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In Canada, the term "college" usually refers to a trades school, applied arts/science/technology/business/health school or community college . These are post-secondary institutions granting certificates , diplomas, associate's degree , and in some cases bachelor's degrees . In Quebec , the term is seldom used; the French acronym for public colleges, CEGEP ( Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel , "college of general and professional education"), is colloquially all collegiate level institutions specific to the Quebec education system , a step that is required to continue onto university (unless one applies as a "mature" student, meaning 21 years of age or over, and out of the educational system for at least 2 years), or to learn a trade. In Ontario and Alberta , there are also institutions which are designated university colleges , as they only grant undergraduate degrees. This is to differentiate between universities, which have both undergraduate and graduate programs and those that do not. In contrast to usage in the United States, there is a strong distinction between "college" and "university" in Canada. In conversation, one specifically would say either "They are going to university" (., studying for a three- or four-year degree at a university) or "They are going to college" (suggesting technical/career training or university transfer courses).