MHC announces program in-take suspensions, layoffs due to budget cuts

May 22, 2020

Medicine Hat College has reported that they have cut five degree programs and 41 jobs due to provincial budget cuts. Following a mandated budget reduction of $6M, the college will suspend new applications for those seeking to become educational assistants, social work and addiction counsellors; obtain a bachelor of business administration degree; or take initial engineering courses that can be transferred to other institutions. According to Medicine Hat News, this announcement comes on the heels of an earlier announcement about a 7% tuition increase for students this fall. With regard to job losses, a college release states that the full-time positions will be lost by a combination of voluntary leave programs and permanent layoffs, though no breakdown is provided. Medicine Hat News (AB)