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What is P-TECH?
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a partnership between Mohawk College, select high schools in the Greater Hamilton area and industry partners, enabling the student to earn both an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a College Diploma at their own pace, gaining valuable mentorship and industry experience along the way.

How does P-TECH work?
Over a five year period*, students earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a two-year Ontario College Diploma in Software Engineering. They will be ready to begin a career (or continue in further post-secondary studies) by the time they graduate.

While in the P-TECH program students will:

  • take regular high school courses required to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • take paired credit and dual credit courses with Mohawk College instructors and their high school teachers required to earn a college diploma
  • participate in real work experiences with industry partners, exploring various careers through internship, coaching and mentoring

...all at no cost to the student!

*The length of enrollment is tailored to the learning needs and educational goals of each student

Who is Eligible for P-TECH?

Mohawk's Early College Graduation Program is intended for interested and motivated students coming into Grade 9. P-TECH students will reflect the dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods that make up Greater Hamilton highschool populations. Student enrollment in P-TECH requires completion of student information form and teacher/principal referral.

P-TECH students should be:

  • interested in computers, science and math
  • eager to learn the skills needed to succeed in technology industries
  • committed to a strong attendance record (as evidenced in elementary school)
  • curious, dedicated hands-on learners ready to take on the challenges of school, college, work and life

What IT career pathways await P-TECH students?

P-TECH students will be prepared to begin a career in the Computer Engineering pathway, in a range of exciting, competitive specialty areas in the IT industry. Through this Early College Graduation Program, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in focus areas such as:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Programming     
  • Windows App Development
  • Cyber Security
  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Network System Administration
  • Object-oriented Programming     
  • and more!                             

Contact Us

Bryan Ledgerwood

Manager, Early College Initiatives

bryan.ledgerwood [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Email Bryan)


Brittney Glass
Research and Project Coordinator

brittney.glass [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Email Brittney) 


Tanya Kowalewicz

Program Support and Outreach Officer

tanya.kowalewicz [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Email Tanya)