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, with web assignments
65
Multimedia course with web assignments
75 Multimedia course with paper-based assignments that are sent by mail
85
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.

Pondération

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 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

Recommended

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.

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 to independent 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.