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February 22, 2021

With March 1st fast approaching, it's finally time to make your choice of college program, and you may be wondering about the many possibilities available to you. Don't worry, we are here to guide you and help you make an informed decision.

Easily confused one with the other, our programs in Social Sciences and Arts, Literature and Communication offer complete training in similar fields, but with many differences and particularities.  These programs last two years, or four sessions, and prepare students for university studies. Ideally, a student will select his or her pre-university program according to the studies he or she wishes to pursue at university. In fact, certain pre-university courses may be a requirement for entering university programs.

In order to help you untangle all of this, and above all, to ensure that you can find the profile that suits you, we have identified the particularities of each one.

DEC in Arts, Literature and Communication

The Arts, Literature and Communication program is a pre-university program for those who wish to live the experience of media production while enriching their general culture in order to better understand and appreciate different media.

Offered with an Arts or Media option, this is a complete training program that will appeal to those who wish to experience artistic creation while enriching their general culture in order to better understand and appreciate the arts.

Those following this program will be led to take part in Montreal's vibrant cultural life in addition to participating in artistic events while benefiting from the city's intercultural environment. 

The Arts option is created especially for students who wish to explore their great creativity on a visual and artistic level. It allows them to develop creative skills and open many doors to university by building a portfolio in their own image. As for the Media option, it has been created especially for students who wish to develop communication skills.

Students in both options will have the opportunity to take part in numerous projects during their studies, some of which will allow them to showcase their achievements within the Collège.


DEC in Social Sciences

The Social Sciences and Education studies sector aims to help you acquire knowledge in various disciplines related to humans: their evolution, development, thinking, behaviour and society. This is why our School of Scocial Sciences and Education brings together programs that study human beings and the phenomena that surround them. It has been specially designed for those seeking to acquire the fundamental and versatile skills needed to pursue university studies.

Those following this program have the choice between the following.

Civilization and Citizenship: This program teaches how to identify, analyze and explain the major political, economic and social issues of the contemporary international situation.

International Studies: This is a general education enriched with disciplines from the humanities such as history, politics and economics, while introducing you to the basic principles of management.

Individual and Society: This is a course that allows you to identify, analyze and deepen your understanding of psychology while examining contemporary social issues, both local and international.

Each DEC includes a phase of integration activities in the final session, allowing students to put into practice the concepts learned during the course. In addition, students will participate in various events during their learning, such as Social Sciences Week, allowing them to collaborate on practical activities.

And, if you are still hesitating about your choice of program of study, don't hesitate to contact one of our admissions advisors so that they can help you make an informed choice.




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