The continuous quality and audit outreach efforts of OCQAS help to ensure that college programs meet the highest standards possible. This Service gives every confidence to students, their families and their prospective employers that college graduates are getting the kind of education that they need in order to better their lives and contribute to their communities.
Private Consultant and Former Dean of Georgian College Tenured OCQAS Auditor
Since the inception of the OCQAS, a number of new academic programs are now available to students. Bolstering those programs is the Credential Validation Service, which has led to commendable practices in higher education. Thanks to OCQAS, committed professionals from each of the colleges work together regularly to build continuous improvement in the curriculum. That’s powerful.
Quality assurance processes through OCQAS demonstrate the value, utility, relevance and considerable importance of learning outcomes for Colleges. Its comprehensive processes are innovative and transparent, and by their nature, inspiring of improvements in Ontario Colleges.
Working with OCQAS has provided immediate dividends for Durham College. It brought all of our departments and employees together for detailed and reflective discussion about quality, our strengths as an institution and our opportunities for improvement. These experiences have benefited us greatly. Our team is stronger, with deepened commitment to quality practices, we put change into action, and Durham has established itself as a leader for growth in enrollment, programs and services to students.
Sonia Del Messier
We know that Ontario colleges deliver high quality and relevant programming, taught by dedicated and top-notch faculty. But having OCQAS in place, additionally, to measure and validate that quality benefits our students considerably, ensuring they acquire the skills and training they need to secure the jobs they want. Our faculty is very proud that their programs get that external stamp of approval. Likewise, the community and employers benefit as well.