Northern Colleges Collaboration Programs

Northern Colleges Collaboration


The Northern Colleges Collaboration is a partnership between northern Ontario’s six public colleges – Boréal, Cambrian, Canadore, Confederation, Northern and Sault – to increase student access and flexibility through common program curriculums and course outlines that meet Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) guidelines.

How Northern Colleges Collaboration Programs Work

For the January 2017 intake, your classes include professors and students from other partner colleges, brought together in a virtual classroom. All students will join classes through web-conferencing software using a computer, laptop or mobile device with a headset or earbuds with a microphone. Classes will be delivered at scheduled times (synchronous delivery) and will be recorded for later review. To allow for flexibility, students may join classes at the college or anywhere you have connectivity. Students will have access to all college services at the college where they register.

Collaborative programming provides a common curriculum and a single course outline for each course in your program at all six northern colleges. You’ll learn the same material, no matter which of the six colleges you’re attending.

Applying to a Northern Collaboration Program

The process for applying to Northern Collaboration Programs is the same as for any program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. As part of collaborative programming, you’ll graduate and receive a credential from the college you’re registered at.

As a student, you’ll have access to a larger number of faculty for specialized courses, larger class sizes will promote better and more diverse discussion, and you’ll use communication tools commonly used in the workplace.

No additional training is required, as all classes currently use a learning management system. Although the technology is very intuitive, each student will receive complete information on how to use it and ongoing support is available.