New programming plans, report in response to expansion of 3-year degrees at ON college

April 18, 2022
Following the Government of Ontario’s announcement that colleges will be able to offer three-year degree announcement, several members of the sector have shared their plans for future programming. Georgian College announced that, in anticipation of the announcement, it had already begun to develop three-year degrees in hospitality and business that are expected to be available as early as 2024. Northern College President Audrey Penner told the North Bay Nugget that the college is laying the foundation to offer a degree in Welding Engineering. Sault College President Ron Common noted that the college is exploring degree options in aviation, health, and trades programs that the college currently offers as three-year diplomas. The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario has also released a report reflecting on the possible costs associated with expanding three-year undergraduate degrees to colleges for students, institutions, and government. Georgian | North Bay Nugget | SooToday | HEQCO (ON)