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Degree Offered: DVS 5731

Method of Instruction: Onsite or Online

Language: English

Establishment: Cestar Collège, Campus Longueuil

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Program Description Program Details Admission Requirements Course List After Graduation

Program Description

Program description

Required qualities

Program Details

Completion of this program leads to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) 

A Diploma of Vocational Studies, or DVS, is a diploma that is issued by the Ministry of Education and certifies a student as having completed a secondary-level vocational program for a trade or occupation.


A (DVS) will offer you the following advantages:


Course Duration: 1350 Hours


Admission Requirements

Canadian Students

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.

International Students

You are eligible to apply for this program if you satisfy the education requirements of the college and you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • IELTS 6.0 overall score. No band score less than 5.5 (in one module only) or Duolingo* testing score 105-110
  • Language Requirements: a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet based with no single band score below 20), or PTE Academic: a minimum score of 53 - Post Secondary Programs
  • Must have scored at least 55% in core subjects

*Duolingo testing has been put in place to address the closures of IELTS testing centers and to promote safe social distancing for our prospective students

Course List

Term 1

The Occupation and the Training Process

Researching Information

Tables and Charts

Calculations Related to Source Documents

Term 2

Formatting Correspondence

English Correspondence

Processing Source Documents

Handling Cash

Term 3

Legislation Affecting Businesses

Professional Relationships

Communicating in French


Term 4

French Correspondence

Processing Data

Daily Tasks


Term 5

Cost of Goods and Services

End-of-Period Tasks

Year-End Tasks

Income Tax Returns

Term 6

Accounting Systems

Career Development

Entering the Workforce

After Graduation

Possible positions after graduation

Potential employers


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