CÉGEP Courses in Cowansville thanks to partnership with ETSB:
Info Sessions Scheduled for May
Cégep courses will be on offer in Cowansville beginning this fall thanks to a partnership between Champlain-lennoxville and the Eastern Townships the opportunity to be part of this innovative project that will enable them to earn a Social Science Diploma without the need to move to Lennoxville or elsewhere in the province.
One complementary course will be offered in the fall test the waters of college-level studies with the full-time program to officially begin in winter 2013 and run over five semesters. The program will be given on the BromeMissisquoi campus and students requiring transportation may be able to access the ETSB bus system.
Students who have not quite completed their DES by fall may be admissible to the College Skills course, but would be required to complete the necessary admission requirements at an Adult Education Centre during the fall 2012 to be granted admission to the full-time program in the winter.
“We often hear of potential students who have significant family responsibilities or who are in a situation that prevents them from being able to move to access a Cégep education,” explains Mr. Paul Kaeser, Champlain-lennoxville Director. “Given this partnership, we are pleased to be able to offer such individuals the chance to pursue college studies in the Cowansville area.”
“The goal of this partnership is to offer an additional opportunity to students,” said Ms Chantal Beaulieu, Director-general of the Eastern Townships School Board. “In speaking with former students, parents and our administration, we know that distance can be a factor in discouraging some students from pursuing post secondary studies. Although Cégep is beyond our jurisdiction offering the best opportunities for our students is, and this partnership will be an excellent opportunity for our graduates.”
For those interested in finding out more, two information sessions will be held on May 23, one at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on the Brome Missisiquoi campus of the ETSB. For further information about eligibility or the program, prospective students should call 819564-3666 ext. 122 to speak with an academic advisor at Champlain.
Champlain-lennoxville is a public institution with a student population of approximately 1100. With excellent classroom, laboratory, residence and athletic facilities, Champlain offers its students a variety of preuniversity and technical programs leading to a college