Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Start Date: September 24, 2024 to February 7, 2025

STARTING A BUSINESS | AVS 5861 – 330 HOURS | 4-6 MONTHS (approx.)

Please watch our video about our Starting a Business Program

  • This program is offered online only
  • ALL EXAMS are done at the centre.
  • Students must have a laptop/PC equipped with Windows 10. MAC is not permitted

Start Date:

  • September 24, 2024 to February 7, 2025


  • Monday 6pm to 9pm
  • Tuesdays 6pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday 6pm to 9pm
  • Thursdays and Fridays 6pm to 11pm ( indirect instruction)

Student for a Day:

Contact us at 450-680-3032 ext. 4100 or make your request by e-mail at

Registration Information:

  • You may apply online at AdmissionFP however you MUST COME IN PERSON TO REGISTER.
  • You will need a Québec Permanent Codeto apply online at AdmissionFP
  • If you do not have a Quebec Permanent Code, please click here: Permanent Code
  • You must bring ORIGINAL documents to the Centre to BE OFFICIALLY registered.

Registration hours:

  • Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00

Original Documents required:

If you were born in Quebec

  • Original birth certificate (long form from Registre de l’état civil)
  • Original school documents (MELS transcript of marks or GDT and specific prerequisites)
  • Medicare card or Drivers Licence

If you were born in Canada (outside of Quebec)

  • Original birth certificate
  • Proof of Quebec residence (driver’s licence or Medicare card)
  • Original school documents (diploma, relevé des apprentissages, or GDT and specific prerequisites)

If you were born outside of Canada

  • Citizenship card or permanent residence card or IMM-1000 form and CSQ (Certificat de sélection du Québec)
  • Proof of Quebec residence (driver’s licence or Medicare card) or three consecutive years of tax papers (Revenu Québec, Federal, Municipal, School tax, House tax, etc.)
  • Educational equivalencies or Comparative evaluation (MIDI)


July 2025 4wks / Dec 2024-Jan 2025 2 wks / March 2025 1wk

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
946-452 To determine their suitability for their business proposal and the training process 30 2
946-462 To research and process information 30 2
946-472 To prepare a business plan outline 30 2
946-487 To determine market analysis, marketing and sales strategies 105 7
946-494 To determine the human, material and physical resources needed to start and run a business 60 4
946-505 To organize and process the information needed to secure business financing 75 5
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