Program Objectives

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.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
965-011 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 15 1
965-024 Manage a computer environment 60 4
965-037 Create vector images 105 7
965-046 Create raster images 90 6
965-056 Determine their suitability to work in graphic communications production 90 6
965-066 Acquire images 90 6
965-074 Manage colour profiles 60 4
965-086 Produce composite images for standard printing 90 6
965-096 Produce composite images for visual interfaces 90 6
965-104 Use tools to proofread texts written in English 60 4
965-116 Manipulate typographic elements 90 6
965-127 Create simple page layouts for print documents 105 7
965-137 Create simple page layouts for visual interfaces 105 7
965-146 Create simple page layout templates for visual interfaces 90 6
965-156 Create page layout templates for print documents 90 6
965-164 Prepare imposition proofs with finishing for standard formats 60 4
965-177 Create complex page layouts for print documents 105 7
965-184 Prepare rasterized documents 60 4
965-194 Prepare documents for digital printing 60 4
965-205 Prepare documents for standard offset printing 75 5
965-216 Manage a graphic communications microbusiness 90 6
965-228 Integrate into the workplace 120 8
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

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
OR
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
OR
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
OR
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.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
ENG-3103-3 ou (ENG-3071-3)632-406 ou (630-416)--MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3016-2)563-306 ou (568-314)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Laval

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Collège LaSalle, Campus Laval
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège LaSalle, Campus Laval

Montérégie

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
CSS du Val-des-Cerfs
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Campus de Brome-Missisquoi (Cowansville) 22IN5-08 A D Aug. 29th, 2022
22IN3-08 A D Aug. 31st, 2022
22INC-08 A D Aug. 31st, 2022
Eastern Townships SB (Montérégie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Cowansville Vocational Education Training Centre 22IN5-08 A D Aug. 29th, 2022
22IN3-08 A D Aug. 31st, 2022
22INC-08 A D Aug. 31st, 2022

Montréal

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
Collège LaSalle
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège LaSalle CL D/E To be determined
English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
EMSB-AEVS Vocational Training Centre Graph_test D Continuous entry
Rosemount Technology Centre/Centre de technologie Rosemont CG6-JN22 D June 9th, 2022
CGN1-S22 E Sept. 23rd, 2022
Shadd Health and Business Centre/Centre d'études commerciales Shadd
St. Pius X Career Centre/Institut culinaire Saint-Pius X

Computer Graphics Design Technician

Computer graphics technicians digitize and edit images. They choose lettering and integrate images into web pages and printouts. They create templates for web page layouts and assemble documents for print or multimedia distribution. As part of their duties, they may also be called upon to take photos. This is a creative profession for people with drawing, communication and visual arts skills. This job requires curiosity, resourcefulness, focus and diligence.

Related Training(s)

Graphic Design
Illustration and Animation
Photography (DCS)

Average Salary

Computer Graphics Design Technician — $21.85

Job Titles

Desktop compositor
Graphic designer
Computer graphics design technician
Prepress technician