College-level program structure

A program is a set of courses designed to develop all the competencies required for university studies (pre-university programs) or for a job (technical programs). At the present time, Cégep à distance only offers programs leading to a DCS/DEC or ACS/AEC in French.

DCS/DEC – Diploma of Collegial Studies/Diplôme d’études collégiales

Pre-University Programs

Pre-university programs prepare students for university and lead to a DCS/DEC with mention of the concentration.

Technical Programs

Technical programs prepare students for the job market and lead to a DCS/DEC with mention of the specialization.

Structure of a DSC/DEC program

All programs that lead to a diploma of collegial studies (DCS/DEC) have the same structure:

General education common to all programs

The following twelve courses must be taken.

English
603-101-MQ
603-102-MQ
603-103-MQ
603-___-MQ*
Humanities
345-101-MQ
345-102-MQ
345-___-__*
Physical education
109-101-MQ
109-102-MQ***
109-103-MQ
French
602-___-MQ**
602-___-MQ**

* The course number depends on your program.

** The course number depends on your level.

*** This course is not offered at Cégep à distance.

General education complementary courses

You must take two courses in fields not specifically related to your field of study:

  • Social Sciences
  • Science and Technology
  • Modern Languages
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Arts and Aesthetics

Courses specific to the program of study

Varied number of courses and credits, depending on the pre-university or technical study program.

ACS/AEC – Attestation of Collegial Studies/Attestation d’études collégiales

Technical programs

College-specific professional development programs correspond to specific training needs, prepare students for the job market, and lead to an ACS/AEC.

Structure of ACS/AEC programs

Courses specific to the program of study

Varied number of courses and credits, depending on the attestation program.