About Vanier College

Vanier College is a publicly-funded English language CEGEP located in Montreal. Named in honor of General Georges P. Vanier, Canada’s second native-born Governor General, Vanier College opened its doors on September 8, 1970, welcoming close to 1,400 students in its first cohort. The Vanier College Crest is an adaption of the Vanier family Coat of Arms.

The Vanier College Campus

Situated on an oasis of green in the Borough of Saint-Laurent, of the City of Montreal, Vanier College occupies property and buildings purchased by the government from the Soeurs de Sainte-Croix who previously operated a convent (Couvent Notre-Dame-des-Anges) and a private women’s college (Collège Basile-Moreau) in the location. These buildings have undergone considerable renovations over the years to accommodate the changing needs of post-secondary education.

Career and Pre-University Programs

Vanier College continues to offer full-time pre-university programs and technical career programs leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), while the Continuing Education Department offers credit DCS courses and Attestation of College Studies (ACS) programs, as well as noncredit courses and programs.

Vanier’s Academic Life

The academic life of the College is enhanced through a multitude of student services, resource centers, and social and cultural activities. A hallmark of Vanier College has been its diverse student body with students from all cultural backgrounds and from every continent being represented in the College community

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Vanier College Athletics

The Athletics Department has fielded competitive teams in ten collegiate sports. The Vanier College Cheetahs have produced a number of professional athletes and won both National and Provincial Championships. In particular, the Men’s AAA Basketball team just captured their second National Championship, and the Men’s AAA Football team won their ninth Bol d’Or Provincial Championship. Additionally, Vanier College is a designated Sport-Études college, welcoming elite athletes to its student body.

Vanier’s Student Population

Today, the student population numbers over 6,700 full-time Diploma students with an additional 2,000 students attending through the Continuing Education Department (credit and non-credit courses and programs).

History

Vanier College has a rich and fascinating history. To fully understand this history, we need to go back to the year 1837...

In that year, the Sainte-Croix Congregation was founded by Father Basile Moreau, in Le Mans, France.

In 1841, Father Moreau added a group of Sisters to his Congregation. In 1847, a small group of these Sisters (Soeurs Marianites) were sent to Canada to create an educational institution for girls in the small village of Saint-Laurent. Their first school was named Maison Sainte-Marie. This school, once located on the grounds of Vanier's E Building, would eventually evolve into two large institutions: Pensionnat Notre-Dame-des-Anges and Collège Basile-Moreau.

In 1967, Notre-Dame-des-Anges was closed, followed by Basile-Moreau in 1968. Both schools were replaced by Vanier College, part of Quebec's secular post-secondary education system called CÉGEP. Vanier College officially opened for its first semester in September 1970.

About CÉGEP

In 1967, the Quebec government established a new level of education which directly follows high school. The CEGEP system (collège d’enseignement general et professionnel) offers both two-year pre-university programs and three-year technical career programs. Vanier College is one of 48 public Cegeps in the province.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Certificate

Vanier Cegep College

This two-year program prepares students to execute accounting, finance and business-related tasks in a computerized environment of a company’s finance or accounting depar ... [+]

Overview

This two-year program prepares students to execute accounting, finance and business-related tasks in a computerized environment of a company’s finance or accounting department. Topics covered include manual and computerized accounting, business computer applications such as Word, Excel, marketing, management, finance, entrepreneurship, etc.

With the Computerized Financial Management Attestation, you will:

Become competent at interpreting financial information Learn to execute accounting, finance, and business-related tasks Recognize risk and return in capital budgeting Familiarize yourself with manual and computerized accounting Feel comfortable using computerized environments and computer applications Integrate easily into today’s job market with the finance, accounting, and business skills increasingly demanded by employers ... [-]
Canada Montreal
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Vanier Cegep College

The objective of this two-year program is to enable students to acquire training that concentrates on the microcomputer and the teaching of fundamental concepts and skill ... [+]

Overview

The objective of this two-year program is to enable students to acquire training that concentrates on the microcomputer and the teaching of fundamental concepts and skills including Oracle; object-oriented languages such as Java, C++, and Visual Basic; and HTML coding.

With the Software Applications Specialist Attestation, you will:

Be able to consult with customers about software system design and maintenance Be competent at how to modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance Learn about how to design software or customize the software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency Understand how to analyze user needs and develop software solutions Learn how to develop, create, and modify general computer applications software ... [-]
Canada Montreal
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Address
Avenue Sainte-Croix,821
H4L 3X9 Montreal, Quebec, Canada