John Abbott College: Maclean's College Profile

John Abbott College

John Abbott College | Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec | Founded 1971


 John Abbott College Campus

John Abbott College (JAC) is housed in beautiful century-old buildings on the banks of Lake Saint-Louis, which adjoins Montreal. It is one 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.

JAC sits on the western tip of the island of Montreal, and serves the Greater Montreal region. Students can opt for two-year pre-university programs, or three-year career programs in areas like police technology, computer science technology, nursing, dental hygiene, and business. The campus features a library, cafeteria and a host of extracurricular and athletic activities.

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