In the news: Mohawk College to offer program at Sheridan
Mohawk and Sheridan Colleges today formalized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will improve access and ease of transfer between the two institutions. The MOU is the first of its kind in Ontario, and will see the two colleges explore opportunities to co-locate programs at each other’s campuses in their respective areas of academic strength.
The announcement was made at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, which is home to Sheridan’s business programs and also the site for the first co-located program –the two-year Insurance Diploma offered by Mohawk.
“The partnership we’re developing between our two colleges is good news for students and their families,” said Mohawk President Rob MacIsaac. “Our partnership is a clear example of how differentiation can work within the Ontario college system. By concentrating in our areas of academic strength, we can offer students a wider selection of high quality, industry-connected programs closer to home.”
The agreement recognizes the complementary approaches and programming at both institutions, as well as the relative strengths of each. Mohawk is notable for its exceptional health and technology programming, and is also Ontario’s largest trainer of skilled trades and apprentices. It also has an outstanding Insurance program that consistently earns high marks from employers and graduates.
Sheridan is known as a world-class provider of programs for the digital and creative economies, and is rapidly increasing its high calibre degree programs to meet the need for undergraduate, career-focused degrees.
“This is truly an historic agreement in both its scope and long-term implications for the residents of Peel, Halton and Hamilton,” said Sheridan President, Jeff Zabudsky. “It will expand the postsecondary options currently available to students in these regions, while also helping to ensure that a full suite of diploma, certificate and degree programs will continue to be accessible as Sheridan moves towards its vision of becoming an undergraduate teaching university.”
The collaboration will begin with Mohawk’s Insurance diploma program. Starting in September 2012, Sheridan students can enroll in the Mohawk program at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus – a great benefit to Mississauga residents who wish to pursue this credential closer to home. The program prepares students to become experts in all aspects of the insurance industry, and empowers them to complete The Chartered Insurance Professional Credits on an accelerated basis. The program will continue to be offered at Mohawk's Fennell Campus as well.
This will be the first of what is to be expected to be many co-located programs at both colleges.