FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and Mount Allison University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will open pathways for credit transfers between the two institutions.\n\nStudents who complete the two-year diploma in Business Administration: Accounting at NBCC can now be admitted to Mount Allison University with third-year standing.\n\n“This agreement is consistent with NBCC’s strategic goals of welcoming more learners, enhancing the NBCC Advantage and building our capacity to grow,” said Mary Butler, Vice-President of Academic Development at NBCC. “Partnerships like this are important as we open our doors as widely as possible to ensure all New Brunswickers have opportunities to successfully pursue post-secondary education.”\n\nThe MOU is supported by the Council on Articulations and Transfer of New Brunswick (CATNB), of which both NBCC and Mount Allison are members. CATNB was founded as a participatory council of the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to work collaboratively with participating institutions to enhance credit transfer.\n\n“We are pleased to enter this MOU with NBCC, which will give students more options as they pursue post-secondary studies,” said Mount Allison Provost and Vice-President Dr. Jeff Ollerhead. “Partnerships like these enable universities and colleges to provide students with complementary training and experiential learning opportunities and gain skills and education that will be essential to their chosen career paths.”\n\nWith over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially recognized post-secondary institution with a vision of transforming lives and communities. Renowned for producing skilled, knowledgeable college graduates, NBCC is a collaborative, learner-centred college creatively contributing to social and economic prosperity through applied learning. NBCC offers students full-time concentrated study periods in one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Partnerships with industry and applied research opportunities help provide NBCC students with the skills, knowledge and experience required for immediate employment. NBCC proudly offers small class sizes, the latest industry-standard technology, and transfer agreements with other respected post-secondary institutions in Canada and abroad. For more information, visit: www.nbcc.ca.\n\nMount Allison University is ranked the top undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine. With degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Fine Arts and Music, the University provides a flexible liberal arts and science education that prepares students for any career path. Located in Sackville, Mount Allison prides itself on providing a high-quality academic experience, combined with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, in a close-knit community. Students come from more than 50 countries around the world to make up a diverse, creative, and talented student body of approximately 2,300 students (www.mta.ca)\n \nPhoto: left to right, Mary Butler, VP, Academic Development, NBCC; Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO, NBCC; Jean-Paul Boudreau, President, Mount Allison University; Dr. Jeff Ollerhead, VP and Provost, Mount Allison University\n\nMedia inquiries\nTanya Greer \nCommunications Coordinator, NBCC\n\nPhone: (506) 453-8194 \nEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org\nTo read the original announcement, please click HERE.