Specialized I.T. Courses (funded by Emploi-Québec)

Registration for fall courses is open!


We are currently experiencing technical issues with the course fees.  If you meet the eligibility criteria, but are being charged more than $2/hour, please send an e-mail to conted@johnabbott.qc.ca.  We apologize for this inconvenience.



Network Administration

Exchange Server 35 hours 70 $ September 13
Windows Server 35 hours 70 $ Fall 2016
Windows Server – Active Directory 35 hours 70 $ Fall 2016
Introduction to Powershell 35 hours 70 $ Cancelled
Powershell – Advanced 30 hours 60 $ Cancelled


Big Data 

Management and Processing of Big Data 48 hours 96 $ Winter 2017
Big Data: Reporting and Prediction 45 hours 90 $ Winter 2017


Mobile Apps Development

Mobile Apps Development for Android – Beginner 35 hours 70 $ Winter 2017
Mobile Apps Development for Android – Intermediate 35 hours 70 $ Winter 2017
Mobile Apps Development for Android – Advanced 35 hours 70 $ Winter 2017
Mobile Apps Development for iPhone/iPad – Beginner 35 hours 70 $ September 10
Mobile Apps Development for iPhone/iPad – Intermediate 35 hours 70 $ October 29
Mobile Apps Development for iPhone/iPad – Advanced 35 hours 70 $ Winter 2017


Databases (“SQL Series”)

SQL – Beginner 24 hours 48 $ September 12
SQL – Intermediate 24 hours 48 $ October 25
SQL – Advanced 24 hours 48 $ Winter 2017
Reporting Services 21 hours 42 $ Winter 2017
SQL Analysis  24 hours 48 $ Winter 2017


Linux Operating System

Linux Operating System  30 hours 60 $ September 14
Linux Shell 30 hours 60 $ tbd
Linux Security – Introduction 30 hours 60 $ July 9
Linux Security – Advanced 30 hours 60 $ July 24


Python Programming Language

Python – Level 1 24 hours 48 $ September 13
Python – Level 2 21 hours 42 $ October 11
Python – Level 3 30 hours 60 $ November 3


I.T. Management

ITIL  25 hours 50 $ September 24


Cloud Computing

Managing a Cloud Computing Project 30 hours 60 $ September 10


Web Development

JavaScript 45 hours 90 $ September 17
JavaScript – AJAX Development with jQuery 42 hours 84 $ November 26
Introduction to PHP  35 hours 70 $ Cancelled
PHP – Intermediate 35 hours 70 $ tbd
PHP and MySQL- Advanced 35 hours 70 $ tbd



VMware 30 hours 60 $ August 20


Microsoft Applications

VBA for Excel 15 hours 30 $ tbd
Microsoft Access – Advanced  28 hours 56 $ tbd

***Schedule subject to change***


Our part-time I.T. courses are popular and have very limited spaces – please register early to avoid disappointment. Don’t forget to refer back to the website often for regular updates and information.

Last update: June 21, 2016

If you experience technical problems with our online registration module for part-time IT courses, please call 514-457-5036 or e-mail conted@johnabbott.qc.ca.

Eligibility and

Am I eligible?

  • Determine if you are eligible for the subsidized rate of $2 per hour.
Eligible Participants Non-Eligible Participants
  • Employed and self-employed individuals working in areas related to IT
  • Individuals who are working in an unrelated field, but with an educational background in IT
  • Individuals that are employed in a position for which they are overqualified in relation to their diploma, and where the training is related to their field of study
  • Students (even if they are working part-time)
  • Unemployed individuals
  • Individuals receiving CSST or SAAQ
  • Any employee of a public entity, including public, para-public, (Quebec/Canada) or municipal

Although individuals in the Greater Montreal area (Montréal, Laval, Laurentides, Lanaudière et Montérégie) are eligible to take these courses, individuals that live and/or work on the island of Montreal have priority.

 How do I register?

Carefully read the eligibility requirements above.

I am ELIGIBLE for the course at the rate of $2/hr:

For each course:

  1. Select the course found in the Schedule tab
  2. From the course page, select REGISTER
  3. This will take you to Mia, the online registration module
  4. Select “Add to cart”
  5. Select “Confirm registration and go to payment”
  6. Login to your Omnivox account (if you do not have an account, select NEW USER and create one)
  7. Complete the Admissions Form
  8. Proceed to the payment of your course by credit card
  9. A “Web registration receipt” will appear (you will receive this by e-mail as well)
  10. In order to confirm your registration, you must complete the form required by Emploi-Québec (a link to the form is provided in your e-mail receipt)
  11. The Centre for Continuing Education will review your registration form and confirm your eligibility
  12. Prior to the course start date, the Centre for Continuing Education will send an e-mail confirmation, which will include course details

After careful review of your form, if it is determined that you are not eligible for the course at the rate of $2/hr, the Centre for Continuing Education will contact you. You may be required to pay the fee that is applicable to the General Public (see the course description). In this case, you can withdraw from the course with no penalty, or pay the difference that is due to the College.

I am NOT ELIGIBLE for the course at the rate of $2/hr:

Please note that space is reserved for participants that meet the eligibility criteria. However, there may be space available to the General Public, at an additional cost (see course description). If you are interested in taking a course and you know in advance that you do not meet the eligibility criteria, please follow the steps above.


  1. You will still need to complete the mandatory form required by Emploi-Québec, in order for your registration to be processed
  2. In this form, respond “NO” to the question “I meet the eligibility requirements…”.  You will be redirected to the end of the form
  3. The Centre for Continuing Education will review your registration form, and add the amount to be paid (General Public fee) to your Omnivox account
  4. You will be notified by e-mail to proceed to the online registration module, to pay your balance

Important Information:

  • We will confirm receipt of your application form and payment via email
  • You will receive an email approximately 5 working days before the class starts, providing all course details including class location
  • You cannot register for more than 2 courses AT THE SAME TIME. However, a subsidized participant can apply for as many courses as they wish over the course of the year, just not more than 2 simultaneously
  • We cannot accept more than three employees from the same company in the same course
  • The cost of manuals or textbooks is not included in the course fees, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Taxes are included in course fees.

Class size is limited, register early to avoid disappointment

Call 514 457-5036 for more information


Refund Policy

The Centre for Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registration prior to the start of classes. Participants registered in a cancelled class will be contacted and receive a full refund for the course.

If the Centre for Continuing Education determines that a participant is not eligible for the course at the reduced rate of $2 / hour, the participant will be notified and may pay the balance of the fee offered to the General Public, or receive a full refund.

Tuition fees for non-credit I.T courses offered in collaboration with Emploi-Quebec are refundable upon receipt of written notification as follows:

  • Full refund 7 days or more before the first scheduled class
  • No refund 6 days before the first scheduled class

As a common courtesy to all applicants, we ask that students notify in writing, as soon as possible, the Centre for Continuing Education of a withdrawal from a course.


Please complete the information form below if you would like us to contact you once the start dates have been set up.

Online Waitlist Form

  • You may select more than one