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

Online registration opens on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
(Note : All Fall 2020 courses will be delivered online)

*Important Message* 

Further to Premier Francois Legault’s announcement, John Abbott College remains closed for on-site classes.

The College is still in operation and all employees are working from home to ensure services are maintained to the extent possible.  We invite you to visit the John Abbott College website for daily updates.

Eligibility &


Window Server Administration 

Windows Server 2019 35 hours $ 70 September 12
Windows Operating System 30 hours $ 60 September 13
Windows Server 2019 – Active Directory 35 hours $ 70 October 24
Exchange Server 2016 42 hours $ 84 November 28
Windows Security – Introduction 30 hours $ 60 November 14


Network Security

Computer System Security 45 hours $ 90 October 13


Big Data 

Management and Processing of Big Data I 48 hours $ 96 September 12
Management and Processing of Big Data II 45 hours $ 90 November 7
Processing of Big Data with SPARK 24 hours $ 48 January 9
Big Data: Reporting and Prediction 45 hours $ 90  September 15
Data Science – Level 1 – Section 1 24 hours $ 48 November 3
Data Science – Level 1 – Section 2 24 hours $ 48 November 2
Data Science – Level 2 24 hours $ 48 November 26
NO SQL with Mongo DB 35 hours $ 70 September 30


Databases (“SQL Series”)

SQL – Introduction 24 hours $ 48 September 9
SQL – Intermediate 24 hours $ 48 September 30
SQL – Advanced 24 hours $ 48 October 28
SQL –  Analysis Services (SSAS)  24 hours $ 48 November 18
SQL –  Integration Services (SSIS) – Introduction 21 hours $ 42 December 7

Linux System Administration

Linux Operating System 40 hours $ 80 September 22

Programming Language

Python – Level 1 – section 1 24 hours $ 48 September 8
Python ­- level  1 – section 2 24 hours $ 48 September 9
Python – Level 2– section 1 24 hours $ 48 October 6
Python – Level 2- section 2 24 hours $ 48 October 4
Python – Level 3 30 hours $ 60 November 25

MS Project

Project Management (MS Project) 66 hours $ 132 TBC


VMware 36 hours $ 72  September 14

Microsoft Applications

VBA for Excel 27 hours $ 54 October 20

***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.


How do I register?

Carefully read the eligibility requirements above. If you are ELIGIBLE for the course at the rate of $2/hr:

For each course for which you register:

Step 1

  1. Select the course found in the Schedule tab
  2. On the course page, click on the “REGISTER” button. This will take you to Mia, the online registration module
  3. In the left-hand column, select #2 “PART-TIME IT COURSES (SERVICES QUÉBEC)”
  4. Select the course from the resulting list
  5. Select “Add to cart”
  6. Select “Confirm registration and go to payment”

Step 2

  1.  Login to your Omnivox account with your email address and password. (if you do not have an account, select “First-time Access” to create on and fill in the required information in order to use the system for the first time)
  2. Complete the Admissions Form
  3. Proceed to the payment for your course by credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
  4. A “Web registration receipt” will appear (you will receive this by e-mail as well)

Step 3

  1. In order to complete your registration, you MUST fill out the form required by the Gouvernement du Québec (a link to the form is provided in your e-mail receipt)
  2. NOTE: Your form will not be submitted until you have clicked on the “Confirm your answers” button at the end of the process

Upon receipt of your registration, the Centre for Continuing Education will review your registration form to confirm your eligibility.

If it is determined that you are not eligible for the subsidized rate of $2/hr, the Centre for Continuing Education will contact you. You will be required to pay the fee that is applicable to the General Public (see the course description) OR you may withdraw from the course with no penalty and a complete refund of any payment will be mailed to you.

If you are NOT ELIGIBLE for the course at the rate of $2/hr
Please note that priority is given to participants who meet the eligibility criteria. However, there may be space available to the General Public, at an additional cost (see course description for the exact cost). 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 form and the registration module will apply the non-subsidized cost for the course (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:

  • The Centre for Continuing Education 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

For withdrawal requests, all applicants are required to notify the Centre for Continuing Education in writing, as soon as possible at: iteq@johnabbott.qc.ca.