Currently, students who hold a Bachelors degree with a major or minor in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, or another degree recognized by the Ministere de la famille des Aines et de la Conditions Feminine usually are advised by the ministry to take 3 courses in the following subjects.
Santé de l'enfant
Please contact the Ministere de la famille des Aines et de la Conditions Feminine if you have other questions.
Generally yes however you must meet with a Continuing Education Academic Advisor who will review your student record. Not all courses from the DEC program can used towards the Attestation. Substitutions will be assigned for the courses considered equivalent.
The Attestation in Early Childhood Education is not equivalent to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education. However, successful completion of this competency-based Attestation, combined with 3 years full-time work experience in a licensed Child Care setting, will give the student the minimum requirements to work in the field, as per the regulations governing Child Care Centres in Quebec.
Graduating students who need less than 4 courses to complete their DEC may be considered "Fin de DEC". Fin de DEC students are not required to pay the $2.00 per hour tuition fees but must see an Academic Advisor prior to registration. Fin de DEC status can only be assigned.
Anyone with the academic background satisfying our admission's criteria can register for courses at Vanier College Continuing Education. However, you should consult your agent before registering to verify how many courses you are allowed to take while receiving Social Assistance or Employment Insurance.
If you are registered for the last courses required for graduation you must complete a "Graduation Evaluation Request" form available in the Reception Office (Room E115) or online. All graduating students must, whether DEC or AEC complete the Graduation Evaluation Request.
All students who are graduating in a DEC program must pass an English Exit Exam and Comprehensive Assessment. You cannot graduate without passing them. Contact the Registrar's Office at 514-744-7100 or go online for more information.
Attestation students do not have to write the English Exit Exam nor the Comprehensive Assessment.
Dropping or deleting a course means to remove it completely from the student's record and will no longer appear on the student's transcript. Course withdrawals must be requested in person, by mail or by fax through the centre for Continuing Education. Students must respect refund deadlines. Students are required to keep their copy of the delete form as proof of course withdrawal. The consequences of withdrawing from a course include:
Prolonging the amount of time it will take to complete your program
Losing your full-time student status, (if your student status changes from full-time to part-time all fees will be recalculated) and
No longer being eligible to receive student loans and bursaries.
To be eligible to register for a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) or an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC) you must have either a Quebec Secondary School Diploma (DES), a Secondary School Vocational Diploma (DEP) or equivalent. Applicants educated outside Canada are requested to contact the following Quebec government office to determine their equivalent scholarity: Division des Equivalence - Ministère des Relations avec les citoyens et de l'immigration. Telephone: 514-864-9191 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible to register for a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC), you must submit proof of your Quebec Secondary School Diploma or a Secondary School Vocational Diploma including Secondary V Second Language; or proof of scholarity deemed equivalent by MICC to the Quebec Secondary School Diploma.
To be eligible to register for an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC), you must submit proof of your Quebec Secondary School Diploma or a Secondary School Vocational Diploma including Secondary V Second Language; or proof of scholarity deemed equivalent by MICC to the Quebec Secondary School Diploma. In addition, you have not studied full-time for at least one year or 2 consecutive semesters; or you have proof of an agreement between the College and an employer or government (e.g. Emploi-Quebec); or you have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.
All DEC and AEC students with a Quebec School Diploma or a Secondary School Vocational Diploma (DEP) dated after May 31, 1997, must also have a passing grade in Secondary IV Math, Secondary IV Physical Science, Secondary IV History, and Secondary V Language of instruction and Secondary V second language.
Please note that you will not be considered full-time in any of the following programs:
Academic Review (080.07)
You are a former Cegep student who was registered in a DEC program, are not in good Academic Standing, and must complete courses in Continuing Education.
Mutual Funds (080.07)
You are taking Mutual Funds or Family Home Daycare and have a letter from your employer.
Upgrading for Cegep Admission (080.07)
You need to complete specific course or courses for admission into a Cegep program.
University Prerequisite (080.04)
You need to complete a specific course or courses for admission into a selected University program.
Independent Studies (080.02)
You have a Quebec Secondary diploma (or equivalent) or have been out of full-time secondary school for at least one year. You are simply taking a course for personal interest. All courses will be considered out of program (Hors programme).
Marc Passucci is our Academic Advisor. When classes are in session he is available from 10:00-12:00 p.m. & 4:30-6:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and on Fridays between 2:00-4:00 p.m. in room E-114. If you would like an appointment or ask a question you can contact Marc at 514-744-7500 ext. 7022. E-mail: email@example.com
Students in poor Academic Standing must complete a minimum of 4 courses in 2 semesters in order to be eligible for admission to the daytime division. Students must re-apply to the College online via SRAM. There is no gurantee you will be re-admitted.