Pre-University College programs typically last two years. They are designed to prepare you for studies in university, and do no directly lead to specific careers. While all college programs require you to have a High School Diploma, certain programs have specific prerequisites you need to meet before applying. Examples of such programs include Social Science (various profiles), Pure and Applied Science, Health Science, Arts and Communications, etc.
Technical or Career College programs usually take three years to complete. They are designed to prepare you for a specific career or profession, and may also make you eligible for certain programs in university. While all college programs require you to have a High School Diploma, certain programs have specific prerequisites you need to meet before applying. Such programs include Computer Science, Professional Theater, Nursing, Police Technology, and much more.
Finding information on prerequisites
If you are already interested in a Pre-University or Technical College Program and want to know what level of Math or Science are required to apply, consult your school’s Guidance Counsellor or visit the website of your intended college. If you wish to make up for missing prerequisites, consult our ‘’Missing CEGEP prerequisites’’ page.