Program Overview


Start date: September 30th, 2024

End date: TBD


Please click the ‘Attend an information session’ button and complete the form that follows to be placed on the waiting list for a future information session (date to be determined).


Mode of delivery: Hybrid


  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m (with one hour lunch break)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


In 2006, Amazon was the first to introduce their services using a cloud computing infrastructure. In 2010, network administration infrastructure moved from an on-premises to a cloud-based approach of implementation. In 2011, the concept of hybrid clouds was introduced allowing big web services companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and OpenStack to shift workloads back and forth between private and public clouds . Since 2013 the features of cloud computing have developed significantly and cloud security has become a main concern in this fast-growing service.

This program addresses the demand for professionals with training in both cloud and on-premises platforms. More specifically, this program addresses the demand for proficiency in operating systems, virtualization technologies, cloud and network services, security, and selected industry-recognized Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure certifications.


The program is comprised of 12 courses, 14 competencies, and a total of 1185 contact hours

  • 420-750-LA – Network Fundamentals – 75 hours
  • 420-751-LA – Windows Desktops – 60 hours
  • 420-752-LA – Windows Server I – 60 hours
  • 420-762-LA – Windows Server II – 60 hours
  • 420-753-LA – Linux Administration I – 75 hours
  • 420-754-LA – Virtualization Technologies – 75 hours
  • 420-755-LA – Amazon Web Services Fundamentals I – 75 hours
  • 420-756-LA – Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – 75 hours
  • 420-763-LA – Linux Administration II – 60 hours
  • 420-757-LA – Google Cloud Platform – 90 hours
  • 420-765-LA – Amazon Web Services Fundamentals II – 60 hours
  • 420-758-LA – Internship – 420 hours

Admission Requirements

Ministerial Requirements

To be admissible for this AEC program, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements in effect at the time as set forth in Article 4 of the College Education Regulations (RREC) . In particular, applicants must have received instruction deemed sufficient by the College and meet at least one of the following conditions:
(1) the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive semesters or 1 school year;
(2) the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
(3) the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one semester and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one semester; or
(4) the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.

College Requirements

(1) Basic computer usage including file structure and knowledge of basic troubleshooting of an operating system.
(2) Applicants will be asked to submit their curriculum vitae (CV) and may be interviewed and given an entrance exam in computer fundamentals prior to admission to the program to verify their qualifications.
(3) Potential candidates may be required to take an appropriate remedial course(s).
(4) Students must also have attained a certain level of mastery of the English language, in order to be able to deal with the course materials.
(5) Students French language skills will also be assessed prior to starting to ensure their capacity to work in French.

Further details

You are eligible to register in a program if you are a:

  • Canadian Citizen or
  • Permanent Resident or
  • Holder of a valid Student Visa

And you can provide proof of previous studies deemed acceptable by the College, for example:

  • A Quebec Secondary V Diploma or a Diploma of Secondary Studies or equivalent scholarity or
  • A College Diploma or a University Degree or
  • An “Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec” or
  • Partial high school studies, coupled with a recommendation from a current or former employer that you would benefit from pursuing your education at the post-secondary level.

And you meet one of the following three conditions:

  • You have not been a full-time student for at least two consecutive terms or one school year within the last 12 months.
  • You are part of an agreement between the College and an employer, or you are sponsored within the terms of a government program (for example: CSST, Emploi-Québec).
  • You have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.

Although not an admission requirement, please see the new French-language requirements for AEC programs in English.


For more information on the fees for residents and non-residents of Québec and international students, please click here.

Continuing Education – F-151
Champlain College Saint-Lambert
900 Riverside Drive
Saint-Lambert, Québec
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