Continuing Education

Evening DEC

If a DEC program with classes during the day is not an option for you, Dawson offers Science and Social Science DEC programs in the evening as well.



If you want to: 

■ Explore CEGEP studies

■ Complete prerequisites required for admission to a CEGEP program 

■ Upgrade your academic record to improve chances of admission or readmission to a CEGEP program 

■ Upgrade language skills 

■ Complete a CEGEP program 

Springboard could be the right option for you. 

Springboard allows you to take the specific courses you need in the evening, and although you cannot graduate from Springboard, it can be a good stepping stone to a DEC program. Most Springboard courses will count toward completion of a DEC. 



If you already have a DEC or equivalent, you can register to complete courses specifically required by a university for admission to a program. You can do this on a full-time or part-time basis. 



AECs (attestation d’etudes collegiales) are technical programs are designed for adults who wish to reorient their careers or add to their existing skillset. AEC programs do not have general education courses like English, French, Humanities or Physical Education. These programs are offered in the evening and day and the six different programs can from several months to two years in duration.

Last Modified: October 25, 2022