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|
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, with web assignments|
||Multimedia course with web assignments|
|75||Multimedia course with paper-based assignments that are sent by mail|
||Print-based course with web 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.
|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|
|Absolute prerequisite||Course must have been completed with a grade of 60% or higher|
|Relative prerequisite||Course must have been completed, but not necessarily with a passing grade (40% or more)|
|Co-requisite||Course that must be taken concurrently with another course, based on college policy|
Cégep à distance strongly recommends that students comply with 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.
Prices stated in course descriptions
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 to independent students.
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.
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.