(BRAMPTON, ON- May 12, 2020): The pathway to higher education is becoming easier for students in Ontario seeking to enhance their college education with a university degree. Centennial College and Algoma University have signed a record 13 new transfer credit agreements creating advanced pathways for Centennial graduates to complete a university degree in as little as two years.
“In a post-COVID world, success will be driven by collaborative, integrated approaches that pool talent, resources and opportunities,” said Dr. Craig Stephenson, President and CEO of Centennial College. “The partnership with Algoma University is one such collaboration that will offer students seamless learning journeys in a wide range of programs, from business to software engineering technician to social services worker, significantly extending students’ social and professional networks and their employment opportunities. I couldn’t be more excited for what this partnership means for our students, employers and our respective communities.”
These agreements strengthen the partnership between our two institutions. Participating students will benefit by having more options to stay in the GTA by studying at Algoma’s campus in Brampton or travel north to pursue a university education in Sault Ste. Marie. These agreements are the ideal combination of higher education and make students that much more valuable to employers.
“The opportunity these pathway programs provide for students is exceptional,” said Asima Vezina, President and Vice-Chancellor, Algoma University. “Providing more options for post-secondary education is critical, especially while students are navigating current challenges while considering what skills and knowledge they require to access future job markets. It is essential that Algoma University and Centennial College be leaders, focusing on student success and continued economic and social development in the communities we serve.”
The new articulation agreements struck between Algoma University and Centennial College support pathways in addictions and mental health, business administration, accounting, computer science, liberal arts, justice services, police foundations and social services.
For more information about Algoma University program and pathway options, visithttps://www.algomau.ca/admissions/transfers-pathways/
For more information about Centennial College, visit www.centennialcollege.ca.
“I am pleased to see our postsecondary institutions working together to equip Ontario’s students with the education and skills necessary to succeed. This partnership between Algoma University and Centennial College will provide our postsecondary students with more options and greater flexibility in accessing college and university courses,” said Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “Collaboration like this demonstrates why Ontario is a world leader in postsecondary education.”
“The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) congratulates Algoma University and Centennial College on producing thirteen new articulation agreements,” says Yvette Munro, Executive Director of ONCAT. “As the organization responsible for developing a robust transfer system in the province, ONCAT is thrilled to see pathways that reduce barriers for students looking to transfer and help them accelerate careers in a diverse range of fields.” Yvette Munro, Executive Director Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer