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, Website 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.
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec’s IMT En ligne)
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 the 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 the language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to the attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.
|Language of instruction||Second language||Mathematics|
|3103-3 (3071-3)||632-406||–||–||3053-2 (3016-2)||063-306 563-306|
|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|
|965-074||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|