Located in Gatineau, Heritage College is the only English-language college in western Quebec. The school began as a campus of Cégep de l’Outaouais with just seven students but became autonomous in 1988 with 900 students. Heritage offers pre-university and technical programs, both of which lead to a college diploma.
Technical programs include accounting and management technology, computer science, early childhood care and education, electronics technology, graphic and web design, nursing, hotel and restaurant management, and special care counselling. Pre-university courses include commerce, liberal arts, science, social science and visual arts.
Heritage has men’s and women’s teams in basketball and soccer and women’s rugby and volleyball teams. Extracurricular activities include a drama club called the Bacchus Players, which stages a play every year, and SQUAD, a social justice movement that aims to raise awareness for social, animal, environmental, human and political rights.