Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology is among the top colleges in Canada for applied research. Mohawk is home to six research centres, collectively known as IDEAWORKS: the mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre; the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre; the Centre for Climate Change Management; the Medical Technologies Innovation Centre; the Energy and Power Innovation Centre; and the College Student Success Innovation Centre. IDEAWORKS recently added labs specializing in augmented and virtual reality development, digital accessibility, the industrial internet of things and cybersecurity. Its research improves remotely piloted aircraft systems, big data and social innovations. 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 in Hamilton and several certificate and diploma programs with Six Nations Polytechnic and the Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre. Mohawk’s Centre for Aviation Technology, which includes classroom, lab and hangar space, opened in January.
Indigenous youth can spend two weeks in Project Pathfinder, a mix of college education and cultural awareness, during summer, fall and winter semesters in Hamilton and B.C.
Size of school
Large (10,000 full-time students or more)
- Digital Health: In Mohawk’s newest four-year degree program, students prepare for work offering IT services to the Canadian health-care system. The focus is on tools, systems and supports used in Ontario.
- Accessible Media Production: The first in Ontario, this flexible graduate program is designed for working students interested in developing accessible media skills.
- Mechanical Technician—Elevating Devices: This program, which focuses on elevators, includes three paid co-op work terms and covers the government-mandated apprenticeship for technicians.
- Business (General)
- Practical Nursing
- Computer Systems Technology—
- Software Development