Cégep à distance

Cégep à distance was created on April 1, 1991, by the Collège de Rosemont to fulfil a mandate entrusted to it by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur (MES) to develop and offer college-level distance education in Quebec.  Initially known as the CCFD (Centre collégial de formation à distance), Cégep à distance adopted its new moniker in 2002. In 2005, the ministry extended Cégep à distance’s mandate to include college-level courses for the English community.

In addition to admitting adult students who register directly with Cégep à distance, we work with all colleges in Québec by welcoming their students in order to help them in their academic progress and earn a diploma more quickly. For more information, visit the page entitled Student already enrolled in another CEGEP.

Our strategic plan

The activities of Cégep à distance are part of the Collège de Rosemont 2018–2023 strategic plan, which is summarized here (in French).

Our model

Cégep à distance develops self-contained, self-paced asynchronous courses. Each student benefits from tailored support and supervision. Registration is available on a continuous-intake basis and the students have variable completion dates.

  • Self-contained course: A self-contained course contains all the educational material, content, exercises and assessments necessary for it to be completed independently by the student. 
  • Asynchronous approach: The asynchronous approach means that the student studies when and where it is convenient for them. The studies are therefore tailored to their needs.
  • Tailored support and supervision: Our Educational Planning and Organization Sector team and our tutors offer professional services that are adapted to each student, from the moment that a request for admission is received until the completion of the course or the granting of a diploma.
  • Continuous intake and variable completion: Registration is available year-round, and students can begin their course as soon as they have access to their materials and the on-line learning environment. They can finish the course at their own pace within the period specified by the Cégep à distance rules, individually, without being registered in a specific cohort. 

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Our clients

Students register at Cégep à distance to… 

  • Take general education courses (common to all DCS/DECs) or complementary courses to complete a DCS/DEC
  • Study prerequisite courses needed to enter university
  • Earn a DCS/DEC or an ACS/AEC to enter the job market or make a career change
  • Meet a timely training need in order to continue their academic progress while still registered at a conventional college

Discover all the courses that you can take as a Cégep à distance student.

Recognition of our expertise

The Cégep à distance team has been consistently recognized for the quality of their educational materials, for their distance education projects, and for the partnerships they have built.

This is why Cégep à distance has won dozens of awards and honorable mentions for projects and collaborations from entities such as the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur (MES), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE-RCIÉ), the Institut d’administration publique du Québec (IAPQ), the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), the Réseau ACTION TI, the Boomerang Awards, and the Association professionnelle des professeurs et professeures d’administration au collégial (APPAC).

A few facts and figures

  • ~16,000 students each year
  • 140+ courses offered, a number of which are designed in English
  • 28,000+ course registrations each year