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.
- Thursday December 24, 2020 to Friday January 8, 2021
- Thursday March 4, and Friday March 5, 2021
- Friday April 2, 2021
- Monday April 5, 2021
- Monday May 24, 2021
- Thursday June 24, 2021
- Thursday July 01, 2021
- Monday September 6, 2021
- Monday October 11, 2021
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.
You should verify your class schedule, which indicates your classroom location, by logging into the MyConcordia. Once logged in under the MyConcordia Menu select the My Student Centre link to assess your class schedule.
Note: Classrooms for language courses may only be assigned 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course.
Moodle is the designated learning management system at Concordia University. All in person and online courses have a Moodle course site. Moodle is accessed from the MyConcordia Portal.
To access your course online:
Step 1: Access your Student Center
- Go to MyConcordia
- Log into the portal using your Netname and password
- Under the Concordia Menu, click on the “My Student Centre” link.
Step 2: Create a Concordia email account
Students enrolled in a lab course must create a Concordia email account, at least 48 hours prior to the first day of class. Please visit this link for more information.
Note: The email account can be activated from within the MyConcordia portal and the creation process takes 2 business days to complete. Your email address will follow the standard format: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Log into your portal
Go to MyConcordia 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.
Step 4: Log into your course
A few days prior to the beginning of class, you will receive communications on Moodle from your instructors in regards to your online class meeting times and links to join the class via Zoom.
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.
Annual tuition tax receipts for Educational Tax Credits (Federal T2202 and Provincial Relévé 8) are available on or before February 28 each year for the course fees paid in the previous taxation year.
You can access them through the MyConcordia > My Student Centre > Finances > select the 3 horizontal line icon to access the option to select Tax Receipts.
To receive the grant as an individual, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• work for a company registered in Canada
• be employed in Canada
• be enrolled in a digital intelligence training program accredited by SCALE AI, oﬀered by a nonprofit organization, a CEGEP or a university.
AND you must not work for:
• a company whose operations have been interrupted by a labour dispute (strike or lockout)
• a company that has not fully repaid a debt previously contracted with Emploi-Québec or the Ministère
How to apply
You can request to be exempted from a course within a program if you already completed an equivalent course in the past. CCE recognizes the learning delivered in other postsecondary institutions, provided it complies with the criteria below.
Requests for course exemptions based on academic learning may be made for the following:
- Certificate Programs: a maximum of one course up to 40 hours
- Diploma Programs: 2-3 courses up to a maximum of 60 course hours
Course contents evolve with time, there are time limits for courses completed in the past. Requests for academic transfer must not exceed the following:
- 10 years for non-technical programs
- 5 years for technical programs
Candidates must provide an official academic transcript with a passing grade of no lower than 60%.
The course upon which your exemption request is based must be equivalent to or above the number of course hours of the CCE course.
Candidates must provide proof of learning with a course syllabus containing detailed curriculum.
Courses approved to be exempted based on academic experience will appear on the student transcript as such (exemption). Decisions on course exemptions based on academic learning are final.
Course exemptions may not be requested for Language courses.
Fee: $55 per course
Processing time: 10 working days
For more information, contact email@example.com
You can request to waive a prerequisite course when you are confident that your prior knowledge, academic or experiential, matches the content of a course. You waive a course at your own risk: instructors will not cover pre-requisite concepts in the course, nor can you expect them to.
Criteria for course waivers:
- Course waivers may be requested for pre-requisite courses to CCE programs.
- Course waivers may not be requested for language courses.
- Waived courses will not appear on student transcripts.
- In order to be granted a certificate or diploma, a student must make a formal request to replace the course and be pre-approved by CCE.
- Decisions based on course waivers are final.
Requests for waiver from prerequisite courses must be made in writing to Concordia Continuing Education (CCE). Students must submit a Course Waiver Form with appropriate proof of experience in order to be considered for a course waiver.
Fee: $35 per course
Processing time: 5 working days
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We recognize that learning can occur anywhere and anytime. What you have learned on the job and throughout your personal experience may be equivalent to a course's learning outcomes. If you wish to get this learning recognized, you can request Validation of Competencies. It is not just about being awarded a course; it is also celebrating and acknowledging the value of your personal and professional accomplishments!
Visit the Validation of Competencies website.
Interested in applying? Please contact Fabien Cornu by email or by phone 514-848-2424, ext. 4448.
The passing grade in all courses is 50%, with the exception of the following:
- IT Courses: The passing grade is 60%.
- Part-time Language courses: The passing grade is 60%; in order to be promoted to a higher level, students must have attended 80% of the course.
- Intensive English Language 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 IELP 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.
Concordia University places the principle of academic integrity, that is, honesty, responsibility and fairness in all aspects of academic life as one of its highest values. This understanding of academic integrity directs our conduct in all academic matters, especially to the submission of work for academic evaluation and to student‑professor and student‑staff relationships. Instructors, students and administrators are expected to be honest and responsible in their academic conduct and fair in their assessment of academic matters. For more information please consult the Academic Code of Conduct.
The Code of Rights and Responsibilities sets the standards of conduct for all members of our community – staff, faculty and students, and applies to incidents that occur on campus, during an on or off campus university-sponsored activity or event, or during an activity or event that has a substantive link to the university. The Code also promotes equity, respect and diversity and seeks to address behaviours such as discrimination, violence, and harassment.
A Certificate of Proficiency is automatically awarded upon successful completion of the 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: