The Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a public college based in Kitchener, Ontario in Canada.The College was founded in 1967 as the Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology, one of many such institutions established in that time by the Ontario government to grant diplomas and certificates in career-related, skills-oriented programs.
It was renamed in 2002 when the government extended the school's reach, namely to grant degrees in technology-based fields.Over the years, it has added additional programs such as the Master of Business Administration program, in cooperation with the University of Windsor.
In addition, the College offers a new nursing curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) degree. Students accepted to Conestoga’s Nursing Program will take all four years of study at the Doon Campus in Kitchener. Graduates of the program will receive a degree from McMaster University.