Agreement creates new pathway for COTR Engineering students

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Transfer agreement with University of Alberta provides guaranteed admission to College’s Engineering certificate students

College of the Rockies’ Engineering students have another option open to them upon completing their certificate, thanks to a new transfer agreement signed with the University of Alberta.

“Our Common First Year Engineering certificate agreement already supports extremely solid transfer across the province,” said Robin Hicks, Vice President Academic and Applied Research. “This agreement with University of Alberta adds another avenue for students.”

The transfer agreement formalizes guaranteed admission into Year 2 of Engineering at U of A as well as block transfer of the College’s certificate. Students must apply directly to U of A and meet their entrance requirements, as they would for any other Engineering program. College of the Rockies students will also be required to make up one course upon transfer.

Students who complete the Engineering certificate at College of the Rockies will not only see significant financial savings compared to a large university, but also benefit from the small classes and personalized attention from faculty. Students who start at College of the Rockies and then transfer to university to complete a degree are among the most successful transfer students in B.C., according to the B.C. Council on Admission and Transfer (BCCAT).

“In BCCAT’s last two reports, the College has ranked high for student success,” said Hicks. “Not only do our students have the highest degree completion rate of any transfer institution in the province, but they also are among the top performing students academically. Our faculty and support services play a big part in that success.”

For more information on the new transfer agreement, go to: cotr.ca/transfer.

Learn more about College of the Rockies’ Engineering certificate at: cotr.ca/programs


About College of the Rockies

For more than 45 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry, and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education, and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.


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