CNA enters multiple articulation agreements for bachelor programs

Access to diverse post-secondary opportunities broadened for students, graduates

1/12/2022 10:15:59 AM

STEPHENVILLE, NL – College of the North Atlantic (CNA) continues to expand opportunities for its students and graduates to further their post-secondary education at other institutions.

The college has entered into several multi-year articulation agreements – five of which are with Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C.; three with the University of New Brunswick (UNB); one each with Grenfell Campus at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Cape Breton University (CBU) in Sydney, N.S., and St. Mary’s University (SMU) in Halifax, N.S.

Liz Kidd, CNA President and CEO, says articulation agreements, such as these, underscore the importance of partnerships between post-secondary institutions in furthering education opportunities.

“Our learners are always seeking options that allow them to continue with their education and ladder their diploma programs toward achieving a degree,” she said. “At the same time, our team is continuously exploring opportunities with other post-secondary institutions that will further our students and graduates’ desire to build upon and expand their knowledge and skillsets for today’s challenging workforce. Our goal is to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce that meets industry goals. By opening doors for our graduates to use what they’ve learned here and build on that for even more future success with a degree, is remarkable.”   

The most recent articulation agreement with UNB creates three new pathways for students to transfer CNA credits toward a bachelor’s degree at UNB. Specifically:
  • Environmental Engineering Technology (Co-op) diploma block transfer to UNB’s Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources (Environmental Management Major);
  • Forestry Resources Technician Diploma block transfer to UNB’s Bachelor of Science in Forestry;
  • Fish & Wildlife Technician Diploma block transfer to UNB’s Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources (Wildlife Conservation Major).

At Grenfell Campus, graduates of CNA’s two-year diploma in Digital Filmmaking may apply to Memorial University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Theatre (technical theatre stream).

The agreement with CBU provides the opportunity for graduates of CNA’s Community Leadership Development program to transfer their full credits and enter the third year of study at CBU to complete a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree.

The agreement with St. Mary’s University will enable CNA graduates of the two-year Community Leadership Development diploma program to apply for admission to SMU’s Bachelor of Arts degree program. A significant highlight of this pathway is the fact that students can choose from up to nine different majors when completing this degree.

The CNA-Royal Roads University transfer agreement means qualified CNA graduates can apply to enter the third year of the following degree programs:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Tourism Management (CNA Tourism and Hospitality diploma graduates);
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in International Hotel Management (CNA Tourism and Hospitality diploma graduates);
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies (CNA Community Leadership Development graduates);
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Innovation and Sustainability (CNA Business Administration – Human Resources or Accounting graduates); and/or,
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Entrepreneurial Management (CNA Business Administration – Human Resources or Accounting graduates).

Jason Rolls, CNA’s Vice-President Academic (Interim), says developing a strong, innovative skillset is vital for today’s student in tomorrow’s workforce. Coupling what they’ve learned at CNA with the opportunities presented at these partnering institutions ensures additional pathways to success.

“At CNA, we build a strong foundation for students in the programs outlined in these articulation agreements, and all programs offered at the college. We are confident that our graduates are ready to further their education opportunities, such as these, with the goal of pursuing exciting careers in their respective fields of study. They are our future community leaders, and it all starts with investment in our students.”

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Michelle Barry
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College of the North Atlantic