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Programs of study directly linked

Vocational training

  • Assistance in Health Care Facilities (5816)
  • Dental Assistance (5644)
  • Electricity (5795)
  • Health and Social Services Assistance in Nunavik (5737)
  • Health, Assistance and Nursing (5825)
  • Home Care Assistance (5817)
  • Hygiene and Sanitation in Health Care Institutions (4729)
  • Pharmacy Technical Assistance (5841)
  • Protection and Development of Wildlife Habitats (5679)


  • 3D Animation and Computer-Generated Imagery (574.B0)
  • Animal Health Technology (145.A0)
  • Biomedical Laboratory Technology (140.B0)
  • Biopharmaceutical Production Technology (235.C0)
  • Building Systems Engineering Technology (221.C0)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (221.B0)
  • Computer Science Technology (420.A0)
  • Computer Science Technology (Administrative Data Processing) (420.A0)
  • Computer Science Technology (IT Management) (420.A0)
  • Computer Science Technology (Legacy to Mobile) (420.A0)
  • Computer Science Technology (Network Management) (420.A0)
  • Computer Science Technology (Video Game Programming) (420.A0)
  • Computerized Engineering Technology (243.A0)
  • Dental Hygiene (111.A0)
  • Diagnostic Imaging (142.A0)
  • Electronics and Information Technology (243.B0)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (243.B0)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (Computers and Networks) (243.B0)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) (243.B0)
  • Engineering Technologies (Energy Management) (244.A0)
  • Engineering Technologies (Photonics) (244.A0)
  • Environmental and Wildlife Management (145.C0)
  • Industrial Electronics (243.C0)
  • Laboratory Technology (Analytical Chemistry) (210.A0)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Automated Manufacturing) (241.A0)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Design) (241.A0)
  • Medical Records Management (411.A0)
  • Nursing (180.A0)
  • Physiotherapy Technology (144.A0)
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (181.A0)
  • Radiation Oncology (142.C0)
  • Respiratory and Anaesthesia Technology (141.A0)
  • Social Service (388.A0)
  • Special Care Counselling (351.A0)


  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Actuarial Mathematics/Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Animal Production
  • Applied Ecology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Architecture
  • Atmospheric Environment and Air Quality
  • Atmospheric Science and Physics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Biology and Mathematics
  • Bioresource Engineering
  • Building Engineering
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Applications with Computation Arts
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Games
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Biology
  • Computer Systems
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Earth Sciences and Economics
  • Earth System Science
  • Economics
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics and the Earth's Environment
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English and Intercultural Studies: Professional Writing, Literature and Translation
  • Environment
  • Environment and Development
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Geography
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmetrics
  • Exercise Science
  • Exercise Science: Athletic Therapy
  • Exercise Science: Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Food Production and Environment
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Nutritional Science
  • Geography
  • Geography: Urban Systems
  • Health and Sports Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Psychology
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Kinesiology
  • Life Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Applications
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition / Nutritional Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Physics and Computer Science
  • Physics and Geophysics
  • Physiology
  • Physiology and Mathematics
  • Physiology and Physics
  • Planetary Sciences
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Production
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Secondary Education and Biology
  • Secondary Education and Chemistry
  • Secondary Education and Mathematics
  • Secondary Education and Physics
  • Secondary Education and Science and Technology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Systems
  • Sports Studies
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and Computer Science
  • Water Environments and Ecosystems
  • Wildlife Biology

Programs of study indirectly linked

Vocational training

  • Accounting (5731)
  • Computer Graphics (5844)
  • Computing Support (5729)
  • Electronic Audio/Video Equipment Repair (5771)
  • Installation and Repair of Telecommunications Equipment (5766)


  • Accounting and Management Technology (410.B0)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology (280.C0)
  • Architectural Technology (221.A0)
  • Forest Technology (190.B0)
  • Office System Technology (Micropublishing and Hypermedia) (412.A0)


  • Accountancy
  • Accounting
  • Arts and Science
  • Commerce and Science
  • Commercial Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Computation Arts
  • Ecological Agriculture
  • Ecological Determinants of Health
  • Ecology
  • Educational Studies
  • Environmental Studies and Geography
  • Farm Management and Technology
  • Finance
  • Geology
  • Gerontology
  • Global Food Security
  • International Agriculture
  • International Political Economy
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Leisure Sciences
  • Mining Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Professional Agrology
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Renewable Resource Management
  • Science and Technology
  • Science Foundations
  • Secondary Teacher Education
  • Sustainability, Science and Society
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Urban Studies and Urban Planning
  • Web Services and Applications

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