Cégep Heritage College
Cégep Heritage College is the only public, Anglophone CEGEP in Western Quebec. Its state-of- the-art facilities are located in Gatineau, just ten minutes from downtown Ottawa, in the heart of the National Capital Region, bordering scenic Gatineau Park. Quality education, small classes, a friendly atmosphere and dynamic extra-curricular and social activities make Heritage a great place to study and meet new friends. Graduates of the institution’s programs repeatedly stress the educational benefits of learning in an environment where teachers and staff are approachable, understanding and committed to student success. Cégep Heritage College offers a full range of educational choices including advanced general studies leading to university, as well as career-oriented technical studies with hands-on training and co-op opportunities. Cégep Heritage College’s Centre for Continuing Education offers a number of full-time programs leading to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC) in both its Gatineau and Pontiac (Campbell’s Bay) campuses. Programs are offered on a rotational basis and last approximately one year. Learn more.
- The Cégep Heritage College is the only English speaking college in the Outaouais.
- Enrollment at the College has increased 40% in the past 10 years.
- Cégep Heritage College is the only college offering the Hotel and Restaurant Management program in English in the province of Québec.
- Cégep Heritage College is the only post-secondary institution with a presence in the Pontiac (satellite campus in Campbell’s Bay, Québec).
- Cégep Heritage College is home to Rugby in the Outaouais. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports for all ages.
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Contribute to our Community
Cégep Heritage College promotes bilingual education and celebrates multi-culturalism. It provides opportunities for English culture to thrive in the Outaouais (i.e. Heritage’s own Bacchus Players – Drama club produces 2 productions per year and many musicians performs here at the college.
Foster Student Success
Pamphinette (Pam) Buisa was a second year Social Science – Commerce student at Cégep Heritage College. Pam was also Vice-President of the Heritage Student Association. Rugby team. In 2014 Pam won the Most Valuable Player award for the Women’s Rugby team and also won the Female Athlete of the Year Award. Pam played for the Quebec provincial team and got onto Rugby Canada’s radar, eventually making it through selections onto the final 12-player roster for Nanjing. She is the only girl from the National Capital /Outaouais region who joined the 11 other girls selected from across Canada. Combined with physical gifts that separate her from her peers, Buisa has made an impact as a player at the international level for the Youth Olympics squad. Pam is definitely a motivated and involved member of her college and her community.
Christopher Greene, age 20, is in his third year of the Social Sciences program at Heritage College in Gatineau, Québec. He suffers from Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, and although he is confined to a motorized wheelchair, Chris is actively involved with a myriad of College activities as well as community endeavours. Christopher has twice served as Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Walk, held annually in Gatineau. In 2012, he organized a press conference to raise awareness for MD. In the past 10 years, Christopher’s group has raised over $100,000 for MD research. At Heritage College, Christopher is an active member of the Drama Club, and serves as an Ambassador for the Heritage College Foundation.
Partner with Business and Community
The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental association of individuals engaged in fostering the interests of the English-speaking community (ESC) of West Quebec. Cégep Heritage College has representation on its Board of Governors from RAWQ. Several students at the College have been recognized by RAWQ through the annual Community Volunteer Awards. In addition, the College is a member of the local Entrepreneurship Table and our Director General is a member of the Regional Labour Partner Council (CRPMT). Heritage also has an active Business Services division.
Support Indigenous Students
The College has an Aboriginal Studies Counsel including local 1st Nation community representatives. Also, the College has a Learning Centre with specific resources available to 1st Nation students. The College organizes an annual Aboriginal Appreciation week. At the graduation ceremonies, an elder is present on stage when Aboriginal students receive their diploma. Learn more.
Date modified: 2016-02-04