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Program-specific fees

Depending on your program, some additional fees may apply to cover your course materials, technology, uniforms or other costs that are associated with your field of study.

2020-21 program-specific fees

2021-22 program-specific fees

Technology requirements during remote delivery

With remote delivery during COVID-19, Georgian has outlined some at-home technology requirements to complete your courses online.

Co-op and lab fees

Co-op fees

For programs with Co-op placements, additional fees apply. These fees cover a portion of the costs related to the administration and services of co-operative education programs. Payment of this fee does not guarantee employment.

Other program and course fees

Some programs and courses will incur costs above standard tuition and ancillary fees including fees associated with field trips, program materials, OntarioLearn fees, and equipment and clothing retained by students.

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Program fee details

By academic area:


Automotive Business

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To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Computer specifications

These are minimum specifications.

Basic

  • Core i3 or Ryzen 3 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10

Better

  • Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10

Best

  • Intel Core i7 or Ryzen 7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 500GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video with 2GB of video memory)
  • Wireless 802.11ac

Mac

  • A Windows-based computer may serve your general educational purposes better at Georgian College.
  • Mac computers are a program-specific, unique requirement in some college programs.
  • MAC computers are NOT recommended for students in the Office Administration programs or Paralegal program.

Chromebook

  • Chromebooks are not recommended for students in business programs at Georgian College.

Additional computer specification information

You may also consider the following technology specifications:

  • Built-in ethernet port
  • USB C port
  • Two-year warranty
  • Four hours of battery life
  • Nvidia-based dedicated graphics card

External USB hard drive for local backup

Internet connection

An internet connection with 30 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up or greater is recommended.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • MS Project and MS Access
    • MS Project and Access require an additional student paid subscription or license

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Automotive Business (AUBU)Georgian College Chevron

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Computer specifications

These are minimum specifications.

Basic

  • Core i3 or Ryzen 3 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10

Better

  • Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10

Best

  • Intel Core i7 or Ryzen 7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 500GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video with 2GB of video memory)
  • Wireless 802.11ac

Mac

  • A Windows-based computer may serve your general educational purposes better at Georgian College.
  • Mac computers are a program-specific, unique requirement in some college programs.
  • MAC computers are NOT recommended for students in the Office Administration programs or Paralegal program.

Chromebook

  • Chromebooks are not recommended for students in business programs at Georgian College.

Additional computer specification information

You may also consider the following technology specifications:

  • Built-in ethernet port
  • USB C port
  • Two-year warranty
  • Four hours of battery life
  • Nvidia-based dedicated graphics card

External USB hard drive for local backup

Internet connection

An internet connection with 30 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up or greater is recommended.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • MS Project and MS Access
    • MS Project and Access require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • CDK
    • CDK unavailable through Apps Anywhere; course professor to provide students with direction
  • Electude
    • $75 per student, semester one only

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Business and Management

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To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Computer specifications

These are minimum specifications.

Basic

  • Core i3 or Ryzen 3 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10

Better

  • Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10

Best

  • Intel Core i7 or Ryzen 7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 500GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video with 2GB of video memory)
  • Wireless 802.11ac

Mac

  • A Windows-based computer may serve your general educational purposes better at Georgian College.
  • Mac computers are a program-specific, unique requirement in some college programs.
  • MAC computers are NOT recommended for students in the Office Administration programs or Paralegal program.

Chromebook

  • Chromebooks are not recommended for students in business programs at Georgian College.

Additional computer specification information

You may also consider the following technology specifications:

  • Built-in ethernet port
  • USB C port
  • Two-year warranty
  • Four hours of battery life
  • Nvidia-based dedicated graphics card

External USB hard drive for local backup

Internet connection

An internet connection with 30 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up or greater is recommended.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

Please look for your program name in the accordions below for more information on specific software and technology requirements.

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Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign (Creative Suites online one-year subscription)
    • $25.99/month x 12 months = $311.88 per student (see Creative Cloud plans and pricing on Adobe.com/ca)

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • All Adobe products are available via a monthly subscription license fee (estimated at $40/month)
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

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Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Flightlab

Flightlab (AVIA1002) introduces the practical aspects of flight from the cockpit of an aircraft thereby enhancing the theoretical portion of our three-year Aviation Management diploma program. The course consists of six hours of in-flight instruction in a four-seat aircraft (along with three other students and your pilot) as well as two hours of ground briefing.

Flightlab will run concurrently with Aviation Orientation (AVIA1000) in Semester one. Aviation Orientation is the theory component of FLIGHTLAB. Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • explain aircraft documentation and identify aircraft pre-flight procedures;
  • describe weather factors relating to flight safety procedures;
  • outline various air maneuvers and emergency procedures;
  • explain basic instrument navigation techniques;
  • associate weight and balance calculations with aircraft performance calculations;
  • explain VOR and ADF tracking; and
  • verbally demonstrate aircraft handling procedures.

Advanced Flightlab (AVIA2001) continues and enhances the principles introduced in Flightlab. It applies VFR navigation theory of the program through cross-country flight and reinforces navigation and navigation aid concepts from the cockpit of an aircraft. The course consists of five hours of in-flight instruction (along with three other students and your pilot) as well as two hours of ground briefing. Advanced Flightlab will run concurrently with Navigation and Navigation Aids (AVIA2002) in semester four. Navigation and Navigation Aids is the theory component of Advanced Flightlab. Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • prepare VFR cross country flights;
  • participate in a VFR cross country flight;
  • participate in an IFR cross country flight; and
  • explain the operation of instruments used in IFR navigation.

After completing both FLIGHTLAB and Advanced FLIGHTLAB, students will have received a total of four hours of ground training and 11 hours of in-flight training. The in-flight training in both courses will be with three other students, plus the pilot, in a four-seat aircraft. The combined 11 hours of in-flight training is designed to enhance training in a cockpit environment at a significantly reduced cost than that of a student obtaining this level of training privately.

Your cost

The cost of FLIGHTLAB is $610 and includes flight and ground transportation. This cost is included in your total first-year fees which are due in June. The cost for Advanced FLIGHTLAB is estimated at $610 and will be due at the same time as your semester four fees (due in March – price subject to change without notice).

If you currently have a PPL, commercial pilot’s licence or have completed more than 22.5 hours of flight time toward your PPL, you may apply for an exemption from FLIGHTLAB and Advanced FLIGHTLAB. In addition, if you have passed the Transport Canada ground school test, you may apply for an exemption from Aviation Orientation. Exemptions will be granted on an individual basis. Please contact the Aviation Management co-ordinator at 705.728.1968, ext. 1419 for more details.

Ground transportation

Transportation to the airport from the college is included in the FLIGHTLAB and Advanced FLIGHTLAB fees. There will be no weekend flying required unless weather conditions dictate a change in the established flight timetables.

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Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • MS Project and MS Access
    • MS Project and Access require an additional student paid subscription or license

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Bookkeeping (BOKP)Georgian College Chevron

Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • OFAD 2021 – QuickBooks
  • FNCE 2002 – ProFile
    • Available through Apps Anywhere

Notes:

  • Course specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Business, Business Administration and Business Fundamentals (BUSN/BUSG/BADM/BSFN)Georgian College Chevron

Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • MS Project and MS Access
    • MS Project and Access require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Power BI
  • Visual Studio Code (Community Version)

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Business – Accounting (BACN/BACT)Georgian College Chevron

Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • FNCE 2002 – ProFile
  • ACCT 1014 – QuickBooks and Sage50

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Business – Marketing (BMKN/BMKT)Georgian College Chevron

Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign (Creative Suites online one-year subscription)
    • $25.99/month x 12 months = $311.88 per student (see Creative Cloud plans and pricing on Adobe.com/ca)

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • All Adobe products are available via a monthly subscription license fee (estimated at $40/month)
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

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Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • FNCE 2002 – ProFile
  • ACCT 1014 – QuickBooks and Sage50

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Business Administration – Human Resource Management and Human Resources Management (BAHR/HRMN)Georgian College Chevron

Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • MS Project and MS Access
    • MS Project and Access require an additional student paid subscription or license

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Law Clerk (LCLR)Georgian College Chevron

Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • MS Project and MS Access
    • MS Project and Access require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • InForm (Infoware Inc.)

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

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Computer specifications

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the hardware specifications outlined in the above accordion titled All Business and Management programs.

Software and technology requirements with estimated costs

  • Please note: Mac Computers are not suitable for this program
  • Microsoft Office 365
    • Available through Apps Anywhere
  • MS Project and MS Access
    • MS Project and Access require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Soluno

Notes:

  • Course-specific licenses will be listed in your course syllabus and will require an additional student paid subscription or license
  • Microsoft product licenses (Office 365) are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost to students through Apps Anywhere (Exception: MS project and MS access requires an additional student subscription)

This information is subject to change. Please confirm requirements with your program co-ordinator prior to making any purchases.

Community Safety

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Fitness uniforms

Students are required to wear approved uniforms in all physical fitness classes. This is to ensure that safety and uniform standards are met in the course delivery.

Students are required to have their complete uniforms for the second week of fitness classes.

Fitness uniforms can be purchased online. Please read and follow instructions on the website carefully, which includes detailed uniform requirements, sizing charts and credit card payment methods.

Sizing samples are available at Georgian Stores on campus to ensure correct sizing. Additional instructions will be provided to help you place your order online. The uniform package will be shipped to your campus bookstore.

The packages are sold as a kit to ensure competitive pricing from our suppliers. All sales are FINAL. Please ensure you have carefully reviewed your order and sizes before finalizing your order.

Questions?

  • Amy Lagacy, Program Assistant
  • Melanie Marchand, Honours Bachelor of Police Studies
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Books, uniforms, personal protective equipment and supplies

As a requirement of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program, students will need to purchase course materials. This includes books, uniforms, personal protective equipment and supplies.

All uniforms and equipment requirements may be purchased on campus through Bear Essentials (excluding exceptions listed below) once the requirement list becomes available through your course registration process.

Note, some items will be purchased through Bear Essentials, however require an outside agency to perform sizing. The program coordinator will arrange the sizing within the first week of classes. After sizing is complete, the purchase can be made through Bear Essentials.

Items purchased through Bear Essentials:

  • books
  • Firefighter Station Uniform:
    • note: Sizing for the uniform will take place during orientation – this cannot be purchased before the program starts
  • Personal Protective Equipment – equipment includes:
    • firefighter boots
    • gloves
    • balaclava
    • helmet
    • self-contained breathing apparatus mask
    • note: sizing for equipment will take place during orientation – this cannot be purchased before the program starts
  • Georgian Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training t-shirts
    • t-shirts are available and regularly stocked for purchase through Bear Essentials at any time
    • students are required to purchase at least one (1) t-shirt

The use, maintenance and cleaning of the firefighter protective clothing (bunker pants and coat) and the self-contained breathing apparatus mask fit testing are included in the ancillary fees.

The following items are NOT available through Bear Essentials:

  • uniform boots: this is a very personal choice with regard to comfort and financial resources – there are three boot requirements
    • must be black
    • must be CSA-approved (identified by a visible green triangle on the body of the boot)
    • must be above the ankle to help stabilize you for lifting requirements
  • Office of the Fire Marshal Provincial Testing Fee: upon successful completion of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program, students are eligible to write the following standardized exams:
    • NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1
    • NFPA 1001 Firefighter 2
    • NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness Level
    • NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations Level
  •  fee for this testing is approximately $150 and will be paid at the end of the program

All required textbooks, equipment and prices (except uniform boots and OFM testing fee) will be visible on your book list when you are prompted by the Registrar’s Office to register for your classes.

All uniform and personal protective equipment pieces must be paid in full at the time you place your order with Bear Essentials. The chart below breaks down the approximate cost for equipment and supplies:

Required equipmentApproximate fee
Personal Protective Equipment (includes helmet, gloves, balaclava, boots, mask)$1,500
Firefighter Station Uniform$125
Georgian Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training t-Shirts$14

Computer Studies

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To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Hardware

  • Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 8GB of memory (16 GB recommended)
  • 250 GB hard drive

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Recent Windows OS (*or Bootcamped Mac with recent Windows OS)

Software

  • All program software will be installed in class.

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

Computer Programmer and Computer Programmer Analyst (CMPG/CMPA)Georgian College Chevron

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Hardware

  • Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 8GB of memory (16GB recommended)
  • 250GB hard drive (SSD recommended)

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

Computer Systems Technician – Networking and Information Systems Security (CSTN/INSS)Georgian College Chevron

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Hardware

  • Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 12GB of memory (16GB recommended)
  • 250GB hard drive (SSD recommended)

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

Interactive Media Design – Web (IMDW)Georgian College Chevron

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Hardware ($800 to $1,200)

  • Intel i3 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 4GB of memory
  • 250GB hard drive

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Microsoft Windows (version 7 or later) or Apple OS X (version 10.7 or later)*

Software ($800)

  • Adobe Photoshop**
  • Adobe Illustrator**
  • Adobe Dreamweaver**
  • Adobe Flash**
  • Microsoft Office***
  • Microsoft Visual
  • Studio***

Total estimated cost: $1,600 to $2,000

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

*Mac users will need to be have Microsoft Windows installed either as a disk partition or using a third-party virtualization software package

**All Adobe products are available via a monthly subscription licence fee (estimated at $40 per month)

***Microsoft product licences are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost

Questions?

  • Scott McCrindle, Co-ordinator

Design and Visual Arts

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Protective footwear

If you are enrolled in any of the programs listed below, you will be required to wear protective footwear to prevent injury when working in some of the labs:

  • Art and Design Fundamentals
  • Fine Arts
  • Goldsmithing and Silversmithing
  • Interior Design – first year only
  • Jewellery and Metals

The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear.  There are two levels of protection: green triangle and yellow triangle. Green triangle provides better protection and is more common, therefore is the preferred footwear.

Marking
Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).
Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)

Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles. However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please contact your program co-ordinator.

This information is subject to ongoing review and change.

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Protective footwear

If you are enrolled in any of the programs listed below, you will be required to wear protective footwear to prevent injury when working in some of the labs:

  • Art and Design Fundamentals
  • Fine Arts
  • Goldsmithing and Silversmithing
  • Interior Design – first year only
  • Jewellery and Metals

The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear.  There are two levels of protection: green triangle and yellow triangle. Green triangle provides better protection and is more common, therefore is the preferred footwear.

Marking
Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).
Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)

Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles. However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please contact your program co-ordinator.

This information is subject to ongoing review and change.

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Protective footwear

If you are enrolled in any of the programs listed below, you will be required to wear protective footwear to prevent injury when working in some of the labs:

  • Art and Design Fundamentals
  • Fine Arts
  • Goldsmithing and Silversmithing
  • Interior Design – first year only
  • Jewellery and Metals

The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear.  There are two levels of protection: green triangle and yellow triangle. Green triangle provides better protection and is more common, therefore is the preferred footwear.

Marking
Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).
Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)

Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles. However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please contact your program co-ordinator.

This information is subject to ongoing review and change.

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To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit only)
    • Please note, Mac computers are not recommended to successfully run AutoCAD and other design software used during this program.

Hardware

  • 2.5 to 2.9 GHz processor (3+ GHz recommended)
  • 8 GB memory (16 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant display card (4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant recommended)
  • 6 GB disk space
  • 1920 x 1080 minimum display resolution
  • Pointing device

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

Protective footwear

If you are enrolled in any of the programs listed below, you will be required to wear protective footwear to prevent injury when working in some of the labs:

  • Art and Design Fundamentals
  • Fine Arts
  • Goldsmithing and Silversmithing
  • Interior Design – first year only
  • Jewellery and Metals

The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear.  There are two levels of protection: green triangle and yellow triangle. Green triangle provides better protection and is more common, therefore is the preferred footwear.

Marking
Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).
Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)

Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles. However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please contact your program co-ordinator.

This information is subject to ongoing review and change.

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Protective footwear

If you are enrolled in any of the programs listed below, you will be required to wear protective footwear to prevent injury when working in some of the labs:

  • Art and Design Fundamentals
  • Fine Arts
  • Goldsmithing and Silversmithing
  • Interior Design – first year only
  • Jewellery and Metals

The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear.  There are two levels of protection: green triangle and yellow triangle. Green triangle provides better protection and is more common, therefore is the preferred footwear.

Marking
Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).
Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)

Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles. However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please contact your program co-ordinator.

This information is subject to ongoing review and change.

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To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • PC: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1
  • MAC: Apple Macintosh using Bootcamp
    • Please note, Mac computers are not recommended to successfully run Design 2020 software used during this program.

Hardware

  • i7 – 8th generation (Quad Core) processor or AMD Ryzen7 models
  • 16 GB RAM
  • SSD with 20 GB free disk space for installation
  • DirectX 11 compatible dedicated video card (such as GTX1080)
  • DVD-ROM (optional; required to install 2020 Design Live and catalogs when internet access is not available)
  • Notes:
    • Pointing device: two-button scroll mouse
    • High-speed internet connection for updates and 2020 Cloud usage
    • Running 2020 Design Live Version in a virtual environment such as VMware or Parallels will impact rendering performance.

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Note: In addition to the requirements outline below, please also refer to the at-home technology requirements for the Photography program.

Equipment needs

Week oneWeek eightOptional
DSLR or mirrorless camera
Durable tripod
Light meter
External hard drive
Memory card reader
Two (2) camera batteries
Equipment bag
Tether cable
Two (2) transceivers
External camera flash
Rechargeable AA batteries
Paid Adobe CC subscription
Personal computer/laptop
Light meter

Estimated costs

Item(s)GoodBetterBest
Camera/lens$1,100$2,095$3,350
Flash$443$443$662
Equipment$557$563$895
Accessories$565$565$615
Printing/presentation$250 per year$250 per year$250 per year
Total$2,915$3,961$5,772

Camera

Choose one DSLR or mirrorless camera

Type/brandGoodBetterBest
DSLR cameras
CanonT7i w/ 18-55mm IS Lens ($1,150)90D w/ 18-135mm IS Lens ($2,000)6D MKII w/ 24-105mm L Lens ($3,000)
NikonD5600 w/ 18-55mm VR Lens ($1,050)D7500 w/ 18-140mm VR Lens ($2,100)D780 w/ 24-120mm VR Lens ($3,700)
Mirrorless cameras
SonyA7 III w/ 28-70mm Lens ($2,800)A7 III w/ 28-70mm Lens ($2,800)A7R III w/ 28-70mm Lens ($4,530)
FujiX-T4 w/ 16-80mm OIS Lens ($2,970)X-T4 w/ 16-80mm OIS Lens ($2,970)X-T4 w/ 16-80mm OIS Lens ($2,970)
CanonCanon M5 w/ 15-45mm Lens ($1,400)Canon M5 w/ 15-45mm Lens ($1,400)Canon R w/ 24-105mm Lens ($2,700)
NikonNikon Z50 w/ 16-50mm Lens ($1,300)Nikon Z50 w/ 16-50mm Lens ($1,300)Nikon Z6 w/ 24-70mm Lens ($3,200)
*Suggested camera makes/models are guaranteed to work with software and equipment provided on campus; other makes/models might have unforeseen limitations with studio software and equipment.

Flashes

Choose one for your camera brand

External flashesBetterBest
CanonN/A600-EX II RT ($600)
NikonSB-700 ($450)SB-5000 ($770)
SonyHVL-F45 ($550)HVL-F60 ($730)
FujiEF-42 ($330)EF-X500 ($550)

Equipment

Choose one from each item

Item(s)GoodBetterBest
TripodManfrotto 290 Xtra w/ MH804-3W Pan Head ($270)Manfrotto 290 Xtra w/ MH804-3W Pan Head ($270)Manfrotto MK190XP33W w/ MHXPRO Head ($490)
TransceiversPocketwizard Plus X Transceiver two-pack ($250)Pocketwizard Plus X Transceiver two-pack ($250)Pocketwizard Plus III Trigger/Transceiver (x2) ($360)
Tether cablesCanon T7iCanon 90DCanon 6D MK II
Tether toolsTetherPro USB 2.0 to Mini-B 5-Pin 15’ ($37)TetherPro USB 2.0 to Mini-B 5-Pin ($49)TetherPro USB 2.0 to Mini-B 5-Pin 15’ ($37)
Tether cablesNikon D5600Nikon D7500Nikon D750
Tether toolsTetherPro USB 2.0 to Micro-B 5-Pin 15’ ($37)TetherPro USB 2.0 to Micro-B 5-Pin 15’ ($37)TetherPro USB 2.0 to Mini-B 8-Pin 15’ ($49)
Tether cablesSony A7 IIISony A7 IIISony A7R III
Tether toolsTetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C 15’ ($49)TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C 15’ ($49)TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C 15’ ($49)
Tether cablesFuji X-T4Fuji X-T4Fuji X-T4
Tether toolsTetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C 15’ ($49)TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C 15’ ($49)TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C 15’ ($49)
Tether cablesCanon M50Canon M50Canon R
Tether toolsTetherPro USB 2.0 to Micro-B 5-Pin 15’ ($37)TetherPro USB 2.0 to Micro-B 5-Pin 15’ ($37)15′ ($65)TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C ($49)
Tether cablesNikon Z50Nikon Z50Nikon Z6
Tether toolsTetherPro USB 2.0 to Micro-B 5-Pin 15’ ($37)TetherPro USB 2.0 to Micro-B 5-Pin 15’ ($37)TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C ($49)

Accessories

You will need ALL of the following items

Item(s)NotesQuantity
Equipment Bag ($150)Choose a bag that accommodates all of your equipment/supplies with some room to grow – backpack styles are ideal1
Camera batteries ($150)Specific to your camera brand AND model2
Memory cards ($100)16GB or larger capacity – specific to your camera (SD or CF) – SanDisk and Lexar are reputable brands2
Card reader ($35)Multi-card OR specific to your memory card – SanDisk, Lexar or Delkin are reputable brands1
Rechargeable AA batteries and charger ($30)Panasonic ‘Eneloop’ OR Energizer ‘Recharge’ or Ikea Ladda 2450 are reputable brands4+
External hard drive(s) ($100-150)AC Powered 2TB ($100) or 4TB ($150)1

Health, Wellness and Sciences

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Books, uniforms, equipment and supplies

As a requirement of the paramedic programs, students will need to purchase course materials before starting classes. This includes books, uniforms, equipment and supplies.

All uniform and equipment requirements may be purchased on campus through Bear Essentials (excluding the exceptions listed below) once the requirement list becomes available through your course registration process.

Two items NOT available through Bear Essentials are:

  • Electronic devices – it is recommended that students possess a portable electronic Apple IOS or Android device (minimum 32G). These devices will be used for multiple purposes throughout your time with us. In keeping with our green initiatives, all documentation related to program placements (hospital and preceptorships) will be completed using an electronic documentation platform. Since the documentation may be completed while onsite, we recommend a device which can be kept on your person at all times. More information related to the documentation software we have adopted for the program will be available at orientation.
  • Your uniform boots:
    • this is a very personal choice with regard to comfort and financial resources – there are two boot requirements
    • they must be black
    • they must be CSA-approved – CSA-approved equipment is identified by a visible green triangle on the body of the foot

We recommend an above the ankle boot – they help stabilize you for lifting requirements.

All required items and prices (with the exception of boots) will be visible on your book list when you are prompted by the Registrar’s Office to register for your classes.

Uniform samples are available for fitting purposes in the Barrie Bear Essentials Store at the Barrie campus so please feel free to visit the store once you have your book list. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

All uniform pieces and equipment must be paid for in full at the time you place your order with Bear Essentials.

NOTE: The approximate cost of uniforms and equipment purchased through Bear Essentials is $800 (subject to change). This does NOT include books, boots and the iPad mini.

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Semester one fees

  • Uniform: $200
  • Student kit: $200

Semester three fees

  • Make-up kit: $500

Note, the Esthetician program has a strict “no jewellery” policy and a uniform requirement for all labs and clinics.

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Tool kit

Students will learn to design, fabricate, fit and adjust complete and partial dentures for community clients at Georgian’s Oral Health Clinic located in the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences. Students are required to purchase a tool kit at the start of the program to support the fabrication and adjustment of dentures at an additional cost.

Tool kits are available directly through two suppliers and may be purchased during the first week of classes. The items in the tool kit are those which denturists will use in their practice, however they are available at a large discount to our students as they begin the program.

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Books, uniforms, equipment and supplies

As a requirement of the paramedic programs, students will need to purchase course materials before starting classes. This includes books, uniforms, equipment and supplies.

All uniform and equipment requirements may be purchased on campus through Bear Essentials (excluding the exceptions listed below) once the requirement list becomes available through your course registration process.

Two items not available through Bear Essentials are:

  • electronic devices – it is recommended that students possess a portable electronic Apple IOS or android device (minimum 32GB)
    • this device will be used for multiple purposes throughout your time with us
    • in keeping with our green initiatives, all documentation related to program placements (hospital and preceptorships) will be completed using an electronic documentation platform
    • since the documentation may be completed while onsite, we recommend a device which can be kept on your person at all times
    • more information related to the documentation software we have adopted for the program will be available at orientation.
  • your uniform boots:
    • this a very personal choice with regard to comfort and financial resources – there are two boot requirements:
    • must be black
    • must be CSA-approved – CSA-approved equipment is identified by a visible green triangle on the body of the foot

We recommend an above the ankle boot – they help stabilize you for lifting requirements.

All required items and prices (with the exception of boots) will be visible on your book list when you are prompted by the Registrar’s Office to register for your classes.

Uniform samples are available for fitting purposes in the Barrie Bear Essentials Store at the Barrie Campus. Please feel free to visit the store once you have your book list. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

All uniform pieces and equipment must be paid for in full at the time you place your order with Bear Essentials.

NOTE: The approximate cost of uniforms and equipment purchased through Bear Essentials is $800 (subject to change). This does NOT include books, boots and the iPad mini.

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

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Baking uniform requirements

The baking uniform has been designed and selected to work in accordance with program curriculum and is required in all practical laboratories for the Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program.

Note: All Baking students are required to wear their complete uniforms starting the first week of classes – Week 1 – in all practical labs.

  • pron: Travail bib blue (2)
  • jacket:
    • Julius chef – male (2)
    • Julia chef – female (2) 
  • pants: Funandoc blue white stripes (1)
  • towels: Mineur (3)
  • BAKE Cap: “La Coppola Storta” (1)
  • name tag – embroidery (2)*
  • appropriate footwear (1)**

*Students’ name embroidered on chef jacket at time of purchase.

**Safety shoes are not included or sold as part of the uniform kit; however, they are required for use in all practical labs – see below for more information.

Students may order their baking uniform online at http://www.clickauniform.com/.

Please read and follow the instructions on the website carefully. The website includes detailed uniform requirements, sizing charts and payment methods. The uniform package will be shipped directly to your home.

Uniforms and uniform pieces may also be purchased at:

  • The Uniform Store, 21 Commerce Park Dr., Unit A, Barrie ON L4N 8X1
  • phone: 705.721.4313 or toll-free 1.800.387.0641
  • fax: 705.990.0363
  • email: sales@theuniformstoreonline.com

Safety shoe requirements

Food industry safety shoes required in all practical laboratories for the Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program and must meet the following criteria:

  • black shoes with slip-resistant soles
  • stitching in the shoes should be oil-resistant
  • shoes must be made of a material that will prevent puncture from a dropped knife
  • material must also be easily cleaned and sanitized and prevent the accumulation of soil that can support the growth of pathogens
  • shoes must have closed toes and provide arch support

There are many safety companies and manufacturers whose footwear meets the above criteria at a reasonable cost. Please note that if you choose a clog-style shoe, it must be designed for the professional kitchen environment (Crocs are not acceptable).

If you need to discuss this or want further clarification with elements of the uniform requirements, please contact your professor or program co-ordinator.

Tool kit requirements

Tool kits have been designed to work in accordance with program curriculum and required in all practical laboratories for the Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program.

Students may order baking tool kits online at a cost of $350 (CDN).

Please read and follow the instructions on the website carefully. If you require further assistance when placing your order, please contact Mike Byrne, Sales Consultant, Canada Cutlery Inc. at 1.800.698.8277.

Note: All Baking students are required to use tool kits starting the first week of classes – Week 1 – in all practical labs.

If you need to discuss or want further clarification with the elements of the tool kit requirements, please contact your professor or program co-ordinator:

  • Anthony Borgo, RSE, CCC, CBS, Program Co-ordinator, Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program and Professor, Culinary and Cook Apprenticeship programs, Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

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Tool and uniform requirements for culinary labs

Students are required to wear approved uniforms in all culinary labs. This is to ensure that sanitation, safety and brand standards are met in the course delivery.

Culinary students are required to have their complete uniforms for the first week of classes, Week 1, in all practical labs.

Uniforms can be purchased online at The Uniform Store or by calling 1. 800.387.0641 (toll-free) or 705.721.4313. You will see the detailed uniform requirement, sizing charts and payment methods. The uniform package will be shipped to your home. The package is sold as a kit to ensure competitive pricing from our suppliers.

If you live in the Barrie area, you may purchase uniforms at 21 Commerce Park Dr., Unit D, Barrie ON

Safety shoe requirements

Safety shoes are not included in uniform kits but are required for labs.

  • black shoes with slip-resistant soles
    • stitching in the shoes should be oil-resistant
    • shoes must be made of a material that will prevent puncture from a dropped knife
    • material must also be easily cleaned and sanitized and prevent the accumulation of soil that can support the growth of pathogens
    • shoes must have closed toes and provide arch support

There are many safety companies and manufacturers whose footwear meets these criteria for a reasonable cost. Please note that if you choose a clog-style shoe, it must be designed for the professional kitchen environment (Crocs are not acceptable).

Tool kits

The Culinary program tool kits are a course requirement for Culinary Management, Culinary Skills and Chef Training programs. Tool kits have been designed to work in accordance with program curriculum and are available for purchase through Canada Cutlery.

Please read and follow the instructions on the website carefully. If you do not have access to the internet, or you require further assistance in placing your order, please call Canada Cutlery at 1.800.698.8277.

Textbook requirements for labs

  • On Cooking – A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals, 6th Canadian Edition

Questions?

  • Phil Leach, Co-ordinator – Culinary programs
  • Anthony Bevan, CCC, Co-ordinator – Culinary programs

Marine Studies

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Aside from tuition, housing, and your personal expenses, there are some costs that Marine students incur:

Marine Emergency Duties (MED’s) are not included in your tuition but are required for co-op placement and to obtain a licence after graduation. The costs below are approximate prices and are subject to change.

Full-time student (cadet) rates

Year oneYear two
STCW Basic Safety: $975 approx. Proficiency in Survival Craft: $775 approx.
Marine Advanced First Aid: $395 approx.Advanced Fire Fighting: $1,060 approx.

These four courses combined would cost over $6200 approximately. if taken outside of the cadet programs!

The Marine Emergency Duty Training will be held in Owen Sound at various locations on campus and around the city.

Marine Security Training

All cadets will require training in marine security prior to first co-op placement. Course fee is approximately $95.

Marine Engineering Technology program

  • Coveralls – approximately $60
  • Propulsion Plant Simulator Exam Preparation and Exam $400
  • Optional 4th Class Exam Prep $300

Marine Technology – Navigation program

  • Chart Work Tools – approximately $50

Costs for both Marine Engineering Technology and Marine Technology – Navigation

  • Textbooks – $500 per year approx.
  • Parking – $160 per semester(optional/approx.)
  • Transport Canada Simulator exam – $60 approx.
  • Steel-toed boots – $125 approx.
  • Uniform – $100 approx.
  • Transport Canada Marine Medical – $125 approx.

Skilled Trades

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Required supplies and tools

Estimated expenses for incoming students – the following items will need to be purchased through the bookstore:

  • toolkit
  • colour kit
  • mannequins and stand

Approximate total: $2,500

This information is subject to ongoing review and change.

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Required hand tools

  • Good quality approved safety glasses and safety boots
  • ¼” drive BASIC ratchet set including standard and metric sockets
  • 3/8” drive BASIC ratchet set including standard and metric sockets
  • Combination wrench set 5/16” to 7/8”
  • Combination wrench set 6 mm to 20 mm
  • Soft-faced hammer (medium size)
  • Ball peen hammer (16 oz)
  • Pliers: Needle nose, slip joint and channel lock types
  • Wire stripper and connector/crimping tool (good quality)
  • Diagonal side cutters 6”
  • Feeler gauge set (flat)
  • Spark plug gapping tool
  • Screwdriver set (Philips, flat and Torx)
  • Punch set
  • 12” square
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Gasket scrapper
  • Digital multi meter (reasonable quality)
  • Hack saw (with spare blade)
  • Small flashlight
  • Toolbox (tote or drawer type) small with lock

All tools and toolboxes must be able to fit in a two-foot by two-foot storage cabinet.

Estimated tool kit costs: $500 and up

Suggested location to purchase tools: Canadian Tire

You will also be required to purchase a $125 parts/accessory kit per semester directly from Georgian.

Questions?

  • Rob Davidson, Co-ordinator
  • Kevin Janes, Faculty/Instructor

Technology requirements during remote delivery

With remote delivery of courses during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are additional at-home technology requirements Georgian recommends to complete your courses online.

Internet connection

An internet connection with 30 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up or greater is recommended.

Computer specifications

Please refer to the following program-specific computer specifications outlined below. Look for your program to see program-specific technology requirements. If you do not see your program listed, refer to the general technology specifications listed at the bottom of the page.

Note, requirements are subject to change.

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Revit 2020 system requirements

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Hardware

  • Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 8GB RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 1TB hard drive

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Recent Windows OS (or Bootcamped Mac with recent Windows OS)

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Hardware

  • 16GB recommended for running Civil 3D

GIS / CAD requirements

  • Processor: i5 or equivalent minimum; i7 or equivalent recommended
  • RAM: minimum 8GB
  • SSD or hard drive or combination: minimum 1TB
  • Video graphics card: 2GB of video RAM
  • External monitor port required
  • Full USB 3 port or faster
  • Windows 10
  • Wireless
  • Mac OS is not compatible

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Hardware

  • Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 8GB of memory (16GB recommended)
  • 250GB hard drive (SSD recommended)

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

Computer Systems Technician – Networking (CSTN)Georgian College Chevron

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Hardware

  • Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 12GB of memory (16GB recommended)
  • 250GB hard drive (SSD recommended)

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Hardware

  • Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor
  • 8GB of RAM or greater
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Additional ethernet port besides wireless; PLCs require a way to connect to them with a cable

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Windows 10

GIS / CAD requirements

  • Processor: i5 or equivalent minimum; i7 or equivalent recommended
  • RAM: minimum 8GB
  • SSD or hard drive or combination: minimum 1TB
  • Video graphics card: 2GB of video RAM
  • External monitor port required
  • Full USB 3 port or faster
  • Wireless
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS is not compatible

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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GIS / CAD requirements

  • Processor: i5 or equivalent minimum; i7 or equivalent recommended
  • RAM: minimum 8GB
  • SSD or hard drive or combination: minimum 1TB
  • Video graphics card: 2GB of video RAM
  • External monitor port required
  • Full USB 3 port or faster
  • Wireless
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS is not compatible

Additional requirements

  • Screen size: minimum 15″ screen; 17″ recommended
  • Hard drive: minimum 500GB
  • Dedicated video card is strongly recommended
  • External portal for another monitor is strongly recommended
  • Mac architecture not recommended; Mac users must install Parallels and Windows software which can cost approximately $250 and may not always work

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Hardware

  • Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor
  • 8GB of RAM or greater
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Dedicated video card

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Windows 10

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Software

In the Graphic Design (GRDE) and Graphic Design Production (GRDP) programs, you will be using Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC) software daily and will be required to purchase your own subscription. Find out more about educational pricing for your Adobe CC software subscription.

Hardware

While Graphic Design programs normally take place on Mac computers, Adobe CC software operates on both Mac- and Windows-based platforms. Adobe CC software is resource intensive and requires more than entry-level hardware to operate efficiently.

Below are some recommended computer configurations:

Recommended Mac configurations

  • Mac 16-inch laptop 
    • 16-inch MacBook Pro 
    • 2.6GHz 6-core processor
    • 512 GB storage
    • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 
  • Mac 13-inch laptop*
    • 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor 
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz 
    • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 
    • 16 GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory 
    • 512 GB SSD storage
    • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone 
    • Magic keyboard 
    • Touch bar and Touch ID  
    • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports 

*Note, screen size can be rather small for some applications.

Recommended Windows PC configurations

  • Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor 
  • 16 GB of RAM 
  • 500 GB SSD disk 
  • 1 full size USB port 
  • High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video with 2 GB of video memory) 
  • Wireless 802.11ac 
  • Windows 10 
  • Recommend a 15-inch or larger display 

Approximate cost: Starting at $1,850 plus taxes 


Whether buying a Mac or Windows computer, always ask for educational pricing. Learn more about educational pricing from Apple.

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Hardware

  • Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor
  • 8GB of RAM or greater
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Dedicated video card

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Windows 10

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

Hardware ($800 to $1,200)

  • Intel i3 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 4GB of memory
  • 250GB hard drive

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Microsoft Windows (version 7 or later) or Apple OS X (version 10.7 or later)*

Software ($800)

  • Adobe Photoshop**
  • Adobe Illustrator**
  • Adobe Dreamweaver**
  • Adobe Flash**
  • Microsoft Office***
  • Microsoft Visual
  • Studio***

Total estimated cost: $1,600 to $2,000

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

*Mac users will need to be have Microsoft Windows installed either as a disk partition or using a third-party virtualization software package

**All Adobe products are available via a monthly subscription licence fee (estimated at $40/month)

***Microsoft product licences are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost

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Hardware

  • Ethernet port besides wireless; PLCs require a way to connect to them with a cable

SOLIDWORKS systems requirements

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Mastercam system requirements

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Hardware

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (Mac architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

  • 8GB of memory or greater
  • 256GB of disk space
  • Capable of running OSX version 10.15 (Catalina) or better

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

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Software requirements

Students will need to purchase their own license for Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC). Although we are planning to offer some remote and onsite access to this software via the downtown labs, lab times available may be limited during peak periods and there is a potential for onsite access to be restricted due to public health considerations or other disruptions.

Computer requirements

While lab-based instruction for the Photography program normally takes place on Mac computers, Adobe CC software operates on both Mac and Windows platforms, so students may choose to use either a Mac- or Windows-based desktop or laptop at home.

Adobe CC software is resource intensive and requires more than entry-level hardware to operate efficiently. Below are some recommended computer configurations for both Mac and Windows based desktops and laptops.

Additional storage recommendation

In addition to the basic computer requirements listed below, Photography students need to plan for additional hard drive storage as still image and video file sizes can be quite large. It is recommended that students have at least two 2TB hard drives: one for data storage and an additional hard drive for use as a backup. These are minimum requirements; two 4TB hard drives would be preferred.

Memory card access

All students in the Photography program will also require an appropriate memory card reader for the card used in their camera. While some computers will come with this built in, others will require a peripheral device that can be plugged into one of the ports on the computer. Please refer to your camera and computer documentation to determine these requirements.

External monitor for laptop

If using a laptop as a primary computer for photo editing, it is highly recommended to use an external monitor as this will make it easier for editing, as well as allow for enhanced colour management.

Recommended Mac configurations

21.5″ iMac desktop (minimum)

  • 21.5″ iMac (minimum)
  • 3.6GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 1TB internal storage
  • Retina 4K Display
    • 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor (Minimum)
    • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory (minimum)
    • 1TB Fusion hard drive (minimum) – 1TB SSD (preferred)
    • Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
    • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • Retina 4K 4096×2304 P3 display

Mac 16″ laptop and a 24” or larger external monitor

  • 16″ MacBook Pro
  • 2.6GHz 6-Core processor
  • 512 GB storage
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
    • 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
    • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
    • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
    • 512GB SSD storage
    • 16-inch Retina display with True Tone
    • Touch bar and touch ID
    • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

Mac 13″ laptop and a 24” or larger external monitor

  • 13″ MacBook Pro
  • Apple Silicon M1 chip w/8-core CPU ad 16 core neural engine
  • 16 GB unified memory
  • 512 GB SSD Storage

Recommended Windows configurations

Windows desktop PC or laptop specifications (laptop requires external monitor)

  • Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 500GB SSD disk
  • One full size USB port
  • High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video with 2GB of video memory)
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10
  • A display of 24″ or larger is recommended

External hard drives

External hard drives are essential as the amount of data that will be produces for still and video production will be large. Two external 4TB hard drives are recommended (one primary and one backup).

These hard drives should not be USB powered, but AC powered.


For more information, please email Terry Hrynyk, Program Coordinator.

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Hardware

  • Core i3 or Ryzen 3 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac

Operating system (included with hardware)

  • Windows 10

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

Other programs

Computer specifications

These are minimum specifications. Consult your program for any unique requirements.

Basic

  • Core i3 or Ryzen 3 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10

Better

  • Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor
  • 8GB or more of RAM
  • 250GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • Wireless 802.11ac
  • Windows 10

Best

  • Intel Core i7 or Ryzen 7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 500GB SSD disk
  • One full-size USB port
  • High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video with 2GB of video memory)
  • Wireless 802.11ac

Mac

  • A Windows-based computer may serve your general educational purposes better at Georgian College.

Note: Mac computers are a program-specific, unique requirement in some college programs.

Additional information

You may also consider the following technology specifications:

  • Built-in ethernet port
  • USB C port
  • Two-year warranty
  • Four hours of battery life
  • Nvidia-based dedicated graphics card
  • External USB hard drive for local backup