French language college to expand significantly into English by 2011

June 14, 2007

John Abbott College has joined the fray over CEGEP Edouard Montpetit’s proposed English-only aircraft diploma program.  JAC’s director supports the proposal, despite the controversy over it being offered in English.  The proposed program would replace a similar offering at JAC that will no longer be offered after this year.  Ecole nationale d’aerotechnique’s enrolment slipped from 1,600 to 600 in September 2001, and intends to offer additional English programs by 2011.  Employee unions and student associations have been joined by French-language advocates against the decision.  The Montreal Gazette