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Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
Mohawk College Crest.png
The Mohawk College Coat of Arms
Motto Scientia Opus Omnium
Motto in English Knowledge, the work of all
Established 1966
Type Public
Endowment C$ 11.3 million[1]
Chairman Nancy Fram
President Bob Carrington (Interim)
Admin. staff 1,100
Students 12,500[2]
Other students 4,000 apprenticeships, 1,200 international students[2]
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
43°14′17.6″N 79°53′8.48″W / 43.238222°N 79.8856889°W / 43.238222; -79.8856889Coordinates: 43°14′17.6″N 79°53′8.48″W / 43.238222°N 79.8856889°W / 43.238222; -79.8856889
Campus Urban
Colours Burgundy, Crimson and Orange
              
Athletics The Mountaineers
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Curling, Fastball, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball
Mascot Mo the Hawk
Affiliations CCAA, OCAA, ACCC, AUCC, CBIE
Website mohawkcollege.ca
The New Mohawk College Logo

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public College of Applied Arts and Technology located in the Golden Horseshoe of Ontario, Canada. Mohawk has three main campuses: the Fennell Campus located in Hamilton, the Stoney Creek Campus located in Stoney Creek, and the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences located at McMaster University in Hamilton. As of 2014 more than 1,000 faculty instruct roughly 12,500 full-time students, 4,000 apprentices, 46,000 continuing education registrants and 1,200 international students [3] studying in more than 100 post-secondary and apprenticeship programs. Since its founding in 1966, over 90,000 students have graduated from Mohawk College.[4]

History[edit]

Mohawk College was established during the formation of Ontario’s college system in 1966. The school was founded in 1967 as part of a provincial initiative to create many such institutions to provide career-oriented diploma and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities.[5]

Awards[edit]

Mohawk has received three national Yves Landry Foundation awards. The Mohawk and McMaster University Bachelor of Technology Partnership was recognized with the Yves Landry 2006 Innovative Manufacturing Technology Program Award: University Level. Yves Landry Awards were also presented to Mohawk’s Modern Foundry Technologies Institute in 2001 and Integrated Technician Apprenticeship Program in 2004.[6]

Colleges Ontario recognized The Hydro One–College Consortium with the 2008 Community/Corporate Partnership Award. For the first time in Ontario, four community colleges (Mohawk, Algonquin, Georgian and Northern Colleges) are working collaboratively with a provincial employer on an innovative and proactive workforce training and development solution to replace the 30% of Hydro One's highly skilled workforce who will retire within the next 5 years.[7]

Mohawk Advertising students have won 15 national Canadian Marketing Association awards in the past 11 years.[8]

Every year, Mohawk celebrates the career achievements and community contributions of outstanding alumni. Mohawk Alumni of Distinction recipients are nominated by the college for Premier's Awards.[9]

In 2007, Mohawk Vice President Academic Rosemary Knechtel received the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (now Colleges Ontario) Distinguished Service Award.[10]

In 2008, Mohawk early childhood education graduate Debbie Crickmore and ECE professor Karyn Callaghan received YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards.[11]


In 2011, Journalism Print & Broadcast along with Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media won a national award from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada for Best Studio Newcast. The episode of Ignite News that won was created entirely by 2nd year students in graduating class of 2012.

The award was accepted by Owen Thomas, representing the journalism program and Thomas Raike representing the television program. [12]

Programs[edit]

Mohawk offers two-year Ontario college diplomas, three-year Ontario college advanced diplomas, one-year Ontario college graduate certificates and four-year collaborative degree programs, the latter in association with McMaster University.[13]

Mohawk currently offers more than 100 full-time programs, apprenticeship programs and more than 1,000 continuing education courses.[14]

Mohawk specialise in health science and engineering technology education and is the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario.[15]

To serve Hamilton's growing immigrant population, Mohawk offers English language training and innovative bridging programs for foreign-trained professionals in health sciences and engineering technology.[16]

Media[edit]

The college has its own campus radio station, 101.5 The Hawk and online student newspaper (ignitenews.ca).[17]

Scholarships[edit]

In November 2009, the College joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members.[18]

Library[edit]

Mohawk College has five library locations, one of which is an e-Library.[19]

Faculties[edit]

The faculties include the McKeil School of Business, Faculty of Media and Entertainment, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Community and Urban Studies.[20]

Campuses[edit]

Fennell Campus[edit]

Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, Hamilton, Ontario
Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, Hamilton, Ontario

The Fennell Campus in Hamilton is Mohawk's main campus and is home to programs from Mohawk's Faculty of Business, Media and Entertainment, Faculty of Human Services, Faculty of Engineering Technology and Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies. Fennell Campus has recently undergone many large-scale construction and renovation projects, including the I-Wing and later the H-Wing.

In 2004, Mohawk College opened the Information Technology (IT) Centre known as the i-Wing. This $12 million facility provides 1500 full-time students with a state-of-the-art facility, complete with electronic library/cybercafe/lounge, multi-purpose event spaces, lecture theatres, laboratory, classrooms & administration spaces. The 50,000 square feet wing is home to students in e-commerce, computer science, and applied degree programs in automation and internet technologies.[citation needed]

The $16.5 million addition, named the "H-wing", is a 30,000 square feet, three-level building which is home to 8 classrooms, the Cummings Library & Learning Commons, a collaboratory, applied research lab, and media lounge. In addition, the building is LEED gold certified, hosting a green roof, solar panels, in-floor radiant heating, daylight and occupancy sensors, low flush toilets, LED lights and a living green wall.[citation needed]

Mohawk is a member of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. The gym facility at Fennell Campus includes two intramural basketball and volleyball courts, badminton courts and fitness areas with free weights and cardio equipment.[21]

McIntyre Theatre accommodates up to 1039 people and is only second to Hamilton Place in size in the area.[22]

A health clinic is available to staff and students with a full-time college physician and nursing staff.[23] Counseling And Disability Services provides students with various services such as counseling, facilitation, and peer tutorial services[24]


Brantford Campus[edit]

Mohawk College's Brantford-Laurier Campus is home to programs in the College's School of Human Services.[25] Mohawk has articulation agreements in place with Laurier and Nipissing Universities in Brantford.[26]

Mohawk College closed its Elgin Street campus in May of 2013 and relocated its Justice and Wellness Studies programs to the college's Fennell Campus in Hamilton.[10] In 2009, the College expressed interest in moving the campus to the downtown core of Brantford but an Federal grant application to relieve some of the estimated $13.5 million funding costs was rejected and the College could not reach an agreement with the city. As a result Mohawk College considered other possible Brantford Campus locations as well as the possibility of leaving the city altogether.

Stoney Creek Campus (STARRT Institute)[edit]

Mohawk claims to be the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario, with more than 4,000 apprentices at the Stoney Creek Campus.[27]

IAHS at McMaster University in Hamilton[edit]

More than 1,700 full-time students attend Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS), the first[28] facility in Canada to combine college and university health sciences education and research under one roof. The IAHS is home to collaborative nursing and medical radiation sciences programs that have achieved the highest level of accreditation possible. In 2008 and 2009, teams of undergraduate medical radiation science students have had their class research projects published in an international medical journal. The IAHS includes a clinical simulation lab modelled after a hospital ward and a fully operational medical radiation lab where students gain hands-on experience prior to clinical placements.[29]

Notable alumni[edit]

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