Main Menu

Columbia College, Alberta

Effective Date: 
August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2016
Institution: 
Columbia College

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between Columbia College and Royal Roads University. 

This memorandum of understanding constitutes an agreement between Royal Roads University (RRU) and Columbia College (Columbia). The participating units at the respective institutions are the School of Communication and Culture at RRU and the Business Management Department at Columbia.

Objective of the Agreement: 

RRU agrees to facilitate the block transfer of students from Columbia with appropriate prerequisite qualifications into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication at RRU. By this agreement, applicants from Columbia who meet the requirements outlined below will be eligible for admission to RRU with full block transfer, provided all other entrance criteria are met (per the program admission requirements on the RRU website) and space remains available in the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program.  Entrance to all programs at RRU is on a competitive basis.

Successful completion of the:

  • Business Management Diploma - Must successfully complete SOCI110, PSYC110 and    COMM110 with a grade of B+ or higher
  • Human Services Professional Diploma – Must successfully complete SOCI110, PSYC110 and     COMM110 with a grade of B+ or higher

As a partner to this agreement, Columbia agrees:

  • to make information about this agreement and the RRU Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication degree options available to students;
  • to provide opportunity for representatives of RRU to visit appropriate forums at Columbia to disseminate information about the RRU Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program;
  • to notify RRU with as much lead time as possible of any curriculum changes to the diploma(s) outlined above.

As a partner to the agreement, RRU agrees:

  • to provide students from Columbia holding a diploma as noted above academic acceptance into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication at RRU, provided all other entrance criteria are met (per the program admission requirements on the RRU website) and space remains available in the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program;
  • whenever possible, to count any undefined transfer credits towards the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication requirements to prevent students having to unnecessarily take additional courses to qualify for graduation;
  • to notify Columbia, with as much lead time as possible, of any curriculum changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program;
  • to notify Columbia, with as much lead time as possible, about any anticipated or approved changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication requirements.

Liaison

Implementation of this agreement will be through the Registrar’s Office at each institution, in consultation with the appropriate authorities in the respective programs.

Term of the Agreement 

This agreement shall be in place for a period of three years commencing August 1, 2013. At the end of this time, the agreement will be subject to review and renewal by RRU. If there are impediments to renewal, RRU will notify the transfer partner of the impediments, with the goal of negotiating a new agreement.  Final approval of the agreement will remain with the President of RRU.

RRU retains the right to limit the number of students admitted under this agreement.

On behalf of Columbia College:
J. T. (Tom) Snell, PhD President and CEO - October 16, 2013

On behalf of Royal Roads University:
Allan Cahoon, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor - July 19, 2013