Overview

The goal of course-based registration is to enable students to customize their education to make it more accessible and tailored to their interests and needs. The enrolment process will transition into the hands of the student.

This new model started in fall 2019 and is being phased-in over three to five years. Phase one includes four academic programs – Business Information Technology, Business Technology Management, Automotive Technician Certificate and Information Security.

Watch the course-based registration presentation from RED Forum 2019:

Rationale

As an educational institution, we are disrupted just as much as other sectors. Employer and student learning needs are changing – students are looking for greater flexibility and employers are looking for graduates with both technical and power skills.

In order to create that flexibility, we need to continue to look at both the design and delivery of our programming to ensure we make education as accessible and affordable as possible.

As previously mentioned, this will be accomplished through a phased-approach over the next three to five years, with the Phase One commencing fall 2019. This rollout will include updating and revising processes in Finance, Student Services, Academic areas, Scheduling, Timetabling as well as changes to Colleague and other related systems.

This phased approach will mitigate risk and reduce disruption to the institution. It will give the College time to build capacity as we develop and explore new ways of designing and delivering academic programing. This approach will allow more time for our systems and processes to adjust to the change to ensure that we are setup for success.

The phased-in approach allows us to develop best practices, capture feedback, and gather more information about which programs are good fits for course-based registration and which ones are not.