What are the main differences between the DEC (Diploma of Collegial Studies) and DEE (Diploma of National Circus School Studies) programs?
- The DEC is accredited by the Québec Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, while the DEE is issued by the School.
- DEC students are eligible for a post-diploma work permit which is not guaranteed for DEE students.
- International DEC students may be eligible to become a Canadian permanent resident under the provincial Programme de l'expérience québecoise (Quebec Experience Program - PEQ).
- The DEE program does not include certain academic subjects such as philosophy and literature, which are mandatory in the DEC program. However, much of the curriculum is the same.
Two diplomas, a singular education:
It takes 3 years to complete either diploma program (4 years to complete the DEC Upgrade Program - 081.06 Tremplin DEC). Please note: An increasing number of international students are eligible to enter the DEC program each year. Classes are thaught in French. If you have any questions, contact our registrar.