Crossroads

Overview

THE PROGRAM

Transition program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students Springboard to a DCS

Crossroads (081.CR) is a two-semester (fall and winter) program open only to students who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Crossroads is a welcoming and culturally relevant program, a close-knit community that provides stability through shared Indigenous cultural spaces and practices. The program offers students an environment in which to ease into college life, acquire the pre-requisites and develop the necessary academic skills to enter their program of choice. Crossroads’ five core courses are open to Indigenous student enrolment only. This programming, developed and taught by a collaborative team of culturally aware and diverse faculty and staff, cultivates a personalized educational pathway for each student. As well as the Crossroads’ courses, students will take any missing pre-requisites and/or introductory courses in a program of their choice.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learning in a tight-knit, supportive, culturally relevant learning community
  • Collaborating in an accommodating, holistic first-year college experience
  • Engaging with other First Nations, Inuit, and Metis students
  • Developing flexible scheduling that takes into consideration student needs and funding requirements
  • Accessing personalized tutoring and Indigenous mentorship opportunities
  • Participating in field trips and extra-curricular activities that promote Indigenous cultures
  • Partnering with a dedicated pedagogical support person from the beginning to the completion of your DEC

Students Registered in Crossroads are automatically enrolled in the Indigenous Studies Certificate, one of the four certificates offered by John Abbott College, as a complement to programs of study. For more information about the Indigenous Studies Certificate, visit our website at: https://www.johnabbott.qc.ca/college-certificates/indigenous-studies/

PROGRAM PLANNER

FALL SEMESTER

Mandatory Courses

  • English 603-101-CL-_ _ –Storywork*
  • 365-CEC-AB- _ _ Insights: Community, College, and Self*
  • Physical Education
  • French or Inuktitut depending on student’s high school curriculum

Optional Courses

  • 2 courses pertaining to a particular interest or required prerequisites

WINTER SEMESTER

Mandatory Courses

  • English 603-102-MQs.__ -Keepin’ It Short: Short Prose*
  • 360-103-AB – Careers Exploration*
  • Humanities 345-101-MQ –Knowledge, Truth, Wisdom*
  • French or Inuktitut depending on student’s high school curriculum

Optional Courses

  • 2 courses pertaining to a particular interest or required prerequisites

*These Crossroads courses restrict enrolment only to students who self-identify as an Indigenous person.

Optional courses can include:

  • Prerequisite courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Introductory courses in career or pre-university programs

Crossroads also includes a mandatory scheduled weekly or bi-weekly 1-hour study block.

Admission Requirements

CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics, Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Applied Science and Technology, Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education.

OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics.
OR have education deemed equivalent by the College.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY

John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its
online application service.

Program start: Fall

To apply:

  • Complete the online application at admission.sram.qc.ca and select the following options:
    • chosen Cegep: John Abbott College
    • chosen program: 081.A6 Springboard to a DCS option orientation/exploration
    • intended program: 300.B0 Social Science – First Nations
    • the intended program choice will then be processed to 081.CR Crossroads
  • If applicable, send all required documents and the application fee.

Students whose prerequisites are more than five years old should contact the Admissions office.

The application deadline is March 1. All documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.

See your high school guidance counsellor to begin the application process.

For more information please contact:

ADMISSIONS OFFICE
514-457-6610 x5358 | admissions@johnabbott.qc.ca

CROSSROADS PROGRAM
crossroads@johnabbott.qc.ca

INDIGENOUS STUDENT RESOURCE CENTRE
514-457-6610 x5824 | Indigenous@johnabbott.qc.ca

Student for a Day Program

Be a John Abbott College student for a day!

Through our Student for a Day program, you will spend either a morning or afternoon with one of our student ambassadors, attend college-level classes in a program of your choice, and experience CEGEP like a John Abbott student. Fill out the request form below to be contacted for Student for a Day.

This program is not available at this time due to the pandemic.

We are not accepting Student for a Day requests at this time.

Please revisit this page periodically.

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