Pathway ProgramsCommission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPÎ)


Your Pathway to CanadaCommission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPÎ)

The Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île (CSPÎ) was created by the Government of Quebec during the restructuring of school boards on a linguistic basis on July 1, 1998. It was created by the Jérôme-Le Royer School Board.

In 2017-2018, the Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île provided services to more than 43,600 students, including 22,386 in preschool and elementary school, 10,765 in secondary school, 5,925 in general adult education and 4,528 in vocational training. It has more than 7,300 employees and a budget of $370 million.

The CSPÎ has 40 elementary schools, 7 high schools, 4 specialized schools (elementary and secondary) for students with severe adjustment disorders, 10 adult education centres (general or vocational training), a business service centre and the Centre régional de formation à distance du Grand Montréal.

Located in the northeastern part of the island of Montréal, the CSPÎ covers an area of 93 square kilometres, encompassing the territories of the city of Montréal-Est and four Montréal boroughs, Rivière-des-Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint-Léonard, Anjou and Montréal-Nord

Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPÎ)Other information

Start dates
Depends on the program, please contact our University Pathway department.
Application Deadline
3 months before
Language Requirement
Official French B2
If you need accommodation during the time you are taking your program please contact our housing department.
Program offered in
Technology Programs

This program prepares you to work as an electrical mechanic in automated systems.

It provides the knowledge and develops the skills and attitudes required to operate and maintain automated production equipment; troubleshoot the various systems and their various mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic components; and work in the many types of processing companies using automated control systems.


Assemble and assemble welded steel or aluminum parts according to plans and instructions.


Operate and adjust various machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials according to specific plans and instructions. It should be noted that at our training centre all skills are given in lecture and NOT individualized teaching.


Perform diagnostic, maintenance and repair work on the various components of a motor vehicle.
This program leads to a diploma of professional studies (DEP) in automotive mechanics.


A career in graphic design involves creating visual documents that include texts, images and illustrations intended to be reproduced on different media such as newspapers, and magazines. A graphic designer may also be involved in the production of electronic documents that will be distributed on websites for different platforms such as computers, smart phones, digital tablets, readers and others. The tasks of the profession are carried out in a highly computerized environment that requires good training. A graphic designer is required to work with a computer, graphic tablets, specialized software for desktop publishing and the web and various printers. More specifically, the tasks of the computer graphics designer consist of:

  • create layout models
  • acquire various images (photography, digitization, etc.)
  • process and modify images and illustrations
  • carry out photomontages
  • prepare documents for printing or electronic distribution
  • make layouts for printing or electronic distribution
  • make estimates of costs and working time based on the projects proposed to it

This 1800-hour training course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply typographical rules, the principles of visual communication, preparing a mock-up, producing illustrations and processing images using a computer, the layout of colour documents for printing or electronic distribution, the imposition and finishing of documents, video editing, desktop publishing operations, the use of telecommunications equipment, the troubleshooting of a computer workstation, the evaluation of the quality of a document and teamwork.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program you must:

  • Have a High School diploma
  • Have a Official French B2 level
  • 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 Hight school diploma and transcript in English or French, notarized and translated
  • A copy of CAQ
  • A copy of study permit
  • Proof of French level (Official exam)
  • Proof of Financial capacity
  • Motivation Letter
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