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Collège Montmorency

Collège Montmorency
Motto Acceuil (French)
Motto in English Achieve
Established November 5th, 1969
Type public college
Religious affiliation non-denominational
Principal François Allard
Students 6148 regular students; full time (August 25th 2008)[1]
Undergraduates pre-university students; technical/career; continuing education
Postgraduates not available
Location Laval, Quebec, Canada
Campus Urban
Sports teams Les Nomades Montmorency
Colours Blue      & White     
Mascot Les Nomades
Affiliations ACCC, CCAA, QSSF, CBIE

Founded on November 5, 1969, Collège Montmorency is a Francophone public college (pre-university and technical college) located at 475 boulevard de l'Avenir, in Chomedey, Laval, Quebec, Canada, across the Montmorency Metro station. As of 2004, there were between 4000 and 5000 students.


  • Partnership 1
  • History 2
  • Programs 3
    • Pre-university programs 3.1
    • Double diploma programs 3.2
    • Technical/Career programs 3.3
  • Athletics 4
  • Drama 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


The College of General and Vocational Education is affiliated with the ACCC, and CCAA.


In 1967, several institutions were merged and became public ones, when the Quebec system of CEGEPs was created. Despite Laval being the third largest city of Quebec with a population of nearly 400,000 inhabitants, Montmorency is its only college.


The college offers two types of programs: pre-university and technical. The pre-university programs, which take two years to complete, cover the subject matters which roughly correspond to the additional year of high school given elsewhere in Canada in preparation for a chosen field in university plus a first year of University. (Thus why Undergraduates degrees in Quebec are 3 years rather than 4, except for Engineering) The technical programs, which take three-years to complete, applies to students who wish to pursue a skill trade. In addition Continuing education and services to business are provided.

Pre-university programs

  • Science
    • Health science
    • Pure and applied science
  • Social science
    • Organisation administration
    • World and society: the major challenges (optional mathematics)
    • Glance at the individual
  • Arts and letters
    • Communication
    • Cinema
    • Literature
    • Languages, culture, and traduction
  • Dance
  • Visual arts

Usually, pre-university programs require four semesters (two years) to complete. Students can then pursue further studies at university in a field related to their DEC.

Double diploma programs

  • Health science and World and society: the major challenges (optional mathematics)
  • Pure and applied science and World and society: the major challenges (optional mathematics)
  • Health science and visual arts
  • Pure and applied science and visual arts
  • Health science and dance
  • Pure and applied science and dance
  • Visual arts and Organization administration
  • Visual arts and Glance at the individual
  • Visual arts and World and society: the major challenges (optional mathematics)
  • Dance and Organization administration
  • Dance and Glance at the individual
  • Dance and World and society: the major challenges (optional mathematics)

Usually, double diploma programs require six semesters (three years) to complete.

Technical/Career programs

  • Biological programs
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition technology
    • Physical rehabilitation technology
    • Orthotic and orthopedic prosthesis technology
  • Agribusimess programs:
    • Marketing landscape and ornamental horticulture technology
  • Physics programs:
    • Architectural technology
    • Civil engineering technology
    • Building assessment and evaluation technology
    • Electronics technology
    • Industrial electronics technology
  • Human programs:
    • Firefighting technology
    • Children education technology
  • Administration programs:
    • Administration and accounting technology
    • Insurance and financial service council
    • Business administration
    • Desktop publishing and hypermedia
    • Tourisme technology
    • Computer science technology
    • Managing a food service establishment
  • Arts programs:
    • Museology techniques

Usually, technical and career programs require six semesters (three years) to complete. Following the obtention of their diploma, students can go on the job market or pursue further studies in university in a field related to their diploma.


Montmorency basketball team are among the best in all Canada. The men and women team won many medals in the national championship. In 2006, both team won the gold medal in the national championship, the boys team winning after trailing by 19 points at the half against the home team of the tournament.Momo also have a football team who will play his first year in the Collégial AAA league, the best in league in Quebec, after winning silver medal in the collégial AA league.


It is also known for its improvisation league, the MIM (Mouvement d'Improvisation de Montmorency - Montmorency Improvisation Movement), founded in the seventies, from which emerged a number of largely known (in Quebec) comedians and humorists such as Michel Courtemanche, Réal Bossé or Claude Legault.

See also


  1. ^ "Montmorency, ça grandit !" (PDF). Collège Montmorency website. Actualités - événements section. Retrieved August 26, 2008. 

External links

  • Collège Montmorency's official website (fr)

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