Dawson College: Maclean's College Profile

Dawson College

Dawson College | Montréal, Que. | Founded 1969


Dawson College Classroom

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Dawson College is the oldest and largest of five English-language CEGEPs (collèges d’enseignement général et professionnel). CEGEPs are a unique type of institution in Quebec. They are publicly funded and serve as an intermediary between secondary and post-secondary education, typically offering pre-university courses, technical career programs, and general education courses. 

After completing a three-year technical program, a Dawson grad can choose to enter the workforce or opt for further education at a university, in many cases with advanced standing. Dawson has a broad range of programs available, from science and liberal arts, to accounting and management. Dawson also offers unique, specialized program streams. For instance, any student in any program can take classes at the New School, an alternative, informal, intimate learning setting for English and humanities courses.

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