There are numerous joint programs as a result of collaborations between universities and colleges. Students graduate from these programs with both a university and college credential, usually in the same amount of time it would take to complete a university program. To make these programs easy to find, the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) lists all programs in one central spot each year.
A partnership between the University of Guelph and Humber College allows students to graduate with both an Honours degree and a college diploma. The well-integrated curriculum combines advanced theoretical knowledge through the university and the professional training offered through the college.
Trent University and Sault College have created a pathway program for self-identified First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. In this unique program, Anishinaabemowin Certificate students at Sault College can go on to complete an Indigenous Bachelor’s of Education at Trent University. Students in the program can earn both a certificate and degree in just five years.
Brock University and Niagara College have teamed up to develop the Collaborative Study in Policing and Criminal Justice Program. In just four years, students in the program earn both a 20-credit BA degree from Brock University and a diploma in Police Foundations from Niagara College.
Brock University and Mohawk College have joined to develop the Collaborative Study in Public Relations Program. In just four years, students in this program complete both an Honours degree at Brock and a Public Relations certificate at Mohawk, something that would take five years if done consecutively.
A joint Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) diploma-to-degree program enables students to complete the Business-Accounting diploma at Durham College and the Bachelor of Commerce at UOIT in four years, and at less than the cost of a four-year degree program.
Northern College and Algoma University provide a pathway for international students to transfer seamlessly from a completed Northern College diploma program offered in China to a degree program in Ontario at Algoma University.
This partnership allows students to receive a Certificate of Digital Communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students complete academic courses in the arts and social sciences taught at the University of Toronto Mississauga and hands-on applied courses in digital media and technology taught at both UTM and Sheridan College. Opportunities to utilize advanced equipment helps prepare students for future careers.
The University Partnership Centre at Georgian College works with university partners Lakehead, York and the Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to develop seamless and effective pathways for students.
Mohawk College and McMaster University have developed successful collaborative programs, including the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Advanced Diploma/Bachelor in Medical Radiations Sciences, and the Bachelor of Technology degrees. These partnerships allow students to move through various pathways from apprenticeship to certificates and diplomas to undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The University Transfer Program is a unique collaboration between Fleming College and Trent University aimed towards students who lack the required academic credentials to directly enter university. The program allows students to build academic skills, confidence, and knowledge that will help them be successful in their postsecondary careers.