Graphic & Web Design

Important Dates

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January 17 2022 - No longer taking applications

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Graphic and Web Design is eligible for PRATIC (Information and Communication Technology Requalification and Training Program) funding that could allow you to benefit from training while receiving financial assistance. Visit the following website for more information:

Program length - Full-Time

7 months
600 hours
2 semesters

Information session(s)- Virtual

stay tuned for the next information session dates for the Spring 2022 cohort.
It is mandatory to attend an information session if you are to be considered a serious candidate for the program.

Program Delivery - Online & Hybrid learning

As per provincial guidelines regarding the COVID-19 situation, John Abbott Center for Continuing Education is moving forward with offering online & hybrid learning, with adjustments for onsite classes. All decisions will be updated to reflect the current public health directives.

Hybrid learning format will require students to be present, on campus, for a portion of the program- details are unique to each course and will be presented once confirmed by the program committee.

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Program Overview

Full-time Program - Attestation d’Études Collégiales (AEC) LCE.0Z

In just under 7 months of full-time study, students in the Graphic and Web Design program will acquire the top creative skills reflective of the contemporary aesthetic in demand by today’s powerhouse businesses. They will develop a “designer’s eye,” becoming proficient at the fundamentals of good design for web and print, knowing what looks good and why. Students will also explore branding, product packaging, entrepreneurship, mobile technology, interface design, advertising materials, and much more. Students in the program will master industry-standard software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver) and, guided by teachers working in today’s design industry and a hands-on approach to learning, will be supported in applying design theory to a wide variety of practical projects: flyers, logos, newsletters, e-blasts, social media pages, posters, advertisements, and other in-demand fundamentals.

By the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Create, edit, and composite digital photographs
  • Create, trace, and modify drawings on the computer for logos and illustrations
  • Design and create digital and print publications
  • Design and create web sites
  • Produce original, attractive documents that enhance the client’s brand image
  • Work creatively, with an enhanced aesthetic sensibility
  • Work effectively as part of a team and independently

Space is limited and in high demand; sign up for an information session and help design your own future.

Job Outlook

The graduates of this program may find employment in small, midsize as well in larger enterprises.

Areas of employment may include, retail (fashion), arts and entertainment, and multi-international corporations as well as design studios and much more.

Information from the Canadian Government in 2019 indicates that an increased shortage of graphic designers is projected over the next ten-year period.

Graduates may have one of the following typical job titles as they start work:

  • Junior Web Designer
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Graphic/Web Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • UX Designer
  • GUI Designer
  • Visual Communications Designer

Courses & Schedule

Program Schedule

Day Schedule - Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm & 12:30 -2:30pm (30 minute break)
Afternoon Schedule- Monday to Friday, 3 - 6pm & 6:30 - 8:30pm (30 minute break)

Duration of Program

7 months


Courses will be offered online or hybrid, with adjustments for onsite classes, pending the public health situation.
Hybrid learning format will require students to be present, on campus, for a portion of the program- details are unique to each course and will be presented once confirmed by the program committee.

List of Courses

Number Title Hours
412-B13-AB Digital photo 60 hours
412-B14-AB Illustration 60 hours
412-B15-AB Page layout 60 hours
412-B16-AB Graphic design concepts 60 hours
412-B07-AB Publication design 60 hours
412-B08-AB Web Design I 60 hours
412-B09-AB Web Design II 60 hours
412-B10-AB Web Design III 60 hours
412-B11-AB Applied graphic design 60 hours
412-B12-AB Design studio 60 hours
Digital photo
Number 412-B13-AB
Hours60 hours
Number 412-B14-AB
Hours60 hours
Page layout
Number 412-B15-AB
Hours60 hours
Graphic design concepts
Number 412-B16-AB
Hours60 hours
Publication design
Hours60 hours
Web Design I
Hours60 hours
Web Design II
Hours60 hours
Web Design III
Hours60 hours
Applied graphic design
Hours60 hours
Design studio
Hours60 hours

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Fulfill AEC admission requirements
    • birth certificate, proof of address and/or valid Medicare card
  • Proof of Secondary School completion- Transcripts
    • The document must be in English or French, otherwise the document must be translated (extra fees will apply)
    • If you studied outside of the country, a comparative evaluation will be required, as evaluation systems differ worldwide. (extra fees will apply)
  • Submit a CV
  • Submit a letter of intent stating why you believe you are a good candidate for the program
  • Submit a 5 piece portfolio, demonstrating your diverse skills, passion and motivation for the course
    • if you do not have a portfolio or personal pieces, submit pieces that inspired your application to this program.
  • Complete an admission questionnaire– allowing you to elaborate on your portfolio submissions.
    • This will occur only after all proper documentation has been submitted, reviewed and accepted.
  • Admissions Interview by the Selection Committee to evaluate the match between your learning and career goals and the teaching objectives of the program
  • Have a working knowledge of English and French
    • note: the program is offered 100% in English, the knowledge of French is to promote a successful future employment within the province of Quebec.

Recommendations for minimal hardware configuration

Please note that the bandwidth capacity may vary depending on the density of the multimedia experience. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to have a standard high-speed connection (5MB/s) to benefit fully from the online experience.

  • Internet Connection – 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 25 Mbps upload speeds
    • This will allow you to upload and download massive files in high-definition
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or i7; or Apple M1 or higher.
  • Display: 15 in., Full HD (1920×1080 pixels), minimum
    • a second screen is recommended, but not necessary.
  • RAM: 16 GB is recommended, 8GB is the very minimum
  • Video Card/Graphics Card: A discrete video card with dedicated RAM.
  • Storage: 250GB minimum.


Title Cost
Application fee $30
Registration fee $117 per semester (2 semesters)
Books, Hardware & Softwares $600 (approximate cost)
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