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 to five French and three Physical Education courses to meet the graduation requirements of the General Education portion of their college education. One or two complementary courses are also required for graduation. The number of French and complementary courses required will depend on your level of French. For more information visit our French department page:



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Last Modified: July 9, 2024