Your skills and competencies can be officially recognized through the RAC process.

If you have work experience and are interested in being assessed in order to obtain a College certification, this might be your opportunity.

If you have studied in another country, RAC can help you work toward Quebec certification.

What is the RAC process?

The Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) process provides individuals with the opportunity to have their experience and competencies acquired in the workplace or through real-life experience in relation to a program of Study can be recognized and accredited (DEC – diplômes d’études collégiales or AEC – attestation d’études collégiales).

The RAC process will allow you to work at your own pace and according to your schedule. It can be a rigorous process based on the program of studies and involves a significant effort and commitment of time.

Who is RAC for?

The adult who has gained significant experience in a specific field related to a college level program of study.

RAC allows you to:

  • improve your job prospects
  • improve your qualifications and keep your job
  • increase your chances of getting a job
  • identify the competencies you have already acquired and obtain the ones you are missing
  • shorten your time in school
  • facilitate a career change
  • identify your training or retraining needs
  • obtain the prerequisites you need for certain training programs

The Centre for Continuing Education at John Abbott College currently offers RAC services in the following areas:

  • Residential Real Estate Brokerage AEC
  • General Education: English, French – second language, Humanities & Physical Education
  • Office Systems Management AEC
  • Publication and Web Design AEC
  • Internet Programming and Development AEC

A number of other areas are under development and will be available over the next year.

For further information on the RAC process
or to discuss your eligibility to the program please contact:

RAC Advisor
514 457-6610 local 5278