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Holland College and UPEI sign degree pathway agreements

Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island have signed 22 degree pathway agreements to enable graduates from Holland College to pursue their educational goals seamlessly and obtain a degree from UPEI. The continued collaboration provides students with the opportunity to continue their studies on P.E.I. by beginning their studies at one institution and finishing at the other, receiving credit for their college diploma.

Several of the agreements renew existing pathways between UPEI and Holland College, such as the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation, and the Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine pathways. The Sport and Leisure Kinesiology pathway has been reworked to provide Sport and Leisure Management students and graduates with a clearer understanding of the entrance requirements.

A new agreement for graduates of Holland College’s Graphic Design program gives students up to 60 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Holland College president Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald said the agreements make pursuing a post-secondary education more attractive to learners. 

“These pathways give students a wider range of options when pursuing their educational goals at UPEI or Holland College, while ensuring they receive credit for all the work they’ve completed,” he said.  

Natalie Mitton, VP Academic and Applied Research at Holland College, said the collaborative nature of the agreements enables graduates to follow their academic aspirations seamlessly. 

“Our partnership with UPEI has grown over the years. The renewal and establishment of new pathways will allow more students to start or finish their studies with practical, hands-on training at Holland College while gaining a deeper knowledge of their field at the university level,” she said. 

“There is no one pathway to a post-secondary education,” added Dr. Kathy Gottschall-Pass, Interim Vice-President Academic and Research at UPEI. “We are pleased to partner with Holland College on agreements such as these that provide students with additional, unique learning experiences with limitless career options.” 

For more information about these degree pathways and many others, visit the degree pathways page.

For more information about this release, please contact:
Greg Arsenault, Director - Marketing and Communications
Tel: 902-566-9615
Date: Thursday, December 03, 2020