Canadian Military Colleges - Universities with a difference - RMC Saint-Jean

 

“At RMC Saint-Jean one learns to surpass their limits and build resilience.  The College provides all the necessary tools to ensure our success.”

Officer Cadet Tousignant

Social Science programme

“In the beginning I was not sure that I would like RMC Saint-Jean.  Today I can say out loud that being at RMC Saint-Jean compiles very many happy moments for me.  RMC Saint-Jean helps me be a better person.”

Officer Cadet Labrecque

Social Science programme

“I am Sub-Lieutenant Amaya Zapata from the Colombian Armed Forces. The officer cadets, teachers and staff at RMC Saint-Jean have provided me with outstanding support, kindness and hospitality which have allowed me to successfully complete my four-year Junior Officer Training program in Canada.  A very enriching experience!”

2Lt Amaya Zapata from the Colombian Armed Forces
Baccalauréat ès arts et sciences militaires

“At RMC Saint-Jean, I have discovered a second family  and have the opportunity to discover the French Canadian culture.”

Officer Cadet Sekhon 

International Studies Programme

 

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Universities with a difference

Both Canadian Military Colleges (CMCs); Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, are both Canadian military universities — they truly are Universities with a difference.

The CMCs offer, amongst other programmes, the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP) — a fully subsidized education plan leading to an undergraduate degree and a commission as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

As an officer cadet or naval cadet at RMC Saint-Jean, you will embark on an invigorating journey to become a part of a proud heritage. Officer cadets and naval cadets are enabled to excel in a demanding environment that values excellence in academics, physical fitness, second language ability and leadership. The CMC environment cultivates self-discipline, self-motivation and mutual respect, and the College Motto — Truth, Duty, Valour guides staff and students in everything they do.

The education and military experience will provide you with the professional and intellectual skills necessary to assume the responsibilities and meet the demands of leadership in today’s rapidly changing world. A career as an officer of the CAF will offer you experiences and challenges, serving Canada across the country and around the globe.

The Four Pillars Of Achievement

  • The Military Pillar
  • The Physical Fitness Pillar
  • The Bilingualism Pillar
  • The Academics Pillar
 

The military pillar

The Military pillar develops personal skills needed by officers to succeed in today’s complex and rapidly changing world. The Basic Military Officer Qualification will provide the fundamental skills of an effective leader and resource manager. This leadership training will be expanded upon during your studies. Along with other experiences, it prepares the individual for making difficult decisions under stress through a deeper understanding of the factors affecting the role of a leader. The nature of military leadership and military operations requires an in-depth understanding of human behaviour; therefore, studies in military psychology and leadership are part of the academic curriculum. Particular emphasis is placed on personal integrity, ethical behaviour and professional responsibility.

Since the CMCs’ goal is to prepare students for their roles as officers of the CAF, it is important for officer cadets and naval cadets to be exposed to and develop leadership traits during their time at the CMC.

Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ)

Students accepted to a CMC begin their first year with BMOQ at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. This introductory programme tackles military subjects such as general military knowledge, the principles of leadership, military regulations and customs, basic weapons handling, and first aid. Opportunities will also be provided to apply such newly acquired military skills in training exercises involving force protection, field training, navigation and leadership.

Orientation Programme (OP)

After attending BMOQ, students will begin full-time studies at a CMC and continue learning the elements of military training during the OP. This ends with the running of the Obstacle Course followed by their induction into first year.

 

The Physical Fitness Pillar

The CMCs teach the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Striving to achieve a higher level of physical fitness improves the quality of life, enables more effective learning, and inspires others. Officer cadets and naval cadets are required to participate in the Physical Education programme designed to achieve and maintain a high level of fitness, and to learn the basics of a wide variety of team and individual sports.

The Physical Education and Athletics programme helps each officer cadet and naval cadet attain a high level of physical fitness and a level of skill in a wide variety of sports. This programme is an integral part of the curriculum.

Physical Education

Officer cadets and naval cadets are expected to meet the CMC fitness standards in terms of stamina, agility and strength, and they are tested periodically. To help them meet these standards, a team of professional kinesiologists and trainers offer interactive educational programmes as well as stimulating sports with the goal of developing the potential of each officer cadet and naval cadet. Theoretical and practical courses, intramural and representative sports, as well as assessment, remedial physical training and personalized training are all integral parts of the Physical Education and Athletics programme.

The programme is designed to achieve increasing levels of athletic fitness. During their studies at the CMCs, the officer cadets and naval cadets must attend a two hour physical education period each week during the academic year. The curriculum includes four physical education courses. Two of these courses are focused on the integration of physical training techniques. The first one puts emphasis on the basics of cardio-vascular and muscle training as well as on preventive warm-up techniques. A second course focuses on notions such as flexibility, agility and plyometrics.

The Bilingualism Pillar

Bilingualism reflects Canada’s cultural heritage. As representatives of this heritage, officers are expected to be fluent in both of Canada’s official languages. Responsibilities as an officer of the CAF require to lead Canadian men and women who speak both official languages. RMC Saint-Jean trains officer cadets and naval cadets to communicate effectively in both English and French through in-class education and integration into daily life. Located in a Francophone environment, RMC Saint-Jean is a great place for Anglophones wanting to perfect their linguistic proficiency in French and to rapidly meet CAF bilingualism requirements.

Language Classes

Before arriving at the College, officer cadets and naval cadets complete an online placement test that measures their second official language proficiency. Students must take a minimum of two second language courses in order to prepare themselves to meet CAF and Quebec Department of Education requirements. Officer cadets and naval cadets are grouped according to proficiency level, and courses focus on reading comprehension, writing skills, and oral proficiencies (comprehension and expression). In order to foster learning, CMCs offer small classrooms and individualized mentoring with facilities integrating learning technologies.

Summer Training

Officer cadets and naval cadets who still have not reached the bilingualism level required after the second year will complete an intensive five or ten-week immersion course. Students are in small group classrooms for five to six hours a day, either at RMC Saint-Jean or at CFLS.

Testing

In order to graduate, officer cadets and naval cadets are required to achieve a BBB level recognized by the Canada School of Public Service.

Daily Life

All academic courses are offered in both English and French. The officer cadets and naval cadets who passed the exams of the Canada School of Public Service may be able to enroll in classes instructed in either official language, course schedule allowing, and write all assignments in their first official language.

The Academics Pillar

Studies are at the heart of officer training. They are, of course, aimed at the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills in a specific discipline, but in a deeper way, common to all officer cadets and naval cadets who pass through RMC Saint-Jean. They aim to develop critical thinking rooted in a vast general culture at the service of the profession of arms. The first milestone in postsecondary education for future officers, RMC Saint-Jean offers two college programmes that are closely integrated with the undergraduate university programmes offered by RMC in Kingston, Ontario, and the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies offered at RMC Saint-Jean. The curriculum supports the acquisition of the intellectual skills needed to understand the complex issues of the 21st century and integrate theoretical knowledge acquired in classrooms into everyday activities and the military environment.

The CMCs are entirely devoted to their mission based on an educational vision that aims to develop officer cadets and naval cadets with critical thinking skills rooted in a vast general culture serving the profession of arms.

Preparatory Year

Preparatory Year is equivalent to grade 12 (Canada outside of Quebec) and to the first year of college-level studies (CEGEP) in Quebec. For Quebec high-school graduates, it is the normal entry point into the CMCs. This academic year is also designed for students from across Canada who demonstrate strong academic ability but are missing mandatory prerequisites for direct admission to First Year.

First Year

This year is equivalent to the second year of CEGEP in Quebec (or the first year of university in the rest of Canada). Students who meet the prerequisites are admitted in First Year at RMC in Kingston or at RMC Saint-Jean without the need to attend Preparatory Year.

Second, Third and Fourth Years

The students that have succesfully completed First Year then pursue their university studies at one or the other CMC (over three years normally) leading to obtaining their bachelor degree.

Student life as an Officer cadet or Naval cadet

  • Our Campus and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • Dorms and Residence
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Student Services

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Our Campus & Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

RMC Campus Map

Larger map with graphic legend

Building Listings

  • 3 - Fort Saint Jean Museum
    Pavillon La Forge
  • 4 - Montcalm Pavilion
  • 5 - Vieux Mess
  • 6 - Bausonnière Pavilion
  • 13 - Maisonneuve Pavilion
  • C16 - Pavillon Adjudant-chef Couture
  • C20 - Warehouse, Supply, Tailor
  • 24 - Massey Pavilion
  • 26 - Guard House
  • 50 - Housing 4, 5, 6, 7
  • 51 - Housing 8, 9, 10, 11
  • 52 - Housing 12, 13, 14, 15
  • 102 - Heating Plant
  • 103 - Gate
  • 104 - Mess St-Maurice
  • 107 - Champlain Pavilion
  • 108 - Carter Pavilion
  • 109 - De Lery Pavilion
  • 111 - Sanitary Pumping Station
  • 115 - Commandant's House
  • 116 - Vanier Pavilion (Sports Complex)
  • 119 - Residence 3
  • 123 - Fluoration Station South
  • 124 - Marina
  • 125 - Lahaie Pavilion (Library)
  • 127 - Boat Storage
  • 120 - Dextraze Pavilion
  • 131 - Trailer
  • 132 - Trailer
  • 133 - Sports Shed
  • 136 - Garage Service
  • 137 - Garage PSP
  • 138 - Garage

Idéalement situé

RMC Saint-Jean’s campus is located at Fort Saint-Jean, a historical site in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, some 40 km southeast of Montreal and only three hours from Ottawa.

This scenic location on the west bank of the Richelieu River is of great historic importance. An active military site since 1666, it has been declared a national historic site because of the three forts that were built there and its strategic importance during the 1775 American invasion, where the Fort resisted a 45-day siege led by General Montgomery. Since the end of the British Regime, the site has hosted Regiments such as the Royal Canadian Dragoons, the Royal 22e Regiment — that was founded on this site in 1914 — and, since 1952, RMC Saint-Jean.

Visiting RMC Saint-Jean

RMC Saint-Jean holds two open house activities per year. It is also possible to visit the campus during the school year by contacting the liaison cell by email at Requete-Request@forces.gc.ca or at 1-844-842-2008.

Dorms / Residences

All ROTP students are required to live on campus. All residences are co-ed, and equipped with common gender washrooms.  Also, all officer cadets and naval cadets have access to laundry rooms in each of the residences.

For the first couple of years, same gender officer cadets and naval cadets will share a room.  Single rooms are normally provided for senior students on a space available basis.

The officer cadets and naval cadets have access to recreational facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, an arena and training plateaus.  All are located on site a few steps from the residences.  Finally, all meals will be taken at the officer cadets and naval cadets’ dining hall.

Residence for officer cadets and naval cadets is guaranteed and mandatory. There is no deposit or need to apply.

 

Sports & Recreation

Intramural Sports

The officer cadets and naval cadets who are not on a competitive team are required to participate in the intramural programme twice per week, and may be involved in the organization and conduct of various sports activities. The intramural sports currently offered at RMC Saint-Jean include: ball hockey, basketball, broomball, flag football, soccer, ultimate disc, and waterpolo.

Competitive Teams

The competitive teams provide members an enhanced opportunity for training and competition. RMC Saint-Jean’s competitive teams include:

Broomball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Military Skills, Running, Soccer, Taekwondo

RMC Saint-Jean officer cadets and naval cadets have free access to any of the athletic facilities, equipment or classes.

Athletic Facilities

RMC Saint-Jean’s modern athletic facilities offer officer cadets and naval cadets the opportunity to participate in many different sports and activities. The Sports Complex serving the military community includes a 25-yard pool, a 400-metre track, a spin room, cardio room, squash courts, a weight room and hardwood courts. On campus, there are also tennis courts, soccer fields, an ice rink, water sports equipment, and bicycles. 

Student Services

To support students along their studies and to ensure their success in each of the four pillars of the curriculum, RMC Saint-Jean offers a variety of services designed to help them cope with the many challenges they face at the academic, moral, as well as physical and mental health levels.

Upon arrival at RMC Saint-Jean, all officer cadets and naval cadets will be mentored by an experienced military team.  This team will allow the officer cadets and naval cadets to learn the ways of the military environment with respect.

Outside the classroom, Personnel Support Programs staff work with the military community and several partners to promote the moral and physical well-being of military personnel in their communities to support the development of the knowledge, skills and tools delivered under these programmes. This includes healthy eating and physical fitness  programmes provided by the kinesiology team at RMC Saint-Jean.

The officer cadets and naval cadets also have access to the Peer Support Group, composed of a volunteer officer from the CMCs’ staff, and officer cadets and naval cadets who provide support through confidential and non-judgemental listening.  Members of this group focus on active listening to direct their peers to resources and support services as needed.

Chaplains of the CAF are there to support officer cadets and naval cadets throughout their journey at CMCs, but especially when they are dealing with issues related to age, military experience, their religion or when they face a difficult situation.  A key goal for chaplains is to meet students where they are so they may provide advice and, when appropriate, refer them to other resources such as physical and mental health professional, or a community leader of a particular faith group (if they are not represented on the CMC chaplaincy team).

To foster the students’ academic success and assist them with their learning, RMC Saint-Jean provides various resources. As part of their training, officer cadets and naval cadets have access to the following services:

  • Academic Advisor
  • College Programme Director
  • Professors
  • Documentary Research Support and Training
  • Pedagogical Support Coordinator
  • Peer Tutoring Services
  • Squadron Liaison Professor

Academic Programmes

RMC Saint-Jean ensures officer cadets and naval cadets a seamless transition from high school to university by providing two college-level programmes in Social Science and Science which are closely integrated with the undergraduate university programmes offered by the CMCs. Each programme is offered in both official languages of Canada. These two-year collegial-level programmes at RMC Saint-Jean extend on four semesters and are composed of the Preparatory Year (CEGEP 1) and First Year (CEGEP 2). The academic programmes offered at RMC Saint-Jean are recognized by the Department of Education of the Province of Quebec and lead to a diploma of college studies if they do not fail courses during those four sessions. These programmes are intended for high school graduates and prepare them for continued studies at RMC in Kingston, Ontario or RMC Saint-Jean should they choose the International Studies programme.

Students who have successfully completed a first year of college studies in Quebec (CEGEP 1) and those from outside Quebec who hold a high school diploma (Grade 12 with superior results) are usually admitted in First Year in one or the other CMC for a one-year programme in Science or Social Science before they move to university level. This year of study is equivalent to the first year university programmes offered by RMC.

Science

RMC Saint-Jean’s Science programme aims at developing the student’s knowledge and basic abilities in the programme’s disciplines: mathematics, physics, chemistry and biologyFootnote *, and fosters the acquisition of a rigorous and balanced curriculum through the integration of learning; disciplinary, interdisciplinary and general scientific methodology; as well as the development of problem-solving and communication skills.

With the study of history, political science, psychology, economy, sociology, RMC Saint-Jean’s Social Science programme aims at developing the students towards an approach to and analysis of the human phenomenon through various disciplinary perspectives, all of which centered on knowledge acquisition and the integration and development of communication skills.

Social Science

With the study of history, political science, psychology, economy, sociology, RMC Saint-Jean’s Social Science programme aims at developing the students towards an approach to and analysis of the human phenomenon through various disciplinary perspectives, all of which centered on knowledge acquisition and the integration and development of communication skills.

Undergraduate Programme

International Studies

RMC Saint-Jean offers a university programme in International Studies. This multidisciplinary programme aims at preparing officer cadets and naval cadets of some occupations for the responsibilities awaiting them in their career in the CAF, where they will have the opportunity to serve at the international level and work in a variety of culturally diverse environments.

Second Year

Fall

  • ISE 202 Introduction to International Studies
  • GO 201 World Geography
  • HI 203 Introduction to Canadian Military History (Core curriculum)
  • POE 205 Canadian Politics and Society (Core curriculum)
  • ENE 210 Reading the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present – I (Core curriculum)

Winter

  • ISE 203 Research Methods in International Studies
  • HIE 250 History of Ideas
  • HIE 271 Introduction to Military History and Thought (Core curriculum)
  • ENE 210 Reading the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present – II (Core curriculum)
  • Elective Course I

Third Year

Fall

  • POE 325 International Organizations and Institutions
  • COE 320 Communication: Theories, Media, and Technology
  • POE 416 Canadian Foreign and Defense Policy
  • POE 304 International Relations
  • Elective course II

Winter

  • PSE 301 Organizational Behaviour and Leadership (Core curriculum; Distance learning)
  • PHE 103 Physics for Liberal Arts (Core curriculum)
  • HIE 315 Diplomacy from the XXth Century to the Present
  • Geopolitical Block I
  • Elective Course III

Fourth Year

Fall

  • POE 439 Public International Law (Distance learning)
  • ECE 417 International Economy (Distance learning)
  • PSE 401 Military Professionalism and Ethics (Core curriculum; Distance learning)
  • Geopolitical Block II
  • Geopolitical Block III

Winter

  • COE 420 Rhetoric and Great Speeches
  • Geopolitical Block IV
  • Elective Course IV
  • Elective Course V
  • ISE 480 Integrative Seminar (research paper or simulation)
 

Elective courses

Elective Geopolitical Blocks List
  • ISE 310 Geopolitical Block: Americas
  • ISE 320 Geopolitical Block: Europe
  • ISE 330 Geopolitical Block: Africa
  • ISE 340 Geopolitical Block: Middle East
  • ISE 350 Geopolitical Block: Asia
Elective Courses
  • ISE 280 Thematic course
  • HIE 472 Unconventional conflicts (Distance learning)
  • ENE 290 Representation of War in Arts
  • POE 487 International Humanitarian Law
  • ENE 302 Great Classics
  • ANE 202 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ISE 400 International Internship

Foreign Language

  • ESP 101 Spanish (level 1)
  • ESP 102 Spanish (level 2)
  • ESP 103 Spanish (level 3)
  • ESP 104 Spanish (level 4)
  • ESP 105 Spanish (level 5)
 

Application Procedures and Admission Requirements

  •  Admissions
  •  How to Apply
  •  A Student’s Typical Path at one of two Canadian Military Colleges
  •  Academic Prerequisites by Province
  •  Academic Programmes and Military Occupations 

Admissions

By submitting their application, students are applying for full-time employment with the CAF. RMC Saint-Jean provides the basis for professional development as future Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army or Royal Canadian Air Force officers. An application to RMC Saint-Jean is an application to serve Canada as a future officer and to receive an exceptional education that provides the leadership skills, academic, linguistic and fitness requirements to lead.

Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)

Under the ROTP, the Department of National Defence pays for all costs of tuition, uniforms, books, instruments, and other essential fees. Officer cadets and naval cadets are also paid a monthly salary (from which mandatory room, board and mess dues are deducted), undergo military occupation training and, if required, second language training during the summer months. They will also receive full medical and dental care at no cost. Annual vacation with full pay is granted according to CAF regulations.

Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic, military, fitness and linguistic progression throughout the programme. Those who do not maintain a suitable level of academic performance may be permitted to repeat one year at their own expense and, if successful, be reinstated to full pay and allowances.

Upon successful completion of the ROTP, officer cadets and naval cadets receive an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science or Arts and become fit, bilingual officers in the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army or Royal Canadian Air Force. ROTP students are required to serve a minimum of four to five years (seven for pilots) after graduation. These students may apply to be released from the CAF prior to the commencement of the second academic year without incurring any obligatory service or financial penalties.

How to Apply

All students interested in pursuing their studies at a CMC must apply through Canadian Armed Forces - Apply Now and are strongly encouraged to start their application in September of their last year of high school. Those applying before January 31 of the year of enrollment increase their chances of being selected for their chosen trade and programme of study.

Information concerning the application process can be obtained from any Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre (CFRC) at 1-800-856-8488 or at the Canadian Armed Forces

Selection Process

Since an application to the CMC is also an application to the CAF, all ROTP applicants are required to complete the following:

  • An aptitude test
  • A medical examination
  • An interview 
 
 
 
  1. Online Application | 31 January
  2. > Aptitude Test
  3. > Interview
  4. > Medical Evaluation
  5. > Selection Committee
  6. Month of May | Offer

The process can take over 6 to 8 weeks so applicants are encouraged to apply in September or October.  While January 31 is the deadline to be guaranteed to be considered for admission, those looking for an Air Crew or Military Police Officer occupation should apply as soon as possible as these occupations require additional testing that must be scheduled by the CFRC.

Applicants are evaluated on two fundamental criteria:
Military Potential.
The score is based on the assessment of an applicant’s aptitude, personality traits and suitability for the chosen occupation specialty.
Academic Performance.
The Admissions Office assesses academic performance by verifying the top six most recent marks which must include the required prerequisite courses for the applicable degree. Transcripts must include the prerequisites for the academic programme of choice.

Applicants from Quebec who successfully completed one year of college studies and high school graduates from elsewhere in Canada may receive an offer to study at either RMC or RMC Saint-Jean. Students may not choose the college they will attend: the decision is based on the applicant’s best interest and the capacity of the colleges.

The majority of applicants who receive an offer to attend RMC Saint-Jean greatly enjoy their stay, namely because of the individualized education and the opportunity to improve their proficiency level in French, and their leadership abilities in a Francophone environment.

General Qualifications

To be eligible for studies at RMC Saint-Jean, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Meet the established minimum medical standard for enrollment in the CAF
  • Have passed the pre-enrollment test
  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of nomination with parental consent
  • Have obtained the required education certificates
  • Have a mark of 70% in academic requirement courses.
General Academic Qualifications

To qualify for admission to the CMCs, a student must be in the process of completing or have completed secondary school at a university preparatory level (Grade 12 or the provincial equivalent). Appllicants are required to have the necessary credits for admission to a university in the province in which they are completing secondary education as well as meet the RMC admission requirements for the programme they want to pursue. Quebec students enrolled in CEGEP must be completing or have completed the first year of a two-year pre-university programme, and will normally be expected to have completed fourteen credit courses.

Where to Start

First, find an occupation that interests you.

The CMC officer cadets and naval cadets have 20 unique and exciting occupations. Explore your options by visiting the Canadian Armed Forces or see the Academic programmes and military occupations chart.

Then find a degree programme that interests you.

RMC Saint-Jean offers two college-level programmes that open the way to 20 undergraduate degree programmes, some of which are required for specific occupations.

Admissions - Preparatory Year

Quebec Students

To be admitted, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Possess a high school diploma, or have completed or be in the process of obtaining a high school diploma (or the equivalent)
  • Pass the Secondary 4 History course
  • Pass courses given in the primary language of instruction as well as a Secondary 5 Second Language course
  • Meet entrance requirements of the chosen programme of collegial studies
  • Have a mark of 70% in academic requirement courses

Applicants from other Provinces

To be admitted, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Pass courses given in the primary language of instruction in Grade 12
  • Meet the entrance requirements of the chosen college programme
  • Have a mark of 70% or more in academic requirement courses

Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements for First Year — the second year of collegial studies offered at RMC Saint-Jean — and the first year of undergraduate studies at RMC in Kingston are the same, as they are considered to be equivalent.

Science Programme

To be admitted to the Science programme, applicants must have the following academic prerequisites:

  • Secondary 5 Chemistry or equivalency
  • Secondary 5 Physics or equivalency
  • Secondary 5 Science Mathematics Option (SN) or Technical and Scientific Mathematics Option (TS)
Social Science Programme

To be admitted to the Social Science programme, applicants must have the following academic prerequisite:

  • Secondary 5 TS or SN Mathematics
  • Or a final mark of 80 % or better in secondary 5 Cultural, Social, and Technical Mathematics Option (CST)
  • Preparatory year
    • Core Curriculum
  • First Year
    • Social Science Programme (Undergraduate Programmes)
      • Bachelor of Arts (Major and Honours) (offered at RMC)
      • Bachelor of Arts (offered at RMC Saint-Jean)
    • Science Programme (Undergraduate Programmes)
      • Bachelor of Science (Major and Honours) (offered at RMC)
      • Bachelor of Engineering (offered at RMC)
 

ROTP Student's typical path at one of the two Canadian military colleges

 
 
  1. Application Submitted
  2. Offer Accepted
  3. BMOQ - part 1
  4. To RMC St-Jean
  5. Preparatory Year
  6. BMOQ - part 2
  7. 1st Year
  8. Military Training - Vacation, second language course, On the Job Employment (OJE), or military training.
  9. To RMC for 2nd Year (for all programmes less International Studies)
  10. 2nd Year
  11. Military Training - Vacation, second language course, On the Job Employment (OJE), or military training.
  12. 3rd Year
  13. Military Training
  14. 4th Year
  15. Convocation
  16. Commission
  17. Military Career
  1. Application Submitted
  2. Offer Accepted
  3. BMOQ - part 1
  4. To RMC St-Jean
  5. 1st Year
  6. BMOQ - part 2
  7. To RMC for 2nd Year (for all programmes less International Studies)
  8. 2nd Year
  9. Military Training - Vacation, second language course, On the Job Employment (OJE), or military training.
  10. 3rd Year
  11. Military Training - Vacation, second language course, On the Job Employment (OJE), or military training.
  12. 4th Year
  13. Convocation
  14. Commission
  15. Military Career
  1. Application Submitted
  2. Offer Accepted
  3. BMOQ - part 1
  4. To RMC
  5. 1st Year
  6. BMOQ - part 2
  7. 2nd Year
  8. Military Training - Vacation, second language course, On the Job Employment (OJE), or military training.
  9. 3rd Year
  10. Military Training - Vacation, second language course, On the Job Employment (OJE), or military training.
  11. 4th Year
  12. Convocation
  13. Commission
  14. Military Career
  1. Application Submitted
  2. Offer Accepted
  3. BMOQ - part 1
  4. To RMC
  5. 1st Year
  6. BMOQ - part 2
  7. To RMC Saint-Jean for 2nd Year (for the International Studies Programme only)
  8. 2nd Year
  9. Military Training - Vacation, second language course, On the Job Employment (OJE), or military training.
  10. 3rd Year
  11. Military Training - Vacation, second language course, On the Job Employment (OJE), or military training.
  12. 4th Year
  13. Convocation
  14. Commission
  15. Military Career
 

Academic prerequisites by province

  • All degree programmes are offered in English and n French. A student will normally register in academic courses given in the student’s first official language. Students who have reached the functional level in their second language may register in courses in their second language and in courses taught in a bilingual format.
  • Applicants who do not meet the prerequisite course requirements but have high academic standing may be considered for admission.
  • Elective courses taken to complete a secondary school programme should be chosen carefully to strengthen academic preparation.
  • Required course codes may vary in response to changes in provincial education course coding systems.
  • The CMC Admission Board reserves the right to reject applications on the basis of overall academic record, even where entrance requirements have been met. Normally, an applicant who has been required to withdraw from another university or college for academic reasons will not be considered for admission until a full academic year has elapsed.
 
Province or Territory Arts Engineering Science
Alberta
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-2
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 31; &
  • Chemistry 30; &
  • Physics 30
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-1; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Mathematics 31
    • Chemistry 30
    • Physics 30
    • Biology 30
British Columbia
  • English 12; &
  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • English 12; &
  • Calculus 12, or Pre-Calculus 12; &
  • Chemistry 12; &
  • Physics 12
  • English 12; &
  • Pre-Calculus 12; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Calculus 12
    • Chemistry 12
    • Physics 12
    • Biology 12.
Manitoba
  • English 40S; &
  • Pre-Calculus 30
  • English 40S; &
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S; &
  • Chemistry 40S; &
  • Physics 40S
  • English 40S; &
  • Pre-Calculus  Mathematics 40S; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Applied Mathematics 40S
    • Chemistry 40S
    • Physics 40S
    • Biology 40S
New Brunswick (English sector)
  • English 122; &
  • Pre-Calculus 110
  • English 122; &
  • Pre-Calculus A 120; &
  • Pre-Calculus B 120, or Calculus 120; &
  • Physics 121 or 122; &
  • Chemistry 121 or 122
  • English 122; & .
  • Pre-Calculus A 120; &
  • Pre-Calculus B 120; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Physics 121 or 122
    • Chemistry 121 or 122
    • Biology 121 or 122
    • Calculus 120
New Brunswick (French sector)
  • French 10411; &
  • Mathematics 30311B, or Mathematics 30331C
  • French 10411; &
  • Mathematics 30421C; &
  • Mathematics 30411B, or Mathematics 30411C; &
  • Physics 51411; &
  • Chemistry 52411
  • French 10411; &
  • Mathematics 30411B, or Mathematics 30411C; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Physics 51411
    • Chemistry 52411
    • Biology 53411
    • Math 30421C
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • English 3201 or 3202; &
  • Mathematics 2200
  • English 3201 or 3202; &
  • Mathematics 3200; &
  • Mathematics 3208; &
  • Chemistry 3202; &
  • Physics 3204
  • English 3201 or 3202; &
  • Mathematics 3200; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Mathematics 3208
    • Chemistry 3202
    • Physics 3204
    • Biology 3201
Northwest Territories
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-2
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 31; &
  • Chemistry 30; &
  • Physics 30
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-1; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Mathematics 31
    • Chemistry 30
    • Physics 30
    • Biology 30
Nova Scotia
  • English 12
  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • English 12,  &
  • Pre-Calculus 12, &
  • Calculus 12; &
  • Chemistry 12; &
  • Physics 12
  • English 12;  &
  • Pre-Calculus 12; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Calculus 12
    • Chemistry 12
    • Physics 12
    • Biology 12
Nunavut
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-2
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 31; &
  • Chemistry 30; &
  • Physics 30
  • English 30-1; &
  • Mathematics 30-1; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Mathematics 31
    • Chemistry 30
    • Physics 30
    • Biology 30
Ontario
  • English ENG4U; & 
  • Functions MCF3M; &
  • 4 more 4U or 4M courses
  • English ENG4U; &
  • Advanced Functions MHF4U; &
  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U; &
  • Chemistry SCH4U; &
  • Physics SPH4U; &
  • Plus 1 course at the 4& or 4M level
  • English ENG4U; &
  • Advanced Functions MHF4U; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
    • Chemistry SCH4U
    • Physics SPH4U
    • Biology SBI4U
  • And two courses at the 4U or 4M level
Prince Edward Island
  • English 621; &
  • Mathematics 521
  • English 621;  &
  • Mathematics 611B; &
  • Mathematics 621B; &
  • Chemistry 621A; &
  • Physics 621A
  • English 621; &
  • Mathematics 621B; &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Mathematics 611B
    • Chemistry 621A
    • Physics 621A
    • Biology 621A
Quebec
  • English (French)- 2 core courses; &
  • One of the following:
    • Sec V Math Technical and Scientific option (064506 or 564506)
    • (Prior to 2010) Sec V Mathematics 526
  • English (French) - 2 Core courses; &
  • Mathematics 201-NYA-05; &
  • Mathematics 201-NYC-05; &
  • Mathematics 201-NYB-05; &
  • Chemistry 202-NYA-05; &
  • Physics 203-NYA-05
  • English (French) - 2 Core courses; &
  • One of the following
    • Mathematics 201-NYA-05
    • Mathematics 201-NYC-05
    • Mathematics 201-NYB-05
  • And any two of the following:
    • An additional Math from above
    • Chemistry 202-NYA-05
    • Physics 203-NYA-05
    • Biology 101-NYA-05
Saskatchewan
  • English 30A; &
  • English 30B; &
  • One of the following:
    • Foundations of Mathematics 20
    • Foundations of Mathematics 30
    • Pre-Calculus 20
  • English 30A; &
  • English 30B; &
  • Pre-Calculus 30 &
  • Calculus 30; &
  • Chemistry 30, &
  • Physics 30
  • English 30A; &
  • English 30B; &
  • Pre-Calculus 30 &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Calculus 30
    • Chemistry 30
    • Physics 30
    • Biology 30
Yukon
  • English 12; &
  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • English 12; &
  • Calculus 12; &
  • Pre-Calculus 12; &
  • Chemistry 12; &
  • Physic 12
  • English 12; &
  • Pre-Calculus 12, &
  • Any two of the following:
    • Calculus 12
    • Chemistry 12
    • Physics 12
    • Biology 12
 

Academic programmes and military occupations

This table is intended as a guide and its content is subject to change consistently with CAF occupation development. Please speak to a recruiting advisor to confirm you have the most up to date information.

There is no course selection deadline. First Year university curriculum is provided to officer cadets and naval cadets upon arrival at RMC or at RMC Saint-Jean if the International Studies programme is selected.

Upon successful completion of First Year, officer cadets and naval cadets will select their degree specialisation; their military occupation and academic programme must be compatible.

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Occupation Business Administration Economics English, Culture, and Communication French, Literature, and Culture History International Studies Military and Strategic Studies Political Science Psychology Aeronautical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Chemistry Computer Science Mathematics Physics Space Science
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Artillery Officer Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army
Infantry Officer Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army
Engineer Officer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Army Army Army Army Army Army ? Army Army Army Army
Signals Officer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Army Army ? Army Army Army Army Army
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army
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Air Combat Systems Officer Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air ? Air Air Air Air
Aerospace Control Officer Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air ? Air Air Air Air
Aerospace Engineering Officer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Air Air ? Air Air Air ? Air ? Air Air
Construction Engineering Officer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Air Air ? Air Air ? ? ? ? ?
Communications and Electronics Engineering  Officer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Air ? ? Air Air Air ? Air Air Air Air
Naval Warfare Officer Navy ? ? ? ? Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy
Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy ? Navy Navy Navy ?
Marine Systems Engineering Officer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy ? Navy Navy Navy ?
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