Specialized IT Courses ($2/hour funded by Gouvernement du Québec)




Network Administration

Windows Server 2016 35 hours 70 $ March 11, 2018
Exchange Server 2016 35 hours 70 $ January 27, 2018
Computer System Security 45 hours 90 $ March 25, 2018


Big Data 

Management and Processing of Big Data – Level I 48 hours 96 $ January 27, 2018
Management and Processing of Big Data- Level II 45 hours 90 $ March 24, 2018
Big Data: Reporting and Prediction 45 hours 90 $ TBA
Data Science – Introduction 24 hours 48 $ January 10, 2018
Data Science – Intermediate 21 hours 42 $ March 7, 2018
Data Science – Advanced 21 hours 42 $ March 29, 2018


Databases (“SQL Series”)

SQL – Beginner 24 hours 48 $ January 16, 2018
SQL – Intermediate 24 hours 48 $ February 27, 2018
SQL – Advanced 24 hours 48 $ Winter 2018
SQL – Reporting Services 24 hours 48 $ Winter 2018
SQL –  Analysis  24 hours 48 $ January 6, 2018
SQL –  Server Integration Services (SSIS) 21 hours 42 $ February 3, 2018
SQL – Data Quality Services (DQS) 21 hours 42 $ February 24, 2018


Linux Operating System

Linux Operating System 30 hours 60 $ March 13, 2018


Windows Operating System

Windows Security – Advanced 30 hours 60 $ Winter 2018


Python Programming Language

Python – Level 1 (Section 1) 24 hours 48 $ January 16, 2018
Python – Level 1 (Section 2) 24 hours 48 $ March 5, 2018
Python – Level 2 (Section 1)
24 hours 48 $ February 13, 2018
Python – Level 2 (Section 2)
24 hours 48 $ March 28, 2018
Python – Level 3 30 hours 60 $ March 13, 2018


IT Management

ITIL® 2011 Foundation (Section 1) 25 hours 50 $ January 27, 2018
ITIL® 2011 Foundation (Section 2) 25 hours 50 $ March 24, 2018
ITIL® 2011 Practitioner 18 hours 36 $ Cancelled


Cloud Computing

Managing a Cloud Computing Project 30 hours 60 $ March 18, 2018
Microsoft Azure- Fundamental Concepts 45 hours 90 $ Cancelled


Web Development

JavaScript – Level I 45 hours 90 $ March 24, 2018



VMware 36 hours 72 $ February 17, 2018


Microsoft Applications

VBA for Excel (Section 1) 20 hours 40 $ February 6, 2018
VBA for Excel (Section 2) 20 hours 40 $ March 20, 2018
VBA for Access 20 hours 40 $ Winter 2018

***Schedule subject to change***

  The above part-time IT specialized courses are popular and have very limited spaces available. Register early to avoid disappointment. Please refer back to the website often for regular updates & information and Gouvernement du Québec specific eligibility requirements. 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 Registration

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, (Québec/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 the Gouvernement du 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. Note:

  1. You will still need to complete the mandatory form required by the Gouvernement du 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 IT courses offered in collaboration with the Gouvernement du Québec 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