About Conestoga College
The Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology was founded in 1967, one of several such institutions established by the Ontario government at the time to grant diplomas and certificates in career-related, skills-oriented programs. As the government expanded the school’s scope, namely to award degrees in technology-based fields, it was renamed in 2002.
It has grown its offerings over time, including a Master of Business Administration degree in conjunction with the University of Windsor. A new nursing program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) degree is now available at the College. Accepted students in Conestoga’s Nursing Program study for the entire four years at the Doon Campus in Kitchener. McMaster University will award a degree to the program’s graduates.
Beginning in August 2003, two new programs were initiated, the first of which would offer students a degree entirely through the college. The B.Eng. Mechanical Systems Engineering program, which is completely accredited by Engineers Canada, and the B.A.Tech Architecture – Project and Facility Management programs are the two programs.
In 2005, the School of Health Sciences, Community Services, and Biotechnology launched a new Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences degree in Health Informatics Management. The college paid nearly $6 million for the former University Heights High School in Waterloo in 2006 and moved its Waterloo campus there later that year. A third B.A. Tech in Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technology degree program was added in 2007, with the goal of designing and manufacturing embedded system hardware and software.