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MHC and N-APPL join forces for educational opportunities

August 10, 2021

Medicine Hat College (MHC) and National Advanced Placement & Prior Learning (N-APPL) have signed a memorandum of understanding to give current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces post-secondary credit for the training and experience they’ve acquired while serving our country.

MHC’s Business Administration diploma is the first at the college to adopt the program, with plans to expand to other MHC programs in existence as alignment and opportunity presents itself.

Miranda Davies, business administration coordinator and instructor, says the symmetry that exists between skills taught in both the armed forces and the business program makes the partnership a great fit for both the college and prospective students.

“The life experience and training our service members gain in the military absolutely transfers into business knowledge. We looked at their experience and the courses they take as part of their training and found obvious evidence of communication, management, writing, and conflict resolution learning – all of which are the skills taught in the leadership courses that business students are required to take to earn their diploma.”

Depending on their military standing, students enrolled in the program can be assigned prior learning credit for up to 25 credits. They would then enter into their second year of the Business Administration diploma, but are required to bridge a few first-year courses such as accounting and economics.

“We are proud to work alongside N-APPL to provide local educational pathways to those who are currently or have formerly served our country. We recognize that the skills and experience they attain provides great value in the world of business, and we are eager to support these students through their post-secondary journey,” adds Davies.

The program is now accepting applications for Fall 2021, as well as Winter 2022. Those interested in applying or learning more can contact Amanda Nielsen, admissions, transfer & transcripts coordinator at anielsen@mhc.ab.ca.