Post-secondary certification first for NL
History of the College Structure in Newfoundland and Labrador
|1963||District Vocational Schools (DVS) open around the province. Over the next few years DVS open in:
College of Trades and Technology opens in St. John’s.
|1967||Adult Upgrading Centre opens in Stephenville.
|1977||Bay St. George Community College established in Stephenville encompassing the District Vocational School in Stephenville Crossing, the Adult Upgrading Centre and the Heavy Equipment School.
|1987||Two Institutes and five Community Colleges are formed from the former District Vocational Schools, the College of Trades and Technology and the Bay St. George Community College. These Colleges are:
Fisher Technical College
Avalon Community College
Eastern Community College
Central Newfoundland Community College
Labrador Community College
Western Community College
|1991||The Fisher Technical College is renamed the Fisher Institute of Applied Arts and Technology.
Western Community College is renamed Western College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Five Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Continuing Education are formed from the two Institutes and five Community Colleges. These Colleges are:
|1997||College of the North Atlantic is formed from the five previous Colleges.|