Holland College and the University of New Brunswick have renewed a degree pathway that enables graduates of the college’s Environmental Applied Science Technology and Wildlife Conservation Technology programs to earn a Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources.
Eligible graduates from the Wildlife Conservation Technology program may receive up to 63 transfer credits, while graduates from the Environmental Applied Science Technology program may receive up 62 transfer credits, significantly reducing the time and tuition fees a degree usually entails.
Holland College president Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald said the renewal of the agreement, which is one of several agreements the college has with UNB, ensures that students can pursue their educational goals seamlessly.
“Rather than having to apply for credit transfers course by course, graduates of these two programs know that they are receiving credit for the work they completed at Holland College,” he said.
“UNB is proud to have a partnership with Holland College. This pathway will help students achieve their goal of earning a university degree,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. “We will continue to foster similar partnerships that provide students with pathways to success.”
The two-year Environmental Applied Science Technology program teaches environmental microbiology, soil science, air quality, and environmental chemistry in the classroom, and then the students apply the theories working in rivers, streams and water treatment facilities. The Environmental Applied Science Technology program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (Technician level).
In the two-year Wildlife Conservation Technology program, students learn about plant and animal ecology, environmental chemistry, map use and analysis, canoe safety, advanced wilderness and remote first aid, and wildlife management. The program is accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association.
Holland College has more than 90 degree pathways and articulation agreements with post-secondary institutions across the country and around the world.
In this picture: Environmental Applied Science Technology student at work in the lab.
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Date: Friday, January 21, 2022