Crossroads

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

crossroadsCrossroads (081.CR) is a two-semester program designed to prepare Indigenous students for the expectations of college life as well as to guide them into the pre-university or career program of their choice. By combining courses in study skills development along with a mix of General Education and program-specific courses, this transitional program will help students reach their full academic potential. General Education courses will be taught by a collaborative team of culturally aware and diverse faculty, to provide a harmonized and structured introduction to college education.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

  • Students benefit from being part of a learning community.
  • Courses and pedagogy are culturally relevant.
  • Scheduling, including the number of courses taken, is flexible, taking into consideration the expectations and funding requirements of the respective sponsors.
  • Students will have a pedagogical support person following them throughout the year to help ensure student success.
  • Students registered in Crossroads are automatically enrolled in the Aboriginal Studies Certificate, one of the four certificates offered by John Abbott College as a complement to programs of study. For more information about the Aboriginal Studies Certificate, visit our website at: johnabbott.qc.ca/aboriginalstudies.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

FALL SEMESTER
Mandatory courses

  • English (101-CL)
  • Strategies for Success
  • Physical Education
  • French (Inuktitut may be offered, pending Ministry approval)

Optional courses*
2 courses pertaining to a particular interest or required prerequisite

WINTER SEMESTER
Mandatory courses

  • English
  • Career Exploration
  • Humanities
  • French (Inuktitut may be offered, pending Ministry approval)

Optional courses*
2 courses pertaining to a particular interest or required prerequisite

*Optional courses can include:
- Prerequisite courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
- Physical Education
- Specific courses in career or pre-university programs

The program also includes a mandatory First-Year Seminar containing leadership, motivational and cultural modules.

img_1860THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…

  • You self-identified as an Indigenous person and wish to have a guided transition from high school to CEGEP.
  • You would like to explore a CEGEP program at the College.

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

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 sram.omnivox.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.

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

CROSSROADS PROGRAM
crossroads@johnabbott.qc.ca

ABORIGINAL STUDENT RESOURCE CENTRE
514-457-6610 x5824 | firstnations@johnabbott.qc.ca