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Collège Ahuntsic

Collège Ahuntsic is a CEGEP (a French acronym for "Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel," known in English as a General and Vocational College) situated in the arrondissement (district) of Ahuntsic-Cartierville in the north-east end of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Collège Ahuntsic
Established 1967
Director General Benoit Pagé
Academic staff 600
Admin. staff 300
Students 10,000
Undergraduates pre-university students; technical
Postgraduates not available
Location 9155, rue Saint-Hubert Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2M 1Y8
Campus Urban
Sport Teams Indiens
Colours Green and Blue          
Affiliations ACCC, CCAA, QSSF


  • History 1
  • Programs 2
    • Pre-university programs 2.1
    • Technical/Career programs 2.2
    • Particular programs 2.3
      • Work-study programs 2.3.1
      • Technical cegep-university bridge programs 2.3.2
      • Vocational high school-cegep bridge programs 2.3.3
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Founded in 1967, when the Québec system of CEGEPs was created, it is today one of the largest CÉGEPs in Québec. The College was created out of the amalgamation of two former institutions: the Collège Saint-Ignace and the Institut de technologie Laval, founded respectively in 1927 and 1941. The Collège Saint-Ignace taught the humanities whereas the Institut de technologie de Laval offered the main trade programs of the era. Finally, in 1970, the adjoining school, the Institut des arts graphiques du Québec joined the College. Today, the College is: 3 pre-university programs; 26 technical programs; 6000 regular education/full-time students and 4000 continuous education/part-time students; 900 employees, divided between 600 faculty members and 300 management and support staff.

The name of the school comes from the district in which it is located which in turn comes from a Native hero going back to the origin of the colony.


The CEGEP offers two types of programs: pre-university and technical. The pre-university programs, which take two years to complete, cover the subject matters which roughly correspond to the additional year of high school (grade 12) and the first year of university given elsewhere in Canada. The technical programs, which take three-years to complete, applies to students who wish to pursue a skill trade.

Pre-university programs

  • Sciences
    • Health sciences
    • Pure and applied sciences
    • Passe-partout
  • Social sciences
    • Business administration
    • Psychology and social interactions
    • Social studies
    • Education and culture
    • International studies
  • Arts and letters
    • Cinema and media studies
    • Literary and artistic studies
    • Languages, world, and culture: German
    • Languages, world, and culture: Spanish
    • Languages, world, and culture: Advanced Spanish and German

Usually, pre-university programs require four semesters (two years) to complete and lead to the obtention of a DEC.

Technical/Career programs

  • Health programs
    • Medical electrophysiology technology
    • Medical imaging technology
    • Nuclear medicine technology
    • Radiation oncology technology
    • Prehospital emergency care/paramedic
  • Physics programs
    • Laboratory technology
      • Biothechnologies
      • Analytical chemistry
    • Civil engineering technology
    • Building mechanics technology
    • Geomatics technology
      • Geodesy
    • Industrial engineering technology
    • Electronics technology
      • Telecommunications
      • Computers and networks
    • Industrial electronics technology
  • Auxiliary justice programs
    • Police technology
    • Correctional intervention technology
    • Paralegal technology
  • Administration programs
    • Accounting and management technology
    • Trade management
    • Medical archives
    • Computer science technology
      • Management computing
      • Management of computer networks
  • Graphic communications programs
    • Computer graphics
    • Graphic design and prepress
    • Printing technology
    • Project management in computer graphics

Usually, technical and career programs require six semesters (three years) to complete and lead to the obtention of a terminal technical degree DEC.

Particular programs

Work-study programs

Work-study programs were created for students who wish to work part-time while completing a college diploma in a particular field of study. Although the programs usually require six semesters to complete, the time needed may be increased as a result of the part-time job.

  • Civil engineering technology
  • Geomatics technology (geodesy)
  • Building mechanics technology
  • Industrial electronics technology
  • Computer science technology

Technical cegep-university bridge programs

  • Laboratory technology (biotechnologies)
  • Accounting and management technology
  • Trade management
  • Computer science technology
  • Civil engineering technology
  • Computer graphics

Vocational high school-cegep bridge programs

  • Graphic design and prepress
  • Printing technology


See also


External links

  • Collège Ahuntsic Website
  • Association étudiante
  • Coopérative étudiante
  • Syndicat du personnel enseignant du Cégep Ahuntsic (FNEEQ-CSN)
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