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About Ridgetown Campus

Located in rural Ontario, Ridgetown Campus strives to offer top-quality diploma, certificate, and continuing education programs. There are many reasons that Ridgetown Campus may be the right fit for you. See the Ridgetown Campus through our learning promises to you. Picture yourself here!

At Ridgetown Campus, we improve the life of people, plants, animals, and the environment.

On average, Ridgetown Campus has 500 diploma, certificate, and apprenticeship students. Enjoy the advantages of a smaller campus, where instructors often know your name and students quickly become part of the campus family.

With 450 acres of land, you will have the chance to learn about plant growth in the field or greenhouse, while you enjoy the 700 plus species of trees and shrubs on the campus grounds.

Our teaching barns host dairy, beef, swine, horses, and sheep, and students will learn excellent animal care and nutrition practices while studying at Ridgetown. Small animal enthusiasts will work with cats and dogs in our teaching colonies while learning key industry skills for success.

In every aspect of teaching and research, we consider best practices in environmental sustainability. Come study with us and learn how you can improve the world growing around you.

At Ridgetown Campus, we are rooted in real-world experiences.

Learn from leading edge teaching staff that have relevant industry experience who are keen to see students succeed. We have many leading scientists on campus that teach in their area of practical expertise. Our programs have earned an excellent industry reputation and many employers seek out Ridgetown Campus graduates. The majority of recent graduates are working in their field of study within two months of completing their studies.

At Ridgetown Campus, we build strong student-centred communities.

From orientation fun to themed residence hallways, specific residence programming, intramural sports, campus clubs, leadership programs, peer-to-peer programs, and special events, there will be something for you at Ridgetown Campus. You will meet students in different programs and find common ground with new friends through various opportunities to get involved.

In many of your courses, you will be divided into smaller working groups for lab assignments and skills development. With smaller class sizes, you will be able to easily connect with classmates and your instructors.

On-Campus Living

Steckley Hall Residence gives students the opportunity to live on campus with their peers/ Living in residence provides the opportunity to be close to campus facilities, extracurricular activities, and it also helps students connect with their classmates

Enhance or Further Your Education

Enhance your post-secondary learning by taking a practical diploma or certificate program at Ridgetown Campus. Diploma students who successfully complete their program of study may have the opportunity to continue their studies in a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Guelph or continue on to an applied degree program, where available.

Program Delivery Locations

In Ridgetown: Ridgetown Campus

Located in southwestern Ontario between London and Windsor in the small town of Ridgetown, which is home to approximately 3,000 people. The town is surrounded by the bounty of local agriculture and is located fifteen minutes from the shores of Lake Erie.

In Clinton: REACH

The campus also delivers equine industry programming at the Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron (REACH) in Clinton, Ontario. This small town is home to approximately 3,000 people as well and is home to a modern equine facility at REACH.

Ontario Agricultural College (OAC)

Ridgetown Campus has been part of OAC at the University of Guelph since 1997. Internationally renowned for its leadership in teaching, research and extension service, OAC is Canada’s most comprehensive institution focusing on agriculture, food, the environment and rural communities.

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