This French-language community college is established in Nova Scotia under provincial legislation in 1988 and opens its doors to students in 1992.
The Collège de l’Acadie is known as a “college without walls” because it offers distance learning through video conferencing. The Collège uses this approach, which was very innovative in 1988, to provide a high-quality education to Acadians. For many, the Collège is only way to get technical and vocational training.
In the 1990s, the Société éducative de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard entered into a partnership with Collège de l’Acadie to offer the Collège’s programs on Prince Edward Island.
In 2002, the Collège merged with the Université Sainte-Anne, where students can enrol in college-level programs.
The partnership with the Société éducative de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard ended in 2006.