Rules & regulations
Courses offered by Concordia Continuing Education are designated as “non-credit” and may be used to obtain a non-credit diploma or certificate at CCE. Non-credit courses cannot be counted towards any of the degree, diploma or certificate programs offered by the Faculties of the University. The courses offered by CCE are, however, recognized by industry and can be used to obtain a non-credit certificate or diploma from CCE.
Students are advised that all courses, other than those offered within the Language Programs require an acceptable level of competency in English, even though testing for such competency is not a formal prerequisite for most programs.
Anyone eighteen (18) years of age or older is eligible for admission to a program or a course at Concordia Continuing Education. There are no academic requirements for admission, but there are course prerequisites that must be respected when completing a program of study.
- Monday, September 3, 2018
- Monday, October 8, 2018
- Monday, December 24, 2018 to Wednesday, January 2, 2019 (inclusive)
- Friday, February 22, 2019
- Friday, April 19, 2019
- Monday, April 22, 2019
- Monday, May 20, 2019
- Monday, June 24, 2019
- Monday, July 1, 2019
All students who meet at least one of the following conditions, will receive a 10% discount on their CCE course or workshop tuition fees:
- Have completed a CCE, Undergraduate or Graduate course at Concordia University in a prior academic term;
- Have completed a language proficiency test (IELTS) at CCE;
- Have completed a CCE Professional Development Seminar/Workshop.
This discount is based on the information maintained in the Concordia University student information system.
NOTE: This discount does not apply to a language proficiency test enrollment (IELTS) nor to application fees for admission to a CCE program of study.
Unless otherwise specified, all courses and intensive programs are held at Concordia Continuing Education, in La Tour du Faubourg, located at 1600 Ste-Catherine Street West (corner Guy Street) or the Continuing Education Annex, 1665 Ste-Catherine Street West.
The exact classroom location appears on-line under the "My Student Centre" link in the MyConcordia.ca portal. Students are requested to consult the MyConcordia Portal prior to attending their first class to ensure that there has not been a change of classroom since their enrollment was processed.
The Centre's on-line courses are powered by Moodle and accessed only from the MyConcordia Portal.
Please note, if you received an email confirmation that your registration was processed then you will be able to access to your on-line course through the MyConcordia Portal on the Monday preceding the official start date of the course. Otherwise, you will only be able to access your on-line course three business days after your registration is processed.
To access your on-line course:
- Go to www.myconcordia.ca
- Log into the portal using your Netname and password
- You will see the link to your on-line course on the left of the page under the heading My Moodle Courses.
If after the delays explained above, you still cannot see the link to your on-line course let us know immediately by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have or have forgotten your Netname and password go to the Student Netname site complete the Students Netname Section to receive or reset your Netname and password.
IMPORTANT NOTES: (Read carefully before stating your on-line course)
- It is recommended that you use either FireFox or Internet Explorer as your web browser.
- Read the Welcome Message, located above the Week 1 section, on your course web site to find out how to proceed once you arrive.
- Print and read your course outline carefully to ensure you are familiar with the course content and the schedule for Assignments, Tests, Cases and/or Exams.
- Email your instructor once you have arrived at the course site for the first time. Your instructor's email address is on the Course Outline.
- Keep a copy of all email correspondence between yourself and your instructor until you have received your final grade.
Please note that the refund and withdrawal policy for an on-line course is the same as any part-time In-class course.
Textbooks and course packs, if required, are available for purchase at the Concordia University Bookstore, or online. Students are advised to await confirmation of course material by the instructor before making any purchases. The Sir George Williams Campus Concordia Bookstore is located at 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd West; the telephone number is 848-2424, ext.3615.
Requests for course exemptions, if permitted, must be made in writing to Concordia Continuing Education. A maximum of 60 course hours per diploma program or 20 course hours per certificate program can be exempted without having to replace the exempted course(s) with another course from the program. All course exemptions that are granted will appear on the student transcript. To request a course exemption, students must complete a Course Exemption Form and submit it to Concordia Continuing Education. Students who do not successfully pass the exemption exam must take the course.
Language institute Courses: Course exemptions cannot be requested.
Computer institute courses: Fee $75. Students wishing to be exempted from an IT course must successfully complete an exam to prove their mastery of the course content.
Other courses: Students must submit a transcript of grades and a course description as proof that a course has been successfully completed at another educational institution in order to be granted an exemption. Students requesting to be exempted from a course based on non-academic experience must successfully complete an exam to prove their mastery of the course content. A $75 fee applies for the exam.
Fee: $25 Requests for prerequisite course waivers must be made in writing to CCE. Students must submit a Course Waiver Form with appropriate proof of experience along with a Registration Contract in order to be considered for a course waiver. A $25 Registration Fee applies each term a course waiver is requested.
All course waivers are granted at the student’s risk and will not appear on the student transcript. In order to be granted a certificate or diploma, any compulsory or elective course that has been waived must be replaced by another course pre-approved by CCE.
Note: Course waivers cannot be requested for Language courses.
Concordia Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel any course, workshop or program for which it is deemed there is insufficient registration. In this case, all fees paid will be refunded in full.
The passing grade in all courses is 50%, with the exception of the following:
- IT Courses: The passing grade is 60%.
- Language courses (Part-time courses): The passing grade is 60%; in order to be promoted to a higher level, students must have attended 80% of the course.
- Language courses (English Intensive Program): The passing grade is 60%; in order to be promoted to a higher level, students must have attended 90% of the course. In addition, students enrolled in the IESL Program must complete the final evaluation activities to pass the course.
Fee: $35. Students who find themselves in one of the two following situations may be entitled to write a supplemental examination:
- Students who were absent from a midterm or final examination and can provide a valid reason* for having missed the examination. (*medical note from physician or other document proof)
- Students who have failed a course by ten (10) marks or less. Students who fail a course by more than ten (10) marks are not entitled to write a supplemental examination.
All requests to write a supplemental examination must be made in writing to Concordia Continuing Education. The supplemental examination, once approved by CCE, must be written within one (1) week following the original midterm exam date or within four (4) weeks following the original final examination date. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in a DNW (Did Not Write) notation on the student’s transcript.
Fee: $75. Concordia Continuing Education recognizes the right of students to request the re-evaluation of their final grade. Such requests must meet the criteria for re-evaluation and should be made in writing to Concordia Continuing Education, within the 30 days following the end of the course. Students will be informed of the criteria, delays and of the procedures to be followed.
Any form of cheating, plagiarism, personation or falsification of a document, as well as any other form of dishonest behavior related to the obtention of academic gain or the avoidance of evaluative exercises committed by a student is an academic offense. Academic offenses will not be tolerated. If an instructor suspects that a student has committed an academic offense, the instructor will inform the appropriate departmental administrator of the suspicion and provide supporting information. The administrator will then meet the student to discuss the matter and make a decision as to the charge and any sanction. The outcome of this process could result in an automatic failure in a course. Academic Offenses include the following:
- personation — assuming the identity of another person or having another person assume one's own identity;
- plagiarism — the presentation of the work of another person as one's own or without proper acknowledgement;
- the contribution of work by one student to another student with the knowledge that the latter may submit the work in part or in whole as his or her own;
- multiple submission — the submission of a piece of work for evaluative purposes when that work has been or is currently being submitted for evaluative purposes in another course at the University or in another teaching institution without the knowledge and permission of the instructor or instructors involved;
- the obtention by theft or any other means of the questions or answers of an examination or of any other University-related resource that one is not authorized to possess;
- the possession or use during an examination of any unauthorized documents or materials or possessing a device allowing access to or use of any unauthorized documents or materials;
- the use of another person's examination during an examination;
- communication with anyone other than an invigilator during an examination or the obtention of any unauthorized assistance during an examination;
- tearing or mutilating an examination booklet, inserting pages into a booklet or taking a booklet from the examination room;
- the falsification of a document, in particular a document transmitted to the University or a document of the University, whether transmitted or not to a third party, whatever the circumstances;
- the falsification of a fact or research data in a work including a reference to a source which has been fabricated. Falsification shall not include those factors intrinsic to the process of academic research such as honest error, conflicting data or differences in interpretation or judgement of data or of experimental design.
Concordia Continuing Education reserves the right to withdraw a student from any program or course at any time should it be determined that the student’s conduct has the effect or purpose of interfering with others’ work or academic performance or of creating an intimidating or hostile environment for work or study. In addition, Concordia Continuing Education may refuse admission to a student on the same grounds.
A Certificate of Proficiency is automatically awarded upon successful completion of the highest level within the second language program.
Intensive Professional Career Programs
A Program Diploma is automatically awarded upon successful completion of the program requirements for students registered in an intensive program.
Part-time Professional Career Programs
Fee $25 (Certificate), $50 (Diploma). To receive a Program Diploma or Certificate, part-time professional career students must submit a Diploma or Certificate Application Form. It is suggested that students submit this form while registered in their final course of the program.
Duplicate Diplomas or Certificates (All Programs)
Fee $25 (Certificate), $50 (Diploma). Students may request a duplicate diploma or certificate at any time. It should be noted that the notation “Duplicate” will appear in the bottom left corner of the document.
* To request a diploma, certificate or a duplicate copy, students must complete and submit one of the following forms:
- Certificate Application Form (Fee $25)
- Diploma Application Form (Fee $50)
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