Recognition of Acquired Competencies

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 RAC?

The recognition of acquired competencies (RAC) is a process that allows adults to be evaluated and obtain official recognition (credits) for competencies acquired on the job or through real-life experience in relation to a program of study (DEC – diplômes d’études collégiales or AEC – attestation d’études collégiales).

Who is RAC for?

The adult who has gained significant experience in an area 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
  • General Education: English, French – second language, Humanities & Physical Education
  • Office Systems Management
  • Publication and Web Design
  • Internet Programming and Development

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