Pathway ProgramsCégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles (Cegep GIM)


Your Pathway to CanadaCégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles (Cegep GIM)

Located at the eastern tip of Québec, Canada, the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles is a bilingual (French and English) public institution of higher learning with a student population of about 1250

It is made up of multiple campuses across Quebec including Gaspé, Carleton-sur-Mer, Grande-Rivière, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and Montreal. Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Iles offers exciting programs in Business, Technology, Tourism and Healthcare to international students aimed at building employable skills for the future.

The Cegep’s slogan, “Study in a unique natural environment”, was chosen because the location of its campuses in remote regions allows students to enjoy an exceptional natural setting.

Student success is an institutional priority. From day one of their college education, students have access to various academic support measures including personal academic counseling, a guidance service and teacher-student tutoring.

Studying at the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles provides students with a high quality education in a personalized learning environment!

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des ÎlesOther information

Start dates
Depends on the program, please contact our University Pathway department.
Application Deadline
3 months before
Language Requirement
BLI English level 9
If you need accommodation during the time you are taking your program please contact our housing department.
Technology Programs

This program is designed to help students master the computer tools used in financial management. Future accounting technicians will easily be able join small or medium-sized enterprises. They will be able to hold a variety of jobs, including as an accounting clerk responsible for computerized financial management.

At the end of their program, students will be able to perform the following tasks:

· Assist a manager in making decisions pertaining to problems associated with finance and general administration
· Post accounting transactions
· Help manage accounts receivable
· Evaluate manufacturing costs
· Analyze and interpret financial statements and ratios
· Calculate cost prices
· Complete income tax returns
· Plan and organize financial activities (budgets)


The program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to work as financial security advisers as well as financial services advisers or agents.

The program focuses on the acquisition of competencies related to communication, accounting for individuals and businesses, customer service, organization of work, management tools, understanding economic information and the analysis of financial data.

The financial services adviser communicates easily and efficiently with his clients. He or she has a thorough understanding of the products he offers. The financial services adviser can analyze a client’s financial situation, advise them on investments, on the means to attain their objectives at retirement, and on different types of insurance. He or she will be able to develop business relationships focused on support, on providing references (accounting, taxation, notarial, etc.) and on building a client base.


The objective of this program is to train operational level project managers who have to plan, organize, coordinate and monitor projects carried out by internal or external resources. The learning process is focused on the application of project management techniques as a means to enable graduates of the program to better serve their clients who impose major constraints with respect to timelines, costs and technical performance.

The program’s specific objectives are to develop the student’s abilities and skills so that he or she will be equipped to:

Properly define a project to meet its requirements and constraints and break it down into controllable elements;

· Scale the requirements, control the economic dimension of project development and create project value;

· Determine, evaluate and manage project risks;

· Better manage priorities, calendars, peak workloads and quantitative resource conflicts in a multi-project and matrix environment;

· Facilitate the allocation and coordination of human and material resources and maximise their utilisation;

· Efficiently manage a project team;

· Manage performance and control scheduling in a multi-project context;

· Make realistic cost estimates and monitor costs and budget variances;

· Plan purchasing and manage sub-contractors, suppliers and interfaces;

· Efficiently administer contracts


The Transport and Logistics Management program trains students on how to organize the transport of goods locally, nationally and internationally, and according to logistical principles that ensure fluidity from the reception stage to the delivery stage on the markets.

At the end of the program, students will know how to:
· Prepare and organize
-the shipment and receipt of goods
-the local, national and international transport of goods, in compliance with the laws and regulations governing it.
· Establish optimized routes.
· Analyze transport demands and goods to be transported taking into account several elements of various kinds.
·  Choose the best mode of transportation to meet customer service and profitability goals.
·  Negotiate transport tariffs.
· Complete the documentation required in relation to the type of transport used (customs, billing, etc.).
· Insure the clearance of goods at customs.
· Use warehouse, inventory and distribution management techniques.

OFFICE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY | AEC | 2 Years (4 semesters)

The Office System Technology program, which specializes in office work coordination, is intended to train future department assistants and office work coordinators. Students will develop skills in the areas of managing, planning, organizing, supervising, and assessing the work of a team attached to an office unit as well as interpersonal relations skills. In addition, the program will allow them to develop abilities in the areas office system and administration.


In this program, the student will learn to

· Ensure the operation and control of the processes required for potable water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and sludge treatment and disposal

· Provide technical assistance and customer service for enterprises that manufacture and distribute equipment

IP NETWORKS AND TELEPHONY | AEC | 1 Year (2 semesters)

The graduate of the IP Networks and Telephony AEC program will perform tasks and operations directly related to installing and doing the maintenance of telephony and networking equipment.

Her/his main functions will be to:

· install, repair and do the maintenance of telephony cables

· make a computer network start to function

· install transmission links

· set up LAN and WAN networks

· diagnose and troubleshoot telephony networks

· configure and troubleshoot telephony systems

· assist the client for the connection and use of the equipment


The mobile application programmer applies skills that are specific to the development of applications. More specifically, he or she:

· Writes, modifies, integrates and tests software code

· Updates existing computer programs by making modifications as specified

· Identifies and communicates technical problems, procedures and solutions

· Prepares reports, manuals and other documents dealing with the status, operation and maintenance of software

· Assists in collecting and documenting user needs

· Conducts research and evaluates, as needed, a large number of software products


The AEC Computer Science Techniques includes all technical courses of the DEC Computer Science program offered at the CEGEP de la Gaspésie et des Îles. A student has the option to enroll in the DEC Computer Science Techniques program upon successful completion of the AEC Computer Science Techniques program. The student can achieve the DEC by pursuing two additional semesters of general education courses. 

At the end of the program, the student will be in a position to:

· Organize and use data

· Correct programs

· Analyze the features of the information systems of various companies with a view to developing computer-aided solutions

· Develop conceptual models using the structured approach

· Exploit the possibilities of a networked computing environment

· Create and use databases

· Make functional improvements to an application

· Ensure the quality of an application

· Use multimedia processing utilities

· Provide technical support and training to users

· Install an application

· Design and develop an application both in a database and in a graphical environment

· Design and develop a hypermedia application within internal and global networks

Child Care Programs
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION | AEC | 2 Years (4 semesters)

A childhood educator works with children between 0 and 12 years of age. The Attestation of Collegial Studies program prepares future educators so they can fulfill the following tasks and responsibilities:

· Address the basic needs of children. Childhood educators must ensure the safety of the children in their care, evaluate their needs (hygiene, comfort, sleep, diet), give them the appropriate care and assess the pertinence of interventions

· Address the children’s psychological and educational needs. Childhood educators must establish significant relationships with the children in their care. They must maintain an atmosphere conducive to the evolution of the child or children through their interventions dealing with individual and collective behaviour. Educators must create a life environment conducive to the children’s psychomotor, cognitive, language, social, affective, and moral development

· Work in partnership with different individuals. Childhood educators must work in close cooperation with parents and other community partners to achieve consensus as to the necessary interventions with children. A good knowledge of the educational daycare service network and other related networks and the ability to take into consideration the family and social realities encountered allow educators to adjust their interventions and understand their full scope

· Participate actively and regularly in daily activities and team meetings with their colleagues

· Design and revise the educational program, combining flexibility and thoroughness, in their quest for educational coherence

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program you must:

  • Have a bachelor degree
  • Have successfully completed BLI English level 9
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • A copy of a valid passport
  • A copy of your birth certificate in English or French, notarized and translated
  • A copy of your Bachelor degree and transcript in English or French, notarized and translated
  • A copy of CAQ
  • A copy of the study permit
  • Proof of French level (BLI level or Official exam)
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