Québec offers close to 300 VTT programs designed to meet the needs of businesses and individuals. These programs all follow a competency-based approach. Programs are divided among 21 training sectors and cover all the occupations requiring vocational or technical training.
More specifically, 140 programs lead to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS), 110 lead to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), and 25 lead to an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS).
In addition, school boards issue 31 different Skills Training Certificates (STC). As for educational institutions at the college level, they offer more than 1 200 different Attestations of College Studies (ACS). Programs leading to a DVS, representing 600 to 1800 hours, normally last one to two years, while programs leading to an AVS or an STC last less than a year. Finally, DCS programs last three years, and ACS programs vary in length from several months to over a year