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Automotive paid co-op Careers Start Here! reputation unique programs www.thecai.ca more jobs than grads 99% Grad Placement Rate! If you love cars, have a passion for business and want a career in the automotive industry, consider attending the Canadian Automotive Institute (CAI) – the home of the only programs of their kind in Canada: the Bachelor of Applied Business– Automotive Management degree program, and the Business Administration– Automotive Marketing diploma program offered in both English and French. The Canadian Automotive Institute proudly boasts a 99 per cent job placement rate in the auto industry. What makes our grads industry-ready are the three paid co-op work terms. That equals one full year of work experience upon graduation! Graduates are prepared for virtually any position in the business side of the automotive industry. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Business Administration Automotive Marketing program and the Bachelor of Applied Business Automotive Management program ﬁnd career opportunities in the following automotive sectors: > Dealership > Corporate and Manufacturing Head Ofﬁce > Aftermarket > Fleet Leasing and Operations > Finance and Insurance > Marketing and Event Management > E-Commerce and Remarketing “These kids get it…these kids have gasoline ﬂowing through their veins…they’re enthusiastic and they love this business…many of them will be the leaders of this industry tomorrow.” Marc Comeau – VP Sales and Marketing GM Canada Why CAI at Georgian? Reputation The CAI was founded in 1985 by members of the Canadian automotive industry and Georgian College. The Canadian Automotive Institute has an unsurpassed reputation in the auto industry for providing the best education to its students. Start your education part-time online, or obtain your diploma in three years. Or get the best of both worlds and receive a bachelor degree in Automotive Management. Unique Programs Students from across Canada and around the world attend our unique programs. Georgian College offers the only automotive business programs of their kind in Canada. Faculty members provide students with a wealth of industry experience and contacts on a daily basis. Paid Co-op Experiences Georgian College is the number 1 College in Canada for graduate employment at 94 per cent. Our students are in demand by industry because of their love of automobiles and passion for the auto industry. Co-op experiences allow students to try before they buy and earn while they learn! “The opportunities at the Canadian Automotive Institute are endless! From ﬁrst to third year, CAI students are given hands-on experience through our annual auto show and our three co-op work terms. I will now have the conﬁdence when graduating and seeking a full-time career because I have the industry experience and am not solely graduating with ‘textbook knowledge.’” Amy Ray CAI student 1 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Georgian College Auto Show At the Canadian Automotive Institute (CAI), students have an opportunity to make their education stand out. Annually in September, CAI students hold the largest outdoor auto show in North America. This 100 per cent student-run outdoor learning lab gives students hands-on experience with major manufacturers and the public. All major manufacturers participate and display new vehicles in the three-day event. The 20,000-plus visitors who attend every year appreciate the opportunity to browse in a “sales-free zone” and see all the new vehicle models. Students take part in manufacturer training, the move-in and move-out processes, display set-up, vehicle detailing, and provide visitors with vehicle information. Please visit georgianc.on.ca/ autoshow for more information. “Being the director of show and community events for the 2008 Georgian College Auto Show not only provided me with leadership skills, but also taught me how to be a better person. I can look back now and smile at the amazing time I had while putting the show together, and truly believe that no other institute or program could have provided me with a better experience.” Jennifer Morgan 2008 Auto Show Committee CAI student 2 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE “Our commitment to support the CAI is driven by our experience in recruiting CAI Alumni qualiﬁed graduates following co-op placements. It’s a great way for us to learn CAI alumni work in many sectors of the automotive industry more about the students over a four month across Canada. This includes dealership, aftermarket, ﬁnance period and for them to learn more about and insurance, E-commerce and remarketing, corporate and us and the business overall.” manufacturing head ofﬁce, ﬂeet leasing and operations, and Andrew Ojamae marketing and event management. National Marketing Director, VFC Some Top Employers Include: > VFC > Porsche Canada > Toyota Canada > Tenneco > UAP/NAPA > Richmond Hill Toyota > BMW Group Canada > Marvin Starr Pontiac > Suzuki Canada > GM Canada > DCFS Corp. > Enterprise Rent-A-Car > GMAC > Maritz “Growing up I always knew that I wanted to be in the “car business,” so after high school I enrolled in business administration at a local university. I felt like I was learning nothing about the car business. After my ﬁrst year at university I heard about CAI and immediately enrolled. I had three of the best years of my life at CAI, both academically and socially. I still apply much of what I learned at CAI in my day-to-day business affairs, and I made friends and contacts for life.” Meredith Morris President of Sudbury Hyundai and Sudbury Used Cars President and Chair of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council 3 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Georgian College Alumni Association More than 48,000 Georgian graduates are members of Georgian’s Alumni Association, which is managed by a dedicated board of directors. As Georgian College students, you become student members of the Alumni Association and are entitled to great discounts to Canada’s Wonderland, Ontario Place and Santa’s Village, among other services and beneﬁts. When you graduate from Georgian, your alumni membership card entitles you to the full range of beneﬁts, “I very much enjoyed my experience at including reduced rates at College facilities, preferred rates Georgian College including the classroom for many insurance packages, mortgages and much more. environment hosted by professors with real life automotive experience along with the co-op Call the Alumni Ofﬁce at (705) 728-1968, ext. 1213 or visit work program which afforded me an www.georgianc.on.ca/alumni for more information. opportunity to “test drive” a few different work environments. The opportunity to network with many future automotive industry leaders was an added beneﬁt as I now have an opportunity to connect with many other CAI alumni on a day to day basis. My experience at CAI has afforded me a wonderful career in the industry that I love.” Randy Price Lions Gate Marketing 4 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Full-time Automotive Programs Business Administration – Automotive Marketing This six-semester, three-year co-op diploma program prepares individuals who expect to assume positions in dealerships, in the aftermarket, and ﬁnance sector, or to become entrepreneurs in the auto industry. This program focuses on the retail business side of the auto industry with an emphasis on marketing. The ﬁrst year of the program consists of introductory-level courses in business and the automotive industry. The second and third years offer a wide variety of specialized courses in automotive dealerships, the aftermarket sector of the industry and advanced business courses. The Canadian Automotive Institute offers students the opportunity to study in the french bilingual program “Administration des affaires-marketing automobile.” Admission requirements OSS curriculum • OSSD or equivalent • Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U) and any Grade 12 (C) college mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 U-level mathematics. • Students presenting equivalent qualiﬁcations will also be considered for admission. • All out-of-province applicants and international applicants will be considered on an individual basis. • Students presenting credits for exemption will be considered on an individual basis. Business Administration – Automotive Marketing September to December January to April May to August Academic Term 1 Academic Term 2 • General Education Course • DMS: Parts & Service • Concepts of the Automotive • Introduction to Automotive Industry Technology Year 1 • Introduction to Marketing Co-op 1 • Planning the Marketing Strategy • Introduction to Accounting • Mathematics of Finance • Automotive Networks • Communications @ Work • College Communications • Micro-computer Applications Academic Term 3 Academic Term 4 • General Education Course • Introduction to Fixed Operations • Principles of Management • Marketing Analysis • Introduction to the Canadian • Customer Relationship Management Aftermarket • Dealer Financial Analysis or Business Finance Year 2 • Microeconomics Co-op 2 • Select one optional course.* • Dealership Accounting or Financial Accounting Principles • Automotive Selling or Personal Selling Academic Term 5 Academic Term 6 • General Education • General Education • Strategic Marketing • Business Ethics Year 3 Co-op 3 • Automotive Law • Human Resource Management • Global Automotive Economics or • Select three optional courses.* Macroeconomics • Select two optional courses.* *Optional Courses Include: DMS Showroom Applications, Aftermarket Product Development, Leasing Finance & Insurance, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Advertising, Introduction to E Commerce, DMS: Systems Administration, Global Marketing, New & Used Car Sales Management, Retail Operations Simulation, Automotive Management, Automotive HRM: Interpersonal Program Tuition Fees Student Fees Co-op Fees per term One-time Fees Fees $2,118.28 $855.76 $175 $76.71 Approximate ﬁrst-year costs 08/09 (subject to change in 09/10). For international student fees, please contact Georgian’s International Centre. 5 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Full-time Automotive Programs Bachelor of Applied Business – Automotive Management This eight-semester, four-year co-op program provides students with a degree-level education in business management with an applied focus for the automotive industry. The program consists of a broad range of automotive, business and liberal arts courses. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. Classes often include prominent industry representatives as guest speakers. Labs are a substantial part of the program and the annual Georgian College Auto Show is the ﬁrst hands-on lab for students in September. Students learn industry required skills and knowledge from professors with top academic qualiﬁcations, signiﬁcant industry experience, industry connections and professional designations. This automotive management degree prepares graduates for employment in this industry without limiting their ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Admission requirements OSS curriculum • OSSD or equivalent • Six Grade 12 U or M-level courses with a minimum overall average of 65 per cent • Grade 12 U-level English • Grade 12 U-level Math • A second Grade 12 U or M-level Math is highly recommended. • Students presenting equivalent qualiﬁcations will also be considered for admission. • All out-of-province applicants and international applicants will be considered on an individual basis. • Students presenting credits for exemption will be considered on an individual basis. Bachelor of Applied Business – Automotive Management September to December January to April May to August Academic Term 1 Academic Term 2 • Microeconomics • Macroeconomics • Introduction to Marketing • Consumer Behaviour • Concepts of the Automotive • Automotive Technology Year 1 Industry • Introduction to Dealership Co-op 1 • Introduction to the Aftermarket Management Systems • Liberal Arts Course • Liberal Arts Course – Intro to Psychology – Modes of Reasoning • Auto Show Lab 1 Academic Term 3 Academic Term 4 • Introduction to Accounting • Dealership Accounting & Applications Year 2 • Managing E-Business • Human Behaviour in the Automotive Workplace • Automotive Sales Concepts & Co-op 2 • Dealership Sales Management Applications • Leadership • Parts & Service Management • Liberal Arts Course • Liberal Arts Course • Auto Show Lab 2 Academic Term 5 Academic Term 6 • Managerial Finance • Dealership Financial Analysis Year 3 • Business Law for the Automotive • Advanced Dealership Management Systems Vacation Industry • Advanced Statistical Analysis • Automotive Marketing Management • Entrepreneurship & The Business Plan • Introduction to Statistical Analysis • Liberal Arts Course • Liberal Arts Course Academic Term 7 Academic Term 8 • Business Policy • Strategic Management Year 4 • Applied Research • Applied Ethics for the Automotive Industry Co-op 3 • Human Resource Management • Advertising for the Automotive Industry • Liberal Arts Course • Liberal Arts Course • Select 1 of 2 Options: • Select 1 of 2 Options: • International Economics • International Marketing • Aftermarket Product Planning • Dealership Management System 6 Program Tuition Fees Student Fees Co-op Fees per term One-time Fees CANADIAN Fees $4,774.06 $855.76 $175.00 $76.71 AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Approximate ﬁrst-year costs 08/09 (subject to change in 09/10). For international student fees, please contact Georgian’s International Centre. CAI Alumni Degree Completion Program If you’re a graduate of Georgian’s three-year Business Administration – Automotive Marketing or Administration des affaires – Marketing automobile diploma programs, you can earn a Georgian College Bachelor of Applied Business – Automotive Management degree. CAI alumni can choose to complete the degree either full-time or part-time. University transfer credits may apply to the Bachelor of Applied Business Automotive Management program only. Prior Learning Assessments (PLAs) may apply to the Bachelor of Applied Business Automotive Management program only. FULL-TIME STUDIES Academic Term 1 Academic Term 2 Academic Term 3 • AUBR3000 - Accounting • AUTM1006 - Consumer Behavior • AUTM2005 - Human Behaviour in Auto • AUBR3001 - Advertising (1/2 credit) • AUTM3000 - Managerial Finance Work place • AUBR3002 - Auto Case Study Analysis • AUTM4001 - Applied Research • AUTM2007 - Leadership • AUBR3003 - Dealer Fixed Opps • Liberal Arts elective • AUTM3005 - Advanced DMS • AUBR3004 - Finance (1/2 credit) Select 1 of: • AUTM3006 - Advanced Statistical Analysis • AUBR3005 - Statistics • AUTM4003 - International Economics • AUTM4005 - Strategic Management • Liberal Arts elective Select 1 of: • AUTM4008 - Aftermarket Product Planning • AUTM4009 - International Marketing • Liberal Arts elective* *Not a choice if taken as an Option in Academic Term 2. PART-TIME STUDIES QUALIFYING TERM QUALIFYING TERM QUALIFYING TERM • Advertising (1/2 credit) • Statistics • Finance (1/2 credit) • Dealer Fixed Opps • Automotive Case Study • Accounting ACADEMIC TERM 3 ACADEMIC TERM 4 ACADEMIC TERM 5 • Leadership • Human Behaviour in the Auto Workplace • Advanced Stats • Aftermarket Product Development • Liberal Arts • Liberal Arts ACADEMIC TERM 6 ACADEMIC TERM 7 ACADEMIC TERM 8 • Strategic Management • Consumer Behaviour • Managerial Finance • Applied Research • Advanced DMS Note: These courses are under continuous development and will be available online or in compressed delivery format. For full-time study inquiries, contact: Jennifer Sheremeto (705) 728-1968, ext.1234 firstname.lastname@example.org For part-time study inquiries, contact: Brian Collins (705) 728-1968, ext.1473 email@example.com 7 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Online Learning The Automotive Business Studies Certiﬁcate of Achievement is aimed at individuals who are either already in the automotive industry and are looking to upgrade their skills, or to those who are just beginning their careers in the automotive profession. This ﬂexibility in delivery methods enables students to maintain their jobs, stay at home and receive academic credit for the courses completed. Courses may be taken individually or as part of the certiﬁcate program. Successful completion of six courses are required to qualify for the Automotive Business Studies Certiﬁcate of Achievement. These online courses are full credit courses which can be applied to the Business Administration – Automotive Marketing diploma program. ONLINE COURSES include: • Introduction to the Canadian Aftermarket • Automotive Interpersonal HR • Introduction to E-Commerce • Introduction to Automotive Technology • Automotive Selling and Dealing with the Internet Informed Customer • Leasing, Financing, and Insurance • New and Used Car Sales Management • Introduction to Dealer Fixed Ops • Customer Relationship Management • Concepts of the Automotive Industry • Business Ethics For admission requirements refer to page 5. Please call (705) 728-1968, ext.1473 for the most recent course additions. OMVIC – Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council The OMVIC certiﬁcation course is offered in co-operation with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) and the Canadian Automotive Institute (CAI) and is a prerequisite for registration as a salesperson or dealer within the automotive industry in Ontario. The partnership between OMVIC and CAI has been in effect since 1999 with over 5,000 salespeople per year taking the automotive certiﬁcation course. It is the ﬁrst mandatory automotive certiﬁcation program of its kind in Canada and sets the standard for professionalism and ethics within the automotive industry. This course covers the laws, regulations and practices governing the purchase, sale and lease of motor vehicles in Ontario. This course also focuses on the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (the key statute governing the registration of dealers and salespersons), and the role of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) in the administration of that Act. Students study OMVIC’s Standard of Business Practice, Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Process. Students also gain an understanding of the role of the Licence Appeal Tribunal, the key principles of the Sales of Goods Act, the Consumers Protection Act, and the new Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 2002. 8 Please refer to thecai.on.ca for information on onsite full-day CANADIAN OMVIC classes. For further information, call 1-877-722-1513 or visit AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE omvic.on.ca and thecai.on.ca Co-operative Education Georgian Canadian Automotive Institute grads get jobs because co-operative “The knowledge and education gives them a competitive edge in today’s job market. And Georgian contacts gained during is one of the best! We’re the number one co-op college in Canada.* the paid co-op work terms is what sets CAI students The Canadian Automotive Institute is renowned for maintaining a co-op apart from the rest!” employment rate of over 95 per cent* in the automotive industry. Our Amy Ray students and graduates are in high demand by industry leaders. CAI Student Co-operative education helps you develop your skills through real, relevant work experience in the automotive industry. Co-op is a proven, realistic and practical system of career education. You must complete three paid co-op work terms during the course of your studies. When you graduate, you will have one year of work experience in the auto industry. Over 50 per cent of CAI graduates ﬁnd full-time employment with one of their co-op employers. Co-op works! *KPI 2006 For more information on co-op education please call 705-728-1968 ext. 1049 or visit www.georgianc.on.ca/co-op . “The Canadian Automotive Institute has opened many doors for my career. I have met so many wonderful people including my classmates, and the faculty. The teachers are always there for support and guidance. Through my co-operative work terms I have been able to network with key industry players and broaden my career opportunities. I am continuing my education in the Automotive Bridge program which will prepare me to complete my university level education at Georgian College.” Elise Steenhoek CAI student 9 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Where to Live? On-campus (Barrie) Our state-of-the-art residence is eight storeys high and houses 525 students. Each suite contains two single bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen with a full-sized fridge and combination microwave/convection oven. Each bedroom is completely furnished with an extra-long double bed, desk, chair, dresser, colour television with satellite and Internet service. Each ﬂoor of the residence is equipped with a TV lounge, while the main ﬂoor houses laundry facilities, a study lounge and a kitchen. The residence also houses an outdoor sports arena and two beach volleyball courts. To help you with your transition to college life and residence living, each ﬂoor of the residence is staffed with extensively trained Residence Assistants (RAs) and Community Advisors (CAs). Whether you have a question or just need someone to talk to, they’re here to help. If you have questions about living in residence, please call us at (705) 730-5600 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. More detailed information is available at http://residence.georgianc.on.ca/ . Off-campus Students at all three main campuses may take advantage of an online housing list at http://housing.georgianc.on.ca/ . Choose from apartment buildings, rooms in private homes, room and board or houses to share or rent. For further information, please call: (705) 730-5600, ext. 7070 or e-mail us at email@example.com . Homestay for international students The International Centre at Georgian College also co-ordinates a homestay program for our students from around the globe. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org . 10 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Athletics The Barrie Campus includes a double gym with an elevated jogging track. The approximately 9,000-square-foot ﬁtness centre is equipped with the latest weight machines, cardio machines, spinning bikes and a full line of free weights, change rooms, a climbing wall that wraps around the central staircase, on-site massage therapy, and a multipurpose aerobic studio. Dedicated athletes can try out for the various varsity Grizzly teams. This includes: Varsity Teams ■ Golf (Men and Women) ■ Badminton (Men, Women, Doubles, Mixed Doubles) ■ Men’s Rugby ■ Cross-country Running (Men and Women) ■ Men’s Volleyball ■ Women’s Volleyball ■ Men’s Basketball ■ Women’s Basketball ■ Men’s Indoor Soccer ■ Women’s Indoor Soccer Intramural Teams ■ Ice Hockey ■ Floorball ■ Three Pitch ■ Beach Volleyball ■ Indoor Soccer ■ Badminton ■ Indoor Cricket Extramural Rep Teams Georgian participates in two “extramural” sports against other colleges. Extramural events are, in essence, intramural all-star teams that compete in tournaments in the fall and winter semesters. Georgian currently has an extramural ice hockey and indoor cricket team. 11 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Student Services Student Services is an integrated support centre comprised of Access and Disability Services, Co-operative Education, Career Services and Counselling Services. These areas work collaboratively to help students gain the knowledge, skills and practical experience to be successful in post-secondary education and employment. For more information, visit www.georgianc.on.ca/student-services/career- student success or call 705-722-1523. International Students Georgian welcomes international students from across the globe. We currently host students from over 30 different countries. For many international students, English is not their ﬁrst language. In response to this, Georgian offers an exceptionally high quality English as a Second Language (ESL) program. We also offer an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. Your English will greatly improve at any level. Our International Centre offers a wide variety of services, including free airport pick-up, residence and Homestay assistance, health insurance, permit and passport assistance, international residence package, social and cultural activities and individual counselling. For more information please contact the International Centre at 705-728-1968 ext. 1218, e-mail email@example.com or visit our website at www.georgianc.on.ca/international 12 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Scholarships and Financial Aid Automotive Industry Support Because the Canadian Automotive Institute is so strongly supported by the automotive industry, it is able to distribute 91 automotive industry awards to students each year. The total value given to students annually is $125,000 in scholarships. This is the largest amount of funds given to students in any program at Georgian College! And to top it off, the Canadian Automotive Institute has an endowment principal totaling $550,000. These awards are set up perpetually with the interest earned on the endowment given out annually to students. This creates a lasting pool of scholarship money for students at the Canadian Automotive Institute. The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, automotive experience, ﬁnancial need, and student involvement in the Canadian Automotive Institute. Review and download the award information and application from the Ofﬁce of Development website, awards.georgianc.on.ca Georgian Entrance Bursary Bursaries are available to new full-time students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons entering post-secondary programs. Upon acceptance to your program, you will receive an application form in your acceptance package. Deadlines apply. Many other sources of emergency funds and special loans exist at the College. For details visit georgianc.on.ca/ﬁnancial or call the Financial Aid ofﬁce at (705) 728-1968, ext. 1530. “I was able to meet the scholarship Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) donors at the awards ceremony, Financial assistance may be available to ﬁnancially needy students which I really appreciated as they who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected took the time to get to know me and persons and are residents of Ontario. Apply early and free of charge talk about my future career in the over the Internet at osap.gov.on.ca/. Refer to the OSAP website for automotive ﬁeld. That was a bonus deadline information. to winning the funds.” Jonathan Epp Limited paper applications are available at secondary school CAI student guidance ofﬁces and at post-secondary educational institutions, but a $10 fee applies. Please visit georgianc.on.ca/academics/fees for more information on program fees. “Through receiving close to $20,000 in awards and scholarships from the automotive industry in the past three years, I have been able to devote more time to getting involved with Georgian and the community. Thank you to all the supporters of the CAI awards and scholarships; you provide students with the keys to succeed.” Jeremy Wyant 13 CAI student CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Articulation and Transfer Agreements This chart lists the current articulation and transfer agreements and opportunities for graduates at the Canadian Automotive Institute at Georgian College and is subject to change as new agreements and revisions occur. For more information, contact the university directly or contact Georgian’s University Partnership Centre, Jean Payne (705) 728-1968 ext.1631, firstname.lastname@example.org Georgian College Program Institution Degree Available Administration des Affaires Laurentian University Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing Automobile (Available at the Barrie Campus) Georgian College Bachelor of Applied Business – Automotive Management (Available at the Barrie Campus) Bachelor of Applied Business College-to-Georgian transfer: Bachelor of Applied Business – Automotive – Automotive Management Southern Alberta Institute of Management Technology – Business Administration – Automotive Marketing to Georgian’s degree program Business Administration Athabasca University Bachelor of Management (PD), Bachelor of Management – Automotive Marketing (PD) with major, Bachelor of Commerce (PD), Bachelor of Commerce (PD) with major, or Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies Georgian College Bachelor of Applied Business – Automotive Management (Available at the Barrie Campus) Grifﬁth University (Australia) Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Lakehead University Bachelor of Administration Laurentian University Bachelor of Business Administration (Available at the Barrie Campus) Northwood University (US) Bachelor of Business Administration – Management and Automotive Marketing University Canada West Bachelor of Commerce University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Management (PD) University of Windsor Bachelor of Commerce 14 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE How to Apply? College diploma and degree programs The online application at ontariocolleges.ca is the quickest and easiest way to apply to college. Instructions can be found online. Those who prefer paper applications may obtain forms from individual colleges or the Ontario College Application Services (OCAS). The paper application process takes two to four weeks longer to reach your college choices than when you apply and pay online. Send your paper application to: Ontario College Application Services 60 Corporate Court Guelph, ON N1G 5J3 Telephone: (519) 763-4725 Toll-free: 1-888-892-2228 (toll-free within Canada) An application fee applies, payable to OCAS ($95 as of publication). International students International students may apply directly to Georgian (do not use OCAS) and complete the International Student Application Form. The $65 application fee is payable to Georgian College. Application dates If you are applying for a college program beginning in the fall, all applications received at OCAS on or before Feb. 1 are considered equally. After that date, applications are considered on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. This is critical if your choice is a limited enrolment program. After Feb. 1, you may check online at the OCAS Program Vacancy Service at ontariocolleges.ca for information on programs that are open, closed, or accepting applicants on a waiting list. Offers of admission Acceptance letters for college programs that start in the fall are mailed as early as Feb. 1. You have until May 1 to respond to the offer by conﬁrming through Ontario Colleges, which will notify the college. If you do not respond by then, you may forfeit your place to a student on the waiting list. After these dates, applications will be accepted on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis until all programs are full. For a complete description of application and academic policies visit georgianc.on.ca/ academics/policies Georgian College has used its best efforts to ensure that the information herein is accurate at the time of publication recognizing that any such information is subject to ongoing review and change. 15 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Visit Us Seeing is believing. The Canadian Automotive Institute staff encourages you to visit our wonderful campus to view ﬁrst-hand all the new facilities we have to offer students and to meet faculty and students who are in your program. Staff at the Canadian Automotive Institute are eager to inform you about our programs and answer your questions about careers in the auto industry. Barrie Barrie is a rapidly growing city located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. Enjoy the beautiful waterfront, parks, and nearby ski hills. You can always ﬁnd great restaurants, excellent shopping, live theatre, art galleries and tons of happening nightspots. Come and see why so many people are making the move to this great city. Fall Open House If you’re still trying to decide on your post-secondary options, visit Georgian during our Fall Open House each November. It’s a great opportunity to get a feel for the academic and social experiences that the Canadian Automotive Institute at Georgian College has to offer. Spring Preview Preview Day is held each April, giving students accepted to the Canadian Automotive Institute program a close- up look at Georgian College. You’ll learn more about college life, pay fees, look for housing, meet your faculty and get to know some of your future classmates. Barrie-bound students can visit the student residence. Orientation Orientation at the Canadian Automotive Institute is the best experience you will have in your ﬁrst month of school. The Orientation experience will begin with the Georgian Week of Welcome (WOW), but then extends throughout September until Auto Show weekend with the Canadian Automotive Institute. Be sure to check the Orientation website at georgianc.on.ca/orientation for updates on activities and services. Campus Connections Our helpful Campus Connections staff members are eager to meet you. They can set up group and individual tours of the campus, arrange meetings with program faculty, and link you with other areas such as the Ofﬁce of the Registrar, Student Services, Financial Aid and Housing. Connections centres are located in the foyer of each main campus. Campus Connections Barrie Campus Georgian College One Georgian Drive Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4M 3X9 (705) 722-1560 Fax (705) 722-5170 email@example.com 16 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE Contact Information For more information please contact, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (705) 728-1968 ext. 1234 Fax: (705) 722-5172 Web site: www.thecai.ca Mail: The Canadian Automotive Institute Georgian College One Georgian Drive Barrie, ON L4M 3X9 www.thecai.ca www.thecai.ca Jan. 2009