Post-Secondary Guidebook 2020

 
Post-Secondary Guidebook 2020
Post-Secondary Guidebook

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Post-Secondary Guidebook 2020
The Quebec Education System

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Post-Secondary Guidebook 2020
Requirements for Obtaining a Secondary School Diploma (SSD)

   1. Credit Requirements
             Minimum 54 credits in Secondary 4 and 5
             20 of the 54 credits must come from Secondary 5

   2. Subject Requirements
               Secondary 5 language of Instruction (English Language Arts – ELA)
               Secondary 5 Second Language (French Second Language – FSL)
               Secondary 5 Ethics and Religious Culture OR Physical Education and Health
               Secondary 4 Mathematics (CST or SN)
               Secondary 4 Science and Technology
               Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education
               Secondary 4 Arts Education

How to Calculate the Number of Credits
Each subject is identified by a course code composed of six digits. The last digit of a course code
corresponds to the number of credits earned by passing the course.

Example:

 Course Title                             Course Code              Number of Credits
 Mathematics: Science Option              565-506                  6
 English Language Arts                    632-406                  6
 Visual Arts Option                       668-402                  2

The fourth digit of a course code corresponds to the grade level of the course.

Example:

 Course Title                             Course Code              Grade Level
 Mathematics: Science Option              565-506                  Secondary 5
 English Language Arts                    632-406                  Secondary 4
 Visual Arts Option                       668-402                  Secondary 4

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Note:
   To obtain the credit attached to a course, a 60% or more in that course is required.
   Students who pass all their secondary 4 classes generally have at least 36 credits completed
    at the beginning of secondary 5.

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The Achievement Record from the MEES

In Secondary 4 and 5, the grades you receive from RHS are sent to the Ministère de l'Éducation et
de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES). Students should receive their Ministry Achievement Record
by mail in early July.

Grades indicated on the Achievement Record from the MEES are the final grades. These grades
may be different from the grades found on your report card. This is the case for courses with a
final exam from the Ministry (History, for example).

Example of MEES Achievement Record:

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On the MEES Achievement Record, the number of credits for each course is indicated under the
column “CR”.
Example:

The listing on the left-hand side of the MEES Achievement Record gives information regarding the
number of credits accumulated.

Example:

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Applying to College
In order to be admitted to a program leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), high school
applicants must be successfully completing all of the requirements of a Secondary School Diploma
(SSD) - see p.2.

In addition, each college program may have specific requirements other than the minimum
graduation requirements (for example, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry). Therefore, it is
important to verify the specific pre-requisites of your program of choice in order to ensure that
you have taken the necessary courses in high school to be considered for admission.

Types of College Programs
There are two types of college programs in Quebec: Pre-University and Technical programs. Below
are the characteristics of each.

                                          Pre-University programs        Technical programs
 Duration                                          2 years                      3 years
 Goal                                    To prepare for University   To provide the skills to enter
                                                 studies                    the workforce
 Approach                                        Theoretical          More practical, hands-on
 Internship                                      Not usually                    Often
 Access to University                                  Yes                        Yes
 Access to the workforce                               No                         Yes

All pre-university and technical programs include:

   1. A common general education component which includes the following courses:
           4 courses in the language of instruction and literature
           2 second language courses
           3 humanities courses

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 3 physical education courses
             2 complementary courses

   2. An education component specific to the program
          28 to 32 units of pre-university sector courses
          45 to 65 units of technology sector courses

In addition, in order to obtain your DCS, all students must pass the English exit exam and the local
comprehensive assessment related to each program.

                  Visit www.pygma.ca to explore Programs and Colleges in Quebec

Technical Programs
Technical programs train individuals with the practical scientific knowledge to practice a given
trade or profession. Graduates of technical programs generally join the work force after their
studies. However, many choose to pursue their studies in university.

There are options for students in certain college programs to complete a DEC-BAC in conjunction
with a specific university. In these agreements, certain classes completed during collegial studies
are credited to the university program requirements (for example, Nursing).

Technical programs provide a more hands-on practical learning approach compared to the pre-
university programs. In addition, they provide the option to access interesting summer job
opportunities or permit student to work in a specialized filed while going to university.

There are over 130 technical programs in 7 major fields in Quebec:

       Biological Technologies
       Agricultural Technologies
       Community Technologies
       Physical Technologies
       Business Administrative Technologies
       Applied Arts
       Graphic Communications

See tables below for full list of technical programs:

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Biological Technologies (29 programs)                  Community Technologies (10 programs)
Dental Technology                                      Police Technology
Dental Hygiene                                         Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention
Denturology                                            Paralegal Technology
Acupuncture                                            Fire Safety (After DEP
Dietetics                                              Early Childhood Education
Medical Electrophysiology                              Special Care Counselling
Biomedical Laboratory Technology                       Social Research Techniques
Respiratory and Anesthesia Technology                  Social Service
Diagnostic Imaging                                     Community and Recreational Leadership
Radiation Oncology                                     Training
Nuclear Medicine Technology                            Information and Library Technologies
Medical Ultrasound Technology
Physiotherapy Technology                               Physical Technologies (41 programs)
Orthotics and Prosthetics
                                                       Laboratory Technology: Biotechnology
Animal Health Technologies
                                                       Laboratory Technology: Analytical Chemistry
Techniques d’aménagement cynégétique et
                                                       Chemical Process Technology
halieutique
                                                       Chemical Engineering Technology
Environmental and Wildlife Management
                                                       Architectural Technology
Natural environment technology: forest
                                                       Civil Engineering Technology
resources planning
                                                       Building Systems Technology
Natural environment technology: wildlife
                                                       Realty Appraisal
management
                                                       Urban and Regional Planning
Natural environment technology: heritage
                                                       Geomatics Technology: Cartography
management
                                                       Geomatics Technology: Geodetic Surveying
Natural environment technology : environnent
                                                       Aquaculture Techniques
protection
                                                       Processing of Products of the Sea, Lakes and
Optical Dispensing
                                                       Rivers
Hearing Aid Technology
                                                       Furniture Making and Cabinetmaking
Funeral Service Technology
                                                       Industrial Engineering Technology
Nursing
                                                       Pharmaceutical Production Technology
Soins infirmiers pour infirmières et infirmiers
                                                       Mechanical Engineering Technology
auxiliaires (after a SSVD)
                                                       Plastics Engineering Technology
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
                                                       Composite Materials Processing
Forest Products Processing
                                                       Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
Forest Technology
                                                       Computer Engineering Technology
                                                       Electronics: Telecommunications
Agricultural Technologies (7 programs)                 Electronics: Computers and Networks
Farm Management and Technology                         Electronics: Audiovisual
Livestock Production                                   Industrial Electronics
Horticultural and Environmental Technology             Engineering Physics Technology
Ornamental Horticulture: Landscaping and               Naval Architecture Technology
Marketing                                              Navigation
Farm Equipment Technology                              Marine Engineering Technology
Food Processing                                        Water Technology
Equine Technology                                      Environment, Occupational Health and Safety

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Physical Technologies (Continued)                      Applied Arts (Continued)
Metallurgical Engineering Technology:                  Professional Theatre: Production
Production Techniques                                  Dance: Performance is Classical Dance
Metallurgical Engineering Technology: Advanced         Dance: Performance in Modern Dance
Welding Techniques                                     Professional Theatre: Acting
Metallurgical Engineering Technology: Quality          Circus Arts
Control                                                Museum Techniques
Mineral Technology: Geology                            Industrial Design Techniques
Mineral Technology: Mining                             Display Design
Mineral Technology: Mineral Processing                 Interior Design
Aircraft Piloting                                      Professional Photography
Aerospace Engineering                                  Graphic Design
Aircraft Maintenance                                   Fashion Design
Avionics                                               Apparel Production Management
                                                       Fashion Marketing
Business Administrative Technologies (12               Ceramics
programs)                                              Textile Construction
Transportation Logistics                               Cabinet Making and Millwork
Accounting and Management Technology                   Textile Printing
Business Management                                    Jewellery
                                                       Guitar Making
Financial Services and Insurance Technology
                                                       Leatherwork
Medical Records Management
Office System Technology: Office Work                  Sculpture
Coordination                                           Glass Arts
Office System Technology: Micropublishing and          Illustration
Hypermedia                                             Animation
Tourism Adventure Tourism                              3D Animation and Computer – Generated
Computer Science Technology                            Imagery
Hotel Management
Food Service and Restaurant Management                 Graphic Communications (5 programs)
                                                       Printing
Applied Arts (28 programs)                             Computer Graphics in Prepress Work
                                                       Multimedia Integration
Professional Music and Song Techniques
                                                       Television Production and Postproduction
Sound Technologies
                                                       Techniques
                                                       Media Communications Techniques

For a complete and up-to-date list of programs, prerequisites and colleges offering the programs
                                       visit www.pygma.ca.

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Pre-University Programs
Students who follow the pre-university path will receive a broad general education that prepares
them for studies at the university level. Pre-university programs are a great choice if you are
looking to acquire solid fundamental knowledge and you are planning to pursue your studies at
the university level.

The primary pre-university programs are in the following fields:

     Natural Sciences
     Social Sciences
     Arts, Literature and Communications

Other pre-university programs:
    Double DCS

Natural Sciences (4 programs)                          Arts, Literature and Communications
Science                                                (Continued)
Computer Sciences and Mathematics                      Visual Arts
Science in English and French
Science – International Baccalaureate                  Double DCS (16 programs)
                                                       Science and Music
Social Sciences (5 programs)                           Science and Social Science
Social Science                                         Science and Visual Arts
Social Science – First Nations                         Science and Dance
Social Science in English and French                   Science and Arts, Literature and Communication
Social Science with Mathematics                        Social Science and Music
Social Science – International Baccalaureate           Social Science and Visual Arts
                                                       Social Science and Dance
Arts, Literature and Communications (11                Social Science and Arts, Literature and
programs)                                              Communication
                                                       Arts, Literature and Communications and Music
Arts, Literature and Communications:
                                                       Arts, Literature and Communications and Visual
Multidisciplinary
                                                       Arts
Arts, Literature and Communications: Arts
                                                       Arts, Literature and Communications and Dance
Arts, Literature and Communications: Cinema
                                                       Music and Visual Arts
Arts, Literature and Communications: Literature
                                                       Music and Dance
Arts, Literature and Communications: Media
                                                       Dance and Visual Arts
Arts, Literature and Communications: Theater
                                                       Liberal Arts Literature and Communication
Arts, Literature and Communications: Languages
Arts, Literature and Communications – First
Nations                                                Other programs (2 programs)
Music                                                  Sciences and Arts
Dance                                                  Liberal Arts

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For a complete and up-to-date list of programs, prerequisites and colleges offering the programs
                                       visit www.pygma.ca.

Where will my pre-university program lead me?
Natural Sciences
Actuarial Mathematics – Architecture - Engineering - Nursing Science - Animal Sciences -
Environmental Science - Occupational Therapy - Athletic Therapy - Exercise Science - Pharmacy
- Bacteriology and Immunology - Food Science - Physical Education - Biochemistry - Forestry –
Optometry - Physical Therapy - Biology - Bio-Medical Sciences and Engineering - Geology -
Physiology - Botanical Science - Kinesiology - Genetics - Physics Physiotherapy - Chemistry -
Life Sciences - Psychology - Computer Science - Mathematics - Space Physics - Dentistry -
Medicine - Veterinary Medicine - Dietetics/Nutrition – Microbiology - Wildlife Biology - Ecology -
Neuroscience – Zoology

Social Sciences
Criminology – Psychology – Social Work – Sexology – Journalism – Tourism – History –
Education – Guidance Counselling – Public Relations – Special Education –– Anthropology –
Geography – Law International Development – Urban Planning – Administration – Economics –
Finance – Accounting – Management – Advertising – Anthropology – Geography – Political
Science –– Sociology – Industrial Relations – Business

Computer Science and Mathematics
Computer Science – Computer and Software Engineering – Mathematics – Applied Mathematics
– Mathematics and Physics - Actuarial Sciences - Computer Gaming - Information Systems -
Actuarial Mathematics – Architecture – Engineering - Geomatics

Arts, Literature and Communications
Literature – Education – Languages – Communications – Journalism – Public Relations – Cinema –
Art – History – Theater – Television – Linguistics – Translation – Photography – Cultural Studies –
Drama – Humanities – International Studies – Visual Arts – Liberal Arts – Animation – Design Art –
Studio Art – Graphic Arts

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Liberal Arts
Law – Communications – Journalism – Education – Politics – History – Anthropology – Archaeology
– Philosophy – Religious Studies – Literature – Creative Writing – Humanitarian Work – Research
in many academic fields – Communications – Criminology – Economics – Art History – Public
Relations – Linguistics – Kinesiology – International Relations – Theology

Arts and Science
All university programs in the Sciences – Social Sciences – Arts; Professional programs such as
Architecture – Dentistry – Engineering – Law – Medicine

How to Complete Missing Requirements

Springboard to DCS Program

The Springboard to DCS option provides applicants with the opportunity to complete missing
prerequisite courses, to improve their overall academic record or to explore available programs.
CEGEPS offer a variety of profiles and options as part of the Springboard to DCS program.

    Dawson (Springboard to DCS – Continuing Education)
         Explore CEGEP studies
         Complete prerequisites required for admission to a CEGEP program
         Upgrade academic record to improve chances of admission to a CEGEP program
         Upgrade language skills
         Students may register in the Springboard to a DCS (DEC) program for a maximum
           of three (3) consecutive semesters.
         Students registered in the Springboard to a DCS (DEC) program can be either part-
           time or full-time.

    John Abbott (Pathways programs)
         1-2-semester integration program for students wishing to enter into a Career field
         Explore a CEGEP program at the college
         Complete prerequisites required for admission to a CEGEP program
         Receive support in successfully making the transition from high school to CEGEP

    Vanier (Explorations/Pathways program: Passages, Prerequisites and Transition)
         Passages: for students whose academic record indicates a need for additional
             academic support, improvement of oral and written communication skills and
             development of self-confidence and motivation.

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   Prerequisites: for students who need to acquire pre-requisites for their program
                of choice. It is NOT to improve grades in prerequisite courses. Applicants must
                demonstrate a strong academic aptitude and good results in previous
                Mathematics and Science courses in order to qualify for admission to this profile.
               Transition: for students with at least one full semester of Cegep studies who need
                to take Science and Mathematics courses in order to transfer to another program.

Choosing a College
The first step in choosing a college is knowing the program you are interested in, since not all
colleges will offer all programs.

Secondly, research whether certain colleges offer particular profiles or classes that are unique to
that school. For example, some colleges may offer a humanitarian trip or work study as part of the
program.

Factors to take into consideration when choosing a college:
    The nature and diversity of classes
    Extracurricular activities
    Services offered (study centers, counselling, library, etc.)
    Academic support from teachers (availability)
    Geographic proximity and transportation

Great ways to discover more about different colleges:
    Attending Open Houses
    Participating in Guided Tours
    Participating in Student for a Day (registration via College website)
    Visit college websites
    Pickup college brochure or viewbook at the guidance office

Every year, RHS organizes an Education Fair in which representatives from various colleges and
educational institutions are invited to RHS as an opportunity for students to explore programs and
ask questions. This usually takes place in November. Come prepared with your questions!

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How to Apply to College

Different application systems exist to apply to college. In order to know which system to use, you
will need to know which colleges you want to apply to. It is possible to apply to more than one
college so long as the colleges are NOT on the same application system. For example, you cannot
apply to Vanier and John Abbott, but you can apply to Vanier and Dawson.

Below is an overview of the application systems:

                           SRAM                      CAS               Dawson College          Marianopolis
                     (Service Régional de   (Champlain Application                               College
                        l’Admission de            System)
                           Montréal)
 Colleges          Vanier College           Champlain St-Lambert     Dawson College         Marianopolis
                   John Abbott College
                   Champlain Lennoxville
                   French Cegeps in
                   Greater Montreal
                   Area
 Application       sram.omnivox.ca          champlainapplication.    apply-                 bemarianopolis.ca
 Website                                    ca                       dec.dawsoncollege.qc
                                                                     .ca
 How it              1 choice, 3 rounds            2 choices                2 choices              2 choices
 works
 Application        March 1st, 11:59 pm      March 1st, 11:59 pm      March 1st, 11:59 pm    March 1st, 11:59 pm
 Deadline
 Application                $30                       $30                      $30                    $50
 Fee
 Required                    N/A            Birth Certificate        Birth Certificate      Birth Certificate
 documents
 (if born in Qc)
 Grades            Transmitted              Transmitted              Transmitted            Transmitted
                   electronically by        electronically by        electronically by      electronically by
                   SWLSB                    SWLSB                    SWLSB                  SWLSB

*Visit the respective application system websites for detailed application instructions.

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SRASL                                              SRACQ
                     (Service Régional de l’Admission des Cégeps du     (Service Régional de l’Admission au Collégiale du
                                Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean)                                    Québec)
 Colleges          Collège D’Alma                                     French colleges for the following regions of
                   Cégep de Chicoutimi                                Québec :
                   Cégep de Joncquière                                     Côte-Nord
                   Cégep de Saint-Félicien                                 Gaspésie – Iles-de-la-Madeleine
                   Centre d’Études Collégiale en Charlevoix                Bas-Saint-Laurent
                                                                           Centre-du-Québec
                   Centre d’Études Collégiales de Chibougamau
                                                                           Capital-Nationale
                   Centre d’Études Collégiales de Forestville
                                                                           Chaudière-Appalaches
                   Centre Québecois de Formation Aéronautique
                                                                      *See website for list of colleges
 Application       srasl.qc.ca                                        sracq.qc.ca
 Website
 How it                           1 choice, 3 rounds                                  1 choice, 3 rounds
 works
 Application                     March 1st, 11:59 pm                                 March 1st, 11:59 pm
 Deadline
 Application                             $35                                                  $39
 Fee
 Required                                 N/A                                                 N/A
 documents
 (if born in Qc)
 Grades            Transmitted electronically by SWLSB                Transmitted electronically by SWLSB

*Visit the respective application system websites for detailed application instructions.

SRAM Application System

SRAM stands for Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain. You would use this
system is you want to apply to any of the following colleges:

         Vanier College
         John Abbot College
         Champlain Lennoxville
          French Cegeps in the Montreal area

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SRAM uses a Three Round System for application. Here is how it works:

    Choose one program to apply to by March 1st.

    Candidates who are refused on the first round will have available to them (through the
     SRAM website) the open programs which will allow them to make second choice.
          Second round applications are due mid-April (consult SRAM website for exact
            date).
    Candidates who are refused on the second round will have available to them (through
     the SRAM website) the open programs which will allow them to make third choice.
          Third round applications are due mid-May (consult SRAM website for exact date).

For candidates applying in the second and third round, there is no need to re-submit a full
application or payment.

NOTE: If your application has been refused for the first round or second round, it is strongly
recommended that you see your Guidance Counsellor to ensure that you make an appropriate
second choice.

                                               IMPORTANT
     *Applications are submitted online at the following address: http://sram.omnivox.ca.*

                         *The deadline to submit an application is March 1st.*

*SRAM must have received the application, the payment, and all relevant documents by March
           1st or your application will only be considered in the second round. *

Champlain Application System

CAS stands for Champlain Application System. You would use the Champlain Application System if
you want to apply to any of the following colleges:

    Champlain St-Lambert

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Champlain College applicants are required to make a first and second choice of program. The
Admissions team considers the applicants’ first and second choice at the same time when
reviewing the application file.

                                               IMPORTANT

  *Applications are submitted online at the following address: www.champlainapplication.ca*

                         *The deadline to submit an application is March 1st.*

*CAS must have received the application, the payment, and all relevant documents by March 1st
                          for your application to be considered. *

Dawson College Application System
To apply to Dawson College, you must apply directly through the college website.

Dawson College applicants are required to make a first and second choice of program. The second
choice program is only evaluated once ALL first choice programs of ALL applicants are considered.
As such, your second choice program should not be a competitive program as the likelihood of
there being places available puts the student at risk of not being admitted to college.

It is recommended that you see a Guidance Counsellor for assistance in determining your first and
second choice programs when applying to Dawson College.

                                               IMPORTANT

             *Applications are submitted online at the following address: https://apply-
                                   dec.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/ *

                         *The deadline to submit an application is March 1st.*

   *Dawson must have received the application, the payment, and all relevant documents by
                    March 1st for your application to be considered. *

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Marianopolis College Application System

Marianopolis is a private college. To apply to Marianopolis College, you must apply directly
through the college website.

Marianopolis College applicants are required to make a first and second choice of program. The
second choice program is only evaluated if the applicant is refused for their first choice.

                                               IMPORTANT
     *Applications are submitted online at the following address: www.bemarianopolis.ca.*

                         *The deadline to submit an application is March 1st.*

   *Marianopolis College must have received the application, the payment, and all relevant
 documents by March 1st or the assessment of your application may be delayed or cancelled *

SRASL Application System
SRAL stands for Service régional d’admission des Cégeps du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. You would use
this system is you want to apply to any of the following colleges:

    Collège D’Alma
    Cégep de Chicoutimi
     Cégep de Joncquière
    Cégep de Saint-Félicien
    Centre d’Études Collégiale en Charlevoix
    Centre d’Études Collégiales de Chibougamau
    Centre d’Études Collégiales de Forestville
    Centre Québecois de Formation Aéronautique

SRASL uses a Three Round System for application. Here is how it works:

    Choose one program to apply to by March 1st.

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 Candidates who are refused on the first round will have available to them (through the
     SRASL website) the open programs which will allow them to make second choice.
         Second round applications are due May 1st.

    Candidates who are refused on the second round will have available to them (through
     the SRASL website) the open programs which will allow them to make a third choice.
          Third round applications are due June 1st.

For candidates applying in the second and third round, there is no need to re-submit a full
application or payment.

NOTE: If your application has been refused for the first round or second round, it is strongly
recommended that you see your Guidance Counsellor to ensure that you make an appropriate
second choice.

                                               IMPORTANT
   *Applications are submitted online at the following address: www.srasl.qc.ca/admission *

                         *The deadline to submit an application is March 1st.*

*SRASL must have received the application, the payment, and all relevant documents by March
            1st or your application will only be considered in the second round. *

SRACQ Application System
SRACQ stands for Service régional d’admission au Collégial du Québec. You would use this system
is you want to apply to any of the following colleges:
                                                        Campus de Gaspé English Section –
Côte-Nord :                                                 Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
     Cégep de Baie-Comeau                              Campus de Carleton-sur-Mer –
     Cégep de Sept-Îles                                    Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
                                                        Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine –
Gaspésie - Iles-de-la-Madeleine:                            Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
     Campus de Gaspé francophone –                     École des pêches et de l’aquaculture
        Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles                    du Québec

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Bas-Saint-Laurent:                                         École nationale du meuble et de
    Cégep de Matane                                        l’ébénisterie –Campus de Montréal
    Cégep de Rimouski
    Centre matapédien d’études                        Capitale-Nationale:
       collégiales                                         Cégep Garneau
    Institut maritime du Québec                           Cégep Limoilou –Campus de Québec
    Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup                              Cégep Limoilou –Campus de
    Institut de technologie                                  Charlesbourg
       agroalimentaire –Campus de La                       Cégep de Sainte-Foy
       Pocatière
    Cégep de La Pocatière                             Chaudière-Appalaches:
    Centre d’études collégiales de                        Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon
       Montmagny                                           Cégep Beauce-Appalaches
    Centre d’études collégiales du                        Cégep Beauce-Appalaches –CEC de
       Témiscouata                                           Lac-Mégantic
                                                           Cégep Beauce-Appalaches –CEC de
Centre-du-Québec:                                            Sainte-Marie
    Cégep de Victoriaville                                Cégep de Thetford
    École nationale du meuble et de                       Cégep de Thetford –Campus collégial
       l’ébénisterie –Campus de                              de Lotbinière
       Victoriaville

SRACQ uses a Four Round System for application. Here is how it works:

    Choose one program to apply to by March 1st.

    Candidates who are refused on the first round will have available to them (through the
     SRACQ website) the open programs which will allow them to make second choice.
         Second round applications are due May 1st.

    Candidates who are refused on the second round will have available to them (through
     the SRASL website) the open programs which will allow them to make a third choice.
          Third round applications are due June 1st.

    Candidates who are refused on the third round will have available to them (through the
     SRASL website) the open programs which will allow them to make a fourth choice.
         Fourth round applications are due August 1st.

For candidates applying in the second, third and fourth round, there is no need to re-submit a full
application or payment.

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NOTE: If your application has been refused for the first round or second round, it is strongly
recommended that you see your Guidance Counsellor to ensure that you make an appropriate
second choice.

                                               IMPORTANT
          *Applications are submitted online at the following address: www.sracq.qc.ca

                         *The deadline to submit an application is March 1st.*

*SRACQ must have received the application, the payment, and all relevant documents by March
           1st or your application will only be considered in the second round. *

How Is My Application Analyzed?

Colleges look at Secondary 4 results from your MEES Achievement Record as well as Secondary 5
results for Terms 1 and 2. Secondary 4 and 5 grades are each weighted at about 50%. The analysis
looks at the following criteria:

       General average from Secondary 4 and 5
       Deviation from the mean
       English grades
       Science and Math grades (Math, Science, Physics, Chemistry) if program requirement
       Grades in classes related to program chosen
       Number of credits attached to a course (bonus if 64 to 84 credits total)

Admissions are always conditional to passing the course by the end of the school year. Colleges
may require minimal grades to be achieved for particular courses. For example, some colleges may
require at least 75% in Math for those entering Science programs.

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What is Vocational Education?
Vocational training programs are 1 to 2 year long courses that focus on learning practical and
specialized skills to prepare students to enter the job market in a specific skilled trade.

Successful completion of a vocational training program leads to a diploma of vocational studies
(DVS or DEP in French). For some DVSs, students can upgrade their skills by completing an
attestation of vocational specialization (AVS) for a period varying between three and six months.
These official diplomas, which are internationally recognized, are issued by the Ministère de
l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec.

Quebec Vocational Education Programs (French and English)

Administration, Commerce and Computer                  Agriculture and Fisheries (Continued)
Technology                                             Production animale
Accounting                                             Production horticole
Comptabilité                                           Réalisation d'aménagements paysager
Computing Support                                      Tree Pruning (New Version)
Professional Sales
Secretarial Studies                                    Arts
Secretarial Studies (Inuktitut)                        Bijouterie-joaillerie
Secrétariat                                            Décoration intérieure et présentation visuelle
Secrétariat (Inuktitut)                                Interior Decorating and Visual Display
Soutien informatique                                   Photographie
Vente-conseil                                          Taille de pierre

Agriculture and Fisheries                              Beauty Care
Aquiculture                                            Aesthetics
Arboriculture-élagage                                  Coiffure
Élagage (Nouvelle version)                             Esthétique
Fleuristerie                                           Hairdressing
Grandes cultures
Horticulture and Garden Centre Operations
Horticulture et jardinerie                             Buildings and Public Works
Landscaping Operations                                 Arpentage et topographie
Pêche professionnelle                                  Briquetage-maçonnerie
Production acéricole                                   Calorifugeage

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Buildings and Public Works (Continued)                 Electrotechnology
Carpentry                                              Automated Systems Electromechanics
Carrelage                                              Business Equipment Technical Service
Charpenterie-menuiserie                                Électricité
Commercial and Residential Painting                    Electricity
Dessin de bâtiment
                                                       Électromécanique de systèmes automatisés
Entretien de bâtiments nordiques
                                                       Electronic Audio/Video Equipment Repair
Entretien général d'immeubles
Fire Safety Techniques                                 Installation and Repair of
General Building Maintenance                           Telecommunications Equipment
Installation de revêtements souples                    Installation et entretien de systèmes de
Installation et fabrication de produits verriers       sécurité
Intervention en sécurité incendie                      Installation et réparation d'équipement de
Masonry: Bricklaying                                   télécommunication
Mécanique de machines fixes                            Montage de lignes électriques
Mécanique de protection contre les incendies           Réparation d'appareils électroménagers
Northern Building Maintenance                          Réparation d'appareils électroniques
Peinture en bâtiment
                                                       audiovidéos
Plastering
                                                       Service technique d'équipement
Plâtrage
Plomberie et chauffage                                 bureautique
Plumbing and Heating
Pose de revêtements de toiture                         Fashion, Leather and Textiles
Pose de systèmes intérieurs                            Mode et confection de vêtements sur
Préparation et finition de béton                       mesure
Preparing and Finishing Concrete                       Production textile (opérations)
Refrigeration
Réfrigération
Residential and Commercial Drafting                    Food Services and Tourism
Stationary Engine Mechanics                            Boucherie de détail
Tiling                                                 Boulangerie
                                                       Boulangerie (Nouvelle version)
Chemistry and Biology                                  Bread Making
Conduite de procédés de traitement de                  Conseil et vente de voyages
l'eau                                                  Cuisine
                                                       Food and Beverage Services
Communications and Documentation                       Hotel Reception
                                                       Pastry Making
Computer Graphics
                                                       Pâtisserie
Imprimerie
                                                       Professional Cooking
Infographie
                                                       Réception en hôtellerie
Inuttitut Translation and Interpretation
                                                       Retail Butchery
Printing
                                                       Service de la restauration
Reprographie et façonnage
                                                       Travel Consulting and Sales
Traduction-interprétation (Inuttitut)

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Forestry and Pulp and Paper                            Mechanical Manufacturing (Continued)
Abattage et façonnage des bois                         Conduite et réglage de machines à mouler
Abattage manuel et débardage forestier                 Dessin industriel
Affûtage                                               Fabrication de pièces industrielles et
Aménagement de la forêt                                aérospatiales en composites (Nouvelle
Classement des bois débités                            version)
Pâtes et papiers - Opérations                          Industrial Drafting
Pulp and Paper - Operations                            Machining Technics
Sciage                                                 Mise en oeuvre de matériaux composites
Travail sylvicole                                      Montage de câbles et de circuits
                                                       Montage de structures en aérospatiale
Health Services                                        Montage mécanique en aérospatiale
Assistance à la personne en établissement et           Moulding Machine Set-up and Operation
à domicile                                             Opération d'équipements de production
Assistance dentaire                                    Opération d'équipements de production
Assistance technique en pharmacie                      (Nouvelle version)
Dental Assistance                                      Precision Sheet Metal Work
Health, Assistance and Nursing                         Production Equipment Operation
Institutional and Home Care Assistance                 Techniques d'usinage
Pharmacy Technical Assistance                          Tôlerie de précision
Santé, assistance et soins infirmiers                  Usinage (Nouvelle version)

Land Use Planning and the Environment                  Metallurgical Technology
Protection and Development of Wildlife                 Chaudronnerie
Habitats                                               Fabrication de structures métalliques et de
Protection et exploitation de territoires              métaux ouvrés
fauniques                                              Ferblanterie
                                                       Fonderie
Maintenance Mechanics                                  Montage structural et architectural
                                                       Pose d'armature du béton
Elevator Mechanics
                                                       Sheet Metal Work
Horlogerie-bijouterie
                                                       Soudage-montage
Industrial Construction and Maintenance
                                                       Traitement de surface
Mechanics
                                                       Welding and Fitting
Mécanique d'ascenseur
Mécanique industrielle de construction et
d'entretien                                            Mining and Site Operations
Serrurerie                                             Conduite d'engins de chantier
                                                       Conduite d'engins de chantier nordique
Mechanical Manufacturing                               Conduite de grues
                                                       Conduite de machinerie lourde en voirie
Aircraft Mechanical Assembly
                                                       forestière
Aircraft Structural Assembly
                                                       Conduite de machines de traitement du
Cable and Circuit Assembly
                                                       minerai

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Mining and Site Operations (Continued)                 Motorized Equipment Maintenance
Diamond Drilling                                       (Continued)
Extraction de minerai                                  Mécanique marine
Forage au diamant
Forage et dynamitage                                   Social, Education and Legal Services
Machine Operations, Mineral and Metal                  Assistance à la clientèle des services sociaux
Processing                                             et de santé au Nunavik
Northern Heavy Equipment Operations                    Health and Social Services Assistance in
Ore Extraction                                         Nunavik
                                                       Organisation de loisirs au Nunavik
Motorized Equipment Maintenance                        Recreation Leadership in Nunavik
Automobile Mechanics
Automotive Body Repair and Repainting                  Transportation
Carrosserie                                            Matelotage
Conseil et vente de pièces d'équipement                Régulation de vol
motorisé                                               Transport par camion
Conseil technique en entretien et en                   Trucking
réparation de véhicules
Construction Equipment Mechanics                       Woodworking and Furniture Making
Marine Mechanics
                                                       Cabinetmaking
Mécanique agricole
                                                       Ébénisterie
Mécanique automobile
                                                       Finition de meubles
Mécanique d'engins de chantier
                                                       Furniture Finishing
Mécanique de véhicules légers
                                                       Rembourrage artisanal
Mécanique de véhicules lourds routiers
                                                       Rembourrage industriel

Academic Prerequisites for Vocational Training Programs
The prerequisites required for a given vocational training program are program-specific. Check
the training program you are interested in to find out its specific academic requirements.

For a complete and up-to-date list of vocational programs, prerequisites and institutions offering
                             the programs visit www.srafp.com.

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Vocational Training Application Procedure
Applications for vocational training programs are ongoing throughout the year. Some programs
offer continuous entry, which means that you can integrate the program at any time, while other
programs have specific program start dates. Check the training program you are interested in to
find out its specific application procedure at www.srafp.com or www.inforoutefpt.org.

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Open House Dates

                                    OPEN HOUSES 2019-2020
                                  CÉGEPs and Vocational Programs
Collège Ahuntsic                                Thursday, November 14, 2019          2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
collegeahuntsic.qc.ca                              Thursday, January 30, 2020        4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Champlain College Lennoxville                      Saturday, October 26, 2019       10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
crc-lennox.qc.ca                                   Saturday, February 8, 2020       10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Champlain College St. Lambert                      Sunday, November 3, 2019          1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
champlainonline.com                                Thursday, February 6, 2020        6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dawson College                                      Sunday, October 27, 2019         1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
dawsoncollege.qc.ca                                                TBD, 2020         4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
École Nationale D’Aérotechnique                   Sunday, November 17, 2019         10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ena.cegepmontpetit.ca                           Wednesday, February 16, 2020        12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
John Abbott College                                Saturday, October 19, 2019       12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
johnabbott.qc.ca                                 Wednesday, January 29, 2020         6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cégep regional de Lanaudière à
                                                       Tuesday, October 22, 2019     4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Terrebonne
                                                      Thursday, February 13, 2020    6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
cegep-lanaudiere.qc.ca/terrebonne
Collège Lionel-Groulx                         Wednesday, November 13, 2019           4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
clg.qc.ca                                      Wednesday, February 12, 2020          6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Marianopolis                                      Sunday, November 3, 2019          12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
marianopolis.edu                                   Monday, February 3, 2020          4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Collège Montmorency                             Tuesday, November 12, 2019           4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
cmontmorency.qc.ca                                Thursday, February 6, 2020         6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
O’Sullivan College                             Wednesday, October 23, 2019           5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
osullivan.edu
Cégep de Saint-Jérôme                          Wednesday, November 6, 2019           4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
cstj.qc.ca                                      Wednesday, February 5, 2020          5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
RMC Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
                                                Saturday, September 14, 2019         9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca
Vanier College                                    Saturday, November 2, 2019        12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
vaniercollege.qc.ca                                 Tuesday, February 4, 2020        5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Académie des pompiers                             Saturday, November 9, 2019        10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
academiedespompiers.ca

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École des métiers de la construction
de Montréal                                                             Thursdays                    1:30 p.m.
ecole-metiers-construction.csdm.ca
Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du
Québec                                                  Tuesday, October 22, 2019      4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ithq.qc.ca
                                                UNIVERSITIES
Bishop’s University                                    Saturday, October 19, 2019       9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ubishops.ca
Concordia University
                                                       Saturday, October 19, 2019     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
concordia.ca
HEC Montréal                                           Sunday, November 10, 2019      10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
hec.ca
McGill University                                        Sunday, October 20, 2019
mcgill.ca                                               Registration required – see   10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                                                             mcgillinmind.mcgill.ca
Université de Québec à Montréal
(UQAM)                                                 Saturday, October 26, 2019     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
uqam.ca
Université de Montréal
                                                       Sunday, November 10, 2019      10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
umontreal.ca
   INSTITUTIONS ALSO OFFERING TOURS AND/OR STUDENT-FOR-A-DAY ACTIVITIES
CDC Lachute/Pont-Viau/Sainte-              Inter-Dec College                Lasalle College
Eustache                                   interdeccollege.com              lasallecollege.com
bilingualtraining.ca
Centre de formation agricole de            Institut de protection           National Theatre School
Mirabel                                    contre les incendies du          ent-nts.ca
cfam.qc.ca                                 Québec
                                           cslaval.qc.ca/ipiq
CFP de l’automobile de Sainte-             Kiuna Institution                St. Pius X Culinary Institute
Thérèse                                    kiuna-college.com                emsb.qc.ca/stpiusculinary
cfpauto.com

*Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of Quebec post-secondary institutions.
Registration may be required to attend Open House events. Please consult school websites for
details.

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Scholarship/Bursary Information 2019-2020

        Name of Scholarship                  Organization    Value          Due Date                    Requirements

Bernard Chernos Essay                      Canadian Civil    up to    TBA                Response to essay questions
Competition                                Liberties         $500
https://ccla.org/education/studen          Education Trust
t-contests/
Canadian Scholarship Trust                 Canadian          $6,000   April 2020         Strong academics, letter of acceptance to
Scholarship                                Scholarship Trust                             business-related program, 2 references,
http://www.cst.org/en/about-               Plan                                          personal essay, community involvement
cst/scholarships
Burger King Scholarship                    Burger King       $1000-   December 15,       Strong academics, community involvement,
https://bkmclamorefoundation.or                              $50,00   2019               work experience
g/who-we-are/programs/burger-                                0
king-scholars-program/

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program          Horatio Alger     up to    October 25, 2019   Financial need; Commitment to pursue post-
https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholar         Association of    $10,00                      secondary education; Have exhibited
ships/                                     Canadian          0                           integrity and perseverance in overcoming
                                                                                         adversity
RBC Black History Month Student            RBC               up to    December 2019      Essay submission
Essay Competition                                            $5,000
http://www.rbc.com/essay/

RBC Students Leading Change                RBC               Up to    TBA                Short essay response
Award                                                        $10,00
https://discover.rbcroyalbank.com                            0
/annual-rbc-students-leading-
change-scholarship-recipients-
announced/

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RBC Scholarship Program for        RBC                     $2,500   May 2020        Academic record, extracurricular activities,
Children of RBC Employees                                                           reference letter, one-page essay on career
https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterp                                                      goals.
rise/scholarships/scholarship-
program-for-the-children-of-rbc-
employees.html
RBC Royal Bank Indigenous Student RBC                      Up to    February 2020   Financial Need, Academic Achievement
Awards Program                                             $4,000
http://aboriginalstudents.ca/site-                         per
sponsors/rbc/                                              year

Government of Canada History               Government of   $1,000   December 2019   Essay Questions
Awards                                     Canada          prize
http://gcawards.canadashistory.ca
/
SOS Safety Scholarship                     SOS Safety      $5,000   December 2019   Written or Video Safety Action Plan
https://sossafetymagazine.com/yo           Magazine
uth-projects/5000-scholarship-
yearly-bursary/
MADD Canada Multi-Media                    MADD Canada     Up to    May 1, 2020     Short Film, Audio Public Service
Contest                                                    $500                     Announcement, or Multimedia PSA creating
http://www.madd.ca/media/docs/                                                      awareness of the dangers of drunk driving
mmc_en.pdf
MADD Canada National Poster                MADD Canada     Up to    May 1, 2020     Poster raising awareness of DD
Contest                                                    $250
http://www.madd.ca/media/docs/
english_form.pdf
Bayer Fund Opportunity                                     $1, 500 May 2020         Academic excellence, leadership capabilities,
Scholarship                                                                         and a keen interest and involvement in
                                                                                    giving back to their community; Essay that

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https://www.cropscience.bayer.ca                                                          outlines the future role they hope to play in
/en/Our-                                                                                  agriculture or food and how they see
Company/ScholarshipInformation                                                            themselves making an impact in the
                                                                                          industry. Reference letter from a farmer or
                                                                                          food-related professional
Lea Roback Foundation Scholarship          Lea Roback         Up to    April 1, 2020      Social commitment, financial need, pursue
http://www.fondationlearoback.or           Foundation         $3,500                      studies geared towards improving their
g/scholar.htm                                                                             condition in life and that of their milieu
McGann Bursary                             Columbia           $1,000   August 1, 2020     For students enrolled in a Communications
http://www.columbiainstitute.ca/s          Foundation,                                    program, Short Essay, Application Form
cholarships/mcgann-bursary                 CUPE B.C.
Kin Canada Bursaries                       Kin Canada         $1,000   February 1, 2020   Application Form submitted to closest
http://www.kincanada.ca/bursarie                                                          Kinsman association (Anjou)
s
Canadian Hard of Hearing                   Canadian Hard of $1,000     March 2020         For students who are deaf, hard of hearing,
Association Scholarship Program            Hearing                                        or oral deaf and are registered in a post-
http://www.chha.ca/forms/en/#m             Association                                    secondary program of study
alentendant
Lila Fahlman Scholarship                   Canadian Council            June 2020          For muslim woman students who are
http://ccmw.com/ccmw-                      of Muslim                                      enrolled in a full time Canadian college or
national/lila-fahlman-scholarship-         Women                                          university; short essay about contribution to
2019-2020-applications-now-                                                               community involvement; budget form; two
open/                                                                                     letters of reference
Odenza Marketing Group                     Odenza          $500        September 30,      “Like” the Odenza Marketing Group Fall
Scholarship                                Marketing Group             2019               Scholarship on Facebook; Two small essays
https://odenzascholarships.com/a
wards/9/application_odenza_mar
keting_group_scholarship.php
Odenza Marketing Group                     Odenza          $500        December 30,       A student must have contributed at least 50
Volunteer Award                            Marketing Group             2019               hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within
                                                                                          his/her community over the last 12 months.

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Please ensure that you have completed this
                                                                                    amount of hours and that a person within
                                                                                    the organization(s) is willing to confirm that
                                                                                    you have volunteered this amount of time.
Odenza Vacations College                   Odenza          $500     June 1, 2020    Essay question
Scholarship                                Marketing Group

TD Scholarships for Community              TD Bank         Up to    TBA             Minimum 75% in most recently completed
Leadership                                                 $70,00                   school year; 600-word essay; letters of
                                                           0                        recommendation
Français pour l’avenir National            Français pour   Up to    December 2019   750-word essay in French
Essay Contest                              l’avenir        $12,00
                                                           0
Formswift Scholarship                      FormSwift       $1,000   December 15,    Make a business plan infographic
https://formswift.com/startup-                                      2019
scholarship
10 Words or Less Scholarship               Studentscholarsh $500    November 30,    Comment on MyScholarships Facebook
facebook.com/myscholarships                ips.org                  2019            post; “Like” MyScholarships Facebook page
Rubincam Youth Award                       National         $500    December 15,    1,000-1,500-word genealogy essay
https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/co            Genealogical             2019
mpetitions/rubincam-youth-                 Society
award/

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Other Scholarship/Bursary Related Links
Canada Student Grants and Loans
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/grants-loans.html
Aboriginal Scholarship/Bursary Guide
https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033679/1531406248822
Government of Canada CanLearn
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid.html
Government of Canada International Scholarship Program
https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/index.aspx?view=d&lang=eng
Studentawards.com
ScholarshipsCanada.com
Yconic.com

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Other Relevant Links:

Government Financial Aid                              www.afe.gouv.qc.ca
Quebec Labour Market Information                      www.imt.emploiquebec.gouv.qc.ca
Career Exploration websites                           www.emploisdavenir.gouv.qc.ca
                                                      www.avenirensante.gouv.qc.ca
                                                      www.careerexplorer.com

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