Placentia Campus


Virtual Tour


Welcome to Placentia Campus, College of the North Atlantic!  The historic and scenic town of Placentia is located on Newfoundland's east coast on the Avalon Peninsula and is home to approximately 3500 residents. Placentia enjoys the best of small town spirit, yet close to the province’s capital city of St. John’s which is just a 90 minute drive away.

The campus has population of approximately 100 spirited students, with 20 friendly and professional staff. The rural nature of the campus helps to create a family-type environment, whereby students are given all the supports they need to become successful, while enjoying student life.

New residents to the area will discover easily accessible local healthcare facilities, including assisted living communities and primary care facilities. Placentia’s schools encompass primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, as well as private training institutes. There is a wealth of recreation options for all ages in both indoor and outdoor sports and fitness activities throughout the community from playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields to swimming, hockey, even ATV groups.

The Placentia region has the distinction of being home to or a short drive to such major tourism attractions as Castle Hill National Historical Park, Atlantic Charter Site, and the famous Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve. One only has to step outside the doors of the campus to enjoy a stroll on our popular waterfront boardwalk.

If you wish to know more about our town check out some of these community links:
Town of Placentia
Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce
Placentia Area Historical Society
Castle Hill National Historic Site of Canada
Placentia Public Library
Placentia Area Theatre D’Heritage
Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre
Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve
Atlantic Charter Site
Port of Argentia

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Below you will find some media and resources to help with your transition.

Words from your Host

Welcome to College of the North Atlantic (CNA), Placentia campus! My name is Rose Power and I’m your Student Development Officer, or SDO. I am part of an amazing Student Services team, which includes the Office and Admissions staff, Accessibility Services Co-ordinator, Resource Facilitator, Guidance Counsellor, Library Technician, Computer Support Specialist and Storekeeper. We are here to help make your training experience successful. As you explore post-secondary career training options, we invite you to check out our campus and see what we and the community have to offer you to be successful. The right program is waiting for you, and a tour of the campus will allow you to see where you will learn and train!

The staff and faculty here would love to welcome you to CNA Placentia. Have any questions? Please reach out! Email: rose.power@cna.nl.ca  or call: 709-227-6264! If I am not the right person to help you, I can certainly point you in the right direction.

Your host