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St. Lawrence College students can now continue their studies in Ireland

2013-01-31

Thanks to a new partnership, St. Lawrence College students in nine full-time programs will have an amazing opportunity to turn their diplomas into degrees in beautiful County Kerry, Ireland. The partner school, Institute of Technology Tralee, is a post-secondary institution that delivers programs ranging from two-year diplomas to PhDs.

According to St. Lawrence College President and CEO Glenn Vollebregt, this kind of international partnership is in direct keeping with the College’s focus on student success and academic excellence. “The more ways we can meet our students’ needs and expectations for furthering their education, the stronger we become as a post-secondary institution,” he said. “Going global with their education can give our graduates a world of opportunities. This partnership gives them a seamless pathway to continue their education.”

The agreement allows St. Lawrence College graduates from the following two-year diploma programs to earn a Bachelor’s degree in one year: Computer Networking & Technical Support; Fitness and Health Promotion; Early Childhood Education; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Hotel and Restaurant Management; and Culinary Management.  Graduates from the following three-year advanced diploma programs can earn an Honours degree in one year:  Computer Programmer Analyst; and Energy Systems Engineering Technology.  Civil Engineering Technology graduates can earn an Honours degree in two years, with two semesters in class and the remainder in industry work placements.

“This is a great opportunity for St. Lawrence College graduates to move on to Bachelor’s degrees,” said Don Young, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at St. Lawrence College.  “IT Tralee has the same close-knit community and focus on student success that St. Lawrence College has.  A Bachelor’s degree in a year in Ireland is a fantastic way to get to the next level and start a career with a strong academic foundation.”

IT Tralee has approximately 3,500 full time students and has a very similar range of programs as St. Lawrence College.  For more information on IT Tralee, please visit www.ittralee.ie, and www.stlawrencecollege.ca/ireland.

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

For information:
Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291