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Sudbury school to pilot year-round academic year

Cambrian College will offer nursing, project management programs starting in May

Responding to student demand, Cambrian College in Sudbury is experimenting with a year-round academic year.

On April 3, the school announced it would start accepting students for a semester that starts in May for two programs: the two-year practical nursing program and the one-year project management (graduate certificate) program.

Jean Brown, Cambrian’s vice-president of academics, said the decision was prompted by an increase in enrollment of students – specifically international students – who want the option of starting school in the spring.

“We’ll try this approach for these two programs as they seem like a good fit for this approach,” Brown said in the release.

“If this is successful, we will consider expanding the number of programs with a May start.”

The school simultaneously announced seven new programs for September including business analytics, crime analytics, health analytics, community and health services navigation, social services worker – Indigenous specialization, environmental technician, and mobile application development.

Cambrian said a number of the programs are unique to the school.