Trent University and Durham College (DC) have signed new articulation agreements that are making it easier for students to obtain both their DC college diploma and a bachelor’s degree from Trent University.
For the first time, graduates of DCs Police Foundations and Protection, Security and Investigation diploma programs are able to apply to complete accelerated Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees from Trent University.
“We are seeing the demand for these college-to-university pathways grow each year, with students interested in accessing the wide-ranging and distinct learning experiences of post-secondary institutions,” said Dr. Scott Henderson, dean and head of Trent University Durham GTA. “When combined, a degree and a diploma open up a wider range of career options for graduates, plus employers in the region benefit from having access to more skilled professionals with diverse experience.”
Eligible graduates from the Police Foundations and Protection, Security and Investigation diploma programs can receive 5.0 credits toward the 20-credit Bachelor of Arts programs in Policing & Community Well-Being at Trent University Durham GTA and Honours Political Studies at Trent University in Peterborough. Students entering these pathways can obtain their B.A. in just three additional years of study following the completion of their diploma.
Trent and DC have also renewed a transfer agreement which allows graduates of DC’s Horticulture – Food and Farming Technician diploma to enter Trent’s Honours program in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems and complete their B.A. or Bachelor of Science degree through the program in three years.
These pathways will deepen student engagement and understanding by offering a blend of valuable experiential and hands-on learning opportunities, as well as academic exploration of pressing social topics in policing, politics, agriculture and food security. Ultimately students will gain important and relevant transferable skills for many different career paths.
“Durham College enjoys a long-standing partnership with Trent University, offering unique pathway opportunities to college graduates who wish to further expand on the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills gained at DC,” said Don Lovisa, president, Durham College. “This articulation agreement offers additional options for career success and highlights our commitment to providing transformational education to prepare highly-skilled leaders of tomorrow.”
The existing pathway for graduates of DC’s Developmental Services Worker diploma program to enter into Trent’s B.A. Honours in Policing and Community Well-Being program also remains available. Eligible students will receive 5.0 credits toward the 20-credit program to finish their degree in three years.
Trent University and DC share a comprehensive offering of pathways, ranging from studies in business to media to the environment. There are now 22 pathways for Durham College students to complete a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Science at Trent University.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
About Durham College
With campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, Durham College (DC) offers over 11,400 full-time students access to more than 140 post-secondary programs, including three honours bachelor degrees and nine apprenticeship programs. DC enables students to develop career-ready skills for the ever-changing job market by providing an exceptional college education. With a focus on experiential learning, led by expert faculty, through field placements, applied research, co-ops and other hands-on opportunities, DC grads are known for having the skills and knowledge employers need.
At the Oshawa campus, the Centre for Collaborative Education brings together local, Indigenous and global communities, featuring the Durham College Spa, Rotary Global Classroom and interprofessional simulation and anatomy labs. The campus is also home to four of the college’s applied research centres, including the AI Hub, Centre for Cybersecurity Innovation, Mixed Reality Capture Studio and Social Impact Hub. Additionally, the flexible, fully automated, and industrial-grade Integrated Manufacturing Centre serves as a model of the new standards in advanced manufacturing, mechatronics and engineering education.
At DC’s Whitby campus, the new 60,000-square-foot Ontario Power Generation Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology shines a spotlight on industrial skilled trades training, innovation and education, and includes a double-height shop lab, new classrooms and student touchdown spaces, among other features. The campus also features the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, which is home to the award-winning full-service restaurant, Bistro ’67; retail store, Pantry, featuring food grown and prepared by students; and the Barrett Centre of Innovation in Sustainable Urban Agriculture and its community-inspired urban farm.