Starting with one program and campus in 2003, Stanford College has grown to five campus locations offering career focused programs within the faculties of Trades, Technology, Business and Healthcare.
Recognizing the importance of ongoing learning Stanford is pleased to offer additional pathways to education and credentials for our graduates. We are proud of our partnerships with other educational institutions and certification/licensing bodies as they provide an opportunity for our students to further their education and/or acquire additional credentials such as licenses to support employment. Here is the brief history highlighting our growth.
2003: Opening Day
Stanford International College in North York enrolls students into the Hospitality and Tourism Management program.
2005: Our First Expansion and Partnership…
Stanford opens a second GTA campus in Leaside. Designed to support new Skills Training programs, the facility is equipped with practical labs to support hands-on-training for the NEW Gas Technician, Welding and Robotics programs.
As an added convenience to our students, Stanford becomes an authorized testing center for the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) as well as an accredited Welder test center for the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB).
2008: Heading West to Mississauga…
Eventually the need for a campus west of the GTA became apparent and so in 2008 a third campus was opened in Mississauga. Focusing on Skilled Trades, the campus initially offered the Gas Technician program enrolling students from Niagara, Hamilton, Guelph and Brampton. Presently the campus offers Gas and Welding programs and is also a testing centre for TSSA and CWB.
2010: Mississauga Grows…
A fourth campus (and 2nd in Mississauga) opens in early 2010. Located literally ‘around the corner’ from the existing Skilled Trades campus, the new campus offers Business, Technology and Healthcare programs.
2011: Leaside Campus Moves to Scarsdale Road, Toronto…
Outgrowing the Leaside location Stanford relocates to the York Mills/Leslie area. The relocation includes an expansion to accommodate practical labs for the new Automotive Technology and CNC/ Master CAM programs with 2000 square feet of space devoted to practical labs!
2011: New Kitchener Campus
Continuing westward Stanford opens a new campus offering Skilled Trades and Technology programs.
2012: Stanford signs Articulation Agreements with Cape Breton University and Canadore College
Cape Breton University renews Articulation Agreement with Stanford. Graduates of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program continue to articulate to CBU’s Bachelor of Hospitality & Tourism Management Degree program.
Stanford College also signs Articulation Agreements with Canadore College for the Accounting, Automotive Technology, Business Management, CNC/MasterCAM, Hospitality and PSW programs.
2013: Stanford receives Ontario Student Loan Assistance designation
Stanford International College is approved by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities approved to offer OSAP as a financial option to qualified students enrolling for the Gas Technician, Welder Training, Industrial Automation and Accounting Programs at the Toronto and North York (now Scarborough) Campuses.
2014: Stanford College receives DLI designation
Stanford International College is approved as a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) by the Canada Immigration Center (CIC) enabling the college to admit international students directly to vocational programs.
2014: North York Campus relocates to Scarborough
Due to the rapid increase of student population, Stanford North York campus moves to Scarborough. The new Scarborough campus offers 13,000 – 15,000 square feet and is equipped with new labs for the Gas technician, Industrial Automation and Mobile Application Developer programs.
2017: Kitchener Campus relocates to Brampton
Stanford Kitchener campus moves to Brampton. The new Brampton campus offers up to 16000 square feet and will offer programs within our Business and Technology faculties.