Academic Pathway Program
TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC
- Full or conditional admission to a College or University degree program.
- Develop your English language skills to a new level of excellence in preparation for academic success in your field of study.
- Earn a recognized college or university degree – 1, 2, 3 or 4 years in duration depending on program. Degrees offered include Bachelors, Diplomas and Post- Graduate Certificates.
- Have the opportunity to integrate your academic learning with paid practical work experience through coop placements while studying.
- Work for up to 3 years in Canada after graduating in your field of study. Up to 90% successful employment rate with full job placement assistance.
The APP will challenge students to develop their English skills for success in academia. Each day of the program consists of six sections:
- Section 1: Academic Reading
- Section 2: Research and Discussion with Short Report Writing
- Section 3: Academic Essay Writing
- Section 4: MLA Citation Style
- Section 5: Presentations
- Section 6: Academic Lecture Series (Optional)
The program will enable students to:
- Develop effective learning strategies and research skills for application to academic writing.
- Build an academic lexicon and develop strong presentation skills.
- Read effectively for main idea identification, scanning for specifics and linking and organizing idea.
- Upon successful completion of the program and related requirements, students may then enter into a wide variety of programs at partnering institutions. The table below indicates the minimum language proficiency level required to enter a college or university degree program. The majority of programs require APP exit test score of 74 to 87. Higher scores may be required for some programs.
- Students who meet these criteria will generally not be required to take any other entrance tests.
- Entry level: High Intermediate - Level 7 (out of 11).
- Students not meeting required entry level must first upgrade in CORE English program.
- Age: 16 years plus
- Duration: 2 to 16 weeks
- Start Date: Every week
- Assessment: Weekly
- Certificate on Completion
- Intensity: 28 lessons/week
Pathway Program Scholarships
Quest Pathway program graduates are eligible for entrance scholarships, up to $3000.00, with partnering institutions.
All students are guaranteed a $500.00 scholarship payable two weeks after having started their studies at a partner institution.
In addition, students who achieve high academic standards at Quest and who maintain that status in their first semester at a partner college or university are eligible to receive an additional $500 Quest scholarship.
Academic Foundation Programs
Monday to Friday
Exam power Prepperation
Level: 7 🡹
Academic Pathway Program
Level: 7 🡹
8:40 to 9:30
▸Academic Reading Patterns
▸Strategic Reading Methods and Reading Practice
Break – 10 Min.
9:30 to 10:20
▸Applied Reading Methods
▸Academic Vocabulary and Note Taking Techniques
Break – 5 Min.
10:40 to 11:20
▸ Practice Vocabulary in Context
Break – 5 Min.
11:30 to 12:20
▸Presentations: Planning, Preparation and Delivery
Break – 40 Min.
Lunch Break – 40 minutes
For EPP and Foundation Program Students
For APP Students Only
Mon to Thu
Periods 5 and 6 cover same topic.
TOEFL, IELSTS and TOEIC Prep
Open as Electives for Core and FOC students
Only Open to APP students
13:00 to 13:50
▸Full Practice Test Simulations
Break – 10 Min.
14:00 to 14:50
▸Note Taking Techniques
▸Speaking Patterns and Delivery
▸Essay Writing and Construction
▸Citation Standards (MLA, APA, etc…)
Break – 10 Min.
Break – 10 Min.
15:00 to 15:50
Extended skills practice for academic writing,
vocabulary building and speaking under test conditions.
Focus on Communication
Academic Pathway / Exam Preparation
ELT / TESOL
English Max (optional)
13:50 to 15:50 Every Friday. Take your English to the next level. English Max can be be combined with any number of lessons for as many weeks as you wish. .
Periods 2- 6 plus period 5 of English Max.
Period 1 to 6.
Periods 2 to 7 Plus Period 5 of English Max.
Periods 1 to 6. 30 Lessons per Week.
Period 1 to 7
Period 1 to 7
If you are considering pursuing higher education in Canada (college or university) the majority of programs require a minimum APP exit test score of 70-74 or its equivalent (see red row below). for entry.
1 CEFR: Common European Framework | 2 APP: Quest’s Academic Pathway Program
10 – 215
0 – 8
0 – 1
Level 1 – Beginner
0 – 3
9 – 18
1 – 1.5
Level 2 – Beginner 2
4 – 23
225 – 545
19 – 29
2 – 2.5
A1 – A2
Level 3 – Beginner 3
14 – 24
30 – 40
3 – 3.5
A2 – B1
Level 4 – Intermediated 1
25 – 35
550 – 780
41 – 52
Level 5 – Intermediate 2
36 – 47
53 – 64
4.5 – 5
Level 6 – Intermediate 3
48 – 59
785 – 935
65 – 79
Level 7 – Intermediate 4
60 – 69
940 – 990
80 – 89
Level 8 – Advanced 1
70 – 74
90 – 101
6.5 – 7
Level 9 – Advanced 2
75 – 87
102 – 120
7.5 – 9
Level 10, 11 –
Advanced 3 & 4
88 – 100
Quest Pathway Partner Profiles.
Click links below to view partner profiles.
Algoma Univristy – www.algomau.ca
Small University, Big Education
Algoma University is the smallest university in Ontario. Now let us tell you what that means for you.
You’ll hear a lot of schools in Ontario talk about their small class sizes, even going so far as to give average class sizes in the 20’s. What you won’t hear is a guarantee that you will never be in a class with more than 75 students. Yes, even in your first year.
We are a small, undergraduate institution in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Our beautiful campus is situated at the heart of the Great Lakes, with St. Mary’s River separating us from USA. Established in 1964, and granted our charter in 2008, Algoma University has been offering undergraduate studies to students for almost 50 years.
Algoma U is a small university where you’ll get a big education. With over 30 academic programs in a diverse range of fields, you can choose to be broad-based, or to specialize, depending on where your ambitions lie. You will receive an individualized and personalized education, and will benefit from one-on-one time with our knowledgeable and caring faculty and staff. And, as our students will tell you, the relationships you develop with faculty and staff will help you to find a job, gain access to graduate programs, or whatever else you decide to do beyond your time here.
Our students also benefit from learning in a cross-cultural and diverse community. We embrace our special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal communities and other groups. We live, learn, study, and work together.
We are growing, but not too big, and not too fast. We are committed to maintaining our competitive advantage: that is our personal attention to you, and our commitment to your success. We think those are the cornerstones of a positive university experience.
So explore Algoma University, whether online, or by coming to campus for a visit. You’ll find we offer something different than what you’ll get elsewhere in Ontario; a truly small university committed to giving you a big education.
Algonquin College – www.algonquincollege.com
The world is your classroom at Algonquin College
Ask our students why they chose Algonquin College and they will be quick to tell you it’s the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time our students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world, and are sought out by employers in every industry.
Algonquin’s success in numbers*:
- 90% of graduates have jobs within six months of graduation
- 96% of graduates would recommend Algonquin to others
- 92% of employers are happy with the quality of Algonquin College programs
- 5,867 students graduated last year
- 445 apprentices were trained in a new trade
- 1,200 students improved their literacy and basic skills
- 800 young people were placed in jobs through Job Connect/Employment Services on the Pembroke and Perth Campuses
If that’s not reason enough, our campuses in Ottawa, Perth, and Pembroke, Ontario, offer students three different lifestyle locations throughout the Ottawa Valley in which to pursue their college education.
*Key Performance Indicators, 2009
With over 170 programs, Algonquin is a big community college that proudly nurtures a friendly, small-college atmosphere. Located in the National Capital Region, our programs effectively combine theory and practice – the best way to prepare for your career.
Established in 1967, Algonquin is a Community College of the Province of Ontario and is internationally recognized for its:
Diverse programs and reputed schools: Algonquin offers ¬year bachelors degrees in applied studies, 1 to 3-year diploma programs at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. All program combine academic learning in the classroom with practicum or work placements to really prepare you for the job market.
Student-centered approach: Our many accomplishments are directly attributable to our one fundamental guiding principle: dedication to student success.
We offer quality and diverse programs, modern facilities, outstanding faculty and staff as well as strategic partnerships with businesses and government with one aim: ensuring students have access the education and skills training demanded by the marketplace and required to launch a rewarding career.
Focus on applied studies: The majority of our programs allow students the opportunity to learn from experience through field placement or co-op education placements, which allow you to take part in a paid work term as part of your program requirements. These placements provide valuable insight into the world of employment in your area of study and will be very helpful when looking for a job after graduation.
https://cambriancollege.caSince 1967, Cambrian College has been the leading post-secondary institution in Northern Ontario. Our College has a vibrant community of more than 11 000 learners, with over 4100 students in 80 full-time programs, and over 7000 students in almost 900 part-time courses and programs across three campus locations in northern Ontario: Sudbury, Espanola, and Little Current / Manitoulin Island. Discover the range of services and facilities we offer to support students and prepare them for success in today’s competitive work places. Explore everything we have to offer and see Cambrian for yourself.
Centennial College – www.centennialcollege.ca
Over the past 47 years Centennial College has transformed itself from a local community college to a worldly institution with a presence in several emerging markets, including China, India, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
Our core focus, as it has always been, is on preparing graduates to enter the work force, while offering our students distinct ways to learn to be leaders. We’ve worked to build lasting partnerships with local communities while preparing our graduates to succeed in a global context.
Locally we continue to offer industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at four Toronto campuses. Whether in our classrooms, our labs or the community, students of Centennial experience the “real world” even before they graduate. They’re job ready. And that’s a fact employers have told us, as more than 94 percent of those hiring Centennial grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their hires.
As a leader in internationalization, we’ve done extensive work teaching international students. Conversely, we are enabling more Canadian learners to have an international adventure: be it completing a semester in Spain, an internship in South Africa or a Global Citizenship learning experience in the Amazon Basin.
We believe an education at Centennial is an education without borders, because the world has changed, and so have we. We’ve re-created our College, giving us a unique position in the marketplace and, in fact, the world. And we are now prepared for the next set of challenges: to be more innovative and entrepreneurial; to further exploit the benefits of technology; to creatively engage our employees; to build more bridges with communities and employers; to see our graduates do meaningful work and have meaningful lives.
From our humble early beginnings as a community college in 1967, Conestoga has risen to become one of Canada’s premier polytechnic institutes. We offer advanced applied education, and research leading to the commercialization of innovation in southwestern Ontario. For nine of the last eleven years independent research has named Conestoga as the number one publicly funded college in Ontario!
Our largest campus (Doon) in Kitchener is located right next to highway 401 on 138 acres of land and offers a full range of programming. Our Waterloo campus is a centre of excellence for skilled trades and culinary. Our Guelph campus has emerged as a provincial leader in motive power trades. We also have smaller campuses in Stratford and Cambridge offering academic upgrading and career focused programs.
We are also adding a brand new campus just south of the 401 across from our Doon campus. This exciting new campus will eventually add another 1,000,000 square feet of learning space and house most of our Engineering Technology programs. The first phase will open in the fall of 2011 and has been supported by all levels of government.
Conestoga, established in 1967, has been the number one rated College in Ontario for nine of the last eleven years
- Our graduate job placement rate is an amazing 94.2% six months after graduation.
- Conestoga is an outstanding polytechnical institute and a founding member of Polytechnics Canada
- Full-time Students: 8,500
- Apprenticeship Students: 4,000
- Part-time Students: 38,000
- 40% of all adults in Waterloo Region have taken at least one course at Conestoga.
- Our graduates annually pump $1.4 billion into the local economy.
- We offer 120 full-time programs, 37 apprenticeship related programs, 7 four-year bachelor degree programs, 3 collaborative degrees, 25 post-graduate certificates and over 100 part-time programs.
- Conestoga has six campuses: Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo, Guelph, Stratford, Cambridge and Ingersoll.
- Conestoga’s loan default rate is the lowest in the province at 6.8%. We attribute this, at least partially, to the fact so many of our students get excellent jobs after graduation! Last year Conestoga handed out $20 million in student loans.
- College President, Dr. John Tibbits, joined Conestoga in 1987.
- The Doon campus features a beautiful forest in the middle of the campus.
Ranked the Number #1 College in Ontario, Canada for 9 out of the past 11 years, Conestoga is the fastest growing College in the Province. It is located in Waterloo Region – Canada’s Innovation Hub – which is 100 kilometers west of Toronto and 150 kilometers from Niagara Falls.
Conestoga College offers over 110 full-time programs for International Students, including 10 bachelor degree programs and over 35 co-op programs. The College is well-recognized for its career-oriented Degree, Diploma, Certificate and Post-Graduation programs in Business, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Community Services, and Media and Design. Conestoga College is dedicated to creating exciting and flexible degree completion opportunities for its current and prospective students.
In February 2003, Conestoga College was one of three colleges to be granted the ITAL designation ~ Institute of Training and Advanced Learning, earning it the right to offer more applied degree programs than other colleges.
Conestoga’s support staff and faculty members are devoted to student satisfaction and their overall development. Their efforts have made Conestoga College the # 1 College in Employment rate among all Ontario colleges, three years in a row. Conestoga College the # 1 College in Employment rate among all Ontario colleges, three years in a row.
Over 410 international students participate in over forty-six Conestoga College programs, which have brought culture, experience and diversity into the Conestoga College classrooms. The interaction between Canadian and international students results in life-long cross-cultural friendships built upon mutual understanding. The International Department organizes activities and social events on a regular basis to help our international students enjoy their time at Conestoga College and Canada.
Confederation College www.confederationc.on.ca/
Confederation College has been serving the citizens of Northwestern Ontario since 1967 by meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of 550,000 square kilometers. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional campuses located in the communities of Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Geraldton,Marathon, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Wawa.
Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 8,800 combined full and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 805 full and part-time employees.
About Confederation College:
- 8 regional campuses in the communities of: Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Geraldton, Marathon, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout & Wawa.
- Serving the educational needs of Northwestern Ontario and beyond
- Motto: “Change Your Life Through Learning”
- Significant Aboriginal student population
- 4 distinct seasons, in the heart of the great Canadian outdoors
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Fleming College, also known as Sir Sandford Fleming College, is an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology located in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The college has an enrollment of more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students.
Fleming College features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education.
Fleming College is noted for its excellence in environmental and natural resources sciences as well as unique programs in business, museum management and cultural heritage, and social services. It also offers a number of post-graduate diplomas in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Aquaculture, and Environmental Visual Communication. As well, Fleming College has a Computer Security and Investigations program, which is one of only three related programs in Canada.
Georgian College is a College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, Canada. It has 13,000 full-time students, including 4,500 international students from 85 countries, across seven campuses, the largest being in Barrie.
Georgian College offers academic upgrading, apprenticeship training, certificate, diploma, graduate certificate, college degree and university programs (including combined degree-diplomas) and part-time studies in such areas such as automotive business, business and management, community safety, computer studies, design and visual arts, engineering technology and environmental studies, health, wellness and sciences, hospitality, tourism and recreation, human services, Indigenous studies, liberal arts, marine studies, and skilled trades.
Classes are small (26 people on average).
Georgian offers the following degrees:
- Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management)
- Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership)
- Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management)
- Honours Bachelor of Interior Design
- Honours Bachelor of Police Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Collaborative Program)
Georgian partners with Lakehead University to deliver degree-diploma programs. Students obtain both a diploma and a degree in four years of study. Two of these programs began in September 2017, and two more started in September 2018. Two offer a co-op option. Current Lakehead-Georgian degree-diploma programs are:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Degree with Electrical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma
- Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science – Environmental Sustainability (Specialization in Ecosystem Management) Degree with Environmental Technician Diploma
- Honours Bachelor of Science – Applied Life Sciences (Specialization in Biomedical Techniques) Degree with Biotechnology-Health Diploma
- Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree with Computer Programmer Diploma 
Georgian’s University Partnership Centre offers a means of earning university degrees, college degrees, combined degree-diplomas and graduate certificate programs.
Degrees currently offered in partnership with other institutions (aside from Lakehead University) include:
- Central Michigan University: Master of Arts in Education, Community College Concentration
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology: RPN-BScN Degree Completion
- York University: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Collaborative Program)
The college also currently has more than 780 articulation and transfer agreements with 59 institutions around the world.
Holland College is the provincial community college for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). It is named after British Army engineer and surveyor Captain Samuel Holland. It was formed by the Government of Prince Edward Island in 1969 as a result of an education reform policy undertaken as part of the Prince Edward Island Comprehensive Development Plan which saw the closure of the province’s two post-secondary institutions structured on religious lines, St. Dunstan’s University and Prince of Wales College, and the creation of the non-denominational University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Holland College.
Lambton College – www.lambton.ca for more information
Lambton College offers you quality, flexibility and a wide variety of options when creating your educational pathway. By choosing Lambton, you will be selecting a College that offers programs directly catered to you and employers who are seeking our highly skilled graduates. At Lambton, you will not be just a number; we will bridge you to a bright future by providing you the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude to compete successfully in the labour market.
Our mission is Student and Community Success which means we focus on the needs of our students and our economy. As part of that commitment, we continue to update our learning environment with state of the art instructional equipment and we offer new programs every year. New for the 2010-2011 school year is the two-year Fashion Business diploma program, the 12-month Renovation Technician certificate program and the one-year Professional Accounting Practice graduate certificate.
In the past year, we have made some significant improvements to our campus. We opened the Suncor Sustainability Centre for student and community use, as well as our on-campus Spa for our NEW Esthetician Program. We are in the process of making significant improvements to our Library, Computer Labs and our Fire School facilities as well as adding a Learning Studio which will feature leading edge teaching and learning technology.
When you sit down and consider your post-secondary options, think Lambton. We’re committed to providing you a quality education with smaller class sizes, a knowledgeable and helpful faculty and staff, and a wide selection of in-demand programs offered in a demanding yet caring learning environment . Make Lambton yours!
Established in 1966, Lambton College is the second oldest of Ontario’s public colleges and continues to keep pace with changing demands in the global marketplace. Lambton College offers students a “big small” option. We’re large enough to offer a wide variety of programs, state-of-the-art technologies and leading-edge facilities, but small enough to provide smaller class sizes and caring faculty and staff. Lambton can arrange for students to get a High School Diploma, a College diploma and continue to university level education.
The city of Sarnia is one of the most affordable Canadian cities to live in, particularly with respect to housing. Also, 25 percent of Lambton College International Students receive entrance scholarships!
Lambton offers 50 full-time post-secondary and post-graduate programs. Taught in world-class facilities, Lambton provides its graduates with real-life skills to succeed in their career ventures. Lambton’s co-op programs allow students to combine academics with paid work terms.
Laurentian University – www.laurentian.ca
Laurentian University is nestled into a pristine 765-acre peninsula in Sudbury – less than four hours north of Toronto.
We are one of the fastest growing universities in Canada in the past decade, now serving close to 9,500 students. Our main campus is in Sudbury, and we now offer a growing number of programs in Barrie to the 1,000 students studying on that campus. We have the highest post-graduation employment rates in Ontario after 6 months at 93% and 95% after two years. We receive high recognition for our enviable class sizes, having one of the lowest average class sizes in Canada.
Our two home cities are similar in many important respects: they’re both vibrant, safe, affordable mid-sized cities with all the urban amenities, each with a true sense of community, and both located within the famous natural setting of the Muskoka region. Beyond the busy life on campus, you’ll find plenty to do and enjoy in both of our Laurentian host cities. Both communities have efficient and economical public transit and are relatively easy to navigate by car or on foot.
Find out more about Laurentian University in our 2013-2014 Quick Facts document.
FEDERATED UNIVERSITIES AND AFFILIATED COLLEGES
Laurentian includes three federated universities: Huntington University, Thorneloe University and University of Sudbury.
We also have two affiliated colleges: Collège universitaire de Hearst and Algoma University College, located in Sault Ste. Marie. A unique partnership with Georgian College enables students to complete a three-year degree at the Barrie or Orillia campuses, with the option of a fourth year at Laurentian in Sudbury.
Loyalist College – www.loyalistcollege.com
Loyalist College is located in the beautiful and historic city of Belleville, located close to the major Canadian cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Niagara Falls. Belleville has a population of approximately 49,000. Easy access to major highways, train and bus service make Loyalist College the perfect location for study.
Loyalist College offers international students the ideal combination of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and intercultural experiences. Loyalist is small enough to provide personal, friendly and caring attention to all of our students. You will get to know your professors as they share their industry experience and contacts with you through hands-on and applied learning.
The International Centre at Loyalist College provides assistance to international students in adapting to college life – socially, academically and culturally. We offer assistance with arrival, settlement and immigration.
Loyalist’s goal is to prepare students for the workforce with a strong foundation in academic and hands-on skills training. The College offers 60+ diploma, post-graduate and certificate programs.
Loyalist has over 77 formal transfer agreements with universities across Canada and around the world. These agreements allow our students to transfer credits obtained at Loyalist College towards a degree.
Loyalist has five residence buildings situated on campus in a wooded country setting, just minutes from downtown Belleville. Students may also choose to live in private housing, with other students or a family.
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public college of applied arts and technology located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It has three main campuses: the Fennell Campus on the Hamilton Mountain, the Stoney Creek Campus in Stoney Creek, and the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster University. As of 2014 more than 1000 faculty instruct roughly 12,500 full-time students, 4,000 apprentices, 46,000 continuing education registrants and 1,800 international students studying in more than 130 post-secondary and apprenticeship programs. Since its founding in 1966, over 115,000 students have graduated from Mohawk College.
Mohawk offers two-year Ontario college diplomas, three-year Ontario college advanced diplomas, one-year Ontario college graduate certificates and four-year collaborative degree programs, the latter in association with McMaster University.
Mohawk offers more than 130 full-time programs, apprenticeship programs and more than 1,000 continuing education courses.
Mohawk specialise in health science and engineering technology education and is the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario.
To serve Hamilton’s growing immigrant population, Mohawk offers English language training and innovative bridging programs for foreign-trained professionals in health sciences and engineering technology.
Mount Saintt Vincent University – www.msvu.ca
Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) is committed to being a model of creative teaching and research that nurtures socially responsible global citizens. With a unique blend of passion and individuality, the Mount is a university with unparalleled social impact at home, across the country and around the world.
The Mount is located just minutes from downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia and is recognized for its small class sizes and personalized approach to learning. A diverse mix of 4,000 women and men from across Canada and more than 50 countries take advantage of the Mount’s programs and unique sense of community through on-campus classes and distance learning opportunities.
The Mount’s more than 140-year history is a story of humanity and growth. From its beginning, the University has been concerned with the wellbeing of individuals and communities at home and abroad. Established by the Sisters of Charity in 1873, the Mount was one of the only institutions of higher education for women in Canada. At a time when women could not vote, the Mount provided an opportunity for women to learn and participate equally in society.
The Mount is renowned for its wide range of programs and areas of study within arts, sciences, education and professional studies. One of the newest programs is the four-year Bachelor of Arts (Communication)which offers students a deeper understanding of the foundations of human and organizational communication, and the relationship between media, culture and society. Our Bachelor of Science (Science Communication) program is designed to educate scientifically-literate communicators — professionals who help bridge the gap between the general public and the work of scientists.
Other professional programs offered include Applied Human Nutrition, Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Child and Youth Study and Public Relations. The Mount’s undergraduate degrees in Public Relations and Child and Youth Study are the only programs of their kind in Atlantic Canada.
There are more than a dozen graduate programs that build on and enhance undergraduate program strengths, including the newly developed Master of Public Relations Program which is the only one of its kind in Canada. The Mount recently introduced a PhD in Educational Studies, the first PhD offered at the Mount. The Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies, offered in conjunction with Acadia University and St. Francis Xavier University, is the only one of its kind in the region.
Co-operative and Experiential Learning
As a leader in co-operative and experiential learning, all students at the Mount are encouraged to find opportunities to build experiential learning into their programs. And with Co-operative Education included in a number of our programs, students gain the experience they need to be ready for the workforce. Since 1979, the Mount has offered opportunities for students to take classroom education into the workplace. More than 35 years later, over 7,000 students have successfully completed work terms.
Flexible Learning Options
A leader in distance education, the Mount offers innovative ways for students to study and learn. Students at the Mount can take classes on a flexible schedule with many undergraduate and graduate degree programs available through Distance Learning and Continuing Education.
The Mount offers one of the most generous scholarship programs in the region. Each year, hundreds of students benefit from more than $1.9 million in scholarships and bursaries associated with the Mount.
A Leader in Research
The Mount’s research centres provide unique learning opportunities for our students while facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, childhood development and more. Our faculty and departments offer early access to hands-on research opportunities enabling both graduate and undergraduate students to enhance their education by working alongside many forward-thinking researchers. These opportunities can be life-changing for students, opening up professional possibilities and new aspirations.
The Mount’s Research Chairs include Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal (NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Atlantic); Dr. Maya Eichler (Canada Research Chair, Social Innovation and Community Engagement); Dr. Marnina Gonick (Canada Research Chair, Gender); Dr. Jamie Metsala (Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Learning Disabilities); Dr. Patty Williams (Canada Research Chair, Food Security and Public Policy); and Dr. Maya Eichler (Canada Research Chair, Social Innovation and Community Engagement).
Shaping the Future
Our network of more than 30,000 Mount alumnae stays connected through activities, programs and communications from the Mount’s Alumnae Association which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2011. The Mount also continues to develop connections with a number of individuals, organizations and businesses in the community on projects that improve our community, our campus and our students’ experience.
Thanks to the efforts of a task force of committed leaders and many generous donors and supporters, the Mount will open its new environmentally friendly Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research in May of 2015. Offering students a learning environment that is contemporary, technology-rich and interactive, the McCain Centre will be home to programs and initiatives in women’s studies, business, tourism and communications, and will be the first building on a Canadian University campus dedicated to the advancement of women. In short, the new McCain Centre will transform our instructional environment resulting in a tremendous impact on our core mission: teaching.
The Mount has an active and engaging campus life. Students can opt to participate in a number of groups and societies, many of which reinforce the Mount’s commitment to social justice and address interests and topics in a wide range of realms, including: academic, international, political, environmental, social, community service and recreational. Students can choose to live on campus through a range of options including traditional residence, townhouses or apartment style residence.
Home to some of the best athletes and teams in the region and country, athletics and recreation play a big role in campus life at the Mount. Our Mount Mystics varsity teams have been recognized for their athletic ability, their academics and fair play. The Mount’s fitness centre offers a wide range of classes and programs for students and community members.
Niagara College – www.niagaracollege.ca
Niagara College Canada is Canada’s fastest growing community college. Every year more than 10,000 full-time students, including over 700 international students from 60 countries begin their dreams in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Located a heartbeat away from the world-famous Niagara Falls, there are two campuses, one in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the other down the road in Welland.
NC is proud of being the most famous Tourism, Hospitality, and Business Management school in Canada. With an outstanding array of relevant, one to four-year programs – including an innovative Bachelor of Applied Business in both the International Commerce, and Hospitality Operations Management disciplines – Niagara College is committed to bringing your dreams to life.
Our industry-leading co-op work components have a 98% placement rate. In essence, we guarantee that before you leave the College, you will have the experience you need in your chosen field. Niagara is also committed to hands-on instruction: Our unique learning enterprises, including Canada’s only commercial, award-winning Teaching Winery and student-run five-star restaurant and catering service, have transformed the way our students learn.
Niagara College is number one in student satisfaction by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities!
University Of Prince Edward Island – www.upei.ca
Located on 140 acres in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions: Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and St. Dunstan’s University (est. 1855). UPEI honours this proud legacy through a growing reputation for research innovation and academic excellence.
UPEI’s four faculties (arts, education, science, and veterinary medicine) and two schools (business and nursing) offer a wide range of programs and degrees to approximately 4,400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Home to multiple Canada Research Chairs, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, endowed or sponsored research chairs, and 3M Teaching Award-winners, UPEI offers its students access to over 1,100 exceptional faculty and research staff. UPEI students come from all walks of life and from local, regional, national and international locations. As of January 2015, international students from over 60 countries comprise 16 per cent of the University’s total enrolment.
The campus consists of 28 academic, administration, residential and athletic buildings including Don and Marion McDougall Hall housing the School of Business; Bill and Denise Andrew Hall; the W. A. Murphy Student Centre; and, a new facility for the School of Nursing and the Applied Human Sciences programs, the Health Sciences Building, was officially opened in early 2012. Athletic facilities have grown substantially over the past decade including the new UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place track and field facility, the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, a lighted, synthetic-surface sports field, and a community-based partnership athletic facility with competitive and leisure pools and two professional-sized ice surfaces in MacLauchlan Arena. The campus also houses the National Research Council’s Institute for Nutrisciences and Health at the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre.
With over $5.4 million in scholarships, international exchange and study opportunities, an active Student Union, expanding graduate programs and outstanding student-faculty interaction, UPEI offers its students a unique campus experience. Our alumni enjoy success in their chosen fields and are a constant reminder of the value and promise inherent in a UPEI education.
St. Clair College
St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology is a college in the Southwestern Ontario counties of Essex and Chatham-Kent. It was ranked as one of top colleges to go to in Ontario in 2014
St. Clair College offers more than 100 diploma, certificate, degree and post graduate certificate programs.
- The College offers a Bachelor of Applied Technology (Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Product Design).
- The College also offers Apprentice programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Post Secondary career programs.
- Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Academic and Career Entrance; College and Employment Preparation; English as a Second Language; General Arts and Science; Health Foundations; Pre-Business; Pre-Health Science; Pre-Nursing and Pre-Technology
- Business & Information Technology
- Business; Business Administration; Computer Systems Technician/Technology (#1 College Computer networking program in Ontario); International Business; Office Administration; Business Accounting; Mobile Applications Development; Internet Applications and Web Development
- Community Studies
- Autism and Behavioral Science; Child and Youth Worker; Developmental Service Worker; Early Childhood Education; Educational Assistant; Law Clerk; Law and Security Administration; Native Community Worker; Native Early Childhood Education; Community and Justice Services; Restorative Justice Practices
- Engineering Technologies
- Architectural; Biomedical Engineering Technology; Chemical Laboratory; Civil Engineering; Construction Engineering; Electronics Engineering; Manufacturing; Mechanical; Power Engineering;
- Health Sciences
- Concurrent Bachelor of Science/Medical Laboratory Science; Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Medical Laboratory; Nursing – BScN; Paramedic; Personal Support Worker; Pharmacy Technician; Practical Nursing; Respiratory Therapy; Veterinary Technician
- Media, Art & Design
- Advertising; Animation; Entertainment Technology; Graphic Design; Hospitality Management; Interior Design; Journalism; Music Theatre Performance; Tourism and Travel
- Skilled Trades
- Chef; Culinary Management; Electrical Techniques; Esthetician; Hairstylist; Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning; Horticulture; Motive Power Technician; Welding; Woodworking
- Bachelor’s degree Programs:
- Bachelor of Science – Nursing; Bachelor of Science/Medical Laboratory Science; Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education/ Early Childhood Education.Bachelor of Applied Technology-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Product Design.
St. Mary’s University– www.smu.ca
Saint Mary’s offers you a student-centered learning environment. We encourage ‘active learning’, where your mind and imagination are appreciated, stimulated and engaged. Saint Mary’s also promotes real-life application of your in-class studies, as we find ways to connect theory to the world around you. That means you learn as you do. The net effect is that you’ll become a better communicator with more natural leadership and interpersonal skills. And that means better likelihood of landing the job you want once you graduate.
At Saint Mary’s you can customize your degree and become as diverse as our campus. Here’s how:
Take most of your courses from your “home” faculty, but explore other interests with courses from the other faculties, too.
Accelerate your learning – we have 4 semesters to choose from. You can study year round if you want or start your program at different times of year.
Work part-time while studying – our campus runs many classes from 8:30AM to 8:30PM to accommodate your schedule. In fact, 75% of our students combine work and study to finance their education. The campus has more than 1,000 part-time employment opportunities for students and a Student Employment Centre to help you with your search.
Get involved through volunteer opportunities, extracurricular activities, and varsity or intramural athletics.
Connect with students from some of the more than 90 countries represented on campus, or spend time in one of their countries on an international exchange or field trip. Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s has been educating citizens of the world for over 200 years.
Becoming a student at Saint Mary’s University means joining a community of more than 38,000 students and graduates around the world. It means getting individualized attention, since the average first-year class size in undergraduate degree programs is only 40 to 60 students. It means working with engaging professors who are experts in their field of study, maybe even adding hands-on experience in ground-breaking research to your resumé. Click here to find out how students are getting closer to their passions at Saint Mary’s University!
Sheridan College – www.sheridan.on.ca
Sheridan delivers career-focused education and training across a wide range of disciplines to 15,000 full-time students annually at its campuses in Oakville and Brampton, Ontario. Our programs blend theoretical and hands-on learning, and most offer a co-op, field placement or internship opportunity to prepare you with relevant work experience before you graduate. A Sheridan education offers numerous benefits, including:
- Faculty who pass on knowledge acquired through their own work experience
- State-of-the-art learning environments featuring the latest technology
- Comprehensive student support services, from our friendly Student Advisement Centres to the excellent resources of the Career Centre
- Practical, hands-on learning that prepares you to ‘jump right in’ to the workforce
Founded over 40 years ago, Sheridan has graduated over 100,000 alumni who have made an impact in the arts, business, technology and community service fields, both in Canada and internationally.
With a graduate employment rate over 88% and an employer satisfaction rate over 93%, we are proud to say our reputation has grown as we have.
Leading-Edge Centres of Excellence
Sheridan has a long history of turning out well-rounded and capable graduates, so it only makes sense for us to make a significant investment in our facilities. Our leading-edge centres of excellence provide learning environments that will help our students develop the skills they need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. These centres include:
- Sheridan Elder Research Centre
- Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies
- Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies
- Centre for Healthy Communities
Seneca College is located in Toronto, Ontario and is the largest college in Canada with more than 100,000 full and part-time students on 8 campuses. This includes over 3,000 international students from more than 90 countries.
Students at Seneca can choose from more than 150 career programs and receive the academic foundation, workplace experience and practical training needed to succeed in our global economy.
Seneca’s reputation and long-standing tradition is creating an environment where academic excellence is coupled with practical applications. All Seneca programs are created with input from employers to ensure that students are expertly prepared for their future careers. The teaching methodologies used by Seneca’s faculty include collaborative and cooperative learning, discovery-based learning, engaged learning, problem-solving learning, and real world case study explorations.
Many of Seneca’s programs include co-op or field placement. Co-op education programs give students the opportunity to integrate academic learning with paid, practical work experience. Students normally complete at least two academic terms prior to their first paid work term.
Seneca is known for its outstanding facilities, which include a health centre, a physiotherapy clinic, fitness centres, a sports centre including an ice rink, bookstores, a fashion store, computer stores, cafeterias, coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, , computer labs and 2 modern on-campus residences.
Seneca’s services are also exemplary and include an international student services office, free health insurance with on-campus health centres, tutoring and academic advisement.
St. Lawrence Collegehttps://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/ The college has approximately 6,700 full-time students and 20,000 part-time registrants in 89 academic programs and employs 829 full- and part-time staff; this includes 414 faculty. St. Lawrence College has received accreditation to offer Baccalaureate Degree programs in the following areas:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (in partnership with Laurentian University)
- Bachelor of Business Administration (in partnership with Laurentian University)
- Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology
- 100% of employers were satisfied with the quality of the educational preparation of St. Lawrence College graduates.
- 86.5% of SLC graduates found employment within six months of graduation.
- 84.5% of graduates were satisfied with the usefulness of their SLC education in achieving their goals after graduation.
- 80% of students were satisfied with the overall quality of services, programming and resources available to them at SLC.
Schools and faculty
- Applied Arts
- Community Services
- Computer and Engineering Technology
- Justice Studies
- Health Sciences
- Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships
- Hospitality and Culinary Arts
- Graphic Design