Transition path allows SLC graduates to progress to a Queen’s University degree

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Graduates of St. Lawrence College (SLC) have a new post-graduation opportunity through a bridging partnership with Queen’s Engineering.

A formal agreement between the two schools will allow graduates of SLC’s advanced civil engineering degree program to pursue a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Queen’s, according to a statement from SLC dated Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

“We are grateful for this partnership with Queen’s University as it provides another important way for our students and graduates to pursue their educational goals,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of SLC. “This formalized path recognizes the SLC credits obtained and offers students exceptional opportunities to continue their studies. “

“Queen’s Engineering has long enjoyed an informal but very tangible relationship with St. Lawrence [College]seeing some of their graduates leveraging their experience in St. Lawrence to find a place in our civil engineering program, ”added Kevin Deluzio, Dean of Queen’s Engineering. “This more formal relationship will allow SLC students to see their hard work and talent recognized even more easily and effectively, and to expand the options open to them by Saint-Laurent’s excellent Civil Engineering Technology Diploma.

Ian Moore, head of department at Queen’s Civil Engineering, also intervened, adding that students entering the civil program at Queen’s in St. Lawrence have had very high pass rates and positive impacts on the fourth grade design course. year and other courses and activities. . “With this new agreement, we will be delighted to welcome even more enthusiastic and knowledgeable students from St Lawrence College,” he said.

Although the agreement formalizes the partnership, SLC’s civil engineering technology graduates have been pursuing their civil engineering education for many years at Queen’s University, according to Eileen De Courcy, senior vice president, Academic at SLC.

“This articulation agreement will benefit SLC’s civil engineering technology graduates by giving them the opportunity to graduate in just three more years. By taking advantage of this new educational path, our graduates are diversifying their knowledge and skills, thus broadening their career opportunities, ”said De Courcy. “Graduates of the Diploma and Degree program will benefit from both the practical training acquired at SLC and the theoretical training of a Queen’s Diploma, as well as the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree and diploma. ” practice the engineering profession across Canada. ”

SLC students who wish to be admitted to the Queen’s University Civil Engineering Transition Program under this articulation agreement must have completed or be in the last semester of the Civil Engineering Technology Diploma Program, have earned a GPA of at least 2.7 (70 percent) upon graduation, and completed Grade 12 chemistry, the release said.

“Obtaining a Civil Engineering Technology degree at SLC and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree at Queen’s University was a great foundation to start my career,” said Matthew Scanlan, who is now a professor in the Civil Engineering Technology program at SLC. “SLC provided a solid introduction to engineering and practical skills such as surveying and drafting, while Queen’s provided the engineering and management theory required for a professional engineer license. The mix of college and university education gave me a unique set of skills that allowed me to fill a variety of roles and responsibilities early in my career, both in the office and in the field.

After completing the Queen’s University Transition Program, which consists of two courses in Calculus and Linear Algebra, qualified students will be able to advance to an advanced level in the Bachelor of Civil Engineering program at Queen’s University. Learn more about Queen’s pathways from college to university degree on the Queen’s University website.

SLC offers several pathways to graduate through partnerships with universities in Canada and around the world, including Queen’s University, Carleton University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, as well as several in Ireland, the college said. Learn more about these opportunities here.

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