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Mohawk College

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. More than 1,200 international students from over 70 countries also attend Mohawk. Recognized as a leader in health and technology education, Mohawk is also one of the largest trainers of apprentices in Ontario. Mohawk offers more than 150 programs, including award-winning collaborative degree programs with McMaster University. For students looking to continue their education, Mohawk has more than 200 articulation agreements with Canadian and international universities and colleges.

Mohawk ranks among the top 20 colleges in Canada for applied research, with a focus on electronic and mobile health solutions, additive manufacturing and energy distribution. For five consecutive years, Mohawk has ranked first for student satisfaction among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. Mohawk was the first college in Ontario to adopt an environmental management plan and has been recognized as one of Canada’s greenest employers for the past two years in a row. Mohawk has also been named one of the region’s top employers three consecutive years. Employers give Mohawk graduates top marks, with an 88 per cent satisfaction score. Within six months of completing their studies, 86 per cent of Mohawk graduates are employed and Mohawk’s 105,000 future-ready alumni contribute more than $1.5 billion annually in added income.

Fast Facts

  • #1 College for Student Satisfaction in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area five years in a row.
  • A leader in simulation based learning, Mohawk provides hands-on learning through many programs. Of note is the Varian Acuity Simulator for Medical Radiation students.
  • Was the first college in Ontario to sign an Environmental Management Plan. The plan set a target for reducing carbon emissions by 20 per cent in 2020.
  • Has constructed two LEED® Gold buildings – The David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre that opened in 2013 and the Learning Exchange and Cummings Library that opened in 2011.
  • City School by Mohawk opened its first location in North Hamilton Fall 2015 as part of the College’s ongoing commitment to increase access to post-secondary education for all Hamiltonians.

Our research specialization:

  • Additive Manufacturing design and process optimization (for aerospace, automotive and manufacturing)
  • Additive Manufacturing materials testing in metal and plastic
  • Digital Health Iinteroperability and international standards (HL7 standards integration)
  • Testing, including regulatory, privacy and security standards
  • Smart Grid Energy solutions




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Contribute to our Community

Mohawk brought a college education to an entire North Hamilton neighbourhood in the Fall of 2015 with the opening of City School by Mohawk at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre. Mohawk faculty and staff deliver free college workshops, courses and services to neighbourhood youth, adults and seniors in a renovated classroom at the former school. Program offerings are decided in consultation with neighbours. Mohawk plans to open six City Schools over the next three years in priority neighbourhoods in Hamilton where postsecondary participation rates are below the city and provincial averages. City School by Mohawk is part of the college’s ongoing access strategy. Mohawk also has College in Motion teams going into secondary schools and community centres to mark a path to college for youth, many of whom are the first in their families to earn a postsecondary education. The Agency at Mohawk Colleges puts students to work in raising the profile of non-profits, community groups and start-ups. Cross-disciplinary teams drawn from Mohawk’s Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing and Graphics programs create pro-bono campaigns for dozens of clients every year. The campaigns offer students unique opportunities to apply what they’re learning in class to make their mark in the community.

Foster Student Success

Luke Baylis

Luke Baylis finished his final year at Mohawk as the top fundraiser in his Financial Services program and the top vote-getter in the Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) presidential election. Luke raised $5,400 while his classmates collected an additional $16,600 for Food4Kids, a nonprofit that provides backpacks full of healthy food for children with little or no food at home over the weekends. Financial Services students have put their prospecting skills to work and raised more than $44,300 for Food4Kids in two years. Luke is now serving as President of the MSA, representing all full-time and part-time students and managing a $6.5 million operating budget.

Amanda McManus

Amanda McManus wore out her running shoes during the summer of 2015 raising awareness and money for mental health advocacy. While on her year-long co-op work term with the Integrated Health and Wellness Department at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Amanda walked 400 kilometres from the base of the CN Tower to the steps of Parliament Hill. At Mohawk, the 26-year-old Health, Wellness and Fitness student launched a club to offer fitness, nutrition and wellness services to students while serving as a student leader with Mental Health in Motion. Launched in early 2015 by a team of students, faculty and staff, Mental Health in Motion aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and connect students with college and community resources.

Lydia Tupper

Lydia Tupper made history in 2015 at the largest skilled trades competition in Canada. Lydia became the first woman to win gold in the cabinetmaking category at the Ontario Technological Skills competition. Lydia, a graduate of Mohawk’s Industrial Wordworking Technician program, also won the award for highest marks for a woman in her trade group. The annual competition features 67 skilled trades and technology contests with more than 2,000 competitors. Mohawk students won two gold, three silver and five bronze medals.

Partner with Business and Community


IBM Canada is the latest industry partner to collaborate and support Mohawk’s applied research activities. The company will partner with Mohawk’s globally recognized mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) to help small and medium companies and start-ups gain access to digital health expertise and technology. The company’s support of MEDIC will include making available IBM’s extensive software portfolio to help drive innovation in healthcare technology. With this software, MEDIC will not only be able to help Canadian companies build digital health solutions that can be used around the world, but will also be able to develop a stronger understanding of healthcare technology among students.


Mohawk College, in partnership with the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board and Hamilton-steelmaker ArcelorMittal Dofasco, recently launched a new specialist high skills major program in advanced manufacturing. The program will give high school students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to train for careers in advanced manufacturing at ArcelorMittal Dofasco. The program comprises classroom instruction by board teachers as well as Mohawk College instructors and on-site training with ArcelorMittal Dofasco staff. Graduates from the program will receive a Specialist High Skills Major Red Seal from the Ontario Ministry of Education on their high school diplomas. Their high school transcripts will include their high skills major designation and a summary of their high skills major certifications and courses.

Support Indigenous Students

As signatories to the CICAN Indigenous Education Protocol, Mohawk College has committed to support Aboriginal learners and to Indigenize our campuses. Needs of our Aboriginal, First Nation, Inuit and Metis learners are managed through the Aboriginal Education and Student Services team. Mohawk’s Bundled Arrows initiative has created a shared approach to Indigenous learners across institutions. Mohawk also has taken significant steps to support the indigenization of its campus. Campus now features dedicated Aboriginal Student Support Space and has developed an innovative outdoor classroom space unique in the area – The Hoop Dance – grounded in traditional Indigenous knowledge and symbolism. Mohawk works closely with local schoolboards, Six Nations Polytechnic and traditional Indigenous Knowledge carriers to offer programs like Project Pathfinder that ensure successful transitions into post-secondary education. Mohawk is the most significant destination for sponsored students from the Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office.

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Date modified: 2016-10-27