Computer Graphics






Communications et documentation

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1800 Hours


Program approved in 2013.

Computer graphics designers work for companies specializing in the graphic communications, multimedia and corporate sectors, which include magazines, newspapers, packaging companies, manufacturers of other print products, Web site producers and electronic product manufacturers. Computer graphics designers can also be self-employed.

They produce page layout templates and create page layouts. Their work involves processing images and text, incorporating them into page layouts and preparing the layouts for printing and multimedia distribution while ensuring that they meet technical distribution standards.

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Eastern Townships SB (Montérégie)
Vocational training centre

Cowansville Vocational Education Training Centre

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DAug 26, 2019
WAug 26, 2019
DAug 28, 2019
DAug 28, 2019
WAug 28, 2019
WAug 28, 2019
Collège LaSalle
Vocational training centre

Collège LaSalle

GroupStatusD/WStart date
D/WJul 01, 2019
English-Montréal SB
Vocational training centre

EMSB-AEVS Vocational Training Centre

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DJul 01, 2019
Vocational training centre

Rosemount Technology Centre/Centre de technologie Rosemont

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DSep 19, 2019
Vocational training centre

Shadd Health and Business Centre/Centre d'études commerciales Shadd

GroupStatusD/WStart date
WAug 28, 2019
DAug 28, 2019
Vocational training centre

St. Pius X Career Centre/Institut culinaire Saint-Pius X

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DAug 28, 2019
DJan 28, 2020
DMay 11, 2020

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

desktop compositor
graphic designer
computer graphics design technician
prepress technician

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
965011Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process15
965024Manage a computer environment60
965037Create vector images105
965046Create raster images90
965056Determine their suitability to work in graphic communications production90
965066Acquire images90
965074Manage colour profiles60
965086Produce composite images for standard printing90
965096Produce composite images for visual interfaces90
965104Use tools to proofread texts written in English60
965116Manipulate typographic elements90
965127Create simple page layouts for print documents105
965137Create simple page layouts for visual interfaces105
965146Create simple page layout templates for visual interfaces90
965156Create page layout templates for print documents90
965164Prepare imposition proofs with finishing for standard formats60
965177Create complex page layouts for print documents105
965184Prepare rasterized documents60
965194Prepare documents for digital printing60
965205Prepare documents for standard offset printing75
965216Manage a graphic communications microbusiness90
965228Integrate into the workplace120