Program Structure

Learn more about the courses you’ll take to obtain your DEC



The CEGEP system offers full-time students two options: three-year Career/Technical programs or two-year Pre-university programs. At Dawson, we offer Career programs that prepare you for an exciting career or open the door to further studies at the University level. Our Pre-University programs prepare you for university studies in any discipline that can lead to a rich and fulfilling career in any field.


Disciplines are subjects that you will study within your program. For example, a student enrolled in the Social Science program will take courses in different disciplines like Psychology, Economics, Geography and History. Please note that you cannot apply to a Discipline, you must apply to a program.

General Education

To graduate from Dawson, every student must complete the General Education requirements, which include courses in English, French, Humanities and Physical Education.

All students must take four English, three Humanities, two French and three Physical Education courses to meet the graduation requirements of the General Education portion of their College education. Two complementary courses are also required for graduation.

Programs, Profiles and Disciplines

3D Animation & Computer Generated Imagery Program
Accounting and Management Technology Program
Anthropology Discipline
Arts and Culture Profile
Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) Program
Biology Discipline
Biomedical Laboratory Technology Program
Chemistry Discipline
Child Studies Profile
Cinema/Video/Communications Profile
Civil Engineering Technology Program
Classics Discipline
Commerce Profile
Community Recreation Leadership Training Program
Computer Science Technology Program
Developmental Science Program
Diagnostic Imaging Program
Economics Discipline
Electronics Engineering Technology Program
Electronics Engineering Technology - Computer and Networks Program
Electronics Engineering Technology - Telecommunications Program
English General Education
Environmental Science Profile
Environmental Studies Profile
Explorations Science Program
French General Education
General Education
General Social Science Profile
Geography Discipline
Geology Discipline
Graphic Design Program
Health Science (Enriched Science) Profile
Health Science Profile
Hellenic Studies Special Area of Study
History Discipline
Humanities General Education
Illustration Program
Industrial Design Program
Interactive Media Arts Profile
Interior Design Program
International Business Profile
Jewish Studies Special Area of Study
Laboratory Technology - Analytical Chemistry Program
Languages Profile
Law, Society and Justice Profile
Liberal Arts Program
Literature Profile
Marketing and Management Technology Program
Mathematics Discipline
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automated Manufacturing Program
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design Program
Modern Languages Discipline
Multidisciplinary (Methods & Others) Discipline
Music Discipline
New School Special Area of Study
North South Studies Profile
Nursing Program
Philosophy Discipline
Physical Education General Education
Physiotherapy Technology Program
Physics Discipline
Political Science Discipline
Preparatory Arts
Professional Photography Program
Professional Theatre Program
Psychology Discipline
Psychology Profile
Pure and Applied Science Profile
Pure and Applied Science (Enriched Science) Profile
Radiation Oncology Program
Reflections Special Area of Study
Religion Discipline
Social Science Program
Social Service Program
Sociology Discipline
Studio Arts Profile
Travel and Tourism Profile
Visual Arts Program
Women's Studies Special Area of Study


Last Modified: August 8, 2023