Champlain Regional College, the fourth of the English language colleges, was established on April 7, 1971. The College is named after Samuel de Champlain: seventeenth century explorer, fur trader, writer and far-sighted administrator of New France. With its three widely separated locations, Champlain was the first regional college in the CEGEP network. Champlain Lennoxville was opened in 1972. It is situated in the Eastern Townships on an attractive site which it shares with Bishop's University.
The fact that Champlain Lennoxville is located in a scenic rural setting has proven to be very attractive to increasing numbers of students who seek an alternative to having to continue their post-secondary education in an urban environment. As a CEGEP located on a university campus, Champlain Lennoxville offers its students complete access to university facilities. Classrooms, library, laboratories, residences, athletics, and dining facilities are shared by university and college students.
Since the vast majority of students come from outside the Sherbrooke-Lennoxville area, a 318 bed apartment-style residence complex has been constructed where the comforts and privacy of residence life can be enjoyed.
In the English-language sector of Quebec's educational system, students were formerly able to go directly from high school (after completion of Grade XI) to university. In 1967, the Quebec government passed the General and Vocational Colleges Act, providing for a new level of education following high school, the collegial level. Each college is an independent public corporation, separate from both high schools and universities. These community colleges, commonly called CEGEPs after the initials of the French name, "Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel", are distinctive institutions in Quebec. They offer two-year general programs, leading to university studies, and three-year technological programs serving a wide variety of interests. Tuition-free, the junior colleges are open to all residents of Quebec who have completed secondary level and who can meet the standards required for successful completion of the collegial programs.
The CEGEP offers two types of programs: pre-university and technical. The pre-university programs, which take two years to complete, permit students to enter into a 3 year bachelor program in university in Quebec.
Science Program — Pure & Applied Sciences Option
Science Program — Health Sciences Option
Science Program — Computer Science and Mathematics Option
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The career programs, which take three-years to complete, applies to students who wish to pursue a skill trade.
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The technical programs, which take three years to complete, applies to students who wish to pursue a skill trade. In addition Continuing education and services to business are provided. Champlain College Lennoxville - Prospective Student - Programs - Pre-university
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