Why Part-Time Studies?

"Practical" is a great way to describe this experience. I could learn more in one class from this instructor than I have learned altogether on other courses combined! Susan Fluellon (for "Photography and Practical Field Experience")

More than 300 flexible, professional and personal growth courses offered in a wide range of study areas.

Continuing Education at Niagara College is now Part-Time Studies.

Niagara College offers a variety of part-time study options - whether you're looking for professional or personal growth. Hundreds of courses are available online and on-campus to fit today's busy lifestyles. In addition we feature part-time programs of study which give you the flexibility to pursue your dreams at your own pace.

Our instructors come from business and industry with up-to-date, on the ground experience and a love for teaching. From experts in the Food and Wine industry to specialists in the Trades and Technology industry, NC instructors have the experience to give you the skills you need to be successful.

This website offers a complete list of courses and programs that will lead to new adventures, new journeys and new dreams.


Courses

Part-Time Studies offers courses in over 10 interest areas. Multiple class options are available, allowing you to choose the date and time method that works for you. Our course finder makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. Registration can be completed online through our secure shopping cart, or by phone, fax, mail or in person.

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Programs

Part-Time Studies offers part-time programs of study, which provide flexibility for learners with busy schedules! These part-time programs award a Statement of Completion to graduates. Students have up to 5 years to successfully complete all of the courses that are part of their chosen program of study (unless otherwise stated).

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Teaching motorcycle training since 1983.

Our Motorcycle Programs have trained over 7,000 students about how to safely enjoy, operate, and ride motorcycles.

Using the Canada Safety Council’s (CSC) “Gearing Up” Curriculum, Niagara College has conducted our “Basic Rider” training course since 1983. Our programs combine highly-experienced instructors with top-notch training resources to deliver solid safety practices and riding skills to riders of all ages.

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Online Learning Options

OntarioLearn
OntarioLearn

Part-Time Studies offers online programs and courses as a host college through the OntarioLearn system.

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ed2go
ed2go

Need skills quickly? Check out ed2go. These 6 week (24 hour total) general interest courses are led by expert instructors, and are conveniently delivered in the comfort of your own home!

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The Niagara on the Lake vineyard in autumn

Tap into our food, wine and beer expertise!

Expert Edge

Offered through Niagara College's Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI), Expert Edge provides programming through professors and specialists, delivered as one-time events or part-time instruction in a series (certification may be available); and is organized into three sections: professional development, corporate team building, and enthusiast events. Expert Edge transforms the traditional sharing of knowledge from the full-time classroom into a whole world of possibilities: educating, empowering, and enriching participants lives.

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  • Many learning options

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    More than 300 flexible, professional and personal growth courses offered a wide range of study areas, including online courses. Convenient evening and weekend hours are available.

  • Professional instructors

    A motorcycle class instructor speaks to a student on his motorcycle

    Our instructors come from business and industry with up to date, on the ground experience and a love for teaching.

  • Flexible start dates

    Transition of the seasons from winter to spring to fall

    We offer flexible start dates with three terms annually — Winter, Spring and Fall — as well as a variety of online monthly intake courses.

  • Learn close to home

    Niagara Falls

    Have a close-to-home learning experience at our campus locations central in the Niagara Region in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake.