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Education Programs

There are various programs specializing in retail at the vocational, college and university levels. Designed to train a qualified workforce, these programs contribute to the development of a strong new generation of retail workers and managers. From this perspective, the CQCD participates in the development of several education programs, by ensuring that they correspond to the realities of the labour market.

Are you a retailer seeking to recruit staff for your business? Don't hesitate to contact the establishments below to learn about the graduates available.

Vocational (secondary) level

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) in Professional Sales

This program provides students with the skills required to become qualified salespersons: communicating with and advising customers, sales techniques and product marketing.

Consult the detailed description of the program

College level

Attestation of College Studies (ACS) in Business Management

This program prepares students to become effective managers of a retail establishment by teaching them business and financial management, human resources management and inventory control. It also provides them with skills they can use in related specialties.

Consult the detailed description of the program

Diploma of College Studies (DCS) in Business Management

This program prepares future technicians to manage a business or to supervise a sales team in a commercial establishment or a company. It provides them will the tools required to assume the following responsibilities: retail or wholesale sales, monitoring and achievement of sales objectives, personnel management, promotion and marketing of products or services, acquisition of stock, customer service.

Consult the detailed description of the program

University level

Certificat en commerce de détail et de la distributionCertificat en commerce de détail et de la distribution (Certificate in Retail Management and Distribution)

This program prepares students to manage a retail business more effectively. It is intended for persons who are already employed in retail or who would like to establish their own retail outlet.

Consult the detailed description of the program

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