St. Lawrence College forms partnership with Alberta university

A student walks up the road from the St. Lawrence College campus in Cornwall, Ont. on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

KINGSTON – St. Lawrence College has formed a new partnership with Athabasca University allowing students in five programs to complete a bachelor’s degree in two additional years.

Two-year diploma grads in community and justice services, early childhood education, fitness and health promotion, mental wellness and addictions and police foundations will be able to transfer 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree in their field.

St. Lawrence College CEO Glenn Vollebregt says the new educational pathway “provides yet another important way for our students and graduates to continue on with their educational goals.”

SLC already has similar degree completion deals with Queen’s University, Carleton University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.