The Québec school system
Québec has an education system unlike any other in the world, which includes a year of studies between high school and university: the collegial level. College education is delivered in public colleges called CÉGEPs (an acronym for Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel).
The diploma delivered by CEGEPs is known as a Diploma of College Studies (DCS). This is a quality diploma that is officially recognized and which provides quality access to university studies or to the job market in the case of technical programs. CEGEPs are public institutions and represent the first level of higher education, which is referred to as post-secondary education in Québec.
SRAM intervenes at the CEGEP level of the Québec school system. It receives applications for admission to programs leading to a DCS and certain programs leading to an ACS.
There are a total of 48 CEGEPs in Québec—42 are French-language institutions and 6 are English-language institutions.
32 colleges are accessible through an application for admission submitted to SRAM.