February & March 2015

February & March 2015
Continuing Education Office (2H.1)
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am – 6:45pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:15pm
Tel: 514-933-3771 www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/conted
Deadline to withdraw from courses:
Monday, February 16 Students who wish to
withdraw must fill out a Course Withdrawal Form at the
Continuing Education office (2H.1) by February 16. Students
who abandon courses after February 16 will receive a failing
grade and will be liable for all fees.
If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course, please
consider the following before making your decision:
Having difficulty with the course material?
Speak to your teacher.
Need help with study skills, writing skills, writing a
paper? Need a tutor? Go to the Academic Skills Centre,
room 4E.3 and/or get help with Math in room 7B.1 and
with Physics in room 7A.1.
Unsure which course(s) to drop? Will dropping a
course affect your chances of admission to a program?
Speak to an Academic Adviser at a Continuing Education
Drop-in or make an appointment in room 2H1.
Are you a full-time student (minimum 180 hours)?
If you drop a course and no longer have full-time status,
you will be billed tuition fees for the courses you keep and
you may jeopardize your eligibility for Financial Aid.
Are you aware of the Academic Standing policy that
applies to you? Make sure you are aware of how many
courses you must pass to be in good standing and be able to
register for the next semester without restriction. Speak to
an Academic adviser for more information.
Attestation (AEC) Programs Fall 2015
The following AEC programs will be offered in Fall 2015:
Commercial Photography
Independent Video Game Design
(840 hours) Full-time – Evening
Deadline to apply: May 1st, 2015
Program start date: August 2015
(900 hours) Full-time – Evening
Deadline to apply: May 1st, 2015
Program start date: August 2015
Fall Applications for Dawson DEC
If you are currently in Springboard or Independent Studies and
wish to be considered for admission to a DEC program in
either the day division or in Continuing Education, you
must submit a program application. Applications for the
(http://commonapplication.qc.ca). Applications for Continuing
Education DEC programs are available in rooms 2H.1 and
2D.6. If you are currently in a program and wish to switch to a
Day DEC program or different Continuing Education
program, you must submit an online program transfer request
through MyDawson > My College Services > Program
Transfer Request .
Application Deadline: March 2
Please note that in most cases it is not possible to complete all
the courses required for a DEC (diploma) program through
Continuing Education.
University Prerequisites
Students who already have a DEC or equivalent and who wish to
complete courses specifically required by a university for
admission to a program must register in 08040.
Springboard to a DCS (DEC)
Springboard to a DCS (DEC) is designed for students who want to
take CEGEP courses in order to explore CEGEP studies, to complete
prerequisites required for admission to a CEGEP program or in order
to upgrade their academic record to improve their chances of
admission or readmission to a CEGEP program. Students may
register in Springboard to a DCS for a maximum of three (3)
consecutive semesters.
Springboard to a DCS third semester
If you are in your third consecutive semester in Springboard to a DCS
(Winter 2014, Fall 2014 and Winter 2015) you will be asked in midFebruary to fill in a survey through Omnivox. The purpose of this
survey will be to inform you of the different possibilities that will be
offered to you for your next semester because according to the
Ministry of Education, you cannot be registered for more than three
consecutive semesters in Springboard to DCS. Thank you for taking
the time to complete the survey!
Applying to University 101 Workshops
(Tuition-free for Quebec Residents)
Please refer to our website for upcoming programs:
For additional information, please contact the AEC office,
room 3H.1, or call (514) 931-8731 ext: 3210.
p.m. to get the most out of your visit.
Tuesday, February 10, at 4:00 p.m. in room 4C.1
and Wednesday, February 11 at 2:00pm in room
Medical Technologies
Application Workshop
Topics Include:
Vocabulary - What is Major/Minor/Degree/Faculty/ETC.?
How do I apply? Strategies for choosing a program,
university, and degree type; How do I qualify? Pre-requisites
and additional requirements; How much does university cost?
Transition from CEGEP to university; Q & A session – bring
your questions!
Tuesday, February 17, 4:30
pm, room 4C1
Students Applying to Concordia University
For individuals interested in
applying to the following programs
at Dawson for fall 2015
for Dawson
Diagnostic Imaging or
Radiation Oncology
Physical Rehabilitation
– it is recommended that you use Safari or Mozilla browsers.
Windows Explorer may cause technical difficulties. The
deadline is March 1st, 2015 for Fall admission.
University Visits
February 9, 10am - 2pm Concordia Conrod’s (2F.4)
February 10, 10am - 2pm The Academy of Aeronautics
Upper Atrium (near Escalators)
February 11, 10:30am-12pm & 12:30-2:30pm
Bishop’s University Upper Atrium (near Escalators)
March 4,
10:30-12pm & 12:30-2:30pm
Bishop’s University Upper Atrium (near Escalators)
Academic Advising (2H.1)
An Academic Adviser can help with questions or concerns
about cegep or university programs and applications, course
selection, admission requirements, graduation requirements,
and academic regulations and policies.
Continuing Education students who wish to make an
appointment with an academic adviser should drop by room
2H.1 or call 514-933-3771
Computer labs
The computer lab schedule (Mon-Sat.) is posted next to
2H.12. (Scheduled classes have priority.)
Students are reminded that they may not enter the 2F wing
computer labs while a class is in progress if they are not
enrolled in that class. Access to lab 2F.26 is available
Monday to Friday: 8:00am –10:00pm.
If you require assistance from the Help Desk you must show
your Dawson ID or your schedule with bar code.
Information Office (Upper Atrium)
Monday to Thursday
8:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 4:00pm
To All Students:
Please check your schedule to verify that you are attending the
course section(s) you registered for. Please go to the
Continuing Education office at your earliest convenience if
there is a problem.
Tutorial Rooms
Mathematics Tutorial room – 7B.1
A math teacher is available 4:00-5:30pm Wednesdays, and at
various other times weekdays to help students with their math
problems. A detailed schedule is posted at 7B.1 and on the
bulletin board outside 2H.1.
Physics Tutorial room – 7A.1
A physics teacher is available Mondays 4:30-5:30, 4:005:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays; and at various other
times weekdays to help students with their physics problems.
A detailed schedule is posted outside 7A.1 and on the bulletin
board outside 2H.1.
Financial Aid (2E.15)
Anyone interested in applying for the Quebec Loans and
Bursaries program must be a full-time student. Full-time is
defined as 12 academic hours per week or 4 courses. in a
recognized program. Applications are available on-line at
www.afe.gouv.qc.ca or at the Financial Aid office 2E.15.
There are part-time loans for students who do not meet the
requirements for full time status; please inquire at the
Financial Aid office for information about these loans.
Campus Life & Leadership-OPUS
If you wish to get the reduced privilege fare for the OPUS
card (bus/metro/train), please go to your My Dawson Portal
and under My College Services click: Registration Info and
then click Opus Student Fare Access Form. You will need to
download both forms that are available on this screen in order
to obtain/renew fare and you must be taking four (4) courses,
or 12 hours per week.
Student Health Services
Information and advice on different topics: substance and
alcohol use, mental health, sexually transmitted infections
(STI), nutrition, exercise, stop smoking or any health issues.
You can also inquire about STI testing, the morning-after pill,
start birth control, have a pregnancy test or Gardasil vaccines
($$$). Services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
Meet with the Health Education Nurse in 2D.2.
Drop-In schedule posted outside 2D.2. Usually open Monday
to Friday 8:30am 3:30pm.
Athletics Campus Recreation (1H.4)
All Dawson students who are interested in participating in the
campus recreation programs held at the PARC, Dawson’s
sports facility, must purchase a day pass or a package pass.
We offer classes in the areas of fitness, dance, martial arts,
rock climbing, intramural sports, and children’s programs.
Come see us and/or pick up a schedule in room 1H.4 (PARC
desk). Membership fee is $50 for access all the time.
Student Employment (2E.7-1)
Looking for a job?
The Dawson Student Job Bank is a great tool for students
looking for part-time employment. Not only will you be able
to view on line all job postings, but you will also have access
to job search links and job search tips. Go to:
www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca Sign in from My Dawson Portal
Click on Student Services (on left) Then click on Student
Job Bank. Every job offer received by Dawson is
immediately posted on this Student Job Bank. To view the job
listing, click on “Part-time & Summer jobs” or “Summer
Camps” or “Call Centres” or “Volunteering”.
Job Search Tips provides information on resume writing,
cover letters and interview tips. After using the samples to
write your own resume and cover letter, you may see the
Employment Counselor for feedback should you feel it is
Like our Facebook page in order to get notifications for Job
Fairs, Interview and Job Search tips, notice of job postings and
so much more!
A.E.C. Students
Job-search assistance is available to A.E.C. students looking
for full-time employment. Please contact the Employment
Dawson Job Fair
Dawson College will be hosting a Job Fair on Tuesday,
February 24, 2014 from 9:30am – 2:30pm in Conrod’s.
Bring copies of your CV or just simply come by to speak to
various companies about job opportunities! Contact the
Employment Counselor at 514-931-8731 ext. 1184 or
jobs@dawsoncollege.qc.ca in order to make an appointment.
Student Agendas Student agendas are available free of charge in room 2H.1,
while quantities last. Please note that some of the information
in the agendas applies to students in the Day division only.
Continuing Education students should consult the Continuing
Education Academic Calendar online or on p.7 of the
Continuing Education timetable for important dates. Library (5C.1)
Hours of Service:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00am – 6:30pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
http://library.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/. In addition to the
catalogue of books and media, the Library also provides
online access to thousands of E-books, streamed videos, fulltext journals and magazines. All Dawson College students can
access these resources in the college and off-campus using
their network login. If you have a question about the Library
or need any help with your research, click on Ask-A-Librarian
on our website. You must show your Dawson ID or
schedule/receipt in order to borrow books.
Ombuds Office
The Ombuds office provides an independent and confidential
service to help ensure that every member of the Dawson
College Community receives fair and equitable treatment
within the college system.
Some reasons to consult the Ombudsperson include:
• You have a problem at Dawson and do not know how
to proceed
• You feel you have been treated unfairly
• You need information about policies or procedures at
Dawson College
• You need information about grievance procedures
and your rights at Dawson College
• You feel that you are the victim of harassment or
See Michele Pallett in 2E.7-2. Michele can be reached at
514- 931-8731, ext. 1191, or mpallett@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Consult the Ombudsperson website:
Academic Skills Centre (4E.3)
Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 7:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The professionals at the Skills Centre can help you to
• write better essays and term papers
• improve your reading and listening skills
• take clear, concise notes
• study more effectively
We can also help by
• providing a peer tutor for a difficult course
• preparing you for the English Exit Exam
Free services include
• individual tutoring sessions
• language-development groups
To discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment,
visit 4E.3 during our drop-in hours
Monday – Thursday
11:00 – 3:00 / 5:00 – 7:00
11:00 – 3:00
For more details, visit www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/lc
or call us at 514-931-8731, ext. 1488
Language Lab (5E.13)
The language lab is open Monday-Thursday evenings 6-9pm.
Career Resource Centre (2D.7)
Come to the Career Resource Centre to research:
 University, college, and vocational programs.
 Career information, including descriptions, salaries,
training required, future outlook.
 Career planning and decision- making materials.
 Work, study and travel abroad information.
 Career planning Drop-In (brief, private meeting with
a counsellor)
Centre hours are posted on the door of 2D.7, and listed on the
My Dawson portal, and in the Daily Bulletin.
Counselling and Career Development
Service (2D.2)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm.
Drop-In (no appointment needed), Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm in
Rm. 2H.1 Tel: 514-931-8731 ext. 1206
The Counselling and Career Development Service offers
personal counselling and career-planning workshops. Referral
services are also available.
• Drop-In times are posted outside room 2H.1 and on
our website. No appointment is necessary.
• Follow-up appointments: After an initial meeting
with a counsellor during a drop-in period, subsequent
appointments can be made with the secretary in room
Upcoming Workshops:
Career-Planning workshops
If you are undecided about your career direction, what
university major to choose, or even what CEGEP program is
best suited to you, why not join one of our Career Planning
Check out the schedule of workshops on our website
http://dc37.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/counselling/, or drop by our
office in room 2D.2
For more information about our services, or to sign up for a
workshop, please come to room 2D.2.
Have a great semester!
N.B. All services are confidential.
Student AccessAbility Centre
Centre for Students with Disabilities (2E.8-A)
Services are available for students with documented
disabilities such as mobility limitations, visual or hearing
impairments, learning disabilities, mental health issues, or
chronic medical conditions. Students requiring assistance
should contact the Student AccessAbility Centre in room
2E.8A or at 514-931-8731, local 1195, during regular office
hours –Monday-Thursday 7:45–19:00, Friday 7:45–16:30.
Services are available in the evenings with sufficient advance
notice. Students are advised to contact the service as soon as
possible, i.e. before registration. Services are available in the
evenings with sufficient advance notice. Students are advised
to contact the service as soon as possible, i.e. before
General Information
Study Break
There are no classes (Study Break for credit courses)
Saturday, March 14 to Friday, March 20.
Authorized Absence for Medical Reasons
Students who have been unable to attend classes for three
weeks or longer due to medical reasons during the Winter
2015 term may request an Authorized Absence. Requests
must be submitted before the end of the semester. Request
forms and guidelines can be obtained online or from the
Registrar's office, room 2D-6, or the Continuing Education
office, room 2H.
Attendance Verification
Attendance Validation for Continuing Education courses will
be done ONLINE! As of February 17, students can log in to
MyDawson, Omnivox Services and click on Attendance
Validation to complete the required form.
For more
information, consult the Continuing Education bulletin board.
All students must confirm their attendance each semester after
the course drop deadline. Failure to attend a course or courses
may affect your status and may result in part-time fees being
applied as per the Ministry of Education regulations.
Next English Exit Test: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Who must write? All students completing a program of
studies must write and pass the English Exit Test in order to
obtain a D.E.C.
Who is eligible?
All students who have successfully
completed the three Block A English courses (603-101, 603102, and 603-03) are eligible to write the examination.
However, a student may register if he/she has only 603-102 or
603-103 left, and is currently taking it.
How do I register to write this exam? Register through the
MYDAWSON portal from March 9 to March 31. It is
important to register during this period so that the Ministry of
Education can confirm your registration before the exam. If
you have any questions, or if you would like additional
information, please contact the English Exit Test Coordinator
at 514- 931-8731, ext. 1450.
Summer School
Information about Summer School will be in the next issue of
Nightlife. Please note however that classes will start June 8
(Rattrapage classes start June 25) and a tentative schedule will
be posted on the bulletin board outside room 2H.1 early May.
No further information is available at this time.
Mid-term Assessment
In March, your teachers will be submitting an evaluation of
your work in each course. For each course, it will indicate
whether you are:
PASSING (satisfactory results so far)
AT RISK (possibility of failing; “borderline” results)
FAILING (your work is below expected standards)
If no assessment is available, you will be advised to
Meanwhile, if you need help or advice regarding any course,
don’t wait! See your teacher right away or visit the Academic
Skills Centre, or Counselling and Career Development, or see
an Academic Adviser.
Your mid-term assessments will be available online as of
noon Friday, March 13.
To access your mid-term assessments, log in to the MY
DAWSON portal and click on Results – Mid-Term Report
under My Omnivox Services. If you would like a paper copy
of your mid-term assessment report, please send an e-mail
request to Toni Lynn Hakem at
midtassess@dawsoncollege.qc.ca before Wednesday, March
11, 2015. If you have login problems to the MY DAWSON
portal, please go to the Computer Center Help Desk in 2H12
with your Dawson ID. Once logged-in, if you receive an
Access Denied message, please follow the instructions on the
Smoking Policy
No smoking is permitted in the College, including entrances.
Tax Forms
Tax receipts and education deduction tax credits for all
students registered in credit courses at Dawson in 2014 may
be obtained as of February 29 via our student Web-portal at
https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/. Click on MYDAWSON
and then on My Omnivox Services for Tuition tax receipts.
$5.00 per evening (after 4:00pm) or Saturday & Sunday.
Enter at 4011 de Maisonneuve O. See Security in 2E.14.
ID Cards
Students registered in credit courses may obtain their photo ID
card in room 2E.01 (Audio Visual counter) Monday to Friday
3:30 – 6:30pm. Bring your schedule/receipt and any photo ID
and have your photo taken. Students with Dawson ID from a
previous semester may obtain a sticker to validate their ID
card in room 2E.01. All students writing final exams in the
final exam period will have to show Dawson ID.
Bookstore (1F.2)
The bookstore is located on the metro level. Open Monday to
Friday 8:30am – 4:50pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday and legal
holidays. Open until 6:30pm Feb. 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 18; and
March 19.
CLÉO (Centre de langue écrite et orale)
(The French Academic Skills Centre) (4E.10)
The Centre is open until 6:00pm Monday through Thursday
and until 4.00pm Friday. You may drop in to use the French
reference materials and specialized software. To make an
appointment for help with your French studies, sign up outside
4E.10. ( No appointment required 12:30-2:30pm.)
We offer computer, multimedia, photography and other
courses starting in March 2015
LANGUAGES: French and English Conversation Courses
March 17 to April 14, 2015
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 6:00pm to
SPRING 2015 The course schedule for Spring 2015 will be
available on our website in March. For registration and/or
additional information:
www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/ctd. Tel. 514-933-0047