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  • Application Deadline: 
    March 1
  • Profile Code: 
    081.PR & 081.OR
  • Program Length: 
    1 year

The aim of Dawson’s new Pathways Program is to foster student success by offering training that enables students to begin or complete a program of study leading to a Diploma of College Studies.

Students can apply to one of two Pathway streams:

  • Science and Technology Prerequisites (081.PR): a preparatory program designed for students who plan to apply to pre-university science programs or science-related technical programs (Engineering Technologies and Medical Technologies) but who have not yet fulfilled the admission prerequisites of Secondary IV or Secondary V Mathematics, Secondary IV Environmental Science, Physics, and Chemistry to these programs.
  • Orientation (081.OR): a preparatory program designed for students who are looking to explore different options before committing to a program of study. Please note that this stream is available only for 2nd choice.

What you will learn?

  • Foundational mathematical concepts needed to continue in a CEGEP science program
  • High school-level chemistry knowledge necessary to advance to CEGEP-level courses
  • Principles of physics that open doors to programs with a physics prerequisite
  • General Education credits, freeing you to focus on program-specific courses once admitted to your chosen science-related DEC program

Where will this program lead you?

Following successful completion of the one-year Pathways bridging program, students can apply to a CEGEP science-related program for which they have acquired the prerequisites.

What else you should know?

  • Completion of this springboard program does not provide students with a DEC
  • Students may apply for a program transfer to a DEC program after only one semester
  • Students may only spend a maximum of two semesters in the Pathways Program

What do you need to apply?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
  • To be eligible for admission, applicants to the Science and Technology Prerequisites stream must be missing at least one prerequisite from a program of the Science, Medical Studies & Engineering sector.

Application Deadline

March 1

Last Modified: November 8, 2023