These articulation agreements will facilitate educational advancement for students of Collège Boréal through recognition of prior learning by Université de Hearst.

Université de Hearst and Collège Boréal signed six new articulation agreements Monday, November 12, 2018, in which Université de Hearst formally recognizes academic credits obtained through programs offered at Collège Boréal.

Daniel Giroux, president of Collège Boréal, and Marc Bédard, vice-president of Université de Hearst met at Collège Boréal’s Sudbury campus to formalize these agreements.

These six new articulation agreements involve the programs Business Administration, Bookkeeping, Social Services, Police Services and Peace and Conflict Studies offered by Collège Boréal at its campuses in Hearst, Kapuskasing, Nipissing, Sudbury, Timmins, Toronto and Windsor. These programs will be articulated with Business Administration, Management, Psychology and Human and Social Issues programs offered by Université de Hearst.

Collège Boréal students in any one of these programs will now be able to complete their education by choosing to continue their cursus at Université de Hearst using models known as “2+2”, “2+1”, “3+1” and “3+2”, which ultimately lead to an Ontario College Diploma plus a university degree.

As gateways between the practical training provided in the college environment and the university’s more theoretical environment, these agreements uphold a commitment to providing students with a comprehensive “ready for hire” profile in the job market.

These agreements save precious time for college students who wish to gain new perspectives in their field by studying in a university and they save precious financial resources by reducing the cost of the program by an estimated 10,000$ to 15,000$ per student.

Some of these Collège Boréal programs are already accepting registrations for the January 2019 session (see annex for details).

To date, Collège Boréal has signed 120 articulation agreements with ten or so institutions, including eight with Université de Hearst. Université de Hearst has signed a dozen agreements to date and is currently developing new ones. The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) is working with 44 provincially funded post-secondary institutions to enhance academic pathways and reduce barriers for students looking to transfer among those institutions.

“Students who arrive from Collège Boréal have solid practical experience in a variety of disciplines. It is essential to accompany and encourage students who wish to pursue their education in our university by recognizing the value of their skills within the programs we offer. These generous articulation agreements are innovative bridges that provide benefits both for college graduates and the labour market.”
Marc Bédard, vice-president, Université de Hearst

“In a constantly changing labour market, the ability to adapt is the key to success. At Collège Boréal, we encourage student mobility, because it is in itself a learning experience that fosters skills development. I wish to thank Université de Hearst for recognizing the Boréal difference through these agreements and continuing to support the developing talents of young people who will soon be full contributors to our economy.”
Daniel Giroux, president, Collège Boréal

About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.

Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in 7 campuses and 38 access centres in 27 communities throughout the province. Since 1995,approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal now holds the top rank in three of the five areas surveyed! Among all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate and graduate satisfaction rate in the province. Moreover, at 96%, Boréal ranks 3rd in the province for employer satisfaction!

To learn more about our programs and services, visit our Web site at www.collegeboreal.ca/, our Facebook page or our Twitter account.

About Université de Hearst
Université de Hearst is a university community on a human scale. With three campuses in Northern Ontario, in Hearst, Kapuskasing and Timmins, it offers experience-based education focused on human sciences and business administration. It provides a learning environment that is conducive to successful French language post-secondary studies and to the development of sought-after professional skills, including Block Plan courses, experiential learning and student support services.

As a new player in the area of articulation agreements, Université de Hearst and its partners have designed innovative and very generous articulation agreements based on a variety of models, such as 2 + 1, 2 + 2, 3 + 1 and 3 + 2.

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