AEC

Human Resources Support Specialist - RAC

RAC

Start date: November 5th, 2021

Duration: 6 to 9 months*

*Duration varies according to each candidate's experience and availability.

This schedule can also be customized to meet each candidate’s needs.

Schedule: Saturdays 9am to 4pm
  • Download info booklet

    Info Session: Wednesday, October 6th at 4pm via Zoom

    RAC for Human Resources Support Specialist (HRSS) is for people who have a significant amount of work or life experience in the human resources field, and wish to have their skills officially recognized by a Quebec college. 

    Champlain’s RAC services can help those individuals obtain an AEC (Attestation d’études collégiales) by assessing their current competencies, and providing them with training for the ones they are lacking.

  • Competencies

    The Human Resources Support Specialist AEC (LCA.DT) is made of 13 competencies. To receive your AEC, you will have to be evaluated for all competencies.

    BT01 To analyze the profession.
    BT02 To use common software applications for human resources.
    BT03 To communicate with diverse individuals in the workplace.
    BT04 To assist in applying laws and regulations for human resource management.
    BT05 To assist the manager in the staffing process.
    BT06 To apply the company’s remuneration policy.
    BT07 To perform payroll transactions.
    BS4Y To correct French business texts.
    BT08 To ensure support of employee training.
    BT09 To interact in a support role for human resources management.
    BT10 To assist in the management of labour relations.
    BT11 To assist in developing and applying health and safety policies.
    BT12 To integrate into the labour market.

     

  • RAC Process

    1. Attend the Info Session

    Graphic showing the steps in the RAC process

    If you believe that you have skills and knowledge that are comparable to those listed in the competencies of one of the programs for which RAC services are offered at Champlain, please sign-up for an info-session to find out if RAC is the right option for you.

    In our sign-up form, you may also choose to request a personalized assessment of your CV. One of our RAC advisors will then help you determine if the RAC process is right for you.

    2. Apply to be Admitted to the College

    After attending the info session, you will need to officially register as a candidate with the College and bring the necessary documents for your admission to the RAC process. A list of required documents is available on each service’s page, in the “Preparing your Application” section.

    3. Apply to be Admitted to the RAC Process

    Once admitted to the College, a RAC Advisor will review your file and analyze all your documents. If your experience is considered sufficient, your application for RAC will be accepted. Afterwards, you will be contacted by a RAC Advisor who will request that you complete the self-assessment forms.

    Important: To ensure the confidentiality of your documents, we strongly recommend that they are either sent to us by mail, uploaded via Omnivox, or dropped off in person. E-mail is an insecure medium that should NOT be used for sensitive documents. Should you use e-mail or another medium that hasn't been mentioned here, you are taking responsibility for the risks introduced.

    4. Attend a Validation Interview

    Once you have completed the self-assessment forms, a content specialist will review your forms. Afterwards, you will be asked to attend a validation interview during which the content specialist will review the self-assessment forms with you. During this interview, the specialist will make recommendations for each competency (ex: evaluation, partial training, attend a complete course).

    5. Evaluation and Training

    For your evaluations, you will be required to provide proof of your skills and knowledge (certificates, job description, employer letter, video, etc.) for each program competency. You will also need to complete evaluation activities or participate in an interview to earn recognition for the competencies.For the partial training, you will have the option to:

    • Attend one of our seminars on a specific topic;
    • Consult our free online resources;
    • Attend group activities;
    • Receive one-on-one training from one of our experts.

    You will also have access to the College’s RAC website and to availability time of a content specialist. Upon request, you may also receive small group or individual training.

    6. Graduation

    Once you have successfully completed all of the evaluations, you will receive your AEC or DEC.

  • How to Apply

    How to apply to OM RACIf you’ve decided that the RAC process is right for you, here are the steps you need to take to apply.

    1. Attend Information Session

    The first step is to attend an information session about the RAC service that interests you. This can help you learn more about the RAC process, which will help you decide if it is right for you.

    In our sign-up form, you may also choose to request a personalized assessment of your CV. One of our RAC advisors will then help you determine if the RAC process is right for you.

    2. Admission to RAC

    Meet with a RAC advisor to submit your application documents

    Once you have attended an information session and have decided to apply to the RAC service, you will need to meet with an advisor to discuss your candidacy and to submit your application documents. For a list of the required documents, please consult this checklist.

    Important: To ensure the confidentiality of your documents, we strongly recommend that they are either sent to us by mail, uploaded via Omnivox, or dropped off in person. E-mail is an insecure medium that should NOT be used for sensitive documents. Should you use e-mail or another medium that hasn't been mentioned here, you are taking responsibility for the risks introduced.

    Complete your Self-Description Form

    After you have submitted your application, finished your admission exams, and met with a RAC advisor, you will then be given a Self-Description Form to complete. The Self-Description form will help you to assess your skill level for the service. Once you have completed the form send it back to us at Champlain.

    3. Attend Validation Interview

    Once you have returned your Self-Description form, a Content Specialist will contact you to schedule a Validation Interview. During the Validation Interview the Content Specialist will ask you a number of questions about the same topics you saw in your Self-Description form. The Validation Interview will help the Content Specialist identify your strengths and weaknesses in the field. The Content Specialist will then decide if your background is strong enough to admit you to the RAC process.

  • Cost

    Maximum $575*

    *There are no additional fees to use online resources, receive support from content specialists, or to attend seminars and work sessions. Maximum cost is only applicable to Quebec residents.

    Further details

    To take advantage of the RAC process, candidates must pay certain fees. The fees are based on the number of evaluations that a candidate has to complete, and may vary from one person to another.

    • $30 admission fee (non-refundable)
    • $45 for a necessary file analysis (non-refundable)
    • $40 per competency (up to a maximum of $500)

    Maximum total: $575

    Please note that the fees above include all activities related to the RAC services. No additional fees have to be paid to:

    • Attend a seminar on a specific topic
    • Attend integration to the Quebec workforce seminars
    • Consult the online resources
    • Participate in job preparation activities
    • Participate in expert-led group activities
    • Book an appointment with an Advisor to prepare your Individual Evaluation Plan
    • Book an appointment with a content specialist to receive individual tutoring

    An additional $45 file analysis fee will apply if a candidate desires to change program.

  • FAQ

    How many years of work experience do I need to be admitted?

    There is no set number of years of experience required to be admitted to the RAC process. What counts is what you know, not how you’ve acquired it nor how long it took you to acquire it. When considering an application, we analyze your overall experience: we consider any significant experience you may have had in the field, your education and training, and your life experience.

    Does my volunteer work count as work experience?

    Yes. For the RAC process, it is not important where or how you’ve acquired your competencies: work experience, volunteer work, self-study, non-formal training, mentorship, volunteer activities and hobbies are all considered as long as you can prove that you have performed them.

    Do I need a high school degree to be admitted to the RAC process?

    No. Some people who have not completed high school may be admissible to the RAC process. If you have not completed high school, but have significant experience in a field of study linked to one of our AECs or DECs, contact one of our advisors to see if you could be eligible for the RAC process.

    Do I need to have an evaluation comparative from the MIDI (Ministre de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion) in order to be admissible to RAC?

    No. A RAC Advisor will analyze your file and let you know whether your evaluation comparative will be required or not.

    Can I change programs once I've started?

    Changing AEC or DEC programs in the middle of your studies is possible, but will require an application to the program of choice and the payment of a 45$ file analysis fee.