Nova Scotia Community College
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING regarding block transfer between Royal Roads University and Nova Scotia Community College.
This memorandum of understanding constitutes an agreement between Royal Roads University and Nova Scotia Community College. The participating units at the respective institutions are the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University (RRU) and the School of Trades and Technology at Nova Scotia Community College.
Objective of the Agreement:
Royal Roads University agrees to facilitate the block transfer of students from Nova Scotia Community College with appropriate prerequisite qualifications into the third year of the Bachelor of Science degree programs at RRU.
By this agreement, applicants from Nova Scotia Community College who meet the requirements outlined below will be eligible for admission to RRU with full block transfer, provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the Bachelor of Science programs. Entrance to all programs at RRU is on a competitive basis.
Successful completion of the:
Natural Resources Environmental Technology Diploma plus two Chemistry courses (required) and one Mathematics (calculus) course (recommended)
Environmental Engineering Technology – Water Resources Diploma plus one Biology course (cell biology preferred)
As a partner to this agreement, Nova Scotia Community College agrees:
to make information about this agreement and the RRU Bachelor of Science degree options available to students;
to provide opportunity for representatives of Royal Roads University to visit appropriate forums at Nova Scotia Community College to disseminate information about the RRU Bachelor of Science programs.
As a partner to the agreement, Royal Roads University agrees:
to provide students from Nova Scotia Community College holding the above-listed diplomas and required courses as noted academic acceptance into the third year of the Bachelor of Science programs at RRU, provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the Bachelor of Science programs;
whenever possible, to count any undefined transfer credits towards the Bachelor of Science requirements to prevent students from having to unnecessarily take additional courses to qualify for graduation;
to provide Nova Scotia Community College with updated information about the RRU Bachelor of Science programs;
to notify Nova Scotia Community College with as much lead time as possible about any changes to the Bachelor of Science requirements that are anticipated or approved.
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 September 1, 2009. At the end of this time, the agreement will be subject to review and renewal by Royal Roads University. If there are impediments to renewal, Royal Roads University 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 Royal Roads University. Either party may terminate the agreement with reasonable notice.
Royal Roads University retains the right to limit the number of students admitted under this agreement.
On behalf of Nova Scotia Community College:
Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair, President and CEO - September 29, 2009
On behalf of Royal Roads University:
Allan R. Cahoon, PhD, President and Vice Chancellor - September 10, 2009