Education in Quebec province is one of the most well appreciated and publicly funded system which is overseen by the federal and provincial governments. Education is within provincial jurisdiction and the curriculum is overseen by the province. It comprises of a public education network ranging from preschool to university.
The Québec school system
The school system comes within the private education institutions, which is recognized by Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport,Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur and de la Recherche et de la Science, that offer official programs for study.
Primary and secondary education
Primary education is of six years (excluding preschool), while the secondary education falls from level 1 through 5. From the third or fourth year of the secondary school, a student can opt for vocational training, which trains him on lessons related to trade. Such training is recognized by the Diplôme d’études profession nellies. After the successful completion of the general secondary program which is recognized by Diplôme d’études secondary. The DES gives access to the first level of higher education,which is provided by a type of institution called, Collège d’enseignement général et professional.
CEGEP network offers both pre-university and technical programs. Pre-university programs, which consist of two years is seen as a preparation for university. Technical programs, which are of three years, can lead to employment as a technician or technologist. They can also make way for the university studies. These two programs lead to Diplôme d’études collégiales, which is also called Diploma of College Studies).
Short technical-type programs that lead to Attestation of College Studies, primarily also known as(ACS). These programs are introduced for adult students who are 18 years or older.
University education is divided into three levels:
The first level (undergraduate) comprises of a bachelor’s degree in which after three or four years of full-time study, depending on your stream. A bachelor’s degree enables students to enter the job market to pursue the further graduate studies.
Also offered as part of undergraduate level are one-year programs, which are recognized by a certificate. The combination of three certificates can lead to a bachelor’s degree, provided a number of conditions are met.
The second level (graduate), which leads to a master’s degree after taking two years of full-time study and then writing a thesis at the completion of your internship, depending on whether the master’s program is research-oriented or practice-oriented.
Also offered at the graduate level are one-year programs recognized by a Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées or a Graduate Certificate.
The third level is getting doctoral which prepares the students for a career in research. A Ph.D.can be earned after approximately three years of intense, delicate and full-time study, which includes the writing of a dissertation.