Article 16 of College Education Regulations allows a college (public or private), if they are authorized to offer a program leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), to establish and implement a program that leads to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS), in any area of training specific to a program of technical studies leading to a Diploma of College Studies.
Support for the development of programs of study is accessible through a financing measure established by the government. It is subject to budgetary rules issued by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (Annex S015).
The following, displayed under various themes and for the use of the network of public and private colleges, is presented for obtaining funding.
- Application for developing an ACS program
- Bank of ACS programs financed by the MEES
- Descriptive files for financed ACS programs
Dossiers - Attestation of College Studies
ACS program development application presented to the Ministry
The Project Presentation Guide is a reference document available to public colleges and private government subsidized colleges that wish to develop a short term program of study that will lead to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS).
This guide is a useful tool that aims to help colleges apply the principles and concepts that are needed to develop an ACS. The guide presents mainly the objectives, conditions required for the presentation of a project, the elements to include and the products expected by the MEES.
Bank of ACS programs financed by the MEES
In this section, we have made a list of all the Attestation of College Studies (ACS) programs that the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) has subsidized since 1998-1999.
Information in the bank
This list has the following information:
- name of the establishment;
- title of the project submitted to the MEES;
- title of the program of study if it is different from the title of the project submitted;
- the SOBEC number (when available);
- existence of a consortium as well as the participating establishments;
- year of financing.
To maintain the accuracy of the information presented, we request the collaboration of all the cégeps listed in this bank. If you come across any errors, please contact Mme Jinny Desrosiers at the Direction de la formation continue et du soutien (DFCS), by phone at 418 646-1536, ext. 2309 or by e-mail at the following address: [email protected].
Subsidized ACS programs
A complementary information tool to the ACS bank, the program summary sheet provides information on the description and content of an ACS program.
Among the information provided, this summary sheet contains the occupations and tasks targeted by the program, objectives and admission conditions, as well as a list of competencies to acquire.