Granton Institute of Technology (CLOSED)

Distance Education - Career Training at Home - Skills Training


The Granton Institute of Technology was headquartered in Toronto, Canada for 76 years (1934 to 2010).

The course offerings were vast including many diverse fields such as Accounting, Graphic Arts, Property Management and Zoology.

The institute was focused on promoting the power of individual aspiration and determination for people capable of autodidacticism.

Due to the nature of the institute's dissolution, there is no support for former students and prior achievements can not be officially validated or recognized.

The BBB profile for the institute is archived here. The institute was in good standing with no complaints or disputes.

Honorable Career Success Mentions

Students who have emailed references to their current job positions (not confirmed).

Alex S.
Research & Development at
U.S. Department of Education
Jason D.
Pool Construction Manager at
Blue Science
Lauren S.
Assistant Editor at
Better Home & Garden
Toby K.
Pool Equipment Design at
Hayward Pool

Former Testimonials & Accolades

The institute received no shortage of praise from its students in various industry fields:

Financial Accounting

Krista Schofield of New Minas, Nova Scotia, who received a diploma in Financial Accounting, writes: "I enjoyed being able to learn at my own pace and still have someone there to help me if I needed it!" She tells us that the successful completion of her program, "has given me a sense of accomplishment and the tools to move on with my career of choice." ~ February 2002

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating

A student from Mount Currie British Columbia who graduated with a Diploma in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating writes, "My Diploma in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating is the best study course I have ever completed - easy reading. I was able to follow the questions and it (the course) especially helped me in my job. I would also like to thank my tutor for helping me to get my Diploma - I enjoyed his comments." ~ May 1993

Animal Health Care

A Graduate from Mississauga, Ontario, who completed the Small Animal Health Care Aide diploma program, writes the course "helped me better understand animals and has inspired me to further my career." ~ June 2005.

Bicycle Mechanics

A student from North Bay Ontario, who graduated with a Diploma in Bicycle Mechanics comments, "The course content was very good and the service was prompt. I plan to open a bike shop and have a better knowledge of repair and maintenance of older bikes as well as new." ~ February 1994

Computer Programming and Systems Analysis

John O'Connor, of Regina, Saskatchewan, who has received an honours diploma in Computer Programming, Applications and Systems Analysis, wrote us this letter: "I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to the staff of Granton Institute for all the assistance and support I received while completing the course in Computer Programming. The Granton course allowed me to achieve my certification while still maintaining my employment. It also placed me in a strong skills position at a time when my employer was considering layoffs. The training I received has also allowed me to establish my own computer consulting business". ~ June 2003.


Ginette Rancourt of Hanmer Ontario who graduated in Esthetics comments, "I am currently working as a Cosmetician at a major department store. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of achieving my Esthetics Diploma. Because of Granton’s price and accessibility I have achieved my dream." ~ October 1996

Health Care Aide

Julie Bourgon of Embrun, Ontario, who received a diploma in Health Care Aide writes that she especially enjoyed "the flexibility, and the encouragement received from my tutor." She goes on to write that because of successful completion of her course, "I am working as a Health Care Aide full time in a residence a 5 minute walk from my home." ~ July 2001

Supervisory Management

A graduate from Sarnia, Ontario, who received a diploma in Supervisory Management, writes that he enjoyed his course because, "I could do the course at my own pace. Exams were marked and returned promptly." He continues by writing that successful completion of the program "has given me knowledge on how to effectively deal with people and how to be a better supervisor." ~ February 2002

Medical Administrative Assistant

Angie Chapman of Southampton, NB, who received a diploma in Medical Administrative Assistant, comments, "The course was well understood by me and it gave me the insight into the field in which I would like to be employed." She continues by writing, "one week after I completed the course, I was employed at the Canadian Red Cross." ~ May 2001

Nurses Aide

A graduate from Kitchener Ontario who received a Diploma in the Nurses Aide program comments, "I enjoyed learning new things and I applied them to my job (volunteer) at our local hospital in the Emergency Department. It has helped me to apply my new skills at work (volunteer), and by doing it correctly and properly." ~ June 1997

Pharmaceutical Assistant

A graduate from Brandon, Manitoba, who received a diploma in Pharmaceutical Assistant tells us that she enjoyed her course because, "raising a family, I was happy to be able to remain in my own community and set my own study hours." She goes on to write that because of her successful completion of this program, "I am now working part-time in a pharmacy". ~ February 2002

Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer Potruff of Brantford, Ontario, who received a diploma in Veterinary Assistant, tells us she enjoyed her course because it was "very well prepared; lots of useful information; helps prepare you well for that field I was in a Veterinary clinic and it definitely helped in the care of all the animals (surgery, nursing care, etc.)". ~ March 2003