Cegep de Thetford
A perfect college experience
I saw the advertisement of this college on the internet, then after a bit of research and asking some of my relatives living in Canada about this college, I was quite impressed. To further ensure that I would make the right choice, I inquired about it through the college's admission representatives who guided me and helped in applying for scholarships to study in this college. The application was submitted online on the SRACQ website, the application fee cost me $85.
The course is tailor-made and well perfected by the instructors. We were taken to industrial visits which were really cool and education as we got the opportunity to closely observe the practicality of our subjects. This program is further divided into specialties like Geology, Exploitation, and Mineralogy. Since I was interested in Geology I had chosen it as my specialty. Other than that at the time of admission I had lots of options of courses like Business and accounting management, Mechanical engineering technology, and Medical Care.
There isn't any specific exam needed to be eligible for the program. The requirements generally consist of having Maths and English whichever language of instruction should be opted in secondary education. So basically I had both and was perfectly aligned to be eligible. And fortunately, I am really good at the league of legends which is one of the most competitive games promoted in e-sports by Cegep de Thetford so that made my way easier to get into this college and lastly my second language was French which basically is the most preferred language in this college.
My total fee including tuition, books, study materials was approximately $10,000 per year. Though I did not apply for any scholarships however there are various scholarships offered for the programs one of which is through the Labor Market Partnership Commission of around $1700. The program fee for Mineral Technology is around $1650.
I opted for the residence in the campus itself since the place was new to me, however, there are options which one can prefer if required for accommodations outside the campus. I had a studio apartment which roughly was priced around $380. The Campus has Soccer fields, swimming pools, Theaters, and many more facilities that can be used for recreational or co-curricular activities. Renting an apartment outside of campus is around $650 with 2 beds which according to me was more expensive so I was better off living inside the Campus.
Lots of internship opportunities are available during the program. Most of my seniors in college have got a job in leading industries. There are job fairs conducted annually so that students get equal opportunity and start their careers. Some big names which also offer direct employment with the course pursued are Machinex, Techno Pious, and DSD International.
Our college keeps conducting many events throughout the year. We have socio-culture events like Theater, Dance, Improvisation, Fashion shows, Photo club, and Musical comedy. Our college also conducts various sports events like Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Volleyball, Badminton, Cross country, swimming, and E-sports.
Monthly Expense : $500 - $1500