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Humber program goes for Olympic Gold

Olympic success starts with excellent coaching and Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is leading the way with the launch of a new diploma program in Coaching and Sport Development. The program, which will be offered at Humber's North Campus beginning September 2004, was developed in response to the shortage of qualified coaches in Canada.

The unique two-year diploma program will prepare students for a career as a competitive coach in one of four sport streams: gymnastics, figure skating, swimming or tennis, where they will prepare for a career as a Tennis Club Pro.

The only diploma of its kind offered in Canada, the program will include instruction on sport sciences, club management, coaching theory, program planning, leadership, sport specific technique and professional and ethical conduct. Through partnerships with leading sport clubs and training centres, students receive over 400 hours of hands-on training in their selected sport.

Students will also receive National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and HIGH FIVE certification. The job forecast in this field is positive due to a shortage of qualified coaches in Canada.

For information, contact Deborah Bourk at 416-675.6622, ext. 5481, or

RCC College offers bachelor degrees in two programs

Toronto's RCC College of Technology (RCC) will be the first secular private institute in Ontario to be approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to grant bachelors degrees. RCC will offer Bachelor of Technology degrees in Computer Information Systems and Electronics Engineering Technology in addition to its existing diploma programs.

Appealing to students preparing for careers in business technology or computer and electronics engineering technology, RCC's Bachelor of Technology degrees feature curricula that are employment-focused rather than research-based.

Year-round programs

RCC president Dr. Rick Davey points out, "our new degree programs provide an alternative degree track to traditional and existing university disciplines. Our goal is that these new degree programs will set the standard for a Bachelor of Technology degree right across the country and lead to exceptional career options for our graduates. Some of our degree graduates may also choose to enrol in a post-graduate degree in business or technology."

RCC's bachelor programs begin in September, January and May. The college offers courses year-round, which allows students to complete their degrees in less than three years and not the four years typical of university programs.

High school students applying for RCC degree programs must successfully complete a minimum of six grade 12 level university or university/college courses including math, science and English.

RCC College graduates the largest number of technologists from accredited electronics and computer engineering technology programs of any post-secondary institution in Canada.

The RCC College campus is located in Toronto at 2000 Steeles Avenue W., Concord Ont. The website is

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