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Holland College
Collège Holland
Motto"You'll Make It Here!"
TypePublic community college
EstablishedSeptember 2, 1969; 54 years ago (1969-09-02)
AccreditationACCC, AUCC, CBIE
PresidentDr. Alexander MacDonald
Administrative staff
634[citation needed]
Location, ,
  • Charlottetown
    Prince of Wales Campus
    Tourism and Culinary Centre
    Belmont Centre
  • Summerside
    Summerside Waterfront Campus
    Atlantic Police Academy
    Marine Training Centre
  • Alberton
    West Prince Campus
  • Three Rivers
    Georgetown Centre
    Montague Centre
ColoursPurple   & Red  
NicknameHolland Hurricanes
Sporting affiliations

Holland College is the provincial community college for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). It is named after the British Army engineer and surveyor Captain Samuel Holland.

History edit

It was formed by the Government of Prince Edward Island, then led by Premier Alex Campbell, in 1969 as a result of an education reform policy undertaken as part of the Prince Edward Island Comprehensive Development Plan, which saw the closure of the province's two post-secondary institutions structured along religious lines: St. Dunstan's University and Prince of Wales College. It also led to the creation of the nondenominational University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Holland College.

Campuses edit

Charlottetown edit

  • Prince of Wales Campus (main campus)
  • Belmont Centre
  • Tourism and Culinary Centre (Home of the Culinary Institute of Canada)

Alberton edit

  • West Prince Campus

Summerside edit

  • Summerside Waterfront Campus
  • Atlantic Police Academy, Slemon Park
  • Marine Training Centre

Three Rivers edit

  • Georgetown Centre
  • Montague Centre

Programs edit

Holland College offers more than 60 one-year certificate and two-year diploma programs.[1]

Scholarships edit

The college offers almost $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries for eligible students. In 2010, the college joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier for the families of fallen[clarification needed] Canadian Forces members.[2]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Holland College Programs
  2. ^ "Programs and Services - Canadian Forces (CF) College Opportunities Programme". Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2011-02-20. Project Hero

External links edit