Students who have already completed a DEC ('Diplôme dʼétudes collégiales') will receive credit for the general education courses (English, French, Humanities, Physical Education and complementary courses) that they previously passed. It is difficult to grant equivalences for Police program courses because content and competencies are combined differently in JAC courses. Students admitted to the Police Technology program who have prior Cegep, college or university studies will be invited to meet with an Academic Advisor* to discuss the transfer of credits. (*usually in June)
Canadian citizens and/or landed immigrants are eligible to study Police Technology. 'LʼÉcole Nationale de Police du Québec' as well as most Police forces require candidates to be Canadian citizens.
There are no specific academic program prerequisites for the Police Technology program. However, admission to the Police Technology program is highly competitive and applicants should strive for above-average academic results.
It is difficult to give an exact academic average since the number and quality of applications varies each year. Candidates should know however that this is a very competitive program – the College receives approximately 400 applications each year and only admits between 90 and 110 students.
If you are over 18 years of age, a Certificate of Good Conduct ('une preuve des antécédants judiciaries') is an official written document that proves you do not have a criminal record. To obtain one, candidates must go to their nearest municipal courthouse ('Palais de justice') and request one. There are fees associated with obtaining a copy. (see Certificate of Good Conduct) For admission to 'École Nationale de Police', the following applies: “A candidate must not, from the time of application and until the end of his/her training, have been found guilty, no matter where, of any act or act of omission, that the Criminal Coder defines as infraction, nor of any of the infractions stipulated in article 183 of the said Code, and deriving from one of the laws referenced in the Code. This provision is interpreted strictly, no matter what the type of sentence returned by a judge (incarceration, fine, community work, conditional discharge etc.). A candidate who has been found guilty or who has pleaded guilty cannot be admitted to the ENPQ, even if he/she subsequently receives a pardon”.
Students interested in applying to Police Technology must successfully complete a half- day of pre-admission tests.
No. Students must pass each component of the pre-admission tests. However, applicants may request a retest if space permits. A fee will be charged for the re-testing.
No. All candidates must pass the physical testing to be considered for admission to the Police Technology program. If you cannot come on a specific date or fail the testing, you may register for a subsequent testing date if space permits. Candidates are allowed to attempt the physical tests two times each year. A student must pass the pre-admission testing each year he or she applies to the Police Technology program Results are not transferable from one year to the next.
Candidates are invited to submit their application for pre-admission testing by accessing the application form posted on the Police Technology web site. A fee of $75.00 is charged for the pre-admission testing.
Candidates who do not have a Canadian driverʼs license will not be admitted to the Police Technology program. Applicants must have a minimum of a probationary driverʼs license at the time of application.
Students who are not selected for admission to the Police Technology program are encouraged to pursue full-time Cegep or university studies in another program. They should strive for above-average academic results and continue to acquire driving experience. Note: Candidates on academic probation will not be considered for admission.
Candidates granted a conditional acceptance to the Police Technology program (after evaluation of academic records by the John Abbott College Admissions Office) must pass a medical exam to certify that their health status meets the health requirements of the job of police officer as outlined in Bill 168 of the Québec Police Act. The medical consists of a complete physical and eye exam.
John Abbott College is an English-language CEGEP and therefore all courses, with the exception of French, are taught in English. Although the Police Technology program is given mostly in English, students in the program are encouraged to strive for bilingualism, and for this reason some teachers may allow students to complete their assignments in French.