.on.ca/housing/

 

Academic support

Student’s have full access to the familiar academic supports offered in person at the Northern College campus or through our main campus in Sault Ste Marie.

 

Joint Admissions

Algoma University has a unique partnership with Northern College, Cambrian College & Confederation College which allows students to apply at any time during their studies for a conditional offer to their program of choice.  Applying through the Joint Admission process allows students to avoid transcript & applications fees and reserves their spot in the program. Upon graduation from their respective college the student will submit their final transcript for evaluation to receive an official offer.  By taking advantage of this unique partnership, students avoid fees and qualify for 1 of 2 Joint Admission bursaries valued at $500 each.

 

Small Classroom Environment

Students benefit from studying in the ideal classroom environment, which boasts small, supportive classes that afford you more one-on-one time with your professors. We offer both face to face and video classes during the day and evening, allowing our students to maintain a positive work:life balance.

 

Diverse Student Population

One of our many strengths here at the Timmins campus is our diverse student population. The rich classroom discussions that result from the varying life and work-related experiences create a wonderful learning opportunity for all

Students interested in Algoma U at Timmins are assessed on an individual basis. Eligible applicants for our programs are:

  • College graduates. Students who have completed a recognized college diploma may receive course recognition towards the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Arts in Community Development program depending upon their GPA and diploma program of study. We offer a Joint Admissions Program for students currently attending Northern College, Confederation College or Cambrian College. At any point during their diploma studies students can apply for early admission into one of our degree programs and avoid application fees. Students with a college diploma in any discipline are encouraged to apply and will have their transfer credits individually assessed.
  • University transfer students. Students transferring from another university may apply to the professional years in Social Work after completing 60 credits or two years of study. Students transferring from other programs will be assessed individually by the Office of the Registrar and will be subject to the same admission procedures and standards. Students will be required to have a minimum average of 70 per cent. In some cases, students will be required to complete core courses required in the first two years of the Bachelor of Social Work program.
  • University graduates. Students who have completed a recognized university degree with a minimum of 70 per cent may apply to the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Arts in Community Development programs. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 63 credits to complete the requirements of the professional years in Social Work. In some cases, students will be required to complete core courses required in the first two years of the Bachelor of Social Work program before being allowed admission.

Students graduating with Social Service Worker or Child and Youth Worker diplomas from Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology or Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology will receive the following transfer credits:

Honours Bachelor of Social Work Admissions Requirements for College Graduates
Diploma TypeDiploma AverageCredits RecognizedCredits Required to
Complete Degree
2-Year Social Service worker Diploma3.0 GPA or higher
2.5 – 2.99 GPA
Up to 45
Up to 15
75
105
3-Year Child and Youth Worker Diploma3.0 GPA or higher
2.5 – 2.99 GPA
Up to 45
Up to 30
75
90
Community Development Admissions Requirements for College Graduates
Diploma TypeDiploma AverageCredits RecognizedCredits Required to
Complete Degree
2-Year Social Service worker Diploma3.0 GPA or higher
2.5 – 2.99 GPA
Up to 54
Up to 15
36
75
3-Year Child and Youth Worker Diploma3.0 GPA or higher
2.5 – 2.99 GPA
Up to 54
Up to 30
36
60
TWO GREAT PROGRAMS. ONE GREAT LOCATION.

Algoma University offers both the Bachelor of Social Work and a BA in Community Development on the campus of Northern College in Timmins.

The method of course delivery is indicated in the course description. Some courses are delivered in-person by a qualified Algoma University instructor who travels to Timmins to teach the course. Some courses are delivered via interactive video conference from Algoma U’s home campus in Sault Ste. Marie. Some courses are taught by a qualified Algoma University instructor based in Timmins. All course instruction, examinations, and guest lectures will be available in Timmins.

Community development practitioners work alongside people in communities to effect change. They help communities identify common concerns and solutions, and build relationships with organizations and those in positions of power so that everyone can become involved in issues that affect their lives.

Want to learn more about our program? View the Community Development program page

Empathy and understanding others intellectually, culturally, and emotionally is necessary to become a social worker. If you possess these skills, this program might be for you! The demand for social workers in Canada has risen significantly in recent years, and is even greater in northern Ontario as demand continues to outpace supply.

Want to learn more about our program? View the Social Work program page.

 

Our other campuses
Sault Ste. Marie Campus:

Our main campus is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in the heart of the Great Lakes.

Classrooms, labs, residences, food, the gym, library, and more are all within a two-minute walk. Everything is at your fingertips ready for you to explore. You’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty and a caring community of learners.

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Brampton Campus:

Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in the heart of downtown Brampton.

Enjoy the comforts of home and one-on-one interactions with faculty while earning your degree. Enhance your degree by minoring in Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Marketing.

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