About RAC

About RAC

Our commitment

  • Offer a learning environment based on respect, mutual understanding and collaboration.
  • Offer a learning environment that has questioned its own ways of sharing knowledge as well as its evaluation processes.
  • Respect and value Indigenous conceptions of learning and educational values.

Recognizing your strengths and lifelong learning experience!

Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) is the possibility to have your knowledge and experiences, acquired over the course of your life, recognized by a college diploma. All of your previous involvement, trainings or skill development activities could lead you to a post-secondary diploma if they are related to a recognized program of study.

All work and volunteer experiences that took place here in Québec or elsewhere in Canada or the World, can be considered. The RAC process also values knowledge and experiences acquired with your Elders or within your community.

What principles guide the RAC process?

  • Individuals have the right to social recognition of their skills and competencies as long as proof can be provided.
  • Individuals do not need to re-learn what they already know (what you have learned from formal or informal contexts, from other places and by other means).
  • What is important for the recognition of acquired competencies is what a person knows and not where, when or how it was learned.

Why have your experience recognized? Watch the video below!


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Cégep Marie-Victorin - RAC for Indigenous Peoples

Recognize your strengths and lifelong learning experience! For a few years now, Cégep Marie-Victorin has been working in collaboration with the First Nations...

Programs offered through a RAC process


For a few years now, Cegep Marie-Victorin has been working in collaboration with the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (FNHRDCQ /CDRHPNQ) in order to foster accessibility to the RAC programs among Indigenous Peoples.