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Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
Coat of Arms of Mohawk College with primarily burgundy, crimson, and orange colours.
Coat of Arms of Mohawk College
MottoLatin: Scientia Opus Omnium
Motto in English
English: Knowledge, the work of all
EndowmentCA$ 11.3 million[1]
ChairmanPaul Pastirik[2]
PresidentRon McKerlie
Vice-presidentPaul Armstrong
Administrative staff
Other students
4,000 apprenticeships, 2,000 international students[3]
Location, ,

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
Vice ChairBill Chisholm
ColoursBurgundy, crimson, and orange    
AthleticsThe Mountaineers
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Curling, Fastball, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball
MascotMo the Hawk
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
Mohawk College logo

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public college of applied arts and technology located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It has three main campuses: the Fennell Campus on the Hamilton Mountain, the Stoney Creek Campus in Stoney Creek, and the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster University. As of 2014 more than 1000 faculty instruct roughly 12,500 full-time students, 4,000 apprentices, 46,000 continuing education registrants and 1,800 international students[4] studying in more than 130 post-secondary and apprenticeship programs. Since its founding in 1966, over 115,000 students have graduated from Mohawk College.[5]


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 advanced diploma, diploma, and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities.[6]


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 its Integrated Technician Apprenticeship Program in 2004.[7]

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 five years.[8]

Mohawk Advertising students have won more than 30 national Canadian Marketing Association awards and have won gold in the student creative category for seven consecutive years.[9]

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.[10]

In 2007, Mohawk Vice President Academic (retired) Rosemary Knechtel received the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (now Colleges Ontario) Distinguished Service Award.[11]

In 2008, Mohawk early childhood education graduate Debbie Crickmore and ECE professor Karyn Callaghan received YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards.[12]

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 Newscast. The episode of Ignite News that won was created entirely by 2nd-year students in the graduating class of 2012.

The award was accepted by Owen Thomas, representing the journalism program, and Thomas Raike representing the television program. [13]


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.[14]

Mohawk offers more than 130 full-time programs, apprenticeship programs and more than 1,000 continuing education courses.[15]

Mohawk specialise in health science and engineering technology education and is the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario.[16]

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.[17]


The college has a campus radio station, 101.5 The Hawk, and an online student newspaper ([18]


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.[19]


Mohawk College has five library locations, one of which is an e-Library.[20] The Fennell Campus library is named the Harold Cummings Library after a $4 million donation by the late Harold Cummings and father of a Mohawk library employee. At the time of the donation in 2009, it was the largest private donation in Mohawk's history.


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.[21]


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 McKeil School of Business, Communication Arts, Technology and Community Services programs.

Opened in 2018, the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation (Fennel Campus EA Wing) is the cornerstone of a record-setting $54.25 million renewal of technology labs and classrooms. The five-level centre is also a showcase in environmental sustainability as the region's first netzero energy institutional building. The Government of Canada's $20 million investment in the centre is the single largest federal infrastructure funding in Mohawk's 50-year history. Once construction and renovations are complete, enrolment in technology programs will grow from 3,500 to 4,500 students and applied research activity will increase by 50 per cent.

The Fennell Campus is home to the College's McKeil School of Business (i Wing), which is named in honour of Blair and Kathy McKeil. The McKeil family and their company, Mckeil Marine, are proud supporters of Mohawk. The McKeil School of Business is home to students in advertising, business, marketing, public relations and office administration programs.

Mohawk is a member of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. In September 2013, Mohawk officially opened the 64,000 square foot David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre. The $35 million centre is open to all students for varsity and intramural sports and personal fitness.

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

Stoney Creek Campus[edit]

Mohawk claims to be the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario, with more than 4,000 apprentices at the Stoney Creek Campus.[23] The newest addition to the campus is a 12,000 square foot building now under construction across from the Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation. Half of the $3 million building is dedicated to a shop where apprentices from across the campus will work together on large scale community projects. The centre will also include classrooms and programmable control labs.

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[24] 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. 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.[25] Starting in 2016, more than $3 million in renovations will transform the campus into a one-of-akind simulated hospital and long-term care centre. Students from Mohawk's Nursing, Practical Nursing, Medical Radiation Sciences, Personal Support Worker and Pharmacy Technician programs will learn together in cross disciplinary teams, mirroring how they'll work during their clinical placements and throughout their careers.

City School by Mohawk[edit]

City School by Mohawk was launched in the fall of 2015 with the opening of the City School location at the Eva Rothwell Centre in North Hamilton. Since then, the school has welcomed students from the Keith neighbourhood and beyond to take free courses aimed at encouraging more Hamiltonians to pursue a postsecondary education. City School will hit the road and roll out a fully equipped mobile classroom in the summer of 2017. It's part of $1.6 million investment by the Government of Ontario in Mohawk's City School initiative. The mobile will bring tuition-free college credit courses and workshops into neighbourhoods throughout Hamilton, making a Mohawk education more accessible to more people than ever before.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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