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Why Choose SNP?

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Deyohahรก:ge: The Indigenous Knowledge Centre

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University Programs

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College Programs

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Other Programs and Courses

20 Your Life at SNP 24 Admission 27 Money Matters 30 SNP Programs At-a-glance 32 Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome

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ix Nations Polytechnic’s vision is to achieve international distinction for excellence in Indigenous education, Indigenous language revitalization and continuance of Indigenous knowledge. Our mission is to positively contribute to the well-being of all who share this land through respectful interaction with other knowledge systems. This means our doors are open to everyone who wants to learn with us. What makes SNP unlike any other post-secondary school in Canada is our unique ability to offer first-hand Indigenous knowledge, education and skills training to everyone who is committed to learning. For example,

SNP is the only place in Canada where one can attain a Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages (Mohawk or Cayuga). Through this Viewbook, you will discover that SNP is committed to supporting the development of confident, knowledgeable and skilled members of society. With distinguished instructors and smaller class sizes, SNP students experience a culturally supportive, interactive learning environment designed to support success. Whether you are coming from Six Nations, other communities or cities, everyone at Six Nations Polytechnic staff, students and instructors included - is expected to follow the values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind). These values include fairness, sharing, honesty, kindness, integrity, responsibility, openness and more. If these values resonate with you and you are looking to learn in a truly unique environment designed for your success, I encourage you to choose Six Nations Polytechnic. Nya:węh

Rebecca Jamieson President and CEO

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“What makes SNP unlike any

other post-secondary school in Canada is our unique ability to offer first-hand Indigenous knowledge, education and skills training to everyone who is committed to learning.�

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Why Choose SNP?

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ix Nations Polytechnic welcomes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students who are

interested in learning valuable academic skills, while gaining a more comprehensive understanding of Indigenous worldviews.

Choose SNP: • if you want a quality learning experience that leads to employment. Our program range is broad; from nursing, to social work, to pre-trades, and includes Indigenous Studies, Cayuga and Mohawk languages, and more. There are education opportunities for everyone at SNP. 4

• if you want to experience a unique learning environment that is culturally supportive and designed to help students succeed. With smaller class sizes and personalized academic support, students are able to explore their interests in a variety of topics. • if you want to acquire your postsecondary education in the heart of the Grand River Territory. There is no other place where you can invest your time to acquire skills that lead to employment as well as learn about the history, culture and philosophy of Indigenous peoples of the region. As many have already discovered, improving your sense of self, affirming your cultural identity and understand-

ing Indigenous peoples provides a great foundation for you to succeed on your journey of learning. Helping you along the way are the values of Ga’nigohi:yo/Kanikoriio, which are at the root of our organization. SNP is committed to upholding these values for the benefit of all who share this land. They include: fairness, sharing, honesty, kindness, confidentiality, consistency, integrity, responsibility, responsiveness, cooperation, openness, and trustworthiness. Choose Six Nations Polytechnic to study alongside others who believe in these values and learn together to build a positive future.


Devoted to Student Success Six Nations Polytechnic’s strategies for student success begin with programs embedded with the traditional culture of our territories that address community needs and are delivered in culturally appropriate ways. To this we add practical supports offered through the Student Success Office to ensure our students have the both the resources and ability to reach their full potential. As a student here, you won’t be alone; we’re here to help you along your way to success. At Six Nations Polytechnic, our Student Success team is here to assist students with registration, program/ OCAS applications, academic coun-

selling, career planning, and bursary and scholarship funding applications. Furthermore, our Student Success team at SNP works to accommodate the individual learner by offering extensive resources, as well as by providing students with the tools they require for success, from computer lab and student lounge access, to cultural teachings and circles. The Student Success officers at SNP create collaborative community relationships through fun and informative campus activities like student lunches and barbecues, seasonal events, giveaways and educational workshops, where students have the opportunity to shake off the stresses of post-secondary life and simply enjoy the company of their peers. Moreover, the Student

Success team at SNP goes beyond the classroom by offering community supports, such as access to a student food bank. Through the Student Success officers at SNP, our students have a voice, and we ensure that every success, big or small, is celebrated.

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Deyohahá:ge: The Indigenous Knowledge Centre

Our key vision was developed by educators and elders from our community, some of whom have since passed on. They spoke of the need to connect the past and the future, as well as bridge the gap between Indigenous and Western knowledge. We envision these goals as taking us along Two Roads, or parallel paths of thinking, both of which offer us tools, strategies and perspectives upon which we can build a future. Deyohahá:ge: is dedicated to bringing together two streams of consciousness – the ancestral Indigenous knowledge with the best of modern academic knowledge – in order to advance the overall well-being of all peoples. To accomplish this vision, we have two main goals: 1. Preservation and nurturing of Indigenous knowledge and wisdom. 2. Nurturing and fostering communitybased research that incorporates Indigenous knowledge in all fields.

“Deyohahá:ge:

is dedicated to bringing together two streams of consciousness – the ancestral Indigenous knowledge with the best of modern academic knowledge – in order to advance the overall well-being of all peoples.”

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he Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic is more than a comprehensive catalogued repository of Hodinohso:ni materials; it also provides students with a way to apply the knowledge they have learned in class as they find their own path and leave their own mark on the world. In this way, Indigenous knowledge is “alive” because it is about being well, living well and having the kind of relationships that sustain life and make it all worthwhile.

Through this effort, Deyohahá:ge: will also help to address the knowledge gap that exists in society with respect to the history of the country, the experience of Indigenous peoples, the impacts of colonization and trauma, and the outstanding obligations that remain to be addressed (access to lands, resources, cultural and language revitalization, etc.). Deyohahá:ge: will work towards becoming the key resource for Indigenous Knowledge to inform, enhance and create sustainable and enduring cultural content in all programs and services directly through its Hodinohso:ni collections archives.


University Programs

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ix Nations Polytechnic offers students a supportive learning experience in a unique physical and cultural environment. Whether you are completing a threeyear Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ogwehoweh Languages or the first year of a partnership BA with one of our seven partner universities, your university experience at Six Nations Polytechnic will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of disciplines. In partnership with Brock University, McMaster University, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, Sir Wilfred Laurier University and Ontario College of Art and Design University, you are able to complete the first year of your degree in a culturally supportive learning environment.

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Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages

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no other place where you can invest your time to acquire skills that lead to employment as well as learn about the history, culture and philosophy of Indigenous peoples of the region.�

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he Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages degree seeks to further the continued development of Ogwehoweh cultural understanding within an Ogwehoweh language context. This Six Nations Polytechnic accredited undergraduate degree focuses on Mohawk or Cayuga language and grammar as the core area of study.

COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDE: Historical Hodinohso:ni Languages examines the differences and similarities between the various modern Hodinohso:ni/Rotinonshonni languages from a variety of perspectives. Hodinohso:ni History considers the changes in Hodinohso:ni society resulting from contact, through to the

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major cultural and religious upheavals leading up to circa 1800 and then from 1800 to today. Ethnoastronomy examines traditional and modern Hodinohso:ni understandings of the heavens. Topics of discussion include: stars, constellations, cartography, navigation and other astronomical bodies. Hodinohso:ni History: Cosmology is an in-depth examination of the Hodinohso:ni conceptualization and understanding of the universe, from creation to the present day. Translation focuses on the theory and techniques of good translation. Ethnobotany is an introduction to traditional and modern Hodinohso:ni understandings of medicinal botany. Culture and Tradition courses provide an overview of existing cultural


STUDENT STORIES

Laurie Powless

My name is Laurie Powless. I’m a Mohawk Turtle from Six Nations. I graduated from the Ogwehoweh Language Diploma (OLD) Program here at Six Nations Polytechnic and am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in the

values, philosophies and practices in Hodinohso:ni/Rotinonshonni communities. Lifelong Learning explores the concept of language as a lifelong learning process to foster personal growth as well as growth in others. Community focuses on the importance of community in language revitalization efforts. Stories and Myths uses oral history and texts to examine themes, narratives and characters as a way to foster and develop an understanding of Ogwehoweh concepts, motivations and worldview. Governance examines the emergence of Hodinohso:ni/Rotinonshonni governance theory from a variety of perspectives, with an emphasis on language.

Academic Writing focuses on the English essay as a means to convey ideas, to document research and to communicate positions. Composition: Short and Long Form allows learners to ease into composing short-form writing pieces entirely in the language of their program.

Ogwehoweh Languages program. I’ve always been very passionate about language and culture. I feel that the Language degree program is perfect for children who excel in learning their language and culture because they will become more motivated to complete high school knowing they have the degree program as an education opportunity upon graduation. I’m very grateful that I have this

Grammar provides an understanding of the grammatical structure of Iroquoian roots, prefixes, suffixes and word order. It also covers orthography.

opportunity in my home community.

Language is an immersion experience in Hodinohso:ni/Rotinonshonni, focusing on the spoken use of the language.

but they are leaving their extended

It becomes a barrier when our kids have to go off reserve to go to school for various reasons. In our culture, not only are they leaving their parents families and their community as well. On reserve, we not only maintain our cultural ties but we can give our Indigenous perspective while teaching and learning. I’m very happy that SNP showed a strong interest in this and has made this program accessible for our people. 9


University Consortium Year 1 Program

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his first-year, communitybased university program provides students with the opportunity to complete the first year of a Bachelor of Arts degree within the Six Nations community. The program facilitates obtaining five credited courses, on a full- or parttime basis, that are transferred into an undergraduate degree program offered within the partnered universities. Students who achieve a minimum average of 60% in the four core courses offered will gain automatic admission into the second year of a general Bachelor of Arts degree program at Brock University, McMaster University, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Western University or Wilfred Laurier University.

COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDE: Psychology is an introduction to psychology and its history that also explains how different areas of psychology are integrated. Sociology surveys areas of research that interest the sociologist. It includes interpretation of human action from the standpoint of the group.

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Academic Writing teaches the construction of the expository essay, with attention to the structure of good paragraphs and techniques of developing the essay, together with the nature of language. Communications and Public Speaking teaches the design and delivery of various kinds of speeches, and develops the delivery skills students require, such as organization, vocal and listening. Introduction to Indigenous Studies is an introduction to Indigenous peoples’ world views from pre-contact to the Indian Act of 1876. Indigenous history and philosophy are examined, along with issues of representation and colonialism. Introduction to Mohawk or Cayuga Language involves the study of the Cayuga or Mohawk language in its spoken and written forms, in the context of Iroquoian cultural traditions, values, beliefs and customs. Introduction to Contemporary Indigenous Studies explores the relationship between Indigenous peoples and mainstream society in the twentieth century in relation to governmental policy, land claims, economic development and self-determination.


STUDENT STORIES

Johnny Powless

My name is Johnny Powless and I’m from Six Nations. I graduated from the Six Nations Polytechnic University Consortium Year 1 Program (formerly the Native University Program). Following high school, I took a few years off after finding it difficult to adjust after I left Six Nations to get a post-secondary education. I found out about the University Program at SNP and thought it was a great place to complete my post-secondary education. Six Nations Polytechnic had a small class size, which really helped me get close with other students. Since the teachers only had to focus on 15-20 students, it was really easy to ask questions and it gave me the confidence to actually do more in school. Going to school at SNP allowed me to complete my post-secondary education. Now, my mother and aunts are also enrolled in language programs at Six Nations Polytechnic, so I’m very grateful that these opportunities can continue for our people.

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Indigenous Visual Arts Program Arts program at Six Nations Polytechnic with an overall 70% average and a minimum grade of 70% in the academic writing course. A portfolio of work must also be submitted.

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his one-year Visual Arts program, in partnership with OCAD University, provides students with the first year of their OCAD Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Combining contemporary and traditional Indigenous aesthetic and social studies with studio-based art education, the program prepares students to engage in complex and evolving global discourses around Indigenous history, art history and contemporary art practice across a range of expression, materials and media.

The Indigenous Visual Arts Program at Six Nations Polytechnic is delivered through a mixture of in-class settings, hands-on studio work and online learning. The program offers the choice of either a Certificate of Completion or first-year transfer credits towards OCAD University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Indigenous Visual Culture program. The program is designed for visual communicators who want to learn to express themselves creatively. Students choosing the transfer credit stream must successfully complete the Indigenous Visual 12

Aboriginal Art History is an introduction to the visual culture and history of the three groups of Indigenous peoples in Canada - First Nations, Métis and Inuit. The course content focuses on Indigenous art produced across geographical regions and cultural areas in Canada from pre-contact through the present day. Introduction to Academic Writing teaches the construction of the expository essay, with attention to the structure of good paragraphs, techniques of putting the essay together and the nature of language. Introduction to Indigenous Studies is an introduction to Indigenous peoples’ world views from pre-contact to the Indian Act of 1876. Indigenous history and philosophy are examined, along with the issues of representation and colonialism. Introduction to Contemporary Indigenous Studies explores the relationship between Indigenous peoples and mainstream society in the twentieth century with regard to governmental policy, land claims, economic development and self-determination. Colour Exploration (online) integrates practical and theoretical colour knowledge, with an expanded view of its strategic and expressive uses. Moving between traditional and digital

studios, students will explore colour as a subtle instrument that can give context, determine emphasis and change our minds. Pottery is a comprehensive introduction to the craft of clay working. The primary emphasis is on studio work, leading to a portfolio of finished pieces by the end of the semester. Painting is an introduction to various methods of painting and concepts associated with handling composition, colour, alternative mediums and the translation of those mediums to successfully create visual narratives through a studio and research-based painting practice. Ceramics is a comprehensive introduction to the craft of clay working, focusing on creating pieces and studying expressive, beautiful three-dimensional clay forms. Drawing is an intense studio environment involving a variety of drawing processes, media and subject matter. Observational drawing exercises include historical and contemporary drawing perspectives as well as the development of perceptual and technical skills. Indigenous Sculpture and Installations examines the unfolding of events, thoughts and ideas, stories, histories and memories that can be constructed in any medium. Indigenous Materials and Methods provides a participatory overview of the artistic foundations developed through evolving and wide-ranging traditional and cultural Indigenous arts practices.


College Programs

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ix Nations Polytechnic’s College Programs focus on career-specific training and trades. As with all of its programs, SNP offers students a supportive learning experience in a unique physical and cultural environment. Your College experience at SNP will prepare you for a variety of careers. Career-and trade-focused programs include: Mechanical Techniques (Manufacturing Processes), Practical Nursing with Aboriginal Communities, Early Childhood Education, Personal Support Worker, and Recreation and Leisure Services.

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“SNP is committed

to supporting the development of confident, knowledgeable and skilled members of society. With distinguished instructors and smaller class sizes, SNP students experience a culturally supportive, interactive learning environment designed to support success.”

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MECHANICAL TECHNIQUES (Manufacturing Processes)

COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDE:

This one-year Mohawk College Certificate Program focuses on mechanical techniques and manufacturing processes that can lead to further training in specialized programs and/or trade programs within a broad range of industries in the industrial sector. Students gain trades training with a focus on professional practice, quality and sustainable practices. The industrial sector is experiencing growth in manufacturing technology, maintenance, process control and automation. Skilled trades people are in demand and will continue to be well into the future. Learn introductory tools of the trade and explore opportunities within the trade fields of: • Electrician • Welder • Machinist, CNC Operator/ Programmer

Trade Skills – Manufacturing Processes

Professional Practice Drawings and Schematics

Trade Calculations – Mech Techniques Trade Applications – Manufacturing Processes CAD Concepts Trade Applications – Manufacturing Processes Quality Concepts

PRACTICAL NURSING WITH ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES This two-year Mohawk College diploma program is an Ontario College Diploma program offered at Six Nations Polytechnic’s Brantford Campus and Mohawk College’s Institute for Applied Health Sciences, located at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The Practical Nursing program runs continuously for 16 calendar months over four semesters and is offered


every other year. This program allows you to experience collaborative learning – the methodology where you are responsible for your own learning and for contributing to the learning of your peers. Faculty members provide structure and act as facilitators through consultation, assisting with group collaborative activities and providing feedback. Clinical placements are an integral part of this program and may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placement activities. After successful completion of the Practical Nursing diploma program, graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Registered Practical Nurse Examination (CRPNE) that is administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDE: Computers in Nursing Health Sciences Practicum Lab Professional Development Health and Healing Professional Practice Communication Psychology Sociology General Education Service Learning and Simulation

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION This hands-on program allows students to complete courses and field placements simultaneously. Graduates have a diverse range of opportunities for employment, as well as an opportunity for advanced standing in domestic 15


“Whether you are

coming from Six Nations, other communities or cities, everyone at Six Nations Polytechnic – staff, students and instructors included – is expected to follow the values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind). ”

and international programs like the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Brock University and the Bachelor of Education at Griffith University in Australia.

COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDE: Writing Strategies Working with Infants and Toddlers Foundations of Early Childhood Education (ECE) Arts and Science Child Development Field Placements – Early Childhood Education, ECE Diversity in the Early Years Introductory Psychology Working with School-Age Children Stress and Resiliency Child Abuse and Family Violence Naturalistic Observation Research Methods Program Administration

Working with Families

Foundations 1 and 2

Child Health and Well-Being

Computers in Personal Support Work

Entry to Practice

Developmental Psychology

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER This one-year partnership program with Mohawk College prepares students for careers as personal support workers. Combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience obtained during field placements, students develop a broad range of abilities that reflect the sensitivity and respect required to work in this caring field. Field placements are arranged throughout Ontario and require access to the transportation required to complete the placement portion of the program.

COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDE: Personal Support Worker Practicum and Consolidation Human Anatomy and Physiology

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Communication Community Simulation Pathophysiology Mental Health Palliative Care

RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES Run in partnership with Niagara College, this program provides students with the skills to promote healthy lifestyles and deal with societal issues focusing on healthy communities and a comprehensive sense of enhanced quality of life. Recreation and leisure plays an increasingly important role in today’s society. Recreation and leisure is no longer considered a luxury, but rather a necessity to healthy living. This course prepares you for continued


studies in recreation at Brock University or Seneca College or for a career in recreation services.

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (COLLEGE TRANSFER) PROGRAM

Anthropology

COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDE:

This one-year certificate program fulfils admission requirements for direct transfer into additional college programs. No other program provides the opportunity to explore as many different academic and career paths as General Arts and Science.

Human Relations

Computer Applications Writing Strategies Recreation for Diverse Populations Leadership in Society and Recreation Recreation and Recreation Programming Leisure and Life Cycle Psychology Healthy Communities Communications and Report Writing Leisure Education Facilities Management Field Placement Fitness and Health Fundraising and Revenue Generation Recreation Marketing and Planning Role of Government in Recreation Community Development Outdoor Recreation

Canadian Politics Sociology Society, Technology and Social Issues Critical Thinking Art Through the Ages Preparatory Chemistry Literature for General Arts & Science

COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDE:

History of War and Society: 20th Century

First Year Foundations

Issues in Health and Healing

Communications

Math

Preparatory Biology

Preparatory Physics

History: Myth and Reality

Human Sexuality

Mathematics

Introduction to Globalization

G.A.S.

Introduction of Forensic Anthropology

Introductory Psychology

Social Entrepreneurship

Plagues and People: A History of Dis-

Race and Ethnic Dynamics

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Other Programs and Courses

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NP’s other College programs and courses also focus on career-specific training and trades to prepare you for particular careers. Other programs include the Esthetics Certificate Program, Food Service Worker Certificate and Health Care Office Assistant.

Food Service Worker Certificate

Health Care Office Assistant

This 16-week Accelerated Fanshawe Certificate Program is offered at the Brantford Campus and provides students with the skills and abilities required to perform effectively in institutional food-preparation settings, whether in hospitals or long-term-care facilities. The program includes a mandatory field placement (80 hours) for individuals in a hospital or long-termcare setting. This program meets the requirements of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

This 16-week Accelerated Fanshawe College Certificate program runs out of the Brantford Campus and provides graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to function as a clerk/ assistant/receptionist in a variety of health care facilities, including hospital units, doctors’ offices and clinics. Graduates of this program may become medical secretaries, medical records clerks, medical office clerks or receptionists, medical billing clerks or medical transcriptionists.

Courses of study include:

Processing Physician Orders

Role of the Food Service Worker

Computerized Billing

Customer Service & Communication Skills

Patient Preparation

Body Care Waxing

Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle

Records Maintenance

Make-up Artistry 1

Special Diets

Medical Terminology & Anatomy

Professional Basic Manicure/ Spa Manicure

Foodsafe

Professional Communication

Food Preparation & Service

Organizational Skills

Field Placement – Food Service Worker

EPR Patient Scheduling & Registration

Esthetics Certificate Program This 16-week In-Class Accelerated Fanshawe Certificate Program runs out of the Brantford Campus and provides the necessary skills to become a Professional Esthetician, as well as the tools and confidence to open your own spa.

Courses of study include: Skin Care

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Additional Qualification Teaching Courses (AQ) These courses provide professional development and learning for teachers in Ontario possessing a Certificate of Qualification/Ontario Teacher’s Certificate with the Ontario College of Teachers. These targeted courses are intended to assist teachers with enhancing their professional practice in the areas of instruction, curriculum development and leadership. As an Indigenous institute, Six Nations Polytechnic is positioned to provide professional learning opportunities that are uniquely infused with Indigenous content. These courses are appropriate for Indigenous and non-Indigenous teaching professionals alike.

Courses of study options include: Teaching Cayuga provides relevant, meaningful and practical experience for AQ candidates in reading, writing, reflection, dialogue and expression in the Cayuga language. Teaching First Nation, Métis and Inuit Children provides candidates with an overview of First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives that have been organized in themes that will reflect the similarities and uniqueness of their respective knowledge, culture, language and traditions, and how these may relate to the present situation for children in the Ontario classroom. Teaching Mohawk provides relevant, meaningful and practical experience for AQ candidates in reading, writing, reflection, dialogue and expression in the Mohawk Indigenous language.

Teaching Ojibwe is offered in partnership with Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute (KTEI) on Manitoulin Island and is an opportunity for teachers to increase their proficiency in the Ojibwe language through face-to-face collaborative learning in an Intensive Mode Delivery (IMD) setting. Mathematics Primary and Junior courses explore the theoretical foundations of mathematics and examine the ways students developmentally learn mathematics. Courses offer insight into program planning and implementation, assessment and evaluation with attention to the First Nations learner and the learning environment, and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning in the Primary and Junior divisions.

into program planning and implementation, assessment and evaluation with attention to the First Nations learner, the learning environment, and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning in the Primary and Junior divisions. Principal Qualifications explores the critical foundations of school leadership and covers topical course areas of setting protocols and directions, relationship and capacity building, developing the organization to support desired practices, improving instructional programs, securing accountability, and personal leadership resources. This course uses Indigenous education models and frameworks to expand and build upon leadership theories and regulatory components.

Science & Technology Primary and Junior explores the theoretical foundations of science and technology and examines the way students developmentally learn science and technology. The course offers insight 19


Your Life at SNP

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ttending at Six Nations Polytechnic isn’t all about studying. We realize you need a safe place to live and a social life too, with places to eat and socialize, areas to shop, and ways to keep fit and have fun. Both campuses, in Brantford and Six Nations, offer all of these amenities. The information here describes various venues under the headings of Entertainment and Culture (including shopping), Recreation (including food, fun and sports) and Housing.

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Living in Brantford

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ituated on the picturesque Grand River, the city of Brantford is located in the heart of Southern Ontario, with direct access to Hwy. 403 and within close proximity to other major highways, rail lines and three major Canadian ports of entry (Windsor, Toronto and Niagara Falls). Brantford is about a one-hour drive along the QEW and Hwy. 403 from Toronto and the Niagara region. Similar travel times can be expected from both London and the Kitchener/ Waterloo area. Known as the telephone city, Brantford is a vibrant community with a population of about 100,000 residents, making it an ideal location to live, work, play and visit. The heritage surrounding Brantford is a community framework of archaeological buildings, landscapes, traditions, and long-standing fairs and societies, which all play an important role and contribution to the arts and culture present within Brant County.

Entertainment and Culture Over the course of the year, Brantford’s local not-for-profit performing arts organizations have presented more than 150 performances, taking place across an expanse of venues, including museums, theatres and community centres. The Brant Museums and Galleries Association (BMGA) represents 16 member organizations from Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations Reserve. Members include archives,

community museums, cultural centres, historical buildings and societies, and art galleries. Bell Homestead, located high on the bluffs overlooking the Grand River and the town of Brantford, is Alexander Graham Bell’s first North American residence. Known as the “Melville House,” it would provide the stage for the invention of the telephone. The Bell Homestead, as it quickly became known, opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1910. Known as one of Ontario’s oldest historic home museums, it tells the tale of how a young teacher of the deaf came to invent the telephone. Brantford is home to a growing number of festivals and events that work to form a bridge between the unique demographics that populate the city, while emphasizing the creative contributions of various local artists. The Brantford International Jazz Festival has grown to be one the largest and most musically diverse festivals in the Brant County region. This September event envisions a celebration of jazz and its culture in order to promote awareness and appreciation for the many diverse forms that are offered. Find Your Spirit: Celebrate the Artist Weekend in June, is a “sit in your lawn chair and watch” kind of occasion, where anyone, regardless of artistic ability, is invited to try their hand at arts-based workshops and interactive displays, free of charge. Those who are willing can pick up a paintbrush, create a sculpture, bang a drum, quilt, draw, or try some improvisational theatre.

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Shopping: Brantford has a great balance of local artisan and specialty boutiques, big box stores and a large mall. Lynden Park Mall, offering over 95 top-name national retailers, provides everything you need in one convenient location. The Brantford Farmers Market has 49 indoor stalls open for business all year, with additional seasonal outdoor stalls. The market has a wide range of product offerings, including fresh produce, meats, dairy, flowers, baked goods, hand-poured candles, and a variety of other natural products.

Recreation Food and fun: From great breakfasts to quick lunches and signature dinner dishes, Brantford’s numerous casual dining establishments will satisfy all of your cravings. By heading into Brantford’s downtown locale, you can travel the world of cuisine with delicious sushi, Mexican, Chinese or traditional Canadian classics. Many of these restaurants and pubs feature live music, or you might wish to pick a vantage point from any one of the outdoor patios to watch the world go by. Looking to dance the night away or simply sit down to a drink with friends and classmates? Brantford also has a great selection of bars and nightclubs to suit all desires. Sports: Swim, golf, play, skate, run or simply relax, from sports to day camps and four-season recreational programming, Brantford offers the recreation and leisure you are looking for. Brantford is hometown to arguably hockey’s greatest legend, Wayne Gretzky, and the city takes that very

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seriously. Coined the “tournament capital of Ontario,” Brantford has an incredible variety of sports organizations for the young and the young at heart. From minor hockey, football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball and everything in between, the sporting associations available are nearly endless. Take an afternoon stroll around the Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition and learn about the city’s history in sport, or get involved for yourself. The Rise Centre provides accelerated sport-specific dynamic training. RISE is a multifaceted facility, whether your goals be to strengthen and condition, increase speed and endurance, or repair and rebuild through its advance Sports Medicine Clinic. Parks and Trails: Brantford prides itself on the quality parks and trails it provides for community enjoyment. Some parks provide a peaceful, relaxing setting, while others offer

the opportunity for sports, recreation and exercise. The city offers nearly 70 kilometres of nature trails that are perfect for running, cycling or hiking. With constant upgrades and additions, there’s always something new to explore.

Housing Find a home away from home. Six Nations Polytechnic has partnered with Places 4 Students to offer housing in Brantford. Information on landlords can be found at www.places4students.com. All student services on the website are free, and include rental property listing searches (with Google Map locations), student sublets, roommate profiles and more.


Living in Six Nations

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ituated on the picturesque Grand River, Six Nations Polytechnic is located in the heart of Southern Ontario, within close proximity to major highways, rail lines and three major Canadian ports of entry (Windsor, Toronto and Niagara Falls). Six Nations is about an hour and a half drive along the QEW and Hwy. 403 from Toronto and the Niagara region. Six Nations is the most populous First Nation in Canada, with over 12,000 residents and over 26,000 members.

Entertainment and Culture Art and music are alive and well in Six Nations and can be found at the Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC). With annual programs like First Nations Art, which features artists from across Canada and the United States, and the Coffee House and Open Mic Night, the Woodland Cultural Centre is bustling with distinctly creative programs. The Chiefswood National Historic Site, which was originally home to the famous poet, E. Pauline Johnson, overlooks the Grand River. The homestead provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience life in Six Nations during the mid-1800s as a place where different cultures met. Shopping: Shopping local has never been easier in Six Nations. Iroqrafts is the place to purchase craft supplies, moccasins, books, Indigenous artwork and more. There’s a grocery store just around the corner from Six Nations Polytechnic and in the village centre stands the Iroquois Plaza. The yearround Our Sustenance Farmers Market

and Garden is open most Saturdays, offering a wide variety of fresh vegetables and featuring vendors selling crafts and various products.

Recreation Food and Fun: Whether you’re looking to bite into a world-famous hamburger, hang out with friends at the pizza joint, or curl up with a coffee at a cosy home-style café, Six Nations has it covered. A wide variety of local options gives residents and students nearly endless choices. Sports: Six Nations is the self-proclaimed lacrosse capital of the world. In fact, thousands of years ago, the Hodinohso:ni invented the game that turned into modern lacrosse. Lacrosse is sometimes referred to as The Creator’s Game and is of important cultural significance in the community. Today, Six Nations has four major lacrosse teams that compete at the national level and have taken home championship titles several years in a row. Lacrosse games can be seen yearround, including the main teams like the Arrows, the Rebels, the Chiefs and the Rivermen. Because it is centred on the Grand River, the Six Nations community is able to enjoy recreational water activities such as canoeing, fishing, paddle boarding, water skiing and more. The river also serves as a beautiful scenic backdrop and attracts hundreds of visitors every year. At the Pro-Fit Health Club, you can achieve your fitness goals using state-of-the-art equipment, programs, products and services. Become a member and realize your potential

when supported by the helpful staff and energized community. Facilities include over 200 pieces of equipment, a spinning studio, MMA (mixed martial arts) studio, aerobics studio, tanning studio, day care, towel service and Whey Smooth Snack Bar. Parks and Trails: The Six Nations community is home to largest single block of Carolinian forest in Canada, visible even on satellite images taken from outer space. With two beautiful parks and walking trails, there’s no better place to witness the leaves change to yellow and red in the fall, watch the snow fall gracefully in winter – or better yet – have a picnic in the shade under a magnificent maple tree in the summer. Veteran’s Park and Chiefswood Park are a constant source of activity, with different events happening year round. A hiking trail located just behind the Six Nations Tourism office provides residents and visitors with a peaceful place to get in touch with nature and truly appreciate the beauty in this community.

Housing Students relocating to study at Six Nations Polytechnic are encouraged to stay in the community in order to truly experience life in Six Nations. However, we’ve also partnered with Places 4 Students (www.places4students.com) to offer housing in the City of Brantford, about 20 kilometres away.

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Admission

University Programs Download an admissions package from our website, www.snpolytechnic.com, or request an admissions package by e-mailing studentsuccess@snpolytechnic.com or calling 519-445-0023. Schedule a campus tour and pick up an admission package in person at Six Nations Polytechnic, 2160 Fourth Line, Ohsweken, ON, by calling 519-445-0023. Submit your completed admission package and signed forms along with: • A  ll original high school, college and university transcripts 24

• A  copy of your status card, if applicable • All application fees

Admission Requirements BACHELOR OF ARTS IN OGWEHOWEH LANGUAGES Admission to Six Nations Polytechnic requires an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum average of 65%. • S  tudents who do not meet the above minimum requirements may be offered admission as a probationary student with conditions. (Conditions: Students must finish Language I and Grammar I with a 53-66% (C) average in each course.) • Applicants may also apply as a Mature Student

Program Dates Part-time: September 2017 (Language I and Grammar I only) Full-time or part-time: September 2018 Application Deadlines The deadline for application submission at SNP is May 1, 2017. Application Fees A $30.00 new applicant processing fee applies. Location Six Nations campus. SNP UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM YEAR 1 PROGRAM Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent with acceptable grade levels. • Mature applicants are considered on an individual basis.


College Programs Apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca, a centralized, one-stop processing centre for all Ontario colleges.

Admission Requirements Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent • Specific courses may be required (check program chart on page 30 for specific admission requirements). •S  ome applicants may be required to attend an academic Pre-Session and/ or Math Readiness program. Program Date September 2017 Application Deadlines The deadline for application submission at SNP is May 1, 2017. Application Fee A $30.00 new applicant processing fee applies. Locations Six Nations Campus Brantford Campus

SNP INDIGENOUS VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM

• Applicants may also apply as a Mature Student.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. Applicants may also apply as a Mature Student

Program Date September 2017 (Check the Program Chart on page 30 for specific program details).

Program Date September 2017 Application Deadlines The deadline for application submission at SNP is May 1, 2017. Application Fee A $30.00 new applicant processing fee applies. Location Brantford Campus

Application Deadlines The deadline for application submission at Six Nations Polytechnic is February 1, 2017. Application Fees A $30.00 new applicant processing fee applies. There is a $95.00 Ontario College On-line Processing Fee (fee may be subject to change). Locations Various (Check the Program Chart on page 30 for specific program details).

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Other Programs And Courses (Check the Program Chart on page 30 for program or course application method). Download an admissions package from our website, www.snpolytechnic.com or request an admissions application package by e-mailing studentsuccess@snpolytechnic.com or calling 519-445-0023. Schedule a campus tour and pick up an admission package in person at Six Nations Polytechnic, 2160 Fourth Line, Ohsweken, ON, by calling 519-445-0023. Apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca, a centralized, one-stop processing centre for all Ontario colleges. Admission Requirements • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. • Specific courses may be required (check program chart on page 30 for specific admission requirements). • Applicants may also apply as a Mature Student. Program Date September 2017 (Check the Program Chart on page 30 for specific program details) Application Deadlines The deadline for application submission at Six Nations Polytechnic is June 30, 2017. Application Fee A $30.00 new applicant processing fee applies. Locations Various (Check the Program Chart on page 30 for specific program details).

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Money Matters Yearly Fee Range University Programs $1,236.00 - $7,446.00* College Programs $2,836 - $4,447.28* *Fees are subject to change

Funding for Students Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Online application procedures and deadlines for applications are available on the OSAP website at www.osap.gov. on.ca. Online applications are available in the month of May.

Post-Secondary Student Support Program If you are an eligible Status Indian or Inuit student, plan to pursue postsecondary studies on a part-time or full-time basis and are registered with

an eligible post-secondary institution, you may qualify for financial support through the Post-Secondary Education

Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office. P.O. Box 339

Support Program. Contact your local band office, Inuit designated organization or Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) office to apply, or search online to find more information.

2160 4th Line Rd. Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 519-445-2219 1-877-837-5180 www.grpseo.org

How to Apply for Funding First Nation students who want to pursue post-secondary studies and access available funding programs should contact: Six Nations Band Members: If you are a registered Six Nations member and you have met the entrance requirements for, and been enrolled in or accepted for enrolment in an eligible post-secondary program, then you can apply for post-secondary education assistance through the

New Credit First Nation Band Members: Eligible applicants are registered band members of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. 468 New Credit Road, R.R. #6 Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0 905-768-7107 www.newcreditfirstnation.com

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Southern First Nations Secretariat: Southern First Nations Secretariat Post-Secondary Program can assist access to post-secondary education for registered band members of the Caldwell First Nation, Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, Delaware Nation, and Munsee-Delaware Nation. 22361 Austin Line Bothwell, ON N0P 1C0 519-692-5868 1-800-668-2609 www.sfns.on.ca Indspire: Indspire provides financial assistance to Indigenous students through its Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program. Applications are available on the Indspire website for general postsecondary education (PSE), health careers, legal studies and more. Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 519-445-3021 www.indspire.ca Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation: The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation is passionate about encouraging youth to pursue and complete their educational goals. The main focus of this sector is on educational activities that support and encourage youth to pursue and complete their education, with the goal of developing future leaders for our communities. Dreamcatcher Fund P.O. Box 659 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1MO 905-768-8962 www.dcfund.ca 28

Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB): NPAAMB provides training programs and services to individuals, employers and training institutions in urban and rural areas located in Southern Ontario. The goal of NPAAMB is to provide employment and training initiatives so that Urban Aboriginal youth can become strong and vibrant leaders of tomorrow. NPAAMB has developed several Human Resource Development programs to assist Urban Aboriginal Youth (1530 years of age) residing off-reserve in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula/ Golden Horseshoe area. 50 Generations Drive, 2nd Floor, Box 9 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 905-549-5375 www.npaamb.com Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT): GREAT’s mandate is to help secure employment for Onkwehon:we of the Grand River Territory, regardless of residency. It offers assistance with programs in apprenticeship skills training, employment assistance, income support, a living-away-from-home allowance, and a Career Information Centre, among others. GREAT also supports several culturally relevant initiatives. P.O. Box 69 16 Sunrise Court Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 519-445-2222 www.greatsn.com

Bursaries and Scholarships Harvey Longboat Sr. Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded in memory of Harvey Longboat Sr. During his term with the Six Nations Polytechnic Board of Governors, Harvey created the ‘Philosophy’ by which Six Nations Polytechnic strives to function, in addition to inspiring and guiding the institute with his educational experience and knowledge of the culture. Six Nations Polytechnic’s Harvey Longboat Sr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a full-time SNP student enrolled in the University Consortium Year 1 Program who has the highest overall average achieved during the academic year, earning a minimum of four credits. Marge & Reg Henry Cayuga Language Award This award is dedicated in memory of Marge and Reg Henry. They were highly respected for their knowledge in Longhouse traditions and languages. Marge and Reg, both


fluent in the Cayuga language, worked diligently at promoting the preservation of the language and left the legacy of the Henry Orthography, a phonetic writing system used to write the Cayuga language. Six Nations Polytechnic’s Marge and Reg Henry Cayuga Language Award is awarded to a full-time SNP student achieving the single highest grade in a Cayuga language course of the University Consortium Year 1 Program and demonstrating a commitment to maintaining and preserving the Cayuga language. Vina Loft Mohawk Language Award This award is dedicated in memory of Vina Loft. Vina was a fluent Mohawk speaker who worked at promoting the spoken language in many ways. Her first dedication to the retention of the language was to teach all of her own children to speak the language. Six Nations Polytechnic’s Vina Loft Mohawk Language Award is awarded to a full-time SNP student achieving the single highest grade in a Mohawk Language course of the University Consortium Year 1 Program and demonstrating a commitment to main-

taining and preserving the Mohawk language.

program delivery and student achievement.

WP Financial Bursary WP Financial is well-known to many of the First Nations to whom it provides services and it is pleased to offer something back to the community for those organizations. This bursary is awarded to full-time students of College programs offered at Six Nations Polytechnic who have demonstrated excellence in academics and have made a contribution to the Indigenous community.

The Linda I. Staats Tuition Bursary The bursary is in honour of Linda’s commitment and dedication to Six Nations Polytechnic and Six Nations education in general. The Linda I. Staats Tuition Bursary is open to Indigenous students aspiring to attain a University degree by completing the first year of study through the University Program at Six Nations Polytechnic. The bursary recipient must be admitted to and registered to attend the University program at Six Nations Polytechnic to exercise a total or partial tuition waiver for the academic year (September to April). To qualify, the successful candidate will not be receiving funding from the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office (GRPSEO). Contact SNP for an application or for more information.

Aboriginal Institutes Consortium – Student Scholarship Award Six Nations Polytechnic, on behalf of the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium, chooses to honour a student in order to provide encouragement and assistance with his or her post-secondary education. Aboriginal Institutes Consortium – Instructor Award Six Nations Polytechnic, on behalf of the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium, is pleased to acknowledge exemplary service by instructors through a high level of commitment to successful

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SNP Programs At-a-glance Program

Campus

Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages, Cayuga Language Stream

Six Nations

Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages, Mohawk Language Stream

Six Nations

Indigenous Visual Arts Brantford

Registered Practical Nursing (RPN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Bridging Program

Brantford

Program Length & Credential 3 Years Bachelor of Arts (BA)

3 Years Bachelor of Arts (BA)

1 Year Transfer credit towards programming at OCADU

Accrediting institution Six Nations Polytechnic

Six Nations Polytechnic

OCADU

3 Years Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

McMaster University & Mohawk College

SNP University Consortium Year 1 Program

Brantford

1 Year Transfer credit towards programs at Consortium partner institutions

Six Nations Polytechnic University Consortium Agreement

SNP University Consortium Year 1 Program

Six Nations

1 Year Transfer credit towards programs at Consortium partner institutions

Six Nations Polytechnic University Consortium Agreement

Brantford

2 Year Diploma

Niagara College

Six Nations

1 Year Ontario College Certificate

Mohawk College

Brantford

1 Year Ontario College Certificate

Mohawk College

Brantford

1 Year Ontario College Certificate

Mohawk College

Practical Nursing with Aboriginal Communities

Brantford

2 Years (16 months) Ontario College Diploma

Mohawk College

Recreational & Leisure Services

Brantford

2 year Ontario College Diploma

Niagara College

Concurrent Disorders

Brantford

Graduate Certificate

Mohawk College

Esthetics

Brantford

16 Weeks, Continuing Education Certificate

Fanshawe College

Brantford

16 Weeks, Continuing Education Certificate

Fanshawe College

Brantford

16 Weeks, Continuing Education Certificate

Fanshawe College

Ontario College of Teachers Additional Qualifications Courses

Six Nations and Brantford

Schedule C & Schedule D Additional Qualification courses

Ontario College of Teachers & Six Nations Polytechnic

Principal of First Nations Schools

Six Nations

Principal’s Qualification Program – Part I

Ontario College of Teachers & Six Nations Polytechnic

Early Childhood Education General Arts & Sciences (College Transfer)

Mechanical Techniques (Manufacturing Processes) Personal Support Worker

Food Service Worker

Healthcare Office Assistant

*Prospective students applying for the General Arts & Science (GAS) have a two-step application process: step #1 is to apply using the SNP application, and step #2 is to apply on OCAS. Please contact the Student Success Officer for more information.

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Admission requirements

Application DEADLINE

NEXT INTAKE

How do i apply?

Part-Time: September 2017 Full-Time: September 2018

SNP Application

• O  ntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum average of 65%. • S  tudents may also register as Mature Students

May 1, 2017

Part-Time: September 2017 Full-Time: September 2018

SNP Application

• O  ntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum average of 65%. • S  tudents may also register as Mature Students

May 1, 2017

Part-Time: September 2017 Full-Time: September 2017

SNP Application

• • • •

Full-Time: September 2017

OCAS Program Code 755 Brantford

• C  NO Certificate of registration or proof of eligibility to write by May 2017 and subsequently pass the Practical Nurse Registration examination. • S  ubmit proof of a diploma in Practical Nursing from an Ontario College with a minimum average of 75% or higher.

February 1, 2017

SNP Application

• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) • Mature applicants considered on an individual basis

May 1, 2017

Part-Time: September 2017 Full-Time: September 2017

SNP Application

• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) • Mature applicants considered on an individual basis

May 1, 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

OCAS Program Code 0102

• • • •

February 1, 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

SNP and OCAS combination application*

OSSD or equivalent including: • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent • G  rade 10 Mathematics, D (Academic) or P (Applied) level recommended for math & science courses • Options for Mature Students available

February 1, 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

OCAS and SNP Application 575 Brantford

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with: • G  rade 11 English, E, C, or U • G  rade 10 Mathematics, L, D or P • Students may also register as Mature Students

February 1, 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

OCAS Program Code 110 Brantford

OSSD or equivalent including: • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent • Grade 10 Mathematics, D (Academic) or P (Applied) level

February 1, 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

OCAS Program Code 715 Brantford

OSSD or equivalent including: • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics, C, M or U level • 2 Grade 11 or 12 Sciences, C or U level

February 1, 2017

Part-Time: September 2017 Full-Time: September 2017

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) S  ix Grade 12 U or M courses, minimum overall academic average of 70% G  rade 12 U English (ENG4U or EAE4U) with a minimum final grade of 70% S  ubmission of a portfolio and creative profile

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12 (C) or (U) or equivalent English Students may also register as Mature Students A  dditional requirements – immunizations and CPIC

May 1, 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

OCAS Program Code 0159

OSSD or equivalent including: • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent

February 1, 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

SNP Application

Minimum two year college diploma or university degree

May 1, 2017

Use CODE AES2 on Fanshawe Application or Call 519-426-8260 x222 to register or online at www.fanshawec.ca/simcoe

OSSD (or equivalent); or mature applicant status

June 30, 2017

Use CODE FSW1 on Fanshawe Application or Call 519-426-8260 x222 to register or online at www.fanshawec.ca/simcoe

Ontario Grade 10

June 30, 2017

Use CODE NUC2 on Fanshawe Application or Call 519-426-8260 x222 to register or online at www.fanshawec.ca/simcoe

OSSD (or equivalent); or mature applicant status

June 30, 2017

Summer 2017 & Fall 2017

SNP Application

Admission requirements vary for each AQ, see: www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

May 15, 2017

Summer 2017

SNP Application

Admission requirements for PQP can be found here: www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

Admissioon on an ngoing basis. See the SNP website for more info.

Full-Time: September 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

Full-Time: September 2017

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Frequently-Asked Questions How will I know Six Nations Polytechnic has received my application? Six Nations Polytechnic will send an Acknowledgement Letter via regular mail to you after your application has been received. The Acknowledgement Letter may include specific program information that you will need regarding special admission requirements and/or pre-admission testing. Are accommodations provided for students with disabilities? Students with documented disabilities requiring academic accommodations must contact the Student Success Officer (SSO) to find out what SNP can offer, however there are very limited funds to provide such. Contact the SSO for more details at 519-445-0023, ext. 234.

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Do I need to provide my transcript(s)? Yes. To ensure a speedy application process, you must ensure all required documents have been received by the Admissions Office within four weeks of submitting your application, or no later than August 14, 2017, for post-secondary programs. Six Nations Polytechnic requires that official transcripts are submitted. Photocopied, faxed or electronically transmitted copies are only accepted if coming directly from the issuing institute. Can I apply as a Mature Student? Mature Students are considered on an individual basis but must still meet the required pre-requisite courses. Testing may be required. College programs: A Mature Student is someone who is age 19 or older without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, as of the first day of classes. Mature Student applicants must meet all specific entrance requirements of the program to which they are applying. If you possess an OSSD, regardless of your age or number of years out of high school, Mature Student status does not apply.

University programs: A Mature Student, as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University, has not attended secondary school or college on a full-time basis for at least two years; and has not previously attended university [subject to change]. When will I know if I have been admitted? Applications with all supporting documents are screened and a letter of acceptance or denial is mailed to you after screening. You will have four weeks to accept our offer of admission. If the offer of admission has not been accepted by the deadline, this will be considered a rejection of the offer of admission. Offers of acceptance are conditional for applicants who may be in the process of completing admission requirements. An offer of acceptance will be revoked if proof of successful completion of the required courses or any other admission requirements are not met.


How do I accept my offer of admission?

What if my program has a health requirement?

What is Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)?

If you wish to accept the offer of admission, please sign and date your letter of acceptance and return the original to Six Nations Polytechnic. Please note that you will need a copy of your signed letter when applying for funding at such agencies as Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office, New Credit First Nations Education, Southern First Nation Secretariat or for bursaries and scholarships.

Some programs require students to meet certain medical and health criteria, such as a completed Communicable Disease Screening Form. Information will be available at the time of registration. Students must submit completed forms by the deadline indicated and meet all medical criteria. These are necessary for clinical/field placements. Failure to meet criteria could result expulsion from the program.

Six Nations Polytechnic believes that many people acquire college-level learning and skills through various situations such as prior work experience, community work, non-credit courses, self-directed study, travel and military service. Candidates who can show that they have achieved the learning outcomes of a specific course may be granted credits based on an assessment of their prior learning. There is a fee for this that is set by the accrediting institute. Contact Six Nations Polytechnic at 519-445-0023 for more information.

What if I have been denied admission? Candidates may be denied admission when the program and/or waiting list is filled, or when all of the admission requirements have not been met. Applicants may request an admission review. A written request must be received within 15 days of the admission decision. You may contact Program Manager/Registrar, at 519-445-0023, ext.221, or e-mail programmanager@ snpolytechnic.com.

How do I find out about credit transfer (exemption) opportunities? Colleges in Ontario and Canada generally offer year-for-year credit transfers from similar programs. To learn if you are eligible for exemptions or are able to transfer credits for any of our programs, please contact Six Nations Polytechnic at 519-445-0023. Please note: courses taken more than five years ago generally are not given credit for exemption.


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SIX NATIONS CAMPUS Location: 2160 Fourth Line Ohsweken, ON Six Nations of the Grand River Mailing Address: Six Nations Polytechnic PO Box 700 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 Phone: 519-445-0023 E-mail: studentsuccess@snpolytechnic.com

BRANTFORD CAMPUS Location and Mailing Address: 411 Elgin St. Brantford, ON N3S 7P5 Phone: 226-493-1245 E-mail: Student Success Officer jacy.smoke@snpolytechnic.com


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