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Admission Requirements  

If you need more information, or have any questions, contact Student Services at
819-778-2270, ext. 1320.

Diploma of College Studies (DEC) Programs

For admission to a diploma of college studies (DEC) program, you need a Secondary School Diploma or a Secondary School Vocational Diploma or a Diploma of Vocational Studies awarded by the Minister.

Admission requirements to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) program are as follows:

Québec Old Curriculum Québec New Curriculum
Secondary V English English V
Secondary V French (second language) French V
Secondary IV Physical Science EST4 or SE5 IV
Secondary IV Mathematics Math CST IV8 or Math S7 IV
Secondary IV History of Québec and Canada History IV

Note: Some programs have specific admission requirements. Please consult the chat below.

Program-Specific Requirements

The following programs have specific admission requirement(s):

Program Old Curriculum New Curriculum
Accounting and Management Math 4361
Math TS IV6 or Math SN IV7
Commerce Math 5261
Math TS V6 or Math SN V7
Computer Science Math 526
Math TS V6 or Math SN V7
Electronics and Information Technology Math 4361 and
Physical Science 4361
Math TS IV6 or Math SN IV7, Science and Technology IV or Applied Science and Technology IV
Hotel Management Math 4261
Math CST IV8
Liberal Arts none
Math CST IV8
Liberal Arts
with Math
Math 5261
Math TS V6 or Math SN V7
Nursing Physical Science 4361
and Chemistry 5342
Science and Technology IV and EST4, or SE5 IV and Science and the environment IV,
Chemistry V
Science Math 5361 and Physics 534
and Chemistry 534
Physics V
Chemistry V
Math TS V6 or Math SN V7
Social Science Math 516 or 4163
Math CST IV8
Social Science
with Math
Math 526 or 5361
Math TS V6 or Math SN V7
Tourism Math 426 or 514
Math CST IV8

1 Heritage College may offer these courses or their equivalent during Summer School to assist students in meeting the conditions of admission.

2 Chemistry 534 is obligatory for Fall 2010; however, a student may take Chemistry of the Human Body 1 and 2 as complementary courses .

3 Students with math 416 must take a 15-hour upgrading in mathematics prior to the beginning of their studies in Social Science.

4 EST: Science and Technology with Environmental Science Option.

5 SE: Applied Science and Technology with Environmental Science Option.

6 TS: Technical and Scientific Option.

7 SN: Science Option.

8 CST: Cultural, Social and Technical Mathematics Option

French Requirements

Under the College Education Regulations, students admitted to an English cégep are required to take two French-second-language courses at a college level of proficiency.


Students admissible to the College who are undecided or lack prerequisites for their program of choice are invited to enrol in the Bridging semester(s), depending on their individual needs. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply to the program of their choice.

The Bridging semesters (maximum of two) are meant to offer a supportive framework of guidance and orientation to help incoming students increase their chances for success in college. Courses included are those common to all programs (which can be credited towards a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in their program of choice) as well as make-up courses (which cannot be credited towards a Diploma of College Studies (DEC)).


Former Heritage students who have not been registered at the College for one or more semesters must re-apply for admission using the same procedure as a new applicant.


Transfers from Other CEGEPS
Students currently in the cégep system wishing to attend Heritage College must make a new application for admission (including the non-refundable, application fee) by the application deadline. Credits are transferable and will be applied to the chosen program, where appropriate, after an official transcript is received by Student Services.

Transfers from Other Post-Secondary Institutions
Students from other post-secondary institutions wishing to attend Heritage College must apply by the application deadline. Credits are studied after an official transcript, course description and a completed "Request for Equivalence" form are received by Student Services.

Attestation of College Studies (AEC) Programs - Continuing Education

The College Education Regulations governing CEGEPs state that an applicant who has received instruction deemed adequate by the college and who meets ONE of the following requirements may be admitted to a program leading to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC):

  • the person's studies have been interrupted for at least two consecutive terms, or one school year;
  • the person is covered by an agreement entered into by the college and an employer or by a government program;
  • the person has completed at least one year of full-time, post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.

Some Attestation of College Studies (AEC) programs may have additional admission requirements. For more information, contact the Heritage College Continuing Education and Business Services.

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