John F. Kennedy
Adult Education Centre

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John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre is located in the north east end of the city on 3030 Villeray Street, one block north of the St. Michel Metro Station. Our student population is large and multicultural. A significant number of our graduates have pursued their studies at the professional, college and university levels.

We offer a variety of courses in order to meet the unique needs and abilities of each student. John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre is equipped with state of the art technology to make teaching and learning exciting. We offer Basic English courses and an Academic Program which can lead to a DES as well as pre-requisite courses for CEGEP and professional programs leading to a DEP.

Contact Information

3030 Villeray Street
Montreal H2A 1E7
Tel: 514-374-2888

Location: Map

Contact our Academic Advisor
Rosie De Grisantis

Are designed to help you reach your goals and attain the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. By combining our expertise with the passion that our teachers convey, we've created a dynamic and modern institution.

CEGEP Pre-Requisites (Diversified Basic Education (DBE))

CEGEP Pre-Requisites (Diversified Basic Education (DBE))

This instructional service is designed for adult learners whose learning profiles require them to complete one or more courses before enrolling in post-secondary studies. These adults usually have a first diploma and must first enroll in this instructional service to complete the required courses.

The programs of study in Secondary Cycles One and Two include courses that can be declared under this instructional service.

Diversified Basic Education (DBE)

Secondary 3-4-5 (Day)
Secondary 3-4-5 (Evening)
SEC 4 Math
SEC 5 Math
SEC 4 Science & Technology
Chemistry 534
Physics 534
History/Contemporary World
Common Core Basic Education

Common Core Basic Education​ (CCBE)

The Common Core Basic Education Program consists of 15 programs of study in the first phase of adult general education. These programs of study are made up of courses spanning three levels: Literacy, Presecondary and Secondary Cycle One.

John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre:

Basic English Basic French

Distance Education for All Learners - DEAL

Distance Education for All Learners - DEAL

Study at home at your own pace!

Distance Education for All Learners is an at home learning program recognized by the MEES - Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

DEAL offers courses to obtain a Secondary School Diploma or prerequisites without attending classes.


General Development Test - GDT

General Development Test - GDT

When an adult student reaches 18 years of age (on June 30th), and does not meet the requirements for admission to a vocational program, passing the GDT is one of the functional pre-requisites that is required to be eligible to certain vocational education programs.


Secondary School Equivalency Test​ - SSET (TENS)

Secondary School Equivalency Test - SSET (TENS)

This test offers you the opportunity to achieve a Secondary School Equivalency Certificate. This will allow you to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, competencies and abilities you have acquired.


General Education Development - GED

General Education Development - GED

Another way to get your high school equivalency is by registering to take General Educational Development (GED) tests. GED tests cover five different subject areas. A person must pass all five tests to get their GED certification (certified Canadian high school equivalency).


Reception, Referral, Counselling & Support Services - SARCA​

Reception, Referral, Counselling & Support Services – SARCA​

SARCA services are designed for adult learners, who can use them before they enrol in adult education or during their general education or vocational training. They are designed to assist adult learners in choosing and implementing a learning plan in line with their personal and career goals and to provide the assistance they need throughout the entire process.