Program Objectives

The Starting a Business program aims to train entrepreneurs so that they may thrive in various industries such as: professional and technical services, personal care and health care, retailing and food services, cultural sector, arts and entertainment sector, processing sector and information industry.

During every step of their business plan, entrepreneurs must complete multiple tasks such as the conceptualization and validation of their initial business project, carrying out market studies and planning human, material and financial resources in the pre-startup stage. Furthermore, during the pre-startup stage, students must promote their products or services, manage operations, ensure communication and customer service, perform administrative follow-ups and financial monitoring, develop a network of contacts as well as their entrepreneurial skills.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
946-501 Determine their suitability for entrepreneurship 15 1
946-512 Draft a business plan 30 2
946-523 Use technological tools 45 3
946-534 Conduct a market study 60 4
946-544 Market their products or services 60 4
946-555 Plan the necessary resources 75 5
946-563 Determine their ability to start and manage a business 45 3
330 22

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

No admission conditions required for this program of study.

Functional Prerequisites

Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty programs (AVS).

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
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Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Capitale-Nationale

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Course full
CS Central Québec
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F. Eastern Québec STATB21-22 E Feb. 7th, 2022

Estrie

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Course full
CSS du Val-des-Cerfs
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Campus de Brome-Missisquoi (Cowansville) 22LE-10A D/E Oct. 12th, 2022
22LE-11A D/E Nov. 10th, 2022
22LE-12A D/E Dec. 7th, 2022
23LE-01A D/E Jan. 17th, 2023
23LE-02A D/E Feb. 13th, 2023
23LE-03A D/E Mar. 16th, 2023
23LE-04A D/E Apr. 11th, 2023
23LE-05A D/E May 10th, 2023
23LE-06A D/E June 13th, 2023
Eastern Townships SB (Estrie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Lennoxville SAB22-23 D/E Sept. 26th, 2022
SABhe22-23 D/E Jan. 16th, 2023

Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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Course full
Eastern Shores SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Listuguj STBUS21 D To be determined

Laval

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Course full
CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laval)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.D.C. Laurier Pont-Viau SB6 E Oct. 19th, 2022

Montérégie

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Eastern Townships SB (Montérégie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Cowansville Vocational Education Training Centre 22LE-06A D/E June 16th, 2022
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Nova Career Centre 5861W23E E Jan. 23rd, 2023
5861F22E E Sept. 8th, 2022
Riverside SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
ACCESS Career Centre SAB220830 E Aug. 30th, 2022
SAB220927 E Sept. 27th, 2022
SAB221008 D Oct. 8th, 2022
SAB221108 E Nov. 8th, 2022
SAB221116 D/E Nov. 16th, 2022
SAB221213 D Dec. 13th, 2022
SAB230116 E Jan. 16th, 2023
SAB230131 D Jan. 31st, 2023
SAB230207 E Feb. 7th, 2023
SAB230221 E Feb. 21st, 2023
SAB230404 E Apr. 4th, 2023
SAB230411 D Apr. 11th, 2023
SAB230424 E Apr. 24th, 2023
SAB230513 D May 13th, 2023
SAB230524 E May 24th, 2023
SAB220423 D Apr. 23rd, 2022
SAB220906 D Sept. 6th, 2022

Montréal

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English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Shadd Health and Business Centre/Centre d'études commerciales Shadd I4122E E Sept. 26th, 2022
St. Pius X Career Centre/Institut culinaire Saint-Pius X J4122E E Oct. 4th, 2022
B4123E E Feb. 20th, 2023
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Pearson Adult and Career Centre
Verdun Adult and Career Centre B230204 D/E Feb. 4th, 2023
West Island Career Centre

Outaouais

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Western Québec SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Western Québec Career Centre Fall 2022 D Continuous entry

Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs develop business and marketing plans, product or service launch strategies and secure financing. They negotiate, promote and sell. As business owners, they manage employees, projects and budgets. It’s an exciting job, but one that requires investing a lot of time. It is a job for creative people with good leadership skills who can work under pressure. An entrepreneur must enjoy communicating and working in a team.

Job Titles

Innkeeper
Horticultural contractor
Hotel operator
Dealer – retail
Restaurateur – food services