HISTORY

John Abbott College is one of five English language CEGEPs in Québec.  Named after Sir John Abbott, Canada’s third Prime Minister, the College primarily serves the Greater Montreal region, though you can also meet students here from other parts of Québec and the rest of Canada. The College also has a significant number of international students as part of its community.  In total, over 6,500 students are enrolled in the Day Division and about 2,000 in the Continuing Education Division.

The College was incorporated in 1970, merely two years after the Québec CEGEP system was launched in 1968.  In September of 1971, John Abbott welcomed roughly 1200 young men and women as its first students.  By 1980, the CEGEP was well established on a permanent campus and had a student base of about 4000 daytime and 2000 evening students.  Since then, the College has grown by leaps and bounds, increasing attendance, adding and improving existing programs, and becoming one of the top rated English CEGEPs in Québec.

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February 1, 2021

Abbott Grad with President Joe Biden

You can never be exactly certain of the path your career will take. Here is an incredible example of that - Ric Cuming, who received his nursing diploma at John Abbott in 1984 was the frontline worker who vaccinated then President-elect Joe Biden on January 11. Ric is Christiana Care’s chief nurse executive. A few words from Ric: The privilege of administering President Biden’s second COVID vaccine was a highlight of my nursing career. That photo captures a special moment between patient and nurse. The moment when, after a devastating year in our human history, hope is restored as the potential for on-going health is…

February 1, 2021

John Abbott College Alumni Survey

Your opinion is important!  Are you a graduate from Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Winter 2020?  If so, your feedback is needed!  A survey has been sent to all JAC grads for the above noted semesters. Did you receive yours? If not, we do not have your current email address. …

February 1, 2021

24/7 SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE FOR JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE STUDENTS

Throughout the pandemic, the College has maintained its counselling and health & wellness services for students but more means of support for our community was deemed to be essential, given the recent increase in mental health difficulties. The College is very excited to announce that it has acquired an additional…

April 7, 2021

Abbott Grad with President Joe…

You can never be exactly certain of the path your…

March 26, 2021

John Abbott College Alumni Survey

Your opinion is important!  Are you a graduate from Summer…

March 16, 2021

24/7 SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE FOR…

Throughout the pandemic, the College has maintained its counselling and…

February 24, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions regarding the current semester, you will…

February 1, 2021

Indigenous Climate Justice and Action…

This series seeks to launch an ongoing discussion at John…

February 1, 2021

Improving Success of CEGEP Nursing…

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – January, 28, 2021. Announced by the Ministère…

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