Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology is among the top colleges in Canada for applied research. Mohawk is also home to four research centres, collectively known as IDEAWORKS: the mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre; the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre; the Medical Technologies Innovation Centre; and the Energy and Power Innovation Centre. IDEAWORKS recently added a lab specializing in augmented and virtual reality development.
The college offers a range of degree, diploma, certificate, upgrading, continuing education and apprenticeship programs in areas such as health, community services, business, technology and skilled trades. Mohawk has 10 integrated degree programs in partnership with McMaster University and several certificate and diploma programs with Six Nations Polytechnic and Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre.
Mohawk’s Centre for Aviation Technology, which will include classroom, lab and hangar space, is scheduled to open at the Hamilton International Airport in December 2020.
Indigenous youth can spend two weeks in Project Pathfinder, a mix of college education and cultural awareness, during the summer, fall and winter semesters in Hamilton and British Columbia. Mohawk offers its Indigenous students support services that include academic advice, peer tutoring and Elder guidance.
Size of school
Large (10,000 full-time students or more)
- Quality Engineering Technician—NDE: Students learn to use non-destructive equipment and testing for inspections, such as finding defects in products and navigating industrial radiation sources.
- Cyber Security Analytics: Students design cybersecurity solutions to protect businesses against cyberattacks.
- Aviation Technician—Avionics Maintenance: Students learn to troubleshoot and repair avionics equipment using a Boeing Next-Generation 737 virtual trainer and then a real Boeing aircraft.
- Computer Systems Technology— Software Development
- Early Childhood Education
- Practical Nursing