Cégep du Vieux Montréal
|Undergraduates||pre-university students; technical|
|Location||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Colours||Blue and Orange|
|Affiliations||ACCC, CCAA, QSSF|
Cégep du Vieux Montréal is a CEGEP (Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, or College of General and Vocational Education) located at 255 Ontario Street East, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The College of General and Vocational Education is affiliated with the ACCC, and CCAA.
In 1967, several institutions were merged and became public ones, when the Quebec system of CEGEPs was created. Established in 1968, it was composed of five distinct pavilions. Since 1976, it has been regrouped into a single, 11-story building, but with three secondary pavilions.
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 given elsewhere in Canada in preparation for a chosen field in university as well as an introductory specialization that generally happens in freshman year. The technical programs, which take three years to complete, apply to students who wish to pursue a skill or trade. In addition continuing education and services to business are also provided.
This Cegep is reputed for having very strong student movements: it is well known for the active student participation in strikes, taking part in every major student strike in Quebec since its inception, including the 2005 Quebec student strike. The recent 2012 strikes also saw the cegep play a central role.
This College offers an adapted service to those who are disabled.
- Julie Doucet - Canadian underground cartoonist/artist
- Alain Kashama - CFL player
- Amir Khadir - MNA for Quebec Solidaire
- Cégep du Vieux Montréal Website (French)
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