Since opening its doors in 1965, Sault College has been an integral part of the community, contributing significantly to the educational, social and economic well being of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma Region residents and businesses.
Beginning in 2009 and through 2015, Sault College will experience the most ambitious campus redevelopment initiative in its history in order to continue to meet the needs of employers and provide students with a first class learning environment.
PHASE I: Main Entrance/Academic Wing (Completed, August 2011)
The new academic wing will consist of 75,000 square feet of multi-use learning spaces, capable of accommodating a variety of programs as future demand changes. Initially the new complex will support Aviation, Police & Justice Studies, Aboriginal Education, as well as Applied Research programs.
The new wing will also become Sault College’s main entrance, which will significantly enhance that important “first impression” to prospective students and their parents as well as improve our ability to recognize student achievement and donor support.
PHASE II: Student Health and Wellness Center
Sault College’s existing gymnasium and fitness facilities are original to the campus and do not serve the current and projected demands of students and faculty. As a result, Sault College is disadvantaged academically as well as from a recruiting standpoint relative to other institutions.
The proposed Student Health & Wellness Centre will involve the construction of a 40,000 square foot facility, consisting of academic labs, fitness rooms, meeting space and a gymnasium to better accommodate varsity sports.
PHASE III: School of Health Science
A significant health care presence is developing on our campus with the addition of the new Algoma Public Health building, the Nurse Practitioners Clinic as well as the new Extendicare long term care facility. This will create stimulating educational opportunities for our students along with exciting partnership opportunities for our college community.
In order to capitalize on these synergies and to accommodate future demand for our Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Promotion and Community Service programs, Sault College will need to expand and modernize the existing facilities as well as introduce new technologies and simulation labs.
PHASE IV: Institute for Energy & Environmental Studies, Technology & Skill Trades
Sault College is ideally situated to take a leadership role in training related to energy and the environment. Also, for more than 35 years, the College has provided technician/technology level learning to students in areas such as mechanical, electrical and civil engineering as well as trade and apprenticeship education in a number of disciplines.
Unfortunately our competitive advantage is deteriorating due to outdated facilities which require major refurbishment. In order to meet the employment demand for the new economy and the anticipated shortage of skilled trade’s people, significant capital investment is needed.