Understanding course and program descriptions

Here are explanations for some of the terms used in the course and program descriptions.

ACS/AEC Attestation of Collegial Studies/Attestation d’études collégiales
DCS/DEC Diploma of Collegial Studies/Diplôme d’études collégiales
DVS/DEP Diploma of Vocational Studies/Diplôme d’études professionnelles
SSD/DES Secondary School Diploma/Diplôme d’études secondaires

Course Options

Some courses have more than one option, as identified by various option numbers.

Description of options

15 Print-based course with paper-based assignments that are sent by mail
55 Online course that may contain print-based support material, Internet-based assignments
65 Print-based and online course with online assignments
75 Print-based and online course with paper-based assignments that are sent by mail
85 Print-based course with online assignments

Number of hours

Each hour of instruction for a course represents a workload of approximately two hours. For example, a 45-hour course represents a workload of approximately 90 hours.

Ponderation

1st number Expected hours of instruction per week in a 15-week study semester.
2nd number Expected hours of practical work per week in a 15-week study semester.
3rd number Expected hours spent on assignments in a 15-week study semester.

Prerequisites

Absolute Prerequisite Course must have been completed with a mark of 60% or higher.
Relative Prerequisite Course must have been completed, but not necessarily with a passing mark (40% or more).
Co-Requisite Course that needs to be taken concurrently with another course according to college policy.

Recommended

Cégep à distance strongly recommends that students respect the stated guidelines in order to increase their chances of success.

Computer resources required

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the equipment or supplies necessary for each of your courses.
Computer, Microsoft Office suite, Internet connection, and printer
To study at Cégep à distance, you need a computer with an Internet connection and access to a printer. Also, for many courses, you will need to use Microsoft Office programs.

Computer resources required

Prices stated in course descriptions

Regular course

This price applies to students registered in a program. The tuition fee is $2 per course hour. For example, the tuition fee for a 45-hour course is $90 ($2 x 45 = $90). If you are eligible for free tuition (see Fees – Status and free tuition), you do not have to pay the tuition fee but you do still have to pay for the course materials. When the tuition fee is $0, it means the course is only offered for independant students.

Non-program course

This price is for students who are not registered in a program. The tuition fee in this case is $6 per course hour. For example, the tuition fee for a 45-hour course is $270 ($6 x 45 = $270). When the tuition fee is $0, it means that the course is only offered to students registered in a program.

Course materials

You must always pay for the course materials (which includes registration fees, special fees and other fees) and the admission fee, if any.

More details on fees.